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 VariablePenguin's first Mando Build

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #15 on: Feb 19, 2015, 01:14 AM »
I think that that is a good idea but to be careful with making it too recognizable to other sources outside of the SW universe. The crl's are very strict on cross over aspects. However, if you can make it work, which I'm sure you will, it can look really awesome. I'm also really loving the paint concept that you have going on. Can't wait to see some progress, vod

Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #16 on: Feb 20, 2015, 06:56 PM »
Here's my Jump Jet design so far:

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #17 on: Feb 20, 2015, 07:42 PM »
I've moved  three times since I originally  thought I'd start some armor but I'm now in a better position to actually make something and have an itch to get rolling after seeing some Mercs and 501st at Dallas Fan Days a few weeks ago.

Good to see you on the forums. I was the merc in the black and gold armor at fan days, and if you want your local clan we are all over in the Murraan area, which is right here > http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?board=122.0

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #18 on: Feb 22, 2015, 11:50 AM »
cool jet pack design ;)

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2015, 05:21 PM »
Are there rules on materials I use for the jet pack? I'm thinking of using EVA foam mats for the main portions of the body for weight and durability. I ask because I think I remember reading something about it not being okay for armor parts.

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23, 2015, 05:55 PM »
Don't think EVA is able to be used for anything

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #21 on: Feb 23, 2015, 06:07 PM »
From what I've read and seen, it's not acceptable for anything

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 23, 2015, 09:23 PM »
Ah okay. Thanks. I'll seek another material then.

Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #23 on: Feb 25, 2015, 01:52 PM »
Just some modifications made to my design (size and buttons).

I've decided that the buttons on the pack will be like the rocker switches on Darth Vader's chest box, but a little smaller.

Since I can't use EVA foam, (I guess I should have realized that) I plan on using card coated in resin and backed in fiberglass for this and probably my armor as well. The stuff I'm using is called chipboard, which I think is a bit thicker than the 110 lb cardstock others use. I haven't been able to find a measurement of cardstock's thickness, but I have some of the 110 lb that I've used in the past for pepakura and it seems a lot thinner than the chipboard I'm getting. I've been drawing up blueprints in Inkscape and I'll hopefully have a prototype ready to laser cut in a few days or by the weekend.

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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build Thread
« Reply #24 on: Feb 25, 2015, 02:32 PM »
I like this  :D

Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build
« Reply #25 on: Mar 29, 2015, 03:33 AM »
I've been collecting supplies lately.

I've got the cardstock/cardboard I'm going to use for the hard parts and I'm collecting some electronic components for some lights and decorations.

Put together a Boba style chest light setup, still working on the Arduino coding to run it though.


Hopefully I can get to at least cutting out my armor plates this week and finishing my mockup action figure.

Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build
« Reply #26 on: Apr 02, 2015, 12:41 PM »
Decided I should figure out if the templates I have for my armor are the right scale. They look alright to me.


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Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build
« Reply #27 on: Apr 03, 2015, 12:18 PM »
Don't forget the collar plate, helps get the plates in the right spot. Trust me, was one thing recommended to me. It looks like it might need to be moved up, but on the sunny side they don't look too wide.

Re: VariablePenguin's first Mando Build
« Reply #28 on: Apr 09, 2015, 04:06 PM »
Here's the jumpjet in 3 dimensions as a 1:12 action figure part.

 


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