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Re: Exjedi's Customs: Updated
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2006, 11:25 AM »
Excellent work on the mini figs. The detail is astounding. The Fett is my favorite.

I really like the Blue Commander. I love the design of Cody's helmet, but I can never get my quite make mine look right. Once the cody fig comes out ( and provided I can find a few) Ill probably take up Cloning again.

How do you get the visors on the helmets to look like that? BTW the backpack is sweet too. What did you use for that?

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Re: Exjedi's Customs: Updated
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2006, 12:02 PM »
Man, those look fantastic!  I really like the Yoda flame base.  Your small detail painting is incredible (I like the white markings on the Cody-style visors).

That 501st Cody-esque Clone Commander looks great, does he have a name?

Thanks & no name on the 501st Commander. 

I use to give my customs Latin Names (not to be mistaken with Latino), like 2 of my Fan Fiction Sith creations Darth Loricatus and Darth Caedo, it made the name a little more interesting that way.  Loricatus is the Latin word for the wearing of heavy armor and Caedo means to Kill or Murder. 


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Re: Exjedi's Customs: Updated
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2006, 02:49 AM »
WOW O WOW the last clone you did just rocks the weathering really brings it to life and again wonderful paint work on the mini figures.

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Re: Exjedi's Customs: Updated
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2006, 05:39 AM »
Those are fantastic! I can't imagine what would happen to my eyes after painting those.  :D

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2006, 11:58 PM »
I hate Hasblo's version, so I decided to make a #41 SA Clone into Cody.  I borrowed the shoulder pads, belt, backpack, rank badge, helmet and of course gave him a removeable helmet...









The SA body makes Cody Taller and more in line with the regular Clones.



The range of motion is limited at the shoulders, but definitley an improvement over the current version.

« Last Edit: April 16, 2006, 12:00 AM by exjedi »

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2006, 04:24 AM »
Mate yet another job well done you keep steping up to the plate and hitting a home run everytime well done.

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2006, 08:49 AM »
Great Job!
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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2006, 10:17 AM »
Hey ExJedi,

Great job on the Cody revamp, you put Hasbro to shame.

I like it so much I think I'll post it on 'scum and pretend it's mine.  ;D

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Wow, that is a great Cody upgrade!  I've been thinking about doing the same thing.  Did you swap out the arms completely between the #41 and Cody or just dremel the shoulder pads?  I'm wondering how you got the arm band too.

I was shocked how much shorter Cody was when I saw pictures of the figures.  I'm going to have to do this same upgrade I think!

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2006, 01:39 PM »
Hey ExJedi,

Great job on the Cody revamp, you put Hasbro to shame.

I like it so much I think I'll post it on 'scum and pretend it's mine.  ;D

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DD you crack me up.

That's a really cool custom, there- this is what I'm doing too- well, once I actually FIND a Cody...great job all around, man.
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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2006, 02:15 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, still have to work on the helmet.  I don't like Habro's cheap paint job, I am adding more paint detail to it.


Wow, that is a great Cody upgrade!  I've been thinking about doing the same thing.  Did you swap out the arms completely between the #41 and Cody or just dremel the shoulder pads?  I'm wondering how you got the arm band too.

I was shocked how much shorter Cody was when I saw pictures of the figures.  I'm going to have to do this same upgrade I think!


I chopped up the original Cody Arms with an Xacto including the armband which was a real pain in the ass to keep as one piece with the shoulder pads, but it worked.  The armband was just hollowed out, and then slid up the arm of the SA #41.  I know it sounds stange, but the less I have to glue the better.   

I had to sand down the existing shoulder pads on the SA 41 in order for the new pads to fit, also had to chop down the band part of the ball joint lower than everything else in order for the arms to rotate  up and down and to the sides freely without rubbing into the new ones.

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2006, 02:34 PM »
Hey ExJedi,

Great job on the Cody revamp, you put Hasbro to shame.

I like it so much I think I'll post it on 'scum and pretend it's mine.  ;D

-DD



You might as well.  In all honesty I posted one there too, figured with the sudden outbreak of impersonations going on, I should finally be the one to post images myself.   ;D

A fellow customizer sent me another e-mail last week about a guy answering questions on some customs forum about the customs he made on his his website exjedi.com. 

I am assuming it was the same guy as the one over at RS, but who knows.  :P

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2006, 07:08 PM »
Be careful, exjedi. It sounds like you've got some crazy "Single White Female" type situation going on. Can you think of anyone in your life who's recently gotten your haircut, and started dressing like you?   :P

Seriously though, you do some great work and I've been a lurker at your site for well over a year. I'm glad you decided to join us here on a regular basis!

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2006, 09:33 PM »
very nice clones exjedi. how many mini figs are there nyway?

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Re: Exjedi Customs: SA Commander Cody Updated 4/15
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2006, 09:39 PM »
Nice upgrade ExJedi!  I was going to be "content" with my stock version of Cody, but after I've seen yours, I don't think I'll be able to.  Thanks a lot, more projects on the table  ::).   :P
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