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 My first Mando (WIP)

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My first Mando (WIP)
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:40 PM »
Alright, this will be my first time attempting costuming...ever. Here is my concept.



I want to try for a more narrow visor than usual and I was wondering if there are any helmets sold like that. Also, what would be a good thickness for the Sintra and where could I buy it in my area? (Hampton Roads, VA).

I look forward to hearing advice from you all. I love your kits and can't wait to have my own.  ;D

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 05:37 AM »
Looks like a pretty solid concept, vod. My armor's made of 6mm sintra. It's harder to shape, but more durable than 3mm.
A quick search for your area produced:

Ain Plastics Inc
1347 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 100
Virginia Beach VA 23455

They deal with PVC foam sheeting (Sintra), they just call it PAILIGHT. I'd suggest calling them first to make sure they have exactly what you're looking for. You can also look to sign shops for sintra, but the price they're going to quote you varies. I was quoted $35 for 2'x2' of 6mm, so it may not be the most cost effective option.


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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 08:10 AM »
For narrower visors you want TCW deathwat helmets. TMA are a good choice. Nice concept vod.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 03:05 PM »
Looks like a pretty solid concept, vod. My armor's made of 6mm sintra. It's harder to shape, but more durable than 3mm.
A quick search for your area produced:

Ain Plastics Inc
1347 Diamond Springs Rd Ste 100
Virginia Beach VA 23455

They deal with PVC foam sheeting (Sintra), they just call it PAILIGHT. I'd suggest calling them first to make sure they have exactly what you're looking for. You can also look to sign shops for sintra, but the price they're going to quote you varies. I was quoted $35 for 2'x2' of 6mm, so it may not be the most cost effective option.
  Thank you Vailin Flynn for the information on the armor. :)

For narrower visors you want TCW deathwat helmets. TMA are a good choice. Nice concept vod.
  Ni ceta, Carid Vhett, I didn't use the right words to describe the visor design. I'm not looking for narrow as much as more angled(?)
Here's a picture of the mando design compared to a normal helmet.

left is the above concept, right is the normal mando maker.  The bottom of the visor slims down and the cross of the visor is narrow and maybe curved more.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 09:50 PM »
Alright, I think I found a helmet to my liking visor wise. How is the quality of the NME Stalker and is it an approved helmet?

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 11:24 PM »
Stalker is good. NME have been back logged for a while now (couple of months) just be prepared to wait.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #6 on: Jun 08, 2015, 09:55 PM »
So here is the armor templates cut out to poster board and taped to me. Whatcha think vods? I haven't started on the knees yet but that will be next.



its a little crooked but I hope the proportions are right. I'm using the Jango Fett 5'6" template.  What is a good material to make the vest out of? I plan on using scrubs in lieu of a flight suit.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #7 on: Jun 08, 2015, 10:18 PM »
I used duck cloth for my vest. It's 9.99/yd at Joann fabrics, but you can probably find a coupon to use. I used scrubs for my flight suit as well. I bought an extra pair of pants to use as sleeves since I couldn't find a long sleeve top that would work.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #8 on: Jun 08, 2015, 10:32 PM »
Everything looks like a size too large to me. For sizing, it helps if you wear a light colored shirt that we can tell where the torso ends and the sleeves begin. Also a straight on instead of angled shot is better. I'd say take off  a 1/4 inch on the sides of the plates to start with. Is the bottom of the ab plate sitting at your navel?

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #9 on: Jun 09, 2015, 08:59 AM »
Everything looks like a size too large to me. For sizing, it helps if you wear a light colored shirt that we can tell where the torso ends and the sleeves begin. Also a straight on instead of angled shot is better. I'd say take off  a 1/4 inch on the sides of the plates to start with. Is the bottom of the ab plate sitting at your navel?
I think I'm going to try to retake pictures with a lighter shirt as you said. Also the shirt I was wearing was a bit too large, so time for round two (and more tape)

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #10 on: Jun 09, 2015, 10:27 AM »
Agreed, everything is looking a bit large.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #11 on: Jun 09, 2015, 01:06 PM »
Also, for procuring sintra, you can ask your local sign shops if they have some scrap you can scavenge.  I got enough sintra last week to make (I think) at least two full sets of armor.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #12 on: Jun 14, 2015, 10:02 AM »
Time for round 2. I decided to use the next smallest template before I try measuring and trimming.



I only did the torso this time to save on paper in the case it doesn't fit.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #13 on: Jun 14, 2015, 10:22 AM »
To my rookie eyes, that looks a lot better.  Wait for a more trained eye to give an opinion, but I think that might be the size you need.

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Re: My first Mando design (WIP)
« Reply #14 on: Jun 14, 2015, 10:24 AM »
Looks better, but I would still recommend that you shave about a 1/4" off the outside edges of each plate. Otherwise, you'll have trouble crossing your arms in front of you without the plates pinching you, or getting bunched up.

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