Thursday, November 13, 2008

CC-7567 Captain Rex (Commanding Officer of Torrent Company - 501st Legion)

During the Clone Wars, Captain Rex was in command of Torrent Company of the famed 501st Legion. Rex and his men were assigned to patrol the sectors of the galaxy within the Outer Rim. Anakin Skywalker's second in command during the Clone Wars, Captain Rex was a freethinking, tough, and aggressive clone trooper. Rex voiced his professional opinions to even the highest-ranking Jedi.

Parts: Head (Order 66 ARC Trooper), Torso (Order 66 ARC Trooper), Arms (Order 66 ARC Trooper), Legs (Order 66 ARC Trooper), Helmet (Order 66 ARC Trooper), Shoulder Pauldron (Commander Appo), Equipment Belt & Kama (Clone Commander), Blaster Pistols (Clone Commander), Blaster Rifle (Evolutions Clone Commander).

Supplies: X-acto knife, sandpaper, file, super glue, brushes, Polly Scale paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: I actually used my son's Captain Rex figure as the reference for this (thank you, Adam). I wanted to do a realistically styled version of this character, but I felt the need to keep the detailing as close as possible to the original.

Step One: First, I used the X-acto knife and the sandpaper to remove all of the figure's hair.

Step Two: Next, I carefully sanded off all of the yellow armor markings. Once this was done, I re-painted the armor with the dark blue markings. The kama was painted black. The straps for the holsters were painted white. The jaig eyes on the helmet were done by hand with a very fine paintbrush (yes, I had to do them more than once before they were satisfactory). I may eventually decide to go back and give him some battle-scarring, but for the time being I like the clean look of the paint job.

Step Three: Finally, a coat of Testors Dull-Cote was applied to seal the paint and reduce the shine.

1 comment:

  1. Nice realistic Rex. Wonderful work on the Jaig Eyes.