Star Wars. Clone Trooper (501st Legion: Vader’s Fist)




Hello! This is my first post on Instructables (I hope not the last :))

Just want to say that I do not really speak English, so I use an interpreter - do not scold me much :)

Step 1: Start.

I became a Star Wars fan for quite some time.

Before the New Year saw a pretty nice model on Ebay, but it cost a lot of money for me.

Gathering my thoughts, I decided to create something like this with my own hands. Unfortunately, I did not expect to upload photos on the Internet, so they might not seem very informative to someone. I worked in my free time in the evenings for about one month. You judge how bad or good I got :)

Here is the list of materials that went into production:

-building insulation (foam)

-sculptural clay

-plastic white PVC 5 mm

-plastic transparent PET 0,3mm

-metal mesh

-acrylic paints

-alkyd white paint spray



-plastic water pipe Ø45 mm

-a jar of fish as a stand :)

Instruments: stationery knife, screwdrivers, sandpaper, brushes.

Step 2: Create a Base From a Foam.

First, we cut out three forms and glue together. Just in case, I crushed them with dumbbells for half an hour. Then roughly outlined the boundaries of the future helmet. I spent about 1.5 hours in the bathroom carving out this case :) After that I worked with sandpaper and a primer

Step 3: Working With the Protruding Details of the Mask.

I wanted to start molding plasticine immediately. Half an hour later I realized that this was a mistake. I removed the plasticine under warm water. I decided that I would add the same foam to the form. This idea was much better!

Step 4: Modeling

Actually, here I went modeling with plasticine. In my opinion, the longest and most tedious process :) Earphones first made again from a foam, but in the future remade from PVC plastic. I had to cut and top off the top of the figure, it was too high. I made optics of transparent thin plastic - on the inside covered it with a matte paint. I even had to scratch it for a bit, for realism :) Next, the shoulder pads were glued, but the photos, again, were not preserved :(

Step 5: Plaster, Primer

When I finished modeling - I added primers and plastered them. Worked with a sandpaper and plastered again. I thought, that's it, most of the work is finished. Especially since it was New Year's Eve. At the time of the holidays, I left work somewhere for 4-5 days :)

Step 6: Work on Bugs

After the holidays, glancing at my bust, I realized that it was not done correctly! I decided to completely remake the gas mask and fix the shape in front. In the end, it seems to me, it was closer to the truth :)

Step 7: Painting

Again, no photos of the process remained. At first I covered with white spray and the next day, when the bust dried, began to paint with acrylic paints. Brandish and brandish your tassels, there is not even time to take a phone to take a picture :)

After painting, I realized that the belt that holds the armor of the clone on the shoulders is too crooked. I decided to cut it out and also make it from plastic, as well as headphones. Cut out the right size, slightly curved. Drilled holes and cut them with a stationery knife. Long process. But the truth has turned out more smoothly? :)

Step 8: Step 8: Finish Work

I cut out a circle from the plastic for a gas mask, added a metal mesh in two layers and pasted them. Added rubbing paint, splashes, dirt in the corners of the helmet. I painted the stand the next day. The bust is ready. And now he stands and makes me happy on the shelf :) I hope you liked my first guidance. Always open to criticism or questions! I hope that my post will not leave you indifferent in any way :)



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    3 Discussions


    11 months ago

    Wow, that was a lot of fine detail work there. Epic job!

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    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you so much! This is my first model. And now from that time I have a hobby :) There is a new idea, I will wait for free time.