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 Pulse's Desert Mando - WIP

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Pulse's Desert Mando - WIP
« on: Jan 27, 2016, 12:29 PM »
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Name: Niko Kroda
Species: Human
Height: 6'2
Weight: 220
Hair / Eyes: Brown / Brown
Home World: Concord Dawn
Mentor: Rako Hardeen
Occupation: Assassin / Bounties / Big Game Hunter
Specialist: Sniper / Hand to Hand Combat / Traps
Spacecraft: Firespray-31-Class
Armor: Modern / Legacy Era
Camo: Desert Ops - Tan / Brown / Silver
Firearms: Czerka Adventurer Sniper Rifle / EE-3 Carbine Rifle, DX-13 Blaster Pistol
Blades: Vibroblade / Vibroknife
Explosives: 3 Thermal Detonators / 1 Gauntlet Rocket Launcher
Traps: 3 Gauntlet Toxic Darts
Pyros: Gauntlet Flamethrower



CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS

Helmet 80% Complete
Rangefinder - Targeting Decal
Fans w/Battery
Voice Amp
Inner Padding
T-Visor - Install
Paint and Weathering (Brown & Tan)

Armor 80% Complete
Chest Plate - Electronic Heart Rate Montior (Left)
Groin Plate - Belt Strap
Back Plate - Mounts for Capes, Vibroblade Holder
Survival Pack - LEDs (Red) in Comm, Bed Roll w/Rope Tie, Folding Trench Tool, Canteen, Binoculars, Small First Aid Pack
Knees - Darts, Elastic Straps
Shin Plates - Knife Holder (Left)
Hand Plates
Paint / Weathering
Snaps

Gauntlets 0% Complete
Left (Hinged Opening on Inside w/Lock Snap on Outside)
- Flame Thrower w/2 Hoses
- Bounty Monitor w/Buttons (Small Electronic Picture Frame)
- Tracker w/Buttons (Circle Range Finder)
Right (Hinged Opening on Inside w/Lock Snap on Outside)
- Small Rocket w/Launch Pad and Buttons
- Dart Launcher w/Launch Pad and Buttons (3 Darts)
Paint / Weathering
Snaps

Soft Parts Misc 10% Complete
Flight Suit - Tailoring, Weathering
Vest w/Neck Seal - Tailoring, Weathering
Girth Belt - Dye, Tailoring, Weathering, Buckle Paint / Weathering
Leather Utility Belt - 4 Leather Pouches, Buckle w/Bantha Skull Logo, Blaster Holster (Strong Side), Thermal Detonator Net Holder (Support Side), Paint / Weathering
Double Cape - Tailoring, Attachment Mounts, Weathering
Gloves - Weathering
Boots - Weathering

Weapons 0% Complete
Vibroblade - Leather Grip, Paint / Weathering
Vibroknife (Left Shin) - Leather Grip, Paint / Weathering
Wester 35 Blaster Pistol - Paint / Weathering
Czerka Adventure Sniper Rifle - Scope, Sling, Leather Grip, Paint / Weathering
EE-3 Carbine Rifle - Scope, Sling, Leather Grip, Paint / Weathering
Thermal Detonator (3) - LED w/Sound Activation, Paint / Weathering

Trophies / Extra Items 0% Complete
Wookie Braids (3)
Large Beast Tooth
Small Leather Pouch (2) - Chance Cube, Galactic Credits

Bucket and Armor Concept


Date: 02/02/16


Date: 02/02/16
Started adding Bondo Fiberglass


Date: 02/03/16
Added the Bondo Filler


Date: 02/09/16


Date: 04/01/16




Date: 04/04/16

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Re: Starting my first kit...
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2016, 12:36 PM »
You have a plan and you have an idea of where you want to go color wise.  I would say that your first step should be the helmet.  It's the most expensive individual piece of the kit, and it's easily the thing that will motivate you the most.  I would also try and find a source of Sintra locally; check sign shops and plastics suppliers.  Start playing with some scrap pieces and a heat gun.  Read the forums, read other people's threads, read, read, read; it's the best way to learn what you'll need and maybe pick up some tricks on how to save money. 

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Re: Starting my first kit...
« Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2016, 12:38 PM »
Well I know some mercs use sintra to make their armor. That seems to be preferred. It's durable. I've also heard of fiberglass armor being done (we have a friend at our local VA that makes them) I personally have used ABS or sintra trash cans because they're cheap. If you're just starting off, I suggest a lot of cheap, hands on approaches. Find a cheap plastic tote at Wal-Mart to use for armor and a long sleeve button up work/dress shirt to convert into a flak vest. Granted, these are far from MMCC standard (let alone approved) but if you're new and learning, they're cheap and easy R&D methods

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Re: Starting my first kit...
« Reply #3 on: Jan 27, 2016, 01:01 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I'd rather make a complete set by sticking to the standards. However, I may practice here and there on other items you suggested.

