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Kenobi
06-10-2005, 06:25 PM
Here's some Custom Clone Troopers I've completed over the last couple of days that I thought I'd share with you guys.

Commander Gree (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/1655/commgree1cp.jpg)

Commander Bly & Legion Trooper (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/3935/blyandtrooper8ve.jpg)

501st Special Forces Clone Troopers (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/6206/501clones1am.jpg)

Shock Trooper (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/8449/shocktrooper10cd.jpg)

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

bmgilk
06-10-2005, 06:58 PM
Those look awesome!! Great Job on the paint!!Keep up the good work!!

bmgilk

Phantom-like Menace
06-10-2005, 07:05 PM
I'll ask the standard question on the Gree: What did you use for the straps?

Good job all over. I especially like the Bly and accompanying Bly Guy. Every does such awesome Blys that I may just have to snatch one of the Clone Commanders I just saw at my local Wal-Mart, so I can try Bly. After all, my Aayla Secura sure is looking pretty confident that she won't be shot in the back any time soon.

Kenobi
06-10-2005, 08:14 PM
Thanks for the kind words.

For Gree's straps, I actually used rubber bands. They worked awesome.

Good luck on your Bly. Be sure to post a pic when you're done!

Captain Spoon
06-10-2005, 09:52 PM
Those are excellent!! One question how did you do the "weathered" look to them, that is very impressive

figrin bran
06-10-2005, 11:09 PM
Master Kenobi,

take me as your padawan, will you? :)

as i've told you before, that's some great work you got there!

darko666
06-11-2005, 12:43 AM
good work on the customs. i have a cutom that i'm in the process of planning out and hopefully i will soon begin. but thats a secret for now. but great work none the less. the shock trooper is my fav out of the troopers you did.

Slicker
06-11-2005, 12:55 AM
When I was watching ROTS tonight and I saw Cmdr. Gree and I thought of your figure and the likeness was pretty dead on. Good job, bro.

mastermatt24
06-11-2005, 12:29 PM
Those are excellent!! One question how did you do the "weathered" look to them, that is very impressive
Im not exactly sure how he did it but its not that hard.
Take the color of PAINT (any cheap kind of brand is fine- make sure it is not a glossy kind, model paint, fabric paint, or sharpie paint) you want to use, black or brown work well, and squeeze a little bit onto a paper plate (or whatever you use). Then get a small ammount of water and put it on the opposite side of the plate. Start drawing some of the paint and water together in the middle. If you want the weathering to be dark use less water more paint and vice versa for less. Then take a paper towl and fold it so you get a tice point and then tear off the point (if desired- this is for application of weathering and a bunch straight lines dont usally look good for weathering). Then dip the tip into the mixture and apply to figure as desired. If you dont like how it came out just rub it off- but if you do you might want to seal it with spray on sealer so iit doesnt rub off.
~Matt

Kenobi
06-11-2005, 03:48 PM
I disagree with matt. I don't think paint is a viable way to weather your troopers. It tends to come out sloppy and is not precise enough when dealing with such a small area.

I use Pigma Micron pens to do all weathering and battle damage on my customs. I use the 0.30mm tips and they work very well. You can do everything from slight scratches on the armor to the more pronounced weather effects.

I can pick the Pigma Micron Pens up at Michaels or Hobby Lobby - I highly recommend them.

mastermatt24
06-11-2005, 06:12 PM
I disagree with matt. I don't think paint is a viable way to weather your troopers. It tends to come out sloppy and is not precise enough when dealing with such a small area.

If you disagree or not it is just another way to add weathering, and im tired of arguing with people so, please, lets just leave it at that. Weathering its not supposed to be precise, yes there are blaster marks or scoring, but it is not all just straight marks. If you do it the way I do you dont have to use a paper towl- you can use a very small paint brush for fine marks

Kenobi
06-12-2005, 12:25 AM
Matt - I don't think anyone was arguing...just saying I disagree with your method because it doesn't work for me and do it differently. And besides, the original question of how the weathering was done was directed at me, so I wanted to make sure to respond to Capt. Spoon with the method I use seeing how that's what he was asking about. But again, I was in no way saying your way is wrong and my way is right...just different. Sorry if it came across as arguing.

