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  1. Blue Leader's Avatar
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    Oct 21, 2017, 9:21 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #126

    Dang, that helmet is sexy! I'm totally envious!
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    Oct 22, 2017, 9:55 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #127

    RockitScience said: View Post
    This is even cooler than I imagined. Can't wait to see the full suit up!
    Thanks Rockit I'll be posting pics and a wee write up soon we finally managed to get this guy up and running

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    Nick K said: View Post
    Hi, Oota. Couldn't see your early pics on here but the Jetpack and later pics of the bucket came out alright. Wow. Looks so different from when I saw it in the Raw Styrene. And the pack looks amazing. Nice colors.
    How did you do the the graphic details?
    Hey man the graphics are modified tk ones I tried to keep the shapes the same. The paint colour is custom but I've got the receipe somewhere. It's a pretty good fit I reckon.

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    Blue Leader said: View Post
    Dang, that helmet is sexy! I'm totally envious!
    Cheers Blue Leader amazing what a decent paint job can do!
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    Oct 22, 2017, 10:18 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #128

    Ok so with the help of some of friends we were finally able to send this suit out into the wild of the nz pop culture convention Armageddon over the weekend. We did a quick and dirty rig of the armour the night before about 5 hours in total so not too bad and it was the only time we had available to get this done.

    The good news was the armour fit my mate like a glove. He is the perfect build for this armour so that side of things worked well. The rigging survived the day well we had no breakages etc etc. We had a really good response from the public and I noticed people would often say "oh ****!" when they turned around and saw my mate Matt looming over them so mission accomplished I reckon!

    Nathan Fillion was in town and put a pic of the armour up on his page which was cool because we finally got someone who recognised the suit!

    https://www.facebook.com/nathanfilli...&theater&ifg=1

    so here's some of my favourite pics:

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    Second to last shot is at the 501st booth. The DT fits well I reckon. Not sure who that guy is in the last shot just some random guy I think.

    Overall I'm happy with the armour and I'm really pleased with the helmet. If stormtroopers look angry then this guy looks PISSED. which was exactly what I was hoping would happen.

    I've got a couple of issues with the rigging and paint scheme. I don't think the thighs work with out a bit of shading where they meet the knee. But I really wanted to avoid doing any shading if I could to try and keep it real world. But that lower triangle shape need to come forward a bit and resolve the bottom of the thighs.

    The shoulder bells look really good but I'm aware that they don't represent the game model as well as they could.

    Anyone notice the missing nipples? err I mean the chest bolts I didn't! we never got round to putting them on they are my least favourite part of this armour so yeah subconsciously I was resisting putting them on a lot.

    I'll be offering the helmet as a kit in the junkyard soonish. I can't get red lenses easily here so it will be a 'sans-lense' kit. The ears are a PITA to put on in hindsight I would have lowered mine a bit more. The game model has them totally flat to the sides of the helmet which doesn't work for me either.

    OK cheers everyone thanks for following this thread more pics as I get them
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    Oct 23, 2017, 8:49 AM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #129

    Looks Amazing! Congratulations on an awesome trooper brought to life!
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    Oct 23, 2017, 2:56 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #130

    Cheers 68 I'm really glad it all came out ok in the end You never really know with this sort of stuff till the armour goes on
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    Oct 23, 2017, 5:32 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #131

    Looks right off the screen aside from the tiny differences. It's awesome!! Caused quite a stir on Facebook too.
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    Oct 23, 2017, 6:26 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #132

    Thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of wearing this to demo it over the weekend. Although it was rigged and assembled fairly quickly, it was not uncomfortable to wear (certainly better than other some armor suits I have).

    It photographs really well from all angles. I still have a few more photos to sort through from my camera, as well as some video. The responses from other con attendees were rewarding... it's a design that stands out from the crowd.

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    Oct 23, 2017, 6:53 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #133

    RockitScience said: View Post
    Looks right off the screen aside from the tiny differences. It's awesome!! Caused quite a stir on Facebook too.
    Thanks Rockit yeah I agree about the differences. It was definitely a case of making the game model look good in the real world but still capture the right feel. My model DrMaul did a great job of adopting some of the mannerisms of the Dark trooper (ie hunched over and pissed off ) and that made a huge difference to how it came across.

    Yeah a couple of people have mentioned that there was a bit of facebook traffic about the suit which is cool. I don't really have a sense of it but maybe if more DTs start popping up around the place it might have made a bit of impact!
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    Oct 23, 2017, 7:09 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #134

    Excellent work!
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    Oct 23, 2017, 8:05 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #135

    Very cool! I really hope these guys are made canon again!
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    Oct 24, 2017, 1:46 AM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #136

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    Very cool! I really hope these guys are made canon again!
    Hey Sluis yeah I'm not up to speed on the level of canon these guys are. Be cool if they were reintroduced to the battlefront game.
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    Oct 24, 2017, 4:30 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #137

    Here's a bit of video that was shot on the weekend:

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    Oct 26, 2017, 4:37 AM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #138

    So awesome! If you ever do an armor kit of this, man, sign me up! I've been wanting to do a stormtrooper costume for years but they don't fit a big guy like me, but this probably would!
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    Oct 29, 2017, 10:42 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #139

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    So awesome! If you ever do an armor kit of this, man, sign me up! I've been wanting to do a stormtrooper costume for years but they don't fit a big guy like me, but this probably would!
    ok Blue Leader will do! There's a fair bit of vac forming in this guy with the jet pack and larger armour pieces. I think there's enough interest to do a limited run. I'll be in touch if and when I get to this!
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    Oct 30, 2017, 5:11 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #140

    I've kept an eye on this thread since day1. 🙂

    This was a huge undertaking cause it's one of those designs that probably works better on paper or animation than it does in real life...

    A++ job of finding the balance of the 2.

    Really REALLY well done Oota!
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    Oct 30, 2017, 11:46 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #141

    OldKen said: View Post
    I've kept an eye on this thread since day1. 

    This was a huge undertaking cause it's one of those designs that probably works better on paper or animation than it does in real life...

    A++ job of finding the balance of the 2.

    Really REALLY well done Oota!
    Wow thanks old ken! yes I agree it was definitely a case of trying to make the game model fit the real world and at the same time trying to keep a sense of stormtrooper-ness. There's still a bit of tweaking to go here and there plus the issue of the nipples er bolts and whether to include them or not Cheers!
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    Nov 2, 2017, 3:12 AM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #142

    oota goota said: View Post
    ok Blue Leader will do! There's a fair bit of vac forming in this guy with the jet pack and larger armour pieces. I think there's enough interest to do a limited run. I'll be in touch if and when I get to this!
    Awesome. Yeah, definitely keep us updated if anything goes on.
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    Nov 13, 2017, 5:37 PM - Re: Star Wars Battlefront: Phase Zero Dark trooper #143

    Hey all small update I've had enough interest mainly on crackbook to warrant doing a small run of this armour. If there's continuing interest I'll do a project run here otherwise please message me if you're interested cheers!

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