I love the Mandalorian series and I wanted my own! Full size was a bit beyond me so I 3D printed then painted an 1/8 scale figure which is about 9″ high. This was so much fun to do – even the sanding was therapeutic. It often feels that my job (which this is) has very little modelling in it but loads of video editing, writing and accounts. This was an excuse to spend long hours fiddling over small pieces – pure joy!
The Amazon links are all items I have either bought or bought something similar for myself. Clicking on any links to Amazon will give me a small affiliate income which I use to produce more videos at absolutely no extra cost to yourself. Every little helps!
3D Print Files
Files from Gambody (not affiliated, just satisfied). https://www.gambody.com/3d-models/mandalorian-din-djarin
Printed on my Peopoly Phenom.
If you want to know more about resin 3D printing then check out this video.
First I primed with Halfords Black Matt Automotive Spray Paint.
I used Alclad products for the metallic parts:
Alclad Black Primer & Microfiller ALC-309 https://amzn.to/2I4MYRQ
Alclad Gloss Black ALC-305 https://amzn.to/3g30fXT
Alclad Stainless Steel ALC-115 https://amzn.to/3qrSkI6
Alclad Chrome ALC-107 https://amzn.to/2pK1AJO
Alclad Aqua Gloss ALC-600 https://amzn.to/3ohTioE
I used a mix of Lifecolor, Vallejo and Tamiya colours for the rest of the paint – just what I had on hand. I was pleasantly surprised by the Lifecolor, I had a blacks set, many of which were browns and blues. If like me you already have more than enough paints, then stick with what you have. If you need to buy some paints then try a basic Vallejo model colour set, they are the best all rounders in my opinion.
A couple of colours are worthy of mention:
Tamiya Gloss Black X-1 https://amzn.to/3g4R6Oe – perfect for Grogu’s eyes
AK Interactive Dark Steel pigment https://amzn.to/3lBPJIa – for not so shiny metallics
Lifecolor liquid pigments https://amzn.to/3lvgsGk – there are loads more sets available
If you enjoy this then please sign up to my newsletter for the next instalment.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites.