(Copied from the FISD and also showcased on the MEPD)
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:
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
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
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
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
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?
Move along, move along...