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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Endor Trooping costume Reply with quote

Hello everyone !

This is a distress call from Captain Rex of the 501st "Darth Vaders fist" regiment. I've crash landed on Endor. Is anybody out there???

I'm new here. I am looking for ideas for my Trooper/ ENDOR costume and perhaps finding people who can help me doing it?

I can't stay long... my.... ra.... h... Turbulence... Hostile... Moglies everywhere... run.... t ...of... need assistance.... krrrrrrrrrr krrroooouuuiiiiii krrrrrrrr (radio white noise) - end of signal.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you want to know? And do you have any sewing capabilities (no fine tailoring needed with these, but some very basic sewing skills can help a lot)? Access to 3D printers? Or do you need to buy everything?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kman wrote:
What did you want to know? And do you have any sewing capabilities (no fine tailoring needed with these, but some very basic sewing skills can help a lot)? Access to 3D printers? Or do you need to buy everything?



No I don't own a 3D printer and places who have one will ask a huge sum of money to do just one thing, but I can ask around in my region...

No I don't have basic skills - I'll have to buy everything or for some pieces I'll have to hazve someone doing it for me in exchange of compensation...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few people (among myself) in the base and in sister clubs who have 3d printers Smile

Never hurts to ask!
You'll always have to take into account the time that people put into setting up, power usage, filament, ...

Also depends on the fact if you still want to do post processing yourself Smile
Printed parts are never 100% smooth
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many public libraries have 3D printers available for public use, for free. There's also 3DHubs, which connects you to random nearby people with 3D printers who will print you something for a pretty nominal fee, compared to the big companies.

That said, if you just want to buy everything, that's an option, too. Most parts can be purchased, but the price of some things definitely goes up, the better it is "out of the box".

Note that I don't know anyone who sells pre-painted pants, so you probably have to do that yourself. (practice the patterns on newspaper cutouts first) A couple other parts may need the camo treatment, too, depending on which options you choose.

And finally, there are a number of variants for this costume. You'll need to decide which one you want to go for.

All that said, the basic parts are pretty common to all:

1) Shirt: Just a simple tan, long sleeve t-shirt. Something like this works fine: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gildan-Ultra-Cotton-Long-Sleeve-T-Shirt-2400/229328277?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=3664&adid=22222222227094287515&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=213640583700&wl4=pla-399361086367&wl5=9031745&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113728270&wl11=online&wl12=229328277&wl13=&veh=sem

2) Pants: Simple tan BDU pants. I like the ones from Propper. You can get them all over the internet, or at a local army surplus shop. https://tacticalgear.com/propper-poly-cotton-twill-bdu-pants-khaki?hp=y&gclid=CjwKCAjwj4zaBRABEiwA0xwsP-1QR8q1WiZC6IAFHzjedysTDmkSegZ8US9dH-TeapKsR_eXj-798BoC-5AQAvD_BwE#/3325/657,2076/1&dl=b

3) Boots: Closest to the originals are IDF Scout Boots, and you can usually find them on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/i/121052052083?chn=ps&dispItem=1 Another option is the Palladium Men's Pampa Hi Originale Chukka Boot: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IU8HXTY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

4) 2" Military webbed belt: Again, army surplus shop, Amazon, eBay... just the simple, plain, Olive Drab old-school army belt, along these lines: https://www.amazon.com/Military-Outdoor-Clothing-Previously-Plastic/dp/B00DEGU7MI/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=army+pistol+belt&qid=1570990958&sr=8-4

5) Military pouches: Get several small pouches that fit on the belt. Also Olive Drab color. I like the compass/first aid pouches from the Vietnam era, but take a look at reference pictures and get what you want.

6) Leather gloves: Simple leather work gloves or gardening gloves. You can find them online, or at your local Home Depot / Building materials supply shop.

From here, we're looking at custom made Star Wars stuff. Etsy is probably your friend.

7) Top Options: You also need to choose which type of top you want, of the four options: (1) There's the yellowish vest, (2) there's the camo jacket with hooded top, (3) there's the option of both of those, and (4) there's the option of the long trench coat.

The Vest is probably simplest, since it doesn't need to be custom painted with the camo pattern like the other two do, so you can buy it ready-made, add weathering, and you're done. This shop sells vests that have been approved, although I know at least one person who had to add some details they left off (the topstitching on the right shoulder):

The Jacket can be made from the Swedish M40 snow parka base very easily. Just cut off some of the buttons, as I recall, dye it tan and give it the same camo paint job as the pants. https://www.militarymart.co.uk/swedish-army-m40-snow-over-parka/ (They're cheap, but shipping is high)

The trenchcoat can be made from a simple long lab coat or butcher's coat, which are pretty simple to search out online. If you're especially tall, like me, they won't necessarily work well without some alterations, but if you're a bit shorter it's pretty simple. Again, they'll need to be dyed to the base tan color and then given the camo paint job.

8.) Gaiters: Very simple part. There are a couple shops on Etsy that sell them, including the same lady who does the vests that I linked above: https://www.etsy.com/listing/468160264/endor-rebel-trooper-gaiters?ref=shop_home_active_8

9) Bandolier: Just 2" olive drab webbing with the loops sewn on. Here's an Etsy shop that sells them, complete with the greeblies: https://www.etsy.com/listing/703957032/endor-commandotrooper-bandolier-star?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=endor+bandolier&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1&frs=1 Or if you find the bandolier elsewhere you can buy the greeblies from Topsljack here: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=106130 (happens to be the same guy who runs that Etsy shop... he's a local trooper I know, very trustworthy)

10) The Helmet: The "donut" and soft helmet tends to be the trickiest part. The same Etsy lady does do them, but I'm not super impressed with the pictures of her helmets. She has a kit of all three parts: https://www.etsy.com/listing/473764763/star-wars-endor-rebel-trooper-soft-part?ref=shop_home_active_13 Then you can add the donut itself, buying DroidWelder's donut: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38021&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= or there are a couple other people here who sell 3D printed donuts, here in the sale forum, such as StarBreather http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=100113 and Topsljack: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=106129 There's also this guy on Etsy, but I've heard some mixed reviews about some of his stuff. Looks pretty good in his photos, but that's not always what you get, perhaps? https://www.etsy.com/listing/591618495/hero-luke-and-leia-rebel-trooper?ref=shop_home_feat_2&bes=1
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget that Phoenix Base resides in Belgium kman Smile
situation is not exactly the same as in the US Very Happy

but there is a solution for everything of course.
Thanks for hopping in and helping out by the way!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khepry wrote:
don't forget that Phoenix Base resides in Belgium kman Smile
situation is not exactly the same as in the US Very Happy

but there is a solution for everything of course.
Thanks for hopping in and helping out by the way!


Ah, good point. So some more local sources are probably key, and I can't help with that.

Regardless, the shopping list remains the same. Good luck! Smile
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