I see you post a lot about how you do your customs. I'd love to see some of them sometime. Sounds like you do good work, so if you get a chance, post some pics.

mastermatt24
06-12-2005, 02:49 AM
Ive have to get JT's picture thing- everytime I try to get pics up they never attached right, even if scaled realy tiny.. :confused:

figrin bran
06-14-2005, 10:45 PM
501 clone with striped legs (http://chinese-starwars.com/chineseforum/upload_images/clone_pic_04.jpg) Kenobi and anyone else that has done custom 501 clones, from the pics of the Koto 501 clone, it looks like most of us missed these stripes along the legs


and it seems like the back area is blue

back side view (http://chinese-starwars.com/chineseforum/upload_images/clone_pic)

i'm still not finished with my clones but i'll try to post pics as soon as i do.

mastermatt24
06-14-2005, 10:48 PM
Thats really neat whoever did that.

gambitguru
06-14-2005, 11:28 PM
hey guys here some custom clone troopers my bro did, sorry the quality of the pics are poor because my camera stinks....

....here's some gunships with turrets and an arc 170
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone22.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone17.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone19.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone21.jpg

....here's a red arc trooper
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone16.jpg

....here's a green clone
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone6.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone14.jpg

....here's a gray clone
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone7.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone8.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone9.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone10.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone11.jpg

....here's a clone sandtrooper
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone3.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone4.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone2.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone13.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/guav/clone12.jpg

tell me what you think. peace out!!

Kenobi
06-15-2005, 12:45 AM
Figrin: Yup, I sure missed the blue stripes on the legs and the back panel being blue! Easy enough to remedy though I guess ;)

That Kotobikuya statue is awesome! I'll be buying that one for sure!

Gambit: Your brother does good work! Is he the one that was with you for Episode III at midnight?

mastermatt24
06-15-2005, 01:19 AM
Very nice, how did you guys hang your gunships and arcs? I would love to do that too. Nice concept with the sand trooper.

jedi master sal
06-15-2005, 08:24 AM
gambitguru, nice gray clone! Hmmm, I just might make a custom of him myself.
I'm partial to calling it a "Shadow Clone."

Feel free to use that name for him, as I might use your paint scheme for that custom.

-Sal

gambitguru
06-15-2005, 01:53 PM
Figrin: Yup, I sure missed the blue stripes on the legs and the back panel being blue! Easy enough to remedy though I guess ;)

That Kotobikuya statue is awesome! I'll be buying that one for sure!

Gambit: Your brother does good work! Is he the one that was with you for Episode III at midnight?

thanks, ill tell him you said that, yea he was with me at episode III midnight.

gambitguru
06-15-2005, 01:55 PM
Very nice, how did you guys hang your gunships and arcs? I would love to do that too. Nice concept with the sand trooper.

thanks, we used fishing wire and hooks that you can buy at home depot

gambitguru
06-15-2005, 01:57 PM
gambitguru, nice gray clone! Hmmm, I just might make a custom of him myself.
I'm partial to calling it a "Shadow Clone."

Feel free to use that name for him, as I might use your paint scheme for that custom.

-Sal

thanks, sal, shadow clone has a nice ring to it.

mastermatt24
06-15-2005, 09:58 PM
thanks, we used fishing wire and hooks that you can buy at home depot
You mean those little screw in hooks right? When I first read it I thought you used fishing hooks too.. :crazed:

gambitguru
06-15-2005, 10:22 PM
yeah those little screww hooks.

figrin bran
06-16-2005, 02:13 AM
mastermatt, i tried out your weathering technique and it works wonders! i only started customizing two weeks ago and would never have imagined my first attempts looking even halfway decent.

unfortunately the pic i tried uploading was too large and so i can't show you guys my work just yet...

