Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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Jeff Johnson
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Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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I've been in touch with RS Prop Master's about buying a ESB Stormtrooper armor kit. Not sure if I'm going to build it or have it custom built. Anyways, I asked them about the armor fitting me since I'm 6'-2" and have long arms. They responded that the typical Stormtrooper armor is built for someone at 5'-9" and wouldn't recommend buying it over 6'-2" due to gaps. I've wanted to get a Stormtrooper armor kit for a long time and my end goal would be to be able to join the 501st with it too. I'm just worried that I drop $1500+ and the armor doesn't fit quite right and that it keeps me out of joining the 501st as a Stormtrooper. Has anyone else run into this issue? It seems that my second choice, Death Trooper, may run a little taller, but I'd really like to stick with a ESB Stormtrooper. Thanks!
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Re: Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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I know we have a couple of Stormtroopers that are quite tall and are over 6 foot. I don't have a stormtrooper and I'm short so I don't have a lot of input for you. Have you gone over to whitearmor.net? That is the detachment forums for stormtroopers. They will have a lot of resources for you for getting armor that fits you, and how to modify things to fit you.
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Re: Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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I've seen similar questions asked on Walt's Trooper Factory on Facebook - where they've used shims/extra or scrap ABS plastic to add to the armor pieces and make them larger and/or longer. Could be something to look into!
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Re: Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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Thanks for your reply. I'm finding in my research that shimming them to fit taller people is a possibility, so I think there still is hope. Lol.



creepygoth666 wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:04 pm I've seen similar questions asked on Walt's Trooper Factory on Facebook - where they've used shims/extra or scrap ABS plastic to add to the armor pieces and make them larger and/or longer. Could be something to look into!
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Re: Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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Thanks for your reply! Yes, I have whitearmor.net bookmarked on my browser. :D It seems that fitting taller Stormtroopers is definitely doable. Just deciding if I want to do the build or pay someone to do it AND have it pass 501st regulations is where I'm at.


Skykat wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:03 am I know we have a couple of Stormtroopers that are quite tall and are over 6 foot. I don't have a stormtrooper and I'm short so I don't have a lot of input for you. Have you gone over to whitearmor.net? That is the detachment forums for stormtroopers. They will have a lot of resources for you for getting armor that fits you, and how to modify things to fit you.
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Re: Aren't you a little tall for a Stormtrooper?

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I am 6' 2" and most would say I am a bit larger than the average TK of 1977

My armor kit is from RT MOD

Not sure if this kit is still out there but it was made for larger troopers in mind
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