Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

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    Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    Hey there fellow Fett-fans. I know this is a mainly Mandalorian website, but this is Star Wars related.
    I'm considering either buying, or making a Clone Trooper costume, for my 7 yr old daughter. So, I am appealing to the collective wisdom and experience of this forum for input and experience. Here are a few questions I have.

    1. Should I buy or scratch-make kid armor?
    2. If I buy, suggestions on who/where and what to look out for.
    3. Clone trooper costume-building websites.

    Thanks in advance for all the input.

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    TD-1536's Avatar
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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    I don't make it, nor know who does but I saw this last night...

    http://www.clone-empire.com/forums/i...showtopic=2289

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    IF you were to scratch build it, , she will have outgrown it by the time that you were finished.

    Better to buy a set, but I don't know of any off hand.

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    ...i bought armor for my 8 yr old...I'm in the process of putting it together...just been trimming and putting the blaster and helemt together...waiting for summer to do the whole suit...email from the website and you can get what you need...save the headache of trying to do the armor yourself....the stuff you get is like putting a model together...very good instructions on the website too...1st class all the way

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    cupluv said: View Post
    ...i bought armor for my 8 yr old...I'm in the process of putting it together...just been trimming and putting the blaster and helemt together...waiting for summer to do the whole suit...email from the website and you can get what you need...save the headache of trying to do the armor yourself....the stuff you get is like putting a model together...very good instructions on the website too...1st class all the way
    I 2nd that. My garrison built a set of this for a Make a Wish kid last spring. Its decent quality stuff.

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    I'm glad that y'all did that for the Make A Wish foundation. I'd love to help with a project like that.

    One motivation behind making my own Boba Fett costume is that I'd like to be able to visit children in the hospital once I get it further along. My daughter actually suggested it. I'm not in the 501st, nowhere near the level of quality, but I'd like to visit hospitals as a non-501st independent just to bring a few smiles to children.

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    formerly tk-2416 DavetheDane's Avatar
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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    I made Rex for my son, William, 7 years old - took around 40 hours as I recall:





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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    I love your kids Rex Dave, it's great.

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    Awesome Rex costume!

    If you don't mind me asking, what was the ball-park price tag for the armor? The kids clone armor website did not have any prices listed.
    Last edited by Southern hunter; Apr 7, 2009 at 6:03 PM.

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    Ive seen just the raw armor for around 100 I think. Dont think that included a helmet but it might have......

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    formerly tk-2416 DavetheDane's Avatar
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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    thanks for the feedback... unfortunately he got tired of it... perhaps more a daddy's project.. But was fun building and gave me some skills on bondo, clone etc.

    I paid around 250 USD and got both EII and EIII helmets..

    Great kit and great communication! Go for it!

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    Re: Suggestions for Kid Clone Trooper Armor

    Wow, that's an amazing clone! I wish I could get one for so cheap

    I probably would have killed for a kid sized Star Wars Stormtrooper costume when I was a kid lol

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