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 First Mandalorian build WIP

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #15 on: Oct 07, 2018, 07:59 PM »
I'm in kinda a similar situation.  While I'm right hand dominant, I shoot left handed, so I aim with my left.

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2019, 12:21 AM »
Alright, well slowly but surely Iím making some headway on this build.

Itís taken a bit of time, but I finally have most of the paint work done. I wanted to leave the helmet until last (which from what I can tell is the opposite of what most people seem to do) but I felt like I wanted as much time behind the airbrush before I attempted the portion of the build that will generate the most focus.

I chose to do the paint job using the layering method, sealing everything with Testorís dullcote, then hit it with some weathering, then sealed everything again. It was a pretty labour intensive process, but in the end I was happy with the result.

And now some photos because no one cares about the narrative, we want pics! [Warning, pic intensive]

 I started with the rear because well, itís going to be the least visible part.




















And finally..








While waiting for the paint to dry between layers I also started working on the decals of the shoulder bells. I got some great negative stencils from Fettology on TDH.







Unfortunately when I removed the final layer on the Jaster decal, I didnít wait long enough for the paint underneath to dry and it peeled quite a bit of the yellow portion of the emblem off. Thankfully it wasnít a completely fatal error and I just passed it off as ďadditional weatheringĒ.

I received my flak vest I ordered from Pascale on Etsy [creativeartshop] a few months ago and I love the quality and how lightweight it is, however itís gonna be warm in the summer being made from leather. I saw a really cool alternative mounting option on TDH a few months ago where someone was using lock back pins to mount their armour and figured Iíd give that a try. Once I got everything measured out, I mounted my chest plates to my flak vest and added an additional layer of weathering to match everything a little better.





(As you can tell from the photo with the flak vest all marked up I actually did that before I started painting the helmet)

And that about catches me up to where Iím currently at on my build. Iím hoping to continue working on it as soon as I get a few more days off.
Next up will be mounting the rest of the armour to the soft parts, installing some electronics in the helmet and gluing the visor in as right now itís just clipped in temporarily. I hope you guys enjoy and Iíll be back soon with some more updates!

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2019, 01:20 AM »
 :o :o :o Vod, this is some FANTASTIC painting you've done! I would love to see more of your process! This is gonna be an amazing quality kit.  :mcq1:

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #18 on: Mar 07, 2019, 11:17 AM »
Hot dang that looks great!

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #19 on: Mar 07, 2019, 11:44 AM »
This is looking awesome! Can't wait to see what happens next.

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #20 on: Mar 08, 2019, 02:10 PM »
That weathering though!!!! GAH!!! Very nice work!! Can't wait to see how this finishes up!

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #21 on: Mar 08, 2019, 04:30 PM »
That's just awesome

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #22 on: Mar 16, 2019, 03:47 AM »
Ok, so for some reason I seem to have forgotten the fact that before I even started painting my helmet I had completed the paint work on my gauntlets and neglected to post anything about them... yeah I spaced out apparently, I apologize.
Here are a few pics of the painted up gauntlets.
 







All thatís left to do is to attach and weather the hoses at the rear which will be done in the same fashion as Jangoís (2 on the left and 3 on the right).
Iíve been on the other side of the country all week in my previous work jurisdiction so unfortunately I havenít had the opportunity to work on anything in that time, but Iím flying back home over the next two days, so hopefully Iíll have more updates for you guys in the upcoming weeks!

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #23 on: Mar 22, 2019, 08:33 PM »
Soooo jealous of your painting skills. Truly beautiful  :o

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #24 on: Jul 18, 2019, 02:51 PM »
HOLLY ...!!

Damn!!! This... This is crazy vod!! I am speechless!!

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #25 on: Jul 18, 2019, 05:42 PM »
That paint job is superb.  :o
Following with interest

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Re: First Mandalorian build WIP
« Reply #26 on: Jul 19, 2019, 10:57 AM »
First of all, your paint skills are top notch!  Well done indeed!

I want to caution you on the use of the True Mandalorian sigil.  This sigil is a Brigade sigil and unless you are already part of said Brigade, will need to be removed or significantly altered as to not be recognizable.  If you intend to apply for the Brigade, you will first need to attain OM status without the sigil, then add it to your kit for Brigade application.

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