The Helmet Colors

pthalken

New Hunter
Is The Mandalorian helmet colors just silver with very minor and subtle weathering? Also, I wish we had a name for this guy other than 'The Mandalorian'
 

MinuteFett

Hunter
I believe its graphite coldcast possibly with some dark coloring added to it, possibly some brown/black dye added to it.
 

pthalken

New Hunter
He's also been referred to as "The Gunslinger". Though either name seems to require the same amount of typing lol
It just gets way confusing when trying to explain this to non-super fans. **Holds up a custom mandalorian helmet** "This is a mandalorian helmet" **Holds up The Mandalorian helmet** "This is The Mandalorian helmet, it is a mandalorian helmet, but specifically The Mandalorian helmet." friend then asks, "Is Boba Fett's a mandalorian helmet" I exaplin, "Yes and no, he does have mandalorian armor, not to be confused with The Mandalorian armor, but Boba Fett is not a mandalorian" I start to see more confusion come across my dear friends face. LOL
 

Grimstuff

Hunter
Looks like a lacquer chrome metalizer over gloss black paint, sprayed pretty lightly so more of the black shines through giving it a dark metal look.

Alclad Chrome or a similar product. used like this

Could be something like rub n' buff or a coldcast too, but they're really difficult to get shiney and pretty delicate and hard to work with surfaces for a film prop, so bit more unlikely.
 

Mike M.

Well-Known Hunter
Community Staff
Looks like a lacquer chrome metalizer over gloss black paint, sprayed pretty lightly so more of the black shines through giving it a dark metal look.

Alclad Chrome or a similar product. used like this

Could be something like rub n' buff or a coldcast too, but they're really difficult to get shiney and pretty delicate and hard to work with surfaces for a film prop, so bit more unlikely.
i can get cold cast that shiny.
 

Grimstuff

Hunter
Oh yeah, totally, didn't mean to imply you can't shine up cold casts. Definitely doable with really great results, just takes a lot of polishing work though. So I'd suspect for a film production where'd they'll likely have many hero and stunt copies, it'd be easier and more consistent to spray a metallizer on them. Just what I suspect the prop artists did.

But yeah, tons of different methods that us reproduction builders can use.
 
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