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Author:  tk8456 [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Spacetrooper backpacks (tractor beam scene troopers)

Hello guys

Just thought I'd share with you a little project I'd been working on for some time.
The elusive little 5 second buggers you see as the Millenium Falcon is being sucked into the Death Star

These chaps

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There isn't a clean close up behind the scenes shot that I know of. there are a few side on production shooting shots but nothing concrete. So after lots of picture hunting and still enhancing I came up with these :)

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Hope you like it. Or if you have any info to share please let me know

Author:  No Humor Man [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:12 pm ]
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That looks pretty cool. There was a big hunt for these on the RPF with a possible find... but it's been a while since the thread has been active.

I think you captured the look pretty well.

Author:  tk8456 [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:20 pm ]
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Thanks dude.

Yeah I was helping and contributing on the RPF. Cool thread.
I posted these flicks there too.

Just sharing the info on these boards too :)

Author:  No Humor Man [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:22 pm ]
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Really? And here I thought I was so clever. :lol Must have missed your post over there... or just forgotten it. Definitely easily identifiable as what it's supposed to be! :thumbsup

Author:  Darth Fetty [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:23 pm ]
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Haha, that's great! Well done! :)

Author:  T-VIRUS [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:56 pm ]
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Very cool...I love it.

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:45 pm ]
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This isn't something I've studied in detail, but would the tube not have been connected to one or two of the aerators (hovi mic tip areas) in a similar fashion to the TIE pilots - and using similar tubing?

Author:  tk8456 [ Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:33 am ]
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Yeah thats a valid question dude. But most of the flicks I've seen seem to have it coming in from the side/back and in the middle somehow.
Good point though :)

In my flicks the hose come under my arm, that was just for photos to show it against the armour, normally it goes over the arm like this.
The hose should be a lot thicker too

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Author:  No Humor Man [ Tue May 13, 2008 12:15 pm ]
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I was made aware of these on Rebelscum... not sure they were on that page always - I think they are new pictures - but they show a good view to what Marmit would have done with the spacetroopers.

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~cdt96010/marmit-vader.htm

Who knows what kind of reference they had access to!?

Author:  tk8456 [ Tue May 13, 2008 1:32 pm ]
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holy cr@p!

dude, that's ace. Guess what I'll be changing this weekend :)

I have no idea what they'd have access to either but those bottles (i always insisted were silver - my GML said white?) look like the ones on the death star trench scene. Very similar props indeed :)

Author:  No Humor Man [ Tue May 13, 2008 1:47 pm ]
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Looking forward to seeing that! :thumbsup

Author:  tk3422 [ Tue May 13, 2008 4:43 pm ]
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Looking at the original photo after seeing the marmit images it certainly looks like they've got some accuracy there.

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Tue May 13, 2008 5:18 pm ]
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It's amazing. Maybe someone in LFL knows the design specifications of what's been eluding fans for years. Here we are as a prop community taking guesses and enlarging screen captures to no avail, and here comes a toymaker, and he produces something whose accuracy spanks us. Funny how we've upgraded from photos to toys as references! :toothy

Studying the Marmit, the tube attachment to the helmet doesn't make sense to me, as there are no ports on the helmet (other than the aerators) with which to take oxygen. Again, I have to defer to the logic of the TIE Pilot helmets where the aerators are intake ports for air tubes.

Author:  RBJ [ Tue May 13, 2008 6:46 pm ]
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..They need to turn the Tie Pilot around so I can see where the third hose goes! :)

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Tue May 13, 2008 7:34 pm ]
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RBJ wrote:
..They need to turn the Tie Pilot around so I can see where the third hose goes! :)


Well, even TIE Pilots have to pee, and the pee has to go somewhere! :toothy

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