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sentry71 (Gary Hill)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: ERT WIP Reply with quote

Our base is going to be doing an Endor bunker for a large event in June, so an Endor trooper seemed to be the thing to do!

I followed the pinned topics at the top of the forum, and decided to go with the vest only commando, as outdoors in June may get quite warm.

Current outfit items I have are:

long sleeve t-shirt (jiffyshirts.com)
cargo BDU type pants (Cabela's)


Pistol belt and packs (Omaha's Surplus)


Boots (Palladium scout)


Donut and ear caps (DroidWelder on the forums)


A280 completed (M16 airsoft from Amazon, kit from Darthhair on the forums)



Rank badge, bandolier and greeblies (thanks Phyllis!)


I also have the patterns for the vest and cap, so that I can use the swatches from above to match fabrics for doing these myself.

I am also getting assistance on my gaiters from Phyllis as well. I owe her a lot for all of her help!

The only section I am concerned about currently is the pants, as they are not tactical BDUs - though the CRL only specifies "cargo style", there seems to be a trend toward the paratrooper style BDU. Not a major issue if it would make sense to change that at this point, as they have not been painted.

Open to thoughts and suggestions!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made some small progress on the helmet donut (I need to add shims to make it fit my head), as well as a few bandolier greeblies to go along with it. Yay for PVC caps and couplers!



I also received my gaiters in the mail. Still need to pick up OD laces to go with them, however.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember - the pants and jackets are Tan uniforms with some camo applied for this mission. When I was a Judge, we got so many submissions that had no tan showing at all! Literally every square inch/cm was green.

Rule of thumb: When you think you are half way done with a color - STOP.





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll definitely keep that in mind. Thanks Mac!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pants have two colors applied. The brighter green stood out quite a bit more than expected, but I think I left enough tan that adding two more colors (lightly) should still leave enough base color showing.

I also took some time to open up the legs, so that I don't have lines on the creases - even though these pictures don't really show it.

Thoughts?



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today has been painting day for bandolier greeblies and the rank badges.



I also have the metallic base for the donut, but I may need to rework the seams, as they are leaving more of a defined line than I expected - so, no pic of that currently.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where'd you get your gaiters from?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi (Phyllis) was kind enough to help me out with those. She may have another set available, but you would need to PM her to find out.

Otherwise, there is a good set of instructions in the Endor Bunker Yahoo group.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Costume is coming along nicely!!

I can't wait to see it in person in about a month and a half..



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soft cap is coming along nicely.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good...
make sure to put an insert in the earholes so that you can't actually see your ears...
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test fit

Known issues: bandolier needs to be adjusted at the hip to not flare out.
Straps on "posterior pack" to be shortened.
Leather pieces to be added to the soft cap.
Shading to be added to back of donut.

Please comment with any other issues you see!! Thanks!








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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you bring the donut down a little and make it as horizontal as possible?
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sentry71 wrote:
Soft cap is coming along nicely.






This is a Friendly FYI:

Notice how much forehead is showing in the photos above.
A big problem with the patterns that were posted for making your own AN-H-15 soft cap replica, is that the original real visor on the AN-H-15 Flight helmets was never included in the patterns.

You can see how much material is missing from the forehead when comparing to these real AN-H-15 soft caps:




Some soft cap replica makers have assumed that the missing visor is not needed and sewn the larger (Movie added) visor directly to their soft cap replicas.
Sewing the large visor directly to the soft cap replica pushes the front of the Donut helmet up and is usually the primary reason why the Donut helmet is often rocked back really far in many costume submission photos.
(The screen used large Movie visors were attached to the Donut helmet, Not to the AN-H-15 soft caps. So it was easy to adjust the height and angle of the Donut helmet. )

The original real visor is an essential component of the soft cap's dimensions, which covers the forehead and also provides a comfort layer to help protect the forehead and keep the Donut helmet from digging in.

My recommendation would be to add another piece of material to your soft cap to replace the (real) visor that wasn't included in the patterns. It needs to come down at least an inch below what it does in your photos above, preferably to just above your eyebrows.
It doesn't necessarily need to stick out like the real visors do, it just needs to come down more and cover the rest of the forehead.

Now, when I make my soft cap replicas, I have modified my patterns to include at least an additional inch of material at the front, so it covers most of the forehead.


This eliminates the need to add a smaller visor, and you can still finish your replica the way that the tutorial shows.

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