Chrometrooper Chrome Trooper build.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Stony Props, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Stony Props

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    I haven't been big on building any Star Wars weapons or costumes in the past do to the overwhelming amount of great builders already working the **** out of that subject matter. However after seeing the new Star Wars trailer 4 days ago I figured I'd put together this chrometrooper character that briefly showed up.

    I commissioned Jacob Morin one of my lead modelers over at Stony Props to see what he could come up with for a model based on the 1second glance we had on video.
    He threw this together for me in record time. The model is now sliced up and on the printer. Sculpting over should begin in the next day or 2.


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    Some of the components are not being shown on this version of the model, but they are completed and in production.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Last edited: May 10, 2015
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  2. JJ Griffin

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    GET HYPE! We're working on the blaster over at JJ Armory Inc (with the tactical stock as an additional accessory) so I'll be following this build super closely :)
     
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  3. Stony Props

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    Here's a 24 hours later update.
    I got home from work today at about 5:30 and the 3D printer just finished up.

    The next stage was gluing the parts together and lining up the detail correctly (3D parts off a makerbot rep 2 tend to warp slightly & it's critical to re-alien everything correctly).
    Heat guns help straighten things out.


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  4. Stony Props

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    The next 2 hours or so I was able to start the ruff sanding along with re-detailing in some of the basic lines. I was only able to get started on one side for now. I hear the Star Wars guys can be real sticklers on details so I'll do my best to keep this one to being as accurate as I can based on few released images so far.

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    I don't post much on this site so I don't know many of the builders here & with that being said I don't expect many people to know me.
    I mostly have been building w/in the Halo theme & haven't had much of a reason to branch out, so this builds a bit out of my comfort zone. However, I figured what the hell, it's just another helmet & I should be able to pull this off with all the same build techniques & tricks that I'm used to using. Beside I really like the Star Wars franchise & I was impressed with the images of this character in the new trailer.
    Thanks for looking
    Jim McCrea / Stony Props
     
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  5. AndyJ

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    I love it! I want it.

    How long did the 3D prints take?
     
  6. Stony Props

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    About 24 to 30 hours run time. It's a low-res print so it went fast. I sculpt over the top of most of the print so it makes no sense for me to print them in a higher resolution.
     
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  7. Stony Props

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    Day 2 on the helmet. Sanding Sanding Sanding..........& more sanding.
    The foundation is working itself out slowly but surely. I add primmer on areas periodically to help me identify the bad spots so that they can be re-worked little by little one spot at a time.
    The devil will be in the details but without a clean foundation all the finishing in the world wont save the build.

    Any constructive criticisms or suggestions are welcome. I'd like this one to turn out great & with your input I may have a shot at getting it right.


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  8. Kerr Avon

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    How are you doing the chrome? Alclad, vac metalizing or actual chroming? Paint would be a pain to do as I can't imagine the amount of scratches that will occur.
     
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  9. AndyJ

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    A great suggestion that resulted from some other fan-helmets of the EP7 trooper (and as someone who's painted one) is to mold and cast the "duckbill" piece separately. It makes finishing 1000% easier.
     
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  10. Stony Props

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    My thoughts as well on the duckbill, It's good to hear you suggest that as well it helps me solidify that thought. I'm also thinking the same for the other 2 inserts by the corners of the mouth.
     
  11. OldKen

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    I really thought your first renders were way off...

    I thought your printed parts looked off...

    But WOW!!! I see what you did there!

    After the added sculpting and "duck bill" it really looks great.

    that really captures the feel of what we see in the trailer shot.

    GREAT work thus far! God only knows what the under chin area and rear area actually look like...

    Can we get a front on shot angled like the pics from the trailer?

     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015
  12. Stony Props

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    Chroming has always been challenge for me & helmets. I may try several ways including Alclad & a newer one that came out that is supposed to be better along with the plastic chroming 3 stage spray applications that are popping up.
     
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  13. JJ Griffin

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    Jim, this is looking incredible. Color me officially excited. Any chance you'd be willing to do a trade for one of our blasters for one of these bad boys? ;)
     
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    I started work on the left side now as well.
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  15. imonafalcon

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    This is incredible!
     
