Topic: Couple of female metal sets.

Well, DragonCon was last weekend in Atlanta GA.  I've been working hard at the forge and stump putting together two sets of metal female mando for my girlfriend and a very good friend of mine.  They debut their armor as we escorted Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan around the convention over the weekend.  Friday, 30 members from our east coast clans came together and had dinner with Jeremy and wife who are just delightful people. smile

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Both these sets are hand hammered and planished (dents smoothed out).  The red set (a take off the Rav Bralor figure) is done up in light aluminum since the wearer wasn't used to the Atlanta heat.  Her gaunts are double layered 26ga steel, pretty much indestructible.  Helmet is a modified Rubies jango helmet that I did a bit of work on to get the right shape.  The Twi'lek is wearing all steel except her gaunts which are double layered 26ga aluminum.  Both sets were made out of custom patterns that were made off casts and measurements.  I only get to see my girlfriend once a month due to her college, so both of these sets were made without the girls being present for fittings...I was just lucky they fit perfectly. smile

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Nice work! I love those both. I have a question, on the red one, is that a velvet flightsuit she's wearing?

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It's velvety feeling yes.  I told her to pick out and ship me what she wanted to use as a flight suit, and thats what she sent. It actually feels really comfortable on her, plus it's warm since she's up in Canada.

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4 (edited by Miba Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:19 am)

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That's actually kinda a cool idea. smile It looks good. And it is indeed a good idea for colder climates. I'm pretty close to Canada myself, but I wouldn't have thought of that. I'll have to keep it in mind.

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i'd kill for steel armor............

Some amazing work there man; great job

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gonna go monday to a sign shop and get a few sheets of sintra

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I've actually got my new forge on the way this week.  Gonna start cranking out forged/tempered sets for male and females, but they are not going to be cheap by any means.  I've got one set left to build for myself, then I don't have to worry about my own personal armor anymore. smile

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Looks great! I am glad to see that neither of these metal sets over emphasize the bust like with Womandalorian.

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9 (edited by Novall Talon Tuesday, September 9, 2008 5:09 pm)

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Well, the key is comfort while practical.  I know some people who think the armor should be flat like a man's armor, and thats just not right or fair.  However, your not trying to create a sculpture of Venus either.  I hammer my armor out to be functional.  Both girls took some spills back stage because it was almost pitch dark, and the armor saved them from bruises and cuts on the risers.  They can move fairly quickly to because they don't have to worry about it breaking like plastic or fiberglass armor.

Here's another one:

http://mercs.firespray.net/downloadables/l_7ecf05c9be9c35a2f939585ef2e34d01.jpg

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Re: Couple of female metal sets.

Novall Talon wrote:

I've got one set left to build for myself, then I don't have to worry about my own personal armor anymore. smile

Wow, that must be a great feeling to be completely happy with the set you have.  I get the feeling that I'll never be satisfied with mine, no matter how good I'm able to get it.  There will always be something that could be better, some new idea that I'll want to incorporate.... I can be a perfectionist that way    tongue

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Not so much that I'll be happy with it more then there's no way I'll be able to out-do it.  The next set will be as close as humanly possible to what a mando would wear, with the working bits.  I'm hoping to have it done in time to debut at SDCC next year.  100% metal, including the jetpack and helmet.

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All the sudden I had this hilarious mental image of you putting on your armor, and then promptly falling over backwards....and, like a turtle, not being able to get on your feet again....

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Lol, well...I'll have to make sure to check for that. big_smile

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Pheonix023 wrote:

All the sudden I had this hilarious mental image of you putting on your armor, and then promptly falling over backwards....and, like a turtle, not being able to get on your feet again....

Someone I know fell out of a chair wearing full stormtrooper armor with the same result. tongue

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that would be embarrassing.....so much for the Empire's finest  tongue

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OH WOW! I need you. You can help! this is what i need! East coast you say... where abouts too. I need female armor. I dont know what else to do. I don;t know if i could effectively shape the sintra peices ive been finding to work with my femaleness, certainly not the fiberglass...

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Cool!

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Si Titran wrote:

OH WOW! I need you. You can help! this is what i need! East coast you say... where abouts too. I need female armor. I dont know what else to do. I don;t know if i could effectively shape the sintra peices ive been finding to work with my femaleness, certainly not the fiberglass...

Give us a visit on the Mercs forums.  We have 4 clans along the east coast...so your probably close to us somewhere. smile

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19 (edited by Lord Revan Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:55 pm)

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Yeah, I joined there under the name of my favorite one of a kind RPG Mando, Solus Auurin. big_smile

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Lord Revan wrote:

Yeah, I joined there under the name of my favorite one of a kind RPG Mando, Solus Auurin. big_smile

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Oh I wouldn't dream of it ever Rev.

Thanks! I'll be looking!

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Lord Revan wrote:

Yeah, I joined there under the name of my favorite one of a kind RPG Mando, Solus Auurin. big_smile

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Oh snap! I used that first name in an RPG!

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