Republic Commando Props

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  1. jrschmd

    jrschmd New Member

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    Just recently played Republic Comando for the first time and am now a big fan. Just wondering if any of you more experienced prop builders have made anything from the game? (guns, helmets, armor, etc.)
     
  2. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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  4. DarthXXX

    DarthXXX New Member

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    I am a huge RC fan, and would love to look at a group run at an RC helmet with LEDs-that would be awesome..
     
  5. Drago Lordist

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    I have a DC-17 with attachments - gonna vacuform it someday. (a friend requested that I make an airsoft version out of a mold of what I have already) I'll try to remember to put up pics tonight for you.
     
  6. Hitogiri

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    I'd love to see the DC-17
     
  7. Drago Lordist

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  8. DrMaul

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    As someone mentioned, there's a growing amount of Commando activity at Clonetroopers.net.

    I scratch-built myself a DC-15s, and am working on the '17.

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  9. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Dr Maul

    Got pics of your WIP Dc-17?
    What overall dimensions will it have?

    Markus
     
  10. Goldenrod

    Goldenrod Sr Member

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    Heres a Sev bucket i painted. I installed the blue visor lights and spotlamp.
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    Very nice helmet. I no longer have it though. I'm waiting on another RC helmet that i will definitely be keeping(different maker). I'm not sure as to wether i'm gonna paint Sev style. I do know it will be a game version paint scheme.
    I'm waiting Rc armor as well. Theres some real nice RC stuff out there.
     
  11. DrMaul

    DrMaul Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(OdiWan72 @ Jan 26 2007, 08:58 AM) [snapback]1405203[/snapback]</div>
    Currently it's in the form of a template that I made up, printed out, and have marked out on MDF (as the "core" of the weapon). Overall length, based on my scaling, will be approx 21".
     
  12. R2D2_GUY

    R2D2_GUY New Member

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    Here's a couple pics of my gun. It's 23 inches.

    Mike Senna

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  13. OdiWan72

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    R2D2 guy:
    That looks great....Is it vacformed?
    How did you make the lit magazine?
    Details please ;)

    DrMaul:
    I´m build my DC17 based on an AEG MP5 and it´ll be around 55cm from its rear end to the tip of the muzzle. I was told it should be close to 70cm but I scaled it to work with the MP5.
    Do you think mine will be too small? :unsure

    Markus
     
  14. R2D2_GUY

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    Yes it is vacformed over an MDF form I made. This was made from early pics that were provided by LucasArts, so there is only one digit and its next to the magazine.

    The lights decrement after each pull of the trigger and the counter goes down after the magazine is spent. Yes there is sound also.

    There are 13 leds, if I remember correctly. The cover on the magazine is clear with blue highlights (blue sharpy marker). It is not removeable. Although it is not glued in yet... I suppose I could make some kind of connector.

    I built the electronics package from scratch.

    Mike Senna

    PS I never finished it. It needs the top rail, site, etc...
     
  15. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A while back I decided to start a sculpt because nobody was making RC armor. I figured I could do a decent job on the bucket. This is as far as I got:

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    I scrapped it when someone else started selling RC buckets. The more I look at them, the more I wish I'd have finished this one.
     
  16. shortimer52

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    Well dont stop there is always room for more makers.
     
  17. DrMaul

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(OdiWan72 @ Jan 30 2007, 08:42 AM) [snapback]1407674[/snapback]</div>
    21-23 inches = 53-58cm, so that sounds right (and feels about right, based on the printed out template I've done).

    Here's the template I made, for what it's worth...it's just a rough line drawing over a screen-grab from the game: RPD.Dr-Maul.com/DC17mTEMPLATE.jpg. I scaled it based on things like the size of the grip and trigger guard (which I made to match my E-11 and DC-15s), but there is obviously room for interpretation in there. If you print it at 75dpi, it will fit across 2 sheets of landscape A4/Letter paper.
     
  18. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    preview ;)...

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    Markus
     
  19. Rodann

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    These are great. I love the working LEDs.

    We were at Dragoncon, with our RC group. Jack as Fixer, Eric as Boss, Mark as Scorch, and I was Sev. My armor is still here in the living room, where I left it after Dragoncon. I'm not trooping right now. There are pics floating around here, of us. I really like the way Sev turned out. Unfortunately, my resin DC-17 has started "weeping", and it's been in the case, ruining the foam all this time.:\

    Hey Markus. I just thought of something, while looking at these pics. The dims I gave you were for my "Sniper" DC-17. It never even crossed my mind until now. D'oh.



