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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - updated 12-08-05
« Reply #15 on: December 8, 2005, 01:29 PM »
Nice work, Miseria.

ARC Trooper:

I may have commented on this guy elsewhere, but for the record, very true to the way I envision ARCs in my mind. The blasters are awesome (and I will make some of my own per your recipe). The blue paint is a little soft-edged (meaning it has bleeding or uneven lines) in a couple of places (chin, kama), but those are only noticable on very close inspection. Quite frankly, Hasbro has a serious problem with that on most of it's painted Clones, so don't worry too much about it. :)

The 501st trooper is a nice piece of work, too. Your color choice is good, and your scheme seems to me to be very faithful to the movie. You can see a touch of the yellow on the helmet, but you already knew that. Your weathering is convincing. I like the black flecks all over...it looks like he was dodging saber deflections and hitting the floor repeatedly in the process.

I also want to say that I appreciate how you've presented this guy. We get to see him in some context, which is cool. It's the second time I've seen you use "Be one with the Force, Jedi", and I love it! :)

Good job!

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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - updated 12-08-05
« Reply #16 on: December 8, 2005, 03:08 PM »
ya i was thinking about straightening up those lines on the arc's kama and helmet, but what can i say i'm lazy  :P Thanks for all the comments InRem  ;D yours (among a few others) is an opinion that has much value to me as your customs are great as well and wonderfully imaginative. You've done what no other could....make me want to buy Mina tillis  :P

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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - updated 12-08-05
« Reply #17 on: December 9, 2005, 03:15 AM »
Mate your figures are great I'm a big fan of the old clones and I really like what you've done the paint apps and weathering are awesome especially on the speeder you've given it just the right amount of weathering without going over board well done.

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« Reply #18 on: December 9, 2005, 06:45 PM »
I painted this one up in the scheme he had in clone wars. It was kind of a just for fun custom, from a while back. It'll probably be up on ebay pretty soon as i have no use for it really  :crazy: it was pretty much my first custom(vehicle, cody was my first figure)








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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - UPDATE 12-09-05
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2005, 01:34 AM »
Pretty cool paint job.  I like the green scheme a lot... I might suggest painting R2 a bit, just to make him look like a different astromech.  Good work though!

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501st legion speeder bike
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2005, 06:23 AM »
hey guys. This is a speeder bike I painted up in a 501st paint scheme. I also painted a At-Te gunner in the 501st paint scheme(as he is the only clone with hips to ride the speeder bike he was my only choice, despite the flaws of it shares with the tac ops trooper  :crazy:)as well as corrected the steering handles as i did on the Stass Allie speeder bike. I added an antenna on this one for long range transmissions and have given the clone a scout trooper pistol. Hopefully i'll find something to make a holster for the pistol. I'm considering making a holster for a DC-15s rifle as well and putting it on the bike itself.



The antenna is visible in this shot. i used the #41 antenna for that piece. I painted the rear panels and near the seat in a similiar fashion to that of stass allie's bike and added sections of blue towards the front of the bike on the under body's paneling.


I also painted stripes down the center (to go with the ones found on the 501st trooper's legs). I was considering doing the "a" symbol found on their chests, but i wanted something a little simpler as i thought it might be too much blue. Especially with the painted trooper that rides it.



Weathering was done in the same way as i did the stass allie bike accept i toned it down a bit on the bike's body.



I also added thick stripes to the front piece. Very similar to the stass allie's red paint job on the front accept i wanted to keep a bit more white showing.



The 501st scout reports droid troop movements to his superior.

LMK what ya think?  :cool:
« Last Edit: December 11, 2005, 01:03 PM by Commander_Miseria »

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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - UPDATE 12-11-05
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2005, 01:33 PM »
Nice work.
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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - UPDATE 12-11-05
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2005, 10:51 PM »
Murder Weapon, this is outstanding work. One thing I'm always afraid to try is customizing vehicles. But you did a superb job. Love it, it's original, fits in well with established designs and is executed perfectly.  The lines are very straight too.  Would think this would be a no brainer for Hasbro to make...

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Re: Commander_Miseria's Customs - UPDATE 12-11-05
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2005, 06:46 AM »
BIO: The Shadow troopers were elite amongst the clone ranks. While not genetically altered like their ARC trooper Brethren, the shadow troopers were subject to rigorous and special training. Off planet, on Bothawui, they were trained in Espionage, Sabotage, and other Stealth operations tactics, by the leaders of the Bothan Spynet. Also, on camp, Kal Skirata, former mandalorian mercenary and Republic Commando instructor, taught them demolitions, pathfinding, night operations tactics, and escape and evasion. During the final days of the clone wars, the shadow troopers saw their last confirmed action on Utapau. There they reported General Grievous' droid army there, Cleared minor Landing platforms for the rest of 212th attack battalions landings, and marked drop zones for the 2nd Airborne "Parjai" troops. It was rumored that some had gone on almost 3 years after the Battle of Yavin and became members of the Black Hole Stormtroopers.

