Phase II Captain Rex (Animated) WIP

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Phase II Captain Rex (Animated) WIP

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Hi! My name is Josh and I'm 17 and working on my Captain Rex armor. I already have a thread on the Clone Trooper Detachment Forums but I'm starting one up here to document progress as this is the area I'm in.

Here is where I am at now, and you can follow all previous progress over at: https://501stclonetroopers.com/forum/in ... ent-313947

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I still have a lot of work left to do, but I cannot wait to hear your guy's opinions on this!! So excited to continue this journey!
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And here is the finished helmet! Now onto armor!! What do you all think??
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Very nice work!
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A week after my armor arrived, here is my trimming progress!

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The kit is from Imperial Surplus, and it mostly all vacu-formed ABS.
After receiving the kit I marked where to cut and began doing basic trimming. I understand it isn't final, I'm doing most of it and after glueing and filling (using Evercoat Gloss, a flexible bondo) I will do more work so the return edges all match nice and pretty!

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Most trimming began with score and snap (using a box cutter and then bending it back to snap it off), then using a dremel and hand sanding to make it all nice and neat.
What do you all think? Any notes?
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Definitely think that is the right way to go about it. Definitely measure 3 times and cut once haha. Score and snap makes some clean lines that's for sure, just make sure the scores are deep enough for a snap instead of tear. Won't be as critical though because you'll be filling and such but makes it easier.
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Looking good! Love the tally marks on the helmet.
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Thank you to you both! Score and snap, then dremel has been working really well and I've been getting much more comfortable with the trimming! Here is another weeks work:

Chest:
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Back:
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Cod:
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Butt:
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Diaper suspenders:
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Hand Backs and Shoes Thingys:
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Heres to another week of work! Any tips or comments on what you see? Love to hear from you guys!
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Another week, more work:

Finished trimming and was able to do a rough test fit in the armor. Some pieces came apart but was still able to get a good idea of what it felt like to be in the armor.
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After that I was able to CA Glue the diaper together, and I also glued together the ab pieces.
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Also did some filling work using epoxy for the shoulder bells (to make a stronger fill than bondo in the larger crevice) and fiberglass for a large dent in my pauldron:
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Making good progress! This next week is busy with school but I'm still hoping to make my April 29th deadline to hopefully apply for approved when I turn 18!
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So it's been awhile since my last update, but I've been working on the armor still! I did my seam filling using Evercoat Glaze, its a bondo that doesn't crack when flexing so it should hold up very well in the years to come. Also did another test fit, this time with a lot less tape! I don't have the harness system attached yet as I don't want to add velcro before paint but I'm super excited with how this is going!

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Any notes or tips from what you see? Can't wait to keep going!
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