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Offline Darth_Ennis

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #45 on: May 2, 2006, 03:35 PM »
Thanks Tykrazen youre a lifesaver. ;D

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #46 on: May 2, 2006, 04:52 PM »
Yay time to start. I've got the thing primed and im still deciding wether it should be a clone vehicle or a mando vehicle.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #47 on: May 7, 2006, 12:15 AM »
Here are several WIPs of my Custom Vehicle.  Ty-Ri's Jedi Starfighter:



The base vehicle is a CORP jet plane.  I turned the tail wings upside down and attached them to the frame with greenstuff.





For Phase II I added an R5 head that I had lying around from some custom fodder I got from AdamS.  I added the back foil using a piece of styrene that was cut from a "No Tresspassing" Sign (thanks again for the tip Jesse).

You can't see it in these WIPs but I also updated the cockpit interior with a new decal from Erik Stormtroopers site (thanks for the tip again Jesse!).  I've also already cleaned up some of the lines that came from a poor masking job.

I'm unsure on adding any specifici weathering to this one.  It is a Pre-AOTC vehicle so I imagine the Jedi are able to keep their starfigthers fairly clean.

« Last Edit: May 7, 2006, 09:38 AM by BrentS »

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #48 on: May 7, 2006, 09:36 AM »
How much did the corps jet cost, I know they are extremely cheap.

 So far it looks real cool, but a jedi would never use an r5, The R5 model was a downgraded version of R2's and 3's IT didn't have all the gizmos and also developed a depressing and pessamistic personality. :-\

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #49 on: May 7, 2006, 09:40 AM »
The jet cost a whopping $4.95 at Wal-Mart.

As far as the astromech.  I'll confess that I'm not an astromech expert.  I grabbed the only head that was readily available and slapped it on.  If it is an integrated Astromech, maybe the could use an R5 model?  Maybe?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #50 on: May 8, 2006, 05:59 PM »
Well, here are my two entries:
Snow Recon Airspeeder




Clone Wars ARC-170 repainted in Snow Camo




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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #51 on: May 8, 2006, 08:37 PM »
I'm officially baffled -- what is the base of the first one?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #52 on: May 8, 2006, 08:52 PM »
Halo banshee

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #53 on: May 9, 2006, 01:04 PM »
Wow that ARC really looks like it's been through a ton of battles and looks really nice.  Very well done.

I hate to say it, but I am going to be hard pressed to participate this month.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #54 on: May 9, 2006, 08:59 PM »
I've shown it before but I'll show it off again:



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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #55 on: May 9, 2006, 09:19 PM »
That looks like it's coming along pretty nicely...it'll look pretty sweet when it's complete.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2006, 12:44 AM »
Here is my submission for this months Challenge.
I made some Changes to my Original Design. LMK what you think.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2006, 08:39 AM »
I like the new version better  :)

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2006, 09:47 AM »
oh man!  Thats cool!  What really hit me is that I have that same laser cannon on top of my ship as well!  AND my ship I've been working on is kinda along the same line as yours.  KInda a weird co-winky-dink.  :)
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 13: Vehicles
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2006, 03:40 PM »
 :o :oWOW! that looks alot better with the solar panels removed Fritz, probably the best vehicle custom i've ever seen!
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