Saturday, November 15, 2008

CT42 / 66-9123 (Combat Engineer)

CT 42 / 66-9123 is a combat engineer assigned to Sarlaac Battalion A of the 41st Elite Legion, under Commander Gree.

Parts: Head (Cast from the Battlefront II Engineer), Body (Kneeling Clone Trooper from the RotS Army Builder 3-pack).

Supplies: Paintbrushes, Polly Scale paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Step One: The basic figure, one of the troop-builders from the Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper 3-pack, was not changed much at all. I just popped off the head and replaced it with a cast of the Battlefront II Clone Engineer (special thanks to PBarny at FFURG for the head cast). I wanted to make one of the clone Engineers from the Battlefront II video game. In keeping with my previous trend, I decided to change the Trooper's unit. In the game, all of the characters are from the 501st Legion, whereas all of mine are members of the 41st Elite Legion.

Step Two: The new paint scheme is a variation on that of the 41st Elite Legion's regular Phase II armor. Once the 41st paint scheme was finished, I modified it a bit to be similar to the 501st Legion Engineer released by Hasbro (tan colored circle markings on the helmet and at the left underarm area). After painting the armor, 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 Three: A light coat of Testors Gloss-Cote was applied to protect the paint and enhance the shiny appearance of the armor.

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