Darktrooper Progress Thread 8MAR2011: Getting back to it

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    this project is turnin out great keep up the good work

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    Lookin' good. If you havent found thin strips of wood for the hands yet, try a hobby shop or craft store. I know the Michael's here has a lot of different thicknesses of wood for use in building model airplanes and pinewood slots.

    Troy

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    t_bone9600 said: View Post
    Lookin' good. If you havent found thin strips of wood for the hands yet, try a hobby shop or craft store. I know the Michael's here has a lot of different thicknesses of wood for use in building model airplanes and pinewood slots.

    Troy

    Thanks, I was actually thinking about using those thin wood strips for the details, they appear to be thick enough for the height of the details. Thanks!

    -tubachris

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    lookin' good

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    In my effort to make this project as accurate as possible to the game's, I have realized an inaccuracy with the helmet mod buck. Its not major, but is a significant error. Where I once beleived the edge came to a "point," the outside edge actually resembles more of a duck bill, more rounded out. It wont be an issue to fix, but I'd like to let you guys know.

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    I have found the harder you work to be more accurate, the more set backs you face. But if your as close as you can, then that also works very fine.. I have had the same problem on another outfit project that im working on apart from my New look mando outfit.... Do what you can, it will turn out great anyway.......

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    I have found the harder you work to be more accurate, the more set backs you face. But if your as close as you can, then that also works very fine.. I have had the same problem on another outfit project that im working on apart from my New look mando outfit.... Do what you can, it will turn out great anyway.......
    The thing I dont want to happen is to end up haviing a suit that "kinda" looks like the darktrooper and thats not that great looking. I want it to be as accurate enough so that the average joe who has played battlefront a few times can say "hey, I know what that is!" Granted, everything cannot be perfect, but its a good goal to aim for

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    The thing I dont want to happen is to end up haviing a suit that "kinda" looks like the darktrooper and thats not that great looking. I want it to be as accurate enough so that the average joe who has played battlefront a few times can say "hey, I know what that is!" Granted, everything cannot be perfect, but its a good goal to aim for

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    As long as you have the color,the point on the helmet,and the jet pack,the average person wont remember enough details from the game to say"hey,thats not accurate!"


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    As long as you have the color,the point on the helmet,and the jet pack,the average person wont remember enough details from the game to say"hey,thats not accurate!"
    Now us on the other hand....

    Just kidding, everything I've seen so far looks amazing.

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    As long as you have the color,the point on the helmet,and the jet pack,the average person wont remember enough details from the game to say"hey,thats not accurate!"

    *sigh* the sad thing is that your probly right. All of us here will know what it is, but in reality, all everyone really sees of the dartrooper is the back of it and thats it. Maybe the front for like a split second, or the occassional pass by of a CGbot during the game play.


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    I managed to get up early enough even though I stayed home today, and got somewhere with the bottom half of the guant. I just to bondo the sides to get them even. My mom finnally got fed up of me turning the whole house into the "Ark Hammer," and told me to go to home depot and to not come back in the house until I had a storage container built and filled with all my tools...

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    I was checking out the 501st site yesterday and I got to thinking, how would they classify your Dark Trooper? Would they lump it in with the specialty armor and call it TX or would they start a new one, maybe DT?

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    I was checking out the 501st site yesterday and I got to thinking, how would they classify your Dark Trooper? Would they lump it in with the specialty armor and call it TX or would they start a new one, maybe DT?

    I actually had a discussion with the cloneemperor about this, him being the head membership officer of the legion. Bascially, he says that he may not even know if the battlefront 2 DT would be accepted or not. He says the board would have to decide on it. The biggest issue is what would the board consider to be "canon." Anyone can say that the dark forces is more canon because its the orgininal, yet, there are 3 phases from that game, and only one version from battlefront 2. The thing is, can the battlefront 2 DT be considered a phase 2 DT from dark forces? Upon looking at the phase 3 DT figure from hasbro, there are ALOT of similarities that the BF2 DT has to the phase 3 DT of dark forces, including the Jet Pack, and the protruding helmet. But then comes the liscensing requitement, they are both liscensed by LFL, therefore, both can be considered into the 501st.

