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    Captain Rex

    i've been working on this since the sunday of dragoncon weekend, and put it all on for the first time tonight!





    i've got a list of about a dozen adjustments i need to make for comfort, and some things that still need doing / redoing.

    • shoulder straps need to be adjusted - digging into shoulders and pushing up mantle
    • mantle needs to be better attached to my body (straps under arms)
    • thighs need some trimming at the bottom
    • forearms need better curve at the bend of the elbow
    • trim on the kama stinks. gotta be darker and wider
    • kama is too wide, and overlaps in the back. gotta take a good 2" off either side
    • build the thermal detonator
    • make the holsters and guns.
    • better secure handplates to the gloves
    • get better gloves. mine don't have long enough cuffs and are too bulky
    • put round greeblies on the sides of the shoes


    but despite that long list of things to do, i'm pretty happy with my first time putting it all on!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Captain Rex

    That looks awesome, Brian!! Turned out great

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    Beautiful! Well done!!

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    That looks sweet! I really dig the toon-style parts you did. Are those TB bells for the shoulders? They fit the bill nicely!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Bountyone's Avatar
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    Very nice dude.

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    MandoMan said: View Post
    That looks sweet! I really dig the toon-style parts you did. Are those TB bells for the shoulders? They fit the bill nicely!
    good eye

    yup, TB bells that i rounded out at the bottom a bit. the dish style clone ones just didn't look right on the toon style suit.

    i'm going to keep working on more stuff to toon-ify it. first up will be the shins, since that's my least favorite part of the armor. too... bulbous... needs to be much more fitted and curvy.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Looking good Brian!

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    That is some wicked talent!

    You've done an excellent job!

    Jeff

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    You are my new hero!

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    Are you freak'n kidding me! That turned out AWESOME!!!!:thumbup

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    Brian,
    WOW that is great! I've been waiting to see one of these done.
    BTW I recognize those IKEA displays behind you, I have 2 of them full of Preds and Aliens LOL.

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    Awesome costume.

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    Tre cool.

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    Re: Captain Rex

    super awesome!

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    Wow, thats preety awsome!

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    Nice gear Brian

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    wow 1st time for me to see Capt Rex...and it's awesome

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    Re: Captain Rex

    i always liked that they used one of Boba Fett's concept art eye designs over the visor for captain rex's helmet.

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    Kye Katarn said: View Post
    i always liked that they used one of Boba Fett's concept art eye designs over the visor for captain rex's helmet.
    that's actually why i did rex vs. a white clone... i liked the prepro fett eyes

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    Re: Captain Rex

    well i had taken a liking to him when i watched the clone wars movie, i didn't know, then i came acrsoo the face that he had the same eye mrkings and now i figured that had to be it, i liked him subconsciosly because of that. it would ahve been cool if they had given him the range finder on the left side going the other way.

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    Very nice!

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    I love it! When I saw Rex and Cody, I was amazed. I want a set of Commander Cody's armor. We could troop together haha. Amazing work!

    El1te

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    where the last couple of days have been all about the fail... tonight went well!

    in addition to getting the duster done for mr. snowy, i re-painted all of the blue parts of my armor with a better shade of blue, and started cleaning up the first of my pistols.

    i've poured both, and done some basic sanding / drilling on one of them:





    the belt sander tomorrow will take out the big chunks, like the sprue from the pour hole.

    and here's the helmet now:



    and here is before:



    the reason for the repaint was realizing that he was a distinctly darker blue than the 501st clones that he leads. there are a couple of scenes in the clone wars with him and the 501st in the same frame, and he's really not at all the same. the action figure in the before pic is actually pretty much spot on, near as i can tell. a little too close to navy, but in that general vein.

    i'm much much happier with it now!

    tomorrow night i make the holsters (new mold is done cooking!) and hopefully wrap this project up!

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    Love the blaster! I modelled this one in 3D to make templates of it. Looks very similar to yours there. I like the new blue alot too!! The difference may only be subtle but it is better I think.

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    holster, all bondo/sanded/primed. i painted the insides black, so that when the gun scrapes on them, there's a better chance of it coming out ok



    pistol painted, but not weathered yet:


    comm pad in place, also not weathered:

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