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WIP Endor Commando in NJ
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks for the advice guys. I'm anticipating getting the gaitors/leggings last so I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, and post the results when I get them. For now I'll work on getting the rest of the paints and the donut, and I'll switch the plastic late LC-2 belt for a more proper M36/56/67 one next time I go to a surplus store or reenactment.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Gaiters Reply with quote

The gaiters are a bit different then the ones you can get from military surplus shops.

The best way is to make them/have them made , it is not very difficult,
Even I managed to make them Smile

The designs you can find in the Endor Bunker yahoo group

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/endorbunker/

As stated, not seen anyone make a helmet of foam... and personally I think it will be hard to get the shape and the helmet feel right.

There are good options out there...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd be surprised what can be made out of foam... This X-Wing helmet is made from Foam, Wood Glue and Bondo.


Good luck on your build!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my BDU pants, M60, and AN-H-15 (which needs some work) in the mail today. Overall pleased with everything except the design of the M60 Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's got two pockets... it's perfect. Wink

I hooked the belt clips on the shoulder straps to the bottom rings, and crimped them so they wouldn't come undone. Then you can wear it like a normal pack.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrooperPX wrote:
It's got two pockets... it's perfect. Wink

I hooked the belt clips on the shoulder straps to the bottom rings, and crimped them so they wouldn't come undone. Then you can wear it like a normal pack.


Ok, thanks. I was looking at photos of it but there were about a billion different ways they mounted so I wasn't sure which one was correct, haha
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take a pic in the next day or so.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbdgamer wrote:
G'nott sH'urr wrote:
the colormaster paint will not work, you need the design master paint in the shades listed in the Standard. regular paint will simply pill up on the surface of the fabric, and when washed, will not yeild the slightly faded look you want to acheive.

ive spray painted 5 ERTs with DM fabric / flower paint, and it works great. After a gentle wash the colors even out. Remember to leave LOTS of tan showing, up to 1/5 of the total surface should be tan. I use very large blocks of color, and paint everyones here for consistency.

On the blaster, its not required, and definitely check with your local Base regarding troopers with blasters given the most recent -ahem-"request" from LFL regarding blasters. Either en E11 or A280 is fine. Make sure they meet movie used refernces if you proceed.

I got my ANH15 from Mountain Princess here on the boards, I have three of hers, she makes them to order so they fit and all the colors are consistent.

on the lab coats dusters, there were a couple of dusters added to the forums so people could source a nice, long, ankle -to- mid calf lenght duster. Most lab coats are poly/cotton and do not take dye or fabric paint well. Butchers coats, while usually cotton, are shorter in gneral than lab coats. 100% cotton all natural canvas dusters are the better option for people under 5 foot 10.

your webgear looks great from what I can see with a big thumbs up on all all cotton pouches. Make sure the pistol belt has the classic ring tongue buckle, not the more modern plastic snap buckle introduced in the late 70s.

Another point is the roughouts, while they do not match the screen used boots without the lug toe cap at the front, I would like to see how much lace is visible when your gaiters are worn. We prefer either the Israeli zahal boot, or for people like me with really big feet, the Palldadium boot which is almost identical. These two boots closely mimic the screen used 80s vintage Sierra hiker tek boot. With the gaiters worn, it *MIGHT*
be possible to alter the boots you have to look like the preferred boot.

Please keep us up to date with you progress!


Listen to this guy he is one of the experts on all things trooper. And he just answered most of your questions better than I ever could.


I agree wholeheartedly with Dan, and of course David. As a recently approved ERT I can vouch for his expertise. It worked for me and it will work for you. Heed his advice Re: the DM fabric paint AND the recommended way of applying the different shades. You'll need five (5) colors to do it correctly. Good luck with the rest of your build!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, will do!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing with the costume.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbdgamer wrote:
Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing with the costume.

No new work since January as I've had to buy stuff for my Russian airsoft kit; but that's almost done so I should be back on track within the month.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, it's been awhile. Any updates?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waiting on my first paycheck to buy more pouches (sold most of the M14 ones), correct belt, parka, dye for the parka, and maybe more paint if I can afford it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any work yet on the foam helmet? I'm interested to see how it comes out.
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