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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby jen0farc » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks again Drew for your quick reply! I hadn't heard of M1 but deduced through some googling that it might refer to the flame retardantness of a fabric? Which ... I mean, I'm going to play hard in this costume but I don't know if I'm going to play THAT hard! :D

I'm fortunate to have quite a few sources for fabric near my home so hope to have a winner picked soon. It seems like the color to shoot for is "gray so dark you think it might be black until you see it next to actual black and realize, 'oh no that's definitely gray.'" Does that sound about right?

This is the comm pad, which to my eye matches the photos I took of the suit in Orlando. I can figure out the lenses, I just had it in mind the lenses matched a known gunner helmet part or TIE pilot part or something but I think I could have been thinking of something else

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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Drewid » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:22 pm

I'm fortunate to have quite a few sources for fabric near my home so hope to have a winner picked soon. It seems like the color to shoot for is "gray so dark you think it might be black until you see it next to actual black and realize, 'oh no that's definitely gray.'" Does that sound about right?


That's pretty much it. (Severely) faded black could even work but, from every reference I've seen, it's not black.

Can you get a measurement of the outside diameter of the posts the caps fit on? I might be able to find something.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby jen0farc » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Drewid wrote:
Can you get a measurement of the outside diameter of the posts the caps fit on? I might be able to find something.


Sure! The outside is 5/8" or 16mm (inside is 7/16" or 11mm)
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Drewid » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:25 am

jen0farc wrote:
Drewid wrote:
Can you get a measurement of the outside diameter of the posts the caps fit on? I might be able to find something.


Sure! The outside is 5/8" or 16mm (inside is 7/16" or 11mm)


I might have a bead on the part number. I'm not 100% sure but I think the part for the red lens comes off of EAO 51-933.2. The part is listed as being 15.8mm in diameter. I'm not sure if that means the drill hole or the outer diameter of the cap. I did find another spec that lists it at 18mm. If both are true, then the outer diameter of the lens should be 18mm and the inner diameter close to 16mm. The blue cap has a part number of 51-933.6.

Again, not entirely sure. I might order some just to do comparisons against the ones we use on the commbox. If anything, I can use them for my custom power droid.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby jen0farc » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:39 am

Wow, that seems super close! I can find online where they're just a couple bucks to order. This may be a super stupid question, but just confirming, I would need transparent blue and transparent red, instead of blue and red, correct?
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Drewid » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:47 am

Translucent red and blue. But, yeah, that's all they sell :)

I'm just not sure if those exact parts are going to be spot on or just a bit too small.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby mattnelson521 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Jen0farc that looks like my compad. Is it? I can point you in the right direction for the Lens i made it for.

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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby mattnelson521 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:51 pm

I know this sounds crazy but im looking to make a system for lifting and lowering the visor. But the catch is I dont have a helmet. does anyone have 3d files for it or could someone help provide dimensions for the helmet mainly the visor and forehead area?
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Drewid » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:39 pm

I don't know about the Florida suit, but the Anaheim suit is displayed at an angle which makes getting exact dimensions a little difficult. I know the helmet dome is a custom sculpt and not directly taken from a found part. The earcups are, though. That's from a Korean War era Navy flight patrol helmet: the Gentex DH-51-4

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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Val Trooper » Mon May 01, 2017 10:33 am

Do you have further informations about the shoes to wear and where to find them ?
Boots or combat shoes ? I have quite small feet... this gonna be a challenge ! Ready for it ;-)
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Drewid » Mon May 01, 2017 6:04 pm

As far as we can tell they wore jackboots. It's far easier to find them for small feet than large feet. Engineer boots are a close approximation of jackboots. The heel is a little taller, but, once the lower strap has been removed, they are very close in appearance. Jackboots tend be just a little taller but that's about the only difference.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew CRL - WIP

Postby Val Trooper » Mon May 01, 2017 10:03 pm

Thank you for confirming the first idea I had... and for giving an alternative I didn't think about ! Good to know !
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew - Research and Discussion

Postby Drewid » Tue May 02, 2017 2:59 am

I have started the actual draft of the CRL at viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2836. Please use that thread to discuss the language, items, and specifics of the CRL itself. This thread will remain open for research, general discussion, and references. As we nail things down here, it will get added to the CRL draft.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew - Research and Discussion

Postby Drewid » Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 am

Belt box language is up. I used my pictures of the Launch Bay costume to get approximate dimensions of the boxes. These are definitely much smaller than the ANH boxes.
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Re: Imperial Ground Crew - Research and Discussion

Postby mattnelson521 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:15 am

Thank you for the info
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