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Rebels TK item list:

 

Bucket:  Originally GZ, may move to the TZA  TZA

Armor:  TZA / Talon With Walt's upgraded shins

Boots: not official.  Working with Imperialboots to develop Imperialboots

Underarmor:  Plain old black underarmor.  May use the Anovos, but it's a little on the hot side

Gloves:  These look to be the same fabric as the compression suit, not the rubber/latex of the Movie TKs.  Black wrist length Opera gloves

Neckseal:  Very different than the Movie TKs.  Looks to be the same material as the compression suit, with horizontal stripes without adding dimension.  Balaclava may be required.

E-11: Rubies with LED upgrade.  D-Ring added

 

The Rebels TK does NOT have a holster..!

 

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I picked up a 2nd hand bucket GZ bucket off the main board a month or two ago, and I'm now in process of finishing it:

 

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This bucket didn't come with decals or mic tips, so I've had to paint the details and source a 3d printed set of mic tips.  As you can see, I had a bit of the white paint come off when I removed the painter's tape, so I'll have to repair this before I weather.

 

Paints used :

 

Rustoleum "Works on Plastic" White Primer

Rustoleum "Works on Plastic" Gloss White

Rustoleum "Works on Plastic" Semi-Gloss Black

Rustoleum Smoke Grey

Hand-painted Testor's Semi-Gloss Black

Edge-lighting on teeth with Testor's Flat White

 

coming soon...weathering, mic tips, and tube stripes!

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It's definitely a thing!  I have a plan of attack now...will be cleaning up edges, cutting shim strips, and getting sludge ready...! 

Stripes, mesh behind the teeth, lenses, weather stripping on the bottom..!

Molds have safely landed

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Weathering added.  I misted some of the Smoke Grey in split second bursts from about 2-3 feet away.  I let this dry, and then dry and wet-sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper to give it this look.  I think this matches the on-screen weathering pretty darn well.  You can tell it's there when viewed up close, and it fades away a bit when viewed further back.  Really nice and subtle.  I'll likely do some more sanding to take even a bit more off, though.

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Looking good, I found using satin black on the trim and vocoder made it look more cartoonish ;)http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29365-rebels-stormtrooper-helmet/

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Mic tips added, and weathering scrubbed a bit more.  I also hit the black areas with steel wool to knock a bit of the shine out.  Now I'm just waiting to hear back on tube stripe stencils...!

 

Then we're looking at sealant, visor, padding, and fans!

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I don't think GZ is active at the moment, which is the primary reason that I picked up the 2nd hand one.  Talon/TZA is doing a full kit run that includes his version of the bucket.  Both buckets seem to have some advantages...!

 

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In other news, the payment was made for the armor kit...so this looks to be a thing.  And I suppose if I got tan, shaved my dome, and got a white beard, I could go all Rex in TK disguise while I'm at it..!   :smiley-sw013:

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Still waiting on armor to arrive, but that has given me time to work on the E-11:

 

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cleaned up the rail ridge, filled screw holes etc, and added a 3v 5mm red LED in the barrel with a momentary microswitch in the trigger.  The power cell area is removable to allow changing of batteries.  Sorry for the extreme shadows in the pics, but I hope the images are able to come through!!

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