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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Captain Rex - the making of- Reply with quote

As my name is Rex, this character was one that I had to do. Took longer than I thought, with Life's "experience building" taking precedence. lol

But happily married now (since April! Woooo-Hoooo!) my many, many moves behind me, I began work on Captain Rex about a month or so ago.

I began purchasing parts roughly 3 years ago, but probably earlier. As soon as Clone Wars came out, so probably 4-

It is a realistic version. Yes, I know the 501st stance on this. I hope the RL is of a different opinion- if not, I'm still enjoying the heck out of this build!
Wink Very Happy Very Happy

Armor, helmet - C6 - Darren Wright,THE Clone Armorer
Pistols, holsters- the Woodchuck
Pauldron - Gen. Fidelis
Boots - Giovanni
Ammo Belt- oh heck...a complete total "I can't believe I forgot who..."

I'm painting / weathering as if the character has seen three / four years of battle. Worn in grime in the crevices, etc. nothing shiny new.
I use a series of black washes, varying from light to heavy. A dark brown at the end. A palm sander (yep!) Drybrushing and a # 00000 Steel Wool to blend, flatten and lighten up overall-

Boots have been weathered!
Still need to fit pauldron-
Attach kama-
Highlight pistols-
Finish helmet-












After a "reaction speed test" in which my suddenly no longer stable painting stand gave way, I was able to catch the helmet before it hit the concrete- but it got all goobered up, sooooo, started over-



After awhile...it became this-



And then this-




Ta-dah!!



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry Rex...
but I can only visualize you in ERS...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi wrote:
sorry Rex...
but I can only visualize you in ERS...

Razz



Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Phyllis...you're awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been known to have been spotted in white armor from time to time myself..




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh! Rex is Rex! This is so perfect Smile

(btw - comment in no relation to being perfect for approval since I am clueless about what will pass for Rex these days as far as armor types and all of that. In a way think it would suck for something that looks great not to be at least acceptable for informal troops ... but I digress).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on Phyllis!!! I had NO IDEA you had white armor too!! Awesome!!

Thank you Kathy!! Yeah, being Rex, I knew it was inevitable that I would be...Captain Rex at some point! lol

Yes, approvals & disapprovals can be frustrating. I'm not letting it bother me anymore though, just enjoying the hobby! Got to finish this one, already gearing up for the next project! ODST!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Another Rex this Anakin can give orders to. Wink

Great job! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JedHead wrote:
Cool! Another Rex this Anakin can give orders to. Wink

Great job! Cool


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Thanks Matt!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JedHead wrote:
Cool! Another Rex this Anakin can give orders to.




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rex was my first Sideshow 1/6 scale "Action Figure". Love your work.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks much! Appreciate it!!
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