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List of Soft Parts for Your OT TK build

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                                                              This list is for Original Trilogy (OT) builds.  ANH, ESB and ROTJ)

 

For those who are about to embark on a TK build, in addition to the kit itself and the supplies you will need** to do that we are often asked about other items to complete the ensemble and get approved.  These are known as "soft parts", and include the holster, under suit, boots, gloves, neck seal and canvas belt.  Be aware that some armorers may include one or more of these items with their kit, but some do not. 

 

Also be aware that just because the seller includes them it does not always mean that they are the correct type/style and are eligible for approval (especially at higher levels).  When in doubt, always ask your armorer which items are part of the package or feel free to ask here if you have doubts/questions.  We are here to help!

 

If there is a particular soft part you need, below is a list of "tried and true" vendors who have an excellent reputation, as well as suggestions for where to get other pieces or even make your own!

 

NOTE:  If you are a vendor and would like to add your sales thread here or you have a tutorial on how to make your own please PM me before posting here

 

**https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/31404-supply-list-for-your-tk-build/page/11/

 

 

White Canvas Belt

                   NOTE: not all belts are created equal!  The belts used in the films were firm and sturdy with no creasing or sagging.

 

Vendor-  Rob Kittel  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/19803-fs-white-canvas-belts/

 

               Soulart  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/

 

               Trooperbay-  https://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-sandtrooper-white-canvas-belt

 

               

Make your own:    https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/665-howto-a-guide-to-making-a-canvas-bel

 

Neck Seal:

 

Vendor:  Darman  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/21385-darmans-neck-seals/

              

               Soulart  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/

 

                Trooperbay-  https://trooperbay.com/costuming-accessories/headgear-neck-seals/stormtrooper-neck-seal

 

             

Make your own:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/34548-10-diy-neck-seal-v1/

 

Holster:  

              NOTE:  Holster straps differ for various costumes.  Please see the CRL for your particular style here:

                          http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL

 

Vendor-  Darman   https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16744-leather-e-11-holsters-35/

 

              Trooperbay   https://trooperbay.com/costuming-accessories/ammo-pouches/stormtrooper-genuine-leather-blaster-holster

 

Make your own:   https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/23643-making-a-holster-for-anh-stunt/

 

Boots:

 

  Vendor: Imperial Boots  https://www.imperialboots.com/product/421/  

            NOTE:  Imperial boots are 100% approvable at every level, but they only open once a month for orders.  They can run a bit small, so I suggest ordering a half size larger than what you normally wear.

 

Make your ownhttps://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/27565-how-i-did-my-boots-tkboots-alternative/

 

Under Suit:

               Under suits can be purchased from many sources, and you have the choice of one or two piece types.  I have found Amazon to be among the least expensive sources.  The easiest thing to do is visit that site and search for it, for instance "Mens compression suit top black long sleeve".

                                                                                                               Examples:

Mens compression suit top black long sleeve-  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mens+compression+suit+top+black+long+sleeve&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

Mens compression suit pants black-  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mens+compression+suit+pants+black&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

Vendor  Trooperbay  https://trooperbay.com/star-wars-stormtrooper-sandtrooper-black-undersuit

 

NOTE:  While some prefer the one-piece type, the two piece tends to be better when you have to... uhhh, let's just say "answer nature's call".

 

                                                                                                   IMPORTANT!

 

When ordering an under suit, be aware that many have printed logos, white stitching etc.  These can not be visible while wearing your armor.

 

 

Gloves:  

            NOTE:  As per the CRL for Basic 501st OT TK approval, gloves must be all black with no visible straps/logos/designs and can be rubber, Nomex, leather or a leather-like material.  For Level 2 (Expert Infantry) and Level 3 (Centurion) they must be made of rubber or a rubber-like material.

 

I highly suggest finding ones with a long wrist, which prevents it from sliding out from underneath your forearm armor.

 

Vendor:  Trooperbay-  https://trooperbay.com/accurate-trooper-black-latex-gloves

 

 eBay is also an alternative.  Just search Black Nomex (or leather, rubber etc.) glovesBe sure when ordering the rubber type from eBay that you are purchasing the heavier duty type and not the disposable kind.

 

Thigh Garter system:

 

Vendor:  Pencap510  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29991-thigh-garter-system/           

 

               NOTE:  These are not a requirement per se, but they are AWESOME!  

 

ALL THINGS FIRST ORDER TK

 

Neck seals for all style of troopers

Pauldrons

Under harnesses for FOTK and OTTK

Biker shorts for FOTK

Fabric gaskets for FOTK

 

Vendor:  Soulart  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/

NOTE:  Based in Canada, but ships worldwide!

 

 

 

 

 

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