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 My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor

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PostSubject: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:49 pm

(Copied from the FISD and also showcased on the MEPD)

Hey everyone...
This is not a Stormtrooper but a Sandtrooper armor, but anyway wanted to share with you what I have done.

For the last 3 years I have been working on my armor, continously trying to upgrade and update it. Researching every source, book, picture and thread out there. Trying to gather as many as possible vintage or original parts like the ones used on ANH to put together the Sandtrooper armor and gear.

I had a vision of what I wanted to achieve, and at the end, the resulta are very similar to what I have though for the most, and in some cases, they went even beyond my imagination. Now I am waiting for one last part to get SWAT deployment over the MEPD, but even now I feel like my armor in this almost final stage is up to all the hard work, time and money I put on it.

So, I had my picture taken by a professional photographer in a pro studio to showcase my own '76 style Sandtrooper armor.

Armor is TE2 with many parts modified by myself to make it more ANH.
Most parts are either modified or improved to male them look closer to ANH, and all were aged, weathered and finished by me.

Hope you like it as much as I do.






















Description of what I did:

Armor:
TE2 armor from 2009 (modified to better resemble ANH armor by me)
Keith's hovi mic tips
All accurate trims
Helmet trimmed to replicate trimming on move along helmet
Correct Humbrol paint for details on helmet
Correct hardware on helmet and star shaped foam
Elastic chin strap
Green lighting acetate.
TM 3 button strip
Trooper1 Pauldron
IMA canvas pouche modified and aged by me
2 MP40 leather pouches by Zadokk weathered and aged by me
1 original small Spanish Pouch
Woodland scenics Raw Umber for the weathering in the 1 pigment technique
Karin's latex handguards with knucle indentions painted, aged and weathered by me
Rubber gloves
Vintage cargo strap for the belt
Correct (afaik) screws on chest return edge to simulate original strapping
vintage brass split rivets for ab plate side and crotch
TK boots


Backpack:
Zenix radio faceplate build with working gears, leather-like cover, and other mods by myself
Correct-ish Syphon from singapore modified to fully replicate the one seen on screen
Real film production Gaffers tape on seedtrays and toolbox
Correct positioning and base for ammo shells
Other miscelaneous parts by Dirty Boy and Crashmann, or found parts
Correct wire around radio
Silver color brackets holding the Bee Stinger alas Move Along Trooper

Blaster:
Doopydoos pipe kit
Correct 40mm pipe by dashrazor
Correct T-track from the UK
Modified by me with real bolts
Weathered and aged by me

What do you think?
Smile

Move along, move along...

Saludos.
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:58 pm

Hi Juan i think you look pretty darn good Smile

I see youve spent a lot of time making this look perfect and a very good replica sandtrooper.

I still think the TE2 helmet is one of the best and the armour can take some tweaking to give it the right look. I hope you are very pleased with what you have done Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:25 pm

Hey Mark!
THX for your comments!
Yes, I am very pleased and proud with the results... all the years spent researching and working hard on this Sandtrooper did pay off!

I love my TE2!
I really do.

I have a few other buckets including a Gino and hopefully soon will get a TM, and still my TE2 will probably stay my fav helmet!

Thx for your reply.

Saludos.

Juan
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:07 pm

Looking bad-ass! .)
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Very nicely done, the pics are great.
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:53 pm

You should find a sand dune and have some cool pictures taken there.
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:27 am

Thx guys!
Smile

I am thinking about the sand dunes, there is a region with some desert looking dunes but it is like 6 hour drive and then some off road driving too. Good reason to take my Jeep out. Maybe soon.

We'll see!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:17 am

Did you leave the wrinkles in the helmet forehead above the brow?
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Joshua Miller wrote:
Did you leave the wrinkles in the helmet forehead above the brow?
Looks that way. Can be easily seen in the pictures, if you are talking about the mold damage.
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PostSubject: Re: My '76 style TE2 Sandtrooper armor   Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:43 am

nice build
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