Sandtrooper costume question...

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    Sandtrooper costume question...

    Can someone tell me what the difference between the white shoulder pads and the orange would represent? (Is it a rank type of thing?)



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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    I'm no Sandy (more of an Ipod looking TK) but I *think* that it is due to rank...

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    I'm no Sandy (more of an Ipod looking TK) but I *think* that it is due to rank...
    That's what I was thinking, too. Thanks Mojo!

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    Black = Newly Enlisted
    White = Sargent
    Orange = Squad leaders of 7 or more troopers


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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    I have a black pauldron
    I think a white pauldron doesn't fit a TD because its more of the same. All white.

    Orange just doesn't look right IMO

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    Doesn't seem to have any significance in the movie but the 501st has turned the colors into ranks.

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    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Doesn't seem to have any significance in the movie but the 501st has turned the colors into ranks.
    I hate those 501st guys! JK, I think they just based it on how they interact in all the Tatooine scenes.

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Black = Newly Enlisted
    White = Sargent
    Orange = Squad leaders of 7 or more troopers

    Thanks Mojo! I take it a squad leader could ride a Dewback the same as a Sargent?

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    Thanks for the help everyone! Much appreciated!

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    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Doesn't seem to have any significance in the movie but the 501st has turned the colors into ranks.
    I only posted what I saw from Wiki Art? I have no specialized info...

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    It seems that the sandtroopers on the dewback only wore grey colored pauldrons and they carry a dewback prod, like a lance. It's funny how a motocross chest protector can be made to look like an official military uniform accessory!

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    The black pauldrons were re-used in ROTJ as chest armor for the Imperial Gunners. I also read that nobody had grey pauldrons, it was just the lighting.

    If I ever made a Sandtrooper, it would automatically have to have the orange pauldron. That's the look of the Sandtrooper I remember from my childhood.

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    Ya, I like how *us dorks* can turn orange, black, and white into ranks, ya know? And ya, its preety widly accepted that there weren't any grey pauldrons. Just Hasbro making an extra dollar off people who thought there were.

    When (not if ) I do a Sandy, I'll deffintly do a white pauldron. For me they've always stood out for some reason.

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    I thought the ranking came from SW resources after the fact... not from us 501st dorks. As for gray, it only existed as the Dewback rider from the Hasbro action figure. It didn't appear in the film as gray.

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    Re: Sandtrooper costume question...

    orange was just on sale that week, that's why he has it

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