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Re: Straxus' Customs: Update 4-17-06 two more helmets
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2007, 06:51 PM »
Thanks!!!
I got big plans for the medic. Still sketching up some of the details, however I plan on a totaly new body armor (a bit lighter than standard clones, thinking more like Biker Scout armor in coverage) I am also going to be making some medical accessories as well.
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Re: Straxus's Customs - 4-19-07 Imperial Field Medic Helmet
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2007, 09:40 AM »
I was working on a few things tonight and decided to try making an Imperial Field Medic Helmet.
Not sure if I went overboard on the helmet gadgets and all...
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Re: Straxus's Customs - 4-19-07 Imperial Field Medic Helmet
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2007, 03:47 PM »
Looking good so far Straxus. Medics are and essiential element to any army, and sadly missed in the SW universe.

I really like what you have done so far, and I look forward to seeing him finished.

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Re: Straxus's Customs - 4-29-07 IG-42 "The Cleaner" Droid
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2007, 07:12 PM »
This figure is my entery into the Yakfinities "Star Wars Janitors" Contest this month.
I borrowed a digital camera from a friend, however it still does not take the best up close pictures...

IG-42 "Cleaner" Droid "X1 Prototype"


The IG-42 model was initially designed to act as General Grevious's personal guards. Similar features were incorporated into the design as in the General's mechanical body. The CIS, composed of corporate alliances, are all about saving a few credits, so the idea was design a droid incorporating existing parts, making it more cost effective in the long run of mass producing an entire series as opposed to just being tooled up for one customer (Grevious). In the test run of IG-42-X1, it was determined it was designed too well... It proved to be too intelligent and adaptive to be suitable as a body guard. Not to waste a droid the CIS assigned it to clean up duty. General Grevious seeing the full potential of this droid personaly over saw an upgrade of its programming to incorporate assassination and cover up protocals. Its cover is a clean up droid, however it was cleaning up more than just the streets. The General himself did not have enough time to deal with all of his "annoyances" within the CIS beuracracy as he was in the field of battle alot. IG-42 was his hand to eliminate threats quickly and quietly. In time the droid started to become more sadistic. During the Clone Wars, IG-42's favorite past time when not on an assassination mission was to go onto a recent battlefield looking for Clone Troopers who were barely left alive and use his specially designed corrosive to melt them alive. The special blend of toxins it carries not only dissolves flesh but is also designed to melt down most the parts of the clone trooper armor as well. IG-42, due to its assasination protocals and adaptive programming was able to ignore the droid shut down commands at the end of the Clone Wars.
It continues its sadistic glee of melting bodies on battlefields, pretending to be part of the local clean up crew. IG-42 takes out contracts to clean up messes.
Rumors on outerrim imperial bases whisper of lone patrols of stormtroopers who occasionaly disappear. The stories speak of the sadistic droid who missed the days of "cleaning up" Clone Troopers and relives those moments by melting down stormtroopers.









Yes "Talk Droid", take me to your friends...the flesh creatures I am so fond of...liquidating...

IG-41"X1" eager for fresh victims, decides to save his corrosive cleaning chemicals and forces the protocal droid to lead it to a new chorus of screams to please his audio receptors. The corpse is left laying arround for him to clean up a little later...






The parts are as follows:
Body - General Grevious
Dome Head - Cast of a roller from an Epson printer
Skull Face - Cast of a skull ring I had kicking arround
Dome and Face eyes and sensors - articulation points from a battle droid, some parts are from a microman hand.
Horn on Skull - thumb from a battle droid.
Trenchcoat is from a 21C  action figure
Tubing and Springs were from a necklass kit from Wal-Mart
Backpack dispenser - Battledroid torso
Backpack Canister - Two different super glue caps glued together
The skull face is attached to the dome head via a cast of a microman shoulder socket, allowing the face to move left and right as well as up and down independent of the dome head it is attached to.
The dome head is attached to the body via a microman "karate chop" hand that was cut down.
The neck area was dremmeled down and resculpted up to allow for the micro man hand socket to interface in giving the dome head the option of turning left and right as well as looking up and down.
Its sad, but collectively the Head of this action figure has alot of articulation points.
The feet are from a battle droid and the back fin parts of the feet/legs are from battledroid limbs.
The elbow points are from a "devil man" microman figure. The elbow spikes are from a battledroid's limbs.
I used the round areas were the articulation pegs went on the battle droid to act as connector points for the tubes on this figure.
The "Liquidator" gun is made from a Leonard Corps gun, a 80s GI. Joe shotgun and two cast copies of canisters from 21C action figure accessories.
Some of the round parts on arms and legs to hold the tubing in place are nylon spacers from ACE Hardware.

The victim is as follows:
Clone Tank Gunner body including arms and upper legs.
Lower Legs are from Commander Cody
Helmet is a cast of an Airborne Trooper helmet that did not turn out right, so I painted it up as battle damaged.
The head is a cast clone head that I dremeld away one side and sculpted in skull features and tried to give it the effect of flesh and armor being bubbled and melted away from the head and body.
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Re: Straxus's Customs - 6-20-07 Alot of helmets, most WIP...
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2007, 03:37 AM »
Well after much delay here is an update.
Here is alot of stuff in the works. I have had a few delays getting stuff done, but hopefully it will be finished soon.

Kitbash Blaster



Engineer (left) 41st Elite (right)





Two helmets based off AT-RT Driver Helmets





Cold Environment Engineer, Strogg head, revised Artillery/Demo expert




Heavy Vehicle Driver Helmet and Helmet in the works for Hawkeye
The helmet on the right will have flip up visor and the gas mask section is designed
too kind droop over the torso but due to helmet design the helmet can still be posed and be on the action figure head. I still got alot of fine tuning to do on this helmet.




