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Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« on: January 28, 2006, 11:37 PM »
I don't usually post my customs on the forums and a lot of people are just plain burned out on Clone Trooper customs, but I thought I would post a couple of pics of this one anyway since I am new to JD.  This one is about 95% complete, just have to add a few minor details & should be done tonight...

Shock Commander



Shot of his backpack at the half-way point on the custom



Side by side with the Hasbro Shock Trooper

« Last Edit: April 15, 2006, 11:52 PM by exjedi »

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 11:41 PM »
Nice, I'd buy him.
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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 11:44 PM »
Very straight and very clean. Well done.
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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2006, 12:08 AM »
That looks great, the lines are really crisp, nice work.  What did you make that visor out of?
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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2006, 12:16 AM »
nicely done, great color match and clean lines. i'm a sucker for some mild battle damage, but clean is good too  :)

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2006, 12:25 AM »
That looks great, the lines are really crisp, nice work.  What did you make that visor out of?

Thanks, the visor is made out of sheet styrene that I cut for the basic shape of the visor, then I use hot glue for depth on the top and to cover the seams.  The hot glue dries nice and solid and can be easily shaped with a  dremel & sanding disc.

This is what it looks like once the basic shape is done:



That backpack pictured was a prototype I used before I molded and cast the final one...

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2006, 12:32 AM »
nicely done, great color match and clean lines. i'm a sucker for some mild battle damage, but clean is good too  :)


Thanks, I like battle damage myself, thought about adding a few scuff marks, but still not sure if I will add it to this one.

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006, 12:48 AM »
Wow, I had no idea that the backpack was sculpted - I thought it was a modified battle droid backpack!
I am amazed at how some people can sculpt a piece and make it look factory.  Great work, I look forward to seeing some more!

Oh yeah, leave the clone clean!  ;)
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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2006, 12:54 AM »
That is a nice looking Shock trooper.  The lines are so clean it looks factory painted (or better!).  I'm with Greg, I didn't realize that was a sculpted backpack.  Wow.  What do you sculpt with?  Keep up the great work.

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2006, 01:02 AM »
Wow, I had no idea that the backpack was sculpted - I thought it was a modified battle droid backpack!

It was originally a Battle Droid Backpack that I added some styrene strips to and chopped up a little to get my basic shape for the mold.  Once the mold is made, I trim, sand, add some new antenna's & paint to it.


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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2006, 02:26 PM »
Holy crap, this is nice.  I really like the backpack and the visor, very inventive.  You did a great job on the painting too, a truly one of a kind Shocktrooper commander.  Not that he needs it, but a shoulder pauldron could look cool.  Either way, outstanding custom Exjedi!

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2006, 04:03 PM »
Where do you get the styrene strips for these customs?  They look like a nice thing to work with.

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2006, 04:09 PM »
You can pick styrene up at HobbyTownUSA, or a similar store.

Anyway great custom, I love the backpack. At first i couldn't tell it was from a battle droid. :o

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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2006, 05:22 PM »
Holy crap, this is nice.  I really like the backpack and the visor, very inventive.  You did a great job on the painting too, a truly one of a kind Shocktrooper commander.  Not that he needs it, but a shoulder pauldron could look cool.  Either way, outstanding custom Exjedi!

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Thanks.  I actually made a pauldron, a cloth skirt, and even tried just a single  leg holster, but ultimately didn't like the look of it, so I stuck with plain.


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Re: Exjedi's Customs
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2006, 07:38 PM »
I was trying to fill in the gap between paint drying on a couple of customs and out of sheer boredom decided to add a little color to some these little SAGA mini Holo figures...