Rebel Commando journal


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A new costume - The Rebel Commando - as seen on Endor.

I do a lot of long troops for the ''Joker Squad'' based in the UK and its time I had a second costume ''a soft costume'' it helps rotate if there are two fett's on a troop or my body is smashed and I need a brake

This one is once again made from anything and everything I could find.... I enjoy looking for parts as much as I do putting things together. I didn't document this one in as much detail as the Fett build but you will get the idea...

So the hat....based off the AN-H 15 flight cap this was used as the base for the Rebel Commando. so I had to make one.... and I got to say I do like using the sewing machine now I been using one for a few months now since I started modding my flight suit and I gotta say it worth learning to use...


I had no templates for this so I used a cap I knew fit my head to sew around...


start with the top section, stripping material and sewing in the pattern.




Moving way on I got the ear muffs on the leather side sections stitched in and the little clips... also the doughnut is taking shape..



put two and two together way down the line and its almost done...


I have finished it since this photo was taken...but will save it for the end...

Now the blaster rifle is a tricky one, it was a cut up M16 lower and upper receiver with greebllies all over it.... I live in the UK and M16's will get you 10 years in jail just for looking at one! I wasn't going to buy an air soft toy as its far to expensive, and not scaled enough.... I do however have a friend in the states who did have access to an M16 and a ruler :D. so he sent a bunch of measurements over to get me started..

So I made it from wood as I wanted it to be heavy and ''move right''







All bolted together no glue as much as I could get away with it. I wanted all the screws and details like that to be in place as much as possible and I can also take it apart if need be..

and here is what I ended up with....

My version of the A280 Blaster.....





I got to work on the back pack, I wanted the two box version...started with a frame and the boxes..

the boxes are just that, boxes made out of old folders, the frame is just electrical piping (plastic) and blow torched into shape... I think from what I understand the original Alice frame was a ''Boy Scout frame''


I went into over drive with this and added all the straps, nuts bolts weld line etc.... stitched together the box covers and made the greeblies, add a little paint and its almost done... again I have finished it since this pic but will add more photos at the end,


I got a tone more done but need to take some pics and add it to the build thread.... but I have done the trench coat, gloves, bandolier, belt, got a side arm and holster made (why not).. explosives and so on...


I will post more soon...... (y)


I love how you did the grip on the blaster with all those wooden rings! I dont know how close your stuff is to the screen used items but everything looks fantastic! I prefer the costums from the bad guys but your build is great...

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I love how you did the grip on the blaster with all those wooden rings! I dont know how close your stuff is to the screen used items but everything looks fantastic! I prefer the costums from the bad guys but your build is great...

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Some things are I would say spot on, others are not 100%, but without really digging, and I mean scanning super hi res Blue Ray DVDs in super Hi Def with magnification 1000 the details are not all the clear for the Rebel Commando.

I have seen some of the detail folks go into on the Rebel and its amazing detective work for such a costume, it never looked all that great to me but once it starts to come together its looks really cool and because there is such a mix and match look to each Rebel you can have a little bit of freedom with combinations from different outfits...


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Here is a few of the finished items, still got the trousers, boots and gaitors to work out, I should have this all done within the next month..

The pack is done...its super light weight...



I am going to use a DL44 as a side arm so I made a leather holster for it..


I looked at the props used in the bandolier and to be frank they looked un interesting to say the least, seeing as this costume will be up close with the public I thought I would make the belt and the greeblies in it a bit more to look at the the original..


Some gloves, not as hard as I thought to find the same sort as the ones in the film, ''Dickies Leather work mans glove''


And the trench coat, this was a lab coat and I added material to the bottom of it, I need to paint it up a bit more and I am thinking I will add a liner tot the inside....



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So I finished it..... finally I didn't document this one to much as I am working on 4 costumes at the moment and just need to get them done...

Here is my Rebel Commando!



Its super light weight and I now have a soft costume thank god!!! cant wait to get a troop under my belt in it (y)


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Nothing now... taking the rest of the year out for other projects, and just troop on until next winter... then maybe something else got a few ideas but need a lot of research...

and the comments are up lifting as always folks :)(y)