When I met Florian, we
decided to build two Rebel Fleet Trooper costumes together.We shared
our work. Florian was responsible for trousers, shirts and vests,
in addition, he bought two helmets from the former "Nationale
Volksarmee" (National Peoples Army of East Germany). I was
responsible for the helmets and for building the blasters and holsters.
About the trouser, the shirt and the vest, I don´t want to
tell now anything, because maybe Florian wants to make this later
on his "activity-site". Instead I just want to tell something
about the blasters and the helmets. About the holsters is not much
to tell, because I just copied the holsters of the Stormtrooper
and made it with jeans fabric.
The NVA-helmets, I made with a oval part in backside longer. This
part, I made with glasfibre&resin. I still doesn´t like
the result, because the flank-angle are to steep at the sites. Meanwhile,
the "Tantive 4 Defender"- Rebel Fleet Trooper from Kenner-Hasbro
came out, who looks (in my opinion) absolut fabulous. This helmet,
I want to take very accurate measures from and build the helmets
again completly new.
The blasters, I
built from the book "Visual Dictionary", what is (in my
opinion) a very good information to
build costumes, weapons and props. I used wood, PVC-channelpipes,
pipe clamps, aluminium, surfacer, etc. to build.
By the way, the
boots for the uniform were very easy to organize. I bought black
rubber-boots for 5,- Euro, very cheap and nevertheless very realistic