Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CT33 / 27-0134 Lieutenant Lewjer (ARC Trooper)

Created early in the war, ARC troopers wore a more advanced and versatile version of the Phase I armor, along with command pauldrons and kamas. They commonly had a periscope rangefinder attachment on the right temple of their helmets. With the development of the newer Phase II armor, many also adopted the macrobinocular helmet attachment. While each mission profile required a different loadout, ARC Troopers were commonly armed with the WESTAR-M5 blaster rifle, DC-15 blaster rifles, DC-17 hand blasters, and frag and reverse-polarity pulse grenades. When heavier firepower was required, ARCs donned specialized armor to bear the weight of reciprocating quad blasters, PLX-1 missile launchers, or Z-6 rotary blaster cannons. Many individual ARC Troopers also had bandoliers and pouches for extra equipment, such as EMP grenades and extra ammunition. ARCs received training that gave them access to vehicles which usually required a specialized clone trooper to operate. To enhance ground range and mobility, ARCs made use of the BARC speeder, named for the Biker Advanced Recon Commandos who used it. For small squad operations, Advanced Recon Commando pilots piloted LAAT/i gunships to drop units behind enemy lines. Advanced Recon Commando heavy gunners used heavy weapons. CT33 / 27-0134 is one of many regular troopers who were chosen for ARC training in order to replace the many ARC Troopers killed during the war. He was selected for this honor by virtue of his ability to survive the most impossible situations. He is currently a Lieutenant assigned to the Special Operations Brigade under Jedi General Arligan Zey. Specializing in close-quarters urban combat, Lewjer is as deadly with a blade as he is with his blasters.

Parts: Head (ROTS Clone Trooper), Torso (ROTS Clone Commander), Arms (ROTS Clone Commander), Legs (ROTS Clone Commander), Shoulder Pauldron (ROTS Clone Commander), Equipment Belt & Kama (ROTS Clone Commander), Blaster Pistols (ROTS Clone Commander), Blaster Rifle (ROTS Clone Commander).

Supplies: X-acto knife, brushes, Polly Scale paints and Testors Gloss-Cote.

Reference: None, this character is entirely fan-fic.

Step One: First, I removed the figure's head and replaced it with a regular trooper's head. The rest of the figure was a simple matter of devising the urban camouflage paint scheme. I also applied battle scarring using several different techniques, including drybrushing and scraping off small areas of the original armor markings. To accomplish the scuffing and scratching that is common to all military equipment, I used the edge of my X-acto knife to carefully scrape all of the armor's prominent edges. These are the areas that are most likely to brush against things and become worn or scratched.

Step Two: A coat of Testors Gloss-Cote was applied to protect the paint and enhance the shiny appearance of the armor.

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