Author Topic: Ken's Customs-Update 6/26- ARC Troopers/Galactic Marine WIP  (Read 806 times)

Offline VF/501

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Finally was able to take a couple pics using a friend's Camera.

However, the lighting was bad so I only have a pic that shows an SA Grievous,  its a crapy pic but it shows off the added points of articulation.



I will update with better pics probably within the next three weeks.

And yeah, he is holding a lightsaber with his foot.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2006, 04:30 AM by VF/501 »
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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/18/06
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 11:19 AM »
Looking forward to seeing more, unfortunately I can't make out a whole lot in the pic.  Added so he can hold a lightsaber with his foot like in the cartoon?  Very nice!

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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2006, 09:58 AM »
Took new pic of the Grievous.


LMK what you guys think.


Also have a pic of a scratch built Mando.


Comments and critiques are welcome.
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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2006, 11:07 AM »
Are his elbows Ball joint?
 I still can't really make detail out, to get a perfectly focused pic, you need to put the figure against a background like a CPU or a wall what ever (without any other things IE your paints), that way it focuses on the figure not the background,  and then hold your breath when taking the picture or get a tripod. The pics will be much better.

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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 11:46 AM »
Try using the macro mode on your camera if you have one.  It is usually represented by a little flower symbol.  It really helps with pictures of customs.
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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 03:38 PM »
As a huge Grievous fan I can appreciate your SA version!  Looks well done.  Also Thats a killer looking Mando there.  Looks like a Jango inspired warrior!  Nicely done
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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2006, 12:36 AM »
Are his elbows Ball joint?
 I still can't really make detail out, to get a perfectly focused pic, you need to put the figure against a background like a CPU or a wall what ever (without any other things IE your paints), that way it focuses on the figure not the background,  and then hold your breath when taking the picture or get a tripod. The pics will be much better.

let me start off by saying that the CPU is INSIDE of your computer...don't want to tear that out just to take a picture infront of it  ;) ....

back on track :

Thats a great gervious custom...he always did deserve SA...  the Mando. looks awesome , too.   
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Re: Ken's Customs- 6/24/06- New/better pics
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2006, 01:15 AM »
As for the focus, the camera I used sucks.  The lens is outta sync with the eyepiece so what I look at with it is not what the pic turns out to be. :(  The camera is on of those slim mini ones that requires very specific conditions for a good shot and I have yet to find the said conditions.

Thanks for some of the tips Smarty I'll try them next time I take pics. BTW the elbos are hinge with a rotating joint father up the arm.   

Like this:  Forearm-Battle Droid Elbow-Upper Arm-EP1Battledroid arm for the rotation joint-Shoulder.
                3----o--=0  <---Grievous' arm.

I'll post pics of my ARC troopers later, again they are on the blurry side, but just take a look and LMK what you think of the overall look of them.
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Re: Ken's Customs-Update 6/26- ARC Troopers/Galactic Marine WIP
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006, 04:41 AM »
I know you guys are probably sick of clones but please take a look and comment.  The pictures are slightly blurry so please just give me your thoughts on the basic design of each, i.e. gear, paint scheme, and overall.  BTW the clones are weathered like they were in muddy terrain, hence the mud on the boots, plus they were my first try at weathering,  the Red Clone is my most recent one.






Below are two WIP pics of my Galactic Marine with a removable chest plate.




Comments, Gripes -LMK what you think.
Palpatine:Lord Vader
Vader:Master, my suit chafes
Palps:Do you use Darkside
Vader:Yes master
Palps:In time you will learn the true power of the darkside
Vader:Which is
To stop chafing in clothes