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New Endor Trooper in Endor!
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Obey Wann (William Blackburn)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those look like he same pants i wear every day and made mine from, and I love the cotton web gear.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I got my bando greeblies the other day, going to start sanding and filling tonight after work. These are the ones i'm using, including the wrist com. I'm going for the bandolier in the Costumes book, since I haven't seen anyone do that variation, so I have another canvas M56 ALICE pouch ready to go on that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a pic from the book?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go. I think everyone should own this book, it is awesome.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be aware,
The bandoleer has the habit to find its centre of gravity,
If you out too many heavy items in the front it will slide when you move.

This looks good on a static model where the backpack is holding it secure.


But all the bits are coming nicely together...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only have 3 grenades and the pouch will be empty. I've thought about it, and I think i'm going to put a square of tan velcro on the back of my shoulder to hold it in place. I likely won't ever wear the snow jacket without the bando.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That might work.... Just make sure the Velcro is hidden by the belt
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to do that with my Endor trooper. Just do it in a way that it holds it in place, but isn't really visible.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, been working on my greeblies past week or so. After sanding and filling, I gave them a spray primer


Then I decided that the grenades should allhave a gunmetal color base, while the comm and the other greeb looked more like a bright aluminum base


Then, looking at my reference photos, I decided which parts needed the flat italian olive as camo, taped over metal paint I wanted to keep, and here is the result
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next, I used modelpaints to do the details. I wanted the grenades to have variation, so one I made the ends olive and just painted activator buttons red, the other i left one end gunmetal and painted the other end red, to indicate this was a thermal grenade versus say a fragmentation. I think the other one looked like a shaped charge, like one that could be used to breach a door, and only painted the activator red. I painted the wrist comm functional parts flat black to mimic original, then scraped and dry brushed wear on all the pieces


The next day after it dried, I sealed with testors flat laquer. I still need to drill a small hole in the comm to add the screw part


Next I will be making the bandolier itself. I am still waiting on my snow jacket from the UK and my helmet kit. For now, here is my kit placed where it is going to go:


More to come soonish!
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OKAY, finished up my bandolier. Used some great strap material for that and my wrist comm, and found a way to lighten the M56 pouch and attach it with zip ties.



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next I am working on my gaiters. I used the instructions on the stickyed pattern on this forum, but thought it would be helpful to people to show the steps.

First, after measuring and cutting all the pieces, use spray adhesive to tack down the inner batting on one side.


After sewing sides together, turn inside out and press


After stitching top opening, sew a top stitch on 3 straight sides 3/4 inch from seams. Then make two top stitches at widest point to make a false seam up the back. They should look like this after:
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I then make the rectangle tongue pieces. Sew on 3 sides, turn right side out, press. The one on the right is then going to be hem stitched, then the top stitching will be added on 3 sides like the main gaiters. The completed tongue is on the left.


Next I decided which sides of the gaiters would be the insides and marked them, and then aligned the tongues for best fit, making a left and a right.



I will now whip stitch the tongues on by hand where I pinned them so the seam doesn't show on the outside. Then all I will have to do is add eyelets, laces, and weather.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the tongue whip stitched to the inner gaiter


After stitching I add the eyelets and the parachord, and they're ready!


Here I have done the weathering on the gaiters and the shoes. My secret is not spending money of Fuller's Earth, but using my own mix of paints and flour!
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