Republic Commando Delta 62 Build

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  1. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    First non-Halo suit build attempt and I couldn't think of anything better to build than a Republic Commando. In particular, Delta-62.

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    BUILD STATUS:
    • Helmet: Base coats painted, weathering in progress...
    • Chestpiece/torso: Converted and scaled
    • Backpack: Pending
    • Shoulders: Converted and scaled
    • Gauntlets: Converted and scaled
    • Codpiece: Converted and scaled
    • Thighs: Converted and scaled
    • Shins: Converted and scaled
    • Boots: Pending
    • DC-17 + anti-armor attachment: Pending
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    I've been wanting to build this suit since I first played the game, but thought it could never be possible to build from scratch. The 501st kept pointing me towards kits, but 1) I have a very small budget and b) I prefer to build my things from scratch.

    There aren't a lot of helmet files around the web either. The only one I kept finding is one that I believe is too narrow and squished for my personal taste, and the visor is inaccurate. Sadly, I couldn't find any better helmets that didn't cost $200+ just for the pdo file, so I had to go with it - but not without some alterations! I got my partner to stretch it out before sending it off to a prop builder in a neighboring state for 3D printing*. I instantly fell in love.

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    *Usually I try to unfold and build my own helmets, but the obj. file of the bucket was super hi res (cough, 24MB, yikes) and my computer struggled to even open it.

    ICYMI, the builder behind the helmet is All Stars Props & Cosplay, and he is fantastic. I definitely recommend him for Australian cosplayers needing a helmet or prop printed for a great price.

    After some very long digging, I came across some decent files for the rest of the suit. You can find these files here. I converted the files to foam as a personal preference, and the only things I'll have to freehand will be the boots, elbows and handplates. Easy.

    For now I'm finishing off my current build of Alice-130 from Halo Wars in the next two weeks, and then I'll get cracking on building Scorch.

    Back soon!
     

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  2. Sierra 107

    Sierra 107 Membership Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    This would interest FANGS greatly! ;)
     
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  3. FANGS

    FANGS Commanding Officer Division Staff

    The RC's are definitely one of the few 501st type costumes that I can see being doable this way! Best of luck on your progress!
     
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  4. ReClaimer8015

    ReClaimer8015

    Yayy, Scorch....one of my favorits. Right behind Fi.
     
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  5. Cadet

    Cadet Executive Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    I'll also be watching this build with interest. I've always loved the RCs and even toyed with trying to pep one in the past, either fiberglass or foam. So, I will be interested to see how your build goes.
     
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  6. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    UPDATE!!

    Sydney Supanova has just confirmed Temuera Morrison will be attending the convention next weekend on the 16th-18th. Jango Fett and Boss-1138. Finally! I didn't have much to be excited for this year's con, but at the last minute they plucked me out of my downer mood.

    There's no way I'd be able to get Scorch done in time, but what timing, huh?! I'm not even mad, just dead excited. I've been waiting to meet this guy for years! Will be getting an autograph for sure. I would have loved to get a photo with him in my suit though. :p
     
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  7. FANGS

    FANGS Commanding Officer Division Staff

    Exciting!
     
  8. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    Update! My helmet arrived in the mail today, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Excuse the doggo photobomb.

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    It'll need a bit of tidying around the edges and a fair bit of padding on the inside as it is a little big for my head, but the space inside is greatly appreciated as I plan to put an el wire behind the brow of the visor and an LED on the right side for a headlamp. I wish I had this much room for my Alice helmet. :p

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    As the pictures describe, I've drawn inspiration from a few 501st troopers (especially Wicked Armor, *drools) who inserted an el wire for their visors and it really pulls off that perfect glow of blue. Not to mention, I'm learning the ropes of installing lights into my builds now, because hell, costumes are always 10x better with lights!

    So with that said, I'll have to make a trip to the shops sometime soon to buy a bunch of supplies such as LEDs, wiring, a soldering kit, resistors, heat shrinkage tubing, etc etc. I have had some experience with soldering and wiring in the past, as I made a DIY alarm clock once, and also used a soldering iron for a school art project (it was a wire chicken). Better than nothing, right? Thanks to FOOMartProductions I've watched a few tutorials for installing lights and feel confident enough to give it a try.

    Lastly, I'm going to be the tiniest Scorch. I'm about 5'5" and I'd like to try and make up for my size as much as possible without having to wear stilts! Could probably make some platformed shoes, though. Will I make the leap to attempt the build before Supanova? We'll see what happens!
     
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  9. whereisdanielle

    whereisdanielle 405th Regiment Officer

    the EL wire controllers/batteries make a super loud buzzing noise, for your sanity please dont install the controller box in the helmet.
     
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  10. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    I put a few coats of paint on the helmet today after finishing most of the paint work for Alice.

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    I won't have time to make the rest of Scorch before Supanova this weekend but the helmet will definitely be all prettied up with a visor and weathering for Temuera Morrison to sign. Once the weekend is done I'll start getting stuck into the suit. I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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  11. Emile3494

    Emile3494 New Member

    Great start to a great costume. I built my RC 1207 Sev about 4 years ago and done many conventions in it. Always happy to help if you need any info. 20170318_152909.jpg
     
  12. Sierra 107

    Sierra 107 Membership Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    Did you build it from scratch? Or is it pepped/kit? I genuinely can't tell from that image, that's how good your 07 looks :)
     
  13. Emile3494

    Emile3494 New Member

    The armour is actually a vacformed kit from a guy in the states called TZA. I scratchbuilt all the weapons and ancillary equipment myself. The helmet is resin slush cast and I fitted all the electronics in the lid and ammo pouches.
     
  14. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    It looks fantastic dude! I'll be putting LEDs in my Scorch suit for the backpack tubes and equipment attached on his thigh which I haven't done before, so I've been looking at FooMartProductions' tutorials on it. I'm building all of it from scratch but still referring to kit tutorials, as well as the 501st suit standards as they have really good references.
     
  15. Emile3494

    Emile3494 New Member

    Any help you need, just give me a shout.
     
  16. Emile3494

    Emile3494 New Member

    Just because you're doing Scorch, here's a picture of me and my friend who has the same armour and we built them together. FB_IMG_1491038862546.jpg
     
  17. thatdamnjodie

    thatdamnjodie New Member

    Awesome work on weathering that helmet. I hope I can do you guys proud. How did you acquire the boots? Did you source them from 501st?
     
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    Emile3494 New Member

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