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Ummm......  a little demanding there???

There's lots of ways to get or make Mandalorian armor.

Get: eBay or some other similar outlet

Make: Depends on your skills, materials at hand, how accurate you want it, and how much money you have.

Which is it?

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Sorry if I was demanding... I've been wanting some for three years, but couldn't figure it out.

Make. As for materials, I have several. I have some experiance making PVC pipe blasters that turned out quite accurate. But, on this one, the only similarity to Mando armor will be the pieces of armor on a vest. I want it to be more like just random skiff gaurd armor and helmet. I have a low budget, too.

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Five letters for you... B-L-A-C-K with white around the black visor.... Oh Yeah!!! big_smile

Boba still has my favorite armor on though since I've never actually seen this kind of armor. And to "mando316" I don't even think it is a real set of armor anymore, just bits and peices of any armor parts he found. BUT he put them together quite nicely. big_smile

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How Do You Set Up Topics!!!!! sad sad sad sad

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mand'alor1 wrote:

I wonder if modern Mandos having shock trooper armor is due to their creators basically copying the Boba and Jango armor, giving it a different color and the person inside a different name.

Not 100% accurate, yes to a degree that is true - there are those who are fans of Boba and/or Jango who have based their costumes on their armour as seen in the films (myself included) however there is established Canon material that clearly shows that modern era Mandos (those from 1000yrs BBY to at least 150yrs ABY) wear that style of armour, often with only a different colour and weapons carried to distinguish themselves from their movie brethren.

These Canon sources include:

Jango Fett: Open Seasons
Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter
Republic Commando: Hard Contact
Republic Commando: Triple Zero
Republic Commando: True Colours
Republic Commando: Order 66
Boba Fett: A Practical Man
Legacy Of The Force: Bloodlines
Legacy Of The Force: Sacrifice
Legacy Of The Force: Revelations
Legacy Of The Force: Invincible
Twin Engines Of Destruction
Clone Wars: Volume 6 - On The Fields Of Battle: Forever Young
Marvel Star Wars 68 - 69, 99 - 101, 107

ALL the above show Mando's wearing Boba/Jango stlye armour, so it's not that surprising (or a shame) that most people choose to wear/make a variant of it.

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That's alot of books. big_smile

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ee-3 wrote:

Five letters for you... B-L-A-C-K with white around the black visor.... Oh Yeah!!! big_smile

Boba still has my favorite armor on though since I've never actually seen this kind of armor. And to "mando316" I don't even think it is a real set of armor anymore, just bits and peices of any armor parts he found. BUT he put them together quite nicely. big_smile

The Manda'lore of MandoMercs, Novall Talon, has similarly colored armor, I believe.

And like Orthar said, the general style of armor is actually very common among Mandalorians, nearly standard (if anything about them can be called standard). Most have a few more plates (shin, thigh).

I'd have to say black, with gold trim, largely based off the Mando meanings.

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I love the colours that I chose for my personal set of beskar'gam: charcoal grey with copper around the visor. The grey was chosen both for stealth and because of the Mando meaning. The copper is for the characters hair, and for the desert.

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pale grey for me with dark grey leopard spots.

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I've seen a red and black mandalorian armor! smile

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I guess there's a first time for everything.

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I would like purple and yellow, or purple and green.

For a boy, Purple is one of my favourite colours.

( no, I'm obsessed with girl colours. I like purple though. A LOT smile )

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MossNoth wrote:

I love the colours that I chose for my personal set of beskar'gam: charcoal grey with copper around the visor. The grey was chosen both for stealth and because of the Mando meaning. The copper is for the characters hair, and for the desert.

There's a Mando color code for gray now?  Guess there's been some updates since I last checked..  All I remember were black, gold, and green havn'ing known meanings.

And btw, in cast I'd never made it clear before, my beskar'gam doesn't follow the emotional/mission oriented 'color code.'  I prefer the clan based color selection, with Aliit Drakus's colors being black accented in red.

I'm contemplating a storyline play on the color of my girth belt.  I'm thinking that as a youth, my character wore a black and red sash to further represent his clan, but after his marriage, he began wearing the dark blue of his wife's clan, another of the symbolic 'trophies' one mate would wear that he/she had recieved from the other *Or maybe as recieved from her family/clan.  The other trophy being her braid that I wear on my shoulder.*  I still need to work out in my storyline what she got from me...

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Clan colors have meaning too, so both ideas are cool with me.

In reality, I would have simple earthy tones with different colored plates.

What I think would be bad a is a true or rose red/ black and white trim.  Add a red visor to that as well.

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they are more optional than anything tbh
some people just like green

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Yep, it varies from Mando to Mando. 

Some just like whatever random colors they choose, some clans adopt specific colors to represent themselves *like mine,* and there is the 'color code.'  Not a fan of the latter one there, but it's used to much now that I guess it's pretty well canon.  I'm just glad that KT allowed for the other options as well, rather then making a strict cultural thing where the color code it ALWAYS adheared to.  Most of her characters seem to follow it, but it's made clear that not everybody does or has to

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1. Gray=Mourning a Lost Love
   2. Red=Honoring a Father
   3. Black=Justice
   4. Gold=Vengeance
   5. Green=Duty
   6. Blue=Reliability
   7. Orange=A Lust for Life

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So Boba is duty? Lol duty.

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Gray=Mourning a Lost Love
+
Red=Honoring a Father
+
Green=Duty
= Boba.


This has KT's syicky hands all over it. I can see her now thinking of other ways to make Boba into someone you would see on Dr. Phil/ Opra.

What about things like Cold, Calculating, or even Dark Heart?
I love that she wants to wrtite about Boba but some times KT makes things a little to emotional.

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Thankyou Alo. I don't like the touchy,feely side of Boba that Traviss came up with either,
What next Boba baking Brownies with 'little' Kad'ika?

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WalonVau wrote:

Thankyou Alo. I don't like the touchy,feely side of Boba that Traviss came up with either,
What next Boba baking Brownies with 'little' Kad'ika?

lol tongue brownies. anyway I've always heard Boba had green armor because he just liked the color. and I always thought that that dark green would provide nice camouflage in alot of different environments

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If I remember rightly its Jaster's armor and Jango's helmet or something like that according to the young Boba novels.

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Well, I know that a lot of his armor has been replaced over the years. He would even do work for mando armor rather than credits.

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Thats true like in the Han Solo trilogy where he did a job in exchange for some wrist mounted dart shooters I think it was.

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According to later novels he wears durasteel armor plates, not actual "beskar" Mandalorian Armor.

Basically just heavy duty metal look alikes

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