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  1. Boba Leo's Avatar
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    Jan 2, 2009, 9:55 AM - Re: Republic Commando #26

    Wau Man, COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 2, 2009, 2:56 PM - Re: Republic Commando #27

    Quote charlie said: View Post
    but I have a great story about having a helmet catch on fire now, lol.

    Charlie
    That is not good, is that the wire that came with the bucket? I am working on Sev, the RC armor is awesome.

    Last edited by tazrob; Jan 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 3:12 PM - Re: Republic Commando #28

    very nice. it seems like white RCs aren't all that common. i see lots of omega and delta, but not just the plain commandos.

    i like it!
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    Jan 3, 2009, 2:00 AM - Re: Republic Commando #29

    Or even custom RC's? Not too many of those around at all.
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    Jan 3, 2009, 7:58 PM - Re: Republic Commando #30

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    Or even custom RC's? Not too many of those around at all.
    Probably has a lot to do with the 501st. They accept Omega, Delta, or plain white. No custom commandos. (I personally would love to do a purple one from Mace Windu's Legion.)

    And yes, it was EL wire above the visor. That's fine. There is an AC/DC transformer to power it. I borrowed some batteries. Didn't realize they were rechargable, hence a higher voltage, hence an RC suddenly tossing a smoking bucket across a room.

    Charlie
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    Jan 3, 2009, 8:12 PM - Re: Republic Commando #31

    well, with thier close links to mandos - would it possibly fall under remit of the MMCC

    if u can do a custom mando their, a custom RC cant be that far off?

    Nate

    ps I love the size of the shoulder bell - part of it was I was thinking of assembling a senate commando from CW. THeir armour is the CW style clone trooper armour in blue with the enlarged left shoulder bell

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    Jan 4, 2009, 1:22 AM - Re: Republic Commando #32

    I loved the look of the Senate Commando! Cloak of Darkness was probably my favourite episode to date. Even though the armor was mainly Clone Trooper, the helmets and that enlarged shoulder bell were cool.

    The helmets being very "Mando" in their look.
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    Jan 4, 2009, 1:32 AM - Re: Republic Commando #33

    Awesome commando!
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    Jan 4, 2009, 2:42 AM - Re: Republic Commando #34

    Nice Build! I like the GRUNT WHITE myself, here's mine:

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    Jan 4, 2009, 10:12 AM - Re: Republic Commando #35

    That looks great, Ner Vod. Here's mine.
  11. Jan 6, 2009, 5:46 PM - Re: Republic Commando #36

    This is my First post on these forums, but ive been lurking for a while, and i just wanted to say:

    Kandosii To all! All of those Commandos are amazing, Vode! Very Well Done!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 7:37 AM - Re: Republic Commando #37

    Yeah, all that RC stuff is AWESOME
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    Apr 20, 2009, 5:31 AM - Re: Republic Commando #38

    Kandosii ner vod!
    What is this made of?
    Also how is it made? Vac-formed kitset? Scratch-built?
    Keep up the good work

    Tracyn
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    May 6, 2009, 11:33 PM - Re: Republic Commando #39

    I love the look of RCs, and yours is just great! Has that "Shiny new" armor look to it
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    May 16, 2009, 6:05 PM - Re: Republic Commando #40

    that sev looks awesome man cant wait to see it finished!!!!!!
  16. May 16, 2009, 9:58 PM - Re: Republic Commando #41

    I'm super jealous of you guys!!! Those Commandos are awesome!
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    May 26, 2009, 7:22 PM - Re: Republic Commando #42

    You guys have awesome RCs... although I strongly recommend that you make sure you have a Deece... it seems like it's one of the few weapons that anyone and everyone can identify.

    Kal
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    Apr 12, 2010, 9:44 PM - Re: Republic Commando #43

    I'm new here and wanted to know how you guys get started?
  19. Apr 12, 2010, 9:46 PM - Re: Republic Commando #44

    Templates.
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    Apr 13, 2010, 1:29 AM - Re: Republic Commando #45

    Quote d40commando said: View Post
    I'm new here and wanted to know how you guys get started?
    PM sent.
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    Apr 13, 2010, 7:51 PM - Re: Republic Commando #46

    Okay, I'm a newb here. I've managed to build a Mandalorian helmet, much in need of repairs, but that was out of sheet metal, something that's one thickness which I can understand. I can see where you're all getting the templates for these costumes, but I have no idea where to start with the actual building. I ain't a PVC person, but I love the Clone's and Commando's. Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly.
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    Apr 14, 2010, 4:50 PM - Re: Republic Commando #47

    It all starts with a master, for a fiberglass/resin one you can make it out of anything from clay to cardstock. Once you have the master you need to mold it with a silicone rubber, I recommend Rebound 25 from Smooth-on. From there you make a jacket for the rubber either from fiberglass, Plasti-paste from Smooth-on, or plaster bandages. Then you are ready to cast, lets say it's a helmet, you can get a good roto-casting resin from Smooth-on, google how too roto-cast.

    Now that is the more expensive way to go, if you just want to make one then I would suggest some Pepakura files from Skip, his are what I consider the Best of the best.


    Then there is vacuum forming, I do not know much about this so if anyone out there wants to give tips please do so.
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    Apr 14, 2010, 11:59 PM - Re: Republic Commando #48

    mandomerc.... you built one out of sheetmetal. I don't know if that's common but I'd like to see that. Back on topic, great armor, now all you need is a DC17 blaster or what ever it is.
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    Apr 15, 2010, 12:05 AM - Re: Republic Commando #49

    Never mind about having to show me pics, just saw them. Pretty good. I would recommend sanding down the surface which appears to have sauter (spell check?) on it, bondo on it, or just clumped up paint. And if you could either replace the visor with a tinted one or just place a tinted film (thin cerran like plastic wrap) over it.
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    Apr 17, 2010, 1:17 PM - Re: Republic Commando #50

    GraphiX:
    Yeah, I actually used a lot of epoxy to hold most of the panels together, and that's what's on it. I think I am going to just grind it down, since I'm using a grinder to cut out Mandalorian armor right now (I'm using really thick metal). BTW, I used a plastic G.I. helmet for the top.

    Anyways, thanks SUPERprops, but is the 'master' just the basic shape of whatever I'm making?

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