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Retrofire (Peter)



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Retrofire Endor WIP Reply with quote

After trooping a Biker Scout for awhile and due to the fact that Iím the only imperial in the family...#1 son is a RFT, #2 son is an X-Wing Pilot, and wifey will be an Endor Leia I figured it was time to join the Alliance. Itís the perfect alter ego to my Biker Scout and Endor is one of my favorite places.

With that said hereís where Iím at so far;

Helmet/Doughnut - Droidwelder
Undershirt - long sleeve t-shirt in Sand - Jiffyshirts
Pants - Chefs Creations UK
Pouches - Vietnam era M16 ammo, pistol belt and compass from Omaha
Rucksack - Czech pack from Keepshooting. Pack greeblies are extras from my bikerscout build
Bandolier greeblies - TK560
Blaster - Hyperfirm E11
Commando Rank Badge - Etsy
Wrist Comm - Ebay
Boots - Zahal

Not yet ordered but sourced;
Vest - Mountain Princess - Ordered
Spats - Make myself from screen shots
Gloves - Amazon


I plan on doing the vest only version as it tends to get somewhat toasty here in Arizona. It will be a cooler change from wearing scout armor in the heat.

The first item I could use some help with is with the bandolier configuration. Iíve gone through pics in the Star Wars Costumes book and it doesnít show a good pic of it. I could use some help to verify what parts go where. Does anyone have a good reference pic?

Thanks for all your help and Iím sure Iíll reaching out to you all more as my build proceeds.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandolier greeblies from TK560:


Long sleeve t-shirts in Sand:


Czech Backpack with Biker Scout Snout Greeblie


Belt with Vietnam era pouches:


I'll be continuing to work on my build thread once more items arrive. The first two items I'll be tackling will be the pack and bandolier.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much reference, but hereís how I did mine. Based on whatever ref I could find.


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Retrofire (Peter)



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loosetoon wrote:
Not so much reference, but hereís how I did mine. Based on whatever ref I could find.



Well that was timely! Iím working on my bandolier this weekend. Thanks for posting that up I appreciate it!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pants are complete and ready to chase some Imperial scum in!




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! Here's a shot of mine, in case you want more references.



If I recall, there's a pretty good photo of one of the bandoliers in the Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy book. It's on one of the Endor troopers who is wearing a trench coat. A mannequin from a costume display, IIRC.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kman wrote:
Looking good! Here's a shot of mine, in case you want more references.



If I recall, there's a pretty good photo of one of the bandoliers in the Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy book. It's on one of the Endor troopers who is wearing a trench coat. A mannequin from a costume display, IIRC.


This is really helpful thank you so much! Did you get the metallic weathering on the greeblies by dry brushing or did you layer paint?

I have a copy of the costumes book that Iíve been referencing along with the pics from the Endor bunker yahoo group. Iím glad I reviewed the magic of the myth photos as I noticed that there are greeblies that go over the shoulder.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The metallic weathering is drybrushed rub-n-buff. Smile

Between those resources you mentioned, there's not a whole lot else out there. You should be good to go!
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandolier greeblies are complete and it's taking shape. My sewing skills are certainly getting a workout. I also completed my commlink as well and I am working on the strapping. I'm using a mix of TK560 and Schph Gochi for the front and back set. Remaining work is to drill out the mic holes on the comm box.






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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work in progress on my backpack. I've removed the straps and clips from the pockets and replaced them with toggles that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Rather than sewing them on I used a black coated wire to attach them. I also zip tied the clips in to keep them from popping loose as recommended and it works well. The other embellishment is the addition of the Scout snout greeblie on the top flap that is shown in the costumes book. I am currently working on making the pocket greeblie. It looks like a piece from from the scout armor bicep but it's a bit more intricate than that.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retrofire wrote:
Work in progress on my backpack. I've removed the straps and clips from the pockets and replaced them with toggles that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Rather than sewing them on I used a black coated wire to attach them. I also zip tied the clips in to keep them from popping loose as recommended and it works well. The other embellishment is the addition of the Scout snout greeblie on the top flap that is shown in the costumes book. I am currently working on making the pocket greeblie. It looks like a piece from from the scout armor bicep but it's a bit more intricate than that.




I like the changes you made to your backpack. I might do something similar with mine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PArmstr wrote:

I like the changes you made to your backpack. I might do something similar with mine.


Thank you Patricia! It was pretty easy to do and it looks a bit closer to the movie version.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandolier is completed and Iím happy with the results. One more piece down. Now on to the gaters and thanks to Kman I have a good example to go by. I picked up a Nerf DH17 from EBay to use as my carry blaster and I was wondering if there was any precedent to wearing a holster for it? It would just make it a little easier to holster it when interacting with the public. I know in ROTJ they were mostly carrying A280ís but I want to avoid that due to the tight restrictions we have at a majority of our troops. Just canít see putting in the $ and effort for something Iíll only be able to carry once or twice a year:)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is, technically, no holster. None were worn on screen.

That said, I know a number of people who wear them anyway, for practical reasons. Check with your base commander for permission. (and maybe check before you invest in buying / making one, if you don't already have one)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No holsters
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