Bo Katan WIP


Fettology

Hunter
I’ve been so excited to work on this project. After seeing season 2 of The Mandalorian I wanted to make a Bo Katan costume. So I bought some STL files from CGTrader and started printing. I went with Chamanleonfx models cause they seem to be the most accurate. You can find his models here for sale. I highly recommend them. Very nicely made and easy to print.

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I started with a mix of PLA printed parts and resin printed parts. I assembled most of it and got to work sanding and bondoing. I didn’t document that cause it’s fairly boring.

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I then primed and painted it with a Vallejo black primer. Once I was happy with the coverage I masked off what would be the blue parts. I tried out a bunch of blue colors but went with what everyone else recommended which was Nantucket Blue.

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I sprayed it down and was happy with the coverage. I then spattered some lighter blue for texture using a thinned down Humbrol #89

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I then did an overspray of thinned down Humbrol #157. I then went back over and dusted the Nantucket Blue over it all to knock it all back

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I then removed all the masking tape and moved onto the silver color of the main pack.

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The silver on this pack is very hard to pick out. With all the weathering it’s hard to judge the base coat. I went with my gut and used AK’s Polished Aluminum. I love these paints. They stick well and don’t peel off like Alclad and other brands will. I started with the backplate first. I laid down the base coat of aluminum. I masked off the bright silver areas (as seen on Mando’s Jetpack) and over sprayed AK’s Metallic Smoke to bring some of that darker luster to the silver.

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It doesn’t look like a big difference but it is in person. I then went in with Vallejo’s washes of grey and black. I’d mix the two and go back and forth till I was happy.

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I then added some rust and sand colors that I had laying around before calling it done.

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Back to the Jetpack body I went ahead and did the same process. Masked off the blue and laid down the polished aluminum then overspray with metallic smoke.

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I then masked off the rings and painted them using Alclad’s Chrome. It’s not a huge difference but it’s noticeable.

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I then went in and painted the triangles on the sides using Humbrol #225

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I then went in with the Vallejo washes and went back and forth till I was happy again. After I was happy with the washes I mixed up a thin wash of earth tones and spattered them over the pack quickly knocking them back with a tissue before they dried. I think this gives it that extra bit of texture as seen in Bo Katans armor and helmet. I also buffed down the pack using these 3M pads just to tie everything together.

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And that’s it for the pack for now. I still need to attach the backplate and hardware for mounting. I’ll be printing the armor and helmet shortly. Stay tuned!

***Comparison shot***

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Mike M.

Well-Known Hunter
Community Staff
I haven't seen any reference of the actual jetpack, so i don't have a comparison. But I will say that is a great looking pack, ya done good!
 

Fettology

Hunter
I haven't seen any reference of the actual jetpack, so i don't have a comparison. But I will say that is a great looking pack, ya done good!
Thanks! I added a few other shots along with a comparison. I’ll probably go back and touch up a few things now seeing it side by side.
 

CoruscantBread

New Hunter
Not only is this absolutely amazing, but as someone who is also working on a Bo-Katan costume, I could cry at how hard it is to find the jetpack references and STLs. Awesome!!!
 
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