A reader recently asked where was the template and instructions for the Captain rex t-shirt.
In my haste to get the other Star Wars t-shirt tutorials, I forgot about this one. I think it’s partly because the Captain Rex t-shirt was originally a generic clone trooper t-shirt. However, Linus requested that I make him a Captain Rex t-shirt instead as I was about to finish this t-shirt:
Thus, this tutorial will be more of a tweak, or rather a modification of the clone trooper design. Please read through the tutorial before proceeding ahead with this project. You may need to adjust these instructions to make it your own. (Proceed with caution.)
t-shirt (this tutorial uses a blue t-shirt)
fabric paint (colors: white, black, and medium blue)
paper print out (Subscribe to Hometown Betty to get access to the free template)
Step 1. Print out two-page template of Captain Rex stencil.
You can get this modified stencil when you subscribe to Hometown Betty. When you see the file folders, click on the Star Wars folder.
Step 2. Use X-ACTO knife to cut out stencils.
Because these templates are modifications, you may need to check and adjust your templates to match. For the clone trooper stencil, cut out black portions to create a silhouette. Keep the cut outs for painting (see below). For the Captain Rex stencil, cut out only the blue portions of the stencil. This will create the Captain Rex detailing that will be overlayed on top of the clone trooper mask.
Step 3. Paint clone trooper mask in white paint.
Be sure to tape your clone trooper stencil in the center before you begin. Make sure you use the black cut outs to keep the white paint from bleeding through.
Let paint dry.
Step 4. Paint black portions of the clone trooper mask from clone trooper template.
This time, use the clone trooper mask with the black portions cut out. You will overlay this template over the white painted portion on your t-shirt.
Let the black paint dry.
Step 5. Using the Captain Rex template, paint blue portions of the mask on top of t-shirt.
This is where things can get tricky. As you can see this is a clone trooper mask. I needed to cover one of the lines at the top of the mask because it was the wrong template. Feel free to adjustments, as I had to do the same.
Make sure your Captain rex template matches in size to your clone trooper mask template. I was in a hurry when making this t-shirt, so the sizing may be a bit off. You can resize the print sizing in your printer settings. Remember you only need to cut out the details of the Captain Rex to overlay onto of the mask.
Step 6. Voila! Project complete!
Hopefully, you made your Captain Rex t-shirt to your specifications. It’s not always easy to make something on the fly, but Linus wears his t-shirt all the time! He doesn’t even mind that Captain Rex is missing his side antennae piece. If you wish, you could find another Captain Rex mask and use that for your template in your design.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to share them in the comments section below. Maybe others who made this t-shirt can share their design tweaks.
You can catch the rest of my Star Wars Tutorials HERE:
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