What is the best Ep III Clone Armor?

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rigormortis

Well-Known Member
Personally, think it'd be awesome to see a side-by-side show-off comparison of the different fan-made suits out there.

I own a V1 and mostly V3 Glover suit (that I like a lot despite my personal feelings towards him, but I have replaced some parts with those of other armorers) and I'm thinking about getting an IDS suit. I've seen pics of the C6 helm, but not close up armor shots, and I've yet to see pics of an MM7 set.
 

Durasteel Corporation

Well-Known Member
I might post some pictures of my Clonetrooper sculpt this week. Im using a lot of computer technology to ensure accuracy on this project. Why sculpt when you can map, right?. Well, thats not entirely true....I am "sculpting it with numbers"
... using some great 3D programs and laser sizing tools rather than merely eye balling it. I figured a six foot GT equivelant size made more sense rather than going for a Morrison (who is only 5'7) sized suit. Only wish I could fit into it.
 

BamaTrooper

New Member
Right now, the best armor is the one that you can get. ;)

There are a half a dozen people with projects underway, so in about 6-12 months we should have many to choose from.

I have two sets of MG armor, for costuming not display. they serve me fine for that purpose, until something more acurate comes along that is available to all.

-Bamatrooper
Detachment Leader - http://Clonetroopers.net
501st Legion
 

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mandybat

New Member
Another "fan-made" clone for you .
I have christened him "thunderthighs" for obvious reasons. :eek



PLEASE don't pm me with lots of questions as to the origins of the mould or "where can I get one" I am but a lowly custom artist and keep out of all the wrangling. People ask me if I can paint or battledamage something and I say yes. :) ...most of the time
 

NEOGELION

New Member
Originally posted by mandybat@Feb 10 2006, 01:42 PM
Another "fan-made" clone for you .
I have christened him "thunderthighs" for obvious reasons.  :eek



PLEASE don't pm me with lots of questions as to the origins of the mould or "where can I get one" I am but a lowly custom artist and keep out of all the wrangling. People ask me if I can paint or battledamage something and I say yes. :) ...most of the time
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I thought it had pretty much been determined where your armor comes from. :confused
 

mandybat

New Member
Originally posted by NEOGELION+Feb 11 2006, 03:29 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(NEOGELION @ Feb 11 2006, 03:29 AM)</div>
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@Feb 10 2006, 01:42 PM
Another "fan-made" clone for you .
I have christened him "thunderthighs" for obvious reasons.  :eek



PLEASE don't pm me with lots of questions as to the origins of the mould or "where can I get one" I am but a lowly custom artist and keep out of all the wrangling. People ask me if I can paint or battledamage something and I say yes. :) ...most of the time
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I thought it had pretty much been determined where your armor comes from. :confused
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Sorry if my last post wasn't very clear....I do not own this armour....I did not cast/sculpt this armour...I do not know who made it....I was just asked to paint it because I am a custom painter. :confused

Mandy
 

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Benkenove

Well-Known Member
Yes, It´s a really pity... ... I would kill for one of the Clone6 armors :(...

Let´s see if someone makes a really accurate armor.
 

Studio Stasis

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Isnt mike doing a clone suit? TK1536 or something like that? I would love a set of clone6 armor myself but never found a set. I'd be interested in seeing the armor that you're going to do Drew. I am exactly 6' so that would be ideal for me.

Josh
 

foxbatkllr

Sr Member
Originally posted by Durasteel Corporation@Feb 17 2006, 11:08 PM
Ill be posting pics sometime next week.  I think Im going to do one of those work in progress type photojournals.  Always wanted to do that.    :)
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I eagerly await the pics. :love
 

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Durasteel Corporation

Well-Known Member
I can tell you a few things right off the bat.

Because I make historical armor, there is a sort of ...sheesh, I guess you could call it anatomical familiarity that you have to aquire, else your suit of armor....or rather that of your client is not going to fit properly. Now, one of the things I keep replaying in my head is something I read (VisDictionary?) regarding the clonearmor being made by folks who werent as familiar with human anatomy. This is quite true. They were also specialists in CGI, :lol

On that note, do remember like original screen accurate suits, that the C-suit will look best on someone who is about 5'10 to 6'2. One of my pet peeves is seeing someone wholly too big or small who tries to fit into a suit they are clearly not sized for, at least at the moment.

I have paid particular attention to subtle curves and lines, as well as proportion, in large measure because these details are key in how the armor works.

It is rumored that Lucas owns a real, historical armour collection...or is an afficionado of it in any case. He or his staff definately paid attention to a number of curious problems that arise when certain shapes are placed on the body and are then expected to move with the body. The thigh plates for example are neither flat nor curved, but a very clever combination of the two 'lines.' Their lack of flush-ness to the thigh, unlike Jango, suggests someone looked at late 14th century leg armor ....or that they ran into the same issues as late 14th century armourers.

For example: how would you lift your thigh with a plate on it so that the plate neither digs into your frontal hip area/crotch? Would you curve the plate? Well, you cant. Not too far anyway because it will dig all that much harder into your hip/crotch area. So the alternative is to either bring the plate out as it rises up to your hip/crotch area so it wont dig in too far.....but then, how do you keep the armor from hitting the upper codpiece plate when you lift your leg??? And, how would you protect that gap if you wanted to? There are ways to do this but I digress.

So what I really like about the clone suit is how anatomy is thought out, even though they say the suit was not made by a race of aliens somewhat unfamiliar with human anatomy.

Im also struck by the curious beauty of the solid limb plates, ie, no clamshell construction or two piece/halves. There are also ways to get around this problem, but they have required some very creative engineering in our shop.

Anyway, slowly but surely youll see this suit come together as spring approaches. Im in no rush to compete with anyone. I prefer accuracy over being the first guy on the block anyway. :)


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Boba Frett

Sr Member
Originally posted by WhiteCommando@Mar 18 2006, 10:05 PM
Go to http://www.clone-empire.com and take a look in the "Gallery" section. This will be a suit that could be a great option down the road to RPF members, and it is not made with a speck of recasted parts.

Happy Cloning.

John
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Looks like some nice armor on that site.
 

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