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Author Topic: The Real McCoy WIP  (Read 32674 times)

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The Real McCoy WIP
« on: Sep 07, 2008, 11:03 PM »
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"How Lucas McCoy stumbled blindly through building his first costume"

The concept: My Mandalorian character from the Star Wars Galaxies video game.


This armor looks distinctly different from standard "Jango-style" Mandalorian armor plates in several ways.
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013, 08:52 PM by Lucas McCoy »
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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2008, 11:05 PM »
So this is my first attempt. I'm using Sintra which im ordering tomorrow. first off i'd like to say that it broke my heart to sand off/paint over jeremy bulloch's signature on my helmet...
blasphemy?

anyways...
heres what ive got so far



















anyone know if spray paint darkens any after a couple of coats? its a liiiitle light for me...granted after a little weathering it may darken a bit but
anyway
i'm going to a family friends sign shop tomorrow to get the Sintra, and later tonight im gonna trace out all the templates for my plates on posterboard
what do you cut sintra with?
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013, 08:49 PM by Lucas McCoy »
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Shocye Ren

Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2008, 12:25 AM »
A jigsaw with a fine tooth blade works really well.

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2008, 01:11 AM »
sweet thats what i used on the helmet
i got some test templates cut out for the chest plate, gonna basically make all the pieces out of posterboard before i cut the actual plates



also heres a test of my swg-version of the mando boots. im gonna make the shin armor come farther down on the laces

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2008, 01:39 AM »
this is "ish" of what the bucket will look like

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2008, 03:07 AM »
Its coming along good.

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2008, 03:30 AM »
next question
i want to fill in the dent on the helmet but im not big on resin/putty all over the place
is there a quick fix thatll stay solid that i can just sand and paint over? and will i need to apply it to the sanded helmet or can it go over paint and still hold?

just ordered my leather vest and chestplate decal =)
« Last Edit: Sep 08, 2008, 04:20 AM by therealmccoy »
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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2008, 05:25 AM »
so since im doing the swg version of mando armor i scratched the first plates i cut out templates for and drew this set...



see?
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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2008, 07:26 AM »
Kandosii ner vod!!! that is looking amazing!  What thickness sintra are you using?

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2008, 07:45 AM »
You know what?  I'm sure after it's finished you can find Jeremy at a con again and have him sign the inside of the helmet.  Nice progress so far.

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2008, 09:12 AM »
next question
i want to fill in the dent on the helmet but im not big on resin/putty all over the place
is there a quick fix thatll stay solid that i can just sand and paint over? and will i need to apply it to the sanded helmet or can it go over paint and still hold?

just ordered my leather vest and chestplate decal =)
Get you a small can of bondo. Sand the dent area with some coarse sand paper really good, then apply the bondo/hardener mixture to it. Sand smooth and viola!

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2008, 10:48 AM »
Get you a small can of bondo. Sand the dent area with some coarse sand paper really good, then apply the bondo/hardener mixture to it. Sand smooth and viola!

bondo would be at like joanne's or craft shops?
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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #12 on: Sep 08, 2008, 11:01 AM »
Walmart and Meijer, in the auto section.

I think the smallest can is like $10, comes with the hardener.  You'll probably end up finding other uses for it on your armor.

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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #13 on: Sep 08, 2008, 11:46 AM »
anyone know if spray paint darkens any after a couple of coats? its a liiiitle light for me...granted after a little weathering it may darken a bit

If you put down a layer of black or some other dark color, then put the green on top of it, it will be a little darker.  Likewise, weathering it with a dark, dirty material at the end will give the illusion of the color being darker.


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Re: Lucas McCoy's Beskar'gam
« Reply #14 on: Sep 08, 2008, 01:16 PM »
Yes bondo is about as quick as you're gonna get for filling that dent in. It works though.

 


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