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 Mandalorian cowboy 2.0

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Mandalorian cowboy 2.0
« on: Jul 26, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Hello I am new but have purchased some armor  already was hoping for tips to post photos via mobile so you can see exactly what questions I may have about the pieces

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2014, 12:28 AM »
You need a photobucket account and upload the pictures there, then copy and paste the direct link..will have [Img]tags. Hope that helps :)

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2014, 01:27 AM »
OK thanks for the help! you can see I have plates with the iconic skull on them and for added effect I would like to make the skull look like it is welded on . dose anybody have any tips.( I also have the neck plate not pictured)

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2014, 01:58 AM »
That looks bad -censored-! I would recommend doing a fit test..tape the armor to you and let some OMs weigh in on how it all looks and if you need to trim some off or whatever the case may be. It would suck to get it all pretty and then have to ruin the design to get it to pass CRLs.

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2014, 02:53 AM »
I will try it on an take some photos but I had seller pull mesurments and I think they may fit. Purfect

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2014, 03:06 AM »
I will try it on an take some photos but I had seller pull mesurments and I think they may fit. Purfect

Fingers crossed that is the case..but I know from building other costumes that having to adjust the fit to your specific body is kinda par for the course. Look forward to seeing pics of it on you and your progression.

Any ideas for color scheme?

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2014, 05:14 AM »
I am actually looking for a tattoine scheme withe exception of burgendy thrown in there the skull on the plates will look like a very old rusted weld . I tried a man do maker not satisfied with the color shade but is about what Im Looking for except the cod will match the rest of the plates


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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jul 27, 2014, 05:50 AM »
Nice color concept. MandoMaker doesn't work for an exact match but it's great to point you in the right direction.

Definitely get those plates strapped on so we can see how they fit. The last thing you want to do is get everything painted up really nice only to find out the plates don't fit as well as you thought.

For the welding....

I did a quick google search for "welding discoloration" and found some really interesting photos.





The last pic look like what you want to do.

To create that kind of effect I'd use something like a 2-Part epoxy or even a thick glue/paste. But my first choice would be an epoxy puddy.

Hope this helps a little  ;D

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jul 27, 2014, 03:15 PM »
Nice color concept. MandoMaker doesn't work for an exact match but it's great to point you in the right direction.

Definitely get those plates strapped on so we can see how they fit. The last thing you want to do is get everything painted up really nice only to find out the plates don't fit as well as you thought.

For the welding....

I did a quick google search for "welding discoloration" and found some really interesting photos.


The last pic look like what you want to do.

To create that kind of effect I'd use something like a 2-Part epoxy or even a thick glue/paste. But my first choice would be an epoxy puddy.

Hope this helps a little  ;D
Those are discolorations caused by varying levels of heat on steel.  It's a little different...  Actually, if you're steady with a glue gun, you can drop a bead pattern handily, then use an alternating brown- and dark-red wash over the area.  Quick note- depending on the alloy and the filler metal used, some beads will resist rust, even when the plate around them is going to flakes.

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jul 27, 2014, 10:20 PM »
Those are discolorations caused by varying levels of heat on steel.  It's a little different...  Actually, if you're steady with a glue gun, you can drop a bead pattern handily, then use an alternating brown- and dark-red wash over the area.  Quick note- depending on the alloy and the filler metal used, some beads will resist rust, even when the plate around them is going to flakes.
Hot glue is the best way to make the bead pattern, epoxy looks just as good, but is much more difficult to remove if you make a mistake.  Also you can go as fast or slow as you want with hot glue, while with epoxy you only have a set amount of time to work with.

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jul 28, 2014, 06:18 PM »
Hot glue would definitely get the job done. I prefer epoxy because it gives you a little more control and once it's on there you never have to worry about it peeling off or flexing and cracking your paint. And with most epoxies you've got a good 5-10 minutes to play around with shapes and patterns to get it looking exactly how you want. Plenty of time.

But the best stuff to use is whatever you're comfortable with  ;D

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2014, 12:06 AM »
Thank you I will test both methods befor trying them on armor the plates will hopefully be in wedsday and I will post pics for sizing and hopefully no triming needed . For paint is there any specific brand I should get?

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jul 29, 2014, 08:12 PM »
Thank you I will test both methods befor trying them on armor the plates will hopefully be in wedsday and I will post pics for sizing and hopefully no triming needed . For paint is there any specific brand I should get?

My dh used Krylon with good results. As long as you stick with one brand..ie dont mix brands you should be fine. Love the color scheme cant wait to see it in reality

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jul 31, 2014, 10:37 PM »
OK so I am still waiting on the plates lost some where in the mail... >:( but have begun buying paint in anticipation of coming home to armor but I figured it makes a great time to work on my weld / rust skills for my Mando check out the paint test and welding bead made with hot glue       sorry my tablet takes very bad pictures

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Re: Russiyas WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jul 31, 2014, 11:04 PM »
That paint looks great vod.  I'm in the same boat as you with my armor.

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