So I've been wondering why in the heck I haven't posted this thread here in my own backyard seeing as how I've been posting it EVERYWHERE else. My apologies, I feel bad for not doing this sooner.
Anyway, some of you may already know that I've been working on this project (which partly explains why I've been so crazy busy these last 8 months), but for those of you who don't, sit back grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
I've long been aspiring to build a GM (cause I just love that costume) and after a short stint with sculpting Mando/Boba Fett armor, I feel comfortable enough to move forward with this project.
I've LONG looked at doing this costume, but until recently have felt confident in attempting a complete scratch sculpt/build of the armor...I've attempted, to the best of my abilities, to stay as true as possible to the screen caps while balancing a real world feel/practicality to the look of the armor. As we all know in the clone world, that's a difficult thing to do. Here's a look at the 360 turnaround and a few others for reference for those of you not familiar with this costume
First up were the shins:
I've sculpted these with my own body style in mind while trying to stay true to the original movie stills as much as possible (cause I'm anal like that ) I cut these out and taped them together to try them on...granted these are not KC boots that they're sitting on so keep that in mind (I'll be getting a set soon to put them on to see where they're at), but so far I'm VERY pleased with the results and the look.
This set is pre assembled to my foot as a seamless cut cause I wanted to see how they look slipped on like a sock. These have quite a bit more of a slender/curved look which was what I was shooting for. The first pics you'll see are of the first attempt at a narrow set. I've also sculpted a wider set per the recommendation of others over on CT
So without boring you any further, please take a look at the pics below
Pics of the narrow set
Here's some pics of the wide set (please ignore the chicken legs :P)
Boot armor courtesy of MB