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    Dec 16, 2013, 11:43 PM - Supertrooper Flight Suit Color? #1

    Hi all,

    I am very interested in beginning a build of the initial prototype Boba Fett/supertrooper, but I can't seem to find reference to the actually color of the flight suit / vest / large side pouches / spats. In the video with Ben Burtt describing the prototype suit, he says, "he looks totally white." However, looking over the video, as well as every still image available, it appears to me that these soft parts are a very-light grey, and all of the hard parts (plus boots and leather belt/pouches) are white. I could chalk it up to lighting, but the towel that is temporarily used for the cape appears white. Again, it could be a difference in the fabric combined with the lighting, but the flight suit really does look slightly grey, not white. I know the 3 3/4" figure has these parts as a medium grey, which I agree is too dark, but it does lend a little support to the argument that the flight suit was a shade of grey, not white.

    Since there is no CRL yet completed for the supertrooper, I am looking to the wisdom of those out there who have already completed this costume.

    Thanks for your insight,
    Mark
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    Dec 17, 2013, 1:45 AM - Re: Supertrooper Flight Suit Color? #2

    Quote Overlander said: View Post
    Hi all,

    I am very interested in beginning a build of the initial prototype Boba Fett/supertrooper, but I can't seem to find reference to the actually color of the flight suit / vest / large side pouches / spats. In the video with Ben Burtt describing the prototype suit, he says, "he looks totally white." However, looking over the video, as well as every still image available, it appears to me that these soft parts are a very-light grey, and all of the hard parts (plus boots and leather belt/pouches) are white. I could chalk it up to lighting, but the towel that is temporarily used for the cape appears white. Again, it could be a difference in the fabric combined with the lighting, but the flight suit really does look slightly grey, not white. I know the 3 3/4" figure has these parts as a medium grey, which I agree is too dark, but it does lend a little support to the argument that the flight suit was a shade of grey, not white.

    Since there is no CRL yet completed for the supertrooper, I am looking to the wisdom of those out there who have already completed this costume.

    Thanks for your insight,
    Mark
    You have some valid points here! The Supertrooper suit had different shades of white (the Vader suit had/has black shades for the same reason) to help highlight the helmet, the armor and the jetpack, but close enough (in shades) to not contrast the whole appearance. I would say that the soft parts had a very slight blue-gray dye, some kind of dirty(er) white. Also all the hard part were painted in a shiny white, and this helps also in the slight contrast between the hard and soft parts.

    Can't wait to see your build thread!
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    Dec 17, 2013, 11:36 AM - Re: Supertrooper Flight Suit Color? #3

    Thanks for your reply, RafalFett!

    I would love to make contact with those few members who have attempted this costume, not only for some advice, but also some images of your builds.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Dec 17, 2013, 12:13 PM - Re: Supertrooper Flight Suit Color? #4

    Quote Overlander said: View Post
    Thanks for your reply, RafalFett!

    I would love to make contact with those few members who have attempted this costume, not only for some advice, but also some images of your builds.

    Thanks,
    Mark
    You're welcome!

    Here are some Supertrooper build/showoff threads:

    Supertrooper WIP
    Supertrooper build
    Super Trooper first test fitting, almost there
    My Supertrooper Costume
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    Dec 17, 2013, 12:43 PM - Re: Supertrooper Flight Suit Color? #5

    Thanks for those links! I was using the search tool, but overlooked a couple of those. I will look more carefully from now on.

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