My TE suit...work in progress. :)

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  1. jorusfett

    jorusfett Active Member

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    I have my first any only Stormtrooper suit (so far) and it was made by TE.

    The suit was formed back in December, but I now got a chance to start working on it.

    I was fortunate enough to have TE trim and glue the necessary pieces together (many, many thanks to TE...couldn't have done it without him). I am now in the process of painting it (which is quite the fun task).

    Anyway...here are some initial pics of my progress thus far (in the link below). I will update as I complete each step (plan on finishing the helmet up tomorrow).

    Here is a pic of the painted helmet and chestplate...modeled by my daughter. :)

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    Any feeback would be appreciated.

    Enjoy.

    TE Suit Pictures
     
  2. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Cool - miniature stormtrooper.

    Looking very good, keep the pics coming.

    Joe
     
  3. Clutch

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    Cool pics. Keep us updated.
     
  4. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Dark Side @ Apr 22 2006, 05:55 AM) [snapback]1230968[/snapback]</div>
    isnt she a little short to be a stormtrooper. :eek

    sorry , i had to say it before some else did. :angel

    john :cool
     
  5. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good.
     
  6. Jumpin Jax

    Jumpin Jax Sr Member

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    Welcome to the gang :)
    JJ
     
  7. jorusfett

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    I finished painting up my suit and I am quite happy with the outcome.

    Here is a picture of the completed helmet. Other pictures are on my website linked below.

    The only thing left on the helmet is the Hovi mic tips, which I will have in the helmet next week.

    My big challenge now is to lose a few pounds so I can get the strapping system put in so I can wear it. Time to hit the gym. :)

    I am working on a journal of sorts that I will post on my website outlining what I did with this suit, what paints, etc that I used, and my overall thoughts on this whole process. (My Stormtrooper Costume)

    Enjoy.

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  8. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Nice job. :thumbsup
     
  9. Buckeye_01

    Buckeye_01 New Member

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    Nice work man. You should be proud of yourself. Oddly enough my daughter makes a great model/holder/whatever for my Fett stuff.

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  10. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    I love these progress threads :)

    The helmet looks great, keep us updated with the armor :)
     
  11. RoCKo

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    the helmet looks great. :thumbsup

    did you use decals or are the details handpainted?
     
  12. jorusfett

    jorusfett Active Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(RoCKo @ May 9 2006, 04:17 PM) [snapback]1241587[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks for the compliment on the helmet. :)

    All the details on the helmet (cheeks, frown, etc) were hand painted on. The only decals are the tube stripes. Since I have a movie accurate helmet, I went with TE's suggestion of making it look as close as possible.

    Thanks to everybody for the kind and encouraging words thus far. I know most people start out with other kits so I am highly critical of myself while working on this one. :)
     
  13. jorusfett

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    Well I finished up the helmet and all the armor pieces...now the task of losing a little weight comes into play. I would rather fit into this suit than modify it. :)

    I also posted a journal of sorts that outlined everything that was done to the armor, what was needed, etc.

    Enjoy.

    Journal Link

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  14. Jumpin Jax

    Jumpin Jax Sr Member

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    Looking good. Soon, you will be with us :)
    JJ
     
  15. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    Very nice indeed. You can never go wrong with a TE and you are making a great job of it.

    Keep up the good work and keep us updated :thumbsup

    Cheers Chris.
     
  16. RoCKo

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    thanks for this thread and all the information...
    i´m going the same way with my TE2 also... :thumbsup
     
  17. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looks great, I really like the TE helmet.
     
  18. Jumpin Jax

    Jumpin Jax Sr Member

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    Updates?
     
  19. RoCKo

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jumpin Jax @ Jan 17 2007, 07:06 PM) [snapback]1399179[/snapback]</div>
    that would be great. :love
     
  20. Sixxgunn13

    Sixxgunn13 Well-Known Member

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    nice suit.. i should have gotten one when i had the chance...oh well :angel
     
  21. jorusfett

    jorusfett Active Member

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    Updates....

    Hitting the gym hard these days...need to be ready for C4. :) I should make my goal by the end of March.
     
  22. Clutch

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    A nice set of armor such as yours is a good motivator. Same thing happened with me when I glued the thigh armor shut. :lol
     
  23. jorusfett

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    Re: My TE suit...90% Complete

    Here is a pic of me with my daughter. I just got done with the strapping system thanks to the help of TE himself. :)

    I had to make a few adjustments to make everything practical and the only thing I am missing is my belt, which TE so graciously offered to assemble for me. I should have that within a week, then I can show off the whole suit with the belt, blaster holster, and my hyperfirm blaster.

    The 'TE' suit will be completed on time as scheduled....

    http://www.jorusfett.com/images/Personal/Stormtrooper_Suit/2007_05_12/TE_Suit.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2007
  24. Jumpin Jax

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  25. JTKenobi

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    Re: My TE suit...90% Complete

    Dang. That looks so amazing!! I must have missed you at C4. I would have recognized that awesome armor.

    I get my AP kit in about a week and then the fun begins. Can I ask for a must-have tools list you use for all the trimming and assembly? I am the kind of person who can do a lot with a little. What would you say are the ESSENTIAL tools?
     
  26. Studio Stasis

    Studio Stasis Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It was awesome trooping with you at C4! I wish we had even more time to do it. I wish your feet felt better too.
    I am envious of your blaster too. That thing turned out sweet!
     

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