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Post by erase » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:36 am

Will like to share our knowledge and guidance to everyone and anyone who is interested in joining the Dirty-trooper. Please feel free to ask and enjoy! :)

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Post by donleow » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:47 am

good posting pal, maybe i do the same for snowtrooper
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Post by yen » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:30 pm

I'm planning my TD conversion over these few months. Has anyone removed the ab plate in the FX armour and is there a better and safe way to do it? I'm scratch building the backpack and it seems much more difficult than expected. Now I can really get some useful tips from this thread. Good thinking Ivan! Lets get dirty!

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Post by Awwee » Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:40 pm

yen wrote:I'm planning my TD conversion over these few months. Has anyone removed the ab plate in the FX armour and is there a better and safe way to do it? I'm scratch building the backpack and it seems much more difficult than expected. Now I can really get some useful tips from this thread. Good thinking Ivan! Lets get dirty!
Just do it.. dun scare... I used a handheld saw and a screwdriver drill for it... no money for dremel... haha... but it will work....it is very easy.... and u can do the sandie ab with ABS sheets leftover from the FX stormie belt in the kit.

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it is gonna be dirty anyway... so dun need to care bout some scratches or dents from the sawing.. :-) :wink:
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Post by Commander_Salji » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:59 pm

donleow wrote:good posting pal, maybe i do the same for snowtrooper
I'll second you on that Don, when my WIP costume is ready (which I hope soon!)
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Post by TD 6325 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:19 pm

Yen,

The Sandpack is actually one of the easiest parts of the Sandtrooper to build, provided you know which version you want to do, and the availablity of the parts on hand. And no, I'm not talking about anal accuracy but say, an 85% accurate Sandpack.

Why not post which version you're going for and what you already have on hand...looking over the list together, I think it's safe to say that all 3 existing Sandtroopers would be able to come up with enough help and advice on completing it. ;)

LMK if this will help.

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Post by erase » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:54 pm

Hi Tim, as spoken with Yen, apparently he has already started building the backpack... I think is near complete.

I'm still waiting for him to post his pics... as previously promise to. :roll:
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Post by yen » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:02 am

Hi Ivan & Tim, thanks for asking and I must say this by far the toughess yet most enjoyable piece of project I've embarked on. The individual components are mostly done except with few remaining ones to be completed before final assembly. I was planning to complete the whole thing first but anyway here's some early shots of the loose parts. One of the best things about the sandtrooper character I think is that it comes with a whole wardrobe of add-on choices sometimes you find it hard to decide what you like because they all look great! For the backpack I've finally picked the "move-along" pack as probably most fun and challenging to build. Out of the heap of junk I've been collecting, these are some that are gone into making the pack. You can tell these are common items such as pvc pipe/tubes, wipes containers, chinese bowls, toy bat, drink bottle, plastic trays, camping chair, tupperware and even a toilet flush! These are years of sourcing as I wanted to completely scratch build the backpack with cheap daily items and without ready made vacformed items that you can easily get online. I will update again when more work is done and hopefully people will find it interesting enough to want to explore the Sandie character more or to think twice before throwing out junk. I never look at the toilet the same way again.
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Post by erase » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:47 am

Sure Yen, what an impressive collections of junks! Sure...please keep us posted on your updates. By the way, where did you get the frame from?

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Post by yen » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:49 am

This is from the folding chair you can find in Beach Road army stores. I got mine from Carrefour for $6 I'm that cheap I know. But if you want the accurate version you can always get the Alice backpack frame from ebay. This is what I bought:
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I drilled out the rivets and the 2 frames came apart. Only 1 frame is needed which I saw the lower joints and reconnected using elbow joints from aquarium shop at $1 each.
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Post by erase » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:15 pm

cool man way to go... :)
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Post by Awwee » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:55 pm

I am very interested in the Radio box face.... :twisted:
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Post by erase » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:35 am

Wow... so long liao... you still talk about Radio box face...??? :(
Awwee wrote:I am very interested in the Radio box face.... :twisted:
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Post by Awwee » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:46 am

erase wrote:Wow... so long liao... you still talk about Radio box face...??? :(
Awwee wrote:I am very interested in the Radio box face.... :twisted:

Constant Improvement! :twisted:
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Post by yen » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:31 pm

Awee- OK I will try to take more photos of the radio. This period is busy with work. I forgot to thank you for the photo tutorial to cut the ab plate. I followed your way to cut it and cut my finger too! Not your fault really but maybe some ritual I must go through. Hehe...

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