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 Get'al Aran Beskar'gam WIP

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Get'al Aran Beskar'gam WIP
« on: May 17, 2015, 10:13 PM »
Greetings Mando'ade!



Concept Designs

Below I will chronicle the design phase of the my first impending build.  Be aware that I have little to no idea exactly how difficult or easy any of these concepts will be to actually make, if they would be functional or elegant - all I know is that these are the ideas rolling around my head until I can get some face time with other clansmen in my area and actually start to construct something.  Please leave comments and suggestions and feedback on what you think.  Nothing here is final, and it's all very fluid right now.



Buy'ce



Credits for the following images go to NME Props: http://blog.nmeprops.com/tag/mandalorian-mercs
You have amazing talent vod, and I appreciate your hard work in this.

Stock cast of Stalker Mandalorian Helmet


Sketch of Stalker Helmet



Below are some variations on this design that I have come up with.  These are rough drafts, but the idea is incorporate some design from the Imperial Royal Guard which I hope to set the them and tone of my kit to give some visual backstory to the character of the kit. 








Custom Helmet Ordered!
6/15/15



The staff at NME props and owner decided they liked my modification concepts and have agreed to build the custom helmet for me.  They said it should be able to be made and shipped before December hits.  I'll be without a bucket for a while, but at least it's on their worklist, and I am rather excited.  Word has it from the owner that they cherry pick on the custom orders they like to do - so I'm glad I was able to meet their standards.  Oya!



Chest and Back

These are sketches I've done going off of a toy model of a modernized version of Boba Fett's beskar'gam.  The back plate is completely designed by me, and I already see some flaws in it, but at the same time I like the way it looks.  The colors are more for the PSD reference.  If any of you want the PSD file so you can see how they are grouped - I'd be glad to share it.  I do not know if these would even meet the standard guidelines for the modern era of beskar'gam, but like I said, it's still a concept.



Credit to Square Enix for their amazing rendition of Boba Fett: http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/31/8318101/japanese-star-wars-toys-darth-vader-boba-fett

Comments, Suggestions, Concerns, and Critiques Welcome



Checklist

  • Helmet - Ordered through NME on 6/15/15
  • Flight Suit - Obtained
  • Vest - Obtained
  • Armor Plates - Still in design phase and paper templates
  • Gauntlets - Pre-Design Phase
  • Girth BeltPre-Design Phase
  • Cape - Pre-Design Phase
  • Weapons - Dual Pistols - Rough Build / Dagger - Redesigning / Rifle and hold out blaster Design Phase
  • Boots - Pre-order phase
  • Gloves - Pre-order phase
  • Kama - Design Phase

« Last Edit: Sep 08, 2015, 10:47 PM by Evad » Logged
Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2015, 10:17 PM »
I like the concept so far! Great to have you with us on the boards :)

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 07:17 AM »
Very cool helmet concept, was your mando a royal guard?  :)

One thing, watch out for that toy. It's awesome looking but not mando, it has more of a halo look.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 09:28 AM »
Very cool helmet concept, was your mando a royal guard?  :)

One thing, watch out for that toy. It's awesome looking but not mando, it has more of a halo look.

That is the general idea I'm going for, as a writer I like to have a back story in mind when I create and fashion a look.  It brings a more cohesive element to the overall appearance.  As far as the toy, I'm only taking ideas from it, not trying for a carbon copy.  It's certainly not entirely Mando, and does have some Halo-esque themes to it.  If you look however at the closeups and study the patterns, it is very reminiscent of the normal chest plates, but with a bit of an overlay which is what I was going for. 

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 02:17 AM »
Chest Design Redone


Each layer sitting below the other giving a tiled feel, and making the armor a more 3-D experience.  They will also be able to sink against each other to give the ability to flex and bend forward and backwards.



Image with torso for reference




Chest Design Description






The overlay I plan to have folded around to my sides.  There's still a few more pieces I want to add in, as in the profile shots I see a lot of empty space and I think a few plates curved around would help better hold the armor in place, and still give my arms and waist freedom of movement.



Rough Coloring and Paint Job




A rough collar shape has been added to the overall outline.  Some rough coloring and a possible design I've worked up.  The Mando'a on the chestplate reads:

Empires Will Fall
Leaders Will Die
The Vode Live On
For Mandalore



Collar Plate Redesign






I have shortened the diamond as it was way too long on the template test I did with the torso.  The collar plate now sports a gorget to protect my neck.  The shoulder straps reach back to where my back plate would meet it.  I'm also considering putting in a version of Starkiller's neck guards, but modified to fit my own needs - not sure on that yet though.

Image with torso for reference




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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 08:01 AM »
Pm a member from the app team before you continue. You may find your pattern may not work, and I would hate for you to get too far in and realise it wont be approved.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 11:05 PM »
Pm a member from the app team before you continue. You may find your pattern may not work, and I would hate for you to get too far in and realise it wont be approved.

Vor'e ner'vod. good looking out.  I've submitted the question, and I'll await their reply.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 01:23 AM »
This is a very cool layering idea you have! But yes, you should wait to hear back from an app team member. I don't seen any initial problems other than the tabs on the center diamond and the lack of a collar plate. Your chest pieces resemble legacy style kits which are still under the modern armor style CRLs. Good luck to you vod!

PS:
I love the graphic design of the planning! It's great when you have that tool you can utilize!

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Vor'e ner'vod.  I haven't started plotting out the collar, shoulders/pauldrons or anything else just yet.  Waiting to see if I can move forward or backup and tweak stuff.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 01:52 AM »
With the highly customized style of your chest and abs I would suggest holding a little closer to the standard on the shoulders, collar, cod, and other pieces so that the armor is still Mando reminiscent instead of a custom suit of armor with a diamond in the chest. That said though you could probably do the backplate the same as the chest since it does seem a little Legacy style. It's definitely interesting to have a Red Guard Mando and I look forward to seeing some more on this.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 03:19 AM »
Posting to keep an eye on this. ;)

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2015, 03:20 AM »
It appears as if the App team may have a little too much on their plate at the moment - the Q&A forum where you can ask the app team questions hasn't been touched in over a month, so I'm not sure what exactly to do with my current concept.  On Monday I plan to be visiting a Maker Space locally here, and from there I'll start working on my weapons, and trying to figure out where to go with them.  I'm just not set to invest any money in the armor components until I can get a direction to move in with this design.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2015, 07:35 AM »
Use the private message, or actually post something in the app team section. Yes they have been busy with celebration, but a lot have been active since. You wont know until you actually ask.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 04:06 AM »
Use the private message, or actually post something in the app team section. Yes they have been busy with celebration, but a lot have been active since. You wont know until you actually ask.

I used the question form in the Q&A forum, and I PMed several members of the forum over the past week.  I have yet to hear back.

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Re: Concepts for First Build - Comments and Suggestions Needed
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 04:48 AM »
Just wait patiently. Start thinking of what your mando does as a living and how you might weather your armour accordingly.

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