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  1. SHIN AND THIGH ARMOR I decided to build the shin and thigh armor first. As with any armor, there is a good amount to trim. However, there is an easy way to do this. Instead of using a knife or scissors, I use a sanding table. With this thing, you can trim all of your pieces to the size you need with ease. This is the sanding table that I use for everything (especially building my packs). It only costs about $75 USD and is worth its weight in gold. Here is the shin piece before I start. Sanded down all corners and pieces within about 15 minutes. By turning the sander vertical, you can match all of the angles of the armor easily by using the end. Initial trimming of the piece is all done. Next, I will trim the other 3 pieces to this state. Once completed, I will then size to my shins, which will involve additional trimming.
  2. Well, I figured it was about time that I officially become a part of MEPD. I have always wanted to be a Sandtrooper and since I now have the packs down, I think I am ready to go for it. I am going to post my progress on here so people can review and let me know how I am doing. While I have built over 75 packs in 1 year, I have only done a few armor sets. Of course, I will have to build as if I am going for SWAT, so accuracy and detail are going to be very important to me. This will not be a rushed build. I figured since many build threads have been lost, I could make this one very informative so it could possibly assists others with their first builds. I just received my armor today from Jason Hill. He makes excellent armor and he also provides many of the pieces for the packs that I build. Armor: Jason Hill Pack: Crookknight's Imperial Trooper Packs Boots: Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Pouches - Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Pauldron - Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Replica Sonic 75 Radio - SandieComms - Ian Havenhand DLT-19 - Hyperfirm T-21 - Custom Build (not by me) Here is the package I received today:
  3. Cool deal. I was just curious. Trying to figure out which sandtrooper variation I am going to do first. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  4. Any movement on this?
  5. The pictures are being photoshop'd at the moment. Should not be long now.
  6. More Photos:
  7. Update pictures: Link has been sent for download.
  8. In final assembly right now. It is actually more gray than Green in person, but the pictures make it look more green. Weathering is complete. Copper pipes have been added. Letting everything dry tonight and then final fitting and pictures tomorrow. Most pieces on this pack are 3D printed. So this is very lightweight including the respirator. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  9. You will have everything this weekend Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  11. Yes. I will be taking HD pictures of those also. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  12. I am going to go with that. I will also give it the chipped and weathered look to match the photo. The pack will be ready on Saturday along with everything else. I will post finished pictures here.
  13. Here are some photos with light weathering. I think with weathering, it could match really close with the game pictures.
  14. Here are pictures of the first paint job. I will weather it tomorrow which should make it look closer. But I think it is a good start.
  15. ok. I was only able to find (2) choices for the Green. It is hard to tell in this photo, but the lower one is the one I think is pretty close. I am going to stop by 2 more stores on my way home. But I will try the lower green on my pack cover to see how it looks.
  16. This is close to proportion of my new pack. I will be painting my latest one green gray color tonight and will post for everyone's for you. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  17. I am going to pick up a couple of different greens today and test them out. I am almost finished with another one. I can have something to show everyone by tonight.
  18. I have looked at many different references in the game. I would say it can both be battleship gray and a greenish gray. I get different colors when the character is in the caves or out in the sun.
  19. What color are your shins? They should be the Gray that matches your pack. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  20. I am on board. You should still have my pics. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  21. I am good with that. Level 2 and 3 would need to be pure ROTJ Armor.
  22. The pictures I sent for the CRL are ANH Armor, not sure if you can use them if you go all ROTJ. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  23. I was for ANH or ESB for level 1 and ROTJ for all others, as we are doing for the Magmatrooper Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  24. Haha.....I think i have finally learned my lesson....
  25. I will have you new pictures next week. Had a few issues with my 3D printers. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk