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CommanderMeiloorun's Night Trooper (Ezra) Build


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Okay, so to go with my husband's Captain Enoch kit, I will be building a Night Trooper for myself. I'm modeling it after the one that Ezra wore, because I'm a big ole Rebels nerd.

 

 

 

 

Helmet: I'm getting my armor kit and undersuit with seal from Jim Tripon

 

Neck Seal: Jim

 

Undersuit: Jim

 

Armor: Jim

 

Gloves: 

 

Boots: Just going to order a pair from Crowprops or KeepTrooping, anyone have any thoughts/preferences on either?

 

Blaster: I'll resin print an E-11 and then finish it/mod it to match. 

 

Material Strips: 

 

I'll edit this post as I get sources for everything, and I'll add progress photos to the thread.  Currently I've placed the order with Jim for everything. Once I finish printing Enoch's chest and back pieces for my husband, I'll probably get started on the blaster while waiting for my armor to get made and shipped. 

 

Since I want to do a specific Night Trooper, should I add my research photos here, or to the research section and then just link them in an update?

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From past conversations the CRL would cover an array of different variants of what is seen on screen. For EZRA you could copy that particular Stormtrooper as he stole that armor BUT you could not get approved as "Ezra Stormtrooper say helmet off" as he is considered a "good guy" (this is also why we don't have a Luke or Han Stormtrooper CRL)

 

More info on "bad guys" costume inclusion here: https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CRLGuide

 

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As it stands, Ezra, helmet off, would reside under Rebel Legion, not 501st.

Glen is correct, no reason why you can not emulate his armour Helmet on, but it will simply be a Night trooper, not Ezra.

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8 minutes ago, CommanderMeiloorun said:

It's BBB day!!! Just ordered my boots and the chiffon. Once I get it coated in plastic dip I'm going to start drawing where I want the cracks and different sections. 

Oh happy days :dancing-trooper:

 

anticipation.jpg

 

 

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Had a slight detour while assembled most of a Sandtrooper (thank you ADHD), but we're back on track. I really need to find the thread about using imgur for photos, I have several photos to add. 

 

Today I got all of the pieces sealed with Plastidip on the back. 

 

If anyone has any type of video tutorials on the fiberglass kits, I'd be forever in your debt. I'm a bigger gal, so I have to shim up the chest, back, and ab plate so it'll look right. 

 

Also, thoughts on the white paint before weathering - should I make it glossy then weather it, or leave it matte because they've been exiled so long there's surely no way their armor is still shiny...

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2 minutes ago, CommanderMeiloorun said:

 

Also, thoughts on the white paint before weathering - should I make it glossy then weather it, or leave it matte because they've been exiled so long there's surely no way their armor is still shiny...

 

Nvm, just went back and looked at images again. I think I'll hit the whole thing with a gloss white then crack and weather and that should be enough of a shine. 

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Okay, we are plastic dipped and ready to trim and shim and make it fit me. I need to also drill out the grooves in the helmet and figure out the eye situation. 

 

I'm trying to add the glowing eyes for zombie mode but with the lenses you can see the light through it. I tried it with several layers of welding mask but then I couldn't see. I'd love any tips or suggestions from more experienced builders. 

 

Also - I can't find that thread that teaches you how to host your images on imgur so I can post them here. Anyone know of the top of their heads where it's located?

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You could reduce the amount of light with a resister, you don't need much as the main glow is very central

 

https://www.instructables.com/Choosing-The-Resistor-To-Use-With-LEDs/

 

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