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    I felt that it was a bit too gray and looked dried so when I went back and put a thick layer of clear coat over it I got more of a muddy look to it.


    My first troop with it I was really happy with how it did.


    The cape is just so cool!

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    I didn't go crazy on details because I knew I was going to cover most of it up with paint.


    I used this dark grey mixed with water and plaster of Paris first. As it was wet, it was perfect. The perfect color and consistency. But when it dried, it came out way too light. So I added the black and waited a bit to let it thicken up before I applied it.


    I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm not quite finished yet, there are a few areas I want to touch up again and I may need to apply a top coat to seal it in when I'm ready. Also I made a few streaks I need to try to get out, Windex maybe? 


    I might do some browns and tans to give it a more earth look and less grey. Haven't quite decided yet. 



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    My opinion is that its really caked on and that for the most part only the edges are scuffed up to show details. Understandably that its different lighting and a different camera.


    40 minutes ago, Plainsrunner said:

    Any reason why you support the need for a pack?

    Because the OT sandtroopers must have a pack for getting deployment even if there are sandtroopers in the film on Mos Eisley that dont wear a backpack. As you know because you're deployed.

    I really look forward to seeing how this thread progresses, it will help me out in my build. 

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    I got 4 of them. I plan to use the bottom one as its a less green as the others. Looks like the front has noticeable printing on it. I assume everyone is putting the font to there chest to hide the printing, unless there is a technical for removing it. 


    I understand now that the light stitching on the bottom is for different magazine types and is designs for easy removal.


    Johan Warden 



    Your MEPD forum name


    Florida Garrison


    -One helmet off photo. 


    -One full armor, helmet on


    -One full armor, helmet on, right side photo. 


    -One full armor, helmet on, left side photo. 


    -One full armor, helmet on, back photo.


    -One full armor, helmet on, back photo without backpack.


    -Undersuit detail photo.



    -Abs details close up photo. 


    -Detail photo of gloves and handguards



    Bucket (pictures can show details individually or in groups):

    -A close up photo clearly showing the flat green lenses.


    -Detail photo showing wire screen mesh is dark grey 


    -Detail photo










    -At least one picture showing the whole weapon


    -Detail pictures of mods required for the specific weapons. (Flashlight) 




    -One (or several) full body action (or attitude poses) good quality picture.




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  6. Weathering: 


    This is what I had in mind to create the mud effect. The one in the middle looks like a good match, then here and there a small amount of brown (on the left) to make it less uniform.  At first I was thinking I should try to thicken it but to be honest now I'm not so sure. I found this technique online of boiling cornstarch in water and adding it to acrylic paint to thicken it. Let me know what you guy think. 

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    So has this been confirmed as the bandoliers from the film? I was going to make mine from scratch then I saw that they a pretty cheap, if its the correct ones. To be honest I would only wear it for the approval. 


  8. On 8/3/2019 at 11:38 AM, Fraulein said:

    It was probably the waxy finish that kept it from taking the dye. 


    14 hours ago, Dragon_a said:

    Definitely keep the wrinkles in.  I doubt troopers were ironing their ponchos in the trenches :D

    Lol, its the trekkies that aren't allowed to have wrinkles. I just don't want too may wrinkles ya know. 

  9. First attempt. 


    They're much more wrinkles now which I'm not really sure how to get out, maybe I'll just leave them in


    As you can see, one side took the bye better than the other



    The leather circles shrink a little bit and got hard from the boiling water which I should have expected because I've dyef ammo pouches before and had the same issue. I don't think it's a big deal though as long as they don't fall apart.

  10. 9 hours ago, Dragon_a said:

    on your second pic you can see the draw strings stitched into the plash in a crescent shape? 

    Oh, I see it now. Thank you very much! 

    9 hours ago, Dragon_a said:

    you can see a pic of mine from behind in the crl picture library:


    Is that after dying it four time? It still looks green.


    9 hours ago, Dragon_a said:

    The material isn’t wool, it is more like a canvas and, to perform its intended military function, it has a waterproof coating.

    You used the dye for natural fabrics though right? 

    9 hours ago, Dragon_a said:

     The technique I found for dyeing is simple persistence, keep dyeing it until it gets to colour you want, I think mine took 4 rounds.  

    Thank you for the info. I would have tried it once and thought it wouldn't work or that I did something wrong. Now I know to just keep at it.

  11. 3 hours ago, Fraulein said:

    edit - looking through all of the information on it - I believe it is cotton or canvas tarpaulin fabric.  It MAY  be dyeable. But it has a finish on it which makes it water repellant.  

    Is the texture waxy? 


    I just put some water on it and it seems to be water repellent. I also saturated a small area and it did soak up the water. Ill give it a try with the RIT Black hopefully this weekend. Or do you think I should try to pretreat it with something? 

  12. 2 minutes ago, Fraulein said:

    If you could link to where you got it, I could see what kind of fabric it is. It may be a cotton with a sateen finish. Which means it may not take a dye. If it is wool, then you don’t want to use hot water to dye it. 



    Thanks for the info, I didn't know that about wool.

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