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  1. Hausi


    I´ve just finished completely overhauling my good old pack. At the time when I was deployed as a Police Officer, it looked like this: I successfully went for SWAT afterwards emulating the Docking Bay 94 "Tuck´n Roll" Captain... but I always trooped on events wearing my pack, I just didn´t feel like a real Sandtrooper without it. As time passed, I upgraded the Syphon and changed Gordon´s Syphon for a more accurate RWA one but that was about it. But I always felt that my pack was lacking in accuracy. Now I have changed that. The frame was a Karrimor from the beginning but it was missing the bend, so the parts weren´t alligned perfectly, consequently I bent the hell out of it. The seedtrays came from ToscheTrader and were originally held together with tiny screws, which wouldn´t work for a SWAT level build. I orderes some of Ross´s Seedtrays which are slightly more accurate in size but the Tosche trays had some different details which I actually liked, so I kept them, filled up the holes with sludge and repainted them. The upper trays are now glued together using E6000. For the lower ones I wanted to have the gap and the tape, so I had to come up with a solution. I used aluminum, bent it to the right shape to be able to fix the lower trays to this frame. It is actually very sturdy. Took the idea from my buddy Knopi, thanks mate! I didn´t like the shape of my original exhaust port, so I scratchbuilt a new one from wood and tubes found at my local DIY store and gave it that curve in the tube. Here´s a nice reference pic of the exhaust port: I also reworked my radio as the pleather surround originally had a gap at the bottom and the feet weren´t correct as well, so took doorstoppers from the DIY store and a made a new pleather surround without the the gap to make it look seamless. I also messed up the position of the large plug on the right side in my first attempt, so I fixed that too. Also painted my Brexton Box to match the paint overspray seen on screen and redid the mounting brackets for my original vintage Gio´Style canteen. I also added a bottle with a larger diameter at the bottom: At the time more and more people were adding the red canvas strips to their packs and thanks to another friend who is also working on his pack, I could get these (just love them): So here are some more reference pictures of the pack as seen on and off screen: After getting everything alligned correctly, assembly, adding the tape some paint details on the mortartube to emulate the glueresidue and some more subtle weathering, my "new old" pack looks like this: As I have my new helmet and blaster ready and also almost finished reworking my armor and weathering, I will probably soon be applying for SWAT... again.
  2. Great, have fun building!
  3. Hausi

    TD-58775 Requesting Deployment

    It depends on the shape of your body, I wear only a regular leather belt but many add suspenders to keep it in place.
  4. NAME: Urs Tischhauser Legion ID #: TD-21027 Forum Name: hausi Garrison: German Garrison deployed Police Officer: yes deployed SWAT Officer: yes Okay my fellow dirty dudes, I´m doing it again. I like the docking bay captain V2 (Tuck and Roll) I emulated but I was always really into the Move Along trooper since this is the iconic Sandtrooper I can remember from my first Star Wars experience as a kid. So the trooper I am emulating is the version with the Spanish pouch on the right hip/black gaffer tape on view on the right shoulder and the two right hand guards: Please keep in mind that I will also use some reference pics showing the other version but the weathering stays the same. Now I first want to get done with all the neccessary 360 and detail pictures, before I get to the really interesting stuff which is the comparison pics. I have already noticed a few bits and pieces where I see room for improvement but I am going to post these first pics anyhow as it also helps me to really identify the flaws. So here I go (again) I will start with my helmet. green lenses no mesh handpainted tubestripes 360 and references comparison to reference pictures
  5. Hausi

    TD-58775 Requesting Deployment

    Hello Ben, welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming an MEPD deployed officer. I will be taking care of your application doing the review but before I can do so, please request Sandtrooper access and status here: You have done a good job in making your armor fit, I think it looks good and suits you well. However, Bigwam and DerGummo are right, first of all, you should be wearing a belt under your armor to which the elastics holding the thighs in place should be fixed. They definitely shouldn´t be fastened to your ammobelt mate. Please sort that out. I can already tell you that you will have to adjust a few things on your pack: the color should be bluish grey/battleship grey with a satin finish, the RAL code is 7031 but I suppose you guys in the US can´t use this, so please roam the other threads to find the correct color, e.g. this one in which the color used is called "lake blue": The bottles on your pack are too thin, I would suggest getting some with a larger diameter. Finally: Rubies or Hasbro toy blasters aren´t allowed anymore, your other (ETSY) blaster will be fine, just make it look used by drybrushing and/or weathering. Keep up the good work and keep those new pics coming. Cheers mate.
  6. okay... I have already done some adjustments : position of the shoulderpouch adjusted: Weathering on the backside of the right shoulderbell had to be more subtle:
  7. Hausi


