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New Project: Jes Gistang Female Legacy Stormtrooper‏

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Painted the canister for the back, then mounted and assembled it to sit just above the belt. I put an anchor on the inside of the back so it is permanently screwed into the back armor.

 

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Worked on the strapping for the upper armor. Giving it the same tongue and groove as the abs.

 

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Did some work on the section of the forearm that sticks out past the elbow.  As one can see in behind it, I wanted it to look a little better than just the backside of plastic armor glued together. So I glued some scrap in behind to add some thickness to it, then below that added a soft strip of Velcro to add some comfort as my wife’s elbow rubs against. Not sure how I feel about the soft Velcro, I might just replace it with more plastic to extend the backside look. Also added some insulation foam on the inside of the elbow to keep the armor from biting my wife. This will also help center the armor on the arm as well.

 

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Did some work on the helmet, trimming the head and cutting out the eyes

 

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Tons of progress to update on.

 

More work on the arm. As you can see below when she bends her arms, you can see behind the armor. So adding a little bulk in there gives the armor a thicker appearance as opposed to glued pieces of plastic.

 

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I replaced the white soft Velcro in put in previous with plastic, then used wood filler to fill in the seams to give it a more polished look. Sanded it down a bit to smooth it out and then went over it with a coat of white glue to seal it up. The glue dries clear. Also put in some black Velcro just so the inner part of the armor will disappear into the blackness of the black arm

 

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And then back to the helmet. Cut out the teeth, trimmed the ears and put it all together.
 

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The look I am going for with this build a realistic TK. So part of what I do with the build is I fill in the seams. Just like the arm, I filled in the gaps on the ear with wood filler, then sealed it up with white glue.

 

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The look thus far…

 

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Made a template and cut out the eyes

 

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Added some weathering to the armor

 

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The weathering looks awesome, although I'm not sure if your GML will accept it that way

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While I wait for the paint on the helmet to dry, I finished up on my other project, Chewies Bowcaster. Assembled it, painted it, created a strapping system for the shoulder strap, made a new scope tip (used a cap from glasses cleaner and the red tip of a can of WD40) and added some mild weathering. I love this thing!! I suspect my wife will be taking me prisoner so as to steal my gun!

 

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Some nice work, I especially like the tongue and groove attachments , a good idea for clone armor . I wish I had thought of that method years ago when I built my clone !!! <br>

I've just finished building my own bowcaster , so really appreciate the work in yours . Is yours full size ? I made mine 2/3 scale .

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That bow caster is magnificent and I love the tongue and groove stuff, thinking I can use that on my own TK to tighten some stuff up

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Thanks the Bowcaster was a long time coming. It is made out of polyvinyl, part resin, aluminum and wood. The 2 scopes are real. It is full size to go along with my full size Chewie costume.<br><br>

The tongue and groove is the one improvement I made over my own TK. It really keeps the armour nice and snug.

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Helmet is done

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Done! Here are my submission pics. After this fitting there are a few comfort tweeks to make but nothing major

 

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Looks really nice! You may want to heat bend the back of the shoulder tabs down a bit so they don't get snagged on anything.

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Time for some comfort mods. Cut of a finger width off the forearm as it was a touch long, and pinching her.

 

 

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Then tore the helmet apart and did something I wish I had done with mine, paint the inside black

 

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This time put in a much cleaner installation of the frown and eyes. Just glued it all in.

 

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I also installed a wireless sound system. Not only should my wife look like a female Stormtrooper, but she should sound like one.

 

 

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All DONE! Time to get her trooping!

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Thanks for the wealth of info!  This is the one I'm wanting to build, and I've never done anything like this before. I'll use all you notes and pictures! 
Weird question, but can you ask your wife (or maybe you would know) is she treated different/weird being in the female armor? I don't want to get pigeon holed as 'the girl', but I am in love with the design of this. 

Thanks! 

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Part of the reason I post the details of the build it to inspire more builds, so very glad to hear you taking up the knife ;) 

 

People love my wifes armor. She gets more attention as she is "unique". Plus with the "Rogue One" trailer, people are seeing more variety to the types of Stormtroopers and are more accepting now than say perhaps a few years ago.. She keeps getting asked if she is from the new movie. Our response is wait and see!

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Part of the reason I post the details of the build it to inspire more builds, so very glad to hear you taking up the knife ;)

 

People love my wifes armor. She gets more attention as she is "unique". Plus with the "Rogue One" trailer, people are seeing more variety to the types of Stormtroopers and are more accepting now than say perhaps a few years ago.. She keeps getting asked if she is from the new movie. Our response is wait and see!

Awesome to hear! Thanks  ^_^

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