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Mando Pantoran
« on: Feb 10, 2019, 11:58 PM »
Well everyone it is time for kit#2! And thanks to my love of The Clone Wars animated series, I'm going to make a Pantoran Mandalorian. I came up with a concept about a year ago with Pantoran cultural elements from Clone Wars on a Mandalorian foundation.
I wrote out some things for gun slinger, but I actually have decided to go with one blaster and a melee weapon instead.

From the drawings, the plate style is more like Bo Katan. However, when I went to design the plate templates today, I actually started from a Sabine base, adding the ab and collar to meet CRLs. I kept Sabine's shoulder armor strips though. What do you think?

I am going to make this kit out of metal because I'm determined to try my hand at something new. Plus, I'm really really tired of worrying about scratching the paint job, I'm going to beat this kit up!

I'm pairing it with an NME mercenary bucket

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2019, 12:25 AM »
Excited to see your next kit start coming together, and see what you can do with a weathered kit! :)

Gold and maroon sounds like a great base.  I like your concept so far! Good luck on the metal, I know you've got some help at home who knows his way around it :)


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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2019, 02:26 AM »
Love the concept! Canít wait to see where this goes!

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2019, 04:28 AM »
What Den said.  ;D

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2019, 07:42 AM »
Awesome concept,  vod!  Can't wait to see it come together!

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2019, 07:01 PM »
I'm getting some popcorn ready.

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2019, 07:07 PM »
Commenting to follow! Really looking forward to this!

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2019, 12:56 AM »
Excited to watch this build

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #8 on: Feb 21, 2019, 11:33 AM »
Got myself a GL-77 modeled after the ones the Pantorans used in Clone Wars.
It was very beautifully designed and crafted by Jorad Werde. Unfortunately, the 'ol reliable US postal service did a number on this beauty and I'll have to glue the barrel back together. Jorad suggested supporting the barrel with a dowel pin and I totally agree.

By the way, Jorad designed this with a magnetic removable clip that comes out the bottom of the grip! So awesome!!

I know very little about working with 3D prints to get lines out other than sanding. What's the process y'all use?

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2019, 12:25 PM »
That is beautiful! Always loved those blasters!

Iíve used bondo spot putty with great success to get rid of print lines. Smear it on, let dry, and then sand smooth. Repeat if necessary :) Sarah, kai and now Amanda have used XTC on printed stuff and I believe the process is the same as the spot putty! Hope that helps!

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2019, 12:37 PM »
I use bondo spot putty as well. Iíve found doing a layer, sanding it, and then hitting everything with filler primer works great. The filler primer helps smooth it out, and also allows you to see what areas may need another round of putty/sanding.

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2019, 08:05 PM »
I use bondo spot putty as well. Iíve found doing a layer, sanding it, and then hitting everything with filler primer works great. The filler primer helps smooth it out, and also allows you to see what areas may need another round of putty/sanding.

Any particular brand of filler primer you recommend?

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2019, 08:47 PM »
Any particular brand of filler primer you recommend?

Both of theses have worked great for me! :like:




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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #13 on: Mar 24, 2019, 10:30 AM »
Both of theses have worked great for me! :like:





Perfect! Thank you! Rustoleum is my jam.

Ok I taped paper templates to me so y'all can check spacing and size. The outside bottom edges of the chest plates are flared out because paper templates, boobs, and tape don't play nice together so I just left it alone. What I tried to maintain was consistent spacing, though I see some issues with the diamond already.

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Re: Mando Pantoran
« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Looking pretty good for the paper stage :)

 


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