Monday, July 31, 2006

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Armor)

Figure Era: ROTS
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: Clone Wars Cartoons
Difficulty: Easy








Recipe

Fodder
1 TSC Obi-Wan Kenobi - torso, head, thighs, upper arms, lightsaber
1 ROTS Clone Trooper - forearms, shins, feet, hands, belt
1 ROTS Evolutions Clone - helmet (Phase I, plain white helmet)
1 POTF2 Princess Leia Organa - cape

Paint
Polly Scale Fr. Earth Brown (F505240)
tunic, shirt, waist/hips, cape

Model Master Acrylic Leather (4674)
clone armor body glove (black parts showing at the joints)

Weathering Powders
Prof. Weathers Filthy Brown
Prof. Weathers Grimey Black
armor, cape, tunic

Prof. Weathers Graphitetunic, bottom of cape, lightsaber handle, helmet



Directions



References

Standro Jcir

Figure Era: TSC
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron novel
Difficulty: Basic






Recipe

Fodder
1 VTSC Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) - torso, legs, arms (except for hands)
1 POTF2 Greedo - Head, both hands (cut above wrists)

Paint

7:2:1 ratio
Model Master Acrylic Gloss Black (4695)
wrist cuffs

Directions




Part used for Standro Jcir

Boil-and-pop to remove Greedo's head, and cut off his hands above the wrists (I kept 7 ridges on his left hand and 4 ridges on his right hand, since the ridges aren't the same size). However, cut higher up to start with and you can always trim more off as you measure.

Shave off most of the base at the end of Greedo's neck (not all of it though). Shave in a tapered fashion, so it will be easier to put into Luke's torso. Now cutt off the ball for Luke's neck, just above the collar. Carve out the neck hole so it is a little bigger. Dip Luke's torso into hot water and work Greedo's head in. Using twisting motions, you should be able to eventually get it in there snugly, but still retain articulation.

Remove Luke's hands, and then cut off the pegs left on the forearms. Glue Greedo's hands to Luke's arms, making sure to position them carefully. Also, the paper clip rebar trick may not work this close to the ball joint of the elbow, so be careful.

Paint the wrist cuffs (the wrist portions left over from Greedo) gloss black, and seal. That's it - no other painting required!



References