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  1. Apr 16, 2010, 5:59 PM - Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #1

    Hi,

    Here's my animated clone and the stage I'm at , at the moment











    Just primered the armor, as I like my armor to be without any kind of glossyness, I've decided to let the primer be the basic white. Apart from the abdom piece and the underlegs, i've made every part a one-piece part.I just used Industrial Velcro as much as possible, but on most parts I used snaps to harnass the armor, mini-snaps inside the shoulder bells so they would fit confortably/snugg fit enough around the shoulders.






    The ARF helmet and Vizor I reinforced at some parts to make it more firm/stronger, as glue doesn't stick so easy to the helmet I had to use polymer.



    Up next are the shoes.
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2010, 6:36 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #2

    These suits are nice. I did the camo ARF version.
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    Apr 16, 2010, 6:36 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #3

    Wow. Looking good. I love that armor. I would love to build up a set one day. Looks like it goes together smooth.
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    Apr 16, 2010, 8:39 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #4

    Looking good, man!
    That's one skinny waist on these suits. There's no way I could ever do one so kudos to all those of you that can pull it off.
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    Apr 16, 2010, 9:01 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #5

    They are actually not too bad. I'm 6-00 and 230 lbs and wear one just fine. I'd say, up to about a 35" waist would probably be OK
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    Apr 16, 2010, 9:07 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #6

    That's interestin. They look super lean. I'm just under 200lbs. Guess I might be able to rock one after all.
  7. Apr 17, 2010, 12:00 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #7

    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    These suits are nice. I did the camo ARF version.
    I've seen your ARF version, I like how you did it very much.

    Thanks guys
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    Apr 17, 2010, 8:55 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #8

    Are you going to do the kind of gray shaded weathering or just leave it the flat white?
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    Apr 17, 2010, 11:39 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #9

    Muad'Dib said: View Post
    That's interestin. They look super lean. I'm just under 200lbs. Guess I might be able to rock one after all.
    That would depend on your height and where you carry your weight.
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    Apr 17, 2010, 11:54 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #10

    I'm 5'10" with a 34 waist.
  11. Apr 17, 2010, 3:39 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #11

    Muad'Dib said: View Post
    Are you going to do the kind of gray shaded weathering or just leave it the flat white?
    I'm not sure yet, was thinking about a waterbased weathering together with hairspray (to make it stick to the armor, I have to test this method yet), a technique used by a few sandtroopers I know, but might go for a more permanent way, don't know yet, but I won't keep the armor and helmet plain white.
  12. Apr 20, 2010, 3:37 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #12

    Weathered most of the armor parts today, as I'm using white coloured primer as basic white I used grey primer for weathering.

    Here are the first pics



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    Apr 20, 2010, 5:07 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #13

    This is Great!!
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    Apr 21, 2010, 10:55 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #14

    Looking good man!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leo
  15. Apr 21, 2010, 12:21 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #15

    I made some clearer pictures today, I would like some feedback on the back piece, should I weather it more or should it be more subtle?







    Thank You for the kind words
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    Apr 22, 2010, 11:40 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #16

    Ohhhh, thats NICE! Keep it up man!
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    Apr 22, 2010, 11:44 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #17

    I like more weathering so it shows up good in pictures outside and doesnt get washed out by a flash.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:29 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #18

    This is awesome..that is one of my favorite Troopers from the Clone Wars
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    Apr 23, 2010, 5:44 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #19

    Maybe... just a bit in some certain spots with a darker primer to give the "dirt" a little extra depth.
    I'd say you've pretty much captured how it looks in the show, though.
  20. Apr 26, 2010, 3:01 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #20

    Just finished the ARF helmet , I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of the result but I've used another green color, I hope I didn't mess it up.



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    Apr 29, 2010, 6:06 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #21

    Very nice work so far. I love the helmet.
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    Apr 29, 2010, 9:47 AM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #22

    Nice Job. I really like the weathering. Looks like the show. Very nice effect. What kind of gray primer did you use? I like the shade of it.
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    Apr 29, 2010, 2:24 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #23

    That is really GOOD!
  24. Apr 29, 2010, 3:20 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #24

    Looks awesome Gino!
  25. May 1, 2010, 1:16 PM - Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt #25

    Thanks people

    I used normal grey primer, it comes in standard cans, don't know exactly what kind of grey it is, but you can also use smoked grey as the color needed.

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