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 Kurshi Be'Jahaal - Now Upgrades (Working Photos on Pg 21)

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Edit 7/27/17
So here's where I'm at.

Ever since the Great Photobucket crash of 2017 I've been trying to restore photos and make this WIP usable for new Unofficial Members looking for a guideline. I'm slowly working on that as best as I can.

Here's my original concept:


And here's my finished kit:


So don't worry if things change as you go.  :D

Be flexible and have fun!
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Alright guys and gals, I need your help getting some things figured out. I'm colorbind, so I have no idea how to match colors appropriately. I'll tell you what I have in mind and maybe you can lend some suggestions! I'm thinking about doing a Mando thats located on a desert planet. Possibly Florrum or Ryloth. I envision that he's rugged, beaten up, and looks like hes had to improvise here and there to get the job done.

Now, I'd like the main color of my buy'ce and armor to be FDE (Flat Desert Earth). I'm obsessed with this color and OD Green. Haha. I'm also looking at getting a pair of Dickies coveralls. Should I go with a Khaki color or a Dark Navy Blue? I'm thinking either one could work, but Khaki may blend better for the environment. I was also thinking about doing a rust color and matte navy color for accent on my armor/buy'ce. I'm also considering using a pale yellow somewhere for very minor accents to help it "pop".

I have no clue if any of this goes together, but I need to make a decision so I can start getting it all together. I'm only locked into FDE being my dominant color. Anything else is entirely open to suggestion. Feel free to add your input, becase I DEFINITELY need some help!

Here's a link to the overalls that I'm looking at:
http://www.amazon.com/Dickies-Cotton-Coverall-Medium-Regular/dp/B00B6EB9DG/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1426724655&sr=1-1&keywords=khaki+coveralls

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2015, 09:16 PM »
If you're going for the FDE I would suggest going with the khaki coveralls as they will match the FDE color scheme and desert theme too. But I think that the dark navy might work well if you're looking for contrast. This could definitely use a second opinion though

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2015, 09:45 PM »
If you're going for the FDE I would suggest going with the khaki coveralls as they will match the FDE color scheme and desert theme too. But I think that the dark navy might work well if you're looking for contrast. This could definitely use a second opinion though

I'm definitely leaning toward the khaki color, but the blue MIGHT look okay if I weather it properly. Or would a charcoal or gray be a better choice? There's so many options right now!

And as always, thank you for your input, Vod!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2015, 09:50 PM »
My pleasure! And I believe that khaki color is the way to go but with a charcoal or gray vest, it would look perfect. Those would offer great contrast with the khaki and FDE color and will look great. You could also possibly make that vise versa. But I think that dark navy might be a stretch, although it could be done

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2015, 09:50 PM »
If you want to go for the more earthy tones, I'd say stick with the khaki, although the navy blue could look pretty awesome in constrast (I'd weather it a ton if I were you if you went that route).  Grey just might not be enough in my opinion.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2015, 08:59 AM »
I think it's settled then. Gray vest and khaki jumpsuit. Time to get this ball rolling! Thanks fellas!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2015, 09:14 AM »
Do you plan on making the vest or buying it?

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2015, 11:55 AM »
Do you plan on making the vest or buying it?

I think making it would be more cost effective. Right? Or do you know of one for sale at a good price?

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2015, 12:03 PM »
My vest was home made and only cost us around $20 worth of material, and we ended up with enough duck cloth for a second vest. YOu can get vests at the supply depot http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?board=270.0 and the ones I've seen have run in the $80-90 range.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2015, 12:05 PM »
The ones that I would trust buying are at around $80 ( I just put my order in for this one http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=50888.0).

Also, it all depends on your level of skill and confidence with being able to create one. I tried to make one and it failed drastically so I decided that for myself, it would be more cost effective and worth the price of buying a good, quality vest. However, if you have the skill, then by all means make it yourself and it will definitely be cheaper. From what I've seen and the vest that I've just ordered, duck cloths is the way to go. And I think this would work really well with your FDE color scheme, especially the black or gray. And duck cloth takes dye extremely well so you could dye it if need be. Also, it is relatively cheap. I know that Joann's Fabric sells it for $10.99 USD  for a yard of it. It doesn't sound like a lot of fabric but once they cut it, it is a good amount. I just got 2 yards last week and I can take a picture of that when I get home to show you what I mean. Also, if you get the Retail Me Not app on your phone or sign up on a computer and print out a coupon (not trying to advertise it, but it's helped me with cost), they offer a lot of great coupons for Joanns both online and in-store. As of now, they have a 40% off any regular priced item one that lasts until the end of May. I used that coupon and I only paid $13 for the two yards which is a great deal.

