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ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by Tantive1968 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:37 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm finally getting this WIP off the ground. We'll start with what I have so far.

My four electives:
1. Belt Boxes
2. DH-17 Pistol
3. Holster for the above
4. Arial/Antennae on helmet

I bought two of these shirts. I understand that alterations will need to be made and the flap installed.
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The boots are East German jackboots.
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The pistol is a modified Hasbro.
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by KyleKatarn » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:21 am

Hi Peter, good to see you on the light side!

Looks like you've made a strong start here, boots, blaster, holster and belt boxes are all good.

You are correct regarding the shirt, you will need to cut up the second shirt to make the rectangular bib for the first one, let me know if you need any guidance on that. There's a useful reference somewhere of a screen-used shirt which highlights the shape and size the bib should be.

Re the vest, once you've removed the sleeves, collar and buttons from the BDU jacket, it'll be up to you to decide which front pocket layout you want to go for. The standards say you can retain the standard BDU 4-pocket layout for clearance, but as of a few years ago we got a clear look at an original vest and the pocket layout is much different:

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Either one is acceptable, obviously we're always keen to encourage accuracy.

Trousers look good and similar to the ones I have, colour is good. Not sure about the extra horizontal seams below the leg pockets as they should be smooth all the way down. However after looking at discussions on the main forum, it seems this style is acceptable. If you have any problems then "Propper" BDU or "Rothco" BDU pants should also be ok, in the same colour.

Look forward to see it come together - really good to see some new OT troopers coming through!

Give us a shout if you need any help. 😊
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by tenebris » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:11 pm

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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by KyleKatarn » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Yep, that one!

Lol, thanks Empathy.
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by Tantive1968 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Looking at sourcing a belt next, unfortunately, there are no Tandy Leather stores in the UK anymore. Could you suggest a source for a made belt please?
Cheers :)
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:34 am

Tantive1968 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Thanks for the feedback. Looking at sourcing a belt next, unfortunately, there are no Tandy Leather stores in the UK anymore. Could you suggest a source for a made belt please?
Cheers :)
Peter
Contact dangams here on the Elstree Base forum. He supplies leatherwork for many costumes. I bought my RFT belt and holster from him.

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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:31 am

All looks like we're proceeding well for this. As Alex said, if you want anything clarifying, we'll try to help.
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:48 am

KyleKatarn wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:21 am
Not sure about the extra horizontal seams below the leg pockets as they should be smooth all the way down.
Looking at the manufacturer's site, this appears to be a reinforcing panel.
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:57 am

By a curious coincidence, I happened across this discussion on the main forums so whilst not adopted, there may be items of interest in here:

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=96656
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by DarthJay » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Does the reinforcing panel need to go? Just bought the same pair as a back up for my RFT as they were a bargain.
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Re: ANH Rebel Fleet Trooper

Post by KyleKatarn » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:49 pm

If looks like it can be removed (unpicked) without damaging the fabric, so that it leaves the leg plain all the way down, then that would certainly improve accuracy.

I'd be hesitant to remove anything without a closer look though, as there's no guarantee what the leg looks like underneath the reinforcing panel, and you could end up ruining the trousers.

As an example my Hoth trousers have a quilted panel on the knees which at first look appears to be sewn onto the leg. In reality, the legs are actually 3 separate sections - hips, knees, shins - so if you removed the knee panel you'd actually have nothing left in between.

I'd exercise caution before making any mods, turn them inside out and inspect the construction to be sure.
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