Rebel Fleet Trooper (built
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
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
© Thomas Riedel 2001