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 02:11 AM
mastermatt, i tried out your weathering technique and it works wonders! i only started customizing two weeks ago and would never have imagined my first attempts looking even halfway decent.
:D Awesome! Im glad it worked out for you- keep at it and they will get even better. (side note:It looks really cool it you use a brownish/orange around boots and black for the rest) I hope Kenobi sees what you said ;)


unfortunately the pic i tried uploading was too large and so i can't show you guys my work just yet...
Exactly what happens to me. I finished my X-wing painting tonight and ill try to get pics up tomorrow (and maybe some clones too) :)

Kenobi
06-17-2005, 01:20 PM
I hope Kenobi sees what you said ;)

heh I saw, I saw...and it looks like I'm eating my words now yet again! lol
Also looks like I'm gonna have to give your weathering technique another shot as well. I'll let you know how it works out for me.

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 01:30 PM
Thats much better! :D :crazed:

figrin bran
06-17-2005, 01:51 PM
heh I saw, I saw...and it looks like I'm eating my words now yet again! lol
Also looks like I'm gonna have to give your weathering technique another shot as well. I'll let you know how it works out for me.

haha, well to be fair, i did give consideration to your weathering techniques, Kenobi, but you can't mix the micron pens like you can paints. plus i love the
"randomness" of brushing the paints on with a paper towel. i had so much fun weathering my Comm. Bly that i overdid it and had to wash some of it off. :D

one drawback i'm facing ever since i started clone customs is that the all white hasbro clones look too dull to me now! when i first got my 33's i thought the paint app was superb. but now, it's too boring and needs some weathering!

lastly, have any of you guys tried making the orange Cody Utapau grunts? some of the orange markings are curved and i haven't found any good pics to see what it looks like in the back.

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 01:55 PM
but you can't mix the micron pens like you can paints. plus i love the
"randomness" of brushing the paints on with a paper towel. i had so much fun weathering my Comm. Bly that i overdid it and had to wash some of it off. :D
Yeah- thats why I decied to use the torn paper towel because the brushes werent cuttin it. And just ike i said- if you dont like it it comes off! :D

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 02:09 PM
Hey kenobi- why are you selling your clones? :confused:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5981140973&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=101609&item=5981143515&rd=1

Kenobi
06-17-2005, 03:44 PM
To pay for my very expensive Star Wars hobby.

I make customs for my friends for free, keep one of each for myself and put my extras on ebay. The little bit of money I make helps fund my hobbies, so it works out well.

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 08:39 PM
Thats a pretty good answer.

mastermatt24
06-17-2005, 10:05 PM
Ok- I finally got a way to get pics up: Photobucket.com
Here's a link to (some of) my customs and my painting:
http://photobucket.com/albums/b250/mastermatt24/
Enjoy! :D

mastermatt24
06-19-2005, 01:48 PM
I dont get it... I dont post pics and people reply- I finally post pics and people dont reply... :confused:

Turbowars
06-19-2005, 10:15 PM
Maybe because your pics are all on their side.;)

Good work bro. Hey Kenobi, what's Up?

gambitguru
06-20-2005, 12:14 AM
wow those are some pretty impresive paintings/drawings. and all your custom figs are pretty awsome. i like the drowned clon is my favorite

mastermatt24
06-20-2005, 12:26 AM
Thanks!
I got kinda carried away on the captian one.. the BBQ lighter turned him kinda green on the chest.. :crazed:

mastermatt24
06-20-2005, 12:30 AM
Maybe because your pics are all on their side.;)

Good work bro. Hey Kenobi, what's Up?
Yeah well.. I could go back and fix them all.. but is it really necessary?? Just tilt your head ;)

figrin bran
06-20-2005, 01:19 AM
i've answered my own questions about the utapau/cody's legion clone markings by copying the markings on the green clone in the 3 pack. as i was repainting one of the white 3 pack clones tonight, i got the impression that the heads/helmets are a bit larger than on the 6's,41's and 33's and so it makes things a bit easier for me.

