Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

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Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm

Hello There

Thought it finally time to get this party started!
For the past...while...a few of us up here have been planning a Scottish Clone Squad.

We have 5 prospective troopers who have all taken the plunge on a Phase 2 realistic Clone. He have decided on the colour scheme of the 501st (mild sadness) but 5 clones together in a common paint scheme will look amazing - heck, I can always repaint it down the line, right?

We've used a couple of main suppliers

[*]EVO3 Phase 2 helmets from Dino at Sanotized - In hand
[*]Silicone belt and resin boxes from Dino at Sanotized - In hand
[*]Resin Comm Pad from Dino again - In hand
[*]Flexible Straps from Dino - In hand
[*]Blasters DC-15s Carbines - 3d printed - In hand
[*]Armour will be from Imperial Surplus - In hand
[*]Boots will be from Imperial Boots - In transit
[*]Ribbed Undersuits from stormtrooperundersuit.com - In hand

Brian McDavid (Tee-Key Fisto here and Bri_McD135 on the G) has been trailblazing so we will be following in his footsteps - replicating his success and, hopefully, avoiding his mistakes.

I'll firstly break down each part of the build above then add progress as I make it... which is minimal just now...

Paint

Brian did a load of research on the blue required for 501st colours - His WIP on the Garrision is excellent and its all detailed there - but the conclusion there is that there was nothing between the Rustoleum and the Hycote matt whites or primers - so the best decision was to go with the Hycote range of paints, from primer to sealant. Good colour and finish with a price that will be affordable to all of our group for the whole armour.

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The blues are to be Rustoleum Deep Blue to get a nice even cover then a light coat of Rustoleum Brilliant Blue. Brians Lid is brilliantly done.

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Undersuit

We ordered ribbed undersuits - they will be warm but they look good and are of pretty nice quality.

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 pm

Armour

So with Kevin at Imperial Surplus' rather excellent thanksgiving sale - the plunge was taken!

1x Movie realistic Clone Armour Kit (Tall)
1x Foam Knee & Elbow insert Kit.
1x Movie Realistic Suspension Kit.

Please excuse the tiny Living room floor and the post christmas mess...

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THE BBB!!!

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Obligitory floor armour pic.


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Resin Back Panel

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Foam Knee and elbow set

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Strapping Kit

Just for Completeness

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Clone Blet and Boxes

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Comm Pad

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Silicon Strapping Kit
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 pm

Clone Lid

The Lid was acquired sometime last but other projects and moving got in the way - so I got fired in...and got Calum ( SirCalcium) to build and paint it! (Its ok - I fixed and rewired his lightsaber in trade!)

Moving on! - Thankfully - I have a pinhead, so I don't have to do all that screwing around with the neckseal and stuff to make it fit.
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Calum has been sending me regular updates of his sterling work!

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So now is ready for detail painting.
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:18 pm

Some brilliant progress sent by Calum.

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first the Deep Blue
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then the brilliant Blue
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The side by side really show the depth of the colour that the brilliant blue adds.
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Now im just waiting on the masking tape removal... :hide:
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by Sabot332 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:48 pm

Heck yeah! Great to see the rumoured Scottish squad taking shape!

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by tenebris » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:33 am

This is looking great, thanks Callum for doing detailed pictures of the progress, always helpful for other members.

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:46 pm

Ahoy,

So sadly - All Calum's hard work had to be restarted due to an odd reaction of the blue paint. :sad:

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So with the kind help of Mr McDavid (I traded the work for a lightsaber repair - :thumbsup: )and the liberal application of acetone... It had to be stripped back.

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He then (re)prepped the lid
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Resprayed the white.
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Then the Black
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Then the detailing
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What an excellent Job! Thanks to both Calum for the original cutting and painting and Brian for the rework.

I had ordered Motorcycle visor - but thats from China - so who knows when it'll get here. I'll start to mask for the Blue (a different spray tin, this time....)
I need to find mesh for the teeth and work on the Hovi Mics.
:stormie:

We did some work on the armour - 4 of the 5 of us ordered 'tall' kits as we are over 6ft, but these kits are huge! Very huge

They need some major surgery to make them fit correctly. More progress will be reported as its made...

I've assembled the DS-15s Main body parts - I was using up different filaments but i think the hot pink really makes it pop!
I'll be prepping and hopefully filler spraying and sanding soon.

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by Tee-Kay Fisto » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm

I’ve got enough frown mesh for us all buddy.
Meant to give you all some when you were all through.

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:07 am

Tee-Kay Fisto wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
I’ve got enough frown mesh for us all buddy.
Meant to give you all some when you were all through.
You absolute Leg-end.
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by jdelaney » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm

Anyone needing frown mesh I found this works really well:

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 11606.html

I’ve used it on multiple lids. Takes 1 coat of black spray and it’s good to go. Because is metal mesh it moulds to the inside of the lid nicely. I use hot glue to keep it in place.
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:31 pm

jdelaney wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Anyone needing frown mesh I found this works really well:

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paint ... 11606.html

I’ve used it on multiple lids. Takes 1 coat of black spray and it’s good to go. Because is metal mesh it moulds to the inside of the lid nicely. I use hot glue to keep it in place.
Cheers Josh - you've now reminded me I have metal mesh somewhere! I'll have a squint around.
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:09 pm

So now I've picked up doing my lid. Time for Blue!

Firstly, Some important masking. I used 3mm model masking tape, blue 3434 mask and some cake making/nail art tools...

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These tools are brilliant for pushing the masking tape right into corners to get a nice solid mask.

I started with a centre line on the Lid,
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I used the White 3mm mask tape then the blue to make it easier to mask to.
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[*]Using the 501st CRL - The chin strip was to be approx 1", the T visor from the edge is to be 3/8" at the bottom to 5/8" at the top. Its 3" above the eyes.
[*]Stripe above black band is about 3 1/2 inches wide and expands outward to about 4 5/8 inch at front edge of mowhawk.
[*]Stripe at center of dome is about 2 3/4 inches from edge of mohawk.
[*]Stripe narrows slightly toward back of dome and is about 6 inches wide, and stops short of dome edge leaving about a 3/8 inch white border just above the grey indented band.

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Then Bagged and visor blocked off.
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I added some Liquid Latex to allow me to expose the white after everything is sprayed.
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2 coats of Deep Blue then 1 coat of Brilliant blue.

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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:20 pm

once Dried,
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then the Latex was peeled off slowly.
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With the Latex removed, I had to sandpaper all the nice clean lines and even paintwork... Used 120, 240 and 400 grit to soften round the latex lines, break through to the deep blue underneath
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then wet sanded to remove the glossy shine on the paint.
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Obi-wan Kenobi - ROTS,
OT X-Wing Pilot - Lexan 'Specs' Kidd
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Re: Alex's Phase 2 Realistic Clone trooper - Jan 2020

Post by alex_slas7 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:32 pm

Final(ish) weathering - I broke out the airbrush, gave the areas on the stripes, cheek corners etc a black wash, then brown and sepia in continually lighter coat. then some playing around with an abrasive sponge then black on different areas.

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just needing a Visor now...

Next, the blaster and belt boxes....
Cheers for looking in!
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