Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Mandalorian Armor => Alternative Era Armor => Topic started by: Laughing Rabbit on Aug 24, 2015, 02:55 PM

Title: force wielders?
Post by: Laughing Rabbit on Aug 24, 2015, 02:55 PM
I'm currently in the planning stages of a crusader era armor, and am curious on the Canon of force wielding Mandalorians from this era. As of the great galactic war entangling the sith and Mandalorians, as well as the general respect held for Darth Revan, it seems likely that there would be a few force sensitive Mandalorians who picked up a lightsaber. I don't think there is any case in the extended universe where this has happened outside the Mandalorian knights (which I believe fall into neo-crusades category), but it does seem like it could. If I add a panel skirt and other elements of sith robes to a set of crusader era Mandalorian armor as well as a lightsaber, would this still quality?
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Rod101 on Aug 24, 2015, 03:54 PM
Eagerly awaiting this response as I'm planning a Jedi/Mandalorian hybrid. 
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 24, 2015, 03:58 PM
Pretty sure you guys are going to be disappointed with the answer you get.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Jaing on Aug 24, 2015, 04:09 PM
We don't allow Jedi or Sith/Mandalorian hybrids for approval. There are very few canon examples of force using Mandalorians. The only ones we allow are those specific ones mentioned in the EU, IE Barden Jusik, Kad Skirata. We actually do not allow lightsabers on a kit at all unless they are trophies or tools, not weapons. You can be Force-sensitive, but the lightsaber and obvious Jedi/Sith items wouldn't be allowed. The Mandalorian Knights are also not approvable, they weren't Mandalorians. They were Jedi who wore the armor.

So, while you can not make a Force user/Mandalorian hybrid for approval in to the club, you can make one for fun. It just couldn't be used to get OM status.

See also the Additional Information section of the costume requirements. Specifically lightsabers and "The Don't List." http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-requirements/ (http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-requirements/)
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Rod101 on Aug 24, 2015, 04:20 PM
We don't allow Jedi or Sith/Mandalorian hybrids for approval. There are very few canon examples of force using Mandalorians. The only ones we allow are those specific ones mentioned in the EU, IE Barden Jusik, Kad Skirata. We actually do not allow lightsabers on a kit at all unless they are trophies or tools, not weapons. You can be Force-sensitive, but the lightsaber and obvious Jedi/Sith items wouldn't be allowed. The Mandalorian Knights are also not approvable, they weren't Mandalorians. They were Jedi who wore the armor.

So, while you can not make a Force user/Mandalorian hybrid for approval in to the club, you can make one for fun. It just couldn't be used to get OM status.

See also the Additional Information section of the costume requirements. Specifically lightsabers and "The Don't List." http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-requirements/ (http://mandalorianmercs.org/get-involved/costume-requirements/)

Yeah, figured that would be the answer.  That's why I'm planning a Mando/Jedi, that with a few accessory changes can become a full Mando to be approvable.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Laughing Rabbit on Aug 24, 2015, 04:40 PM
well, fortunately, I planned that I might get this response. That's why I'm going to have the sith like elements easily removable, so I can have a sith/mando hybrid, and official armor in one set. Take off the robes, and equip a blaster instead, and it should work right?
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Russiya on Aug 26, 2015, 05:10 PM
Dose darth maul mandalor count as a approvable kit by chance?
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Sevrin Cerar on Aug 29, 2015, 07:04 PM
When darth maul was mandalore I don't think he had a set of armour so I'm afraid that won't make an aprovable kit.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Takisir on Aug 31, 2015, 01:50 AM
So here we are once more. Use the search up on the tool bar and look for "Force user" or "Mandalorian knights", read some of those, and then see that this will in no way work what so ever. Sorry.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: calithlin on Aug 31, 2015, 01:45 PM
This seems topical:

Can our characters still collect Sith etc artifacts as curiosities and trophies if they have some kind of sick fascination with them? (Without using the Force themselves or their saber weapons).
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Takisir on Aug 31, 2015, 03:54 PM
Yep. However if it is a weapon of some kind,(light saber, Sith sword, training blade...) there needs to be enough weathering so people can not mistake it for a weapon od yours.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Tor'dola Magnus on Sep 02, 2015, 02:00 AM
Sorry my photobucket  seems to be acting up so I can't currently post any photos as examples.   But, check out the force hunter brigade.   If you are set on having Jedi/Sith stuff on your kit, just take the extra step by designing a jetti shebs kicking mando.   8)  I love the reaction when people realize the sabers hanging off my belt are all VERY....broken
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Laughing Rabbit on Sep 02, 2015, 09:07 AM
I was figuring on doing just that actually. Refinish a couple of old plastic sabers I have lying around, apply the same weather to them, poke a few holes, add bits hanging out for nice broken saber trophy. Justify the sith influence with the armor with the fact that the character is a obsessive sith hunter.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Tor'dola Magnus on Sep 02, 2015, 09:28 AM
I was figuring on doing just that actually. Refinish a couple of old plastic sabers I have lying around, apply the same weather to them, poke a few holes, add bits hanging out for nice broken saber trophy. Justify the sith influence with the armor with the fact that the character is a obsessive sith hunter.

