Dressing a Stormtrooper

In this tutorial, I explain how I don my Star Wars stormtrooper armor and fight for the forces of the dark side. My armor is what is commonly referred to as “FX” armor. It originated as a fan sculpt, so it’s not all that accurate, but it’s a good size for us larger troopers. I’m 6′-3″ and 220 lbs. so I don’t think I’ll be able to squeeze into the more accurate TE2, AP, or TM suits, even though I own a TM helmet that I bust out from time to time. The original stormtroopers were purportedly around 5′-11″ and 165 lbs. or so. Of course they made up for their stature with giant seventies fros. Check it out in the book “The Making of Star Wars.”

I should also note that while the assembly method presented in the video works very well for me, there are about as many ways to dress a stormtrooper as there are troopers to be dressed. Online tutorials (like this one) have helped spread the info, but when it comes down to it you just have to do what you can to make your armor fit your body.

In the future, we plan to do several armor mod tutorials including one specifically for sandtroopers, the dirty brethren of the 501st legion. Until then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the video!

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