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 Post subject: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I have officially started my second costume! I want to troop in something that is unique, fun with kids, and is contrasting to Vader.

Clone Wars Animated ARC Trooper:

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I still haven't decided which character to do yet. I like the paint scheme of Commander Colt and the new ARC Trooper Fives, but may go with my own version, too!

I hope to have this done before the end of May, although it would be great if I could have it done before the Make-A-Wish fundraiser. I'll keep you all up to date!


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Phase II Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Dang, I didn't even know those were available. That looks good straight outta the box. hehe.

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Phase II Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:45 pm 
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That is some good looking armor. Looking forward to seeing the progress on this.


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Phase II Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Ooh.... I want one! (But what don't I want?!)

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Phase II Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:11 am 
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That looks AWESOME!!! I want one too!!

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Officially started this build today. All parts are trimmed, and I will finish sanding tomorrow. I may even begin gluing this weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:45 am 
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That does look good out of the box. I look forward to following your progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:26 am 
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Any picture updates?

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I will do a test fit tonight or tomorrow to get the form correct for each piece. Just picked up some CA glue and accelerator from the Hobby Store so I can get the forms put together before bondo-ing the seams. Then I'll have some pictures showing the progress...


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Ok, I did a test fit, and taped the parts together. Overall, the core pieces are a great fit, but the lower legs and forearms need some serious adjustments to fit and look accurate.

Here's a photo:

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Spent time over the past couple of weeks gluing the armor pieces together. Thanks to my family for letting me borrow their garage. The pieces are all crammed on a table until we can find more space...

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Also began work on the helmet. Here I marked the lens area for cutting.

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After using an old Dremel with a new cutting wheel and a small file kit, I was able to cut out the areas I needed.

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Next step is to fill all the seams in the armor with bondo and do a final sanding before priming!

Right now I'm leaning on finishing it as the yellow ARC trooper 'Blitz' from the Clone Wars season 3 episodes Clone Cadets & Arc Troopers:

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Brady that is awesome, where did you get the kit from?

We will fight on the beaches, we will fight on the landing grounds, we will fight in the streets and in the fields. We will never surrender. Winston Churchill

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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:38 pm 
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The kit comes from Kevin Wier at www.imperialsurplus.com Post more photos after the bondo phase.


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:48 pm 
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The first pass of bondo went well.

Chest/Biceps
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Upper Legs and Forearms
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Lower legs-standard and ARC versions
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Cod Pieces, ammo boxes
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After sanding by hand and with a palm sander, I've seen where a second pass is needed. Will be doing that this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Brady's Animated ARC Trooper Build
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Yeah, I'm pretty jealous right now.

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