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Havoc Squad Republic Trooper - CLEARED NOV 2012
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Heatshock (Nathan Lim)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Havoc Squad Republic Trooper - CLEARED NOV 2012 Reply with quote

as we are not sure where this costume belongs yet.... I thought I'd cross post this build on both sites

thanks to Mr Bryce for making the kit
a short review of the kit.

KB - excellent comms. quick turn around. items delivered on time when he estimated it would. brilliant in todays sometime stormy seas of prop buying.

overall - very happy with the kit. Few bits and pieces missing, as outlined in my costume discussion thread, but all quickly addressed by Mr Bryce. I really like it when a maker does almost all the hard bits, including belts, greebs etc. perhaps its cos I am a little spoilt by the like of KWD Very Happy. But for us overseas troopers, it makes a huge difference in cost.

ABS pull. Happy with the details on the kit. The pre-trimmed state it arrives in is very helpful and significantly cuts down on prep time! Perhaps the only concern was the chest and back pieces - its a common problem in the clone world too. Its arises from the depth of the pull. Cant really see a way to solve this.

upper parts


lower parts


boots details


greebs


chest and back


example of the thiness at the edges




I cant really see this as a problem - easy fix with some fibreglass. Like I said a common
problem in the clone world.

Nate


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am always a little daunted by new builds. SO I start small and peripherally













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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brief interlude into seam filling





same on the upper limb parts



biceps, forearm and thighs done

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never been a fan of clam shelling the shins - so went with seamless. which then gives rise to the problem of how to get the shin on, as the shin piece is pretty tight.

stealing the look from teh Sith acolyte, I decided to take a scallop out the FRONT of the shin piece







the plan is, with the side greebs and ankle armour, this area will be well camouflaged
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote











a shot of the fibreglassed chest and back piece

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was thinking abt how to do the cod and butt pieces. wanted to make sure I could split my belt for easy storage and less stress on the belt to prevent breakages. the plan is to permanently divide the belt into 2.















colour test - looks untidy - but masking tape is still on Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right I have decided on the colour - I have looked through the different refs - and all of them differ, from a really light grey all the way to dark grey. I have decided on a gun metal grey. gloss has been dulled down and in natural light. I will acrylic wash over the top for weathering, so it will look a little darker.



have been working, but not much to show - its the boring seam fill -sand -fill - sand phase





on the smaller seams, sludge can be used as filler too - very nice finish this way

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right having a close up look at the buckle - its slightly metallic gold/earthy brown colour, with weathering

so heres my version


parts that are finished are now primed and matt white painted


heres the chest with the sides reinforced and the chest ridge built up
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KB will be providing decals - but as I have found a UK shade of orange, I wanted it to match. Only way to do that - hand paint it on Very Happy

the symbols are angle towards the front like so :




my version - the shade difference is due to experimental weathering Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the paint job continues to be a pain in the butt - I wanted to do something simple tonight, just the elbows......

then I realised, it aint all that simple, 3 changes in angle, the recess bit is a different colour and the top of the elbow plate is slightly curved?!?!



heres my version:





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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



back to the gauntlets then.....

Left gaunt - looks like a torch thing. Solid resin part, nice cast from KB. Drilled some holes - just in case I felt like putting a LED.







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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



















ooooo the rare earth will make for some interesting play during a troop



building the belt greeb







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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT WORK!!!

A good guide, I start to build it next year (I have to move house first)
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