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Title: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 22, 2015, 02:17 PM
I decided to do a no name Mandalorian protector.
  So here will be the build thread.
I feel this is a better vision for me then the dirty super trooper that I first wanted to do.
First thing to do was to repaint my helmet.
I think it came out pretty good and fits in well with the protector theme,
(https://i.imgur.com/zBTMfr6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G53Jr2M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mgkpJQC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SZkbe5c.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5LqQlkw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Cil5BtL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b5Hz4gg.jpg)

I'm still debating on painting the ears orange like the comic pics or not, thoughts?
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/9/95/Mandaloriansclonewars.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20071018232759)

Shin tools.
(http://i.imgur.com/XxnWxUN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KSj4Laf.jpg)
I feel this kit design is better suited for me and where I want my kit to go.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Dec 22, 2015, 05:11 PM
Great start.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 22, 2015, 08:32 PM
Thanks!!
I just finished the gauntlets.
 The worst has been repainted. The armor will be a piece of cake to repaint!
(http://i.imgur.com/YIf1oG9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZcGFKsM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Vw6a7L0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lqFt07e.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AgoIUZD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3RmP13y.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LRlq8iD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DWrFXer.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DCag16Q.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 23, 2015, 07:50 PM
I got my soft parts dyed gray and weathered.
(https://i.imgur.com/OsuK6ya.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JCLKxzy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xchqVbJ.jpg)
The flash washed it more then I figured. I'll have to hit the weathering a bit heavier.
Boots and spats sans spikes.
(https://i.imgur.com/INntsXf.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 24, 2015, 09:17 PM
I touched the helmet up a bit as a few things didn't sit just right with me.

I got rid of the red triangle as it was distracting, toned down the orange just a bit,and painted the left ear to match the right to keep with the orangish theme of the cartoon pic.
(https://i.imgur.com/yZl64Ii.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5oWJ0Et.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iL6EJMk.jpg)
Now it looks more bad @$$.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Kol Hokan on Dec 28, 2015, 11:29 PM
Everything is looking spot on for a custom Protector build! I love it!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 29, 2015, 09:19 AM
Thanks!
I got my jet pack and correct ammo belt on order to be able to get to correct Protector status. I just need a couple other things to get, then I can assemble the whole thing.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 30, 2015, 08:23 PM
I got my new MOW ammo belt and MOW side pouches on, I had to extend it a bit as you can see. :laugh: :-[
(http://i.imgur.com/ibGBZxb.jpg)
Rebuilding my rifle to Mandalorian protector modified EE3 status.
(http://i.imgur.com/UvaEAQI.jpg)
I'm using the new Rubies blaster as the base for the EE3, it fits perfectly with my 1 1/2" barrel and resin copy's of the real Webly flare gun parts.
(http://i.imgur.com/FB2PMam.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HDZdrT0.jpg)
I will be making a real wooden stock for it.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 01, 2016, 07:39 AM
Armor repainted.
(https://i.imgur.com/GYMB3ZR.jpg)
Falco crest is on and I will wear it proud.

(http://i.imgur.com/mEBESrz.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 03, 2016, 04:06 PM
OK, first full upper armor and cloths test run...
Ignore the Mandalorian protector lounging Mountain Dew jams!!  :laugh: :-[ :P
I would have fully suited up, but my girth belt is drying from the wood stain dyeing process. That and my knees are still under construction. :'(
(https://i.imgur.com/uWU7Zi8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VyFrvSX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/c0YV2dR.jpg)

Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Dha Bral on Jan 06, 2016, 10:31 PM
Well done Lynn! Everything looks great.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 07, 2016, 09:08 PM
Thanks!
My first troop will be Saturday night. :o :P ;D
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Ca'tal on Jan 08, 2016, 10:25 AM
Looks exceptional. You've done a fantastic job with it.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 08, 2016, 08:35 PM
All ready for my first outing this Saturday night.
(https://i.imgur.com/ork9w6F.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wCgbdx3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8tObxg0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3gT3Qmw.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 10, 2016, 05:26 PM
My first troop.
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Binghamton%20Senators%20Star%20Wars%20Night%20010916/IMG_7740cc.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Binghamton%20Senators%20Star%20Wars%20Night%20010916/IMG_7682cc.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Binghamton%20Senators%20Star%20Wars%20Night%20010916/IMG_7679cc.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 12, 2016, 07:12 PM
Here it is, my custom MOW jet pack. Jango arena fuselage with classic pack parts.
(http://i.imgur.com/JzWZOqN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5p4T0t5.jpg)
Here are the only visible "defects" that I can see from the mold degradation of the arena pack MOW mentions in his add.
(http://i.imgur.com/wZRBq6z.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6Lo8J5x.jpg)
Too be honest, I may not even bother filling them in, why bother? It is not bad, no pin holes and no one will notice when the paint is on and it adds "age" to the jet pack.
Pour holes in the back will need to be taken care of.
(http://i.imgur.com/DW2zzsT.jpg)
A little surface texture needs to be sanded down and some red glaze putty will make fast work of this.
(https://i.imgur.com/bDr8fn4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X3KlV2l.jpg)
Overall I think this in an awesome pack and is a far step ahead of my old Richies Armor fiberglass jet pack that I had BITD.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 14, 2016, 09:41 PM
I got my attachments done for the rocket and thrusters.
1/2" threaded rod and accompanying hard ware for rocket.
(https://i.imgur.com/KMQKwws.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tkjhafH.jpg)
The thrusters got 1" PVC pipe spacers, 1 1/4" washers and 5/16th hardware all pressure fit only and holds tight. The thrusters can move if needed.
(http://i.imgur.com/HgJXaBc.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 17, 2016, 04:29 PM
Rocket and thrusters are complete.
(http://i.imgur.com/lARci9O.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hikUVmL.jpg)
A little homage to the comics for those you who are wondering why I went with a purple rocket and is in keeping with my Mandalorian protector theme.
(http://i.imgur.com/eJOBVj6.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 19, 2016, 09:16 PM
Jet pack sanded down, red spot glaze puttied, first color put down, all holes drilled for appropriate greeblies and harness attachment.
I got a '65 Mustang seat belt that I will be using for the lower harness point.
I got Shape ways piano keys for the Jet pack since they are missing on the Jango packs, they look pretty good on the pack.
(http://i.imgur.com/qJq9cm8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SAixjF1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lwhw2d7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/r5SLSIu.jpg)
I didn't like how the gloves looked in the pictures and they didn't feel right holding the blaster during the troop, so I got a pair of MOW gloves and I added the pre pro patches to them.
(http://i.imgur.com/ppdFqBU.jpg)
Shape ways toe spikes, Shoe gooed and screwed.. They came out pretty good, I placed them on the higher side of  to help avoid toe scuffing.
(http://i.imgur.com/mOkkN1w.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7zxh8ko.jpg)
New blaster base and a Shape Ways greeblie for the side. This will be looking like the Super trooper blaster.
(http://i.imgur.com/iGbE8vW.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 24, 2016, 09:18 AM
Main fuselage is now painted the main colors.
Weathering has been started, and greeblie detailing will begin.
(https://i.imgur.com/qXUlcWz.jpg)

Weathered up and most greeblies added.
(http://i.imgur.com/SEkvYuJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kozlk9g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/X1Cw26T.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JoKj5DV.jpg)
Waiting for final details to come in the mail and I will try my hand at wiring up a LED for my light beacon.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 26, 2016, 03:23 PM
I'm just about done with the jet pack. The light beacon is lite and I'm waiting on some more final details to arrive in mail.
(https://i.imgur.com/TqdnYO5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/V7lH4Gr.jpg)
Still figuring out on how I want to attach it to the harness.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jan 28, 2016, 09:35 PM
My fans are installed. I got the set up from a guy on the TDH. It is really good stuff.
(https://i.imgur.com/QTvdBMR.jpg)
I fogged up the lens intentionally and turned the fans on and they cleared right off.
They work really well and turn the air around in the helmet so it isn't stagnant and hot.
I really needed this when I was at the hockey game a few weeks ago.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Feb 02, 2016, 08:17 AM
The jet pack is finally detailed and done.
(https://i.imgur.com/Hbb8Q46.jpg)

I got the lower JP harness belt on.
(https://i.imgur.com/BDju1qY.jpg)
Since we are restoring a '65 Mustang and I just got done working on the interior in the fall, I felt the '65 Mustang seat belts looked really fitting for the pack so I got another one and used it for the lower attachment. It is simple quick click belt that works great

Since my upper harness attachment idea failed miserably I got new accurate ones coming for it that will be 10 yo boy friendly to attach.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Kol Hokan on Feb 03, 2016, 04:23 AM
I love your jetpack. Particularly the homage to the comics with the purple rocket!  Fantastic!  THIS is what I love to see in a Protector build!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Dha Bral on Feb 03, 2016, 07:23 AM
Main fuselage is now painted the main colors.
Weathering has been started, and greeblie detailing will begin.
(https://i.imgur.com/qXUlcWz.jpg)

Weathered up and most greeblies added.
(http://i.imgur.com/SEkvYuJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kozlk9g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/X1Cw26T.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JoKj5DV.jpg)
Waiting for final details to come in the mail and I will try my hand at wiring up a LED for my light beacon.
Lynn

Full prepro greeblies Lol! Love it!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 16, 2016, 12:13 AM
All I can say is, I'm a fan.  This is what I like to see man.

