Need Hanger Trooper Pics ASAP!

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  1. Maulested Jedi Knight

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    Hello... Wow, I haven't been on here for far to long! I didn't know about the move and my heart was broken, not having anywhere to go to get my fix. A lot of things have happened since the last time I was on here... The Mourning Queen dress won some more awards and the got retired in the mean time I acquired another 'pathetic' lifeform- a husband!

    He's really great and will only wear things that I make for him. So he wants me to make him a Hoth hanger troop outfit. I'm nearly done with the jumpsuit, which I did by hand, but I need a good reference pic of either Luke or the other dudes in the Hoth base where I can get a good look at the front of the vest. My husband is XL/XXL, so it is very important to get the proportions right and the cut.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Koohii Jedi Master

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    So, kinda like Hoth Gear?
  3. Maulested Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, just any photo where you can see the vest that the hangar staff wear. Just watched Ep. V and it looks like they all wear something like what Leia wears. I have good pics of her in that from the Dressing A Galaxy exhibit. But the stupid Luke 'dummy' has his hand right in front of all of the vest's details! And no one seemed to get any better photos from that exhibit... I'll have to figure it out by tomorrow anyhow...
  4. Koohii Jedi Master

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    THere are pics of the Hoth troops in the trenches in Technology of StarWars #3 fangora magazine. A couple not-so-hot drawings in one of the WEG Starwars Role-playing game sourcebooks.
    Thought for sure I could find a pic somewhere in my various books...
    Have you tried looking at action figures? while not the best source, some of them have ok pictures on the card backings, and it might be OK for general shapes.
    Have you tried asking at your local Rebel Legion?
  5. Koohii Jedi Master

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    Not the greatest, but:
    [image=http://www.jedidefender.com/collect92/rebelcommander%20esb.jpg]

    [image=http://www.jedidefender.com/collect92/rebelsoldier%20modern.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Vintage_GentleMan/Hoth%20Snowspeeder%20Pilot/EchoBaseRebelCostumes.jpg]

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/Vintage_GentleMan/Hoth%20Snowspeeder%20Pilot/GeneralRieekanCloseUp.jpg]

    [image=http://www.sunriderbase.com/Troopers/hoth_trenchtrooper1.jpg]

    Amazing what you can find with a quick google image search... At least I didn't stumble onto a port site this time...
  6. Maulested Jedi Knight

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    Thank you sooooo much!!!!! You rock!!!! <3 : ) We did a image search last night, too. Gotta get back to sewing. Will post a cool pic I found later. Thanks again!
  7. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    You'll want to join [link=http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/icestationecho/]the Ice Station Echo Yahoo Group.[/link] It has a ton of reference info. I also have a ton of reference images [link=http://picasaweb.google.com/BlackburnPhotography/Empire30thReferencePics#]here[/link] and [link=http://picasaweb.google.com/BlackburnPhotography/HothTroopers#]especially in this album.[/link]

    Yes, I have done more than a little research into it. ;) Phyllis and I are writing and creating new visual guides and standards for the Rebel Legion, plus I'm creating VERY detailed visual standards and reference guides that will have multiple references. They should be done in a week or so, but you can see [link=http://picasaweb.google.com/BlackburnPhotography/LCJTutorial#]the rough drafts here.[/link]

    PM me if you have any specific questions.
  8. Maulested Jedi Knight

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    Thanks! You're rough draft is really cool. I guess my husband had found the group you mentioned- that's where he got the tutorials he printed for me. I just used the pictures from them since I had to start from scratch. The costume turned out wonderfully. We are at the point where we're working on props and the little details. I'm sure your rough draft will turn out to be very useful. I think my husband wants to join the Rebel Alliance, but I'm a bit scared I couldn't do their charity work (I spent too much time in hospitals and I get panic attacks when I get near one, total PSD). He won first place in the costume contest! : )

    Thanks for the help!
  9. Maulested Jedi Knight

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    OoooHhhhOoooo... pics!

    [image=[IMG]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z57/drift_pirate_queen/my%20costumes/DSC03851.jpg[/IMG]]

    [image=[IMG]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z57/drift_pirate_queen/my%20costumes/DSC03850.jpg[/IMG]]
  10. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    The Rebel Legion, while we do do a lot of charity work, doesn't do hospitals very much. Most of the time it's like charity events like walks or other outdoor stuff where all the proceeds are being donated to charity. Plus, once in a while we get to do really awesome Lucasfilm events. :D
  11. Koohii Jedi Master

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    Been there. Done that!
    Oooh, the kitties decided to check out all the fuss! Cute little fuzzies.
  12. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    Our garrison/base does things at the Children's Hospital once a quarter, but it's strictly voluntary. Most events are "stand around and let people take pics of you."
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