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    You can find Pics of the Pack in the "Falcon Take off" Scene and before in the "Alley door check" scene. The "alley door" scene plays in the film before the falcon scene, but is more damaged there than in the "falcon" scene. The difference, "Alley door" = missing rips on the unknown part upper/left, no bee-sting, no disk behind der radar dish. Here some Pics from the film: "Alley door check" "Falcon Take off"
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    Hello, TD-14631 here with my recently approved Battlefront Magma Trooper! Glad to be a part of MEPD.
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    Hi, I'm very happy to announce that I'm done with the backpack #2 just the weathering is missing but I will make it later...... and here we go. . . . . the Back the right side the left side the Greebie on the upper tray' and here the Original after checking the other backpacks. I changed my round plate behind the dish. I bought a 5" rubber backer pad, it was used on the other packs and it makes sense to me, that they use it here again. I check the reference again and I think this backpack has a 2. red support behind the upper tray, but it totally paint black It looks like there is something on the frame, so I added a 2. support stripe to my pack. and the last thing was the hose case. I filled up 2 of the holes and add 2 caps of the other 2 screws. greetings from Germany Björn
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    Thank you Roger and Vincent for the kind words! Roger, I know, I´m such a nerd, I can´t believe it myself... and I´m proud of it. As you were asking for my source of the pleather, got it from ebay, am quite happy with it as it´s only subtly structured. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Automobil-Kunstleder-Meterware-Sitzbezug-Polsterstoff-in-schwarz-150-cm-Breite/372665484347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=641449882023&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648 I put on the remaining stickers, assembled it and before weathering, I used Microsoft word to replicate the "220V" sticker and the "WARNING" sticker. original: mine: I just messed around with it until it looked about right, printed them and put a layer of self-adhesive film on top, so it would survive the following weathering. I tried to get the "MIC" and "EAR" stamps on the pleather surround as well but it didn´t work out as planned, so I´m not completely happy with this particular detail. This is what it looks like on Tony´s original: I decided against the techniques I regularly use for weathering, which is watered down black and earth acrylic paint dabbed off with paper towels and used some kind of sponge my wife uses to clean her leather winter boots and refresh the black colour. I just used it as it was and didn´t apply any more shoe polish. I wanted to achieve just a subtle used and greasy effect and I´m happy with it. Finally, for the first time ever, I have used fuller´s earth to do the weathering and while I would never use it on armor, it worked just fine on the radio, making it look dusty and old. And here´s the finished project: And now it´s on display with some of my favourite stuff... maybe one day I will attach it to a pack for some time. That would just add to the realism of having a screen-used radio... with even more holes in the back cover. Cheers mates
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    As you can tell, I have decided to share ALL of my Sandtrooper Pack Files, this includes Magma and Jedha. It will take me a little while to upload these, but I hope people enjoy. You will be able to build the entire Magam and Jedha packs from these files. These files cost me a couple of thousand dollars just on design. I feel like it is time I share them with everyone. I will send you the google drive links to the files in the 3D File link you sent me.
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    @RoCKo Thanks for the feedback! The picture with the exhaust port is from before it was glued together, so it was just loosely assembled. I have since glued and painted it, and now it looks like this: As far as I can see it looks about right, and the top ring sits (almost) flush with the edge of the seed tray, like in this picture: Also measured out the bottle at around 15cm, which I seem to recall is in the ball park according to some measurements I saw in another build thread. I've completed the shotgun shells using some lip balm covers and a type of clay/putty that you can shape and then harden in the oven: A coat of black paint and they're done: I glued the shells onto a piece of black ABS and glued the whole thing onto the top seed tray. Also I sacrificed a plastic picnic plate to turn into a backing disc for my radar dish, so all in all everything is looking just about done Now all I need to do is try it on with my armor and maybe make some final adjustments, then it's time for weathering As always, comments and suggestions are more than welcome
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    Vader was the first costume I ever tried to replicate. 'Move Along' sandtrooper was the second. So it was EXTREMELY satisfying to finally have one put together that I was happy with after all this time. The morning of the first day of Celebration, I woke up at 4am and weathered the entire suit. And since I had forgotten the paper towels in storage, I had to use hotel room tissues! True story. I want to give a shout of thanks for all the people who helped with one part or another. Strider for his awesome seed trays and karrimore frame, RS for their found item mushroom caps, karrimore pack straps, and fantastic Tunisia E-11 build, and Blaster for his MP40 hip pouch replica. Also thanks for all the support from all the guys here who put up with me while trying to bang this out, Woody, RS, Strider, Rolf looking at you guys. I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Just to show how long I'm been messing with this prop, here's a comp showing the various versions I've made over the years. Back in the 90's the only reference available was a couple promo stills and pausing the VCR! At the time those old packs were made, I hadn't seen anyone else attempt an 'accurate' version of a backpack. Only random tupperware fixed together. .