This is the Communications specialist that reported General grievous' army on Utapau.

He carries a navigation pad to keep track of Drop zone positions and other troops of his squad in case of seperation after the drop.



With little assurance that any relief is coming, the shadow troopers carry enough equipment to sustain them for 13 days. This includes ammunition, food, and night operations equipment for movement during dark hours. This trooper as a comms specialist also carries an extended battery for his comms pack and long range transmission antenna. On the bottom of his pack a Pathfinder DZ marking device can be seen. The trooper also carries a demolition charge on his left leg.



This trooper carries a DC-15s with slight modifications. A starlight scope has been added and the muzzle break has been modified to reduce the noise of the tibanna gas discharge. Also on the trooper, is a Dc-17 compact pistol with extra ammo on the drop down holster, as well as his shoulder.

Parts Used: SA Clone #41,Evolutions Clone holster (painted grey,from yellow set), POTF2 biggs darklighter rifle (stock), Jango Fett Final Battle jetpack, Dc-15 rifle scope from #6, Dc-15s from #41, Antenna from #41, Backpack piece from POTF2 sandtrooper pack, Sheet styrene, Warhammer 40k bit, cloth material painted black, and ammo bandolier from Clone Commander #33


PHEW that was fun  :p



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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2005, 09:29 AM »
Wow, this is a sweet concept! My radio clone and your Shadow trooper can play phone tag now. :p You have a very strong concept - and even worked this guy into RotS Canon! I like that his would be words that sent Obi Wan on his last mission for the Old Republic.

Pros: That pack is clearly Star Wars parts, yet I don't even recognize the parts individually. It's a whole new piece. Nice work there!

The modified DC-15 has me *jealous*. I think I might have to start bashing together weapons for all my new customs; the new weapon really looks like it came that way.

The additions to the armor are very believable. The inclusion of a charge on the left hip is consistent with the kind of work we'd expect this guy to do, and the extra packs on his shoulder give him a little more capacity for toting ammo and such without getting in the way. The palmtop device works well, although I wish that thing folded up :). Finally, the holster is blended very nicely into the right hip... very natural look with the position you've given it, too.

I'm not sure if I like or dislike the mesh over the shoulders. I like the idea very much, but I think something needs to be done to clean up the edges. It appears that the cut skips a course of weaving there... try following a single cross-hatch to get a cleaner, straighter appearance.

The only suggestion for you I have is to work on straightening up those lines. On first blush it all looks so great, but on close inspection some of those lines could stand to be revisited. I'm not saying I could or would do better - I probably couldn't - it is but a suggestion. :)

Very fine work here, and thank you for sharing it with us!!!

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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2005, 02:58 PM »
Wow, this is a sweet concept! My radio clone and your Shadow trooper can play phone tag now. :p

Ooh! Ooh! Can mine play too?

Anway, I didnt' really like the way the ST looked until I saw yours. Awesome concept, and I really like that you scratchbuilt on a 41 clone. That was an extensive bio, did you come up with most of it yourself? I really like the backstory to it. I agree with InRem, maybe straighten up the lines and the cloth a bit. Either way it looks awesome. I might have to make a fanfic trooper in the Shadow Troopers legion now. Great job.
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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2005, 03:01 PM »
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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2005, 03:24 PM »
Phone tag! Yay! But what's the point if both yours and C_M's are on the same planet? It kinda defeats the purpose. :( We'll put C_M's in a different sinkhole. I'm on Kashyykk, and I have no idea's where InRem's is. By the way, jaybird, that's pretty sweet looking.
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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2005, 04:14 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys! (more than i got at scum with 86 views and 2 comments  ::) )

InRem- Ya i could definitely straighten some of the lines,although in person for some reason they dont appear as crooked as well as brush marks dont appear as vividly as they do in pictures.
The backpack is Jango Fett final battle jet pack with the exaust ports cut of and squares cut into it. Then i glued it sideways.
I should clean up the mesh a bit as on part got glued in place behind the backpack  :( and is making that part uneven.

Darth_Nirvana-Thanks DN i tried to make him look a little bit more like a soldier. Kind of inspired by a show i was watching about the 101st airborne during WWII and i realized not a lot of the clones actually carry equipment for various jobs. They're more like a one track clone meant for one thing. So if this guy was elite i figured why can't he do it all. As for the bio i wrote the whole thing myself working in different star wars characters to make them seem a little more than just a dumb target exclusive. I also sent my story of them to wikipedia's star wars section I dont know if they'll keep it though.

JediJayBird-That is an Awesome Trooper you got there! Weathering is very nice, radio turned out believable as well as great use of soft goods. I actually almost used that rifle for my Radiop man actually  :P

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Re: CM's Utapau Shadow troop Comms operator
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2005, 07:50 PM »
Damn I need to get some orage troops... >:(
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