Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Commander Storm Kode

Figure Era: POTF2
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: N/A
Difficulty: Easy

This was my son's first custom, done when he was 4 years old. He had been asking for weeks to do his own custom, so I let him use an extra POTF2 Stormtrooper. I don't particularly like those figures, so I had no use for it anyway and I thought it would be a good one for him to practice on. However, I kind of like how it turned out once he was finished.

I had to help him a little, but for the most part he did it on his own. He designed the character and the color scheme, thought of the name, and came up with his story. He also painted the torso, head, arms, and legs by himself. I took the figure apart to make it easier to paint, so he wouldn't have to worry about staying in the lines. The only parts I painted were the black accents on the helmet and the blue eyes. I also applied the dull coat lacquer because I didn't want him inhaling the toxic fumes. I applied a dull coat over the whole figure, and then gloss coat just over the eyes.

Commander Storm Kode was stationed on the Death Star, and was in charge of an elite group of stormtroopers that specialized in deep space combat. They were sent on particularly dangerous missions in the far reaches of space, far away from most civilized worlds.








Recipe

Parts
1 POTF2 Stormtrooper

Paint
Polly Scale Dark Gray (505059 RLM74)torso, helmet

Polly Scale Night Black (RLM 22)arms, legs, highlights on helmet

3:2 ratio
Model Master Acrylic Silver (4678)
Polly Scale Dark Blue (RLM 24 Blue)

eyes

Directions
This one is just a straight repaint of the original figure.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

7th Sky Corps Clone Trooper

Figure Era: ROTS/Saga2
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: Conceptual artwork for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Difficulty: Easy







Recipe

Parts
1 Saga2 Utapaun Clone Trooper or ROTS Clone Trooper (Super-Articulated)

Paint
7:2:1 ratio
Polly Scale CP Yellow (F404058)
Polly Scale Br. Ex. Dk. Sea Gray (F505264)
Model Master Acrylic Clear Green (4668)
green markings on armor

Polly Scale Br. Ex. Dk. Sea Gray (F505264)
gray stripe and hollows on helmet, soles of feet

Directions
This one is just a straight repaint of the original figure. You can use either the ROTS or the Saga2 figure, because the 7th Sky Corps Clone has the exact same pattern markings on the armor as the Utapaun Clone, just in green instead of orange.

The Saga2 figure already has the pattern laid out in orange, so that part is easier if you choose to use that figure. But if you go that route, you may have to do several coats to cover up the orange and make sure none of it is peeking around the edges. Some of it can be scraped off with a sharp X-acto knife. You can also use that trick to scrape off your green paint to correct minor errors if you didn't keep your lines exactly straight.

If you go the ROTS figure route, you won't have to worry about covering up the orange, but you will have to freehand the pattern on the armor.


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