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Haribon72’s First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Chase Scene) – Large Trooper Build

I waited this long to start.  I had to have the blu-ray in hand for great references.   For months, I've seen my garrison and legion friends build, progress, and finish their kits.

Now that spring is here, its time to get this major project started.   I choose this trooper because of the backpack, vest, and blaster set-up.   Somehow I was drawn to it.  I have the Sideshow Jakku Exclusive Sixth Scale figure coming in, so I can't wait to study it.    I know the Heavy Weapons Trooper from Sideshow has some inaccuracies on the vest, but hopefully the Jakku Exclusive will be better.

 

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Height:      5’10”

Weight:     240 pounds (this build is going help larger troopers like myself)

Garrison:   Golden Gate Garrison (Bay Area, California)

 

Armor kit arrived:  10/08/2015

Rubber gaskets arrived:  10/08/2015

Helmet arrived:  10/30/2015

Imperial boots arrived:  11/11/2015

Imperial gloves arrived:  11/11/2015

Soft goods (gloves, pouches, etc) arrived:  12/07/2015

Neck seal arrived: 12/14/2015

 

Custom or handmade items from our legion sources:

ABS White Plastic Extension Strips:  TrooperBay.  Purchased multiple times over the past few months.

Blaster Rifle with Extended Stock:  Jerry B (501st Legion) – Arrived 12/05/2015.  This is came from a 3D print run.

Blaster Pistol:   In the market and looking for one.

Belt:  Ukswarth (501st Legion) – Got his leftovers from his build on 12/18/2015.

Belt Boxes - Rubber Isolation/Vibration Pad:  Ukswarth (501st Legion) – Got his leftovers from his build on 12/18/2015.

Black Under Suit:   I’m so screwed if I don’t start exercising.

Chest Pill Hole Fabric: Ukswarth (501st Legion) – Got his leftovers from his build on 12/18/2015.

Cloth Gaskets:   In-progress.  Attempting to make my own

Hand Plates (Direct Copy from the movie): Dan S (501st Legion) arrived on 04/28/2016

Heavy Artillery Vest:  Chris H (501st Legion) – Ordered 04/06/2016

Helmet Bag:  Custom made by my wife (PM me for details if you’re interested). 

Holster (Real Metal):  Dan S (501st Legion) arrived on 12/29/2015

Survival Backpack:  Still researching with the Blizzard Force Detachment

 

 

 

Screen references on the Jakku chase scene.

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The beautiful white plastic stuff that will test my build and creative skills.

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Dan's metal holster

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Dan's Direct Copy Hand Plates from the movie.   Custom made from resin.  Arrived on 04/28/2016 from Germany.

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Just an exciting moment last November!

 

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Nice, looks like you've got the major parts covered! Looking forword to your build :)

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Looking good sir. I have to say that version of the TFA Stormtrooper is my fav! Looking forward to the progress updates! Let me know if you need a pair of helping hands during your build!

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Looking forward to the progress

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I can't wait to see this happen!  :popcorn:

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Wow! This will be exciting for sure. I'll definitely be watching this one. :popcorn:

 

Good luck with the build. :jc_doublethumbup:

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Thanks guys for the cheers!      Just a little update.   Today, I received Dan's Direct Copy Hand Plates from Germany.    Pictures have been posted above.

 

Also, I'm learning that an updated CRL for the FO Stormtrooper is in the works.   I'm postponing some of the build for now.

I don't want to go back and redo any of the armor if a Level 2 or Level 3 gets posted on the legion site.      Sorry no progress pictures at this time.

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The wife gave me a day off yesterday, so Rick (StarFox2010)  and I were able to hang out get some work done.

 

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I also developed an attack plan for the build.   This is going to be my road map and will be continuous updated.  Its very similar to my classic TK road map.

I start and finish with the center core first, then move to the legs and arms.

 

Area 1

1. Chest

2. Abs

3. Yoke

4. Back

5. Cod

6. Butt

7. Thermo Det.

8. Belt

9. Suspension system

 

Area 2

1. Thighs

2. Side Arm Holster

3. Lower legs

4. Boots

 

Area 3

1. Shoulder Bells

2. Biceps

3. Forearms

4. Gloves

 

Area 4

1. HW Vest

2. Blaster

3. Backpack

 

Helmet & Electronics will be done in between build areas.

 

Tony (UksWarth)'s TFA TK build thread will be our build resource (guide) as well other updated resources including the current CRL.

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Chest

1. Install updated chest piece provided by manufacturer

2. Create 3mm valley lines

3. Crave out pill boxes

 

Time to wreck shop!

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Photo copied chest piece and used as template.    

 

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Marked the back to see how accurate I can get.

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Chest piece is snugged (test fit only).  I will be sanding the back of the piece to get the desire cut out as done by Tony. 

 

To be continued . . .

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Cutting Out the Updated Chest Piece

Here's what I did last night.    It took me about 2.5 hours to carefully hack this piece.   I have never done this before and happy to share what I did.

Some areas I had to be a little crafty with a chisel and hammer.  Take your time and relax.

 

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Drill small pilot holes and chisel away.    I marked the areas with pencil to keep me focused on the shape I want.

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I'm using multiple chisels and mini files.

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I hacked my mini hack saw to fit into the chest piece.    This made it a lot easier to cut inside.

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Sanding the inside with my favorite sand paper (3M Pro Grade Precision - P150 Medium)

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Progress look before belt sanding the back.  I'll continue working on it.

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I'm going to encourage everyone to work on the chest piece cut out before installing it to the your chest plate.  Its easier to work with.

 

Some references I used last night.

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Here's the ultimate goal ( reach for the sky like Tony! )  

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How have I been missing this? WHAT THE HECK! Excellent Walter

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