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  1. Lath Toth's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: Captain Rex #76

    Bro, you are my new favorite Rex!
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    Feb 6, 2009, 11:42 AM - Re: Captain Rex #77

    Now that there's this shiny new clone section and everyone else is bumping up old threads, here's mine...



    I've done a bit more tuning to it since that photo... I took about 3/4" off the length of the thighs, which will help a LOT with my mobility. I shortened the forearms about 1/2" for the same reason.

    The mantle was recently redone, since I felt the blue shoulder part was a bit undersized. I reused the main piece, but built a new shoulder. Still hand stitched leather, just bigger.

    I'm not 100% happy with the helmet, so I'll be doing Yet Another One soon. I'm on Boba bucket #9 right now, so doing a 3rd Rex doesn't seem all that insane. I want to make it a bit smaller, particularly in the back.

    I've also been getting more and more into the Snow Clones from the recent episode. I think that they'll mesh well visually with Ep V. Snowtroopers, and will be comfortable to wear, which is of GREAT importance for trooping!

    I was going to work on my new ab plate last night, but once again got distracted. I'm trooping tonight, but it's an early one... maybe I'll get something done after that!
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    Feb 6, 2009, 12:11 PM - Re: Captain Rex #78

    "Snow Clones" !!! I love it! I really liked Snow Rex in that episode too! It was called "Trespass", a great episode it was too! Right up there with Cloak of Darkness!.

    So you're doing one of these??!! Can't wait to see it buddy! I was going to make templates for one of these for scratchbuilders when I get some time. Though coming from you I know yours will be amazing!!
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    Feb 6, 2009, 4:16 PM - Re: Captain Rex #79

    I like the original bucket better, the new one is too large, especially at the bottem.
    everthing elses looks really good though, keep up the good work!

    P.S. anyone going to Steller-con in March?
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    Feb 6, 2009, 5:01 PM - Re: Captain Rex #80

    Awesome work, I'm jealous. I love that someone pulled off the Rex armor so well
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    Feb 6, 2009, 10:52 PM - Re: Captain Rex #81

    Quote verd1138 said: View Post
    I like the original bucket better, the new one is too large, especially at the bottem.
    it is a bit too large, but not hugely so. the next version of it is coming in a bit smaller, but only about 1/2". the animated helmets should be about the same width as the shoulder straps on the armor.

    they are supposed to be a bit bobbly headed
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    Feb 7, 2009, 1:19 PM - Re: Captain Rex #82

    ...some new pics Id not seen before of your awesome Rex, Brian - you never fail to amaze me with that build....
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:11 AM - Re: Captain Rex #83

    Simply outstanding. The craftsmanship displayed by you guys rivals that of the original ILMers.

    I'm equally as impressed that you are able to keep from totally burning out and abandoning halfway through.

    Kudos to all
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:15 AM - Re: Captain Rex #84

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    "Snow Clones" !!! I love it! I really liked Snow Rex in that episode too! It was called "Trespass", a great episode it was too! Right up there with Cloak of Darkness!.

    So you're doing one of these??!! Can't wait to see it buddy! I was going to make templates for one of these for scratchbuilders when I get some time. Though coming from you I know yours will be amazing!!
    I agree - the abominable Snow Rex was totally cool. That show continues to impress - original and action-packed.

    And speaking of "Toon Wars Mods" check out my Tiger Clone mod (just a paint job, really). They're the squad dispatched under Plo Koon. One of the freekin' coolest paint schemes I've seen, yet.
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:24 AM - Re: Captain Rex #85

    I does impress! Even more so now. I saw the latest episode here yesterday. Can't remember what it was called but a clone named "Slick" betrayed the republic after being offered freedom by the seperatists. I really liked that as it (to me anyway) ties in nicely with the Karen Traviss Republic Commando books.