    So there is alot of cloudy areas. IMO, of what may happen is either:

    1) I dont get accepted, and told that it must be a dark forces version, because it is the original, and they have a liscensed figure of it.

    2) They decide to accept both, the dark forces and the BF2 DT's, and classify them as special ops.

    3) creates arguments and pisses people off

    So I dont know what will happen or if it will be accepted or not. I will say though that this matter will not sway me away from building this suit.

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    I actually had a discussion with the cloneemperor about this, him being the head membership officer of the legion. Bascially, he says that he may not even know if the battlefront 2 DT would be accepted or not. He says the board would have to decide on it. The biggest issue is what would the board consider to be "canon." Anyone can say that the dark forces is more canon because its the orgininal, yet, there are 3 phases from that game, and only one version from battlefront 2. The thing is, can the battlefront 2 DT be considered a phase 2 DT from dark forces? Upon looking at the phase 3 DT figure from hasbro, there are ALOT of similarities that the BF2 DT has to the phase 3 DT of dark forces, including the Jet Pack, and the protruding helmet. But then comes the liscensing requitement, they are both liscensed by LFL, therefore, both can be considered into the 501st.

    So there is alot of cloudy areas. IMO, of what may happen is either:

    1) I dont get accepted, and told that it must be a dark forces version, because it is the original, and they have a liscensed figure of it.

    2) They decide to accept both, the dark forces and the BF2 DT's, and classify them as special ops.

    3) creates arguments and pisses people off

    So I dont know what will happen or if it will be accepted or not. I will say though that this matter will not sway me away from building this suit.

    -tubachris
    once we make their stormtroopers obsolete they'll have to accept us

    i mean...we can take out a whole rebel base in several minutes

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    once we make their stormtroopers obsolete they'll have to accept us

    i mean...we can take out a whole rebel base in several minutes
    Yes, very good point there dude! They'll see our effectivness and realizes who the betters are...

    Well, until then, I have managed to finnaly get some time and fix the helmet mod (hopefully for the last time!) to make it more accurate. If you look at the older pics, you can see that it came to a point. Well, upon further review, I found that it was inaccurate to the game, and instead, is more round. Those of you who play regularly, at least in the first battlefront where the DT is a better playable character then the DT in BF2, can see that this correction is much better and alot more accurate. LMK what you guys think!







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    looks like the back of the head of the Alien in "Alien" what you think? But definately lookin good. Once that plastic is in and such cant wait to check it dude.

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    you have a nice collection of pots

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    you have a nice collection of pots
    Why thank you!




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    Alright, heres a status report..

    The guant molds are pretty much done, just the bottom half needs one side w/ durham's and sand that, and they are done. The hands are sanded down, i just need to get some thin wood wo elevate the details and they will be done. The helmet mold details are done, just need to go over it one last time with some 120 grit to get it smooth and then that will be done FOR GOOD! Im now preparing the bicep designs. I have a sketch, I will post it later, because I need everyone's input cause its been a pain to realy get good shots of it. Fortunatly, from the schetches, I will only need one set for both arms. Really saves me the time and costs.

    I will also need to possibly move my completion date beyond June. The current rate, I wont able to get it done by then. Im reduced to only 3 days a week, sometimes on Sundays. I have orchestra on monday's and now have rehearsals on friday's for the Jamestown event. But Im still working, and by gum, I'll get it done!

    -tubachris

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    It's looking good, keep up the hard work dude......

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    "I find your lack of faith disturbing."

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    "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
    I dont have time for your petty nonsense....no, im not trying to be cute either...

    -tubachris

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    Hey ThisIsMyWorld, do you have a costume you're working on? I'm just curious.

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    Kantis Nolef said: View Post
    Hey ThisIsMyWorld, do you have a costume you're working on? I'm just curious.
    He doesnt, hes kinda sorta my DT buildup roadie....

    -tubachris

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    Okay, I know this may seem insignificant, but since its been hard getting good reference of the biceps, but i need input. Here are some sketches of what I think they look like, and need help before I go ahead puttin them together tomorrow.

    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]






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