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WIP: Mando-Obi Wan Kenobi (CW Season 5) PIC HEAVY
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:25 am    Post subject: WIP: Mando-Obi Wan Kenobi (CW Season 5) PIC HEAVY Reply with quote

Thought I'd put up the progress I've been making on my Mandalorian Armored Obi-Wan Kenobi from Season 5 of the Clone Wars.

First I ordered and received my parts, and there are more than just in the pic, lol. Trimmed up most of it, sanded it down.



Then came one of the most difficult parts, the Helmet. I primered and basecoated it. (And yes, I know that the helmet wouldn't be allowed, but I'm also going for Mando Mercs with this..plus you have to admit, it's a cool helmet!)


Then came the basic painting and starting on the helmet's design.


Symmetry became a bit of an issue to overcome when painting by hand.


Then came the weathering


End result of the helmet (with temporary visor)


Then came the Westar 35s. Hand painted to give them a brushed metal look (and the camera doesn't really bring out the darker metal of the casing)


Then came the painting of the armor.




And where I'm at so far...


Still need to do body work to hide the seams of the holsters, paint a few more parts, assemble the gauntlets, put together the jetpack, sew Velcro and magnet pockets on the suit and vest, make a belt, get the gloves, pad and add gadgets to the helmet and I'm golden Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking really good!! I'm looking forward to seeing this progress!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this costume! Is on my long to do list! Hehehe

Looking good so far Charles Ben
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work! Smile

If you can, please post the reference pictures for this as we're always looking for pictures to add to the KJO Deatchment page and it'd be good to have some refs for Obi Wans paint detail on the armour Smile

What fabrics are you using for the flightsuit and vest? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a Flickr Set of some screenshots..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/27175416@N02/sets/72157636353879195/

You might want to go back to your helmet and touch it up with a little blue.


If you look at the mandibles (red part, next to the vertical part of the T-visor), you can see blue weathering in with the white scratches.

Remember, in the story line, all of Maul's "Supercommandos" were previous Deathwatch who jumped ship. Ideally, they repainted all their armor. Since most Deathwatch helmets had a blue theme to them, it would be logical that the new "Supercommandos" had blue undertones where the red and black had been scratched off.

Seriously though, excellent paint job on the helmet. That's a tough design.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the words of encouragement. This is a very tough and detailed build, and I'm pretty much holding each piece of armor and hitting pause on Netflix to try to eek out a little detail.

sarah_d wrote:
Great work! Smile
What fabrics are you using for the flightsuit and vest? Smile

The Vest is black cotton twill material, and the jumpsuit is a dull charcoal grey cotton blend.

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Here's a Flickr Set of some screenshots..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/27175416@N02/sets/72157636353879195/

You might want to go back to your helmet and touch it up with a little blue.


If you look at the mandibles (red part, next to the vertical part of the T-visor), you can see blue weathering in with the white scratches.

Remember, in the story line, all of Maul's "Supercommandos" were previous Deathwatch who jumped ship. Ideally, they repainted all their armor. Since most Deathwatch helmets had a blue theme to them, it would be logical that the new "Supercommandos" had blue undertones where the red and black had been scratched off.

Seriously though, excellent paint job on the helmet. That's a tough design.


Thanks for some of the stills, I didn't see some of the grey details on the chest pieces. As for the blue weathering, I'm sorry but I don't see it. I see where you're coming from about the "Just hit it with some paint" mentality of a unit quickly changing their paint scheme, but the Deathwatch was a pretty obvious blue and I'm just seeing the primer greys and silver of scuffs in the screencaps. Just my opinion though...

Now for the progress:

Thigh Holsters: They have to carry the weight of the Westars, so I used NuMetal epoxy, it has a pretty good bond and is tough. Took me nearly three days to hand sand it down, contoured and smooth.

This is them painted w/ the westars in place.


This is the chestpiece with the additional weathering I caught from the above screencaps.


And everything together!


Next is putting together the gauntlets (figuring out a closure system), putting magnets on some of the plates and Velcro on the others. When that's done, modifying the jumpsuit and vest to hold the plates on. I think the Jetpack shall be the last part as it's the toughest.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the ref pics Gordon Smile

Coming along nicely Charles Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement! More progress

Comlink was added to the gauntlet:


Hinges were added to one side:


A little bodywork was done to close up some gaps, also a magnet closure system was installed.


Should be ready to paint by tomorrow!
What's left to do?
Clearcoat armor
Apply Velcro and magnet pockets to vest and "flightsuit"
Make belt and waistsash/obi
finish assembling jetpack
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hinges are good, I use them on my mando gauntlets, comfortable and easy to use Smile

If you get chance, tape your plates to yourself to check for sizing and placement before you attach them Smile

Just a suggestion for your weathering - a blackwash/dry brush black acrylic or even a light misting of black paint will get the dirty look on the plates, especially around the silver weathered areas. And some fine grit sandpaper will get the scratches too Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a mix of black acrylic paint and water, then use a sponge and smear it all around, letting it dry and then doing it again. I've already sized the gauntlets while wearing my jumpsuit and a pair of gloves (haven't gotten the new ones yet) but I'll reinforce the insides with foam to make sure they don't move, maybe even a Velcro panel to hold it in place.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And more progress today!

Gauntlets are painted and scuffed, just waiting on a ink wash before clear coating.


And the belt has started.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps at all, there's been some reference pictures added here!

Obi-Wan Kenobi – Mandalorian Super Commando Armor – TCW
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, a lot of these would be a great help. I saw the strap around the ankle for the "Spat" on one of the generic mandos and figured it'd be the same with him. I'm pretty much done painting and am placing Velcro for the armor plates now. I'm hoping everything except the jetpack to be done by Thursday so I can try it out at a convention.

To Do List:
Velcro Shin plates and spat straps
Make waist sash
finish belt
add magnets for back plate
Jetpack
(and for fun of it) Voice amp to helmet
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after a few months of procrastinating because I couldn't figure out a few things, I have progress AND me wearing my armor at a friend's costume party yesterday.







I still have to do the jetpack, take in the suit some, and a few finishing touches (and redo the shoulder pads...the seamstress made Boba style and not Jango/CW style). Let me know what you think...
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