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WIP Endor Trooper from GA Bespin Base
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loosetoon (Steve)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: WIP Endor Trooper from GA Bespin Base Reply with quote

Now that I'm well on my way to getting the ERT going, I figured it's time to start posting my progress and collecting comments. I plan on doing both the vest version and the duster coat version.

Once I get my photos and links in order, I'll edit this post and start the festivities.

Checklist:

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Shirt: HAVE, Ordered from Amazon, Gildan-G240 Sand color:


Duster Coat: HAVE, camo painting in progress


Vest: HAVE, from Grey Jedi


Czech M60 Rucksack: HAVE, bought from Keep Shooting:
https://www.keepshooting.com/czech-m60-rucksack.html

Finished with straps shortened, greeblies and hose added:


Hard Shell Donut Kit: HAVE, Ordered from Studio Creations


Soft Cap: HAVE, from Stephanie Bradley


Boots: HAVE, Palladium "Scout" Commando Canvas boots


Belt: HAVE, purchased at local Army Navy store:


Pouches: HAVE, various pouches ordered online and found at local Army/Navy stores.

Gloves: HAVE, ordered these online

http://www.tasco-safety.com/products/cowhide-driver-glove-with-ball-and-tape-pull-strap-pair.html
Also got these at Home Depot as backup:


DH-17: HAVE Hasbro Toy conversion:


Pants: HAVE, Goodwill find. Camo painting in progress.


Gaiters: HAVE, Made my own:


Bandolier and Greeblies: HAVE, Made my own, strap and grenades following PVC parts tutorial

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found these gloves for $7. Opinions?



http://www.tasco-safety.com/products/cowhide-driver-glove-with-ball-and-tape-pull-strap-pair.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you already ordered your shirt, but here is a link to the recommended one:

Long sleeved shirt-order "sand" color:

http://www.jiffyshirts.com/gildan-G240.html

This thread used to be called "Where To Find..." but it was changed over time.
http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36059
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Donna. The shirt I got from Amazon is the exact same shirt as your link, and was cheaper at Amazon with free shipping.

Any comments about these gloves?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look for ones with elastic across the back. These are what I used.
http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/556076-wells-lamont-heavy-duty-grain-cowhide-gloves.html?feedsource=1&gclid=CNG8pcDT3MoCFQoKaQodCZ0Myg

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent. Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I like the color of the tesco ones,

Keep in mind you need to dirty the gloves as if you been using them a while..
Those darker brown ones tend to be easier to age.

The other pieces in your list look pretty good so far,

I'm looking forward to see the stuff together...,
Keep up the good work
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those do appear to be a little light.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the ones you already ordered are very white, the ones you selected as second that are darker are my preferred gloves color wise

Look at the ref pics below and you see how dark they are, as well as a hint of the cord to tie at the wrist those have


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what initially drew me to those Tasco gloves was the ball and strap ties that I had read were like the screen versions. Is the dark brown strip at the cuff end OK?

The lighter ones I got from Home Depot are easily returned, but are the exact same color as the Wells Lamont gloves Charles posted. I was able to see and compare them both in person.

Or can be used for yard work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best thing to do is do yard work with your new boots and gloves to give them that well worked in look
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you start using the gloves for yard work, I seem to remember seeing a post from another member about how they used olive oil, or something similar on their gloves. It changed the color significantly and made them look really good.
You might want to do a small test patch to try it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my soft backpack rucksack in today from KeepShooting.

https://www.keepshooting.com/czech-m60-rucksack.html

Looks awesome but I had no idea how I'm supposed to hook up the strap for wearing it. So a quick visit to the yahoo group and I found what I needed. Here's my rucksack.





I also got my first belt pouch. I'm finding the nylon ones much easier than the canvas ones, but stumbled on this little canvas guy today.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's getting to like now ce... Good job on getting the canvas pouch

Try to look for m56 webbing, that was what use for the most part by the Endor trooper
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought an assortment of small canvas pouches from armynavydeals.com.

http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/products_new.asp?SEARCH=canvas+pouches&x=0&y=0&sa=SearchKeyword&ST=2

Got an extra 15% off with coupon code: 8185

Free shipping.

These are the ones I got:








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