Monday, May 25, 2009

A-77 Captain Fordo (Alpha-class ARC Trooper) Phase II Armor

For his great efforts at the Battles of Muunilinst and Hypori, Fordo was awarded the Chancellor's Service Medal, which he refused and instead gave to CT-43/002, a fallen member of the Muunilinst 10. He was also given Jaig eyes, bestowed to clone troopers for particular acts of bravery. These were applied to the helmet of the phase II armor he wore later in the Clone Wars, during the Battle of Coruscant. Fordo's preferred use of weaponry proved most effective in the defense, at one point throwing his blaster rifle through a super battle droid like a spear, then continuing on wielding one of his blast pistols and another blaster rifle from a fallen trooper. His position was being overrun by Separatist forces, and he was ordering a retreat when Jedi Masters Yoda and Mace Windu arrived to reinforce the beleaguered clones. With the Jedi aiding in defense on the left, the captain and his men focused fire on the right and turned the tide on the battle droids.

Parts: Head (Saleucami Trooper), Torso (Saleucami Trooper), Arms (Saleucami Trooper), Legs (Saleucami Trooper), Blaster Pistol (Clone Commander), Holster (Clone Commander), Blaster Rifle (Clone Trooper).

Supplies: X-acto knife, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: The Clone Wars animated microseries. NOTE: This figure was first posted quite a while ago, but I moved the post because I wanted him to fit into the chronology of my other Captain Fordo figure posts.

First, I used an X-acto knife to remove the vertical strap on his harness and to carefully scrape all of the red unit markings off of the armor. Next, I painted the figure according to my references. A light coat of Testors Dull-Cote was applied to seal the paint and reduce the shine.

NOTE: After I posted this figure at the FFURG Forums, Soja Rinn pointed out that I had fogotten to add the rear holster. I trimmed the holster from a Clone Commander's kama using the X-acto knife. I then sanded the holster smooth and super glued it to the rear of his equipment belt. The holster was painted white to match the rest of the armor and a light coat of Testors Dull-Cote was applied. Thanks, Soja! Adding the holster made a huge difference!

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