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Mandalorian Armor


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Tenacity
07.29.2018 , 02:17 PM | #1
This is quite the work in progress, but for the past couple of months I've been planning out a mandalorian costume for next year's comicon (this will be the second one I've been to, the first in over 10 years, but my brother goes every year and has cosplayed the flash, arrow, green lantern, the joker, and kylo ren).

So far I've only got the base gauntlets and initial jetpack made. I'm waiting on the delivery of sintra to make the rest of the armor, and I still need to get ahold of the soft parts - flight suit, flak vest, gloves, boots, etc. I have all the patterns cut out though. (FYI, sintra is a type of expanded core PVC sheeting used for a lot of hard cosplay items, as it can be easily cut and shaped with a heat gun but remains rigid and durable when cooled).

Here's what I've got for the gauntlets and jetpack so far - the gauntlets are made from 4" pvc pipe cut to fit my arms and connected with piano hinge. I still need to build the flamethrower/wrist rockets and such for the gauntlets, as well as the clasps to keep them closed around the arm, but for now they're already looking and feeling pretty boss:
The Gauntlets:
https://i.imgur.com/ejqAtGg.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/keby1j2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VisrGFz.jpg

The jetpack:
https://i.imgur.com/OAg6bgU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/N3Y0Hmq.jpg

The jetpack is made entirely from scrap and junk parts, including a ceiling fan motor housing, supply line wall insert, various plumbing parts, and scrap PVC from the gauntlet build. Still considering adding a rocket or air intake to the top of it.

Concept art for the armor:
https://i.imgur.com/wZd7oBv.png

Not sure about my color scheme yet, that'll be decided once I get the flight suit, gloves, etc.

Here's the patterns, cut out of heavy stock paper, to trace onto the sintra sheets once i get them:
https://i.imgur.com/FubQg5s.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CXZyfOe.jpg

More will be posted as the project continues.
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Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
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FlameYOL
07.30.2018 , 06:56 AM | #2
I really enjoy how bulky the Jetpack looks. Keep us posted as I love Mandalorian cosplays.
A man can have anything...If he's willing to sacrifice everything

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TalonVII
07.30.2018 , 08:07 AM | #3
Not bad at all. Keep it up. KANDOSII!
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Tenacity
08.04.2018 , 12:54 AM | #4
Update! I've been up entirely too long tonight working away at my armor plates, and the base plates are almost all cut and shaped. I still have to do the trauma plating tomorrow, but this is starting to look like the real deal:

https://i.imgur.com/m8tgCE8.jpg
--- Lynx - Powertech Mercenary - Rashkah
Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
-- Pakhet - Sorceror - Juggernaut - Sorthak

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FlameYOL
08.04.2018 , 06:05 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
Update! I've been up entirely too long tonight working away at my armor plates, and the base plates are almost all cut and shaped. I still have to do the trauma plating tomorrow, but this is starting to look like the real deal:

https://i.imgur.com/m8tgCE8.jpg
Nice work!
A man can have anything...If he's willing to sacrifice everything

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Tenacity
08.04.2018 , 04:58 PM | #6
More work done on the gauntlets, added my flamethrowers and fuel lines. Still have plenty of room left for the other gadgets that will be attached to these things, including some switches/knobs and a mini computer screen (may or may not be functional, lol):

https://i.imgur.com/84Bc0II.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k1bJeXl.jpg
--- Lynx - Powertech Mercenary - Rashkah
Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
-- Pakhet - Sorceror - Juggernaut - Sorthak

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Tenacity
08.06.2018 , 10:23 AM | #7
New jetpack in progress, still a long way from being done but it's taking shape:

https://i.imgur.com/scYGCjs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/x37lRlU.jpg
--- Lynx - Powertech Mercenary - Rashkah
Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
-- Pakhet - Sorceror - Juggernaut - Sorthak

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Tenacity
08.12.2018 , 03:48 PM | #8
Album showing all the work I've got done so far, armor and jetpack and gauntlets are all relatively finished, painting will be next weekend hopefully.

https://imgur.com/a/JI7YKYV
--- Lynx - Powertech Mercenary - Rashkah
Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
-- Pakhet - Sorceror - Juggernaut - Sorthak

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OfficerDonNZ
08.12.2018 , 04:24 PM | #9
Impressive stuff. The question is though have you made a helmet? Can't be a true Mando without the tin lid Won't be easy.
"Korriban’s a rock, mind the Sith." -Jolee Bindo.

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Tenacity
08.12.2018 , 05:44 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by OfficerDonNZ View Post
Impressive stuff. The question is though have you made a helmet? Can't be a true Mando without the tin lid Won't be easy.
I plan to buy the helmet, it's too important a piece to try and do by hand especially when I've never made one before. Going to go with the NME props assassin helmet, here:
https://www.nmeprops.com/product-page/the-assassin
--- Lynx - Powertech Mercenary - Rashkah
Telbasta - Sniper - Operative - Maihos
Leonin - Gunslinger - Scoundrel - Arshia ---
-- Pakhet - Sorceror - Juggernaut - Sorthak