Captain Phasma - Episode VII

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  1. Mitcheg1

    Mitcheg1 Active Member

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    Alright, with the release of the new teaser, I'm now pumped to build the caped silver stormtrooper! So, I've watched the trailer several times and he pretty much appears to be identical to the typical white Ep 7 troopers. However, I've noticed a couple of things that have are different and have me puzzled.

    1) He doesn't appear to the have the little "light" on his chin like the others
    2) Thought the majority of his suit is silver, his glove still appears to be white.
    3) This one has me the most confused: His left hand seems "different". It almost appears robotic (I've watched it over and over again). The pic of Anovos' white trooper appears to have a black and white gloved hand. The silver trooper's left hand is definitely not that!

    Thoughts? Also, I'm still trying to find a good pep file for the new trooper armor. Anyone know where I can find one? I've searched and found one that wasn't quite right.

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  2. 4lpha4dam

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    he? him? his?
    Well, you're in for a surprise.
     
  3. Mitcheg1

    Mitcheg1 Active Member

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Dude?! Spoiler alert!
     
  4. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Light on the chin?
     
  5. bh1138

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Well, to your specific questions:
    1) You are correct, there is no "light" (which I believe people generally call the mic tip)

    2) I believe the glove is silver, just not as reflective as the rest. Like silver paint vs chrome.

    3) The left hand isn't actually different, but it's hard to sell that with the fingers wrapped around the handle of the blaster. What you're seeing is, like the lack of mic tip, a small difference in the armor to make this kit unique. Both hands have silver finger armor as well as the regular hand plate on the back. If you look closely at the right index finger you can see it there as well as on the left hand. There was also a piece of promo art released Thursday morning that makes it easier to see.

    Stormtroopers.jpeg
     
  6. Panaflex

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    I've got to stop reading threads about props where people give plot elements away...
     
  7. RiotJavelinDX

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    The helmet is different than normal troopers, it has tracks carved into the top.
     
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  8. Mitcheg1

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    This feature.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1429537260.089653.jpg
     
  9. Victor3

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    I posted this over in the Ep7 thread, but I'll drop it here too.

    I adjusted the screen grab of the Chrometrooper to show more detail.
     

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  10. tubachris85x

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    It's a hose connector. The other helmets have it, but the TKs have smaller versions
     
  11. mvanwalks421

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    If I assume correctly, there are three differences in the armor itself aside from the color: the helmet (mic, forehead indentations), codpiece, and hands.
     
  12. Mitcheg1

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Amazing! Makes me want to build this even more now!
     
  13. Duncan

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    The boots look like they are segmented differently as well. Also along with the forehead indentations, all the edging of the helmet seems to have lines etched in.
     
  14. Inquisitor Peregrinus

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    Dunno if you've already grabbed this for helmet reference, but...

    [​IMG]

    --Jonah
     
  15. Agent RayBans

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    The finger armor reminds me a bit of C-3PO's

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  16. Mitcheg1

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Any ideas on the make of the shoes of the new stormtroopers? They remind me of golf shoes.
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  17. Tony Stark III

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    good luck matching that dark gun metal looking chrome effect. its not just silver.
     
  18. Mitcheg1

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    Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Here we go! So I'm gonna tackle Capt Phasma! Picked up TFA Stormtrooper pep files from www.alientechstudio.com at a fair price for pre-sized files. Gonna use the base stormtrooper and modify to create Phasma as I go!

    Found my favorite new glue! Loctite Super Glue Gel Control! Amazingly easy to work with!

    Got Swedish House Mafia rockin' the earbuds, time to dig in! Wish me luck!

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    If this turns out well, I might have to submit for 501st approval! Oh, and before anyone points out the obvious about why I shouldn't be Phasma, I'm 6'3" so at least I'm the correct height!
     
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  19. Mitcheg1

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    That's enough for tonight! Decent progress!
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  20. mikemakesmovies

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Does that pep file come as a pdo or a pdf?
     
