Republic Commando Build

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    Republic Commando Build

    Hey Guys,

    Has anyone here built a kit from Polymer Armory for an RC? I'm looking for any tips you might have. I just ordered the helmet last week so I'll be expecting it anytime now.
    Does anyone know about the thickness on those? I was thinking I might be reinforcing it with fiberglass. Would it be too difficult?

    any thoughts you guys have, shoot 'em my way.

    p.s. I'll post pictures as soon as it gets here



    -Rudy

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    Havent seen one of thier kits TZA (triple zero armory) I have seen and theirs looks great. A great place to discuss this is really on clonetroopers.net thouogh whole site and a section just for the RC. There is one member here Boba De Wix(spelling?) who has a really nice RC not sure who made the armor though

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    thanks man, ill check it out

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    I have a PA kit.. the helmet is pretty think and bulky - no need to reinforce it at all. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    Naglium said: View Post
    I have a PA kit.. the helmet is pretty think and bulky - no need to reinforce it at all. Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Thanks, that should save me a pretty penny.
    I do have a question, what did you use for the inside of your bucket? I'm hearing everything from pipe insulation to knee pads?

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    less talky talky more WIPs picture, JK ... cant wait to watch your progress!!

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    yes sir, right away sir.

    my helmet kit came in on Friday, and of course, I acted like a kid on Christmas...

    took everything and laid it out... too excited to start


    went to work on the vents first





    when it came to the visor, i was a bit weary of messing up(understandably i hope) so I decided to cut inside and work my way out.
    i started by drawing the line i was going to follow will the Dremel



    them i took the sanding attachment and files, and went to town on it...

    after sanding:

    then the file:

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    put together a mock up


    the arrows are for the area's that are to be Bondoed,
    before i started with the Bondo, I taped off the areas surrounding, to try and minimize the excess Bondo




    while i was at it, i decided to make the opening bigger, it would rub against my ears when i put it on/took it off.


    after the tape came off

    in the long run, it made things way easier


    and while i waited for the Bondo to cure... my Kitteh got some much needed attention

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    sanding done!



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    when i got my kit, i noticed the breather was a little too sharp for my liking... so i decided to reshape it

    after:

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    after the primer







    and then some 220 grip sand paper





    then more primer


    http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...415_165229.jpg

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    this'll probably my last post for the night... but i hit the helmet with some 600 grit sandpaper and then started with the black matte paint.




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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    went to work with some sand paper and my exacto knife... weathering is all done, did a final mock up too before i start the interior.















    also, because i thought it might add to the realism... i added one big hit, since in all the helmets and protective gear i have ever owned, i always take one major tumble

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    inside my bucket i use the padding from a baseball batting helmet (you can buy it separately). it just takes a little trial and error as to where to place what piece. start with the top of your head, so your eyes line up right with the visor, then the sides so it doesn't go left / right too much, and lastly, the back.

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    The email for contacting PA said you can, I don't know how, but it seemed to me easy.

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    Looks awesome to me. Digging the lights in it.

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    very nice build up on the helmet, is there a link or name for the maker of the rc helmet?.

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    great job

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    Re: Republic Commando Build

    I'm also interested in doing an Imperial Commando build. Any information on where you got the helmet files from? Google's not helping at all.
    Last edited by GStam66; Jan 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM.

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