Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

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    Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    I just wanted to give some info for the chest slots. I know everyone puts them in a different spot but I love autocad so I did this. Of course, this is based on the chest piece being level.

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    John, this applies to the Ep II clone troopers only, correct? These aren't seen on the Ep III clone troopers, right?
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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    John, this applies to the Ep II clone troopers only, correct? These aren't seen on the Ep II clone troopers, right?
    IIRC the EpII clones also have the slots;

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    oops. Second one should have been Ep III, not Ep II.

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    LOL
    I'm pretty sure on the EP III clones;


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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    Yep. Both episodes....

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    Interesting... some of the ref I have doesn't show them... weird.

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    The small thing to note, based on the above photos, the slots line up rectangularly, and the red drawing shows them as a parallelagram.

    Where I think the two photos differ, is to whether the slots are parallel with the slope of the chest (Red) or parallel to the ground (Blue)? I prefer the notion of 'parallel to the slope of the chest,' as not all (fanmade)slopes are equal.

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    I am working on those slots this weekend. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to cut those in, and what tool (s) to use?

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Interesting... some of the ref I have doesn't show them... weird.
    By any chance are those troopers wearing bandoliers?

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Interesting... some of the ref I have doesn't show them... weird.
    Art,
    I know what you mean
    some reference pics show them & some don't (even on the same kind of Clones)
    For example;
    This ScreenCap has none, whereas the Shocktroopers I posted before have them



    And this screencap has them painted on



    so, I guess to answer your original question...
    Yes and no.

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    Actually, of the standard clone armor, all of the files had the pill shapes in them. There was a plug in the slots that could be hidden or not. Same with the DC-15 long and short. All of the files had both guns existing in the same space. One gun or the other was turned "off" so not to be seen. This of course only pertains to Episode III files. On occasion in the movie, you will see evidence of both guns being "on"
    Last edited by postmortem01; Feb 14, 2009 at 5:48 PM.

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    Slight variation... the two slits are rotated together, as a linked pair, to be parallel to the base line of the arcing chest line AND positioned horizontally, splitting the distance along the vertical plane of the vertical line that rises upward from the bottom right corner of the chestline.

    I guess, they could be done either way... but to me, and looking at the screen caps, they do not appear to drop strait down, vertically, but are rotated together and specific to the armor to match the baseline of the base chest line. The bit I used was 1/16" for each corner... then I cut the line between the holes.

    I made the template in July 2008 for the OSCS chest armor. I will post my template tomorrow... sleepy.

    But I have a picture of the template taped to my chest armor.

    AND, it looks more consistent... at least they are getting more similar looking.

    chestcuts-jpg

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    Re: Clone Chest Slot Dimensions and Position...

    Not to beat a dead horse, but just noticed another shot from the movie where the slots are missing. Wish I could get away with not cutting them into my armor... but my guy has them... crud.
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