ShowOff: ANH Trooper Armor

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Infamous, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I thought I would share my newest prop. Its the ABS 80 ANH trooper armor and boy is it beautiful. The level of accuracy is incredible. It came as a kit so I had to assemble it. It was quite easy and came with some pretty good instructions to do it. I was immediately floored by the quality of it. Being ABS and having a 80 guauge thickness its very strong and at the same time its super sharp in all aspects. I love it. It has the perfect level of glossiness to it too.
    Well here is some pics. I hope not too many. Im just very excited about it and had to share. :) Thanks for looking.

    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159737_Armor%2011.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159736_Armor%207.JPG[/image]
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    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159734_Armor%205.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159733_Armor%201.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159732_AB%20Plate%201.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159738_Armor%2012.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159741_Chest%20lip.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159740_Chest.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/159739_Back.JPG[/image]
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Woah. That looks nice. Very cool.
     
  3. Mega Gigan

    Mega Gigan Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure you didn't steal that from Ol' George himself?
     
  4. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    Man you can take a bullet in that armor.....how heavy does it feel?
     
  5. geordietrooper

    geordietrooper Well-Known Member

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    very nice :love :thumbsup
     
  6. trooper70

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    Nice job. I recieved a set in the recent batch too and I'm really impressed with it. And I have to say that looking at Clutch's excellent recent thread charting the progress of a GF suit construction I can't see any differences at all between GF and ABS80 they look identical to me (apart from the lack of GF's signature of course). I even read somewhere a while back that the seller purchased GF's molds, anyone know for sure if that's correct?

    Darth Infamous, how did you paint the Ab buttons so neatly? Freehand or templates of some sort?

    Cheers, Sean
     
  7. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the kind comments. Yes it does look close to a GF but only because of the sheer quality of this thing. There are differences such as the lower chest lip and the ab buttons and channels being mush more accurate to the original. The way the chest straps look. The leg, bicep and forearm pieces are also assembled using the accurate stripping...like the originals. BTW Sean I was VERY careful on the button painting. Use a semi fat brush and dont shake. :) So no I used no templates. Although that might be a less painful way of doing it. The suit itself is still very light but dang its strong.
    Carl


     
  8. troopermaster

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    Nice looking suit.

    I would say it looks more like a TE rather than GF.It looks like it's had a few tweaks and still looks to have the ROTJ tells,especially the legs.Great suit none the less. :thumbsup

    *edit* Forgot to ask "how tall are you Darth?"

    -Paul.
     
  9. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    SWEEEET. Love the thickness. Looks Great. :)
     
  10. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Noooooooooooooo, i seem to be the only one for whom the pics do not show.

    I only get little boxes with red cross.
     
  11. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    man... I already own two TE sets of armor, and I'm still impressed with that. Assembly, fit and everything else looks fantastic. Great job.
     
  12. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Im little on the short side for it hence the no gap in the knee joints. It still fits wonderful. I dont have to worry about cracking the thing like in a styrene suit because ABS is very flexible when I move.

     
  13. Clutch

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    Yeah, I thought it would be an identical copy of a GF and I see that it is improved in areas. Did it come with abs strips for the front of the thighs?
     
  14. steveo

    steveo Sr Member

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    It looks incredible. Great job on putting it together.
     
  15. carves

    carves Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.... is it just my browser or I'm on crack. Where is the picture(s) ?
     
  16. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    that looks amazing, you sure you havent just photoshoped a trooper from the film into your living room?
     
  17. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys for the kudos on the armor. :)
    Clutch- Yes it came with all the ABS strips to put it properly together. Whats nice about that is there is freedom to adjust it for your size.


     
  18. jeezycreezy

    jeezycreezy Well-Known Member

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    Very sharp suit my man. You must be completely chuffed. :)

    Cheers.
    TJ
     
  19. tonkatroopa

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    Currently in the process of assembling my ABS80 suit also.

    Very impressed with the forming, detail and overall quality of the armor. Very nice kit.

    Great job on your set-up Darth Infamous. B)

    You've now inspired me to get moving and complete my armor.
     
  20. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    i can´t see any pictures...
    @ HDPE STORMY:
    i can´t even see any boxes or crosses... so be happy with that. :(
     
  21. lambotour

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    Awesome work putting it together. Looks fantastic. :thumbsup












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  22. HDPE

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    Be happy with that?

    RoCKo, as you can see i'm an avid boxes collector. :p

    But keep in mind that this one is cast off an original. :lol

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  23. RoCKo

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    :eek
     
  24. Darth Infamous

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    tonkatroopa- Thanks a bunch. :) It was joy to see it come together. You will love it when you get yours together. :)

    Thanks everyone for the compliments everyone. :) Im just giddy with joy with this armor...It feels like Chrisitmas... :lol

    Rocko....PM me your email and I can send the pics to you if you want.

