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  1. #176
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    Re: Captain Rex

    I can't see the pictures on my work computer, which is where I am right now... but from what I can remember, I think that Brians plan was to have the belt attached to the cod and butt plates. That would make it difficult to attach to the belt from behind as you wouldn't be able to acess the back from the bottom of the belt.

  2. #177
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    Re: Captain Rex

    His last pic post seems to show the belt as being seperate from the cod and butt right now?

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    Re: Captain Rex

    Great work, as usual, and thanks for responding to my request for updates

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    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.

  4. #179

    Re: Captain Rex

    the belt will be attached to the cod/butt in the sense that they will be connected with velcro / snaps / something. they are molded separately though, for just that reason.

    i want to be able to switch off from rex to a 501st grunt too, so i wanted to be sure that would work.

    there's a lip around the top edge of the cod/butt... about 2" tall. the belt will mount onto that lip via whatever system makes sense.

  5. #180

    Re: Captain Rex

    I've done a bit more fiddling with this stuff. I went back and redid the ab plate, as I was completely unhappy with mine.

    I've started the masters for the knees (mine were scratch built from sheets, not formed), and done the test pulls of the cod/butt/belt.

    The belt master needs some tuneups before it's ready, but the cod/butt worked out well.

    I ended up retooling the ab plate pretty significantly.

    Before:


    After:


    I've only rough sanded it. Tonight I'll do the pretty, detailed sanding.


    And have pulled the belt / butt armor:




  6. #181

    Re: Captain Rex

    Sunday afternoon was spent in the barn killing brain cells. The results?









    I think the new belly is a success. I'll know for sure once it's fitted in, but I like the look MUCH better.

    The new hand plates were a minor thing. The old ones were too square, and that was about 20 minutes' effort.

    The belt was a challenge, but it worked. Good stuff!

  7. #182
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    Re: Captain Rex

    I can`t wait for see it done, gorgeous work!

  8. #183

    Re: Captain Rex

    More progress... the new chest is nearing completion!

    Chest is almost done!







    Gotta clean up the armpits and do the final sanding, but it's close. Tomorrow night I should be starting on the back.

    And here is how it's looking at present:



    Also of note since the last post:



    My official 501st roster pic for it. Animated Style Captain Rex has been approved for Legion membership. I don't just mean my suit... since this was the first one submitted, this was the "is this costume type in general 501st acceptable" type suit.

  9. #184

    Re: Captain Rex

    freakin awesome man!

  10. #185
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    Re: Captain Rex

    Yeah, awesome work Brian!!

  11. #186

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    wow awesome job and nice props in the back round of your first pic

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    Re: Captain Rex

    This is some nice work amigo. I hope to get a EP II helmet soon.



    -G

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    Re: Captain Rex

    mann sweet i so want one

  14. #189

    Re: Captain Rex

    Here is the prototype chest, all painted and fitted to the suit:





    I have to pad the shoulders up and out a bit, but otherwise I'm VERY happy, especially considering these are almost exclusively bad pulls I'm wearing! The chest, belly, belt and codpiece are all parts that I'd have been angry about had I gotten them from someone else.

    I also had to make a new mantle, since the old one didn't fit the new armor at ALL.





    The base is black marine vinyl. To get the thickness around the edges, I used a single length of 14-2 electrical wire. I cut the vinyl about 3/4" bigger than I wanted, then glued the wire to the inside where I wanted the final edge to be. I then clipped the seam allowance so that it would follow the curves I wanted, then folded over and glued it. The end result is that the vinyl appears to be around 1/4" thick on the edges. The plates are 3mm sintra, mainly because I have a ton of that stuff in my garage. I heated it and shaped it to the curves I wanted then Gooped it to the vinyl. I'm concerned about the hold, but so far, so good.

    On the inside is industrial velcro holding it in place.

  15. #190

    Re: Captain Rex

    bad *** suit you got there. He's my favorite clone and I wouldn't mind having one of these if I wasn't trying to get a Jango

  16. #191

    Re: Captain Rex

    And finally... after a long, long time... I put on my ENTIRE KIT! I've been wearing the thighs from my original AotC suit this whole time, and only just now assembled my own thighs for myself.




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    Re: Captain Rex

    WOW!!!! Looks amazing Brian!

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    Re: Captain Rex

    Awesome job mate! I love this set of armour, and you totally nailed the look!

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    Re: Captain Rex

    Amazing...

  20. #195
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    Re: Captain Rex

    if you think its amazing, you should see it in person!!!

  21. #196

    Re: Captain Rex

    just curious, but did you happen to be at the SW Concert at FoxWoods casinos over the summer?

  22. #197

    Re: Captain Rex

    Nope, that would most likely have been Madmartigan on here from CT. Same kit, so our suits look a lot alike, though he has one of Kev's helmets now.

  23. #198

    Re: Captain Rex

    oh cool, I was just going through pics over the summer on my old camera and I was gonna say your suit looked just as incredible in person. Both of your guys suits are awesome though

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    Re: Captain Rex

    Verbal21 said: View Post
    just curious, but did you happen to be at the SW Concert at FoxWoods casinos over the summer?
    Yup, that was me. Still was using my WCA v2 helmet at the time:



    As Brian mentioned, the kits looks very similar. I consider mine an homage to his.

    Made some changes since then -- like trimming the biceps and cutting, reshaping, and adding returns on the shoulders to improve the look. And I did add Kev's helmet, though I'm strongly considering asking Brian for a v5 to paint up just for kicks and consistency.

  25. #200

    Re: Captain Rex

    oh cool, well it was an amazing night and I had a great time seeing everybody in their suits and you guys really made all those kids nights taking pics with them all evening. I'm actually talking to Kevin over at the clonetroopers.net as well about getting a Rex bucket. Since you guys are the Rex experts, any ideas as to who I could possibly contact to get it painted?

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