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  1. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Mar 1, 2009, 9:48 AM - Re: Captain Rex #101

    I don't know how accurate it is (assuming pretty accurate) but you really are doing a great job capturing that cartoon feel!
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    Mar 1, 2009, 10:13 PM - Re: Captain Rex #102

    here he is looking all nice and even grey:







    the 2 different angles show how different it looks when tilted a bit.
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    Mar 1, 2009, 10:25 PM - Re: Captain Rex #103

    That looks really sweet!
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    Mar 2, 2009, 12:34 AM - Re: Captain Rex #104

    Beautiful! Can it get any better??!! Surely not!
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    Mar 5, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: Captain Rex #105

    I've said it before and i'll say it again. Great looking Rex!
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    Mar 5, 2009, 7:22 PM - Re: Captain Rex #106



    All I have to say is WOW!

    David.
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    Mar 5, 2009, 8:02 PM - Re: Captain Rex #107

    the ear bumps are on. i made the new ones a little bit thicker... about another 3/32" or so. not much, but i think it makes a difference.

    2 coats of primer on it. one more wet sand tomorrow and then its done. the silicone fairy stopped by today and i now have the rubber needed to make the mold.

    here are a couple of shots of the just-about-ready bucket:







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    Mar 6, 2009, 12:17 AM - Re: Captain Rex #108

    Nice! It looks like the visor is set deeper into the helmet too?
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    Mar 6, 2009, 9:01 AM - Re: Captain Rex #109

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    Nice! It looks like the visor is set deeper into the helmet too?
    a little bit, more by way of a side effect of other work than anything else.

    the biggest change really is that it's slimmer overall, and has a receding finline
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    Mar 9, 2009, 8:37 AM - Re: Captain Rex #110

    Wow, how did I miss this, outstanding work as usual Brian
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    Mar 12, 2009, 6:06 PM - Re: Captain Rex #111

    wow, just wow
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    Mar 13, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: Captain Rex #112

    So here it is, pull #1, aka my new Rex helmet. I'll try to run through the changes...

    The fin starts further up the forehead (think receding hairline). The flare on the sides is less pronounced. The ear bumps are bigger. The flared bottom edge is not at such an extreme angle. The chin is shorter.



    The undercut around the bottom edge is bigger. This means the head opening is quite a bit smaller, but it makes for a more solid feel, and exposes less of your face underneath. This change could be rolled back for someone with a bigger head by just cutting the opening larger.



    The side really shows the shortened chin. The back is raised up more... a lot more. I probably took an inch off the bottom rear edge, with all of the reshaping that comes of something like that.

    You can also see the change in angle on the lower flared edge really clearly here.



    The RF topper is now tapered on the front and back. It used to be Fett style where it was angled in the front but a straight line on the back.



    I also extended the part to the left of the stalk about 1/8", making the whole thing longer.



    The changes all came from just having more reference materials now than when I started.

    I'll be painting up this one tonight / tomorrow. Fun fun fun!
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    Mar 13, 2009, 5:05 PM - Re: Captain Rex #113

    Wow Brian... that is one beautiful helmet, and you keep making it better!!!

    Am I ever glad that I've held off getting in on one of your runs. But let me know when this new version will become available.
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    Mar 13, 2009, 9:42 PM - Re: Captain Rex #114

    You are a madman!!!!!:thumbup:thumbup
    The changes look awesome!!!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 1:52 AM - Re: Captain Rex #115

    WOW! That's just too good!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 8:27 AM - Re: Captain Rex #116

    Wow what you've done to this helmet is amazing!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 8:36 AM - Re: Captain Rex #117

    I agree... fantastic stuff!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 12:53 AM - Re: Captain Rex #118

    Here it is... The shiny new filthy Rex helmet, version 3. The new one is on the right. I had a visor for the new one, but I snapped it during the install (DOH!). So I had to tear out the one from the old helmet.









    I also reshaped the RF topper, now that a top view shot of it is available.



    I even went so far as to reshape the RF stalk to be more like the animation:

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    Mar 15, 2009, 1:01 AM - Re: Captain Rex #119

    this has got to be the best rex ive seen vod good job!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 1:30 AM - Re: Captain Rex #120

    No doubt!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 7:52 AM - Re: Captain Rex #121

    Just tell me when this new version will be made available Brian, cause I'm still in the market for one of your helmets to make my Rex! :thumbup
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    Mar 15, 2009, 7:53 AM - Re: Captain Rex #122

    I'm not a huge fan of the animated version of Rex, prefuring a real world interpretation. That said, I can't deny that this is impressive work and it looks great. Very cool.
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    Mar 16, 2009, 10:44 AM - Re: Captain Rex #123

    here's the helmet actually on the armor:



    next weekend i should be pulling the new ab plate. very exciting!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 11:10 AM - Re: Captain Rex #124

    Love it!!!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 11:57 AM - Re: Captain Rex #125

    Pretty freakin' sweet, Brian!

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