But anyway, it mainly depends on your skill

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2015, 03:56 PM »
Oh heck yeah. I'm not too sure where my skill level is on a sewing machine, but I can learn! If all else fails, I know a few talented people. I wasn't sure if I should use duck cloth or like a pleather type material.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:01 PM »
I tried to use pleather from Joann's to make mine. Cheaper and looks really cool but it's weaker than duck cloth. I would suggest duck cloth

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #12 on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:48 PM »
I tried to use pleather from Joann's to make mine. Cheaper and looks really cool but it's weaker than duck cloth. I would suggest duck cloth
And holy sweet Mandalore, is it sweaty!  My original vest out of marine vinyl was sturdy, but didn't breathe for anything.  It made trooping in the desert sun a small nightmare.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #13 on: Mar 19, 2015, 04:52 PM »
And holy sweet Mandalore, is it sweaty!  My original vest out of marine vinyl was sturdy, but didn't breathe for anything.  It made trooping in the desert sun a small nightmare.

Another problem I didn't think about, and thankfully experience lol

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #14 on: Mar 19, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Duck cloth it is then! Hahaha!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #15 on: Mar 26, 2015, 06:03 AM »
I got in touch with a local sign shop. They're giving me some sintra at $1.50 per square foot. How does that sound deal wise? I'm getting scraps of 3) 36” x 14” for $3.50 ech., 1) 10” x 14” for $1.45, 1) 11” x 19” for $2.18, and 1) 16” x 26” for $4.33.

I don't know sintra prices, but I'm not upset over it really. I'm just not sure what other people come across when dealing with their local stores.

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« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2015, 06:57 AM »
Not sure how all of those add up space wise but those pieces sound as if you won't have enough space for a generic back plate, which is pretty big. Those pieces seem to be either too thin or too short to make it. But I know that I was able to get 5 2' by 4' sheets from Amazon for $50 and that's way more than enough for a kit, including any mistakes. They also sell packs of 3 2' by 4' sheets for $30 which is still more than enough. You might want to crunch the numbers and see what works best for you.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2015, 03:02 PM »
Not sure how all of those add up space wise but those pieces sound as if you won't have enough space for a generic back plate, which is pretty big. Those pieces seem to be either too thin or too short to make it. But I know that I was able to get 5 2' by 4' sheets from Amazon for $50 and that's way more than enough for a kit, including any mistakes. They also sell packs of 3 2' by 4' sheets for $30 which is still more than enough. You might want to crunch the numbers and see what works best for you.

I wasn't going to do a backplate right out of the gate since I'd be utilizing a full cape or cloak and my back will be covered. I know it sounds like a cop out, but I promise that it's not the case. I think I'll do another build with one.  :)

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2015, 03:18 PM »
I wasn't going to do a backplate right out of the gate since I'd be utilizing a full cape or cloak and my back will be covered. I know it sounds like a cop out, but I promise that it's not the case. I think I'll do another build with one.  :)

lol that makes sense then. Other than that it looks like you have everything that you could need for the kit. Good luck!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #19 on: Mar 26, 2015, 08:01 PM »
Thanks again, vod! I'll TRY to get armor templates cut out and placed on me so that I can have their sizes judged. I think they'll be way too big at their current size.

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #20 on: Mar 26, 2015, 10:02 PM »
I'm gonna go ahead and say that my templates need to be cut down by a good half inch all the way around? They seem way too wide. My finger is marking the location of my belly button for location reference.


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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #21 on: Mar 26, 2015, 10:09 PM »
First thing you need to do, join the Mando B.E.A.R.D.S society (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=66489.0;D

As for the chest pieces, only trim those down along the far sides (ones pointing away from body) as they're a bit too wide. The collar looks a bit small, even when the chest pieces will be trimmed, but I might be wrong.  The edges of the collar should line up close with the edges of the chest pieces. The ab plate looks good in size but will need to be spaced more evenly on the fin parts as compared to the chest pieces. My suggestion would be to cut the fins of the ab plate at a steeper angle so it looks evenly spaced with the bottom of the chest pieces. Good luck!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #22 on: Mar 26, 2015, 10:18 PM »
THANK  YOU! I've been dying to figure out how to join the BEARD society!

And my body is shaped weird. Super broad shoulders, long torso, and a small Waist (I'm also 6'2"). I thought the ab plate was decent for my size, so I'll keep that and make the proper corrections. I should be picking up the sintra after work tomorrow, so I'm anxious to get my my plates properly sized!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #23 on: Mar 26, 2015, 10:19 PM »
First thing you need to do, join the Mando B.E.A.R.D.S society (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=66489.0;D

Uh oh. The link is broken!

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Re: Colorblind Mando Needs Advice!
« Reply #24 on: Mar 26, 2015, 10:24 PM »
That's strange. It works for me. Well if you go onto the forum main site, and then under "General Discussion" then "The Lounge" you should see "Social Societies". Click that and then scroll down from the main page until you find the "B.E.A.R.D.S..." thread. That should do it. But yeah, the ab plate looks spot on. The main thing you'll need to modify are the chest pieces, as I said before. And then from there make sure the collar fits and looks good. It doesn't have to be spot on, just close enough to not stand out as a major difference in size. A lot of problems occur when it comes to body sizes, lol. Everybody is unique so usually the Jango Templates require some sort of modification. Good luck with the sintra though, it's an awesome material to use. How do you plan on cutting it?

 


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