How did you hollow it (the helmet) out and should I use a #41 clone ? I was kinda also thinking about a tank gunner because he already has a helmet ... I just wanna make one bad now that I seen this one ... I have to say its my favorite obi ever. Naw I wont mess up a tank gunner ... I will do what you did soon as i get the kinda clone you used. Very cool
You could definitely use the #41 Clone (the only reason that I didn't was because he wasn't out yet when I made this guy). Another alternative would be to buy a CW SA Clone Trooper (the Entertainment Earth figure) and use a Clone Wars Deluxe Clone Trooper on Speeder Bike (he had a removable helmet).
To hollow out the helmet, just use a Dremel with a grinding bit. It doesn't take too long, but you'll have to drill out a lot of the plastic. One good thing about the bootleg clone helmet is that it's bigger than the SA Clone Trooper helmet (and thus, more in scale with the rest of the figure) and there is more room to hollow out.
Here are some more quick tips:
- You need to pop off the helmet of the Clone Trooper body and cut off the neck-ball-joint, but make sure to leave 1 or 2 of the black neck rings (if you're using a #6 clone). If you're using a #41 Clone, just cut off the neck-ball-joint.
- You probably don't need to cut down Obi-Wan's neck peg (although I did by accident
), but if you find that the neck doesn't fit properly onto the figure (there should be a hole between the shoulders where the neck-ball-joint used to be), just take a small screw and screw it into Obi-Wan's head to act as a surrogate neck. You can insert the head w/screw neck by placing the clone trooper body in hot water for a couple of minutes (to soften the plastic) and then push the head/screw neck into the neck hole.
Hope this helps and isn't too confusing. It's not that hard of a custom so you shouldn't have too much trouble. Remember, the Dremel is key!