CrookKnight

Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

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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:

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Nice mate go for it and have fun!:duim:

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Awesome! And welcome to the dirty side

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...and now your journey to the dirty side officially has begun :)

Looking forward to your build bro'!

:salute:

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Well, I guess you could say that I am the dirties of the clean TK's (being an HWT).  But nothing like a Sandtrooper. 

 

Looking forward to being part of the MEPD.  At least I know I can build the pack right. :0Lighten:

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It does seem about time that you did this :) 

The skills must be fully honed by now so you should be able to knock this out the park... no pressure!

Good luck. I'm looking forward to following this closely.

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16 hours ago, CrookKnight said:

Well, I guess you could say that I am the dirties of the clean TK's (being an HWT).  But nothing like a Sandtrooper. 

Looking forward to being part of the MEPD.  At least I know I can build the pack right. :0Lighten:

All in all, it's just great that you've started with this process.....and we'll make sure that you'll end up into a mighty fine TD!

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On 10/3/2017 at 11:07 AM, CrookKnight said:

Well, I guess you could say that I am the dirties of the clean TK's (being an HWT).  But nothing like a Sandtrooper. 

 

Looking forward to being part of the MEPD.  At least I know I can build the pack right. :0Lighten:

You get points taken away if I see another canteen facing the wrong direction!

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1 hour ago, Airborne Trooper said:

You get points taken away if I see another canteen facing the wrong direction!

Haha.....I think i have finally learned my lesson....:peace:

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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.

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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.

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Here is the shin piece before I start. 

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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.

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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.

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