Sunday, 22 January 2023

WAY OF THE MANDOLORE

 One of the boxsets I got for Christmas was the Clan Wren boxset, which contains 7 Mandolorians, 4 female models and 3 male. This is the first set I've got that has more female models than male, which I thought was a nice touch. The 4 females I'll be saving for Fembruary, but thought I'd try out the colours on the males first.


Instead of painting them all in Clan Wren, I've gone for three different clans, but first here are the two I painted in Clan Wren colours, the first one is Tristan who is Sabine's brother.


Next is a unnamed clan Wren model.


The next clan I've gone for is Clan Kryze, and I used the colours from the episode of "The Mandolorian" as inspiration.


For the last model I've gone for Fenn Rau of the protectors. Now some of you may be thinking Dave said he had 3 male models but he's got 4, well I had some parts left over from the kit, a head, a jetpack, and a pair of arms, so I made up a body to utilise them, especially as Rau's armour looks very different from the rest.


Wasn't happy with the detail painting on this one, but it's at least done and another one for my Rebels timeline. That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave 

20 comments:

  1. Very nice work, Dave, and I wouldn't have realised the last figure wasn't part of the set if you hadn't shared your green with us. Excellent sculpting, imho.

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    1. Thank you Simon, that is high praise indeed, but as Roger asked for proof of the greens I included it for him ! LOL Just wish I could have done a better job on the details with the painting, guess I need to keep practising ! LOL

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  2. Oohh, I can't state how awesome this is. I won't say that this is the way because it's too obvious, but... well, this is the way indeed!

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    1. Thank you Suber, had thought of that for the title but decided to keep it incase I ever get the Mandolorian and Grogu kit ! LOL

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  3. The jump pack poses are pretty cool. ­čśÇ

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    1. Thank you Stewart, the poses throughout the boxset are great, and have been fun to work on.

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  4. I'm sure I commented on this post yesterday but it seems to have vanished. All the Mandos look awesome, and I love the grey and yellow scheme of Clan Wren. And as Simon said, I'd never have guessed the last one was your own sculpt if you hadn't told us. Lovely work on all these, Dave!

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    1. Thank you Matt, Blogger seems to be playing up every so often, so keep an eye out on it mate. Clan Wren's colour scheme is great and was fun to paint, and thank you for the high compliment

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  5. Nice set and the custom torso/legs is as always smashing work.

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    1. Thank you Dai, do like to make the most out of spare parts ! LOL

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  6. Great looking Mandalorians there, Dave! The ones with the jetpacks are especially nice. I'll try not to hold it against you that painted up those fake "Clan Kryze" mandos! Haha!

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    1. Thank you Brian, the kit has some really nice action poses. They don't make a Clan Kryze box, so I needed to get some from somewhere ! LOL

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  7. Great models and I do like the 'flyig' stands, thogh I susect they fall over easily. I would never have guessed the fourth figure was mostly sculpted.

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    1. Thank you Joe, I made sure to put the weight over the centre of the base, so their balance is pretty good, and thank you for the compliment.

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  8. John@justneedsvarnish24 January 2023 at 10:06

    Oooh, these are nice Dave! :-) Would never have guessed that last one was your sculpt without you saying so!

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    1. Thank you John, and high praise indeed mate, hopefully I can keep it up with some I'm doing at the moment ! LOL

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  9. Very nice and the body you built to take the last bits is superb!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, glad you like the extra shots, that you asked for ! LOL

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  10. Mandalorians have never been a big hit with me in Star Wars but they do make for great looking minis and give you a lot of painting options which is great. I really enjoyed seeing the different clan colors and you painted each one very well too.

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    1. Thank you Jeff, for me it's the exploration of their armour that draws me in, especially as they were a big part of Star Wars Rebels, which is one of my favourite shows, hopefully the ladies will impress when I do them in February.

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