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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Rebel Sniper Reply with quote

I am in the planning stages of building a sniper rifle and then a rebel trooper sniper.

I have been trying to find reference for a set uniform for the sniper. I am interested in making a desert or urban sniper.

I also need to make sure that the sniper is canon so I can go trooping.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you are talking about one from the Battlefront games. As far as I know, it is not canon. I do not know of any canon references to desert or urban Rebel snipers. If it is from a comic, then you will need to produce images.

Since you have approved costumes, you could probably do a sniper as an unofficial costume...

But in all honesty, just do a standard trooper (either RFT, HRT or ERT) and carry a sniper rifle at non canon troops. I know Biker Scouts who carry sniper rifles all the time. Just not at canon troops.

If you want to do a desert painted ERT style costume, go for it... just don't expect it to get approved. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correction: it would be approved as an Informal costume, because it has only one source (Battlefront II). Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a very old photo floating around of a 'specialized' RFT unit.
I suppose was the Echo base (NYC area) troopers, but I'n not too sure, it was years ago.That group had a sniper, a machine gunner and a radiomen among the 'normal' RFTs.

I also have a photo of a very good RFT radiomen from Cel.IV (Los Angeles)

All this to say that, IMHO, such a specialized uniforms work good in a squad - formal or not.
A single 'special' costume is just another 'fantasy' variation that I'm not sure the audience and fan will love (and, no, the point it's in the EU doesn't work)

A single 'special' costume as a part of a 'normal' squad is an interesting addition that make senso of the operation.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input. I will try and produce some photos from sources. I did find the urban trooper in wookiepedia (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Alliance_Special_Forces)

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3rd Regiment - SpecForce Urban Combat Specialists
A member of the SpecForce Guerrillas

"Law of Fortifications: It is always as hard to get out as it is to get in."
―UCS to Alliance trooper during the Siege of Kyrska

SpecForce Urban Combat Specialists (or UCS, often simply called Urban Guerrillas) were trained for street combat and were skilled in finding ways to adapt the tough urban fighting environment to suit them. They were also trained in making do with whatever equipment they had and were experts in hand-to-hand combat, street fighting, demolitions and light weaponry. They wore tight yet flexible gray jumpsuits, which partially absorb the shock of blaster bolts and also have visor-helmets.

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I assume the info provided is for EU or the video games.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Locomotiva wrote:
I remember a very old photo floating around of a 'specialized' RFT unit.
I suppose was the Echo base (NYC area) troopers, but I'n not too sure, it was years ago.That group had a sniper, a machine gunner and a radiomen among the 'normal' RFTs.

I also have a photo of a very good RFT radiomen from Cel.IV (Los Angeles)

All this to say that, IMHO, such a specialized uniforms work good in a squad - formal or not.
A single 'special' costume is just another 'fantasy' variation that I'm not sure the audience and fan will love (and, no, the point it's in the EU doesn't work)

A single 'special' costume as a part of a 'normal' squad is an interesting addition that make sense of the operation.

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I have seen this done... I think it was at Comic Con many, many moons ago, or at CIV. I think that squad costumes like this are great --just don't expect them to get formal approval. They are great for con wear, or possibly local informal troops.

Once upon a time, folks in Phoenix were going to do a desert squad of troopers, but it never materialized.

But IMHO, variants should only be done if you have a squad of folks, including some "normals." Like Fabio said, if it's just you and you're wearing a variant... it might not make a lot of sense to folks. Our costumes are semi-obscure as it is. Going more obscure isn't worth it if you spend 99% of your time explaining who you are.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might try to do a Hoth or Endor Trooper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryong Kai wrote:
I might try to do a Hoth or Endor Trooper.


I have done both costumes and absolutely love them. If you live in a hotter place, then Endor is better. I only wore my Hoth in the winter in Colorado. It was often too warm for spring/summer events.

And with the Endor, you have 4 separate options. Vest only, trench coat only, poncho only and poncho and vest.

If you need help with either, LMK.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the idea. I will be an Endor Gunner with a Tusken Rifle. I am already thinking of a story.

I got my references and everything.

Time to start saving.
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