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Biker Scout build

Post by zambam17 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:33 pm

Hey all. I have decided to make the Biker Scout my next build. Any advice for who makes the best kit? Want to start acquiring the materials needed and budgeting for whatever I can't afford yet.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Flash » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:32 pm

This is the best place to start :wink:

http://blizzardforce.com/

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Mr Fett » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:34 pm

Agreed ! Might as well make the "coolest" type of Scout Trooper around ! :thumbs:

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by KrisAntilles » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:51 pm

Snow Scout!!! :thumbs:
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by zambam17 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:42 pm

Wait....is a Snow Scout a real thing? I don't recall those in the novels.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by zambam17 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:42 pm

Oops
Posted twice in my excitement.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by KrisAntilles » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:16 pm

Not real sure where the snow scout came from (artwork I think), but yes, it's a real thing. :)

http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TS_Snow_Scout

http://www.blizzardforce.com/forum/view ... b045b6b52f

Kind of a mash up of Biker Scout and Snowtrooper.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Dr Gold » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:26 pm

What's the cost of a biker scout?

My TK was a little over a thousand. If it's a lot cheaper than that, I'd be up for making a biker scout!
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Mr Fett » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:43 pm

DutchTrooper wrote:What's the cost of a biker scout?

My TK was a little over a thousand. If it's a lot cheaper than that, I'd be up for making a biker scout!
Bikers and TK's are roughly the same price range.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Dankelzaga » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:28 pm

I spent a ton of time researching, reading the forums, and interacting with varied dealers when I was working on mine. I also have quite a bit of extra material for some little things you may need and could avoid purchasing.

IMO...the very first step to inquire about or work towards is the soft goods (cumberbund, pouches, vest, jumpsuit). You get all of that taken care than the rest is pretty much gravy.

Join Bikerscout.Net in order to gain access to the various build threads and tutorials. Some great people on there. There is a very nice comparison thread there relative to the three main types of armor as well as a thread detailing the helmets and variations between the different casts/builds/productions that have been made with regards to head size etc.

Shoot me a line and I'd be happy to share my personal choices for vendors as well as some areas of concern with others.

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by drbones2nd » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:43 pm

Dans biker scout is amazing and probably the most sexy biker scout in our Garrison. Pay attention to his advice. :rotflmao:
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Ripcode » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:27 pm

drbones2nd wrote:Dans biker scout is amazing and probably the most sexy biker scout in our Garrison. Pay attention to his advice. :rotflmao:
Actually Kelli is the sexiest. Dan is a close 2nd.... :mrgreen:
Dankelzaga wrote:MO...the very first step to inquire about or work towards is the soft goods (cumberbund, pouches, vest, jumpsuit). You get all of that taken care than the rest is pretty much gravy.
Correct. Soft goods and boots are the tough parts.

Of the armor, the only difficult part is the helmet assembly. You do have an option to buy it assembled.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Mr Fett » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:28 pm

Ripcode wrote:
drbones2nd wrote:Dans biker scout is amazing and probably the most sexy biker scout in our Garrison. Pay attention to his advice. :rotflmao:
Actually Kelli is the sexiest. Dan is a close 2nd.... :mrgreen:
Dankelzaga wrote:MO...the very first step to inquire about or work towards is the soft goods (cumberbund, pouches, vest, jumpsuit). You get all of that taken care than the rest is pretty much gravy.
Correct. Soft goods and boots are the tough parts.

Of the armor, the only difficult part is the helmet assembly. You do have an option to buy it assembled.
....and it's also good that as of a few weeks ago, I became the only GLG member who knows exactly the correct screen-accurate strapping method used on the real Biker Scout costumes.
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Terrell78 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:35 pm

Mr Fett wrote: ....and it's also good that as of a few weeks ago, I became the only GLG member who knows exactly the correct screen-accurate strapping method used on the real Biker Scout costumes.
Care to share?

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Mr Fett » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:49 pm

Terrell78 wrote:
Mr Fett wrote: ....and it's also good that as of a few weeks ago, I became the only GLG member who knows exactly the correct screen-accurate strapping method used on the real Biker Scout costumes.
Care to share?
Since you're not a Biker Scout, it doesn't affect your TK strapping. :P :mrgreen:
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by DeafTrooper » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:34 pm

Mr Fett wrote:
Terrell78 wrote:
Mr Fett wrote: ....and it's also good that as of a few weeks ago, I became the only GLG member who knows exactly the correct screen-accurate strapping method used on the real Biker Scout costumes.
Care to share?
Since you're not a Biker Scout, it doesn't affect your TK strapping. :P :mrgreen:
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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Dankelzaga » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:59 am

You had me at "screen accurate strapping"...drop me a line. Lots of new info coming out of the EX camp also as they have had a ton of access to the scout props of late.

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Dankelzaga » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:55 pm

Of note..It just recently came to light that the TD hose..is actually not a hose at all. It's an inner tube with some sort of cable (telephone/wire type) wrapped around it to give the impression of what we all currently have (the vacuum hose type look). The exact cable type has yet to be determined.

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Mr Fett » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Bingo on both your last 2 posts, Dan. :thumbs:

Don't know why LFL choose to make fake ribbed hosing, when real ribbing hoses were available back then. It's a straight pipe with cable glued around and around and around to look like a ribbed hose.

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Re: Biker Scout build

Post by Silverfox » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:47 pm

Startin' to feel a little "unloved" here.....
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