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New Templates: Republic Commando!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    I need to finish building it yet. I've thought about it though.

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    just let us know when you've made any progress

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    That Blaster is gorgeous looking! Are you going to make the hand gun as well?

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Skip as always your work is grade A.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Thanks a lot guys.

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    Man alive! That is some awesome work! I'm going to keep an eye on this thread while trying to convince the wife to let start "another" project.

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    It's looking fantastic, can't wait to see some more!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    No pic updates but I have started to release the armor in sections while I finish modelling the legs. f anyone's interested then please feel free to go by my blog to see more and for pricing info.

    Thanks for all the interest here guys, I'll be hoping to have updates on those legs soon!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    I want to see this thing built. I might have to undergo the task.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

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    It's all finished now! I managed to complete the lower legs this morning.

    If any of you guys want to try making your own RC then you know where to get them now.

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    thank you thank you thank you...awesome

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Woot! Skip your awsome man, loving the RC build so far, Im gonna start on the Helmet next I think. Good idea on the blaster going use styrene on mine as well I think, looks like that makes a much sturdier base.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Bang on buddy! I don't think I'd ever make a weapon from a pep file(as the 405th have dubbed them) using card and fibreglass!! Not when with a little extra work you get much better results with styrene!!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Love this so much! I just wish I was a 6 foot man sometimes *sigh* It would be an awesome costume to wear.

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    All I have to say is wow!!! I've been out of the loop for a while (been deployed). I can't wait to see the finished products

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    This i so NICE! i bought the templates some days ago, and they are great, almost done with the helmet now, and i think i looks good so far.

    I do have a question though, the 4 little rektangular pieces on the side of the helmet, are they turning inwards or outwards?? I have seen both things, and i can't find any official pictures of the helmet, so i can see what's right. On your blog Skip, you posted pictures from your mates helmet, and they pointed inwards, though your templates says the opposite?????

    Darth Sever

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Hey guys,

    I've started a new thread for my DC-17 build. It's on again now with a vengence!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...697#post427697

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Skupilkinson said: View Post
    Bang on buddy! I don't think I'd ever make a weapon from a pep file(as the 405th have dubbed them) using card and fibreglass!! Not when with a little extra work you get much better results with styrene!!
    Nice looking model.

    Question here. What kind of styrene and where's a good place to get it?
    I've been using For Sale signs for my Boba build, but am always interested in working with different materials. Thanks everyone.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    I'm in the UK so my source may not be of any use to you mate??

    It's ABS 1mm thick. Though for some areas I double or triple up for strength. Upon saying that you can buy styrene from 0.25mm up to at least 10mm thickness. Though the 1mm works fine for me.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    wonderful! im plannin on makin a republic commando costume... but have no experience and have no idea what kind of materials to use.... any help would be awesome!


    Ke mu'jurkadir sha Mando'ade...

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    So sorry I havent checked in lately. Been kinda busy. Anyway, this is just simply amazing work. Are you using some 3d program to lay out the design? If not, you are blowing my mind, if so; you are still blowing my mind. LOL! Sorry, ScotchIrish American with too much whiskey in system. But still, your work is absolutely incredible!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Hey,

    Yeah I model the whole thing in 3D, then use another software to "unfold" that model to produce 2D templates.

    They allow me to build it in the real world then. Much easier than "Old Skool" techniques. Not that I'm knocking those techniques at all!

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    Really amazing work!

    I'm new to TDH and costume/prop making. What do you use for your figure reference/size guide while in 3D to make sure it translates out at the correct size for patterns and templates?

    Thanks - looking forward to seeing more of your work!!

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Well, for the armor I sent a load of reference material over to a good friend of mine. We opted to only use game reference and not any photos of the figures, PA kits or other RC armor.

    He drew me up some blueprints of the RC armor and helmet based on those pics. He drew the blueprints over a human male template that matched my own human male base 3D model to ensure they both matched and that the proportions were correct.

    Then I just modelled it all using only the blueprints he created for me. Couldn't have done it without him.

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    Re: New Templates: Republic Commando!

    Oh, check my DC-17m build thread for the latest.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...697#post427697

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