TE Sandtrooper

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by TK1536, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. TK1536

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  2. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    Back Pack...

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  3. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding........ Great job man.
     
  4. Trooper TK409

    Trooper TK409 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. 4 and 6 are my favorites. Very nice photos. You did a great job on your outfit - great website too.
     
  5. MonCal

    MonCal Well-Known Member

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    It looks absolutely awesome... You're the perfect size for it too. I still need to get rid of my holiday pounds so that the armor will close up on the sides ;)

    How did you do the joints on the legs, arms etc.? Did you overlap the armor and add the strip or is it butt together with the strip on top? Just curious.

    Also, how did you do the belt?

    I'm just trying to make some decisions ;)
     
  6. Tim Allen

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    Looks frickin awesome, well done man. Excellent weathering job.
     
  7. TK1536

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    Thanks guys,
    None of the parts are overlapped. Everything has a strip of plastic on the top of the seam.
    The belt is made of canvas. I bought a yard of white canvas and folded it over itself three times, then sewed it together. It's attached to the plastic using E6000 glue. Industrial velcro is also glued to the canvas using E6000, so it wraps around me and holds tight. It's also held on with two snaps on each side at the hip - just like the originals.
     
  8. Bountyhunter Niko

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    Sorry - but 4 and 6 what ???
     
  9. rmschneider104

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    Sweet suit and sweet pics. Looks great. It is easy to see all the labor in the suit. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. TK1536

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    I think he means the forth and sixth pictures.
     
  11. TD5422

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    Missed the pink legs between your thigh and bottom bottle on the backpack picture. :love

    you know I'm just teasing since you are the Photoshop Man.. :p
     
  12. clonesix

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    That looks increadibly sharp. Those are some fine photos, they really came out nice. If you photoshop out the bridge and water, those photos could be movie stills.
     
  13. troopermaster

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    Absolutely awesome Mike.

    That's the best weathering I have ever seen.Great pics too :thumbsup

    -Paul.
     
  14. TK8410

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    Outstanding job mate. Well done. Thanks for sharing the pics *tips hat*

    Cheers, Gord.
     
  15. TK1536

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    Thanks Jon, I'll get around to Photoshoping out the bridge later this week on a few of them.

    Rob, I never saw that kid there, wearing pink. I'll have to Photoshop that out, too.
     
  16. DW Design Studios

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    Nice, very nice.
    Darren
     
  17. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Looks fantastic.. I just got my helmet done last night. My MP40 canvas repros. also just arrived in the mail so I'm allll set.

    Question, are your MP40's green w/ black leather straps? My IMA ones are, but I didn't know if they were supposed to be black canvas.

    Steve
     
  18. TK1536

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    yeap, they're green. Paint them black, and slightly weather them with some brown fullers Earth.
     
  19. voice in the crowd

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    Fantastic pics. The weathering is amazing.

    Could have smiled in your photo :p

    I know I would be smiling if I had such great armour.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  20. Pauleysolo

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    Wow. Looks perfect.
     
  21. Boba Frett

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    Looks great :thumbsup
     
  22. TK1536

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    As my photographer says, "there's no smiling in the Empire." :p
     
  23. Star Wars Man

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    nice, i would go a little more dirty, and a little darker but i like how u got the dirt into the creases and crevises that it would really get into in real life.

    looks like real dirt, not paint.

    (dont listen to me, i find imperfections in everything.)
     
  24. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    MAN THE ARMOR LOOKS GREAT, I HAVE ARMOR BUT ITS NOT A SANDTROOPER . KEEP ON TROOPING.
     
  25. Jack Bauer

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    Lookin good Mike.

    Nice Pack.

    GREAT paint job too.

    Can I nit pick ya for a second? I'd say switch the nylon gun strap for a leather one. Would look cooler. That is the ONLY bad thing I can find with that suit.

    and * you skinny.
     
  26. shabad

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    Looks dead on Mike. Love it. :thumbsup
     
  27. voice in the crowd

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    :thumbsup

    I bet you couldn't stop smiling all the time you had your helmet on :D

    Can't stop looking at the pics they just look fantastic. Very impressive :thumbsup

    Picture 6 would have looked great on the box of the Gentle Giant sandtroopers.

    Off topic I know but just out of interest where are the photos taken and what bridge is that?

    Cheers Chris.
     
  28. TK1536

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    yeap... I'll upgrade the strap soon. And yes, I'm skinny. 6' tall, 155lbs.

    All pictures were taken at Sandy Point State Park, here in Maryland. The bridge is the Chesapeake Bay bridge. I live about 20min away from it so taking the pictures was easy enough and the weather on this particular day was great. I just called up Charlie, asked if he was up for taking some pictures... spur of the moment thing.
     
  29. TK-Fett

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    Awesome suit Mike, I hope my future Sandy turns out as good, really flows together nice. Give some big props to your photographer also those are some awesome shots and you can see that it really makes the suit pop by having some really nice pics of it.
     
  30. Seeker

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    Very nice. :thumbsup
     
  31. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now THAT is sweet :thumbsup

    I`d go as far as saying that is my favorite Sandtrooper replica.

    Cheers
    Ben
     
  32. Bountyhunter Niko

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    L





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  33. TK765

    TK765 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweet .. :thumbsup
     
  34. Halo_1

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    Awesome shots.

    Tim
     
  35. Clutch

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    Yes, I keep coming back to this thread just to get all teary-eyed. Hehe. It is a thing of beauty. Quick question. When trimming the thighs, how'd you know how much to cut them down? I can't see any lines that deliniate where the flash begins and the actual piece ends. Did you just eyeball it? I know that area will be hidden behind the styrene strip, but I guess it's possible to make that flat area behind it wider than the strip if you didn't trim it down enough.
     
  36. TD5422

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    the sling does not look like leather to me, I'll stay with cotton webbing
     
  37. TK1536

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    I don't think the original was, either.
    In this picture it's clear that it's a cotton-type of material. Sorry, I don't have access to the larger photo at the moment... but it's a screencap from the fourth DVD if you want to double-check.

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    Also, for the thigh trimming. I really just eyeballed it, but wanted to keep as much plastic there so there was more surface for the epoxy to adhere to. You'll also want to double up on the inside, too, especially on the calfs.
     
  38. GundamZeppelin

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  39. DarkLordSalvo

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    The best Sandy I'v seen yet. AWESOME..
     
  40. Emeldahay

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    brilliant weathering - so many end up looking like a first timers gone nuts with an airbrush.

    This is great.
     
  41. RKW

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    Now that's a suit to make Braks cry :D

    You're one of the few people to bother adding the strips to the back of the thighs. Great attention to detail :thumbsup
     
  42. Luke Warmwater

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    I'm not listening to you. :p

    Mike is the definitive sandtrooper. I guarantee you that every speck of dirt matches the move along guy. He even has simulated paint chips showing HDPE on the helmet.

    Makes me proud to be in the Old Line Garrison.
     
  43. TK1536

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    Truth be told, TK409, Brak's and Seeker were my main influences to making this possible. I drooled over Brak's stuff for a long time and the first time I saw Seeker's Sandtrooper, I about messed my pants. They were all a standard to work up to and should still be commended.
     
  44. Darth Kahnt

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    Amazing..... only word to describe the suit. :thumbsup
     
  45. Nobody

    Nobody Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, made me start wanting to put my TE suit together, looking forward to the updates on you site, which is very nice.
     

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