Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

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    Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Hi guys, I'm doing A Capt' Rex lid and was wondering about the stalk and Rangefinder, I saw somewhere that the RF should not be a Boba copy one, is that right as it looks similar if not correct on the few lids I've seen
    Also I've seen that the stalk is just screwed in the side of the lid, is this correct? or would/should it have a cap like the Fetts?
    As a last question regarding the visor, as you may know the visor carries on down to replace the "teeth" part of the lid, so could someone shout out what I need, would it be a welders type visor or just plastic sheet heated to fit, I'm new to clones as you can tell,
    thanks, Si

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Go and have a look at www.clonetroopers.net !

    The stalk is 'screwed to the side '

    there are not many people that have made a 'cartoon-style' helmet yet ,so the visor option that you talk about is fairly new.

    My best option would be : clear acrylic with a glue - on car window tint sheet.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    That's a mighty fine avatar you have there sir.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Isn't it m8

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    yes i too can vouch for that avatar

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    I use a fett rf, with alum stalk using a fett earcap and magnets to hold it in place

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    forgot to mention I use a welders visor (farm & fleet) cut out to size...some use a mirrored, but I hink the welders works fine

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Thanks Sketchman, thought it was a welders visor and Fett RF, but wanted to be sure

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Rex's RF topper is distinctly different than Boba's, as is the stalk.



    Look at the part of the topper to the left of the stalk... see the extra details? No LEDs on the top, and the right side of it is much slimmer than Boba's - like a Boba topper with the clear part removed.

    The stalk doesn't have the T shape at the top to mount the topper... it just goes straight up into the topper.

    I have better screencaps at home, but haven't put them online anywhere... if you look around you'll probably find some.

    I used a Boba for the base of mine, then resculpted with epoxy putty to get it where I wanted it:


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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Thx for sharing

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Here's a couple of snapshots from episode 14, the 1st one is a little dark but gives you an idea, the other is a good one looking at Rex with the RF down.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    This is proving to be a trick to get right for me as well.
    I'm also investigating ways to control it by remote, possibly with a circuit board set up in a pistol and the reciever in the helmet.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    i think i'm going to revise my RF topper too... again, now that there's more reference out there, it's easier to nail it.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Bare in mind though that that version of the RF topper could be viewed as being much stylised as the rest of The Clone Wars Clonetrooper armour is compaired to the live action film Clonetroopers.

    If you are doing an accurate "toon" style Rex like Stormtrooperguy, then yes; you need that topper as seen above. If however you are making a "real world" interpretation such as I am, then I'm not so sure that a screen seen Fett RF topper is so wrong.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    Stormtrooperguy, please let me know once you've got your revisions completed as I'm going to pick up my helmet to start on my Rex next month. I can contact you on the Legion forums if that's preferable.

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    Re: Captain Rex Rangefinder and stalk

    well, my mold failed miserably last night (bad silicone i think), so i'll be in the basement working all night tonight. my plan is to pick away at the new RF topper while i'm waiting for layers of rubber to dry.

    my wife will be so excited... she LOVES when i turn the paint room into a hot box with a space heater set to 80 for 5-6 hours

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