So, I ordered this sandtrooper armour last week, it arrived as shown:
(please excuse the toes.)
So it all appears to be sandtrooper, apart from the helm which painfully is a black series. I ordered a pauldron from jedi-robe and weathered it, along with weathering the helm, and weathering/attatching the hand plates to the gloves. (i also have 2 mp40 pouches on the way.) and this is what ive come to (don't have a pic with pauldron on) :
Now, when buying this costume I wasn't actually intending for it to be 501st approved or anything, but it seems like it could actually be close and it sure would be cool to join. Concerns are:
1.)The previous owner has maybe weathered it too much/not up to scratch. - Some armour pieces seem discoloured eg chest vs shoulders, and there isn't a brilliant gradient of weathering bottom to top.
2.) THE HELMET- is it worth installing new lenses, using a putty or something for the god awful audio holes and battery slide at the back then sanding/painting, and changing the paint for trapezoids ect or should I just source another?
(also I am aware in the images the boots are meant to be covered at the top by the shin plates, along with the straps I have hanging out of my chest piece but those are easy fixes.)
Any input would be totally appreciated - and if anythings a super major issue don't be afraid to just shoot me down, I get the big deal the 501st makes about accuracy and if this doesn't/wont even with work make the cut its cool by me- but im totally down to put some work in, as I stated earlier this wasn't my intention but considering how cool ya'll are I couldn't help but be curious :p