    Markus, SWEEEET looking DC, btw. Wow.
     
  20. OdiWan72

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    Thanks Jim

    I had a hard time putting the thing together and it´s not even finished yet. I really don´t like working with styrene.

    Still deciding whether to built the grip frame or not.
    Right now it´s still the grip section of the MP5, that I built the DC17 around.

    Markus
     
  21. OdiWan72

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    Pretty much finished with just a few things left to do, such as the muzzle and the cover for the AEG selector switch :)

    Had to make some compromises due to the design of the MP5 I based the DC17 on, but since it´s just part of the bigger SEV projects, it´ll do for now ;)

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    Thanks WC for hosting the pics :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  22. WarEagle

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    Shouldn't the counter be in Aurabesh or Mando'a?
     
  23. Goldenrod

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    Markus that is one sweet looking bug blaster.
     
  24. OdiWan72

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WarEagle @ Feb 5 2007, 01:41 AM) [snapback]1411903[/snapback]</div>
    Well...maybe it SHOULD be, but it´s not (not even in the game ;) )

    Markus
     
  25. damon5973

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    Markus, that is great.... any chances of us seeing the attachments?

    and then a run of vac formed ones????
     
  26. Geniepants

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    Love the lit DC-17.
     
  27. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Right now the only attachment I have is the one shown.
    I will try to make the other two when/IF I still have time AFTER putting together my SEV armor (for C4 europe).

    But don´t expect too much, it´s just a very generic design "inside" and not pretty ;)
    Had to built a rectangular frame around the MP5 body and wasn´t able to get the round -glowing- core done :(

    BUT on a side note, all the removable parts are held together with small magnets :D
    The lower handgrip was customized to hold a small LED flashlight and flips down to reveal the battery compartment.

    The attachment is also held down with 4 magnets, as well as the mag.

    Will post a pic soon.

    Markus




    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(damon5973 @ Feb 5 2007, 03:42 AM) [snapback]1411971[/snapback]</div>
     
  28. DrMaul

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    That's just all round cool.
     
  29. OdiWan72

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    Thanks :D

    Markus
     
  30. Goldenrod

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    markus more pics.
     
  31. Goldenrod

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  32. OdiWan72

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    Any specific angles?

    What would you like to see?

    Markus :)
     
  33. OdiWan72

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    Here you go...

    Muzzle is in the works as well as refining the "internal" view of the DC17, once the attachment is off.
    It´s still a AEG shooter with lights and sound.

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    Markus
     
  34. Rodann

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    Dude, I'm not even into trooping that much anymore, but that is the most awesome thing I have ever seen.

    I wish mine looked like that.
     
  35. OdiWan72

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    Thanks Jim :$

    Have you sold your SEV?

    I´m still working on mine and just can´t decide if I go with the white armor or -according to CT- a light grey. Even then, I can´t find a grey light enough :rolleyes

    Markus
     
  36. Goldenrod

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    Those pics look great. I'm doing SEV as well. My Polyarmor comes this week:) I need a deece though. You up to makin another one of those like yours?? you can pm me details if so;-)
     
  37. OdiWan72

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    Sorry Steve but the DC17 was a royal PITA to make...my first large scratchbuilt project ever (besides of a few smaller blaster and conversion parts).

    I´m doing a SEV as well, but I´m having serious problems to fit it to my build :( There´s a large gap between the chest and the ab-plate and the upper armor has a tight fit, since I´m somewhat on the "broad" side ;)

    1,96m, 100kg...

    I´d love to see some progress pics of your SEV, once you receive the armor.

    Markus

    forgot to add, just in case if anybody is wondering about the "foggy" counter window...

    I added a plexiglass cover to the counter window, but the superglue caused some fogging on the acryl.
    Since I didn´t want to remove it -again :lol - I added some more weathering to the counter, as if it has seen quite a few rounds being fired, shortcircuits and all ;)

    Markus
     
  38. Rodann

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(OdiWan72 @ Mar 17 2007, 04:43 PM) [snapback]1442229[/snapback]</div>
    I think I'm about to. :unsure

    Also my TD, and possibly Bly. Still deciding on Fett.
    It's that, or find a second job. Actually, maybe that TOO.

    On the color, I'd go with (weathered) white, because it'll be hard to paint the gray chest sides and have any contrast.
     
  39. sjorsjo91

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    really love the dc-15
    does anyone out there have an idea how to build one from hardware store parts?
    would really like to build one myself.
    -Sjors
     

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