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Rise of the Empire carries on!
« on: May 6, 2006, 06:26 PM »
I'm NOT through with my Rise of the Empire series by a long shot but I thought I'd mixthings up a little bit with some WIP clone commandos that I'm working on.  NONE of these dudes are finished yet but they're getting close.  They all need decals, and finish detail painting and weathering.  I hope that you enjoy this update of commandos.  I'm having lots of fun making htem.   


This first series of pics details the weapon and pack of commando #2.  This figure is named Domi (after my middle name Dominic)  He's really into rockets and he carries a barrage of interchangeable rockets for his modified weapon.  These rockets are all tot ally interchangeale between the rifle and the pack storage area.  I hope that you like this but let me know what you think. 







The second set of pics details a grappling hook fitting for Clone #3's rifle.  His name is Tambo...those of you who know me may understand this reference.  This grappling hook attatchment was very difficult.  I wa able to make it so that the line actually rolls off of the spool and throught the hollowed out barrell.  It can wind back up onto the spool by simply rolling the spool in reverse.  Please let me know your thoughts and feedback about this as well. 









Here is the #4 commando of the group.  Obviously he's not painted yet but he's at least under way.  His name's LLEO.  I'm not sure what his specialty gear will be just yet but I'll come up with something.  Anyway here's the very early WIP pic of him









O.K. here's the special ops commando within the special ops team.  This dude has a plasma torch to cut through any obstacles in their way.  Also I armed him with a Fett style rocket pack.  What the heck right?  Tell me what you think about the crew so far.  Thanks...


















O.K. here's the second member ofthe Republic team nearly complete.  They will all get custom unit decals at the end and so forth but you'll get overall idea of what this crew will look like.  This is #2 of 4.  Please not that the stripes while similar are not exactly the same.  I figure that this is a way that others can identify them.  Let me know what you think












Here's a proposed Republic Commando design basically finished except for detailing the clone head and some more weathering.  This is sort of a break away from many other commando's that I've seen so hopefully it will be a hit with DA.  By the way Steve, if you don't like it I'm totally cool with it.  Let me know and we'll do something else nor prob...Let me know what y'all think of it. 


       









Here's 'n update with a sort of radical paint scheme I was thinking about.  Tell me what you guys think.  Obviously there's a whole load of strap, holsters, gear etc to add but this is the base paint figure minus gear.  Accessories will be either black or grey-to be determined












Here's a few pics of a Republic Commando side project that I'm working on.  These are NOT part of the ROTE line but I'm sure that they were busy at the time of order 66.  I'd like to do some customized gear and here's some pics of the early weapons and gear.


















Hello all,
I'm new to this customs forum but I've been around customizing for a while.  I'd like to thank all of you from various other sites for inviting me here to share my custom figures with all of you.   I'm known as slave1jango at rebelscum, legolas77 at thejawa.com, and outrider at my home site galacticarchives.com

Here's a figure that I recently made for a series of figures that I've been working on for a few months.  The figure series is known as Rise of the Empire and its set a between ROTS and ANH.

First up is Imperial trooper. 








« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 04:47 PM by Outrider »
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Re: New to this site
« Reply #1 on: May 6, 2006, 06:34 PM »
I've seen your work over at Scum, and was wondering when you'd pop over here. I think all of your work is great, you're especially good at the camoflaug on some of your work. Can't wait to see what you'll do next

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Re: New to this site
« Reply #2 on: May 6, 2006, 06:34 PM »
Let me be the first second to welcome you here!

That really is a nice looking Custom. It tool me a second to figure out what head that was. You disguise Antillies very nicely. The homemade holster looks great too. And the part choice is excellent, it is nice to see a little variation from any one particular imperial body we have been given. I do have one suggestion, which really doesn't even have to do with the custom, and that is to give him an E-11 as opposed to the Rebel blaster he has.

I look forward to seeing you around the boards!
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Re: New to this site
« Reply #3 on: May 6, 2006, 06:46 PM »
Thanks so much for the welcome.  Its great to be here.  I can't help myself...I prefer the rebel blaster to the imperial verison.  Its true- it should be the E11 but I tried to sneak my preferred blaster in there.  When his new helmet arrives I'll take pics with the correct blaster! ;D

Thanks again for the warm welcome everybody
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Re: New to this site
« Reply #4 on: May 6, 2006, 08:15 PM »
Welcome aboard!  I think you'll find the JD crew quite the good customizing family.  Your imperial looks tremendous.  I like what you've done with that head repaint.

