Cobra Commander (Krake)...Upgrade Help?

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  1. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Hello all RPF'ers,

    I very recently commissioned Hyperballistik to work on the helmet of Cobra Commander from IDW comics.
    This is my first costume I've ever worked on
    Any help would be appreciated!

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  2. TravisO

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    Subbed always been a fan of Cobra Commander & the ongoing story line seeking a replacement. As to your questions USCAV.com would be my 1st stop for the holsters. The thigh rigs would be these but you would have to buy 2 and one would have to be a lefty mount.
    BLACKHAWK!® Level 3 Tactical SERPA® Holster (Beretta® 92/96/M9A1)

    As for the cross rig, You'll have to make it anything like that wouldn't be practical from a tactical point of view would get in the way of a butt-pack or other load outs. I would sup in a a shoulder rig left & right

    BLACKHAWK!® Shoulder Harness for SERPA® Holster Platform

    This shoulder rig is UBER comfortable for all day wear!

    Sorry oddly I cant get photos to post.


    Yes these are spendy items because they are the real deal but if your already having the suit done for you might as well go all the way.
     
  3. crabra comander

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    The Commander doesn't care about fancy * butt packs! But great help nonetheless. My wife is gonna kill me! Little does she know that the costume includes 4x airsoft pistol's, 2 thigh holsters, custom cross rig, and 2x med packs! :eek

    Honestly this new Cobra Commander was unveiled at the perfect time. I would have had the somewhat loathed Sigma 6 CC who looks like all sorts of anime robots mashed up.
     
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  4. PepMaster

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    Yeah, right now I'm sculpting like crazy on the helmet. I'm thinking on the chest armor to do it in urathane rubber that way you have full flexibility.
     
  5. crabra comander

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    Currently, I'm Trying to see what tactical gear will look most similar to this design:
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  6. PepMaster

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    Still have a bit more smoothing to do, then to add the visor details, and the vent details which will be a easy task.

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  7. crabra comander

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    Ink turnaround art of the Commander
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  8. playsimx

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    hey pepmaster is that a foam head ur sculpting on??
     
  9. crabra comander

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    I'm on the fence about this holster setup: UTG Holsters, with tactical belt
     
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  10. crabra comander

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    The Commanders good side...I'm still trying to figure out if its possible to setup some crossdraw holsters on my butt.
    That last photo was all jacked up...The Commander didn't even have his obligatory fangs!
     
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  11. METALLBOY

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    Yes I will be following this thread closely. Love it already.
     
  12. BlackKaos

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    I really like this version of Cobra Commander. Can't wait to see the finished suit.
     
  13. NexusFX

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    3rd nightwatch has been bugging me about joining up with them, im thinking cobra commander, might go the sidshow 12" helmet version, but this looks like your going to have a rad suit on your hands!! Maybe ill just wait to see how awesome this looks like its going to turn out!!
     
  14. crabra comander

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    I have to also figure out how I will have my cape constantly flapping in the wind. I can have someone follow me around with a fan:lol
    But seriously, I'm super pumped for this costume, not to mention the fact that the new G.I. Joe movie is coming out!

    UPDATE
     
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  15. crabra comander

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    Is that OK for me to post updates right after my other updates? :confused
    Anyways, a Cobra's Finest member has shown me some interesting slide holsters that could closely emulate the ones the Commander wears>
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  16. PepMaster

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    Ok I'll be posting updates tomarrow on the helmet sculpt, but yes I am using a foam head to sculpt on taking measurements of the clay to make sure it fit's this guy's head perfectly, but after seeing the side photo where the back has a bit of a angle underneath, and taking another look at the side vents I need to make a couple little changes.
     
  17. enan

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    You could go with a pair of blue military BDU style pants and take the cargo pockets off, or a pair of blue Dickies work pants, not denim, but a cotton/poly blend would hold a military crease down the front of each leg.

    The other option is to have a pair specifically tailored to your specifications. You could get the fabirc and the exact style you want.

    Terry
     
  18. LadyMegatron

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    OMG. O.O I think I'm in love. <3
     
  19. crabra comander

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    Pepmaster is still working on the sculpt. Here are some pics. I also got my gloves in today!
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  20. TravisO

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  22. crabra comander

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    I just purchased 4 airsoft pistols for the Commander. One set in black, the other in[​IMG]
     
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  23. PepMaster

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    Make sure the airsoft pistols are 1:1, some that are sold are 1:2 scale.
     
