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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Bandolier on Feb 04, 2010, 05:10 PM

Title: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Bandolier on Feb 04, 2010, 05:10 PM
So,  I have taken a very Western/cowboy approach to my mando, I plan on doing the same with my second kit, I think the boots have the most to do with really projecting the western theme, in my case at least.

So, i started off with what I have been told are 'Campus' style boots. I fell in love with them right after i saw them, they are a little tight and i need someone to pull with all their might to get them off my feet, but I WILLED them to fit.
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1129.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1128.jpg)

as an alternative, you can buy something like in this next picture, cut off those straps around the ankle and you come up with something almost exactly the same. these also might come in a variety of colors, so they are more customizable than just normal biker boots.
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/motorcycle-boots1.jpg)

so I had my boots, but they just didnt scream 'Cowboy' like i wanted them too, so I added spurs, Boba has the sound effect of spurs, but here is the real thing  ;D
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1130.jpg)

now i have my spurs, I was told  they still look a little plain, so I made myself some shin guards out of 3mm sentra. I bought vinyl instead of real leather to use for the straps and the buckles came from some old purses i found at Goodwill
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1131.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1132.jpg)

And here we have the final product. I need to wait till I get a heatgun to reform the bottom of the shin armor, but after that, they should be done.
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1135.jpg)
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Riya Morut on Feb 04, 2010, 07:45 PM
I'm drooling right now.  Those are sick!  I'm already planning a western-style Mando for my next kit, complete with duster. 

Great job!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 04, 2010, 07:59 PM
looks great!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Bandolier on Mar 30, 2010, 05:50 PM
well... It was really pretty outside and I had the urge to spray paint something, so i got out my boots. I think i like how they turned out. not much i can do if i dont like them lol.

tell me what you think. oh, and i think I'll dirty up the spur straps.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1450.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1452.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1451.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1453.jpg)
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 30, 2010, 06:19 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: BedlamX on Mar 30, 2010, 07:15 PM
Luvs me some spurs. I added a set to my motorcross boots I used for my kit.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/BedlamX/Our%20Costumes/DSCN0711.jpg)

And dusters  :P

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/BedlamX/Our%20Costumes/DSCN0726.jpg)

I love the idea of cowboy boots as the base. I kinda wish I had thought to do that as I have a few pair I have modded for other costumes. Can not wait to see the rest of the kit.
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Bandolier on Mar 30, 2010, 11:19 PM
Thanks Bedlam, I like the duster/spur combo, however. I am afraid to say, there can only be one mando with spurs... Looks like we are going to be in a fight to the death over who can be THE ONE.   *shrugs shoulders*  :P

Well my first kit uses the boots. it can be found here>> http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=17508.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=17508.0)

I am posting stuff when i update my second kit on the same thread, you can click here if you would like to see it.>>
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=17508.45 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=17508.45)
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Riya Morut on Mar 30, 2010, 11:43 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: tibberon on Apr 02, 2010, 11:07 PM
Luvs me some spurs. I added a set to my motorcross boots I used for my kit.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/BedlamX/Our%20Costumes/DSCN0711.jpg)

And dusters  :P

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/BedlamX/Our%20Costumes/DSCN0726.jpg)

I love the idea of cowboy boots as the base. I kinda wish I had thought to do that as I have a few pair I have modded for other costumes. Can not wait to see the rest of the kit.



WOW Very Steam punkish!!!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 02, 2010, 11:28 PM
I definitely like the look of them, but if they're that tight, keep in mind you're likely to be wearing them with another, what, fifteen, twenty-pounds worth of gear on, all told, while walking around at events and cons. Looking good is key, but having your feet fall off due to lack of circulation would be waynotcool :P.
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Cyrus Rang on Apr 03, 2010, 11:01 AM
Great minds think alike. I have been pondering doing a more western style with my kit as well.   8)
Good Job!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Bandolier on Apr 03, 2010, 03:28 PM
newest pics of me in my kit with the boots.

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1513.jpg)

pretty pretty boots  :P :P :P
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1528.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss2/darthwish1138/Mando%20Armor%20set%202/DSCF1527.jpg)
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Bandolier on Apr 03, 2010, 03:36 PM
while walking around at events and cons. Looking good is key, but having your feet fall off due to lack of circulation would be waynotcool :P.

i agree, but i can manage. maybe during the day i will change to slippers  ;D
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Pyro on Apr 03, 2010, 03:38 PM
looks great
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 03, 2010, 04:47 PM
i agree, but i can manage. maybe during the day i will change to slippers  ;D

Yus! Armored beskar slippers :D!
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Renick on Apr 07, 2010, 10:01 AM
Like the weathering of the boots.  They no longer look shiny and new in pics. 
Title: Re: Cowboy Boots
Post by: Tolman-Aaray Kyramud on May 05, 2010, 09:00 AM
very nice mate, your doing splendid! I am going with a similar style, but I use Doc Martens Air-Wear Industrial Boots,

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/rambo_27/DasBoot.jpg)

They were expensive as hell, but they were worth it.