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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2006, 06:16 PM »
 
1. make 1 really long rectangle that fits more than around there waist and goes down how ever far it needs to. 

2. then cut it directly in half.

3. cut a small right angle triangle out of the lower corner of each rectangle on 1 end per peice.

4. fit it, if it isnt perfect do a bit of trimming.

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2006, 03:26 PM »
Just had a massive boiling and popping session. I had about six or seven figures boiled and popped down to over 30 parts and sat down to make some customs. This is what I came up with, I've still got to add a few more things, find heads, and of course paint them:







Also, finished (well except for the dullcoat) my custom legion clone grunt and my Mandalorian Warrior. I'll get better pictures outside once the dullcoat is on and dried. Still finishing my custom legion clone commander and Jodo Kast too.



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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2006, 11:35 AM »
Wow! the boil and pop guys are looking pretty good so far. I cant wait to see what they look like completed.
 I like the color scheme on the Mandalorian. But I think the fact that its a POTF2 figure takes away from it a little. That scheme would rock on a better articulated Fett, like a VOTC, or one of the new Saga figs. I know both are as rare as a hens tooth though. Good work none the less.

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2006, 02:56 PM »
Thank you Ennis. I'm sorry that I had to use the POTF2 figure, too. I had just bought a few on Rebelscum for 2 bucks each so I figured I'd paint them to see how it came out. I might have to get some of the newer Fetts and use the scheme on them. Also Thanks on the compliment about the boil and pop army. I just trimmed down the clone arms a bit and they are attached to the body now. Does he (the jedi in the first pic) Look good the way he is, or should I repaint some?
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2006, 01:22 PM »
Asfar as repainting goes, in my opinion it all depends on what you want him to look like when youre done. I think the yellow stripes look good on the body theyre on though, if thats what you mean.

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2006, 07:21 PM »
Great WIP pics.  I love seeing those.  All of these look great, especially the female Jedi bodies.

One thing I'd suggest, is that the Testors paint seems kind of shiny (or is it just me?) - I'd try using the cheap Walmart acrylic paints.  They're so cheap, but really seem to work well.  At least for me they do, and then do a quick matte acrylic spray. 

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2006, 07:36 PM »
I usually hate weathering, but I totally dig the 501 clone. I also like the black & blue mandalorian.

Are the blue shocktroopers something special?
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2006, 09:02 PM »
Thank you to both of you.
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Chewie - The cheap Walmart paints actually are Testors at my Walmart. And no it's not just you, I was using both gloss and flat colors and hadn't dullcoated the figure until after that picture. I'm taking new pics of them in the light outside in the morning.

Clone Hunter - Thanks for the compliment, I didn't know if I did the weathering bad or not on the 501st. As for the "blue shocktroopers", they aren't really shocktroopers. I took a plain clone picture, sat down, and came up with my own armor design. It looks sort of like a Shockie, but not completely.
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2006, 11:06 PM »
Lets put it this way: I'd definitely buy either your 501 or the blue "shocktrooper"
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2006, 07:02 PM »
I look forward to see what you'll be making,esp. w/ the Count Dooku and Ki Adi

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2006, 09:39 PM »
Any sugesstions? Lol. I only have ideas for the jedi in clone armor and the twilet looking body with that skirt on. Any ideas for the other bodies and what heads to use are welcomed. Thanks.
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2006, 09:50 PM »
Who's torso is in the last body pictured with the brown Tunic and black arms? The torso looks thin enough to use for a Jedi female. Maybe Jocasta Nu?

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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2006, 11:16 PM »
Who's torso is in the last body pictured with the brown Tunic and black arms? The torso looks thin enough to use for a Jedi female. Maybe Jocasta Nu?

ROTS Ki-Adi's
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Those look great, man! Esp. the 4th one down!
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2006, 07:54 AM »
Thanks! Yes, that torso in the last pic is Ki-Adi-Mundi from ROTS. Top of the arms are Dooku and bottom are Kit Fisto. I think the legs are Kit Fisto too, I don't remember.
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Re: CommanderKorbra's Customs
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2006, 08:20 PM »
Got bored of my Jodo Kast because everything keeps going wrong when I'm painting it. So I made this guy. LMKWYT:















Oh yea if you didn't notice, I made his little jacket thing a regular green and then the rest of his suit beret green :grin:
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