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  2. There is an another thread on the SE research that I used as basis for my research and I also used the one on the whitearmor.net. Here is what I have found and I hope this further helps to complete the CRL and possible PO and SWAT reference builds. Anyone else may add on any information they believe will help any future SE Sandtroopers obtain Police Officer or SWAT status. Starting from left to right: Trooper 1: wearing RotJ TK boots, missing ammo pouch from belt, no rivets on the belt for holster, standard RotJ suit, ANH pauldron, no foam padding inside shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 2: small separation of white U-trim around the thigh, no white U-trim on the bottom of the chest plate, RotJ boots, ANH pauldron, no foam underneath shoulder bells, standard RotJ suit, no rivets on belt for holster, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 3: RotJ armor suit, ANH TK boots, foam padding underneath shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, neoprene or rubber pauldron, not sure on the rivets on the belt, I believe the last two troopers are using a 1st version of the backpack (need to confirm with Crooknight). Trooper 4: weathered heavily compared to the other four, neoprene or rubber pauldron, RotJ armor suit, RotJ E-11, ANH TK boots, not sure on the rivets, and 1st version backpack (?) The trooper above is Ted Gagliano and he did not move in this scene and is the fifth SE sandtrooper. He is using a RotJ armor suit, has rivets on the belt from where the holster should have been, backpack, RoTJ E-11, and no TK boots (wearing shoes) as he did not want to move in the sand. See photo below. I plan to update as I find more information, but I believe this is all that there is on the SE sandtroopers. Also, I truly believe that there should not be any lower level or basic level of the SE troopers that does not require RotJ armor. ALL SE Sandtroopers MUST have RotJ TK armor build following their CRL. Thank you!
  3. I have glued the body, the thighs, shoulder bells, and the arms. I will try them on tomorrow and get more photos. I am just waiting on the backpack and the blaster. I am also needing to complete the helmet and get this armor all nice and dirty.
  4. Here are more photos from today's work. I almost there!
  5. Yesterday
  6. Great progress! Just some suggestions: It might be due to the camera perspective but the lower bottle looks too long imho. And the upper part of the exhaust ports could also be a tad smaller looking at your picture.
  7. Here is the best picture I have showing the visible head of the bolt on top of the upper bottle... Hope this helps...
  8. Thanks guys! I can't wait for the next.
  9. Wet sanded the bottles with 400 grit ready for primer and top coat and ground down a 6mm coach bolt to use as a fixing for the top bottle, I might make the head of the bolt smaller so that it is less visible Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  10. Last week
  11. There is an another thread on the SE research that I used as basis for my research and I also used the one on the whitearmor.net. Here is what I have found and I hope this further helps to complete the CRL and possible PO and SWAT reference builds. Starting from left to right: Trooper 1: wearing RotJ TK boots, missing ammo pouch from belt, no rivets on the belt for holster, standard RotJ suit, ANH pauldron, no foam padding inside shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 2: small separation of white U-trim around the thigh, no white U-trim on the bottom of the chest plate, RotJ boots, ANH pauldron, no foam underneath shoulder bells, standard RotJ suit, no rivets on belt for holster, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 3: RotJ armor suit, ANH TK boots, foam padding underneath shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, neoprene or rubber pauldron, not sure on the rivets on the belt, I believe the last two troopers are using a 1st version of the backpack (need to confirm with Crooknight). Trooper 4: weathered heavily compared to the other four, neoprene or rubber pauldron, RotJ armor suit, RotJ E-11, ANH TK boots, not sure on the rivets, and 1st version backpack (?) The trooper above is Ted Gagliano and he did not move in this scene and is the fifth SE sandtrooper. He is using a RotJ armor suit, has rivets on the belt from where the holster should have been, backpack, RoTJ E-11, and no TK boots (wearing shoes) as he did not want to move in the sand. See photo below. I plan to update as I find more information, but I believe this is all that there is on the SE sandtroopers. I hope to find more photos...
  12. Here are the latest photos and I am installing the belt on the armor tomorrow. A HUGE shout out to Paul of TM for the kit and for making this as easy as possible. I appreciate him very much and recommend him for the RotJ kit.
  13. I am sorry I have not updated this thread. I have had a hard time with the loss of my friends and working on the helmet. I am not posting all of the photos, as there are too many. I am uploading what I think you all want to see and I am almost to the finish line. Stand by for more photos!
  14. Same here! You can always sand, file or even cut a little more...
  15. @Marv This is my interpretation of the “filter” seen on this specific pack. I build it from scratch taking measurements from the available reference pictures. I used flexible rubber hose around a cylindrical card bord box. Since this picture I adjusted the size to a slightly bigger diameter and a few cm heights.
  16. What is the piece to the left of the sonix in the picture?
  17. Found some cheap bottles today, not the most accurate in some ways but slightly wider than the shampoo/conditioner bottles which were 83mm, these are 90mm diameter. I might go with these for now and upgrade if I find anything better in the meantime. The height works out to roughly 130mm with the lid attached and 120mm without the lid (including the mushroom cap). Does that sound about right? Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  18. It's always good to cut out less in the first go, you can still work on the details using some model maker files, that's the way I always do it.
  19. Thank you Roger. Didn't hab much time lately so only a little update, I cut out the teeth. Still need to clean up the edges, I'm not 100% satisfied.
  20. You are right and it is currently being discussed if the pack should be optional. Sure level 2 is demanding but also a corresponding improvement. And it's worth it
  21. Congratulations on your application. Ive considered applying for PO for my Mimban but I have to say the MEPD's reputation for upper levels is really quite intimidating. As for packs being required.... absolutely not. There is no reason to require them. There are few clear pics to base a Mimban build on (trust me, I know) and none are wearing a pack. The only troopers seen clearly in the movie, the ones that throw Han to "the beast"..... no packs. And the argument that OT sandies need a pack to get level 2 therefore Mimbans should too? Sorry that makes zero sense. Different movies, different troopers.
  22. @Hausi Thanks for the tip! Mine are now spraypainted matte black as well, and they look great! @welshchris77 Thanks! My bottles are 9,5cm i diameter They're 1,5L bottles from L'oreal - they were quite expensive, but now my girlfriend has a year's supply of shampoo Before the weekend I made a chunk of progress, and got all the grey parts painted: The RAL7031 paint I bought was quite glossy, so all the pieces got a once-over with some matte clear coat so they would match the black parts. In the foreground are my newly painted shoulder straps! Also attached the mushroom cap to the top shampoo bottle using the "soda bottle method": First I glued the soda bottle cap inside the mushroom cap. Then, I cut a 2cm slit in the soda bottle to accommodate the wood bar inside the shampoo bottle, applied some super glue and slid the soda bottle inside the shampoo bottle. Who knew a 1,5L Fanta bottle fit perfectly inside a shampoo bottle? Here's a shot of all the parts (minus shotgun shells and canteen) sitting on their respective seed trays; I feel like I am very close to the finish line now! Just need to sand down the print lines of my 3D-printed exhaust port, then give it a coat of black paint. Also, I need to make some sort of rig for for shotgun shells, and of course paint those black as well. Then, once those things are mounted, all that remains is the weathering - unless I'm forgetting something? Any input is of course much appreciated -Christian
  23. 11. Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Westbury, 9/15/19
  24. So I found one thing I can correct: The ammo pouch came with stitching on the bottom for different sized magazines. I"m going to remove this stitching so that the inserted foam fills out the entire pouch. I'll post before and after photos once it's done.
  25. I think you are right about the pack 3 fixing and also the possibility of different fixings for other packs pack 3 definitely look more like the coach bolt to my eyes :)
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