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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





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/



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



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/




  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".


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".




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


Hand guards (Flexible)


Vendor:  justjoseph63 -  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/35702-fs-flexible-hand-guards-for-centurion-level/



Vendor:  Trooperbay-  https://trooperbay.com/flexible-hand-guards-in-white-black-or-plain



            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


Vendor:  justjoseph63-  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/49156-fs-rubber-gloves-for-expert-infantrycenturion-level/



 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, but they are AWESOME! 


Pauldrons- (For Heavy Weapons Troopers)


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



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Hi Joseph,


Would you mind adding some info to your post above.

Geeky Pinks have told me that they are able to produce all of their items in non-leather alternatives, for those plant based troopers amongst us.

In their words, this includes:

"...neck seals... pauldrons, gunner bibs, vader suit, imperial knight, jedi or sith items, jawa bandoliers... Basically any item the SW universe could need in leather, I'll make in a vinyl/faux leather"

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Thanks, Rich!  I have added her in as a pauldron maker, but this information could also be added to Tony's @ukswrath FOTK vendors list here.  Not sure if she makes OT holsters (material may be too thin) but worth asking!

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6 hours ago, CallMeMrTibbles said:

I'll get in touch with Tony and let him know.
What would a good way to let other detachments know (as she's also makes non-TK stuff? Post on 501st forum?


Working on it 

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2 minutes ago, Roundarmor said:

Would the weapons be considered “ soft parts”. If so, there are no links in this section for them. Could some one help a noob out here?

No they are not considered "soft parts" 


There is not a lot of information for weapons in regards to supply as the makers come and go, there are these sections for info



DLT-19 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/118-blastech-dlt-19/



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19 hours ago, Roundarmor said:

Would the weapons be considered “ soft parts”. If so, there are no links in this section for them. Could some one help a noob out here?

As Glen said, blaster makers have come and gone, and the Weapons Locker forum is the best place to keep an eye out, but below is a list of E-11 options from 2021. I'll add, too, that Hellhounds has been reviving their business with updated rubber blaster features, and we're expecting products to roll out this Q2 of 2022. He'll have both E-11s and DLT-19s, and this is my review of his first version of the E-11 back in 2019.




And now back to this wonderful list of soft parts that Joseph compiled in this thread. =)

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Great list!

Know i know what to have before trying to build.

I quess the best thing for me to do is use this list along with any assembly guidence i find with in FISF.


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19 minutes ago, JeffD said:

Great list!

Know i know what to have before trying to build.

I quess the best thing for me to do is use this list along with any assembly guidence i find with in FISF.



Yes sir! I found it best, when first getting started, to follow in the footsteps of those before me. Joseph's soft parts list in this thread is a great place to start. My white canvas belt came from Kittell (Imperial Issue), holster from Darman and boots from Imperial Boots (now known as Keep Trooping after their name change).

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