    It's an Armor All Cockpit Wipes bottle.
  8. @bigwam Thanks for taking the time to do the review.
  9. Comparison pics: shoulderbell slipping down Move along... back When the pictures were taken yesterday, it was quite dark outside which makes many characteristic weathering details appear a little too dark in these pictures. As mentioned in my first post, there are some details I still want to improve, so I´m hoping for some nice and sunny weather. Cheers mates
  10. Fully kitted up/360
  11. Armor bucket off details handguards and gloves strapping back of snap (right side) six screws at the bottom of the chest return edge six rivets on the left side rivet and snaps (codpiece and butt) 360 without pauldron and pack
  12. Backpack: References: factory fresh with no tape/gap not so fresh anymore My pack:
  13. Bapty E-11 references: My blaster:
  14. Congrats Dan, welcome to the ranks
  15. Hey my fellow dirty dudes after seeing my fellow deployment officer Thomas´new Doopy build, I was so in for an upgrade of my own modded Doopy build. Here´s what it looked like at the beginning, it was indeed my very first E-11 build... and definitely a lot of room for improvement. Wasn´t very happy with the paintjob on the scope so I made a new one: But in the last weeks I completely reworked the whole blaster... wasn´t very easy to take it apart and sand it down. made a new trigger guard and scoperail: and added a lot of small details: also remodelled the backpart to emulate the original cast aluminum back with those seams: So the back was spraypainted in a silver colour while the rest of the blaster was spraypainted with a gunmetal and a light coat of chocolate brown and black. I then masked off certain areas to give it that used look with paintchips. Finally I gave it a new paintjob using the same wrinkle spray paint Thomas has already used in his build. I also added the wire wrapped in red cloth on the power cylinders. The counter is a real vintage Hengstler but has a plastic box at the front on which I have cut out the square in the middle. The mag is real too... with real wood! The cartridge ejection is made of metal bend and cut into shape... because only painting it silver wasn´t enough anymore. As I really want this to be the blaster of the Move Along Captain, I have also added the little greeblie on top of the scope... although I think that there might even be two of those greeblies according to the following picture. Let me now what you think. And here it is: And here´s a comparison shot between the Doopy and my real Sterling heavy metal build: Cheers!
  16. Hausi


    Thanks guys. Yeah Vincent, thanks for pointing that out to me.
  17. Thank you Thomas, hearing that from the blaster master of desaster is an honor
  18. Oh yeah, forgot to mention: I think that the hole closest to the ejection port was somehow filled up... at least it looks different than the other ones, Cheers mates.
  19. And finally what my Move-Along-Bapty looks like: maybe it´s going to stay like this for a while... until I notice another crucial detail/characteristic of this specific blaster.
  20. Here are the reference pics I´m talking about: One can immediately identify the two greeblies on top of the scope: And here you can see the holes that have been left uncovered:
  21. As I just realized that all my pictures have disappeared - thank you flickr - I am using a new hosting site. I have done quite some changes to my Bapty again, as I want it to be SWAT-worthy and when looking at some pics of the Move Along Trooper, I noticed that his Bapty is quite special: I think I can identify two greeblies on top of the scope (not just shadows) , furthermore does this Bapty have a remarkable difference as far as the T-tracks are concerned. The lower two T-tracks on the right side are shorter, leaving the last hole next to the ejection port uncovered and - I am not completely sure of this - this also goes for the third T-track, so took out my dremel and dremeled off the existing -tracks (keep in mind that it´s a Doopy) and added new ones from Super6. I also adjusted my weathering once again, trying to emulate the paintchips of the screen-used prop. I also adjusted the bend on the trigger guard to match the reference. Here´s what my blaster looked like before:
  22. Hausi

    Koryu1212(Dan D) Crook Knights Pack #3 build

    Go for it Dan!
  23. Hausi

    Input please

    The one with the eyes cut out further looks better, have a look at some of the original helmets shown on this page to get some inspiration: http://www.starwarshelmets.com/original-ANH-Stunt-Stormtrooper-armor-helmets.htm
  24. Hausi

    Input please

    Hey mate, in general your armor looks pretty good and fits you. But I agree with Henselmonster that your pauldron is too flat and somehow also seems a little too small. What helmet is that? It looks slightly odd, as far as the eyes are concerned, looks slightly too symmetrical, more like a Rogue One helmet than like a typical ANH Stunt. Maybe this is due to the fact that the eyes aren't cut open wide enough. I can't really tell as I would have to see more detailed pics. Another aspect is your weathering, your armor looks too clean, too white, I think you should add like a basic layer (a wash) of sand colored paint. So that's my first impression.
  25. Hausi

    TD-57735 Tour of Duty

    Great pics Kevin! You're one dirty dude in a sea of shinies... and you've rocked them all. The only thing one has to feel sorry for is the lady in the foreground with that bad sunburn.