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Offline sith_fire30

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Re: V-Wing Pilot WIP - UPDATED IMAGES 7/16 7:15 PM!!!
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2005, 11:24 PM »
Cool!  What's the source for the illustration?  Is that a scan from The Art Of Revenge Of The Sith?

Correct! :) Thanks!

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Re: V-Wing Pilot WIP - UPDATED IMAGES 7/16 7:15 PM!!!
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2005, 01:35 PM »
Looks fantastic... l did the "in progress" pics...

The helmet sculpting looks fantastic, and great painting too.  It does look like a pretty mean pilot.

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Re: V-Wing Pilot WIP - UPDATED IMAGES 7/16 7:15 PM!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2005, 05:31 PM »
Looks fantastic... l did the "in progress" pics...

The helmet sculpting looks fantastic, and great painting too.  It does look like a pretty mean pilot.

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Agreed! very menacing, and bitter looking. Put the fear into the rebels.
I can't wait to see the finalized version of this guy.

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Re: V-Wing Pilot WIP - UPDATED IMAGES 7/16 7:15 PM!!!
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2005, 06:00 PM »
Great work!  He is shaping up nicely, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Excellent details on the helmet!
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: V-Wing Pilot WIP - UPDATED IMAGES 7/16 7:15 PM!!!
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Kickass, dude! I love that thing. The details are AMAZING! Great job!

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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2005, 07:56 AM »
Thanks! I hope you guys enjoy the finished images I just posted!

When it comes to the detail...I had to use a magnifier for this one so don't think I merely eyeballed it - Be in bed with a migrain if that was the case! :)

I know that the eyes were not 100% accurate and I kinda did that on purpose - again using the theme of this guy being an imperial v-wing pilot and not a republic v-wing pilot. The white version I will work on eventually will have the corrected eyes so it will seem to stand out more as a variant.

The straps are again made from styrene then superglued to the top inside of the leg and rapped around and attached to the hanging strap on the small of his back. I was thinking of just sculpting the strapping but I wanted that 3-D look to it.

I used Testors acrylics :5 shades of gray, black, gloss black, white and a mix of yellow and red for the dark orange insignia.

I feel he needs some way to defend himself when not in flight so I'm designing a removable holster for a side arm...but I probably won't get to that till later.

Commander Cody from Clone Wars animated series is next - I saw Glass's Animated sculpt of Cody on the rebscum board and went nuts! Great job!! I wish to do a non-animated version - Gonna be fun!:) Of course I will post progress pics as well. Thanks again guys for your feedback and comments!!!
« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 07:57 AM by sith_fire30 »

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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2005, 10:21 AM »
That's simply amazing sith_fire... truly a kick ass custom, and leaps and bounds ahead of the current Clone Pilot.

If these were shown in the movie and were hanging on pegs at retail, this would not be a pegwarmer... no freaking way!

You've really taken the customizing section by storm... I think this is better than the Gree, and that was flawless.

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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2005, 12:38 PM »
All of your customs are incredible but I'd have to say that this takes the cake.  This figure looks so perfect!  I agree with CHEWIE, there is no way that this clone pilot would warm pegs.
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Customs by Sith-Fire30 - Many Images!!!!
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2005, 08:16 AM »
Sith Fire, one "newb" to another... those rock your socks off! The crispness of detail on these is phenomenal. Your customs far exceed anything Hasbro could give us.
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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2005, 08:24 AM »
Wow!  :o  That figure should have been sent to production!  ;D
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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2005, 01:43 AM »
My Gosh, I've never thought of the end product being so incredible!

 What paint do you use, Sith_Fire?

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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2005, 02:51 AM »
 :o I really wish we were getting this instead of the black clone Pilot repaint. That thing is incredible. There is nothing wrong with it, plastic perfection. :)
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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2005, 03:49 PM »
Holy crap! That thing is amazing!

I daresay that if Hasbro had put this figure into production, it wouldn't be a pegwarmer. This looks amazing! The sculpting is the first thing that draws the eye, but the paint job is incredible as well!

I wish you'd let me make a cast of the helmet before you finished the figure, though...  :P

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Re: V-Wing Pilot reporting....FINISHED IMAGES!!!
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2005, 06:55 AM »
Wow!  :o  That figure should have been sent to production!  ;D

I second that. Very Well done indeed. Your skills our now complete.  ;)
I really wish Hasbro would put out figures like this for us, but hey.. if they did, what would we have to customize?

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Cmdr Cody Clone Wars **UPDATED FINISHED 7/30**
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2005, 08:08 AM »
Here is my "real world" Cmdr Cody from Clone Wars - Had to go back and rethink the jetpack, adding some extra "cool" features. First the figure - Thanks to Bantha5 for the head sculpt...







The Hand Blaster from the holster is removable...



The removable jetpack....I tool a little creative license - the Clone Wars animated version was just to plain for the real world.




Cody with Jetpack...





what's a jetpack with no "jet"....






You guessed it - Got the jet pack from the Boba Fett Pit of Carkoon figure - Really think that it gives this figure pop - Hope you enjoy:) Thanks for all the comments and advice!!!
« Last Edit: July 31, 2005, 06:45 PM by sith_fire30 »