1. Jul 18, 2014, 10:35 AM - Death Trooper WIP #1

    I've made a fair amount of progress and thought I'd share with TDH.
    First, the main reference: the Gentle Giant statue.

    Chest plate

    Abdomen and cod

    Back plate

    Shoulder bells

    Thighs and plastic belt

    Right forearm and bicep

    The helmet - before conversion

    And after:

    With the mask

    And that's all for now. After I reassemble my left forearm, I'll start getting this thing strapped and wearable. Still need to paint and weather a few parts.
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  3. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Jul 18, 2014, 10:45 AM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #2

    All the hard parts look really close to the statue...nice job. Do you plan to modify the mask to look more like the statue? Or get a different one?
  4. Jul 18, 2014, 2:29 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #3

    I tried looking for masks that resemble the GG statue, but this is the best one I could find on my limited budget. As far as mods go, I plan to cut away some of the black on the face and glue in some mesh so it'll be easier to breathe. A darker shade of green will be applied to the mask. I'm looking for ideas on how to make a see-through eyeball to glue in the exposed eye socket.
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    Jul 22, 2014, 11:31 AM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #4

    Dude this is an awesome build!!!

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    Jul 22, 2014, 11:38 AM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #5

    Here is a link to a great cheap skull mask

    Skull Mask - Adult Latex Skull Costume Accessories

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    Jul 22, 2014, 8:35 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #6

    Looking sick!
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    Jul 23, 2014, 11:49 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #7

    Really nice so far.
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    Aug 12, 2014, 1:18 AM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #8

    Awesome work.
  10. Sep 8, 2014, 10:21 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #9

    I appreciate everyone's comments.
    I decided to ditch the mask. I'll be going with gelatin prosthetic applications from Nimba Creations (which should arrive any day now):

    I have all the makeup I need to make my face look properly rotten.

    Started fitting parts:

    Finished the boots and greaves earlier today. Moving onto the thermal detonator tube next.
  11. Sep 10, 2014, 5:41 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #10

    The prosthetics have arrived. Going to wait until Saturday - the day of the convention, to apply these and paint em up.

  12. Sep 17, 2014, 7:47 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #11

    Debuted my uniform at GraniteCon on the 13th. I was much happier with the fit this time, compared to last year's outing when the suit was red. Nothing fell off and I could walk at an *almost* normal speed. Didn't have a lot of time to apply makeup, so yeah there's something I can plan ahead for next time.

    Here are some killer pics I found on the net. Credit goes to Karen West and Rodrigo Ramirez for these photos.

    This one was taken by my bro.

    Copying the to-do list I posted on FISD:
    - Attack the thermal detonator with the cutting wheel, improve weathering
    - Remove bandages from left forearm (that was just a rush job for the con), apply cutting wheel to imitate the GG statue
    - Hide Under Armor logo on my back
    - Add rear coverstrip to right shin armor
    - Improve weathering across all the armor pieces and boots
    - Re-size thighs, forearms
    - Properly strap upper torso and arms, replace suspender clips with snaps
    - Convince my brother to pick up a camera again
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    Sep 23, 2014, 7:50 PM - Re: Death Trooper WIP #12

    This is AWESOME! Great progress! I love the death Trooper. I've got the Bust version on my desk at work.

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