Has anyone made a screen accurate Move Along Sandy

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by DL 44 Blaster, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Has anyone successfully made the "Move along" Sandtrooper with the proper 13 tube stripes on the right side and the 16 stripes on the left??

    My AP helmet came pre-trimmed and there is NO way to fit the 16 on the left...I can get 13 on the right with no problem,but for the life of me can't imagine what was going on when the original was built other than shifting the entire face plate to the right and outward in order to have that much room :confused

    The brow trim is no problem and easily done with some dome trimming and proper shifting of the face plate,but the stripe thing is a huge space difference.

    I began thinking that perhaps the Move Alongs original mold was of a different mold altogether than the TE pulled one that the current available buckets originated from. It is clear how much area there is between the ear location and the tear on the Move Along whereas the TE bucket is MUCH closer to the tear.

    Thoughts????? :confused

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  2. Jackie_Chan_Fan

    Jackie_Chan_Fan New Member

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    same mold, different assembly.
  3. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    I was afraid of that....I guess it's too late for mine then :( My next one will be worthy however :love I'll only be able to photograph my right side now. Considering thats all that is seen on screen of this scene anyhow I can fake screen accuracy :lol
  4. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    yep yours is junk send it to me. :angel
  5. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming you can't get the 16 stripes on the cheeks because your using the decals?Surely painting them on you will be able to get the desired look?

    Check out the spacing of the stripes,they're closer together on the 16 side than the 13.The decal stripes are all wrong anyway so you'd probably never be able to make 16 fit :unsure

    Edit-Also notice how the face is positioned more to one side making the tube look bigger/longer on left side(as you wear it)
  6. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    Give me another week or so, and I'll have some pics of my final "Move Along" Sandtrooper. Just need to finalize my back pack.
  7. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    The face positioning is what gave this particular Trooper his identity along with the famous brow trim. This is where I royally screwed up. :(

    I'm definitely hand painting all the areas requiring such: traps,tears,etc.but it's the spacing altogether from the left side's tear to the ear that is much further on the Move Along versus the TE original which will prevent me from having enough room since I screwed up.

    Beings my first screen-accurate Trooper assembly I wanted to create a specific character,but didn't take everything into account before I did the final glueing assembley :cry I did the brow,frown,traps,even the mic. tip orientation,the black area between the mic. tips painted to the Move Along Trooper,and even heated up the ABS on the right eye and bent it in flush from the signature raised area just as the Move Along Trooper has. I just totally overlooked this final detail which is a HUGE "F-up" in my opinion..... :cry

    Being such a stickler for detail,but beings my first helmet assembly I guess I was bound to miss something and catch it when it was too late.

    TK1536,I can't wait to check out your bucket.. :) Are you going to weather it just as the original? I'm going for the full monty (despite my "F-up") doing the white marks on traps, down face,all the tan marks showing,I'll try to simulate the latex finish,along with the signature sandy finish,which unfortunately looks gone from it's current state. I want mine to mimic the helmet as seen on screen,not as is currently.Screen caps show that he had little sand weathering anyhow,which makes this hard to judge when to call it "finished".

  8. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Am I completely mistaken when I say that the AP back is different from the TE and that it is trimmed differently?
  9. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

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    I'll vouch: Mike's move-along guy is outstanding- right down to the paint chips.
  10. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    The helmet is 99% done and can be seen here.

    I still need to paint the black line on the ear, and paint the grills on the mic tips black. I'd like to add this is not a 100% "dead-on" accurate replica forgery, nor am I claiming it is. I am, however, working to make my back-pack as accurate as possible.
  11. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    Here's a picture from a few weeks ago, the Lewis blaster is not done and the back pack is obviously missing... and yes, I know the "Move Along" guy has an E-11. When I get final pics done in a few weeks, I'll take a few with that, too.

  12. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Looks superb :thumbsup
  13. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    I have a couple of bumpy TE helmets and was going to try to make a'move along' and a 'stop that ship' but time has eluded me.

    There are so many good pictures of close up details I was going to get a projector that hooked up to my laptop so I could scale up and down and project the scratches, paint chips, paint details, brow cut, teeth cut etc straight onto a blank helmet. This would also help with exact assembly.

    Some artists do the same with photos sketch the outlines then fill in the blanks with paint a kind of paint by numbers.

    Has anyone tried anything similar before?

    Cheers Chris.

    P.S. That is an awesome sandtrooper TK1536
  14. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    While we're talkin' sandtrooper helmets, here's my new one, with a superb weathering job by TD1536. (Which has been a PAIN to replicate on the rest of the armor, but quite rewarding when done correctly.)
  15. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    TK1536,did you use woodland scenics paint? I really like the weathering pattern. I'll be following Braks' tutorial when the time comes.

  16. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    yes, he did. :confused

    today i weathered half of my armor, and i also used Brak´s tutorial.

    all you need to know...
  17. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    How do I find "Brak´s tutorial" ?

    Thanx , Niko.
  18. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    Those helmets look really cool.

    If its of any help I recently did this pseudo 3D rotating version of the real "move along" helmet, using pics I took back in October


    I did the "Stop that Ship" as well as the X & Y Wing fighters which can all be accessed from my front page


  19. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love that sandtrooper pic- very cool use of photoshop to get Mos Eisly in the bg.

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