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 First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial

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First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« on: Jul 19, 2020, 10:44 PM »
Hi everyone,

Working on a concept for my first Mando. I recently zeroed in on an idea as a mercenary for a crime lord. Lallani is one that is obscurely mentioned and what is mentioned specifically states that she has Mandalorian mercs on her payroll. I originally intended to build with the idea of joining the sniper/recon brigade but say my armor ideas probably wouldn't make the light armor cut. Thoughts?

ARMOR, Please forgive the sketches, free hand is not a strength of mine.

- I am guessing the armor is light-to-medium, considering the thigh plates.
- I'd also like to add either a lip/decapitation guard on the right shoulder pad or, suggested as a possible option, adding an additional plate over top the shoulder bell and collar. Maybe as part of the backpack/jetpack strap? I added a bicep plate on the same side for the moment.

- I have a prosthetic on my left leg which will require some modification of the boots and pants, once they are tapered to standards, to get them on that leg. I thought I could use leather gaiters (I incorrectly wrote spats in the picture) to hide the zippers and make the character appear prepared to get dirty.


WEAPONS & ACCESSORIES

- Above is a picture for a carbine with an extendable barrel. I originally designed it for a sniper/recon idea and based the stock off of Edrio 'two-tubes'. I would keep the barrel concept but change the rest.
- I would plan to have at least one pistol and a vibroblade
- I want to add a jetpack but haven't figured out the design. My thought is to model it off a combination of the Rocketeer's & Sabine's jetpacks but with more square sides to allow the carbine to snap in place, magnet/clip-on(?).
- I definitely want gauntlet attachments/gadgets...just don't know which.

COLOR SCHEME
My girlfriend painted me this picture. I am considering using it as basis for my color scheme. It isn't a "camo" per say, I just enjoy how she blended the background colors. I am not using the actual mudhorn symbol.
- in addition, the left shoulder would probably be solid with Mandalorian Krybes as an homage to Boba Fett, if that is allowed.




« Last Edit: Sep 12, 2020, 07:37 PM by vershnekit » Logged
Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #1 on: Jul 22, 2020, 08:45 PM »
Had a change of mind and decided to return to my original thought of a Sniper/Recon type. Below is a color test after adding a cybernetic leg. I personally have a prosthetic and thought it would be neat to bring it into the character. I figure he lost his leg during a battle and the best thing they had to replace it quickly was the leg from an enemy droid.


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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2020, 10:24 PM »
For the moment I am happy with the basic look, but I have some other ideas
- Adding a "gold" Neo-crusader shoulder on one side as a piece of armor passed down through the family.
- Changing the color of the cybernetic/protocol droid leg or making a completely custom one
- Switching from the standard Fett helmet to the NME stalker...I keep going back and forth. Anyone have an opinion?

As mentioned in a previous post, I am building with sniper/recon in mind. I have put together a list of items that would meet the requirements of both to keep my build on track. Below is the list that I am working with. Any thoughts or recommendations are always appreciated.

Primary weapon
•   Bullpup carbine with scope and extendable barrel

Additional weaponry
•   Holstered sidearm
•   Hold-out blaster
•   Vibroblade, medium-sized

Primary Accessories:
•   Macro/electrobinoculars
•   Rangefinder
•   Weapon reloads [one per ranged]
•   Pouches for supplies [minimum four]
•   Jetpack, low profile

Left Gauntlet Mounts
•   Gauntlet mounted comm-link
-       Hidden blade

Right Gauntlet Mounts
-       Dart launcher
-       ...?

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2020, 09:39 PM »
I keep thinking about the british leg bags that were worn by the soldiers jumping into Normandy and thought it would be a great place for this mando to carry the miscellaneous survival items he'd need on recon. However, instead of making it a laced duffle, I am going to model it off of Rick O'Connell's (Brendan Fraser) Weapons Bag from the Mummy, basically a roll up tool bag. So it will hooked to the belt and around the right thigh for stability, but be removable to have access to the gear when the fighting has calmed.
- Considering my size, the bag can be max 12" wide and maybe 24" in length unfurled. Not huge but enough to carry some supplies.


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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2020, 10:34 AM »
Really liking where you're going with this, especially the droid leg to incorporate your prosthetic. The thigh mounted tool pouch is an awesome idea.

Are you still looking to use the leather gaiters idea? I have a pair from the start of my build that I am no longer going to use.

Look forward to seeing this come together!

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2020, 01:22 PM »
Really liking where you're going with this, especially the droid leg to incorporate your prosthetic. The thigh mounted tool pouch is an awesome idea.

Are you still looking to use the leather gaiters idea? I have a pair from the start of my build that I am no longer going to use.

Look forward to seeing this come together!

Thanks, and I am still planning on the leather gaiters!

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Sniper
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2020, 11:55 PM »
Looks awesome dude! Can't wait to see your progress!!

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #8 on: Sep 12, 2020, 08:11 PM »
Some updates and pictures:

First, I've switched from custom Modern to custom Post-Imperial. That Paz Vizsla chest was calling my name.


Second, Here is a mock of the helmet design. I'm probably going to change the base helmet from modern to PI as well, but this at least gives you an idea of where I am going. I've got this idea of high-altitude paratrooper in my head so fin/ridge with comm equipment and maybe adding a modified brow with extra sensors for atmospheric changes & night jumps.


Third, I've finally made the first alterations to my scrubs-turned-flight suit. The pants are completed, pending any needed changes, and the top still needs the long-sleeves hemmed. I haven't finished the sleeves because I am still thinking about adding thumb loops to keep the sleeves in place.
- The Left pants leg will be hemmed closer to the knee once I make my the cybernetic leg
- Any thoughts on further alterations?


Fourth, I rough sketched the idea for my Flak Vest. The center is gray, side panels in black, and the shoulders in a brown suede to simulate reinforced shoulders for the weight of the armor and jetpack. I'd show you the colored version but I only had crayons at the time ha. I found a pattern to use as my base did my first test run today to see how it fit on my body...much work to do.

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #9 on: Sep 21, 2020, 07:56 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger on fabric for the chest and back of my flak vest. I feel it has character with the uneven, handwoven look.


I still need to purchase either suede or leather for the shoulders and decide on a fabric for my flank. Below is a fabric I found that I really like, I'm just trying to justify the cost of ordering it from Australia.

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #10 on: Sep 22, 2020, 01:39 AM »
Cool fabrics

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #11 on: Sep 26, 2020, 10:39 PM »
Finally chose my fabrics for the Flak Vest and got to work. The entire back panel is done. Next up is the front panel, sleeves, and closure for the vest. I'm going with a left-sided zipper and may add straps. It will probably be a couple weeks before it is done since I am limited to Saturdays. Until then, here is a sample of the piping separating the Grey back panel from the black stretch sides. All of the pieces are two layers for strength.


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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #12 on: Sep 27, 2020, 03:48 AM »
Love the 3po leg, I have one myself so I can be biased  :p But I have to warn you : it's difficult to walk with it ^^

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #13 on: Sep 27, 2020, 07:59 PM »
Love the 3po leg, I have one myself so I can be biased  :p But I have to warn you : it's difficult to walk with it ^^

DUDE! Your 3po leg looks awesome. I haven't figured out how I am going to make it yet. Adapting it to a spare prosthetic of mine seems like the easiest option. May I ask, where did you purchase the shin or did you print it?

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Re: First Mando - Cybernetic Post-Imperial
« Reply #14 on: Sep 28, 2020, 03:17 AM »
Thanks  :jango:

I printed mine, don't hesitate if I can help you ^^

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