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Topic: Star Wars Arc Trooper Poppet (for my brothers 18th b-day)(PDF added!!!)  (Read 10736 times)
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Eliea
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« on: January 23, 2010 03:14:10 PM »

EDIT2: armor pdf file is now attached for easy download. I winged all of the cama details so I didn't have patterns for them and any purple stripes were cut at least 6 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, then folded in on themselves (like bias tape).

So this was started in christmas of 2008, and worked on off and on till this friday(2010)
This all started when I offered to make my nerdy/geeky brother a poppet. I was thinking he'd want an x-man character or something easy like that. Spandex costume type outfit, no problem. Instead he sheepishly asked if I could make him one of this clone troopers. I said yes. Then he picked the 3 most complicated of his action figure army and asked if I could replicate one of them. I'd all ready said yes and at the time thought ooh a challenge. I worked on him right before christmas 2008, then he sat till mid january 2009, I tried hard to get him finished for my brothers birthday that year (the 28th) but I only got him sewn at that point. Sometime last year I randomly picked him up and stuffed and put him together. Then he sat put together and nekid on my work table till monday. I decided I was going to finish him for my brothers family party on friday(aka yesterday) I do not work more than a few days each month ans am a housewife so I had time. So I worked each morning till hubby got home and some evenings after dinner to get him done.


The patterns for the armor I drafted from scratch on my own. I have them but I had to tweak each one as I went to make it fit right for the doll and look right. I top stitched a lot of the grooves and such on the 3-d armor to the felt armor to make it look less like a marshmallow and more armor ish. I had to hand sew nearly every piece to the doll I am not good at hand sewing so this was it's own amount of work, though towards the end I did some "cheating" and sewed the front piece to elastic and then slid it in place. Though that does not mean it can come off!

Then for the extras. This is not any mere clone or storm trooper. He is an Arc Trooper. He wears a kama (aka man skirt) and a shoulder thing(can't remember the name) and both of those were my favorite part. The skirt and shoulder part are removable, the pockets on the skirt are functional. So much fun!

And his helmet is removable! If you've read all that thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

I took tons of pictures but I'm going to post most of them as thumbnails so everyone can see them if they like but it won't slow down dial up. (I hope) I do recommend you click them though as I put a TON of detail into this doll and would love to know what you think!

Mr. Ark Trooper approves of this post.

Helmet off

Front View

Back view

Details: (some of this is of the details of the doll, and there are comparison photos of the action figure I was basing it off of)


Success Brother is happy!


I will Seriously take any and all comments! Even constructive criticism, or Simple comments!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010 03:25:18 PM »

Awesome, just simply awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010 03:33:24 PM »

sweet!   your brother looks very happy. great job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010 03:37:50 PM »

That is so brilliant! I am in awe of the massive amount of detail, he looks great, and yet still kind of cuddly! I hope your brother really appreciates how incredibly lucky he is!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010 03:57:35 PM »

Dang, that is amazing Eliea!! I can't fathom the amount of work that went into all that hand sewing. Your brother had better really appreciate it or I'll come over and bop him upside the head!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010 04:05:52 PM »

He totally did. He's the easiest to make stuff for most of the time as he's into a lot of things that there are tutorials to make. But he just had to have this guy. I can't blame him I'm not a big star wars person and I nearly kept him for myself!

Thanks so much for all the comments! I really do appreciate them all!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010 04:10:58 PM »

My geeky brother and his son would love this - as would my geeky husband and my youngest son....
That is just awesome - I don't hit this rocks often but dang woman! That rocks!!
I am soooo glad that my geeky husband and youngest son are not home right now.  I don't want to risk them looking over my shoulder and seeing this!!!
Awesome!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010 04:52:59 PM »

Holy cow eliea!  You really did a fantastic job.  I mistakenly showed my boys who are now begging for one.  Awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010 04:55:55 PM »

he's amazing!!

i have a confession, i thought stormtroopers were robots and i didn't know there was a person under the helmet.
but he has a lovely face ... and hair like my dh's LOL
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010 05:03:48 PM »

Here's a simple comment:  This 'effing rocks!  Seriously.  Destined for the "Best of Craftster" in my opinion.
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