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Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Wow Heatshock, I could not have said it better.
    I would think ABS would be better for something you didn't plan on painting, kind of like a Stormtrooper suit.
    I have been building suit's out of HIPS since early 2005 and have no problem with paint sticking.
    You have to prep it with Primer and I have always use Krylon Fusion paint (which is made for painting plastic).
    Plus like Heatshock said, you have to glue, bondo and sand the seams.
    Thanks, Darren

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    I forgot to mention, the first 5 orders get a free DW Design Studios T-Shirt!
    Thanks again, Darren


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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    I miss my Clonesix suit. I realize now how much sharper the pulls are, of the particular gauge of HIPS used. I still dig my Sci-Fire, but it has been alot of work so far. Once I am finished I am going to do another Clonesix for sure. Darren, I dig the new Revised Belt Boxes too. Mine started with the original, thinner resin ones (which I upgraded) The pulls look real clean too. Pride of Clonemanship Good job!

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Thanks Replicant Shadow! I will have a suit ready for you when you need it!
    Darren

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Wow! great suits! I would love to have one of these, one question though what is the average height that these are made to fit? I have purchased suits before (though not nearly as good workmanship involved) and all of them are way to big for me.
    Thanks

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    They were built for someone around 6'0" and 190 lbs.
    I have seen them done by people larger and smaller.
    As far as a exact size for smaller people, sorry I just don't know.
    I know the max for someone bigger is around 6'4" and 230 lbs.
    Darren

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    I am 5' 10' and weighed roughly 187 when I finished mine almost 3 years ago. I had to alot of cutting and trimming, but I got it work out just fine. Though, I did have to wear boots that had a higher sole (1.5 inch soles) to compensate for mass and scale.

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Thanks for the help guys! Here is where being short really stinks, I cannot find any top quality suits for someone who is 5'4", does anyone know where I might find one that wouldn't look completely rediculous after I have trimmed it down? I want it to look good and be troopable not look like "wow thats waaay to big" if you get my drift :-)

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    I just read about one...O.S.C.S. but its for 5'8" - 5' 10"

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    the problem with clone suits is that the original CGI models were supposed to be 6 foot plus.
    seen some shorter guys pull off a a nice clone, but scale will be an issue.

    with any armor - having too much is seldom a problem. Having too little is. Technically with careful cutting down it should be ok. But I think you are right abt not being able to pull off the look.
    I know of some shorter skinny guys who have used a combo of lifts and muscle suits to get the look right.

    on the plus side the C6 and Java sets are for skinnier blokes I would say. And the HIPS would be much easier to trim down an the super .0125 thick ABS OSCS short suits are.

    btw - I dont mean to keep going on abt the C6 armor. I dont know Darren or Clone6, and am not involved in any of the manufacture or selling of this armor - I am just a major fan(despite the OSCS and Java alternatives being just as good)!! I am really happy to see it back in production!

    any price check on the clone lid yet Darren?

    Nate

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    I'm seriously working on my wife to let me get a clone suit... I'm slowly wearing her down...

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Thanks again guys. maybe i should pick a different character maybe a boba or jango (yes I know technically they are the same height as a clone) then again I might try to see if I can pull it off, I just love clones and stormstroopers! :-)

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    Do what you WANT to do dont settle...anything can be done just need to work to pull it off

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    yeah - wasnt meaning to put you off tatem - wasnt my intention

    it can be done - I have seen a really nice 5'6'' trooper look real good - just needs more work

    there are also kids in really nice suits eg zerovisibilites suits are a great example.

    the problem will be to keep symmetry - ie a bit off all the component pieces rather than just a lot from teh main pieces - lots of experienced builders on clonetroopers.net or clone-empire to help you through it too.
    alternatively - as Darren , he has done 1 or 2 suits in his time I hear ;P

    Nate

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    no problem heatshock, I didn't feel put off. Thanks for the other forum suggestions! I am waiting to be approved at clone-empire and will sign up for clonetroopers.net. In the mean time I might build a fett to get a little more practice before I attempt a build of that... umm.. intensity :-). Thanks again for all the help guys! I will (hopefully) post a WIP soon!

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    You do know a Fett costs double what a clone costs right? Done right and painting a fett is a bit harder

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Man I have so been wanting one of these since C3!

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    wow, I didn't realize that it was that big of a difference in price, thanks man, I think I will do a clone first! The only armor I have made is a bounty hunter that my sister made up, I forget what she called it but it was kind of mandalonian-ish. Since then I have kinda been in and out of this hobby and I had forgotten that what looks easier and cheaper to make isn't always... obviously I haven't done my research on fett armor...

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    If you do it right it will be about 3k for a decent boba...if you paint it yourself...if you try and get stuff already painted or get it painted who knows people charge quite a bit for that

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Geo said: View Post
    Man I have so been wanting one of these since C3!
    Yep, C3 os where I first troop in my suit. 2005

    Here is another fun one from Comic Con a few years back.

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    thats an awesome pic I WANT ONE SO BAD! You gonna make some more next year and ship one to Japan?

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Great picture
    Any info on helmets ?

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Sorry, nothing really new. Each weekend we are getting closer to being done. We just finished the fiberglass work this past weekend on the E2 Grunt.
    Attached is a photo of the previous weekend. The whole process is much more involved and time consuming than I realized. I just want to assure everyone
    we are moving forward.
    Thanks, Darren

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    Re: Clone6 Armor Kits & Helmets

    Thanks for the info ! Looks good so far and I hope you'll be offering these soon, this time I'll surely get one for myself. Let us know when it's ready and how is progress going

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    I still really want a clone helmet dangit...I think Ima get one here next month Im finished buying stuff for the fett

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