Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

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Re: Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

Post by BigFatCat » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:32 pm

Interesting work on the blaster. Those grips if they're flat could also be 3d modelled I'd predict.

The soft kit is interesting as Mr Walker of this parish also does a good line in natty hats.
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Re: Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:06 pm

The wooden grips that I'm thinking of replacing are just a couple of pieces of balsa wood with a cut down screw through them.

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Re: Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:58 pm

Another blaster rifle update.
I have done the basics of the rear of the body which has now allowed me to stick the butt plate on. Also the grips have been replaced with neater plain ones.
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More detailing has been done on the body, including the ejection port of the original rifle.
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Using two pieces of 0.5mm thick plasticard I have done the basic detail of the fore end (two pieces needed because every measurement I took turned out to be wrong and I gave up trying to do it with one piece). Also a length of plastic pipe to be used as the additional foregrip has been added, braced with a length of wood inside.
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With the grip section now glued on as well it is starting to look like a rifle.
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Re: Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

Post by KyleKatarn » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 pm

Really nice work across the board Stephen!

Grenades and rank badge all look good, and well done on scoring the MOD-style buckle.

Googles look fine as well. You should be fine with the amber lenses, though the standards specify yellow or light amber, not sure if yours might be a bit too dark.

Hat looks great, and I had a lol at making laminated paper inserts to keep the peaks stiff as that's exactly what I did with mine! Also anyone who can survive the ordeal that is bias binding deserves eternal respect.

Rifle also coming on really well - keep up the good work.
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Re: Rebel Hoth Trench trooper

Post by StephenDutton » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:20 pm

Thanks. The colour of the lenses has been a concern. I've been looking for suitably coloured plastic just in case I need to replace them.
I also made the greeblies for the front of the vest but they came out a bit too big so I'm going to redo those from scratch.
Other soft parts are underway. I've done some boot covers and had the knees of some trouser padded. The vest is currently being made which then just leaves the jacket and a few other greeblies.

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