Starship Troopers Armor Replica

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  1. stw001

    stw001 New Member

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    I am on the way to create my own SST armor. Here are some picture from the creation process...

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    From the backplane I have even a small video clip...
     
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  2. stw001

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    The final build ... some pics ... next would be a test under real conditions: an obstacle race near Nürnberg (Germany) on 26th of September. Then I will see, if the armor is able to protect us under fire :)

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  3. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've always wanted a SST suit. Great stuff!

    Are the pieces cast from screen used parts or custom made?
     
  4. Kroenen77

    Kroenen77 Sr Member

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    I would buy a helmet when its screenaccurate.;)
     
  5. stw001

    stw001 New Member

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    It is custom made but Close to Screen. A complete re-development with a lot of improvements. E.g. there are "Slots" for the Panel Sheets. And there is a lock on the shoulder. The original is mostly simply fix connected by glue or rivets. The Panel Sheets are made from resin to save weight. And so on, a lot of small improvements. The armor will be tested under real comnditions. The appointment will be on 26th of September ... very soon. The test is on an obstacle race near Nürnberg (Germany) and will Show if the armor is able to protect me and my Team :)

    Here is an Video from the last year, but last year we even not had tha armor only the helmet:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmX-baqLszA

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    Yes it is! Her is a Video with Details:
     
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  6. Kroenen77

    Kroenen77 Sr Member

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    Great..when the price is ok I´m interested in a kit.:):thumbsup
     
  7. Chip Hazard

    Chip Hazard New Member

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    Starship Troopers is one of my favorite films and dream cosplays. Great work. Highly interested in whatever comes out of this. Please keep me posted :)
     
  8. stw001

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    I will do it :) Next would be the report from the real test on obstacle race. Maybe it unhides some covered problems yet. Also I have no experience, how is the feeling and the convenience if you wear it for hours during heavy action. I mean not only to stay on a convention for some photos ;-)
     
  9. Clutch

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    We have something like that here called Warrior Dash. I can't imagine running that whole thing in full gear.
     
  10. stw001

    stw001 New Member

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    Yeah - it is exactly that thing. I have googled for it and I saw a video it is exactly the same. The peoples are also weared (sometimes) with a Kind of costume. Nevertheless, that is the right battleground to do such real tests. When the equipment survives that torture (I am not talking about the human :) ), then I think it is good constructed and battle proof :)
     
  11. stw001

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    Last equipment check for the tomorrows Body armor test. Ready for bug chasing!

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    Here are some pictures from the armor field test last Weekend. We had to go through mudder, swimming, even diving, running, jumping, climbing, crawling,...

    Some small problemes on the armor were: some open belts due to humidity (should fix them before better), 2 broken panel sheets (2 of 42 ... a good rate I think), on some parts of the armor corrasion - nevertheless it protected us even against barbwire in a comfortable way. And the not sealed armor lock on the shoulder will not keep if it is wet.

    In summary no bad result

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  13. Chip Hazard

    Chip Hazard New Member

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    Great Pics! That armor looks great! I am so jealous!
     
  14. stw001

    stw001 New Member

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    Here is finally the video summary of our body armor test ... habe fun!

     
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  15. Darksyde13

    Darksyde13 Active Member

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    Don't forget you can also market some pieces for the Firefly alliance soldiers:

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  16. stw001

    stw001 New Member

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    Ah yes - okay, thank you for that advice!
     
  17. TripD

    TripD New Member

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    Beautiful

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  18. prev

    prev Active Member

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    I want a set. So cool!!!!!!!
     
  19. FO3Winger

    FO3Winger New Member

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    Is there any update if you would be able to make and sell the armor? Every available source for screen used armor has dried up unfortunately.
     
  20. Rico1776

    Rico1776 New Member

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    Yes, please let us know if you make more!
     

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