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so i'm a member of the mandolorian mercs and ive wanted to join the 501st for a while and was finding it hard to decide what to make but when i saw that Mandalore the Ultimate got a crl i knew that that was what i wanted to make. thanks to  Rejean for putting the hard work in. I'm going to try and copy as much of his armor as possible. 

my plan is to make the armor out of sintra and styrene if that is approveable. but i must be honest i haven't talked to my local GML about this yet i didn't know if i should do that before or after i make the armor.

but this is what i have so far i have the shins and tops of the gauntlets.

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any advice is greatly appreciated i know the the 501st is a little different then the mando mercs.

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It is never a bad idea to contact GMLs before you start just to get to know folks in your area. Some garrisons do armor parties, and the ability to get in-person advice on the actual build process is always a benefit. Plus, you can at least start to get to know the folks in your area and make it a smooth transition into membership after approval.

It is always a VERY good (dare I say, should be required) step to contact the Detachment that you are building the character for, since we are the specialists for details and the nitty gritty that the general Legion wouldn't have.

With regards to the approval of sintra and styrene, my only comments are that it comes down to being able to replicate the armor from references. The important thing should be the quality and surface finish of the final product (lumps, dents, divets, bubbles, etc that would alter the surface of your armor), troop-ability, durability, and weight. As a MM, you probably have already seen the differences that people have provided between ABS, resin, and metal armor in those areas. If it is meant to be armor, it shouldn't bend when you walk (hence, no foam). It should have a smooth surface overall, with some weathering. It should take into consideration where you live (certain plastics react and age differently in colder climates). 

So, the short answer is yes, those materials are approvable so long as you are able to replicate the details and structure of the references while also taking into consideration wear and tear in your climate.

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Thanks for the info it  helps I did end up contacting my gml and am waiting for a response. If this was almost any other suit of armor there is no way that I would make it out of Sinatra but this one is simular to my Mando armor so I think I can get the details required. And I will definitely contact my local garrison I’ve trooped with them before and they are some nice guys. I’m currently working on the mask I plan to mold it and make multiple so I can cold cast one to give it a try. I don’t think that would work for the aprooved armor because some of the other parts of the armor would have to match. And finding paint that would match would be doficult.

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Im still working on it.

this is one of the references from the game that i have been using along with the pics from the crl to make the mask.

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Just make sure you stay consistent with the entire reference. One thing I see quite a bit are people cherry-picking parts of different references and sticking them together. That's a no-no!

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oh ok so then i should stick to the images that are already on the reference Calgary then i did not know about  that thank. And after posting the picture of the mask i saw that i had got the stripes wrong and now i have to re do it so your advise will be very helpful thanks.

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If you have a 360 view of the one you are using that shows good details, you can do that version and submit it as its own CRL. The 360 view is usually the kicker for that aspect with new costumes as there is always one view (usually the back or the knees down) that are never seen and can't be validated.

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I would but I just found the picture on google and I can’t find any more references like it. I think im just going to try and copy the one in the Crl but I’m going to have to do some more research first I’m almost out of Sinatra and have to get more and the mask needs to be fixed so I’m going to take my time and do this right. I’m going to look at the games for that 360 view if I can find it I may go with that. 

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There's a fairly in depth reference gallery if you click the main Mandalore sub-forum, as well.

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