March of the Snow-Mandos!

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by Darth Erebus, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    you guys and gals are all welcome!

    Like Dan said, we've been talking about this for some time now and i know we've all been excited for this and we all want this.

    the snow mandos will rise!
  2. lgtsbr Force Ghost

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    just a thought, maybe do a dirty white, like salt on the roads of Buffalo color.......
  3. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm quite intrigued. I think it would ultimately come down to cost but I'm interested.
  4. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    Indeed, very intriguing. Cost would be my concern, but I too am interested.
  5. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    I'm in and think both a common color palette of white, black, and gray as well as a "unit" symbol are all we need to make it visually clear that we are one.
  6. Spice Smuggler Jedi Master

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    I think this is a great idea and I would like to build one sometime. It will be a while before I can take on the project. But I'm willing to participate in the planning process and I will do this project progress...

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  7. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    cost will come later and thats when we can decide (and if we have a have to get discounts) to do a large group order for supplies or go in separately. We will be striving for the best quality we can make but also keep the price as sensible as possible.

    everyone is welcome in this discussion. this is for the north ridge and will ultimately represent the north ridge as well. all opinions are welcome!
  8. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    In regards to helmets, buckets, lids, and any other form of that nature.

    I will bring it up and open it for discussion at the meeting on saturday.

    Afterwards, if something is decided or whatever does get discussed i will send out in an email for everyone to be up to speed
  9. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    Definitely put me down for this. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town for the meeting.
  10. Marka_Ragnas Force Ghost

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  11. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    On saturday night those in attendance we can chat it up a bit about this project and make it known to the rest of the group if they havent seen this thread yet. after that we can really get cooking with ideas. general information about the project will be kept on here, as well as examples, sample images, and resources. specific information will be sent in an email group i will compile after the meeting. things like personal designs(if you have drawings or what have you), emblem ideas, and other specific details that you dont want revealed on the forums.

    so ill let let this simmer and let people voice their interest and then next week we will open up discussion and really get moving!
  12. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    throwing some pictures up from around the internets.

    im sure many if not all of us have seen hydra and her snow mando

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    and jsut to add, yes these are snow mandos. but these are their snow mandos and ours will be of our own design and made how we like.

    see other custom armor just helps with coming up with your own desings sometimes.
  13. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    i bet pre viszla get wifi everywhere!

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  14. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    some more death watch mandos. very stylized and pretty sleek looking [IMG][IMG][IMG]
  15. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Already started two helmets and my main gun/weapon
  16. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    showcasing more diversity in the mando armor. there is more to it than being "a boba fett"

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  17. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    i thought of Bill R. when i saw this one. heh

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  18. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    here is a custom mando done by TNXB creations and anna von winter.

    i know her knee armor is halo odst armor pieces and it looks awesome. so you can always have other inspirations from outside the star wars universe.

    also showing off not all mandos need jetpacks.

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  19. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    we can take this where ever we want so dont feel limited in your own personal designs.
  20. Spice Smuggler Jedi Master

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    I'm getting excited for this project. I was thinking about the costume and what might make them functional as well as cool. I started looking at what the US Army does for extreme cold weather and came up with some gloves and boots that we might either use as a model to make our own or buy and modify...
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    Just some ideas. Of course we would want the gloves in some shade of white or grey. I would incorporate shin armor or padded boot gators, with maybe some fur lining. Something similar for the gloves. And maybe some padded "armor" under the hard pieces. Something similar to what the rebel soldiers wore on Hoth...
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  21. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Here is some snow trooper pics to get ideas to mix in as well....

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  22. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Now we have a few snow trooper ideas that I see Big Dan leaning towards....

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  23. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Just wondering, while I like the look of these images and ideas, will our Snow Mandos be only bearable to wear during actual Winter and otherwise a wearable weight-loss program?
  24. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    IM sure we will be trying to make as lightweight as possible ...just think were using white/gray or some kinda winter color scheme...the only thing that will be hard not to make lightweight is if we decide to all wear same boots (mukluks)
  25. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    You know me to well brotha