Topic: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Hey everyone! I want to share with you the progress of my beskar'gam. My Star Wars alter ego , Ram Zerimar, makes a cameo in Bloodlines and for those of you curious about what the armor discribed in the story looks like, heres a peek at what Ill be walking around in at Celebration 4. Its still in the constuction stage, and various parts are at various stages. Here are the armor plates that make up the bulk of Ram's look.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/ … argam4.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/ … kargam.jpg

The bare metal has a bronze luster. This is a characteristic of beskar "Real Mando Iron", and is caused by beskar's unique chemical makeup. Beskar ranges in luster depending on the foundry and where it was mined. Other lusters include dark gun metal grey and chrome.
The gold markings date back to the Sith war when the Mandalorians fought on the side of the Sith. My clan made their names known during that conflict for their unrivaled marksmanship skills, and the Sith style markings are a kind of family tribute to that part of their clan history, and not any declaration of loyalty to the Sith because Mandos are loyal to themselves (for the most part).
The Mando'a poem on the back plate was written by Ryan Kaufman and is painted on in Mando typeface. It is a Family motto of sorts that is passed from father to son ever since, and refers to this time in their history when the clan earned the respect of the other clans. Heres the translation.




Ram'ser Aliit'laar (Title)

Te net'ra tracinya
Kot ru'gotal'u
Lo akaan shekemi
Ad Buir ad buir
Bal val nuhoyi
Hukaati o'r ka'ra
Mar'e! Koor'ani
Mar'e'yi'manda

From black fire
Family strength was forged
Into war goes son after his father
And they all sleep
Protected in the stars
At last the job is done
We have found heaven

The poem is from Ram'ika's family narrative. It's taught from father to the clan, on down the line. It was born sometime after the Ram'ser clan fought on the side of the Sith, four thousand some odd years ago, and contains a reference to that time. It describes the passing on from father to son of the warrior spirit, and then describes the final peace for all those who have gone before. A soldier with this painted on his armor knows where he comes from, what he's doing right now, and where he's going.
(Ryan Kaufman)

I think it adds some depth to the overall idea of the armor. I hope you enjoy my armor. I cant wait to be done with it. It wont be ready for Holloween so I have to think of something else this year. Ill no doubt have fun anyway.

Tell me what you think, and be brutaly honest like a true mando would. I take comments and crits well.

Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

What will you wear underneath the armor?

Overall, I think it looks great, especially the helmet...though my first thought was that it could use a little more contrast...but that's just me.  I like how the design is only on half the armor.  tongue

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Wow nice i could never do anything like that tongue i like all the detail with the poem and stuff.

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

That's friggen awesome! Be sure to post pics of you in the end product!

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Very well done!  Excellent job!  I love the tribal design and the whole color scheme you're using.  Oya Manda!!

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OMG its so beautiful! I love the poem too. I like the way that the armor's colored differently than the basic colors. Please post pics of the finished set!

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Oh WOW! That is kandosii! No other word can describe it!!

And yes, upon pain of dismemberment, you HAVE to post pics of the finished product!!

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8 (edited by Dageen Fett Saturday, September 16, 2006 8:07 pm)

Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

thats awesome, just curious what does the hand print stand for? anything specific

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Just got through 3/4ths of the book already, and finally got around to checking out this thread.  So, I know exactly who you're talking about.  I like the baby handprint.  Nice touch.  The poem on the back is very, very well done.  So, are you going to be wearing a jetpack with the armor?  I was thinking of making some armor myself.  I'm not too keen on a jetpack, though.  If I did, it'd be the kind Jango Fett had at the Geonosis arena.  It seemed more practical, because it has a shorter profile than the other one, with the missile that sticks out above your head.  I think that would really bug me. 

Anyway, mine was going to be more of a combo of Mandalorian and ARC Trooper armor.  Gray with a red visor.  Two pistols, but not like Jango's.  More like the Clone Commander's configuration.  And a Republic Commando DC-17.  Already got the helmet and DC-17.  Anyway, I'm not an artist, but the closest picture I've ever seen of what I'm trying to go for was actually drawn by one of our artists on the site here, Daenna.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/ … _color.jpg

The knee pads would be regular Mando armor knee pads.  However, I want full ARC Trooper length Kama, thigh, shin, and elbow armor.  The body suit would be a quilted Clone Trooper Body glove, with the amor over it.  You can actually purchase them here.

http://starfortressproductions.com/cata … ersuit.jpg

http://starfortressproductions.com/navigation.html


Anyway, I'm starting to geek out and ramble on.  Great looking costume, dude.

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

gotta love that armor, I'm working on a suit myself. Your armor inspires me greatly. Hope to see you the celebration soon!

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

that is some kickass armor.

Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

AWSOME. I gotta stop and make at least an attempt to make something so cool.

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Wow they are really funky, well done big_smile

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Just to connect the dots for everyone, I met up with Mando_sniper at C4 and posted a little bit about him and shot some photos of the costume:

http://bobafett.com/news/spotlight/cele … -iv-fetts/

aaron@bobafettfanclub.com

Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

I found this picter awhile back

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Ram_zerimar.jpg

Never though it was someones actually made set

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Beautiful MS ... I can only wish I was as talented as you ...

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Sweet Armour, wish i could get me some of that smile

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

Yeah that Armour is cool!

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Re: Bloodlines cameo, Mando Sniper's beskar'gam

HAHA.  Dude, you have your own Wiki page.  How cool is that?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ram_Zerimar

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Verpine_sniper_rifle

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