Hey everyone, I have absolutly no idea as to where to put this thread other then here, so forgive me, but I wanted to chronicle the progress of my Darktrooper armor in progress, both for you guys and also as a motivation to keep this going.
I went down to Home Depot today w/ my girlfriend and looked around for some materials to get started. Im primarily going to start on the JP first and the helmet when it arrives within the next few days. Please comment and critique anything you more experienced prop makers might see wrong or know of better way to do something.
Please fogive my current list of supplies, but I am building this from scratch
So far what I have:
-2, 3 panel alluminum vents to cut and use for JP vents
-Black and Dark Grey spray paint (testing these for the right look)
-PVC attachments of varying shapes to experiment making the JP muzzle/thruster
- 4 (need another pack cause they ran out) semi dome doorstops
Now you may be thinking "what are the doorstops for?" Well, I thank my G/F for finding this, because its for the white round objects you see on the Darktrooper, two on both knees to the sides, and two on the chest piece. I have no idea what they are called, but I call them the "frankenstien bits." They match perfectly with the shape I needed, and they are proportional to my body as well. I feel this project is going slowly, but surely. I will post some pics later tonight of my materials for you all to see. I'll keep you guys updated!!
Here's a pic of the Darktrooper: