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Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by huggz121 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:49 am

Okay as I'm moving on a few of my costumes I'm reinvesting the funds into something that's new. I had toyed with a Hoth trooper but having done the research I've opted to go the Endor route.

I've read through the various WIP's and started to pick up some pieces.

I've got a pair of IDF Israel sand boots and I'm getting the donut from Ross at RWA.

I'm hoping to pick up a few more bits and pieces over the next few weeks and will upload as I get them.

A question I have is regarding the trooper packs. I've seen both soft and hard versions (Hoth style) do you need the to clear or are the a cool addition?Image

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Post by StephenDutton » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:20 am

The backpack is an optional item. If you want to add one then Czech M60 style backpacks are cheap (some less than £20 on eBay), have the two pockets required and are easy to modify with greeblies and a length of 1" black plastic pond hose also avaialable cheaply (under £10 on eBay).
I made my own donut.

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Post by BigFatCat » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:33 am

There's not much that's required but the options do lift the costume, as ever - be aware of the standards.

http://newsite.rebellegion.com/endor-co ... r-trooper/

There are only a few listed options, no mention of a toolbox with 7-PRGs in it though (I do like those):

1. Web bandolier with replica accessories
2. Canvas military-style backpack-no nylon packs-screen accurate is two pocket pack.
3. Endor hardpack
4. Vest accessories such as rank badges and wrist comm.

E-11 and A280 look best to me as weapon options. E-11s aren't hard to source.

The rest is pretty easy to get now Ross makes excellent donuts. The ribbed flight cap isn't cheap but there are a couple of places to pick them up from.

Jacket, trousers, boots, gloves and pouches can all be picked up cheaply. So much so, I've nearly got a complete sets of spares! Spraying isn't difficult once you have the right colours, added a little at a time.

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Re: Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by huggz121 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:53 am

Thanks mate.

I've just picked up one of these and I'll see if I can get the ridges sorted on it. What would you suggest as the best combat trousers to pick up? I've also got the gaters and vest from an Etsy vendor.Image

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Post by BigFatCat » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:30 am

I'd love to have an original AN-H-15 but I'd feel bad about using it.

You'll need quite a few ribs on the top, they're quite closely spaced if you look at screencaps like

https://i0.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-s ... m-6690.jpg

A reasonable approximation will do, when you consider some replicas have pleats about 10mm on them. There should be some black foam or cloth in the centre hole of the ear cup and small leather pieces on the chin as here:

https://i0.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-s ... m-6690.jpg

Pretty much any tan or light khaki will do with tru-spec or miltec quite common brands. Coyote may be too dark so keep to the desert stone and beige end of things. High cotton content means dye takes better and I've used Dylon Sandy beige on white garments to make a very nice base colour. Any buttons holding down pocket flaps will need removing and the holes sewn up. When you can get trousers such as these for under a tenner, they work ok but I prefer those with a more plain and not pleated knee pocket: https://www.militarykit.com/products/tr ... 6608254992
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Post by StephenDutton » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:05 am

I suggest sticking the ridges to the donut instead of the flying helmet. The same with the peak. That's what I did to avoid damage to mine.

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Re: Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by huggz121 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:50 am

Cool,

Thanks guys for the info. Hoping to update a couple more bits soon.

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Post by huggz121 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:02 am

Do I need to add the custom pockets to the combat trousers?Image



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Post by huggz121 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:30 am

Also regarding the US M1956 pouches. Are they the mag pouches or another variant?

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Post by StephenDutton » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:02 pm

The standards permit commercial BDU trousers without any sewing modification. As far as I know you have a lot of freedom with the pouches on the belt - pretty much anything that is a suitable olive drab/military looking green that has no real world markings, for example 'US' stamped on the front. I used some commercial US mag pouches that did not have the 'US' marking and removed the side grenade pockets along with two mobile phone pouches. Check eBay and military surplus stores for whatever is available cheaply.

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Post by BigFatCat » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:03 pm

I've never known the trouser pockets to be asked for changes. As for the pouches, they needn't be m1956 as 58 pattern or similar have been fine and the standard isn't specific. I do now have 2 m1956 mag pouches and 2 compass/first aid pouches on my belt as I've replaced my 58s.


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Post by huggz121 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 pm

Cool thanks guys. Got lots of stuff in the process of postage or an route. I'll update as they drip into my post slot. Once I have my combat trousers I'll get the paints sorted as I'm going with the vest/long sleeve T-shirt for the upper portion. Pack wise I've been digging/researching as much as possible to get a good start on the hard pack. Once again I'll update ad I find/squire more.

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Re: Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:39 am

Hard pack is a component you can always add onto the base down the line. We also use Czech M60 soft packs as another inexpensive part.

Tan long sleeve is a must but you also have the cheap choice of the camo snow parka option on its own or under a vest.

The 5 dye colours are basil, moss, hunter, holiday and lime greens. You can also vary the weight of the two main colours to widen the range.
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Re: Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by huggz121 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:48 am

So, updated. As of now I have:

Donut: RWA
Cap: original plus centre ribbing sorted.
Vest: from Etsy
Long sleeve shirt: in tan, slim fit.
Trousers: Miltec khaki.
Gaters: Etsy
Boots: Israeli desert boots
Blaster: E-11 have 3 variants
Also have 4 various M1956 U.S. pouches and bandolier Inc 3D printed greeblies.

So I need gloves, wrist communicator and paint for trousers.

Also I have picked up a Czech soft backpack which I'll need greeblies and pipe if you can assist\point in the right direction it'd be much appreciated.

Steve, where did you get the peak for your helmet? Was it self made or sourced elsewhere?

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Re: Rebel Endor Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:02 pm

I printed the greebs for the soft pack and the wrist comm, the files are free.

Look for Oasis Floral Spray for the dye. The colours were listed earlier. The pack hose I used was ribbed pond hose, 25/30 ID/OD with a hose end and flange washer through the side of the pack pocket.

My peak was cut down from a kid's baseball cap and glued onto the underside of the donut. Gloves such as Portway A270 are very cheap and can take weathering well.
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