  21. Mitcheg1

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    It is a locked pdo file that can only viewed in pepakura viewer. When you contact him, he'll ask what size you want. So far, the sizing of the helmet looks pretty good. I would have loved to be able resize, but for $13.99 for the complete armor files, I thought it was a good compromise
     
  22. SL13377

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    Wouldnt that be funny if that trooper ended up being a girl o.o
     
  23. Mitcheg1

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    Re: Caped Silver Stormtrooper - Episode VII

    Tonight's progress! Starting to see a stormtrooper!
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  24. bh1138

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    Looks like we have name and actor confirmation on top of a gorgeous new picture. This suit is beautiful!

    phasma_big.jpg
     
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  25. red4

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    She's so tall they had to add shin extensions to her leg armor.
     
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  26. ARKM

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    But... but... her chest armor has no breasticles. ;)
     
  27. JJ Griffin

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    Thank God.
     
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  28. ARKM

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    Lol. Lol.
     
  29. red4

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    Gwendoline is not a particularly busty woman.
     
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  30. Darth Lars

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    You can still see that it was made for a woman if you look at the crotch armour. It is different from Stormtrooper armour: no bulge.
     
  31. ARKM

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    There is that.
     
  32. Necronaut

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    I noticed that the flame troopers have the same cod pattern as our dear Captain... are they of the same persuasion, perhaps?
     
  33. Wolfsburg

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    Personally, I've wondered if that's why the new trooper chest armor looks less masculine (as opposed to the OT troopers, with their glorious, angular pects) and more androgynous, with the idea that there would be both male and female stormtroopers in the mix.
     
  34. bookface

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    This armour is epic. Not particularly practical perhaps, but still gorgeous to look at.
     
  35. Inquisitor Peregrinus

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    Enh... OT Atormtrooper chest armor is shaped in such a way that it can accommodate a lot. Certainly more than a lot o the original extras brought to the game. I refer to the lovely shot of one of the 'Troopers boarding Leai's ship seen side-on, and you can see straight through across his flat chest and out the other armhole. This is why there are a lot of women dressed up as Stormtroopers in the 501st -- they can fit, no binding necessary.

    --Jonah
     
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  36. Wolfsburg

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    Oh I think they can fit, but I wondered if they wanted to make the armor in such a way that a woman wouldn't be wearing something that was overtly masculine. Something more unisex, if that makes any sense.
     
  37. msleeper

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    I've never been terribly into Star Wars cosplay, but I think I might have to make an exception for this.
     
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  38. niennumb1

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    Are there any guys here who have been feverishly working on this outfit just halt in defeat when it was revealed a female character? This looks like such an awesome costume and envy the ladies that will be donning this sweet suit. I guess if you don't know under the helmet no one will know right? :)
     
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  39. Stormie

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    I seen girls cosplay as male characters, I don't think it would matter that much.
     
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  40. JJ Griffin

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    Why would this specific armor be impractical?
     
  41. msleeper

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    If someone won't wear a full armored costume because the gender of the character is different than your own, then I think they might have some more underlying issues. I've seen more guys cosplay Samus than women. I hope any guys who are fans of this character, or at least fans of the costume, won't be put off by being "mistaken for a woman".

    Personally I love building armored costumes. I think Gwen is an awesome person, and I *love* that this armor is not sexualized in any way.
     
  42. bh1138

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    I'm a 20 year old guy and I still have every intention of building this costume :p
    I mean, another new BA Star Wars costume that I'm the right height for? No way I'm passing that up because of something you cant really tell when the full armor is on!
     
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  43. niennumb1

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    Word! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's costume builds for this as the release draws closer. I LOVE this costume design!
     
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  44. JJ Griffin

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    Agreed, I am pleasantly surprised by how unisex it is. It's a great design and I love that the sloping flare of the lower edges of the helmet mimics a medieval helmet, which when combined with the metallic armor just screams knighthood (just like Kylo Ren), to contrast the Jedis more eastern roots. Very cool.
     
  45. Crisisfilms

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    The gender isn't stopping me from wearing this armor, it's the thought of how much all that chrome looking armor will cost :lol
     
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  46. bookface

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    Well I haven't seen many chrome plated Marines wandering around Afghanistan was my main thought. It's a tad bit visible.
     
  47. red4

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    That's true. However, chrome plated armor reflects the same light and colors as its surroundings, making it blend in more effectively than stark white armor.
     
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  48. Gilmortar

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    [​IMG]

    DID SOMEONE SAY STARK?
     
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  50. JJ Griffin

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    And gloss white isn't?

    The US Military has actually experimented with mirrored armor as it breaks up the outline of the wearer, making for a harder target at distance.
     

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