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    Hey Daniel, changed a lot. Here are some current pictures Made some red canvas for the backpack and will replace the mortar tube, not happy with the positioning.. Also bought a White Pauldron and a DLT-19 !
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    In this thread you can post informations about the Backpack #4. Original pictures, worth knowing, found parts and so on. It should help you build backpacks that are as accurate as possible. I will start with a picture of my SWAT-Pack and the individual components that I know: 1. Karrimor Frame with round (!) corner (A.3 Frame?) 2. Plumber Cups 3. Tupperware "Stow-n-go", Nr. 767 4. Radio: "Sonix Victory 75" or "Northstar MT-1809" 5. "Giostyle Safari 600" - Canteen 6. Wet Wipe Bottles 7. Radardish: Lid from Pitcher, Mod. 874 (Tupperware) 8. Seedtrays: - upper Tray with 5 Rips - lower Tray with 3 Rips 9. Shires UP 100 Syphon
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    You will have to build it yourself, easy to do, take some cardboard and cut it into five pieces so it fits around the radio, then take some double sided sticky tape used for gluing carpet to the floor and stick it on those cardboard pieces and finally cover them with one piece of pleather. Next step is either using a good and sturdy sewing machine for the thread or do as I did and punch some holes into the pleather and with a needle, sew some black thread into the surround. In these wip threads you can find some info and some pics: Hope this helps, cheers mate
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    Hi everyone, I would like to show you some pics of my fake Sonix 75. As some of my friends have real Sonix Victory 75 or Northstar radios, I wanted one too for display purposes, but spending a grand was just not what I wanted to do and as I like to build stuff, I ordered one of Tony´s amazing Sonix World kits which is cast of a real Sonix Victory 75 radio which he owns. You can find him on FB by the way. The kit is top notch, a very high quality cast with all the important little details. This is what you get if you order a kit: With that solid and sturdy faceplate, the kit is heavier than other available kits but that didn´t matter at all as I decided to build this as realistic as possible for display purposes, just to showcase it. So what one has to build oneself is the box you will mount the faceplate to as well as the pleather suround. I´ve built the box from a 2mm black ABS sheet: If you look at the backside of a real radio, you will see that there is a cover made of cardboard covered in pleather too, which is hold in place by two snaps and hides the battery compartment as well as the cable. The following picture was kindly provided by bigwam/Thomas, it´s a screenshot taken from a video which shows him opening his Northstar radio: So this is what I wanted to replicate. It just had to look right, at no time did I plan to add any functional electronics to make it work like a real radio. Let me tell you that drilling all those holes was a pain in the ... I´ve made a template which made it slightly easier: I was at least lucky enough to find a suitable battery compartment for the four so-called mono-cell batteries but it was black and I had to paint it white. I also heat formed the sides of the backplate so I was able to use some tiny screws to attach that battery compartment. the cover had to have the matching holes in it too so it took me quite some time to punch those holes but I also added the stamped in the letters "HONG KONG" as seen on the original. I then build the pleather suround, also had to order a different kind of pleather as the one I had used for my radio builds so far didn´t match the looks of the real deal. Again I cut out cardboard pieces and covered them in pleather, then punched in some holes with the correct pattern and then just used a needle and some thread to emulate the sewing.
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    Hey Tony, thanks a lot for your kind words, building your kit was a real pleasure, such awesome details.
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    Any Information about this detail? Rubber Ring? Cable Ties? So let´s go. Any Informations, Pics and so on? Show us!
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    I'm normally more of an acrylic wash kind of dirty dude but I really like the result of your approach, looks still quite subtle and realistic. Great work.
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    Ok so I think I'm pretty much where I want it. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
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    I have the Woodman seedtrays and they are great..!!!
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    I couldn't find any direct comparisons of the different types of backgrounds so I decided to make this image. It's been useful for me so maybe it'll help some of you too As far as I can see from teh CRL, thes are the only approvable variants. If anyone knows of more, fore up a pic and I'll add them Cheers AW
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    Saludos desde México, que todos esten bien, al igual que sus familias, TD 19122, feliz y emocionado por obtener la aprobación de Battlefront Magma Trooper, agradezco la oportunidad de pertenecer al MEPD
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    Thanks. So I did a little more today and this is where I am at.
