Hello fellow Clones. I was commissioned to do a Commander Cody a couple of months back.
I have been working on it and I wanted to pass along some of my progress. The base of the suit build has been done tutorial but I wanted to share some of my work on the other items. I had several dierent prop makers sending me parts great to see rst hand all of the quality stu being made out there. I moved my old computer from he house to the garage.
I was working on getting the badge positioned correctly along with the battle damage on his chest.
I wanted the badge to be permanently xed so I attached it with screws. Since the chest is curved and
the badge is not I added magic sculpt to the side and built it up a bit.
I also noticed the chest marks “=” should NOT have been cut out, I will need to ll them in with bondo.
Moving onto the jetpack. The jetpack comes in two pieces. I gured the best way to really
lock these two pieces together would be to add some dowels for stability. I glued it together with Epoxy
and then added magic sculpt along the bottom to ll in the space.
This suit is going to be shipped overseas so I didn't want to permanently attach the jetpack to the back piece.
I gured two large dowels would work along with some magnets. I am really happy with the end results.
The jetpack sits perfectly on the back piece.
Moving onto the shoulders. I attached the antenna with screws and cut the slots
on the shoulder bells. I tried using some .09 styrene for the back of the shoulder bells.
It was just to hard to get the curve to t cleanly. I ended up using a for sale sign. This
is something I have seen done before in other Cody builds. It’s a bit thin but it held the curve needed very well.
I created the signature/logo for his left shoulder in Illustrator. I then got it cut out of vinyl. I’m going to use it as
a template. Now time to add the orange paint.