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Re: New to this site
« Reply #5 on: May 6, 2006, 08:30 PM »
I'd like to post more pics of other custom figures.  Is it better to make a single thread for all of my customs or to post individual threads for each custom figure?  I'd like to conform to policy so any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks
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Re: New to this site
« Reply #6 on: May 6, 2006, 08:35 PM »
There's no realy policy but most peole have their own thread just becasue it is nice to see all of someone's work in one location.
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« Reply #7 on: May 6, 2006, 08:37 PM »
Thanks, I'll go for that too.  I'll try to get some pics on later tonight
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« Reply #8 on: May 6, 2006, 09:57 PM »
Hey man, glad you accepted my invite! Welcome to JD!
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« Reply #9 on: May 7, 2006, 12:27 AM »
Here's some figures from my Rise of the Empire series that I'm working on.  This first one is called :

Detention Block Officer-Rise of the Empire
































This next one is called Han Solo Imperial Cadet- Rise of the Empire















Here is yet another figure from my Rise of the Empire series.  Here we have Lt. Jan Dodonna an Imperial Officer in his desert Camo fatigues.  Yes before Dodonna led the brave Rebels in the Battle of Yavin he was a line Officer army of the Empire.  I really love doing these camo Imperial troops hope that you like it and please let me know if you like it hate it or something in the middle.....Thanks

















HEre's some pics of an aged Baccara clone commander post ROTS.  As you can see he's in camo armor and the Empire kept him arounf to mop up the remaining Jedi and separatists  Hope you like it












Ozzel was the type of Officer who excelled academically but when in the field never lived up to his academic prowess. Known for his brutal treatment of new recruit officer candidates, Ozzel was known to carry a sidearm at all times out of fear. Carida was the planet where all new Imperial recruits were sent to master the art of war. Ozzel loved the posh lifestyle that came from being an Imperial training officer. However the Navy of the galactic Empire had other plans for him. The rebellion against the Empire was growing more powerful every year. The Navy needed all available personnel to combat the growing threat. Ozzel was assigned to the Fleet and brought his bullying tactics to the harsh real world where he proved to be an everage line Officer but attained the rank of admiral due to time in service promoting









Here's the first figure in a custom series that I call:  Rise of the Empire.  Major Veers.  THis figure was inspired by events that take place 0-3 years after ROTS.  Major Veers is in urban Camo for combat on the Twi'lek home world of Ryloth. 

Please let me know what you think good, bad or indifferent.  Thanks for looking.


















































« Last Edit: May 7, 2006, 12:50 AM by Outrider »
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Re: Outrider's Customs
« Reply #10 on: May 7, 2006, 02:03 AM »
I like all these customs very much, they are fresh and unique. They have a certain "national socialist" look and feel to them ( :o ) , the uniforms looks awesome there is no denying that. Great use of fabrics and leathers to pull of this batch of customs.

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Re: Outrider's Customs
« Reply #11 on: May 7, 2006, 09:45 AM »
As I said, I have loved everyone of your customs, especially the Han. Do you use the covers on those cheap binders for your holsters?

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Re: Outrider's Customs
« Reply #12 on: May 7, 2006, 10:25 AM »
NO but thanks for that tip.  I've never thought of that as a material so thanks.  I use my sons old roloe play power ranger uniform, same type of material.  Dont tell them though :P
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Re: Outrider's Customs
« Reply #13 on: May 7, 2006, 11:15 AM »
lol, yeah its the same vinyl stuff your using, only thing is you just gotta peal it of of the binders, its the ones with the cardboard on the inside, and the vinyl stuff covering it.
 They cost like 99 cents, and the trim of the binder works good for the body suit around a persons neck.

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Re: Outrider's Customs
« Reply #14 on: May 7, 2006, 09:47 PM »
I've seen your work at scum before, welcome to this place too, your work is outstanding.  Such great details! 

I really like the detention block officer - so professional - what head did you use for it?

And the Han is just amazing.  What a great design and execution - that figure at retail would sell like crazy.  I'd buy a dozen!

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