Author Topic: Ruprecht's Customs --Similar Stuff-- (Update 8/1/07)  (Read 11522 times)

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, page 6-- (Update 6/20/06)
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2006, 02:18 AM »
We need more!!!  ;D
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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, page 6-- (Update 6/20/06)
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2006, 09:40 AM »
You should definetly throw an update in here Ruprecht!  I still love the guns, and haven't even done anything with them yet...but I will...I have a secret project going on that will require one of the DC's....I can't wait to unvail it!!

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, page 6-- (Update 6/20/06)
« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2006, 10:03 AM »
This is the first time I got to check out your stuff. Not only is the work impressive, but the presentation kicks butt. Thanks!
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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, page 6-- (Update 6/20/06)
« Reply #93 on: November 6, 2006, 11:09 PM »
Whoa I haven't updated in a loooong time!  Thanks for the comments guys.  Tonight's update is all stuff that has been started but not finished.  I figured while I was taking pics of my new molds and casts, I'd update some stuff.


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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #94 on: November 6, 2006, 11:25 PM »
Wow, you are really doing it all.  Looks like you've got this sculpting/molding/casting thing down pat!

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #95 on: November 7, 2006, 12:43 AM »
Thanks, but I wish!  I've yet to sculpt anything other than accessories.  Someday I'd like to be as good as guys like Glass, Bantha5, Ben, Sith Fire, Owen, ae77, Hemble, and Smarty (that Verp is B-A-D-A-R-S-E), but I'm afraid that day is a looooooong way off.

Someday I'll grow a pair and try sculpting a helmet or a head.   ;D


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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #96 on: November 7, 2006, 12:53 AM »
Looks great! Glad to see more of your stuff in the works!
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I keep seeing so many cool things that can be done with Bust-Ups that I may have to go track down some.
I envy the work area you and other have. I have very very limited space to use for my customizing at the moment.

Was curious...one of the clones you got there looks like a fresh cast without any paint. Was it just painted over with white?
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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #97 on: November 7, 2006, 01:17 AM »
Thanks Straxus.  I went to Target's Customer Service desk and asked them to look up the Windu Squad by its DCPI number.  They said it wasn't on the floor yet, but they had some in the back, and they happily brought out a case.  I bought one for me, and one for my boys, and was I ever relieved!  I didn't get a Cmdr. Cody until about a month ago because I NEVER could find him in stores, and I refuse to pay $10 plus $10 shipping for one from ebay.

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Was curious...one of the clones you got there looks like a fresh cast without any paint. Was it just painted over with white?

Yes, it, and the other ARC Gunship crew-to-be was spray painted white with Krylon H20, with a couple of coats of H20 primer underneath.  The ones I spray painted were done out of necessity, because when I was removing the original paint with Easy Lift-Off, it yellowed some of the plastic.  (make sure when using ELO that you have a bowl of water nearby to dip the figures in!)

The reason they haven't been finished is when I was done spray painting them, they all had a matte look and feel instead of the smooth sheen that clone armor has, so now I have to sand each one with progressively finer grit pads.  It takes a long time to do, so naturally I put it off until some other aspect of customizing frustrates me more.

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #98 on: November 9, 2006, 01:16 AM »
Nice work on the Boss. What did you use/do to outline the backpack and helmet?

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #99 on: November 9, 2006, 07:44 AM »
Very impressive stuff, especially the sculpted shoulderpads. Excellent work, and the presentation is hilarious. ;D

I'm really looking forward to seeing these completed.

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #100 on: November 9, 2006, 04:33 PM »
Awsome stuff!  I love the ARC crew!  Will you be offering any of your casts for sale?
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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --WIP, last page-- (Update 11/6/06)
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2007, 12:01 AM »
I've always loved the AOTC ARC Troopers, except for the fact that they have little in the way of articulation.  My attempts here are to correct that, sculpting the same (as best I can) doo-dads onto SA Clone bodies.




I finally got around to putting one of Ryan's amazing Neyo heads on a body, beginning Fixer's unique helmet attachment, and attempting a "conjectural" Phase 2 ARC (to borrow a bit of AE77's phrasing).

The Phase 2 ARC is really a result of me having mixed up a bit too much Fixit Sculpt and deciding not to throw it out.




Just a couple of dark Airborne troops with jetpacks at this point.  The helmets are ones that I cast in black resin myself. 

I plan on painting them with some sort of gray camo scheme, and some insignia here and there.  I was messing with my camera's settings (color, black & white, etc.), and it's obvious I have much to learn about photography and dusting.  :D


« Last Edit: January 27, 2007, 12:09 AM by Ruprecht »

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --Perpetual WIP, last page-- (Update 1/26/07)
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2007, 06:09 PM »
Great work on the sculpting on the SA clone (ARC trooper). The boot bindings look especially good.

What paint scheme do you plan on using? Same are regular ARCs?


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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --Perpetual WIP, last page-- (Update 1/26/07)
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2007, 08:08 PM »
Thanks Noodle.

I'm not sure about the paintjob.  I can't decide between the Hasbro, Darkhorse Comics, or Wizards of the Coast scheme.  I may make one of them red, or both blue......I just don't know yet. 

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Re: Ruprecht's Customs --Perpetual WIP, last page-- (Update 1/30/07)
« Reply #104 on: January 31, 2007, 02:49 AM »
Probably my last update for a few days, this just takes too much time.