My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

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    My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

    Hello guys,

    It's been a very long time since I last wrote on these boards...I mean...it's been YEARS! Now I'm posting because I would like to share with you my completed 501st CLonetrooper armor (OSCS kit). It took me 16 months to finish this armor for two main reasons:

    1) I moved twice internationally in the last year.

    2) It was the first time I took a Dremel in my hands. As a 501st Legion member, my primary costume so far was Vader "Pre-suit" aka "Bad guy Anakin"...

    So, finally, last weekend I was able to enjoy the results of more than a year of work, wearing my costume for the first time. I wore it for 9 hours on Saturday and 7 hours on Sunday so I am feeling pretty confident that the costume is correctly assembled.

    Here you can find some pictures of the WIP phase. During the process, I tried to model all the parts to make them as close to my body as possible, trying to reach the look of the movie. You can see what I mean when you'll see the pictures of the upper legs: the right one is "out of the box", the left one is "after the cure"

    I really hope you'll enjoy the pictures and please feel free to post all the comments you want!

    WIP:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2426672...7622718769786/

    Finished Job:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2426672...7622718904400/

    Cheers,
    Giacomo
    Last edited by desmojackie; Nov 2, 2009 at 5:12 PM.

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    eagc's Avatar
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    Re: My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

    Congratulations, welcome "back"

    Nice costume!

    Best regards

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    Replicant Shadow's Avatar
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    Re: My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

    Beautiful job! 110%!

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    Re: My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

    Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it.

    I'll do my best to be more active on these boards...When I registered I was just a Recruit of the Italica Garrison, now I'm the CO...time runs quickly! Now that I had my first "armor-building" experience, I feel more part of your great family! Sewing Anakin's costume might have been fun for a while...but nothing compared to this!!!

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    TD-1536's Avatar
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    Re: My 501st Clonetrooper Build and First Mission

    Very nice work!

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