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Stephen's Endor Trooper CLEARED!

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:09 am

With my rebel fleet trooper costume cleared I'm now turning my attention to an Endor commando. One thing that I know I need to do is get the correct boots. Currently I'm watching these on eBay and I'd like people's thoughts on whether they are likely to be suitable:

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They are described as: "Genuine Israeli Commando Palladium Canvas Boots in all Sizes Color Tan - Scout"

I've attached a photo of roughly where I am up to. Note that while I'm wearing one green gaiter in the photo I have already replaced this with a pair of tan coloured ones.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:37 am

I'd say the boots look as good as anything you're likely to get. The rubber toeguard is the main need and the fabric colour gets dirtied anyway.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by Da Sarge » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:55 am

Yup the boots your watching are spot on
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:56 pm

I've ordered the boots and they should be with me in a couple of weeks. Apart from a bit of stitching to the coat I think that's all I need for minimum clearance. However, I'm also adding a backpack and want to add the greeblies. Please note that the lighting for the photo of my WIP backpack is horrible. It isn't really that colour but it shows what I have.
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I've taken a couple of screen grabs of the greeblies on a couple of commandoes and they look pretty basic. I've drawn up some quick patterns and would like to know what people think.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by thebrighton » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:23 pm

I made the lower greeblie from scratch. A few bits of plastic, a washer and a rivet head:
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The upper greeblie is just a Biker Scout snout upside down:
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Interesting that you've removed all the backpacks pouch strapping. Seems you can go either route :)

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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by Stroudy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:10 pm

Nice work
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by Da Sarge » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:11 pm

Looks good, I may have to revisit My back pack
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am

I got distracted working on my Westinghouse M24 phased plasma rifle at the weekend (more on that if the old "Show us your props" thread gets restarted) but last night I was able to put together some greeblis out of plasticard. Sadly I can't show them right now them as it seems the limit for attachmenst is now 0.

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Post by StephenDutton » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 pm

Photo of the greeblies for my backpack. Unpainted obviously. Each one has a base of balsawood for thickness and plasticard to give a smooth face. I've actually added a couple of screws behind the one to the left to make it an even more shameless rip off of one of thebrighton's.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by thebrighton » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:43 am

I knew I should have taken a patent out :)

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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:09 pm

I have greeblied my backpack (can I use 'greeblie' as a verb?).
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I've also ordered a couple of extra pouches to give my belt kit some variation. I did just have a pair of 30 round 5.56mm ammo pouches with the grenade pockets removed but now I'm adding some mobile phone pouches in army green as well.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by Da Sarge » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:38 am

looking very good bud. :grin:
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:32 am

The boots have arrived though the colour is darker than the original image.
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Providing these are still okay I just need to do some stitching on the coat (which will have to ait until I can see properly) and I'd like to wait for the extra pouches to turn up before I submit the costume.
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by Da Sarge » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:47 am

I dont think you will have any issues with the boots ( fingers crossed ) one thing i would suggest is to run your trousers and duster through a washing machine on a light wash before you submit. this helps the colours blend and gives it a more washed out look, like in the film. However thats optional :-)
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Re: Stephen's Endor Trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Putting together what I have so far.
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As mentioned previously I still have a couple of mobile phone pouches on the way that will add a bit of variation to my belt kit. Also before any submission I'll make sure the flap of my back pocket isn't caught in my belt and sticking up.
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