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Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« on: Nov 02, 2020, 09:53 PM »
Hi Guys!

Now that my first kit is waiting for approval for brigades, I've turned my attention towards my second kit - Bo-Katan from Rebels Season 4! I'm ready for the challenge of creating a canon character. I'm also looking forward to being able to carry a dark saber.

My nite owl bucket just finished printing tonight, and the first layer of spot putty has been applied. Now for lots of sanding, another layer of spot putty, and then primer to see how it looks. I'm ordering a visor tonight.


My gauntlets (printed from April Storm files) still have 14 hours on the printer. The buttons will be resin printed and all lit up with LED's, as will the bars on the chest.

The hilt from my dark saber from the Pach Store has shipped, and my blade from Ripper Blades will hopefully ship soon. I can't wait to get that together.

The flight suit I bought from amazon doesn't work. The shirt seems to be the wrong color and the pants came in the wrong size. So those will be going back. Back to the drawing board for them! Whenever I find a suit that works, I'll be ordering an extra shirt to try my hand at making gloves.

I also have ordered a wig from amazon to test; my friend is an amazing hair stylist and she is actually going to cut and style the wig for me for free! It needs a lot of the shine taken out and quite a bit of love. If it doesn't work, I'm only out $20 and I'll get a better wig. We'll at least have learned on this one.

I'm using the 3d-mon files for my westar and my armor. The only thing I'm missing is the headband. I am thinking that if I can't find it (since I bought my bucket somewhere else and don't want to pay for the file for the headband and the bucket together), I may end up crafting it out of Sintra. Lighting it up will be interesting; will have to find a battery holder small enough. Maybe the 2032 battery holders?

Hoping to make the vest out of duck cloth like my current one. I have a friend who will be helping me with that.

I also have ordered the leather to make the belts and pouches. I have another friend helping me with that.

My question is... Will these boots be acceptable? I'm going to take the straps off and will paint the leather with a dark gray leather paint I've purchased. But that does leave the elastic on the shaft of the boot. If they aren't, I'll just add it to my normal boot rotation. They do have memory foam though, so they would be amazing at cons...


Pardon the photo bombing by Jethro, he wanted to be part of the process.

I have been reading through WIPs continuously,  I think I've read most if not all of the Bo-Katan ones on here.  I love that finally I have enough done to start my own. I'm so excited to work on this. :)

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #1 on: Nov 03, 2020, 12:01 PM »
We JUST finished up working on the early version of Bo from TCW.

Rebels is next for Brigades.  :)

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Awesome! I canít wait. Iíve ordered the resin for the printer; yellow, white and green. Because if I can see the screen shots correctly, some are white. At least I think so... if not weíll use it elsewhere. It will be here tomorrow, as well as the thread for the leather goods.

I now have the file for the headband, provided by 3D-mon. I think Iíll start printing that next. Visor will be here Thursday.

Have I put this in the right place, since this kit is only in pieces at the moment? I figured it would be the best place to start to make sure she is as close to the CRLs as possible.

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #3 on: Nov 03, 2020, 01:35 PM »
Right here is just fine.

Do you plan on going for Brigades eventually?

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #4 on: Nov 03, 2020, 02:06 PM »
Great! And absolutely. I want my kit to be as close to screen accurate as possible, and how better to achieve that then to go for brigades? 😊

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #5 on: Nov 04, 2020, 08:29 PM »
Gauntlets got their first coat of primer and then a second layer of spot putty to make sure the printer lines are gone. Iíll sand and prime them again to make sure it is all good on Friday.



Bucket has been sanded, primed and the base layer has been added.


Getting ready to start the headband on the printer in just a moment.

I am hesitant to paint those boots yet with the leather paint before knowing if the elastic on the shaft of the boot is acceptable under CRLs. I have plenty of other things to do at the moment, but I would love to know.

In the meantime, I am so happy to see forward progress on this build and I am enjoying it. 😊

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2020, 10:49 PM »
Made a lot of progress today. Weíve gone through three types of blue and three types of gray to find the shades that look like they match. Some too light, some too purple, but I think Iíve finally got the right shade. Add some black and gray wash and it will be good.

My headband has some good progress; will cut out the bottom to be able to add resin printed buttons and LEDs later.



My first westar came off the printer today, the amount of detail is amazing. It also took forever to sand and prime, but I have the base coat down. Iíll be starting on the details tomorrow.  Second westar is 11 hours in, 32 left to go.



Still donít have any idea on the flight suit, but my friend should be starting on my flak vest soon.

Gauntlets are in process; will be working on the side attachments tomorrow.



