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 Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending

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Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending
« on: Mar 14, 2022, 02:04 PM »
Su cuy'gar!

After being around my local clan for closer to 7 or so years. Many delays, postponements, and general life happening I have FINALLY this time for real ACTUALLY started working on my kit! To keep it blunt I was in a toxic 2 year engagement with the ex-fiancée and COVID more or less left me on the back burner for quite sometime. I ordered a flak from Endloose on Etsy about 2 and a half years ago and have yet to get it so I kinda hit screw it and just reached out to someone on the forums to help me. And that's what lead me here. Bought some armor parts from a maker on Etsy (who was local to my area) and getting them resized a bit since I have pretty broad shoulders. Anyway here is a base idea of what I am going for! Things will change from then to now but I'll create a follow up for any major updates starting with the base layer and going to who knows where from there. So buckle up, enjoy the ride and watch via pictures as I try to get this done by the end of June.
https://imgur.com/OSqDbyz

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Re: Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2022, 02:18 PM »
Probably should have started the post earlier then updated as I went but how about post then a follow-up update? Good? Great! Cheers.
So as I mentioned I have been around the local clan for the past almost decade I have had things or bought things over the time. I had the flight suit for a hot minute. Its a Rothco light weight suit. Like hardly weights a pound an a half in total. The base belt I had for another costume for I can't even remember and I just picked up the large Rothco pouches at the hips for like $7 at the surplus store on the way home from the armor party yesterday. Took a bit of elbow gresse to get the pouch on the backside of the belt but wasn't too hard. The plan is to use a purple sash below the plates and put the belt there with my gun belt at my hips. The gloves are also Rothco like pretty much everything so far (You think Rothco would sponsor this build?). I got lucky on the boots. Costed me only $26 for a size 11 on Amazon (ya girl has big feet), they're London Fog branded and we're labeled as 'gently used' come to find out they were just returned and not worn a handful of times if at all. Neck seal is not final but it was one I used for a Kylo Ren (TFA) cosplay YEARS ago. But yea that's pretty much the base layer.

Belt
https://imgur.com/oVhTRhV
Base Front
https://imgur.com/p1ECzdb
Base Side
https://imgur.com/2RNMGVh

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Re: Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 01:10 AM »
Okay so I'm bad at posting things sometimes. Okay I lied, all the times. Here's a dump of pics. So far I got my plates spot filled and ready to paint. The ab plate has already been done with a first base of paint. The plan for my paint is to paint the first layer, clear coat, layer 1, layer 2, troop for a bit. Then clear coat. Get that authentic weathering. But the armor was printed and designed by MakerBak3d on Etsy. HK is a Colorado local and made a connection plate that connects the chest and ab plates to make it approveable for Post-Imperial. Seriously, his work is gold.

Plates out of the box
https://imgur.com/a/17EiAof
Test Fitting
https://imgur.com/KFZ4jfa
Plates Primed and First Coat on Abs
https://imgur.com/RA7kwnU

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Re: Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 03:14 PM »
So I finally decided on a name for my mando! Nova Hylor'an!

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Re: Orianna's Mando - Clever Name Pending
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 03:50 PM »
Okay so as previously mentioned. I suck at this posting here thing. That being said I will break this post up a bit. I started by painting the rest of the plates silver the link for that is below.
https://imgur.com/a/s4coSB7

After that naturally I later went on to painting the whole thing purple which was to be my base coat. After looking after it I was concerned that I would have to sand and repaint from square one. Thank you to Gamla in my clan for showing me how to wet sand before moving on.
https://imgur.com/a/H3crRL3

After the wetsand here is what it looked like with the tape on the plates since apparently I forgot to take a picture between the two steps.
https://imgur.com/a/1eOK9Tm

And after some relearning on how to paint using rattle can the night before, here it is! I give you probably my best painting work, maybe ever!
https://imgur.com/a/MiDkHuq



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Re: Orianna's Mando - Nova Haylor'an
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 11:45 AM »
So I started doing my shoulder bells. I got one from the Clan that was donated to the 'Free Stuff Box' the STL was from MakerBak3d on Etsy the same guy who printed my chest, ab, and back plate. So Naturally I was excited! I went online to get a STL file that was similar just without the Mythosaur skull because I want to put my clans logo on that one. Oh. I also did the Iron Heart to start.

Printing the new bell (STL from MakerBke3d)
https://imgur.com/EHQhtNT

Primer filling the bell that I 3D printed
https://imgur.com/pxupzqB

Bells covered in the spot putty/acetone
https://imgur.com/SLlqLhe

Bells sanded after spot putty/acetone coating
https://imgur.com/MemarHO

Primer filled Iron Heart
https://imgur.com/5604dKD

Bells and Iron Heart after wet sand for paint prep. Sadly paint will have to wait till later as it is currently snowing and way too cold to paint more today.
https://imgur.com/akfnoep

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