    Carl
     
  25. HDPE

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    I'd like to see them too (if possible).

    cheers
     
  26. dalum

    dalum New Member

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    Can someone PM me info on where to get this armor? Thanks.
     
  27. LDR

    LDR Sr Member

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    Yes i'd like to know where to get this to.

    Looks amazing.


    LDR
     
  28. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Just when I was beginning to think that ANH Trooper was going to have the most accurate trooper armour along comes a new contender.

    Is Authenticprops now selling armour?

    Would I be in danger of being considered scum by TE for even desiring this armour?

    * it all, I'm now going to have to throw mine out now and start again :cry
     
  29. TK765

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    Looks like a nice to suit to have in a collection.
     
  30. trooper70

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    LDR & dalum - pm sent :)

    Cheers, Sean
     
  31. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ive had a few requests for pics of my ABS 80 suit in its untrimmed form and in pieces. Here they are. Thanks for looking.

    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/163357_Armor%20kit%20untrimmed1.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/163354_Armor%20complete%20%20parts1.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.picvault.info/images/163353_Helmet%20kit%20untrimmed1.jpg[/image]
     
  32. Tim Allen

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    Looks like a wonderful kit you have their.....How "heavy" is it to wear vs ABS or Styrene? or can you even tell a difference?
     
  33. NEKROFANATIC

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    Hey Trooper70...Any chance I could get that info as well?
     
  34. Darth Infamous

    Darth Infamous Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It maybe a bit heavier than a styrene. Not much. Its a heck of lot stronger though. :)

     
  35. Clutch

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    And the trimming is what scared me into shelling out the extra for fully trimmed GF. :)
     
  36. Gator Fett

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    Darth Infamous -

    Great looking suit. :thumbsup I am currently looking to buy two TK kits, for both my wife and I.

    Do you think that the kit could be trimmed to fit a small woman at 5'-2" and about 120 lbs. and shimmed to fit a guy at 5'-10" and about 225 lbs?

    Thanks,
    Gator

    PM sent for the makers info.
     
  37. Darth Infamous

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    Everyone- thanks for the kind comments. I got to tell you the pics do not do it justice. The armor as well as the helmet are the sharpest pieces Ive ever seen. Incredible. Im very happy with it. :)

    Hi Gator- at 5'10" it shouldnt be a problem. With strips on the leg pieces and arms you could trim and glue in place the strips to give you more room. Recieving it as a kit I could tweak it so to speak to have it fit just right.
    As far as 5'2" well Im not sure. You could really get creative with the triiming if you had to.



     
  38. Tim Allen

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    Eh nothing a dremel cant handle :)
     
  39. trooper70

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    NEKROFANATIC Pm sent mate :)
     
  40. TK9120

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    Are the strips that go on the thighs and shins included? I don't see them in the pic of the kit.

    Trimming is also making me think about getting one of these.
     
  41. cloud4131ff7

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    Could i might have that information too? thanks
    russell
     
  42. Hedjii72

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    Ditto, info please. :)
     
  43. trooper70

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    There were three 23"x6" pieces with mine to be cut up and used for strips/snaps etc, and the offcuts from the trimming provided most of the pieces used to glue the snaps into place so there was plenty left over to make the strips

    Cheers, Sean
     
  44. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    info for me too, please. :rolleyes
     
  45. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    None of the pictures show up :cry

    Would have loved to see how this turned out.

    pm sent. :lol
     
  46. Harry Harris

    Harry Harris Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty tempted to get one of these myself, it'd look fantastic next to my Aliens Marine armour.

    If someone could PM or email the details I'd be grateful.

    Many thanks,

    Harry Harris.
     
  47. Yorpheus

    Yorpheus Well-Known Member

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    Could someone please PM me with info? I WANT ONE.. :eek
     
  48. id1714

    id1714 New Member

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    Yes, they are. AP included 3 strips of abs with my suit. I've had the suit for about a little over a month now, but I haven't started it due to me being afraid to screw it up through trimming. Two members of the garrison I'm in are coming over tonight to help me start it. :D It's really nice armor, I'm hoping to have it done by a con in February or earlier.

    The person making this is also a great guy. He wants to know how the assembly process is going and has offered to answer any questions I might have. He's also a very responsive person to e-mails, I usually get a same day response, many times within a few hours. There was also a packaging issue in that my suit, it was missing two pieces and the strips and had an extra piece, and he was very fair in resolving that situation. It was very well stacked neatly in the box as well. It wasn't shipped with any protection arund it, but it survived fine, and everything looked great. It was packed so well, I couldn't get it back in the box the same way, lol.

    Hope this helps,

    William
     
  49. tk609

    tk609 New Member

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    PM info, please...pretty please :D
     
  50. trooper70

    trooper70 Active Member

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    PM sent mate.

    Cheers, Sean
     

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