Demolition helmet (left) and Imperial HALO/Airborne trooper helmet (right)





Occupation Police Clone Helmet (left) and (purpose to be determined) (right)


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Re: Straxus's Customs - 6-20-07 Alot of helmets, most WIP...
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2007, 10:54 AM »
Excelllent work straxus. I love all the detail you put into your sculpts.
I would love a cast of your clone engineer helmet if you make them available to the public.
I have been putting off sculpting my own for over a year.

All of them are great!

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Re: Straxus's Customs - 6-20-07 Alot of helmets, most WIP...
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2007, 11:01 AM »
I think you may have overdone couple of those helmets but the rest are amazing, great work! I especially like the accurate Elite Corps helmet.  8)
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Re: Straxus's Customs - 6-20-07 Alot of helmets, most WIP...
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2007, 11:56 PM »
Thanks guys!

Glassman, I sent a IM to you regarding this over at RS. I will check back there next after this reply here.
 
Robo-Quack, which ones look over-done? (Other than the Imp HALO, I intended that to be over the top...)
 I did a little more work on the Elite last night, but its still missing the little "button" shapes at the bottom front of the helmet. I had almost forgotten them...
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-18-07 41st Airborne Trooper
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2007, 08:42 AM »
First off, I was inspired by the art in this link:
http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/4183/41st1bl.jpg
This is a simple repaint, but one I wanted to do for some time.
I think I either used too much Dull Cote or I have way too many lights in my room.







« Last Edit: September 18, 2007, 08:46 AM by Straxus »
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Ahntek the Gand Mandalorian
« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2007, 03:14 PM »
My entry for The Sith Empire website's "Mandalorian" Contest this month...

Ahntek the Gand Mandalorian












The CIS "Cleaner" IG-42 has underestimated this Mandalorian...


Recipe:
Head: Custom sculpt over a cast of a Zuckuss head.
Neck Brace: TAC Darth Vader
Tubes: From Wal-Mart Neckless kit
Shoulder Armor/Braids/Cloth: POTF Boba Fett (I think...)
Upper Torso: TAC McFett
Arms: TAC McFett
Hands: POTF Zuckuss, glued to the ball of a push pin to allow more movement.
Flame Burst: TAC McFett
Upper Belt: TAC Vader Belt
Loincloth/Harness/Pouches: Cut from POTF Zuckuss robe
Lower Torso: Combination of the Following:
   *TAC Vader mid torso connection peg
   *Cast of a Microman Devil Man Hip Section
   *Cast of some transformer connector pegs (that also fit microman leg connectors.)
Upper Legs: Saga Boba Fett modifed to have microman hip socket connectors for more
   leg articulation.
Knees: Articulation point from one of the Saga Darth Vaders (cant remember which)
Lower Legs: Cast of POTF Zuckuss legs with the feet resculpted.
Backpack: Cast of TAC McFett backpack with AT-AT Driver breathing apparatus attached
   with some sculpted details.
« Last Edit: October 3, 2007, 02:55 AM by Straxus »
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Gand Mandalorian and Gand Crimelord
« Reply #55 on: October 1, 2007, 01:21 AM »
This is my entry for this months Yakfinities contest, Crime Bosses:

Xhan the Golden, Gand Crimelord

A crimelord in the outer rim territories, Xhan became known as the "Golden" after
years of abusing his body with Kessel Spice and some other exotic drugs (known
mainly to remote Gand colonies..) began to turn his eyes golden. He began adding
golden accents to his clothing to make his cloths match his eye color.






Xhan discusses business with Ahntek, gand to gand...


Xhan personaly tortures one of his minions for being late with a spice shipment.


Recepe:
Head: POTF Zuckuss
Neckless Bling: Waist Bling from Saga Sun Fac
Upper Torso: Modified cast of POTF Zuckuss with new attachement sockets and
   Galactic Marine neck peg.
Belt, Lower Torso, Upper Legs: Death Star Gunner
Lower Legs: Comic Pack Obi-Wan Lower Arms.
Feet: Sandtrooper
Coat: POTC swan coat
Drug/Amonia rebreather pack: SAGA Firespeeder Pilot
« Last Edit: October 3, 2007, 02:52 AM by Straxus »
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Gand Mandalorian and Gand Crimelord
« Reply #56 on: October 1, 2007, 01:20 PM »
Very cool looking figure. I like all of the accessories. I've been trying to figure out what to do with Swan's coat for a while now. Beware of clicking on the pictures though. It brings up a popup for a porn site. It's amazing that popup got thru my company's filters.
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Gand Mandalorian and Gand Crimelord
« Reply #57 on: October 1, 2007, 05:30 PM »
My picture link brought up a porn site?!?!?!
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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Gand Mandalorian and Gand Crimelord
« Reply #58 on: October 1, 2007, 08:15 PM »
click on any of the pics and you get a weird pop up

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Re: Straxus Customs 9-30-07 Gand Mandalorian and Gand Crimelord
« Reply #59 on: October 1, 2007, 08:56 PM »
The Imageshack Pop Ups were blocked on my PC, I'm using IE & have a Pop-Up Stopper. If I allow the Pop Ups which I did, I get Party Poker but no prOn pops but no doubt they are out there. Beware as these Pop Ups may download Spyware.

Might be best to host the pics on Photobucket, just a thought. Better safe than sorry.  :)

BTW, nice customs.  8)