  16. kev1969

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    Wow! loving this :), look foward to seeing this completed :thumbsup subscribed.
     
  17. Rich D.

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    This looks fantastic so far. A couple of possibly dumb questions... In the attached art, it looks like the lenses are set into a contoured bezel underneath the duck bill, will you be incorporating that? Also what are your thoughts about making the texture pattern around the mouth as part of the master, vs. attached after casting (assuming the goal is to cast this)?

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  18. Stony Props

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    I'Il sculpt out the hex details. The visors will be made to be cut out and I'll make vac formed lenses for it. They should be shaped as pictured.
     
  19. Bogleo

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    Nice!!:thumbsup
     
  20. Stony Props

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    I3D printed out the little pieces that go in the corners of the mouth area. I wasn't happy with the shape so I made a quick clay mold of the 3D printed ones. Pulled out 2 quick copies from casting resin & then re-shaped & contoured them to fit. Most of my other efforts have been addressing the little flaws and cleaning up the lines. I have lots of clean-up yet to do but this is moving along quickly. (the site wont let me load more photos, I'll try again later).
     
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  22. Broilermaker

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    This is really neat, wish I had computer skills, sweet build!
     
  23. STARLORD13

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    COOL looking build. Cant wait to see final product. Call me interested.
     
  24. sctcarts

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    Awesome build!
     
  25. Stony Props

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    Still more sanding........

    It's slowly getting cleaned up & it's time I can start showing closer ups of the detail (at least on the right side of it.).


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  26. Dao2

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    wow that looks awesome!
     
  27. SupaTrooper

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    Impressive
     
  28. Kevin Gossett

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    Wow. This looks fantastic.
     
  29. Stony Props

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    It's almost ready to mold now. I detailed in the hex patters around the duck bill using clay.
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  30. SupaTrooper

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    The 4th is with you. And it's a girl trooper huh.
     
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  31. AndyJ

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    Awesome! I'm amazed how smooth you got it.
     
  32. Stony Props

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    More to come.
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  33. mvanwalks421

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    More to chrome...

    he he
     
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  34. mugatu

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    That chrome looks reeeaaaal good. What process did you go with for that?
     
  35. SupaTrooper

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    You kill kill killed it mate.
     
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  36. OldKen

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    I think you just won the RPF award for WTF, how did you do that??? Soo little reference.

    You really nailed what my eyes see!!!

    I'm beyond impressed.

     
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  37. warrenhouck

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    Jaw dropping! This character is gonna rock I just know it. Stunning work!
     
  38. joshvanrad

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  39. Wolfsburg

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    That is very impressive. I'm very curious to see what this character entails. I imagine she's pretty nasty...
     
  40. Sewbacca

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    amazing work, props to you!
     
  41. Andymac84

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    That's brillant. I love the shine on it. Looks very rich.
     
  42. cavx

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    Amazing work.
     
  43. stevechewbacca

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    I love it ! :D
     
  44. mattycsi

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    OK, what did you sculpt that in that you got it so smooth and nice? How did you get such a good a chrome effect? And just what level wizard are you?
     
  45. Kevin Gossett

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    Did you read the thread at all? It was 3D printed and smoothed out.
     
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  46. kev1969

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    Wow!! you nailed it!! fantastistic job :thumbsup are you going to to a run of these? as a kit? if so pleeeeeeaaaase put me down for one :p
     
  47. Stony Props

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    Here's the final on the helmet. I may post future pics if I try out another chroming product. At this time I'm not sure if I'm moving forward or not with a complete build or not.
    Thanks for looking. I may one extra casting available, you're best off reaching me at reeltrbl117@aol.com
    Jim McCrea

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  48. bh1138

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    That is gorgeous! What did you end up using for the chrome look?
     
  49. Stony Props

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    I used Alclad II chrome. It looks decent but doesn't hold up very well to handling. It displays well for paint.
     
  50. ehollywood

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    wow. That came out good man.
     

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