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Tiny Trooper 48” Trooper sized down

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After seeing Suttontechs 48” trooper toy conversion for youth armor I decided to do my own.
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Immediately I realized that this was way to large for my daughter. She’s not even 4 yet.
Did his stop me? Nothing stops the first order!
Took apart all the screws and got a look at the insides. Started with curved Lexan scissors, dremel, and a jigsaw when able.
I plan to replace the grip for the blaster. It was connected to the hand.
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For the shins I kept the bottoms attached for now. I may have to remove them due to my daughters extreme lack of height.
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Getting the insides completely removed has been a long process. Lots of cutting and grinding. Quickly realized you can’t let the dremel go fast or it melts the plastic and creates a mess.
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The main body I needed to completely remove the midsection to shorten it.
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Not sure if I will use these but I went ahead and cut the hand plates off. May just Velcro or use elastic to attach them.
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To give an idea how tiny this will end up being, the helmet actually fits. So I went to work on that and gutted it and cut the eyes out. 10584802af5237c2cb7daeff4ac9d602.jpg&key=ebf26134e0daf520e8d9057cc0ac2bc015f1a38cb7fb21f3b42423b979aa277d
Right now the parts I will need to replace with smaller alternatives are the thighs, ab, kidney, and forearms. The rest can just be big.
For the forearms I’m just using the same PVC pipe I used for my TK thermal detonator.
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My goal is to simply get my daughter able to wear this now. But leave everything original. That way as she grows I can just substitute the larger pieces when needed and she can hopefully wear this for years. I don’t think the helmet will make it more than one year. But I also have a 2nd daughter on the way so this should get plenty of use.
 
Here is everything I have currently. Still need to make thighs and find some plastic to cover the midsections.
Also I’m going to be painting this all. I don’t like color of the plastic.
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I’m toying with making this into a executioner, but I can’t decide.
As always any advice, critiques, or questions are welcome.
 
 
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Starting to piece things together. For the shoulder I’m simply adding small pieces of plastic cut from other areas across the split, and glueing them in place with E6000.
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I do not think this will need anymore support to hold together.
For the shins I’m trying to decide if I will use Velcro for front and back, or glue the front together and Velcro the backs similar to ANH shins.


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Bunch more progress.
I plasti dipped the inside of the helmet.
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Used a small plastic garbage can for the midsection front and back. (Ironically made from the same plastic and almost a perfect match)
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Used one of those plastic tubes for cleaning wipes for the thighs. Then added a few little strips to just give some definition.
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I’m really happy with how the forearms turned out. Had some fun with the dremel adding the details.
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I used a thick chunk of cardboard tubing to make the TD,
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I glued some plastic to the ends, and a little piece of packaging to imitate the original better.
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Finally got some paint on this.
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Tried white plasti-dip. I do NOT recommend it at all. Bad choice on my part but worth trying I thought.
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But I will use this as an opportunity to try out some weathering.
So now my plan is to do some crazy weathering. Dirty and battle hardened.
Blaster bolts and burn marks all over.



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Awesome!!
I like some if your ideas... wish I’d thought of them!
I cut off the whole ring on the shin bottoms, but kept them to put back on when she grows.


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Weathering level 1 is complete. Didn’t find any good way to add burn/ blaster marks. So I just made it dirty.
I used cheap hairspray and dirt from my driveway.
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First sprayed a layer of hairspray then took a small paintbrush me sprinkled the dirt/ dust on it.
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Then kind of smash dabbed the dirt around.
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Then I just took an old rag and lightly swept off the loose dirt. Then dabbed around until it got to where I wanted.
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Took awhile but I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out.
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And of course my daughter wanted try it on.
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All that’s really left to do it fix up some of the strapping.
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I’m going to make some loops for the shoulders, that will go around the chest armor though the neck hole. Just to hold them as high as possible due to my daughters smallness.
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Also need to add padding at the chest back connections to keep the plastic from digging into my daughters skin.
And sadly I may have to make new forearms. They don’t really fit with a long sleeve shirt.
Also she doesn’t like the helmet and says it needs to be bigger. It does fit but she doesn’t like it. So I’ll need to get a larger one of those too.


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Got the boots together.
Just got some cheap shoes from Walmart. Took out the laces and then painted them with Angelus shoe paint. Same thing I did with my shoes for my TK.
Then it was just cutting a small plastic piece to cover where the laces are. Attached those with Velcro.
Dirtied it up to match the suit and it’s good to go.
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