Really diggin the purple rocket, awesome tribute to the original comic artwork. And proof that garish colors can look really good and not out of place when done right.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Apr 17, 2016, 07:03 AM
Thanks!! Yeah, I wanted to do something different with the pack and keep it somewhat comic book MP looking.
Here are some new pics of an event yesterday in the kit.

Our own Iviin'kyr Falco primping me up and fixing me up for app pics.
(http://i.imgur.com/REdvwmk.jpg)

A few action poses after the main shots.

(http://i.imgur.com/7Z9tKkE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/x9VkKll.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uPp1tKR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2J00dKC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DEci0GZ.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Apr 17, 2016, 03:33 PM
Soooooooo dope man! It looks really good, inspirational for my build!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 17, 2016, 04:45 PM
Great looking kit Lynn! Get that thing into submission!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Apr 17, 2016, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the comps guys!! I hope I can inspire someone..  :)
I'll get my submission in when  Iviin'kyr Falco can get me the pics he took.

Here a few more pics my boy took while David was taking my app pics.
(https://i.imgur.com/mJqLFNs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WFI9n0l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lVSVIwq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NBzLDm1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GAgVjlg.jpg)
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Apr 17, 2016, 07:07 PM
Sharp man, real sharp  8)  8)


I feel like your kit could be another version of a pre-production Boba Fett kit, which may sound kinda weird, but that is basically what you are going for when building an MP kit. Looks movie quality authentic. Keep on doing what you do man.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 24, 2016, 05:31 AM
Great work vod, awesome kit
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 08, 2016, 08:38 PM
Great looking kit Lynn! Get that thing into submission!

My clan Ruus'alor Iviin'kyr Falco got me my app pics that he took and I sent in my app for approval.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 08, 2016, 08:45 PM
Can you post up those pics, would be good to see you in action
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 09, 2016, 06:32 AM
Can you post up those pics, would be good to see you in action
Not much of me in action, Just pics my Ruus'alor took.  :laugh:
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Front_Off.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Front.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Right.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Left.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Back.jpg)
(http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Falco/Lynn%20Mercs/Lynn_Blaster%202.jpg)

Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 09, 2016, 07:47 AM
Kit looks good vod,
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 10, 2016, 09:10 PM
I agree. Pretty awesome work! Perhaps, as I have been told with my kit, could have a bit more grime to give it more of that used look? Quality work though!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 10, 2016, 11:16 PM
Quality work man! I'm looking forward to seeing some killstripes above your forum tag ;)  8)
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 13, 2016, 08:32 PM
I just got my official member accepted notice tonight!!!! Now I just got to go for the Mandalorian protector status. Woo Whoo!!
Thanks for all the help guys'/gals.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 13, 2016, 09:11 PM
Great Scott Lynn, that's great news. Congratulations mate
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 13, 2016, 10:31 PM
Awesome news!!! you deserve it man  8)
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 25, 2016, 04:36 PM
Thanks guys!!
I just got my ID # and applied for Mandalorian Protector Brigade status.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Kai Ree'tat on May 25, 2016, 06:30 PM
Great looking kit, way to set the standard.
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 25, 2016, 09:00 PM
Thanks!! Looking forward to seeing more of your kit as well.
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Mi'ix on May 28, 2016, 10:18 AM
This is a wonderful build. I look forward to more of your input on my Protector build!

Additionally, what did you do to get the purple rocket look just right?
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on May 31, 2016, 06:21 PM
Thanks!!
I just painted the rocket silver and I used liquid mask for the chips.  I painted the main part of the rocket base a more solid color and lightened it up near the top by misting on the paint to make it look more worn when I weathered it.

I just got my official notice, I'm an OM MP Brigade member!!
Lynn
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Mi'ix on May 31, 2016, 07:17 PM
Awesome!

Thanks for the advice and congrats!
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 31, 2016, 09:17 PM
I just got my official notice, I'm an OM MP Brigade member!!

Congratz! that is awesome!  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Lynn TXP 0369 Mandalorian protector (WIP) (first troop pics)
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 31, 2016, 10:23 PM
Well done mate, that's a great kit you've done