Mandalorian Reference Thread

Ares X

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Mr Mold Maker- You are truly a master at painting. Beautiful work!

Not sure if you covered this already, but if you could explain the process for the Beskar painting, I would really appreciate it. I'm having one hell of a time getting it to look right. Unfortunately in most cases I am touching it too soon and putting thumbprints in it.
 

Cameron

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Sure! Paints were mostly Casey Love’s Badger paint set, along with Liquitex purple, Golden Transparent Iron Oxide, and Tim Gore’s Bloodline Blood Red.

The cup on the left is the base tone. Darker green was for spattering and shadows. Also mixed up a more blue version of this green for the ear tips and spattering. I’m cheap so I reuse cups, but you can see the original purple and ear flesh tone in the darker green cup too.
Then the purple/red. I mixed a few different shades of it. Airbrushed and hand painted. I also spattered with a transparent orange.

It started as a pretty deep green and I wanted to keep that here and there, but also bring it closer to the silicone prototype Legacy made for Sideshow.
This is great and very helpful. Can you direct me to the Casey Love set. His work is amazing but I wasn’t aware he had paints available. Also, where did you source your eyes?

Thanks again for the share!!
 

Mr Mold Maker

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Mr Mold Maker- You are truly a master at painting. Beautiful work!

Not sure if you covered this already, but if you could explain the process for the Beskar painting, I would really appreciate it. I'm having one hell of a time getting it to look right. Unfortunately in most cases I am touching it too soon and putting thumbprints in it.
Thanks Ares. You’re too kind. I’ll write something up about my process when I wake up later tonight

This is great and very helpful. Can you direct me to the Casey Love set. His work is amazing but I wasn’t aware he had paints available. Also, where did you source your eyes?

Thanks again for the share!!
I spent a good while looking but I can’t seem to find any links to it anymore. You may want to reach out to him directly on FB or Instagram. I also know the colors are available in the “minitaire” paint sets they offer under different names I believe. Wish I could be more help there. Having the exact paints isn’t really a must, I would just think of it as more of a general color guide.

Eyes are custom from Fourth Seal. This was a commission job so I didn’t order the eyes myself, but I highly recommend Fourth Seal. I’ve been using them for a very long time.
 

Mr Mold Maker

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Alright. So the way I do Beskar is as follows.

Black primer (duplicolor)
2K automotive clear over the black.
Chrome (Alumaluster) sprayed at about 65/75% opacity. You want more of a gun metal tone.
2K clear to seal the chrome.
Oil paints thinned with Naptha to weather.

That is a very basic overview of the process. It’s also how Legacy does it. Unfortunately this method isn’t available for a lot of hobbyists due to the cost, and health risks of the 2K. You really need a full spray booth to spray that stuff.. it’s nasty.

There are good alternatives though. For chrome, you can use Alclad products, Spaz Stix chrome, quicksilver (water based) chrome, etc. You can seal with products like Liquitex High Gloss Varnish, Aquagloss, weather with acrylics.

I spent a lot of time developing a way to put the 2K clear directly on the chrome without dulling the finish noticeably so my Beskar actually retains a little more reflectivity than is “accurate.” But I prefer it that way over how something like say the Anovos looks.
 

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wyaywya

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My finished Blaster pistol. This is a 3D printed kit from TraywickDesigns on Etsy. This definitely isn't 100% accurate but I like how it turned out.
 

Frien004

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Alright. So the way I do Beskar is as follows.

Black primer (duplicolor)
2K automotive clear over the black.
Chrome (Alumaluster) sprayed at about 65/75% opacity. You want more of a gun metal tone.
2K clear to seal the chrome.
Oil paints thinned with Naptha to weather.

That is a very basic overview of the process. It’s also how Legacy does it. Unfortunately this method isn’t available for a lot of hobbyists due to the cost, and health risks of the 2K. You really need a full spray booth to spray that stuff.. it’s nasty.

There are good alternatives though. For chrome, you can use Alclad products, Spaz Stix chrome, quicksilver (water based) chrome, etc. You can seal with products like Liquitex High Gloss Varnish, Aquagloss, weather with acrylics.

I spent a lot of time developing a way to put the 2K clear directly on the chrome without dulling the finish noticeably so my Beskar actually retains a little more reflectivity than is “accurate.” But I prefer it that way over how something like say the Anovos looks.
Dude, that looks AMAZING o_O
 

LTsmash1200

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Alright. So the way I do Beskar is as follows.

Black primer (duplicolor)
2K automotive clear over the black.
Chrome (Alumaluster) sprayed at about 65/75% opacity. You want more of a gun metal tone.
2K clear to seal the chrome.
Oil paints thinned with Naptha to weather.

That is a very basic overview of the process. It’s also how Legacy does it. Unfortunately this method isn’t available for a lot of hobbyists due to the cost, and health risks of the 2K. You really need a full spray booth to spray that stuff.. it’s nasty.

There are good alternatives though. For chrome, you can use Alclad products, Spaz Stix chrome, quicksilver (water based) chrome, etc. You can seal with products like Liquitex High Gloss Varnish, Aquagloss, weather with acrylics.

I spent a lot of time developing a way to put the 2K clear directly on the chrome without dulling the finish noticeably so my Beskar actually retains a little more reflectivity than is “accurate.” But I prefer it that way over how something like say the Anovos looks.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
 

Mr Mold Maker

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Today’s work was a Mandalorian Rifle. Thought I’d share as I’ve been posting my other work here anyways.

This is Rob Pauza’s file to the best of my knowledge. Painted with Alumaluster and Oils. Unfortunately this beast came to me all in one piece, barring the end. I had to drill a vise into my table to hold it and it ended up higher than my lights! It was a very interesting experience clear coating it on a step stool, haha

There is a video showing the whole thing on my Instagram @Jackrupert133 if anyone wants to check it out.
 

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zachfejes

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Today’s work was a Mandalorian Rifle. Thought I’d share as I’ve been posting my other work here anyways.

This is Rob Pauza’s file to the best of my knowledge. Painted with Alumaluster and Oils. Unfortunately this beast came to me all in one piece, barring the end. I had to drill a vise into my table to hold it and it ended up higher than my lights! It was a very interesting experience clear coating it on a step stool, haha

There is a video showing the whole thing on my Instagram @Jackrupert133 if anyone wants to check it out.
This looks INCREDIBLE. I want to work on the rifle so badly - but I convinced myself to do the Blaster first to ease into it. The heat-weathered prongs at the end look so good O_O
 

mluder

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Today’s work was a Mandalorian Rifle. Thought I’d share as I’ve been posting my other work here anyways.

This is Rob Pauza’s file to the best of my knowledge. Painted with Alumaluster and Oils. Unfortunately this beast came to me all in one piece, barring the end. I had to drill a vise into my table to hold it and it ended up higher than my lights! It was a very interesting experience clear coating it on a step stool, haha

There is a video showing the whole thing on my Instagram @Jackrupert133 if anyone wants to check it out.
Yeah... These photos are going in my reference.
Amazing!

Cheers
Steven
 
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