GLG's Clone Army has a new 501st Grunt

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GLG's Clone Army has a new 501st Grunt

Post by Gator Fett » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:24 pm

I have no idea how I am going to start working on this, with all of the other things I have going on at home, but my armor arrived today vod's. :cheers:

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Re: GLG's Clone Army is getting bigger!

Post by Blizz » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:24 pm

I could take it off your hands if you want!!!!! :D

By the way, welcome to the cool guys club! :twisted:
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Post by Kelbin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:28 pm

Ooohhhh that looks pretty.

You know you could drop it off here and conveniently for me forget that you left it to me. :twisted:

If you do I would gladly take you out for :bar:

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Post by Ripcode » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:49 pm

Nice! :thumbs:
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Post by SlvrCrest » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:57 pm

soooo shiny!!!!!!
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Post by Wags » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:23 am

Rip, is that O.S.C.S? Either way, Gator I am no expert, but you have my service as it is!!!! I will gladly help you out with what ever you need. Oh, yea, also, Welcome to the home of the CLONES!!!! ( I think we might be the largest group of Clones in a Garrison.... honestly... :thumbs: )

You even have the extra "spoon calves". You suck. Im jealous. It is O.S.C.S isn't it?

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Post by Gator Fett » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:15 pm

Wags wrote:It is O.S.C.S isn't it?
Yes. Yes it is. :P

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Post by Gator Fett » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:02 pm

I have been able to get in a 1/2 hour here and 1 hour there, so I made a little progress on my armor.

I decided to start on the knees and elbows because they have a defined shape and do not connect to any other pieces. I did not take any pictures of me trimming plastic or sanding the edges, since that is boring :) , so here are the trimmed pieces.

Foam knees in the back and ABS knees up front.
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Foam knees inserted into the ABS knees.
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Close-up of the ABS over the foam.
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Foam elbows in the back and ABS elbows up front.
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Foam elbows inserted into the ABS knees.
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Close-up of the foam in the ABS. The foam elbows had some air bubbles on the sides where the straps will connect, so I will have to fill those in before I put on the straps.
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I have some final trimming and fitting, but that will wait till I get the other armor pieces put togther. Now that I have a feel for the thickness of the armor and how to work with this kit, I am going to move onto the torso pieces.

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Post by Wags » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:27 am

Awesome!!! Let me know If I can help Gator. Cant wait to see how a OSCS kit looks done. :thumbs:

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Post by Blizz » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:23 am

Looking SWEET!!!!!!!!
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Post by Keanu » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:34 pm

Kammin-e-yeah-ha Bro!
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Can't wait to see this beast together

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Post by Mr Fett » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:37 pm

That is one rockin' suit, Dave. :mrgreen:

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Post by Harp » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:49 am

Right On!!!

Another Clone for the Grand Army of the Republic......SWEET.

Looking foward to the progress pics and seeing how this turns out :thumbs:

I'm a little jealous; now that the weather is warming up it would be great to have another "project" to work on (I miss the smell of a dremel cuting ABS) :D
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Post by Gator Fett » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:45 am

Thanks for the offer Wags, and I would love to have you guys over for an armor party, but there is no way I can dedicate any prolonged time to this project. I am lucky to get in 10 - 15 min at a time, before I hear "Daddy she stole my Barbie. But Daddy she wouldn't share. Yea, but she is being mean to me.", then I have to go break up the fight and play "Ken" for a while to get things settled down. Then I slip away for another 10 min before it starts all over again. :lol: Frustrating, but I love it anyway. :D

On to the build.

I had a slight OH CRAP! :o moment when trimming my cod and butt pieces, where I thought I took too much off of the butt piece. Luckily all is well.

Trimmed the butt piece on the sides and along the kidney area with a utility knife. Nice clean edges.

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Pulled up some clone images and hand drew the button tabs on the butt piece.

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Cut them out with the dremel and utility knife. Go slow, take off to much and you're screwed. Once I got them trimmed up I needed to contour them better to fit my girth. Got out the heat gun and put on work glove.

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I'm holding it together with velcro right now, but will add the Tandy snaps once I get the other piecs fit up.

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Re: GLG's Clone Army is getting bigger!

Post by Blizz » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:54 am

Looking good!!!!!!!!!!

ALMOST makes me want to build another one, but then I remember the work I put into my first one!!!!
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Post by Gator Fett » Thu May 01, 2008 3:32 pm

I was able to make some good progress the last couple of days, so here is a quick update.

Finished ab / kidney armor with a spare piece of styrene velcroed over the joint in the back of the armor.

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Test fitting the ab piece.

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Test fitting the Chest & Back.

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Post by Kal » Thu May 01, 2008 4:20 pm

I know you got a ton of stuff going on with the big move and all. But just wanted to thank you for take'n the time to make this for me :mrgreen:
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Post by Mr Fett » Wed May 07, 2008 7:05 pm

Is there going to be an official Clone day/time for costuming at MCCC this year? There seems to be a lot around.

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Post by Gator Fett » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:44 am

It's been a while since I posted an update, so here is where I am now.

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I have to adjust the bicep and shoulder a little, and maybe even lower the thighs a hair. Once I get those pieces adjusted, then it's on to the knees and elbows.

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Re: GLG's Clone Army is getting bigger!

Post by Wags » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:18 pm

Looks great Gator!!! I would lower the thighs a little too. Also, you might want to take down the inside of the thighs, uhmmmm, next to the boys.... so you dont rub, IF you know what I mean... Other then that its coming along awesome. Have you decided what you are doing with it yet?

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