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Offline Loopy_Leia

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Clone Trooper Custom
« on: October 15, 2005, 10:42 PM »
Hey guys & gals!!!!  This is my very first custom so please be honest and let me know if there is anything I can do to better him.  :)   Of course there is more to come in the future so keep looking!

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 11:47 PM »
Interesting. The orange and gray kind of trip me out...I'm not sure how I feel about it. He kind of looks like Carl the Safety Clone. "Remember younglings, look both ways before crossing the street!"

In all seriousness though, the paint job on this is well done, especially considering it's your first. I'd hit it with a little dull cote to tone down the glossiness, and add just a hint of weathering and battle damage.

I think the design pattern works well too, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the color choices. Still well done, and welcome!

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 12:27 AM »
first of all, welcome loopy leia  :)

the paint job looks very well done for a first try. good to see you come up with your own design.

i agree with darth delicious on the color choice, i prefer grey with green as a combination a little more myself...but if the colors make you happy that's all that counts.


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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005, 12:34 AM »
Darth Ripley makes a good point. Ultimately, the only person this clone has to please is you. But I do like it.

Did you use enamels on this? If so, you should switch to acrylics in the future. A lot of us made the mistake of using enamels with our first customs, and they cause a lot of problems. They're thick, goopy, and they don't stick to certain kinds of plastics, meaning they never dry.

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005, 09:29 AM »
Looks good Loopy_leia.  :) I actually like the color scheme, sortaf reminds me of a Courascant Crossing Guard Clone. BTW, what Clone did you use for this?

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 09:36 AM »
Nice job.  The painting is really crsip for a first time.  About the colores, I don't think that orange is a bad choice, just not very Star Warsy. The orange you used looks neon, and the colors is Star Wars tend to be have more earth tones incorparated into them.  Even the Royal Guards are blood red, not fire-engine red.
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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2005, 10:39 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What they said. 

Welcome Leia, and we hope to see more from you in the future.  Great work for a first clone. 

Hunter, based on the body I'd say that's a tank gunner clone, but it appears to have a regular clone ball-joint head.  Now I'm curious....Leia?

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2005, 12:10 PM »
Hunter, based on the body I'd say that's a tank gunner clone

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2005, 01:16 PM »
Nice choice of coloring on this one. I'd fix the stomach area. It looks unfinished there. Very jagged. I'd invest in a good set of fine tip artist brushes. Its amazing how easy it is to make great results with the right tools.
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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2005, 04:38 PM »
Good advice from Phruby. You can also clean up jagged areas with an exacto knife, go give you smooth, cleaner lines.


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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2005, 11:37 AM »
Interesting paint scheme.  I think a small but of weathering would look great.

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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2005, 11:57 PM »
He has a Halloween-vibe to him, I like it.
I think he looks more ROTS-style than the hasbro exclusive Clone repaints. 
I'm a little confused as to the figure that you used.  Everything looks like an AT-TE Tank Gunner, except the helmet looks like there's a ball-peg underneath instead of a Clone head...
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Re: Clone Trooper Custom
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2005, 06:44 PM »
Very different in the colour's you used but I think that it's me I'm use to using flat military colours, But for your first It's good you are'nt afraid to go with what you like.

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