this seven yr old girl i know had a faceless barbie with her today along with some markers which i suppose came with the barbie to draw in the facial features. naturally i thought "oh! customization!!!!". i guess i'll have to teach her next time about using acrylic paints and then spraying with dull coat! heh heh! heck, if she's any good, i'll have her paint my clones for me and then we'll split the profits we make on ebay 50/50 ;)

mastermatt24
06-20-2005, 01:51 AM
i've answered my own questions
im sry.. didnt even know you asked a question...

i got the impression that the heads/helmets are a bit larger than on the 6's,41's and 33's and so it makes things a bit easier for me.
( im not joking with this) if you have trouble seeing up close to get them just right go to a major craft store and get one of those big magnifing glass things with a light on it. I saw one set in a display when i just happend to have a clone in my pocket because I was shopping for paint , and i stuck him under it and it was amazing how much detail you could see..

OC47150
06-20-2005, 03:15 PM
Nice job on the clones.

mastermatt24
06-21-2005, 02:16 AM
Thanks! I think I scared Kenobi away... lol

figrin bran
06-21-2005, 02:43 AM
i know my photography "skills" leave a lot to be desired (not to mention my customizing skills) and so it's not the greatest picture but here are the first customs (http://us.f3.yahoofs.com/users/42b7a3e7zdeb4924b/5d16/__sr_/455b.jpg?phRU8tCBk9IWAhni) that i've ever done...presenting 501 clone, Commander Bly and a blue commander. please try not to laugh too hard okay? :D

Kenobi
06-21-2005, 02:55 AM
Matt: heh It's impossible to scare me away... :D

Figrin: The link to your photos isn't working...:(

mastermatt24
06-21-2005, 12:00 PM
Figrin- you dont have to be that ashamed of your work to post a non working link. ;)

figrin bran
06-23-2005, 02:25 AM
here's another try at posting pics of my first customs. apologies for the poor quality of the pics and hopefully you'll think better of my figures than my photography.

Kenobi
06-23-2005, 02:56 AM
Figrin: Those are damn impressive! Especially for your first shot at it! I have to say I'm very impressed! Nice work buddy! Very nice work!

figrin bran
06-23-2005, 11:00 AM
thank you so much Kenobi!!! weathering courtesy of mastermatt's guidance! :D

i'll try to take better pics of some of the other clones i've done thus far which include 2 more 501's, 1 Bly's Grunt, 1 Utapau/Cody's Grunt.

the drawback of having started on customs is that i end up buying just about every clone i see in the stores (except the force battler ;) ) and i'm having trouble finding 33's too.

gambitguru
06-23-2005, 01:43 PM
here's another try at posting pics of my first customs. apologies for the poor quality of the pics and hopefully you'll think better of my figures than my photography.

wow those look pretty good

mastermatt24
06-23-2005, 02:27 PM
weathering courtesy of mastermatt's guidance!

:D
Looking good!

Luuuuuuke
07-03-2005, 01:13 AM
Hopefully this link works. A fellow forum member at LOTRG made this custom Commander Gree for me. It's actually his first Star Wars custom. He just made it too.

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12454

From the back:

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12458

Closer up:

http://www.lordoftheringsguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12456

I've made a few customs. They're okay, but nothing too special.

Blackened88
07-10-2005, 08:40 PM
Has anyone attemped to put #6 or #41 arms on #38?

OC47150
07-11-2005, 06:44 AM
Haven't messed with the arms. I've just boiled and popped heads.

jedi master sal
07-16-2005, 06:50 PM
So here's my first custom ROTS clone. (Yes, I photoshopped the background and cleaned up the lettering and numbers)

But anyway...

I'm planning on doing one from every football team. (I have more than 150 ROTS clones, so I've got the extras to do them with.)

Note that I used "66" for the jersey number in "honor" of Order 66.

figrin bran
07-16-2005, 09:02 PM
that's a very innovative concept there, Master Sal! some NFL teams really don't deserve a clone, you must admit...like arizona

Darth Cruel
07-19-2005, 09:30 PM
Sal - Being a Steeler fan of 30 years or so...I must say that is cool!

