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  1. Mandalore23's Avatar
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    Apr 21, 2009, 10:34 PM - Re: Captain Rex #151

    Truly awesome bro, keep up the good work.

    --Mandalore--
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    May 8, 2009, 11:46 AM - Re: Captain Rex #152

    Very nice job on that
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    May 10, 2009, 1:54 PM - Re: Captain Rex #153

    lookin good, as always brian!!!
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    May 11, 2009, 5:29 PM - Re: Captain Rex #154

    I had too look twice to see that it was real. good work man!
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    Jun 6, 2009, 1:53 PM - Re: Captain Rex #155

    are you going to put the head lights on the helmet
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    Jun 6, 2009, 2:12 PM - Re: Captain Rex #156

    Looks great. I was wondering, is your RF stalk resin or aluminum? I'm planning on doing an ARC trooper and trying to find an aluminum stalk has been a royal bizitch!
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    Jun 6, 2009, 6:14 PM - Re: Captain Rex #157

    Quote commanderfox said: View Post
    are you going to put the head lights on the helmet
    eventually... i have them, just gotta mount 'em.

    Quote Null-11 said: View Post
    Looks great. I was wondering, is your RF stalk resin or aluminum? I'm planning on doing an ARC trooper and trying to find an aluminum stalk has been a royal bizitch!
    aluminum. a friend of mine makes 'em.
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    Jun 7, 2009, 9:26 PM - Re: Captain Rex #158

    busy day at the clone workshop today!

    the bad news was that when i opened up my pack of supposed 0.090 hips, i got abs instead. this wouldn't be all that bad, 'cept that i've never pulled abs, so there was a bit of a learning curve, resulting in really bad pull and a couple of barely ok ones. abs is much more... rubbery... when heated.

    but eventually i got the hang of it. i've got a lot of plastic left, and the rest should work out fine.

    my fellow neg clone garrett also pulled some parts for his suit while we were at it. we were being cautious with garrett's pulls... since we were having nervous about his even thicker abs, we went with 1 piece of forearm on each one.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 11:26 PM - Re: Captain Rex #159

    You do some great work, and I am jealous.
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    Jul 2, 2009, 12:00 AM - Re: Captain Rex #160

    here's how the shin sculpt came out, all painted and weathered:



    the one on the right was the atin kit piece that i had modded as much as possible.

    i just moved the scratch built knees from one to the other. i haven't made vac formed knees yet, so it was a bit of a hassle to install them. once something is made to fit, it will go much easier!

    i've also made good progress on the codpiece and butt...



    this has since gotten a few good coats of bondo.



    and this is now sanded smooth and ready to carve the lines into.

    the tall lip around the top is for mounting the belt. i want the ab plate to tuck in to the belt and allow relatively free motion. at least i think that's how it will work. time will tell!

    the perspective on the cod shot is strange due to the angle my iphone was at. the lip does NOT flare out at the top like that. the lip is straight up, and the actual codpiece flares out in the opposite direction. i'm not sure how i managed such a bad angle
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    Jul 3, 2009, 1:31 AM - Re: Captain Rex #161

    I just uploaded a video of me weathering the other shin. Could I get any dorkier?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1hCz8QuH8
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    Jul 3, 2009, 9:52 PM - Re: Captain Rex #162

    Lol Brian...great vid! Think the only way to fully achieve true dorkness would be if you did a vid of you doing your entire armor
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    Jul 7, 2009, 9:41 PM - Re: Captain Rex #163

    Absolutely amazing stuff you have here... I am exceedingly jealous
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    Jul 7, 2009, 9:50 PM - Re: Captain Rex #164

    As of tonight the codpiece is ready to pull and the butt is on its final sanding pass.

    Here are some shots with the newest helmet and shins in place. I've also padded out the chest a bit to give me more of that barrel-chested look they have.










    My goal is to have the armor sculpting done by the end of July. It's a lot to do, but I think it's doable... thighs, chest and back.
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    Jul 7, 2009, 9:58 PM - Re: Captain Rex #165

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    As of tonight the codpiece is ready to pull and the butt is on its final sanding pass.

    Here are some shots with the newest helmet and shins in place. I've also padded out the chest a bit to give me more of that barrel-chested look they have.

    Whoah
    That first image looks like you're CGI as well! That is amazing! Way cool!
  16. Jul 7, 2009, 9:59 PM - Re: Captain Rex #166

    Bitchin dude! Dig it!
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    Jul 7, 2009, 10:19 PM - Re: Captain Rex #167

    I love seeing the progression of your armor! and grreat video! thanks for sharing!
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    Jul 8, 2009, 12:44 AM - Re: Captain Rex #168

    Outstanding Brian!
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    Jul 8, 2009, 8:24 PM - Re: Captain Rex #169

    Great weathering job and awesome job all around!
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    Jul 8, 2009, 11:09 PM - Re: Captain Rex #170

    Pretty fantastic stuff...
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    Jul 17, 2009, 3:23 AM - Re: Captain Rex #171

    must... have... updates...
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    Jul 17, 2009, 10:54 AM - Re: Captain Rex #172

    Quote count0break said: View Post
    must... have... updates...
    whoops!








    the back of the belt is also now carved out, and both the front and back of the belt have had their bondo coats.

    the idea is that the belt will be formed front and back, and the boxes will cover the seams, since the toon clone boxes are basically on the sides. that way the back of the belt will be nice and smooth, with no closure visible.
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    Jul 17, 2009, 11:32 AM - Re: Captain Rex #173

    looking great. keep up the great work.
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    Jul 17, 2009, 11:46 AM - Re: Captain Rex #174

    Sounds like a cool idea Brian, but my concern would be for those who'd like be able to convert from a Rex to a standard clone and back while utilizing the same armor. How do you intend to attach the holsters to the belt, and is it possible to have them removable ( with no visible holes or mounting points ) for those of us who'd like to do the afformentioned conversions?
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    Jul 17, 2009, 11:49 AM - Re: Captain Rex #175

    Surely you can mount the holsters from behind the belt? Then unhook them or something if you no longer need them?

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