Snow scout build progress thread

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Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:59 pm

OK so as you may know, I totally caved in and bought the soft parts for a Snow Scout which I will now begin to poke away at. This thread will be to chronicle my progress to completion.

Here's about what I'm hoping to look like when I'm all done!!!

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I will probably do this without the weathering since (I think) it kind of defeats the purpose of having a SNOW trooper with black marks all over him. But hey, that's just me!!

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Kal » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:42 pm

Snow is dirty. I am sure if you were a trooper out in the snow your gear would get messed up, where there is snow the is melt'n snow and that makes mud and dirt.

+ it help with camo. snow BDU's have blacks, greys and whites and some times a hint of brown.


But you are a rookie :wink: so it may work out for a while with a nice pretty white clean uniform :mrgreen:
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Moff Man » Mon May 04, 2009 11:16 am

what is that from? I have never seen a snow scout per say.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Ducktrooper » Mon May 04, 2009 11:21 am

I have the action figures and had been talk ing about doing a snow scout for a little while. It will just have to wait till I get money and other costumes done first. the Action figgures have a biker scout chest plate not the snow trooper one in the picture. They carry either the E-11 or scout pistol.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Mon May 04, 2009 11:24 am

http://s11.zetaboards.com/501st_Spec_Op ... /142265/1/

This is a list of the "standards" as well as the only known reference pic.

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by masteroftheforce » Mon May 04, 2009 11:30 am

Interesting, they wear their knees upside down from the regular scouts. Should be a cool costume, can't wait to see the progress pics.

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Mon May 04, 2009 11:38 am

That's the one problem is consistancy.
The reference pic has s snowy chest plate, but the action figure has a TB. The lack of consistant reference is most likely what is keeping it from being Legion approved (I would think - but what do I know :wink: ).

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Ducktrooper » Mon May 04, 2009 1:06 pm

That was from 2007. He will have to update the "standards" he created since now there are the action figures wich are full 3d representations. I am going to do mine action figure accurate. The figures have the Knees of a snow trooper as opoopsed to the biker scout knees upside down.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Ducktrooper » Mon May 04, 2009 1:09 pm

CBlack wrote:That's the one problem is consistancy.
The reference pic has s snowy chest plate, but the action figure has a TB. The lack of consistant reference is most likely what is keeping it from being Legion approved (I would think - but what do I know :wink: ).
That and you need at least 3 refrences to make it an approved costume from the EU.
I will do a Biker scout first than the snow scout. Hopefully there will be more refrence pictures of the snow scout by then.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Tue May 05, 2009 12:24 pm

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The action figure looks like a TB with white soft armor and gloves, and TS shoulders, arms, knees, and mukluks, right?? That's even easier - I have most of that already!!! :wink:

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Kal » Tue May 05, 2009 5:08 pm

CBlack wrote:Image

The action figure looks like a TB with white soft armor and gloves, and TS shoulders, arms, knees, and mukluks, right?? That's even easier - I have most of that already!!! :wink:

the figs do not count as a ref. for an EU style costume
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Tue May 05, 2009 8:59 pm

So then what in the world do I use??? :whatthe:

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Mowskwoz » Tue May 05, 2009 9:17 pm

CBlack wrote:So then what in the world do I use??? :whatthe:
I'd say use what you want. Then make the(what most likely will be minor)changes when/if they come up with approval standards.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Kal » Tue May 05, 2009 10:12 pm

If you want it for a legion costume that will count as a TOD for events then you make it to best fir the ref images (anything but toys) if you want it just for kicks and as a laid back fun con costume . Then u make it to what ever eay you want. But for 501st approval then it HAS to fit the ref images or the CLR when the time comes.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Wed May 06, 2009 1:34 pm

The soft armor arrived yesterday.
The only problem I have is that the sleeves are a little short on me. Here's my first thought on how to fix that.

I'm figuring that the shortness of the sleeve will be hidden by the forearm armor that goes down to the wrist so I was thinking of putting a strip of velcro on the outside bottom of the shirt sleeve. The other side of the velcro would be on the top inside of the forearm armor to keep them together and in place. I could then get a set (or 2 if needed) of white wristbands to go inside the forearm armor so no skin would show.
Am I thinking right or is there something else short of replacing the sleeves I could do??

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Mon May 11, 2009 1:35 pm

Just ordered a pair of mukluks.
Slowly but surely..................

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Lumpy » Tue May 12, 2009 10:17 am

Here is the only pic (that I know of) of a Hoth Scout

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Kinda hard to tell some of the details, but I like the look of the pics I posted before of the costume that was already made. I think I'll go with that - it should be close when the time comes!!

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Ducktrooper » Tue May 12, 2009 10:29 am

It should be cool. when I finaly do mine I personaly like the Figure version. It makes more sense to me to have the TB chest as it allows more hunched over head first position on the speeder bike. The snow clones from the Clone wars had snowie chest plates but their bikes were a Layed back "swoop" or "chopper" feet first style bike.
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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Crimson » Tue May 12, 2009 11:26 am

Ducktrooper wrote:It should be cool. when I finaly do mine I personaly like the Figure version. It makes more sense to me to have the TB chest as it allows more hunched over head first position on the speeder bike. The snow clones from the Clone wars had snowie chest plates but their bikes were a Layed back "swoop" or "chopper" feet first style bike.
So that would make the ROTJ version the "ricer" edition? :lol:

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Re: Snow scout build progress thread

Post by Ducktrooper » Tue May 12, 2009 12:18 pm

I will have to make a full size bike before next MCCC and give it a cool Japanese street bike paint job!
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