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 The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP - APPROVED

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2021, 09:30 PM »
Su'cuy vode! Cool paint job!! :like: gauntlets are looking sick!!!! ;)  I used the t-shirt pattern two. It worked well!! I hope dose for you two. ;D I liked the funny faces you made in some of the pictures!! :laugh:

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2021, 09:42 AM »
Overall, good progress dude. Keep at it. Slow and steady wins the race  :like:

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2021, 11:09 AM »
Su'cuy vode! Cool paint job!! :like: gauntlets are looking sick!!!! ;)  I used the t-shirt pattern two. It worked well!! I hope dose for you two. ;D I liked the funny faces you made in some of the pictures!! :laugh:

Thank you! I'm having to rework the flak vest unfortunately, but I'll keep this updated as I make progress.

Overall, good progress dude. Keep at it. Slow and steady wins the race  :like:

That's the goal!! Trying to make a massive push to get approved this year.

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2021, 11:22 AM »
The Cape (COMPLETE)

So in an effort to expedite the build and approval process, I won't be doing a back plate (at first anyways). So here comes the cape! Been looking forward to this part. I got some material from a craft store in an off-white color. I believe it's duck canvas, but it's not as thick as the material I used for the flak vest.



Now to the dye! Here's a little before and after action.





UPDATE 9/21/21

After trimming and test fitting, I wasn't happy with neither the material I initially chose nor the color I had dyed it. The material was too thin and didn't drape in a way I was satisfied with, and the color was too robust for my liking (I wanted it to look a bit more sun bleached since my Mando has a desert vibe). So, back to the drawing board! I ended up getting some duck canvas from Joann and started over with that.



Then I chose a new, lighter color to hopefully get the material to look more faded. Here was the result of the first dye bath:



Okay, so that was too faded. Took it back to the bath and dyed it a second time.



That's more like it. With some weathering that'll look much more like my original design concept. I then trimmed the material and hemmed the edges. I also sewed rare earth magnets into the ends where the cape will attach to the collar plate. Here's how we're looking:



After a bit of weathering, I'd say this thing's good to go.





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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #19 on: Jul 27, 2021, 11:43 AM »
That dyed cape looks fantastic dude.  :like:

that's really going to pop on your kit.

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #20 on: Jul 27, 2021, 11:54 AM »
That dyed cape looks fantastic dude.  :like:

that's really going to pop on your kit.

Thanks vod!! I'm super happy with how it came out. Weathering is gonna be fun  ;D

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #21 on: Jul 29, 2021, 11:58 AM »
The Westar 35 - COMPLETE

Maybe a basic choice, but for my sidearm, I chose the standard Westar 35. Wanted to keep with the Deathwatch influence for my character's backstory. Got this one printed for me by another Naastie (thanks vod!), and it came out beautifully. Here's what we're starting with:



I've already sanded down the print, then put a wet coat of filler primer on it. Once that first wet coat dried, I wet sanded the whole thing with 400 grit sandpaper. I repeated the process, and it's feeling really smooth! Just gotta do a little spot putty work here and there, then we should be ready for the base coats of paint!

Update time!
Finished the spot putty work and wet sanded the whole thing again. I got too excited to get to work on it when I first got it that I forgot to take enough WIP pictures, so I made sure to add a few more angles for this step  :laugh: This is what I ended up with:









First coat of paint is on! We silver now  :8):





The second coat is a nice gunmetal gray:





And to finish off the base coats, some espresso brown on the grip:



Finished off with some weathering! I also added some scorch marks on the tip that I'm pretty happy with. Here's the finished prop!








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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #22 on: Jul 29, 2021, 12:04 PM »
The Westar 35

Maybe a basic choice, but for my sidearm, I chose the standard Westar 35. Wanted to keep with the Deathwatch influence for my character's backstory. Listen, if it's good enough for Lady Bo-Katan, it's good enough for me! Got this one printed for me by another Naastie (thanks vod!), and it came out beautifully. Here's what we're starting with:



I've already sanded down the print, then put a wet coat of filler primer on it. Once that first wet coat dried, I wet sanded the whole thing with 400 grit sandpaper. I repeated the process, and it's feeling really smooth! Just gotta do a little spot putty work here and there, then we should be ready for the base coats of paint!

What's Next: spot putty work, then one final sand before applying the base coat. Then on to painting and weathering! More to come soon...

Blaster is looking good. 3D prints are great but they are a lot of work to fill and smooth it seems ha.

How is your character going to be tied to the deathwatch? Going to add some symbols associated with them to your kit or has he "cut ties" with them?

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #23 on: Jul 29, 2021, 12:17 PM »
Blaster is looking good. 3D prints are great but they are a lot of work to fill and smooth it seems ha.

How is your character going to be tied to the deathwatch? Going to add some symbols associated with them to your kit or has he "cut ties" with them?

So he was a zealous member of the Watch, but he's cut ties with Deathwatch after Maul's coup and the Siege of Mandalore. The idea is that he's kind of a drifter like Din, but more specifically during the first days of the Empire. I'd like to eventually do a second kit for this character in the Post-Imperial style to show some evolution. But this is the start!

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #24 on: Jul 29, 2021, 12:21 PM »
Right on. Lone gunslinger vibe. I dig it.

Personally -  I would suggest keeping the traditional style chest plates but perhaps incorporation a full shoulder pauldron and shin plate(s) or thigh plates with some shin bandoleers or something to evolve the kit (I'm a Mando traditionalist though so I'm biased towards the very non-Mando looking armor from the TV series, at least in my opinion lol)

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #25 on: Jul 29, 2021, 12:25 PM »
Right on. Lone gunslinger vibe. I dig it.

Personally -  I would suggest keeping the traditional style chest plates but perhaps incorporation a full shoulder pauldron and shin plate(s) or thigh plates with some shin bandoleers or something to evolve the kit (I'm a Mando traditionalist though so I'm biased towards the very non-Mando looking armor from the TV series, at least in my opinion lol)

Oh absolutely! My original concept had thigh and shin plates, but I've been working on this kit for over a year already, and I'm making a big push to get approved this year, so I'm starting with the bare minimum. I'd LOVE to do the shin bandoleer and a rifle as well at some point, but we'll start small.

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #26 on: Jul 29, 2021, 03:26 PM »
Cool blasters :like: nice color for a cape two!!!

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #27 on: Jul 30, 2021, 11:17 AM »
Cool blasters :like: nice color for a cape two!!!

Thanks!!

Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #28 on: Aug 04, 2021, 02:57 PM »




Note: on the image directly above, I used steel wool to get those little bits of paint and masking fluid up that look like they're starting to peel later on in the process.

Next up was the cheeks! In my design concept, the cheek color was intended to be a sandstone color, but I ended up accidentally discovering this brick color that I thought worked much better, so I went with that! Here's how it came out:





That double layering of weathering is really cool, realistic looking.

Where did you find the sandstone and brick colors? What brand?

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Re: The Peachtree Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #29 on: Aug 04, 2021, 03:52 PM »
That double layering of weathering is really cool, realistic looking.

Where did you find the sandstone and brick colors? What brand?

Su'cuy Catra! For the brown, I used Krylon Colormaxxx Matte Coffee Bean. For the brick color on the cheeks, I'm using Krylon Fusion All-In-One Satin Brick.

 


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