Bandai Mando and Resin printed Blurrg (WIP)

skahtul

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I am working on a new build that is fresh off the printer. Ever since I saw the Blurrg in The Mandalorian I have wanted to do some kind of build that involved him. I also happen to have a few Mandalorian kits from Banda that I have trying to find a reason to build.

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If you want a set of files, reach out to Jeremy Jap on the site Artstation, these printed perfectly and are a great set of files. They are also made for larger printers and thus not cut up as much as others, which is great as that will really speed up the build process.
 

skahtul

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I am not sure yet which version of the kit I am going to build. They were on sale at my local hobby store so I picked up both versions. The "Silver" ones have a pretty good chrome, but it's not nearly as good as some of the paint I have.

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skahtul

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Anyway, back to the Blurrg!

I am working on finishing up the Mando build and getting the rest of the putty and primer down on the Blurgg.

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Nothing like a little putty and primer to showcase just how much work you have left to do :)
 
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skahtul

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Finally, back on the Mando and Blurrg, I have some kits coming so I need to get this wrapped up!

The Blurgg needed some more putty work, sanding, and primer. I am just about ready to throw down his base coat once I paint inside the mouth as there is no way to get into it after it's glued together.


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skahtul

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Mando is primed and ready to go:

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I used a bit of German Grey and XF-79 for the main parts of his body:

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skahtul

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For his armor, I am going with AK's Extreme Metal Polished Aluminum and I am trying out their black base. So far, this is the easiest gloss black I have ever put down:

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skahtul

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Swapped out the Light Blue for Field Blue for these parts as it seemed like a better color choice:

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Nothing I had in my Tamiya arsenal was really 'organic' enough for the Blurgg's mouth, time to break out the Archive X :)

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The Blurrg is just about ready for a final paint job. His jaw is attached and filled in with Apoxie Sculpt. I have never painted a 'realistic' creature, so here goes nothing!

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skahtul

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I ended up getting a pretty nice finish with the AK paints (you know you are getting a good chrome finish when the camera can't focus)...

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Onto the Blurrg! I have no idea how to paint "living" things like this. I used 3 shades of brown, two shades of grey, a little green and just mixed and kept going over it in layer until it looked right:

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The finished Blurrg and a test fitting of Mando's parts. I will probably end up gloss coating the Blurgg as it looked much more realistic with a bit of gloss sheen.

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skahtul

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Mando still needs a bit of work, but the gloss coat finishes off the Blurrg.

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Here is Mando, all weathered up. When I first embarked on this project I almost just built the Bandai Mando as is (no paint) and then I was just going to weather it to save time... Glad I did not go that route as it looks much less like a 'plastic' toy (in my opinion) that it otherwise would have. Plus, these AK paints are now my go-to for metallic finsihes.

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Analyzer

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Love the Blurgg and the armor!

Maybe it is just me, but does the Bandai Mando look kind of odd proportion wise?

It seems like his shoulders are too wide/square resulting in a weird look in the underarm area and the waste seems to skinny.

Maybe it just appears that way from certain angles or pictures?

It's not really any criticism on your build, just a general concern I had with the kit and one of the reasons I had not pulled the trigger on one yet.
 

joberg

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Good result with that chrome(y) Usually, dinos or other types of "scaled animals/reptiles" have a satin finish look. The lips/mouth/tongue are finished in high gloss. You know; saliva and all;) Keep up the good work!!
 

skahtul

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Love the Blurgg and the armor!

Maybe it is just me, but does the Bandai Mando look kind of odd proportion wise?

It seems like his shoulders are too wide/square resulting in a weird look in the underarm area and the waste seems to skinny.

Maybe it just appears that way from certain angles or pictures?

It's not really any criticism on your build, just a general concern I had with the kit and one of the reasons I had not pulled the trigger on one yet.

In person it's not as bad as the photo, I think the straight-on shot exaggerates it some. The leg and shoulder relations look good (at least from what I can tell) but you are right, the lower part of the waste where it attaches to his hips is not only a bit thin, but the lower part is very flat which makes it look a bit strange.

Once the cape is on it might not be as obvious, we shall see.
 

skahtul

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Hey, I finally finished something!

I did have a bit of a mishap and realized that I had put on his chest plate before the cloak. I did not look far enough ahead to realize that you had to attach it and of course, it was glued :)

Luckily I had another kit so I guess figuring out what to do with the chest plate will just have to be pushed down the road.

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Next up was the base, I took a simple wooden box from my local hobby store and carved up some pink insulation. After sanding it and sealing it with Mod Podge, I applied some Tamiya 'sand' along with a few different pigments.

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This is before the pigments, you can see where the Blurgg is going.
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I also wanted to make sure the Blurgg did not easily fall over so I drilled some holes and epoxied some aluminum tube into his feat.

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