STAR WARS This set of sandtrooper armor was custom built using a Rubie's Stormtrooper costume as the base. The helmet is a limited 500 piece EFX Sandtrooper helmet that I modified, changed the lenses to Dark green movie accurate lenses and added a voice amplifier and speakers in it. I also modified and painted it to match the rest of my armor. Later the belt and shoulder straps were replaced with canvas straps. The entire snap, buckle, and close system was built up by myself. Certain elements of the armor that are unique to sandtroopers were sculpted by myself in order to modify this from stormtrooper armor. Boots where purchased from Caboots.com. Additionally, leather ammo pouches and shoulder pauldrons were purchased from dealers online and then painted/weathered by me. This is several different coats of various desert earthy colors applied with brushes, sponges, tissues, etc.
This is a photographic composition of the X-Wing Model finished with a Hasbro Legacy Tie Fighter enhanced to a studio scale model standard to give more action to this photo session. I chose to paint Luke's Red 5. It took me a week to paint all the weathering and different panel color details studying all the possible reference material of Luke's fighter ( Not much left I must say) I am still working on this model as still needs more weathering on the fuselage to resemble the magnificent paint job the ILM modelers did so long ago.