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Re: Starting my first kit...
« Reply #4 on: Jan 27, 2016, 03:59 PM »
I'm still working on mine, but the R&D stuff helped A LOT. Be careful not to spend too much on things you may never use anyway. I took my first draft kit to a con last year for areas testing and even though it was frustrating, I'm glad I did!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2016, 12:57 PM »
Updated details for my Mando.  I added dates to details so I can look back and see my progression.  This is already becoming an obsession!  I'm constantly thinking, planning and reading throughout the day.  I'm very excited to start building, but I want to be sure to have everything in order before I start.  For now, while I'm planning, I will start gathering materials and create a work space for my build when the time comes.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2016, 01:55 AM »
Sounds like you've got a solid plan ner vod, for some reason I can't see the pic in the first post. As a fellow desert mando, I look forward to seeing more progress soon!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2016, 04:34 PM »
Not sure why the pic isn't loading for you, I can see it.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 2016, 04:39 PM »
It might have been the computer at work, cuz I see it now & I'm on phone...digging it, looking forward to seeing how this build goes

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2016, 04:45 PM »
Thanks! My hand drawn art will look a lot better and have more detail.

Question (maybe a stupid one) lol.... So, I'm feeling kinda lost. I see post and tutorials from others on building armor and helmets, but I'm not sure where to start. What I mean is, do I just print for example the boba fett armor tutorial layout then trace it to the sintra plastic? I'm sure this is covered somewhere, but I've been reading so much stuff on tips and materials here and it gets overwhelming to sort through everything. hahahaha

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jan 29, 2016, 04:48 PM »
Yupp...just print the templates & trace them out on the sintra.

It's also a good idea to post a pic of the paper templates taped on you so we can gauge proper sizing, paper is cheaper & easier than sintra

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jan 29, 2016, 08:29 PM »
Great! Thank you!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jan 31, 2016, 03:01 PM »
Added my bucket and armor concept drawing. I have also printed the templet for the helmet, just need to get started now.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jan 31, 2016, 04:26 PM »
Very nice! Digging the concepts!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jan 31, 2016, 05:26 PM »
ya, hope you have a fun time building your armor, trust me it will get REALLY frustrating, don't break it or throw it... (i did that once or twice lol) if you mess up, go that a small break, have a shower, get some food/ water, than when you feel ready head back out :) and i bet you can't wait to get started with the metal cast once the sinter one is,, ik I'm looking forward to doing it XD

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #15 on: Feb 02, 2016, 03:52 AM »
Thought I'd update how my first day of building went. My bucket results are in the first post.

I was able to pick up the needed supplies to get going. A fresh noob to this and I'm going the route of a scratch build so I can be proud of my work at the end. Tomorrow I will finish the rest of the layers of cardboard and add my rear vents, then I will bondo/fiberglass my first coat.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #16 on: Feb 02, 2016, 06:01 PM »
New update, started my Bondo Fiberglass stage.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #17 on: Feb 10, 2016, 02:02 AM »
New updates in first post. Did some sanding and I actually already applied the spot putty but that pic isn't added yet.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #18 on: Apr 04, 2016, 03:06 AM »
I'm still working at it! I updated my page 1 pics and details, narrowing a lot of the info.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #19 on: Apr 04, 2016, 01:43 PM »
Purchased my Sintra today!! Got (2) 8'x4' sheets, should last me awhile. lol


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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #20 on: Apr 04, 2016, 02:41 PM »
With good tessellation that's at least 6 Mandos :P

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #21 on: Apr 07, 2016, 11:01 PM »
Gotta say, really solid work on that helmet! You're off to a really good start, can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando WIP
« Reply #22 on: Apr 07, 2016, 11:07 PM »
Gotta say, really solid work on that helmet! You're off to a really good start, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you, vod! I've started on my armor too.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando (Planning WIP)
« Reply #23 on: Apr 10, 2016, 07:36 PM »
Making progress!! Got about 80% of my armor cut out today! I'm very happy and way more addicted to building this kit than ever! Check it out...







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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando (Planning WIP)
« Reply #24 on: Apr 10, 2016, 07:56 PM »
Knew this was gonna be a good one...Kol's a sucker for layers!

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