White Mandalorian Armor Complete

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WhiteCommando

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Pics are hard to take of White armor. It goes with the white helmet I completed recently. Take a look...













Here are some refresher shots of the helmet...





 

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Macrossmaster

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Originally posted by WhiteCommando@Apr 1 2006, 05:20 PM
Pics are hard to take of White armor. It goes with the white helmet I completed recently. Take a look...
I think your pics have proven an eduring truth about the Star Wars Universe: no matter how incredible their technology, awesome light sabers, and transparisteel, their paint still chips just like ours.

:)

Seriously though, Looks great. The chipping is incredibly realistic.
 

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WhiteCommando

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Thanks a lot for the compliments. You all have been very encouraging and I appreciate it.

As for the method... I have found that by using a silver leaf paint pen, I could draw on the chips. Then to make the repair look "more real" from my point of view, I painted white with a Testor's Gloss White paint pen around the edge to reduce or cover where paint would have chipped off.

Here is my reasoning...

If you were wearing something like this, you would make attempts to keep it in a condition, or color, as it was issued to you. So, some light damage occurs from combat, the elements, whatever. You would try to recondition the suit, and helmet, in the field (using your trusty Mandalorian-Issued Armor Paint Chip Repair Kit.), but that would wear off easier, therefore any new damage or exposure would cause your re-paint to chip away... easier. Does that make sense?

Plus, it was a bit easier than masking, and gives a similar result since the white repaint hides the level of the silver being a top coat versus a demasked base-coat. Does that make sense too?

Later Friends,

John
 

rudolpht

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Now are you going to change your site to WhiteMandalorian.COM?

:) Still interested in you know what (and coincidentally working up a Jango and a Boba).
 

WhiteCommando

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HAHA. No, I am changing it to WhiteARCTrooperCommandolorianSuperTrooperSquad.com. I think it is catchy and easy to remember.

Timmi... how do you get away with all that business at your house? Haben sie eine Frau in Sie Haüs? Ruhstüng haben nicht gut im mein Haüs.

Later Pals.

John

Originally posted by rudolpht@Apr 2 2006, 04:36 PM
Now are you going to change your site to WhiteMandalorian.COM?

:)  Still interested in you know what (and coincidentally working up a Jango and a Boba).
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WhiteCommando

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I added a bit of MinWax Wood Stain to top it off...







To match the cheeks...



Pretty subtle, but I was going for a less weathered look.

Later Guys,

John
 

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WhiteCommando

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The undersuit should be white. As seen in the pre-pro illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie. BUT, the balance of the suit will be made by a fellow in the U.K. and I will point him to this thread so he can keep us posted.

Thanks for the input guys.

John
 

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