    Anyway I'm off topic, I'll shut it now.
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:37 AM - Re: Captain Rex #86

    I am very jealous of your awesome forearms!
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:11 PM - Re: Captain Rex #87

    Quote Cadet said: View Post
    I am very jealous of your awesome forearms!
    I'll be doing up a batch of them some time in the warmer weather... It's just too much of a pain to do vac forming when it's 2 degrees!

    I've been making a lot of progress on reshaping my Rex helmet... The changes are subtle, between 1/8" and 1/4" adjustments here and there, but the difference is really impressing me.
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    Feb 10, 2009, 12:20 PM - Re: Captain Rex #88

    Looking forward to seeing it Brian!!

    I know what you mean about the weather too! I want nothing more than to be able to get back into the garage but it's just too cold here.
  14. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 10, 2009, 2:03 PM - Re: Captain Rex #89

    Nice work as usual Brian
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    Feb 10, 2009, 3:41 PM - Re: Captain Rex #90

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    I'll be doing up a batch of them some time in the warmer weather... It's just too much of a pain to do vac forming when it's 2 degrees!

    I've been making a lot of progress on reshaping my Rex helmet... The changes are subtle, between 1/8" and 1/4" adjustments here and there, but the difference is really impressing me.
    Very nice job, love the job you've done. Makes me want to make a set of clone armor if I only had the skills and resources. At any rate, will you be planning on selling forearms when you get more made? I'd be interested in getting a set for my Jedi general outfit that I'm (slowly) working on.
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    Feb 20, 2009, 11:41 AM - Re: Captain Rex #91

    I wish that I could offer some critiques or suggestions...but you nailed Rex perfectly!
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    Feb 20, 2009, 11:57 AM - Re: Captain Rex #92

    Man..that looks great!!! I'll take a set of that armor any day!!!
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    Feb 23, 2009, 10:22 PM - Re: Captain Rex #93

    Too nice my friend, too nice.
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    Feb 23, 2009, 10:57 PM - Re: Captain Rex #94

    looking good dude!
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    Feb 27, 2009, 12:12 AM - Re: Captain Rex #95

    it's about time i got back into this!
    so here's the REALLY rough shape of the belly:



    it is a BIG stack of MDF and a lot of bondo. i smoothed it out using:



    so fast! that thing just TEARS through the bondo... think of the little dremel sanding drum, but scale it up a LOT. it's nothing you'd want to do picky work with, but it sure gets the job done for large flat areas!

    additional sanding services provided by:


    and while i was at it, i did a bit more tweaking on the helmet:



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    Feb 27, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: Captain Rex #96

    The MONSTER dremmel!!! Nice work bro!
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    Feb 27, 2009, 10:19 AM - Re: Captain Rex #97

    nice STG, you are a machine!!! love the C. rex, very nice indeed.
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    Feb 27, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: Captain Rex #98

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    The MONSTER dremmel!!! Nice work bro!
    hahaha! you know, when i bought the big sanding rolling pin, folks laughed at me. but seriously, it is WELL worth the $80 or whatever i paid.

    it's such a great hybrid between a dremel, a pad sander and a belt sander. i can't imagine not having it.

    a big piece like that is too heavy to move around the stationary belt sander i have in the garage, so this was a total win.

    tomorrow morning i'll probably smooth it out the rest of the way and carve the details in.
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    Feb 28, 2009, 11:34 PM - Re: Captain Rex #99

    here's the new helmet sanded out... it's now at the point where i'm doing small filler spots, smoothing, etc... i still need to carve in the vent slots, but i want the thing pretty well smooth before i do that.



    this was rinsed a few minutes earlier, after a messy round of wet sanding. the way the water is drying on the visor looks pretty neat. also neat is the layering of primer. i alternate coats of light grey and dark grey so that i can see if it's a nice even coat. when doing fine sanding like this (320 grit wet), you end up with some pretty awesome patterns.
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    Mar 1, 2009, 1:34 AM - Re: Captain Rex #100

    It does look cool! Sort of scorched. The helmet is coming along really well. I thought it was a beauty before but it just keeps getting better!

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