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godaiking
08-03-2009, 01:16 PM
I just picked up two Marmit Sandtroopers for cheap. Not a big fan of the hands and the body.

Is there any alternative body (true type?) to use that would accomodate the fit of the armor?

-Joe

automaton
08-03-2009, 01:18 PM
oh yeah! Dragon bodies... Hot Toys bodies... they are both great choices!

Cmdr Nayo
08-03-2009, 01:45 PM
I just picked up two Marmit Sandtroopers for cheap. Not a big fan of the hands and the body.

Is there any alternative body (true type?) to use that would accomodate the fit of the armor?

-Joe

I've put together two and am working on two more using hot toys true type bodies. For the first two, I modified some hot toys gloved hands. The two I'm working on now, I'm using the Sideshow Stormtrooper hands.

nayo

godaiking
08-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Thanks bro! Any particular Dragon body that I'm looking for?

-Joe

jason2885
08-03-2009, 01:47 PM
I was wanting to know if a Sideshow Trooper body would work as well with the black jumpsuit. I would just wait until Toy Anxiety put them up from the upcoming Sandtrooper figure.

galactiboy
08-03-2009, 01:52 PM
I think the Sideshow Armor body might be too slim... go with a Dragon, DiD or True Type, any of them will work.

godaiking
08-03-2009, 01:59 PM
I think the Sideshow Armor body might be too slim... go with a Dragon, DiD or True Type, any of them will work.

Is there any particular type of DID or Dragon body to use? I see various types and builds on Ebay.

-Joe

Fives
08-03-2009, 02:41 PM
i've found the hot toys tt body to be the best for marmit sandtroopers, i tried putting one on a dragon but liked it better on the truetype. as to the gloves, i got me some sideshow stormtrooper hands over at toy anxiety and just popped them onto the tt hand peg, they fit nice n' easy. getting the boots on is a b...h though.

automaton
08-03-2009, 02:45 PM
Is there any particular type of DID or Dragon body to use? I see various types and builds on Ebay.

-Joe



the regular, most common Dragon (or DID) body will do perfectly.

Matt S
08-03-2009, 03:09 PM
Ok, what do you guys do for the hands, though...? Use stormie hands from SS....Marmit was not really working hands and kinda glued on to the end of the arm armor

Fives
08-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Ok, what do you guys do for the hands, though...? Use stormie hands from SS....Marmit was not really working hands and kinda glued on to the end of the arm armor

ss stormie hands do the trick.

Matt S
08-03-2009, 04:03 PM
ss stormie hands do the trick.

Ok, cool. that would work really well. I may have to do that...!

godaiking
08-03-2009, 04:33 PM
So I guess it's True Types with SS stormie hands. What type True Type should I use?

-Joe

Fives
08-03-2009, 06:41 PM
So I guess it's True Types with SS stormie hands. What type True Type should I use?

-Joe

i use the regular hot toys tt. be sure to soften up the armor with hot water or a hair dryer, makes it a bit less frustrating to work with it especially the frikkin boots.

jason2885
08-03-2009, 09:30 PM
What body suit does everyone suggest. The one that I have has become torn in several places.

Cmdr Nayo
08-03-2009, 10:03 PM
What body suit does everyone suggest. The one that I have has become torn in several places.

I picked up a Sideshow Stormtrooper bodysuit and neck seal. The neck seal is going to require that I cut the neck hole on the pauldron a little but it will look good. The Stormtrooper body suit fits the true type body really well.

nayo

Cmdr Nayo
08-03-2009, 10:07 PM
So I guess it's True Types with SS stormie hands. What type True Type should I use?

-Joe

Another thing that you have to decide is if you want ankle articulation. If you do, you are going to have to cut the shoe away from the lower leg armor. I used the true type feet inside the shoe and that provided good articulation. I think Mooncat and Yautja have used the SS stormtrooper shoes but have had to make some alterations to the TT body (not sure what).

nayo

galactiboy
08-04-2009, 06:35 AM
I would suggest adding the ankle articulation. It makes a huge difference in poseability.

And the True Type w/ Sideshow trooper hands would be a good option, when I modded mine the better hands were not available.

LoveMinusZero
08-04-2009, 02:40 PM
I have mine on a Dragon body, but Sideshow Stormtrooper hands dont fit the peg holes.

galactiboy
08-04-2009, 02:59 PM
I have mine on a Dragon body, but Sideshow Stormtrooper hands dont fit the peg holes.

I actually did a mod with a short body for Luke in Stormtrooper disguise and using the Sideshow Short Male Body I was able to get a more correct height for him. To make the hands work I just carved down the Sideshow hands (stock ones) until you could just barely jam stump into the marmit hand... and then I popped that onto the buck body.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/sculpting/lukestormb.jpg

jason2885
08-04-2009, 05:29 PM
I picked up a Sideshow Stormtrooper bodysuit and neck seal. The neck seal is going to require that I cut the neck hole on the pauldron a little but it will look good. The Stormtrooper body suit fits the true type body really well.

nayo

I will keep my eyes open for one.

Fives
08-04-2009, 06:30 PM
I will keep my eyes open for one.

have you tried toy anxiety? they sometimes have parts for figs, i got a ssc stormtrooper helmet, a body suit, and a neck seal. prices are pretty good also.

jason2885
08-04-2009, 06:32 PM
have you tried toy anxiety? they sometimes have parts for figs, i got a ssc stormtrooper helmet, a body suit, and a neck seal. prices are pretty good also.

They are sold out at the moment.

Fives
08-04-2009, 06:35 PM
They are sold out at the moment.

crap, i just placed my order this past Friday!

Cmdr Nayo
08-04-2009, 08:12 PM
have you tried toy anxiety? they sometimes have parts for figs, i got a ssc stormtrooper helmet, a body suit, and a neck seal. prices are pretty good also.

Another place to try is Urban Samurai Hobbies. I've had good like finding Stormie parts there.

nayo