  24. TravisO

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    The boots look dead on to the artist did, I'm curious what are you going to do about the chest/body armor ?
     
  25. PepMaster

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    I'm sculpting the chest armor as well. No castings will be sold, this is only being made for CC.
     
  26. TravisO

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    Its early so forgive the stupid qst but... Your doing this for CC ? as in SDComicCon 2012? I went last year for the 1st time place is a zoo & worth it.
     
  27. PepMaster

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    Should have said this is being made for Crabra.
     
  28. crabra comander

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    Re: Cobra Commander (Krake) Build...

    I'm originally from Cali and can find an excuse to go visit during that time frame hopefully:love. I am in Maryland right now though so it would be a stretch trying to do that with the whole family. I'll do "test runs" locally and if it works out for me, I'll eventually get to SDCC.

    Costuming is something I'm not to familiar with except on Halloween in my $50 Cobra costume:lol I'm gonna research some places close by I can go to.
    I'll probably be in this costume for awhile(i.e. gotta take care of the fam first) and if I can get anywhere I'll definitely update this thread to sort of log my visits to events...I talk too much look at the lovely picture
     
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  29. crabra comander

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    Re: Cobra Commander (Krake) Build...

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    Frontline Cobra Commander (Too many Cobra emblems for my taste but oh well)
     
  30. TravisO

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    Re: Cobra Commander (Krake) Build...

    You are right, I would down play most of them with a muted red of some sort.
     
  31. PepMaster

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    Re: Cobra Commander (Krake) Build...

    This CC is a bit more impressive than past versions, the helmet I'm not sure what to think of they only put the fangs on the bottom of the visor, not at the top or both. And the general shape of it with the different angles is driving me nuts, stupid artists can't keep the same exact details/shape in each image.
     
  32. crabra comander

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    These boots look good and comfortable, but are about $100...might get them anyways[​IMG]
     
  33. PepMaster

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    Those look like pretty nice boots, idk about using them for CC. Maybe if you were doing a Snake Eyes outfit. I was thinking for boots of using Jack Boots or Riding Boots.
     
  34. crabra comander

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    I just received a few of my accessories for the Commander's outfit and wanted to show them off. Belt buckle, one of the pistols,(I have them all)a pouch for the belt, and some heel height increasers so I can look somewhat imposing to anyone under 5'9":lol[​IMG]
     
  35. PepMaster

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    More WIP Photos. Bit of smoothing and cleanup to do and I believe it will be done. Then it will be time to mold.
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  36. BlackKaos

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    The sculpt looks really good. I would just check some symmetry issues from left to right and the bottom back section looks like it could be taken in a little. Other than that the sculpt looks great! Keep up the posts and can't wait to see the finished sculpt!
     
  37. PepMaster

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    Yeah I see the symetry issues there which I plan to fix up.
     
  38. goldenhawk

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    Love the boots. Looking good so far.
     
  39. crabra comander

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    I plan on wearing a combat shirt, which is good for armor and breathability. [​IMG].
     
  40. JnAStudios

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    Those boots look great! Link?
     
  41. crabra comander

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  42. PepMaster

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    Just a note but you might want to check eBay before you get the boots from there. use "Rimfrost Rider" in the search to find the boots but for 99.95 you also get free shipping with one of the sellers doing them.
     
  43. TravisO

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    Any updates????
     
  44. crabra comander

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    Refund received, help me find those Dark blue pantaloons
     
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  45. BlackKaos

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    PM sent to you Crabra comander. Can't wait to see the finished suit.
     
  46. bobafett321

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    Looks great, keep up the good work!!
     
  47. crabra comander

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    Pepmaster refunded me and offered to send a pep in good faith.
     
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  48. crabra comander

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    Pepmaster refunded me.
     
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  49. BlackKaos

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    Im really looking forward to seeing this get off the ground. The new helmet pic looks different then the other helmet pics. It's an OK start but it still looks like there are symmetry issues.
     
  50. crabra comander

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    Pepmaster refunded me
     
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