Try PVC pipes. the old plastic sabers look absurdly large, in my opinion.  check my WIP, I think I have some photos of my trophies there.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Laughing Rabbit on Sep 02, 2015, 12:22 PM
The sabers I have are old and from the 90s, maybe earlier. They don't have any bells or whistles like a spring loaded blade, or lights and sound, so they're much smaller than most plastic sabers seen.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Mike Ford on Jan 08, 2016, 09:16 PM
i know this is a bit old but i do cast a basic light saber in my store T.S.armory it can easily be made into a trophy or what ever and it is not over sized like the hasbro toys
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Jodar Kast on Feb 09, 2016, 02:24 PM
The closest to a Darth Maul in Mandalorian armor in the Death Watch Super Commando. But don't think it is Maul in the armor it's not but still looks cool anyway.

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b564/Sean_Gere/DeathWatch_Super_Commandos1_zpsdjxgi3qy.jpg) (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/Sean_Gere/media/DeathWatch_Super_Commandos1_zpsdjxgi3qy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Russiya on Feb 10, 2016, 08:58 AM
They are definetly cool just figured dart maul mandalor would be sweet with robo legs and all
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 16, 2016, 05:28 PM
Ya It sucks they don't allow it even though there are plenty of mandos that don't have the force but use lightsabers. That's when you say f*** what this group says because it's in the extended universe so who cares if this group approves it.


 Really ...  ?  Is that What YOU do ...  :rolleyes:  Interesting
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 16, 2016, 05:30 PM
Oorly?? I know a few approved CRL kits that take lightsabers.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Avidem on Apr 16, 2016, 05:54 PM
Ya It sucks they don't allow it even though there are plenty of mandos that don't have the force but use lightsabers. That's when you say f*** what this group says because it's in the extended universe so who cares if this group approves it.

Step one in  how to tick the admins off.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Ralin Voth on Apr 16, 2016, 07:34 PM
This again. We used to get it a lot, then it died down, now it's rearing it's head again. We've answered this many a time, and I'm sure we will many more times. For example, a quick search came up with:

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=95116.0
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=109560.0
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=105255.0
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=40899.0

But, I'm always game to have a go at this one, so lets begin!

In the Legends canon, Mandos and Force users don't get along. Too many wars and betrayals over the years has seen to that. There's a small handful of Mandalorians who own lightsabers, and mostly those are sentimental heirlooms handed down from Force sensitive or former Jedi family, or as trophies. Pre Viszla, Bardan Jusik, Venku Skirata, and Mira (arguably not a true Mandalorian and never adopted) pretty round out the list. Even then most of the owners refrain from carrying them openly. Lightsabers are a symbol of factions who we've either warred with for thousands of years, or were betrayed by, why exactly would any proud Mandalorian wish to use something like that?

From a practical standpoint, we get confused for everything from Stormtroopers, Master Chief, to Power Rangers and generic space guys as it is. Adding lightsabers to the mix and suddenly the general public can add Jedi to that list. On top of that, Lucasfilm counts on us upholding our standards to a high level that fits with the established canon.

So if you want a Mando/Jedi, go for it! Do what you like and what makes you happy, But it's not for this club.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Tyno Krast on Apr 16, 2016, 08:01 PM
Step one in  how to tick the admins off.

Actually we don't get ticked off at all. We just collectively roll our eyes, chuckle, and move on to applicants who aren't trying to reinvent the wheel in a vein attempt to be a "unique" Mandalorian.

Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Tyno Krast on Apr 16, 2016, 08:04 PM
Ya It sucks they don't allow it even though there are plenty of mandos that don't have the force but use lightsabers. That's when you say f*** what this group says because it's in the extended universe so who cares if this group approves it.

U mad bro?

Oh yeah...Keep in mind that the extended universe is in a state of flux at the moment. When/if we see mandalorians in the new films and books we may or may not like what we see.
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 16, 2016, 08:05 PM
"unique" Mandalorian

You mean a Jedi?  ;)
Title: Re: force wielders?
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 16, 2016, 09:19 PM
You mean a Jedi?  ;)

It's Jetti .... Scum .. I believe  ..   ;)