Custom Mando getting started.

Discussion in 'New Hampshire' started by flightmech73, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    Hey all. Been doin a bit of work on my custom mando. Got some of the base coat on. The cod piece needs some work. Gata do a layer of fiberglass to fix part of it. so here it is.


    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/mando1.jpg

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/mando2.jpg

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/mando3.jpg

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/mando4.jpg
  2. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    Very nice. Looks good so far. You should talk with Brandon. He's been thing of doing one himself. I found find some nice piece this past week on Ebay. He'll know by Friday if he wish to pick them up.

    Where did you find your from? The set I found him run $29.99 + shipping. IF yours was a better deal let him know. He's all about saving money.

    SeeYa,
    TK
  3. Capt_Brandon_Berry Jedi Knight

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    looks good we need to talk. hope to see you at meeting on sunday
  4. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    Hey all. Thanx for the kudos. Well i paid a whopping ten bucks at Walmart. yeah thats right walmart. On the dented helmet I saw plans for trash can armor. Decided it was cheep enough for me to try out. I got the WOF plans to trace them out.The next step is to find a bucket at a decent price. I found a couple on eBay but were hurting for cash so I couldn't bid on it. (thinking about selling my pro patriots helmet) I also gata figure out the thigh and chin pads. I think i can get more trash cans at walmart for that. Then I was thinking about toilet brush holders for the knee pads. Then the big thing is the back piece. Might try sintra for that. As far as the flight suit Ive seen some good ones on ebay and I have an army surplus store near by I'm going to look in. So check out http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/ The dented variance is my favorite place to hang out. Lots of great ideas for customs.


    Oh as as for the meeting. Both me and T will be there. I just need an address so I can google directions. Its been a long time and I'm not sure I remember how to get there.
  5. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    hey again! just though I'd show ya what colors I was thinkin of. This is from a cool little program you can find here. http://zammap.sitesled.com/iemehahgehehesceh/mandomaker2.swf


    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/costommandohelmet.jpg

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/custommandoarmor.jpg
  6. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    Looks great Andy! Will you be bringing it with you to the meeting so we can all check it out?
  7. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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  8. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    That pretty good Andy making it out of trash can's. lol I like it. :)

    I'm on Dented Helmet as well. You'll have to lookme up on the site. lol Make sure you bring it to the meeting on Sunday if you make. I'd love to see it.

    Later,
    TK
  9. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    Hows this for a mando pistol. Lil paint and some add-ons I think it would be good.

    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/100_2655.jpg

    Tk I tried looking ya up on dented helmet but didn't really know where to go. Whats your screen name and where should I find ya. I haven't posted yet. Just loitering a bit till I get more done. Then I plan to post my progress in the variance section.
  10. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    Lol! Andy,

    My screen name is Rotag. I do not post a whole lot on Dented Helmet. Mostly here and the 501st. SOme Sir Steves. But I do chec kin now and then.

    You should start posting what you have done so far on there. I'm sure people would like to see it and how it is coming a long. Plus by posting you can get a lot or pointers. Trust me...lol They love to let you know how to do it.

    I can't wait to see it Sunday. See you at the meeting.

    TK
  11. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    I forgot....

    Lol!

    Nice water gun....8-}

    Your as bad as me. Wait till you see the gun Brandon is working on for me. lol

    SeeYa,
    TK
  12. Capt_Brandon_Berry Jedi Knight

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    [face_skull] andy have you done any more to your custom mando? i have been looking for jet packs. help me! thanks again for the speakers.[face_skull]
  13. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    So Andy,

    How is this coming? Any new pictures? Did you ever find a body suit? And what are you doing for a back pack? I know Brandon has been looking on line for one. I was helping him with it time he was over. I'll tell you what those thing are NOT cheap and NOT easy to come by. I wish you both the best of luck!

    Can't wait to see the update.

    Later,
    TK
  14. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    sadly i have no updates on the mando. I think my next step is to get some sintra and work on a back plate and thigh and shin pads. as well as get that flight suit. if any one has a tip on using sintra id be very happy to hear it. Ive some some work with sheet styrene so im not overly new to plastic. this will be a slow project but will keep ya all posted. as far as a back pack i may just go with a cape like in that pic i did with my colors.
  15. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    Hey Andy,

    Sound good. I'd have no problem helping you out. I've work with the stuff before it's not hard to work with, you just and a VERY good heat source. lol Seeing as you are not looking to do this realy fast. You may just get luck... and me and Steve will have a vacuum form up and running later this spring. :) That way we can just press you out the sheet you need. lol
    Well good luck, let me know if you need or would like any help.

    SeeYA,
    TK
  16. jediscar Jedi Master

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    I have some lumber and lots of hardware that I will donate to the vacuum table (for a contracted share of future profits...haha). I will ask at the dump when I am there today about getting heating coils from an old oven... As for a generator, I would suggest running a 220 line for the heating elements wherever you plan on setting this up (easier when you have a house). It will be far more convient and cheaper in the long run.
  17. PRINCESSVADER73 Jedi Knight

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    Lots of info on sintra on the dented helmet.i was looking at the Zam stuff. They had tons of pics and step by steps.
  18. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    I put up my first post on the dented helmet! take a look! http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25348
  19. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    Very Nice Andy!

    Congrats!

    Welcome to the broads! Can't wait to see more. Oh Ya, for got to tell you...lol

    I now have a Vac Form Machine and I have a few jet pack models for you and Brandon to use. lol I'll show you next time your over.

    SeeYa,
    TK
  20. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    Thats sweet. cant wait to see it. used one at east coast aero tech when i went to school. Been a long time. Oh and I gata tell every one of the major score I just got. Out sitting by the dumpster at my complex i found a beautiful 2x3 ft uncut practically brand new piece of sheet metal. I almost needed one of my daughters diapers!8-} ya it took all of 2 seconds for that to get in my hands.[face_dancing] I can get allot of mando components out of that thing. Just need some aviation snips. Already have a metal working mallet.
  21. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    Lookie what I got. A flight suit. i know this will fit because its the same size as my suit jacket. I wanted grey but at this price I couldn't pass it up. Check them out brandon theres alot more too. I ll ether change my color scheme a bit or die it black.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250242581686&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=015
  22. Dizzygrl Jedi Padawan

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    revised my color scheme to account for the green flight suit. Tell me what ya think.

    [face_thinking][image=http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/flightmech73/costuming/custommando2.jpg]
  23. flightmech73 Jedi Knight

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    [face_laugh] Silly me didn't sign in! [face_blush]
  24. Rotag21 FanForce CR, New Hampshire

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    Hey Andy,

    It looks good like that. Nice price on the suit as well. I have a few jet pack pieces for you as well. The first couple of pieces I've made with the models have come out pretty good. I have rocket jet top and bottoms. A new model started for the jet pack top rocket and some of the side body bolt covers. I'll show you next time we get together.

    SeeYa,
    TK

    And YES brandon I will make some for you as well.... you BIG baby! lol
  25. Dizzygrl Jedi Padawan

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    I thought you'd like it TK. All I could think about is when you called me a traffic cone. I don't think I could've lived with that. Cant wait to see the jet pack stuff.
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