Turbowars
07-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Oh no Sal, not give Hasbro any ideas. Cool Idea, but I can see it now, 100 Variants of Football and any other sport that floats your boat on cards. :p

figrin bran
07-21-2005, 11:07 AM
Master Sal, would you be willing to make one of those as a prize for Kidhuman's SSG fantasy football league? and perhaps with some mcfarlane sports pick style weathering/grass stains/dirt stains? b/c if your jersey's clean, it means you haven't played a single down! ;)

jedi master sal
07-21-2005, 12:45 PM
Ha ha! Sure which team?

piratefett
08-10-2005, 05:46 PM
hi everyone. just checked in. those clones are awesome!!! if hasbro would only get a clue... :cry: (sigh....)

Reefer Shark
08-10-2005, 10:51 PM
So here's my first custom ROTS clone. (Yes, I photoshopped the background and cleaned up the lettering and numbers)

But anyway...

I'm planning on doing one from every football team. (I have more than 150 ROTS clones, so I've got the extras to do them with.)

Note that I used "66" for the jersey number in "honor" of Order 66.

Damn dude, that is freakin cool!! How did you get those numbers so perfect?

mastermatt24
08-11-2005, 12:01 AM
Its a jedi mind trick.. (aka photoshop) :crazed:

Reefer Shark
08-11-2005, 12:05 AM
Oh duh! The answer to my question was in the post I quoted! :stupid:

Too much u-know-what for me tonight! lol lol lol

mastermatt24
08-11-2005, 12:09 AM
Its ok.. ;)

jedi master sal
08-11-2005, 02:21 PM
The numbering and lettering ARE on the fig. I made stencils for them and air brushed them on. But they didn't turn out 100% perfect so I cleaned up the photo in Photoshop.

mastermatt24
08-11-2005, 02:54 PM
Yea- he was just wondering how they were so perfect. ;)

mastermatt24
08-12-2005, 12:01 AM
I might kitbash my Bacarra tomorrow.. ill post pics. :)

Darth Cruel
08-14-2005, 10:32 PM
Here is an easy kitbashing EII speeder bike clone. I simply took an AT-TE Gunner, removed his pauldron and switched his helmet for the one from the original speeder bike clone. He sits on the bike a lot better.

mastermatt24
08-15-2005, 01:07 AM
So far with Bacarra: Ive switched neck posts with 41 (& vice versa), so I didnt waste the other one, and Ive started weathering. So far the hardest part was the neck swap.

AmanaMatt
08-27-2005, 08:58 AM
Are there any sites or online pics that have excellent pics of different clones? - I need them for references - I know the EP III book that came out had some awsome pics, from certain angles!

Thanks for any help, everyone!

Blackened88
08-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Does anyone know how to take the black thing off of #38 without cutting it off, also how well does it fit on #6?

OC47150
09-01-2005, 06:37 AM
I've been told you can slip it off if you remove the right arm (the bent arm).

I cut mine off before learning of this tip.

Blackened88
09-01-2005, 05:32 PM
Will it ruin his arm if I do that and if I do that how would I put it on 6?

OC47150
09-02-2005, 06:56 AM
At least on my figure, the elbow joint pops off pretty easily. It's a simple ball joint, not the fancy articulation joint.

Darth Cruel
09-02-2005, 01:43 PM
I removed mine in order to make my speeder bike trooper and I did put it on #6. The tough part is still getting it over the shoulders of both figures. Just get it warm point his arms straight up, remove his head,and go slowly...it will stretch enough to get it off and put it on #6(at least mine did) and not loose it's size and shape. GO SLOWLY AND JUST A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.

Blackened88
09-02-2005, 10:48 PM
Thanks guys it worked, my #6's look awesome now and are SA.

jedi master sal
11-08-2005, 09:39 AM
gambitguru, nice gray clone! Hmmm, I just might make a custom of him myself.
I'm partial to calling it a "Shadow Clone."

Feel free to use that name for him, as I might use your paint scheme for that custom.

-Sal

Hmm, so as you can see by this post, the term Shadow Clone was around a bit before the new Target Exclusive...

Anyway, anymore custom clones fellas?