Sandtrooper Vs ESB Stormtrooper

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by JoeR, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    I have just received my TE Sandtrooper and have decided I would prefer it to be an ESB Stormtrooper. :$

    What do I need to change to do this? Also does anyone know where I can get the parts? I assume the main differences are the knee plate and Ab plate.

    Thanks in advance.


    Joe
     
  2. eddie vader

    eddie vader New Member

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    The differences are the knee plate, ab detail, helmet detail, and hand plates. I think TE would be your best source for the parts.
     
  3. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    I second that motion. Get the parts from TE. That way you can be sure that they fit your armor. Good luck with your armor.

    Cheers.

    CHJ
     
  4. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    Got any pics of your armour Joe?

    PM'd ya too.
     
  5. HDPE

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    Hey Joe.

    I'm doing the same thing with my GINO sandtrooper. I've decided to convert it into ESB as well.

    I hope Paul is going to provide me the missing parts, his stuff is the most accurate.

    Cheers.
     
  6. Stormtrooper

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    ....don't forget that the ESB Stormtroopers are a lot cleaner. :p

    Looking forward to seeing soem pics of the finished conversion :)

    Cheers,
    John
     
  7. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys.

    I didn't want to hassle TE, but am sorted now. :D

    Here are a few pics.

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    I love TE's work, outstanding. :D

    Ps: Would love to see pics of any other suits.
     
  8. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    :lol
     
  9. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Is that you Paul? :p

    How do you fit in your armors? :lol
     
  10. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Well here's a piece of TE history. My ESB Stormtrooper

    Could do with a copy of a screen used blaster though ;)
     
  11. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Very nice suit RKW.

    Cheers
     
  12. TK 4130

    TK 4130 New Member

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  13. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member

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    I have a TE ESB suit plus a ANH kit as well. I can provide pics if needed. A little history on mine though. My ESB suit was actually made from PVC and not styrene.
     
  14. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Pics would be great = thanks.

    RKW - Lovely suit well done. Where did you get the belt material from buddy?

    Paul - Looking good bro. :lol :lol :lol

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  15. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Please Please Please show the pics of the PVC ESB suit.I really loved
    that version of Matt`s suit.It has a wonderful gloss to it. :thumbsup

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  16. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Very handy, thanks.

    BTW does anyone know if the ears should be painted the ANH grey or the same colour as the tears and traps etc. I have seen them done both ways?

    More pics please. :D
     
  17. TK765

    TK765 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If he doesn't have a pic of his, heres my ESB PVC. Only a few of these were made.


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  18. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ears are the same grey as ANH.

    Ben
     
  19. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW that`s nice. :D
    Thanks for showing.

    Ben
     
  20. HDPE

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    Personally I think it's important that the ears don't exactly match the tears etc.. from a distance they look like they match but if you look closer they don't.


    For the rest (except the frown and mouth) you should use decals.


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    Basically paint the ears with the ANH grey and try to source some ubber accurate decals.
     
  21. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    WOW, impressive PVC suit.
     
  22. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    That PVC suit is beautiful. :D

    Thanks for the ear info.

    For nice decals I use:

    TROOPER DECALS UK

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  23. HDPE

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    Here are some crappy pics i did with a webcam of my WIP .

    This helmet is not the one i'll be using with the GINO armor. ;)




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  24. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Love the helmet HDPE.

    Joe
     
  25. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Thanks.

    The belt material is TKO knee wrap (all white) which I ordered online from http://www.fitness-superstore.co.uk. The product code is TKAC103E but I haven't seen it on their site lately. They seem so have one with a red stripe running through the middle instead but you could always enquire if you live in the UK.
     
  26. Stormtrooper

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    Nice costumes, guys :thumbsup

    Obviously I love the ROTJ stormtrooper, but as far as ANH vs. ESB I always preferred the ESB look....

    Always thought the grey mouth with 'black' holes on the ANH helmet looked a bit 'fussy'... prefer the all-black mouth on the ESB :)

    Don't forget the black vertical stripes on the grey rectangle on the ear covers, Joe.
    Should be 3 stripes, but I noticed on the last 2 ESB buckets at Christies that one side has 3 stripes, and the other has only 2...

    Are you going with authentic gloss white house-paint (complete with paint-runs) or are you gonna use spray-paints?

    Cheers,
    John
     
  27. JoeR

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    Thanks John

    This is the real problem, I painted another helmet with gloss and it was really shiny but looked like @#$%..

    It is difficult to decide whether to go for true accuracy or a santised spray paint job. :confused

    Joe
     
  28. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    I can get my hands on the 3" wrap all day long if anyone needs it e-mail me.

    richsarmor@aol.com

    Richie
     

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