I also got the range finder and some other pieces of my westar primed and ready to paint.


I have another friend who has been working on my bucket for me. He also did the maul patterns on my approved kit.




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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2020, 09:51 AM »
Made quite a bit of progress!

My new flight suit came in! It matches much better. I do need some more fabric to make gloves out of, but donít want to buy another set. So Iíll try and find some matching fabric. I need to find the accent color to sew on next.

The first blaster has been blackwashed. I added some other colors but havenít taken updated photos.



The dark saber hilt came in; no news on my blade. I love it! It needs to be sanded down to make it more silver and less gunmetal but I am going to do that in a bit. I had some fun playing around with it and the generic light saber blade it came with.


Finally, my friend has almost finished my bucket. It looks fantastic and I love it. I can also see so much better in it than my approved kit, which is all pink lol.



Funny enough when I started I didnít want to do a canon character, I didnít want a nite owl, and I didnít want a range finder. Now, you couldnít pry this bucket out of my hands. Iím absolutely in love with it.

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:05 PM »
More work done in the last two days!

The shoulders and chest plates finished printing. They do fit, but the chest plates are waaay too small. Going to either try to scale it or possibly have to cut it out of Sintra.



My friend has cut and created two of my pouches before we ran out of leather; I have more on order that should be in next week.



Flight suit works, I think. And I found some material to use as the accent color; my seamstress friend is going to help me with that and my vest in a few weeks. Iíve made some wonderful friends in my clan! 😂



Wig has been dropped off at my stylist and reference photos given; she is looking forward to the challenge. I am so excited to see how it turns out.

Blaster #1 is finished and blaster #2 has first coat of primer and 2nd layer of bondo. I should hopefully have it sanded and second coat of primer done tomorrow.





Gauntlets got a layer of blackwash, side attachments got painted and attached. There is still room for the buttons to be installed with LEDs.








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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 2020, 12:10 PM »
Nearly done with my blasters; I left my grips at my friends. They still need some detailing on the grips as well and then some fine tuning.

I also did some changes to the dark saber. It was pretty before, but was a gunmetal, almost green. Spray painted it black and then sanded it down to the aluminum so it looked more weathered. I absolutely love the look now. Also, without a blade in, it makes a wonderful spotlight if you have your hands full and canít see a thing in the dark😂😂



In good news, my blade should be coming in next week!

 I had to print the chest plates at 120%, but they finally fit so I am going to start spot puttying them and then painting them. Iím currently working on printing my jetpack. That should be a 12 day process.

Itís slow, but steady. And Iím definitely ok with that. 😊

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #10 on: Nov 18, 2020, 05:23 PM »
Hi CaTral!
Your boots look good.  The elastic area youíre talking about, as long as itís the same color as the boot when youíre done, you should be fine.

Your blasters are looking great! The small color details look spot on.

Your gauntlets, helmet, and headband are looking great!

Youíre doing great so far! I look forward to watching your build!


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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2020, 01:38 PM »
Thank you so much, Iím so glad to hear that!

The chest plates seem to fit so I bondoed them and left them to dry.



 My holsters have an issue due to my printer. I may try to reinforce them or I may completely break them and start over. I think I finally (after 7 months of issues and an entirely new hot end) have the issue fixed) but I was tired last night and had some minor problems, so rather than wait to see if my ab plate would be ok overnight I just scrapped it and decided to work on it this afternoon with a better attitude haha.

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2020, 02:13 PM »
Lol Rayne and I both know allllllllll about printer problems.

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2020, 03:45 PM »
Definitely feel your pain. I agree with your strategy of walking away for a bit  :porg2:  :maul:

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Re: Bo-Katan Rebels S4 Build
« Reply #14 on: Nov 20, 2020, 05:58 PM »
Oh no, both sorry and slightly relieved to hear Iím not the only one 😂😂 I think I may have fixed my underextrusion problem and gone the other way. Iím letting it go a bit further before I stop the print again and tweak the settings. Ah, 3d printers. I was previously spoiled by the Makerspace I was at because they kept the printers running well. Now I have to fix all my own problems and I see just how much maintenance it takes haha. I am so glad I walked away yesterday as I would not have fixed the issue as tired as I was, lol.

I did get the chest plates hastily sanded and primed while the weather was good. I know they look rough; I will take my time and sand them down and do a second coat of spot putty later tonight. I was running out of nice weather and daylight so gave it a go.



First part of the jetpack is off the printer! If I was smart... I would have printed the pins so I could glue it together instead of a 12 hour ab plate. Oh well.



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