Old Rex Armor... Under Construction

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Old Rex Armor... Under Construction

Post by Proto » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:08 pm

Hey Dee Oh Everyone

I ordered my Clone Armor a couple of weeks ago to do Captain Rex from Rebels Season 2. and I just got news from Kevin at KWDesigns that it should be shipping next week. :thumbs:

I may be a bit over my head, considering that this is my first armor build. :crazy: The harder the challenge... the less hair I'll have at the end.

Just be prepared for some frantic screams for help from time to time. :huh:

I'll post more when there is more to post...
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 am

Soon, my precious. Soon [rubs hands together]

Well, I got my tracking number yesterday. My Ole Rex Armor should be hitting the door... Uhm... Soon. :villain:

I plan on post a WIP on both clonetroopers.net and Rebel Legion's Clone Trooper forum.

I'll even post a few pics here if you want. :popcorn:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Zarlon » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:08 am

Good luck with the build and post some pics with your progress!

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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:33 pm

How do I say this Calmly...

OMG OMG OMG My Big Brown Box of Plastic Goodness hit the USPS Allen Park Distribution Center today :thewave:

That means it should be in my hands Tomorrow! :fallsoverdead:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Flash » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:42 pm

:thumbs:

Awesome!

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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:14 am

It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! :dance: :drunk: :fish:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Mayhem75 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:32 am

VERY EXCITING!!!!!!! I Love opening brown boxes!!!!!

Share pics please!!
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:00 pm

So far the only Pic I have...

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Now I need an Armor Party (or a whole bunch of motivation)
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Post by Herbie » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:16 pm

What a sight, I am excited for you! Let the trimming and cleaning begin!
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Herbie » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:17 pm

Oh yeah, you might want to water that lawn too... looking a little brown :rotflmao:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:33 am

Herbie wrote:Oh yeah, you might want to water that lawn too... looking a little brown :rotflmao:
Brown Grass does not grow... there for does not need to be cut! :twisted:
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me and my BIG head

Post by Proto » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:45 am

Well, I ran into my first BIG hurdle today.

I have most of the parts trimmed, and I decided to test fit the chest piece. One piece at a time worked out even though it was a bit tight around my ribs. I connected the shoulder pieces to the chest and back with blue tape and tried to put it on. Well, my BIG HEAD would not fit through the neck hole. :whatthe: ARGH! [insert other not so nice expletives] :sonofa: :bleep:

Not happy at the moment. :mad: :cry: :whatthe:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Flash » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:18 pm

You should be able to slide the chest piece on separate from the back and as long as your neck fits in there you're good to go.

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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:27 pm

Flash wrote:You should be able to slide the chest piece on separate from the back and as long as your neck fits in there you're good to go.
one "Slight" problem. On this armor, the connection between the chest and back is permanent and filled smooth.

I might not have a choice in putting an opening on the shoulders.
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Flash » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:40 pm

I'm not familiar with clones, but if you are making the same guy that is in your avatar I dont see why the shoulder strap has to be permanent. There are TK's that velcro them on in the front. But if you are making another version then I dont know. I'm sure there's a solution on the clontetrooper boards.

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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:42 pm

Ok, looking at my screen grabs one more time. the section under the shoulder straps are one piece (between the chest and back) but I am noticing that so little is actually visible that a seam there would be hardly visible.

By the way, I wanted to thank you Mike. You might not know clone armor, but your responses are helping me think these problems through.

As far as the Clonetrooper boards. I'm getting more responses here actually. I haven't received any responses since I started my WIP there. I thought helping to figure out a new costume would generate more interest than it has.

Oh well
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by DeafTrooper » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:10 pm

I'm not too familiar with the animated style, as I've only done a realistic one. I always got the impression that animated style was supposed to have the chest and back seamless. I may be wrong on that. Like Flash was saying, you could do it like a TK or realistic clone with the 2 halves separate. With this version being so new, I'm not sure what the CRL will have for that when the CRL team gets around to writing that up.
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Ripcode » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:55 am

How big is your freaking noggin? :blink:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:14 pm

Ripcode wrote:How big is your freaking noggin? :blink:
Large enough to fit 2 eyes, 2 ears, a nose, a mouth, and a brain. :rotflmao:
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Re: Old Rex Armor... Soon, very soon

Post by Proto » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:23 pm

Alrighty

I decided that I need that I need a goal. Since I have no ideas what events are coming up, I decided on a very loose goal. :roll:

Since Star Wars: Rebels season 2 is set to premiere on Oct. 14. I would like this armor done by (or around) that date. I figure that is about a month and a half to do basically 1/2 a clone armor.

What do you think? Am I Nuts? Can it be done?
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