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    Cassandra - a fictional character created by myself. She is a law enforcement officer in the future. The division Cassandra works in is the Urban Situation Response Team. Her team is providing high attitude patrol over the city, rapid reaction to any special situations and counter terrorist attack. Skeleton Mobile Suit (SMS) is the special equipment used by the team. It has a pair of rocket propellers to offer the team high mobility in the sky and land. It also has power limbs for carrying heavy devices.

    I have been thinking about doing a exoskeleton figure for quite some time. This project began when I came across the Revoltech assemble model set. The set offers unlimited ways to build robotic model that has a futuristic style. It took me over 2 years to complete this project. A lot of time has been spent on exploring different ways to assemble the parts and to resolve some of the technical difficulties, which will be explained later.

    In terms of design, I am under a lot of influence from a number of Japanese anime and game like Busou Shinki, Vexille, Bubblegum Crisis and Intron Depot by Shirow Masamune. For the mechanics I also referenced to the exoskeleton suit design in real life like HAL, HULC and Sarcos. In my design, I tried to seek a balance between the practicality and the cool-looking factor.


    Photoshop CGs

    The team patrolling over the highway



    Night patrol over the city



    Highway chase to intercept a terrorist suspect



    Riot control (the background image is in fact the London riot)



    Cassandra is taking off from the roof top on an urgent dispatch call



    On a aircraft, Cassandra is putting on her Skeleton Mobile Suit



    No one dares to mess around with this officer



    Helmet mounted display



    The Figure

    Head - Takara
    Body - Takara CG2.0
    Tight Suit - Takara Cool Girl Dissectionz
    Chest Armor - Takara CG13
    Should Armor - Custom
    Waist Harness - Custom
    Thigh & Shin Armors - Custom
    Gauntlet - Takara CG13
    Boots - Takara CG13 + Custom
    Helmet - Takara CG13
    Handgun - Takara CG13
    Exoskeleton - Custom














    Work In Progress

    The material for customization is sourced from:
    1) Revoltech model sets - This is like Lego. You can put building parts in any formation. The joints are universal type that offer some good articulation. I must have bought 7 sets of these to get all the parts I need.
    2) Macross Fighter Model Kit - The rocket propellers are coming from this kit. I also used some of the parts for the thigh & shin armors.
    3) Gundam Custom Parts - Details are added here and there using these parts.
    4) Masked Rider Vinyl Figure - The shoulder parts were cut to make the shoulder armors.



    1) The police light strobes are actually Roveltech parts. They are modified to fit a blue light LED.
    2) A test shot of the light.
    3) The button battery and switch are hidden inside the "Maneuver Processor". This is actually a shoulder rocket weapon from Armored Core model kit.
    4) Another test shot



    1) Power cables made from Gundam custom parts.
    2) The cable holders are made from copper stripe bended into shape.
    3) The skeleton legs are being assembled
    4) The skeleton arm is being painted up



    1) This is a line up of all the armor parts before painting. Velcro tapes are added for some armors.
    2) The "POLICE" sign is hand painted on the tight suit. To make it easier to align the characters straight and with the right sizes,I put up a mock up on a paper card next to the area that I wanted to paint. The pen is an oil base marker.
    3) Revoltech parts are added to the back of the boots. These are also the parts for connecting the skeleton framework. Detailed Gundam custom parts were added.
    4) Some minor putty work on the rocket propellers. Rotation joints are added to propellers for fitting on to the skeleton body.



    As I said this project has taken more than 2 years to complete. I have recorded the evolution of the design as time goes:
    1) The base design of the exoskeleton using Revoltech parts
    2) Some preliminary body armor design
    3) Body armor design was pretty much finalized
    4) The final painted up figure



    Head Repaint

    I choose to use this head mainly due to the short blonde hair giving a nice color contrast to the blue tone armors. I repainted the eyes to look upward, plus the sharp eyebrows that offers a more serious look. Overall I am happy with the righteous look that fits the police character.


    This is showing the step by step process to repaint the head. My personal tips are: 1) add shading to the top of the eye balls to make them stand out, 2) use fine brush to draw each hair of the eyebrows instead of one big solid line, 3) take lots of photo to check the outcome through out the process. Minor mistakes can be corrected at early stage.








    Thank you for watching! I hope you like this work. All comments are welcome!





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    Last edited by mgbb; 09-09-2011 at 19:09.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    WOW!!! 1/6 insanity at its finest! KOTM for sure

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That is freaking COOL I almost feinted when I saw the assemble borg parts. That is an awesome use of parts. Great job on repainting the head. looks far more life like.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    SIMPLY AMAZING!!! You should start your own 1/6 scale custom company. The weapons, overall finish, body armor, helmet, colors... came out just perfectly.

    PS.: You have my KOtM vote for sure
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    She is fantastic!

    Easily the best bash I've seen in ages! As far as I know that HS started out as Destiny. The HS was also used for Blaze and AJ and maybe others. It's the nicest repaint of her I've seen for a while too.

    A superb figure all round

    CHEERS!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    AMazing work!

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    Ray, Im just lost for words!!! BREATHTAKING work without doubt. Photography skills and photoshop just blow mw away. So very well done mate.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Kotm!
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    WOW..........you never do anything in half measures Ray. So beautiful, it's the quality of a production figure

    many thanks for sharing
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Holy crap, I actually moved my mouse pad looking at this awesome figure. Great job!!!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    wow...truly astounding!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    WOW outstanding work mgbb.. great apresentation, great pics and great everything.. congrats!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Wow... exceptional.

    Don't let Loading Toys near it!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Just WOW indeed.
    I must immediately thinking on the Appleseed figures.
    Everything is great on these figure.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That is amazing! I am really impressed with how well you made all those pieces fit together into your final design. And your paintwork on all that armor and equipment really helps show all the detail. This might be my favorite figure you have done so far.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Ray, I am mightily impressed. Beautiful work on every level.

    You can call her the "Iron Maiden."

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That is simply amazing. My mind is completely blown by your awesomeness!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    This is superb!

    Excellent concept, she kick Robocop's ... any day.


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    Beautiful work as aways...your stuff always amazes me...

    Thanks
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That is perfect, a real masterpiece! Well done!

    Takara should have hired you by now.

    oh wait! no they must not hire you cos my wallet's gonna burst...

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Beautiful work as usual. Your choice of parts and the blending of all the pieces is absolute perfection. Amazing stuff, keep it up!
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Absolutely superb work. I especially like how you brought all the different elements of the armour and exoskeleton together, with the paint job sealing the effect. The HS repaint is pretty cool too she looks a right toughie now.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Now that is a custom figure, awesome, well done!!!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Wow!!! That looks great!

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That's pretty cool.

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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Brilliant work very professional! Thanks for the revoltech tip!
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    That is sooooooo great. Nice to see some imagination. Great use of parts. I am truly stunned at the amount of talent you have. Keep up the great work.
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    Re: Exoskeleton Police Officer Cassandra

    Amazing!! And that repaint just draws you in!

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    dddammnnnnn!!!!!!!!!! So awesome!!!!
    So much going on with this bash my mind is working overtime. When I get some time, Im going to re-examine each picture,

    super amazing job!!!!

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