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Tiderion Death Trooper Specialist build

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Hey, going to go ahead and get this started for posterity's sake.  I plan on making a DT Specialist build and will be posting pictures as I go.


Costume Parts

  • Armor: Originally went with Armory Prop Shops but have refunded due to issues getting things from them.  I have ordered and received my armor from Jim Tripon as of 4/15/22.
  • Helmet: Jim Tripon, received 4/15/22
  • Chest Rig: A&J Props - Ordered, pending delivery.
  • Belt Kit: A&J Props - Ordered, pending delivery.
  • Pauldron: A&J Props - Ordered, pending delivery.
  • Gloves: Endor Finders.  Received.  Will post pictures.
  • Boots: Imperial Boots (https://www.imperialboots.com/product/deathtrooper-boots/) - Received.  Will post pictures.
  • Undersuit: Dark Side Closet.  Received 4/28/22.  Will post pictures.
  • Ammo Pouch: A&J Props.  Ordered, pending delivery.



  • SR-14R Blaster: Premier Props.  Received, build completed.  Pictures to follow
  • SR-14R Holster: A&J Props.  Ordered, pending delivery.
  • DLT-19D: Premier Props.  Received, build completed.  Pictures to follow.



  • Helmet Cooling System: Ukswraths.  Received.
  • Helmet Audio System: Ukswraths Death Trooper Audio System + Voice Booster Aker amplifier and TK audio system.
  • Helmet Monitor Light: Researching.
  • Helmet Hovi Lighting - Uukswrath.  Ordered, pending delivery.
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DLT-19D finished, painted, weathered.  Really love Premier Props and would highly recommend.  His print was clean, his instructions were clear and logical, and the build came out beautiful.  He even has assembly videos on youtube.



SE-14r finished, painted, weather.  Another great piece from Premier Props:



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Awesome news James.

Nice choice on the audio systems. Make sure that when you use any TK type audio system that it does not do the clicks and pops like a TK. DT's did not have that in the films.

Best of luck and thank you for keeping us up to date.

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@TheFireAwakens1807 I used two of these:



They come with a switch to turn them on/off from a cord that's a couple of feet long.  I had a friend of mine cut and solder them together so I didn't have to have two switches.  While we were doing that, we drilled discreet holes in the PVC pipe that runs down the length of the rifle and ran the cable through that, then I glued the switch on the underside, just forward of the trigger, as pictured here:



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On 4/22/2022 at 10:14 AM, Tiderion said:


@Chaos Do you have a link for a good guide on clamshell technique for the shins and for the arm pieces?  

@Tiderion I can see if I can find something in the build threads. Might take a day or two.

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@Chaos It's really hard to tell from the reference photos and the CRL doesn't really specify - Are the small angled greebles on the left shin supposed to be aligned vertically or not?


If you zoom in, they're really not aligned but I didn't know if that was just an error in the construction on this particular piece or if they're supposed to be asymmetrical.  Can you clarify?

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@Tiderion ideally the bottom edge of the greeblies should be horizontal and parallel to the ground. There are no specific measurements, as long as it looks like the CRL you'll be good to go. Just be sure you dont put them on the wrong side or upside down.


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On 4/16/2022 at 8:15 AM, Chaos said:


Awesome news James.

Nice choice on the audio systems. Make sure that when you use any TK type audio system that it does not do the clicks and pops like a TK. DT's did not have that in the films.

Best of luck and thank you for keeping us up to date.

I am wanting to do the audio for my DT helmet as well. What do you recommend?

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17 hours ago, Chaos said:

Nice! Holding onto this for when I get to the audio stage of my build


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