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    You're on the right way. Try, to use other shades of brown too.
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    Saludos desde México, solicitud de ingreso a 501 / MEPD Edgar Toledo TD 19122 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=32522&costumeID=425 Guarnición mexicana Escuadrón de la ciudad imperial Patrulla de lobos de los desperdicios de Junland
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    Congrats Edgar....good job brings great results. @bigwam could you please give Edgar @Deadline2019 access a a Sandtrooper to the forum please? He is now part of the Jundland Wastes Wolves patrol. His ID is TD 19122 Thanks
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    I had not yet seen these beautiful photos (which I will steal for my page), I thank you again for this work, seeing these works makes me proud to have created something beautiful that someone with golden hands has transformed into a splendid work, my compliments and thanks Tony SonixWorld
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    Awesome radio find! The condition is great.
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    Hi Bjorn, I have only just got into this scene after years of considering it. I am just about to build my very first costume (which had to be a Sandie) and have been researching exactly the same backpack. Thank you for leading the way with this outstanding piece of work. I am starting with the pack first and am busy accumulating all the necessary parts. Your thread has provided some great references and deep insight in to this build. I am a true novice so looking to research and learn as much as possible. Thank you again! Cheers, Stewart
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    @Saifai @IcyTrooper access granted, welcome!
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    Hey mate, I can't tell anything about the woodman trays but I have RWA seedtrays and I am very happy, sturdy/solid as well. And customer service is the best out there.
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    Amazing work Björn and a gorgeous pack Björn, very well done!
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    too bad, maybe you can still work on it so that it fits better?
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    Awesome job Brent. I hope to join you soon in the dirty world.
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    Choose one from a seller with 100% positive feedback. That doesn't automatically guarantee the glue will be genuine but it should give you confidence.
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    @EQUUSPOLO @Davin Karr Access granted, welcome!
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    So just about ready to submit photos. Going to tweak a couple of minor fit issues. But I’m calling this guy done. Happy trooping everyone.
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    I just measured my suit and these measurements are taken at the very top and bottom of each part. Shoulder bell: 300mm long - 300mm wide Bicep outer: Top 190mm - bottom 170mm Bicep inner: Top 175mm - bottom 155mm Forearm outer: Top 165mm - bottom 135mm Forearm inner: Top 165mm - bottom 135mm Thigh outer: Top 270mm - bottom 200mm Thigh inner: Top 350mm - bottom 250mm Calf outer: Top 210mm - bottom 160mm Calf inner: Top 210mm - bottom 160mm Use these measurements as guides only. They will fit someone with a medium to slim build but always double check the fit before you cut anything. If you need more specific details, just let me know.
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    Greetings! I hope you're all doing well, taking care of yourselves and your families. Hang in there! We'll all get through this together. I just wanted to say Hello and wish you all well. I recently finished my TD build and have been 501st approved. Happy to join the ranks of FISD and MEPD. Be Good. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.
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    Since I finally got my @$$ in gear and modded the moulds. I know a lot of people struggle with the ears so I added the trim lines
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    Thanks bro... I will apply this idea of yours to my shins! Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
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    The little bit of velcro you see on the front in that pic is to hold them onto the boot at the bottom.
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    So it's velcro in the back (so it can be separated to put it on), and the front inside is held snug by elastic strips. However the elastic transfers the stress of clamshelling the armor to the elastic instead of putting it on the armor. If you glue the front, the stress may cause cracks. To emphasize: the only thing holding the front together are glued elastic strips (with E6000). They hold snug and you can't tell it's not glued.
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    Next up was painting. The original Sonix Radio faceplate has some metal edges left and right of the speaker in the middle and the metal shows a little where the paint has worn off, it also looks just a tad bit rusty: pics showing Tony´s radio: my replica: Tony supplies stickers and decals with his kit but I used a white wax crayon to get some paint into the recesses. As it can be seen on the original, I added mesh behind the speaker area:
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    Nice work, the Sonix really looks great. Do you want to go for SWAT? If you do, leave those decals away, pack#3 / the move along pack had the radio sprayed black... so actually you could put them on and spraypaint over them to have the most accurate look,but that won't be necessary (I did it anyway ). If you really want to go for a screenaccurate look, move the trays closer together. Syphon looks excellent as well. Keep up the great work mate!
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    Thank you! I’m quite proud of the sonix, I think it turned out very well [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The sonix looks great, also the shires!!
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    quick view in function of the radio
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