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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #15 on: Jun 27, 2013, 10:43 PM »
Here's an update.  Have a bit of news that will affect my build, first of which is I have a new job.  Still planning on attending WizardWorld CC in Columbus, though.

Now, on to the pics.  Not the best quality, but...


And what inspired me to try this:

Also, switched to the Boba XL templates.  Going to be trying to find some scrubs for the "flightsuit", and just printed up some templates for making a flak jacket.  Any suggestions on material?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #16 on: Jun 27, 2013, 11:05 PM »
That helmet is not going to fly.
Per the CRL's, "No modified Hasbro CLONE HELMETS or modified clone helmets not already approved."

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #17 on: Jun 27, 2013, 11:07 PM »
It's until I can save up for a real bucket. 

Other than that, how's the spacing? :D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #18 on: Jun 27, 2013, 11:09 PM »
As long as your not planning to apply with it. ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #19 on: Jun 27, 2013, 11:12 PM »
Not going to try for an official kit yet, maybe with my MK. II  ;)
Need a little more confidence in my build skills, might try metal for my next one, unless I just order them...


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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #20 on: Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 PM »
Other than that, how's the spacing? :D




Everything needs to be shifted up. Collar needs to be centered over the chest plates, line those outside edges up. Center the diamond in that opening. And a good rule to go by, the bottom edge of the ab plate usually sits right above the belly button. ;)

But, the paper template sizing looks good. Just match the real thing to that after pic and you'll be golden. :D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #21 on: Jun 28, 2013, 10:09 AM »
Vor'e.  Nice job on the photoshop. :)

It's tough centering things when you're doing it yourself.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #22 on: Jun 30, 2013, 03:25 PM »
What Seugtai said ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #23 on: Jul 02, 2013, 02:12 PM »
OK, been focused so much on getting the chest plates right, I completely forgot about from the waist down.  What is acceptable for knee/shin?  Not overly fond of the Boba or Jango style knees, is there an approved way to make the lowers a one-piece?  And Is having a loincloth still cool?  Most of these are just me not being confident in my armor-building skills, yet.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #24 on: Jul 02, 2013, 10:51 PM »
Shnees is the nonspecific term for it. An yes its CRL. loin cloth and Kama are also acceptable, just make sure it fits with the rest of the kit. A random loincloth would look kinda odd.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #25 on: Jul 02, 2013, 11:03 PM »
Off the topic a lil, but would a CT bucket fly even if it was from a 501st supplier, and not a Hasbro toy?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #26 on: Jul 02, 2013, 11:23 PM »
no it wont. CRLs are very strict on no modified Clone helmets.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #27 on: Jul 03, 2013, 01:10 AM »
Kinda bummed that CT's aren't allowed, but I can live with it. :D  Just have to save up for my real buy'ce & a mirrored visor.  Thinking either the reflective blue or black.

Any tips on what style kit I should shoot for if I want the loincloth/kama?  Was thinking of a cape as well, since I haven't made a back plate, yet.  I like the idea of a scout/sniper, or a close-combat specialist. Maybe both...



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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #28 on: Jul 04, 2013, 08:08 AM »
If you got a good Mando helmet I believe I've seen them with the clone trooper helmet fin up the middle, would be Mando but with a hint of clone. Why not a sniper with blades? You'd have close and log range covered :D best tip I could say would be sketch out the general shape of the loin cloth and Fidel with it till you find something you like.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #29 on: Jul 06, 2013, 01:14 PM »
Who's Fidel?  :rolleyes:


Gotta love the spellcheck on these supposed "smart" phones....
Does anyone know where I can find a template for shnees?


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