This is a special order bespoke item and takes up to three months to finish. We only take 1 order like this at a time. This is based on our popular DT kit which has been made by many 501st Legion approved members. Its cast, sent to you to mark up for alterations, altered in our shop for fit, and then finished up. Finished Death Trooper Armor. All you need are the soft parts and weapons. All of the pieces of armor are sanded, trimmed to your size, painted, lined with EVA foam, and the velcro straps glued in place.
This price includes shipping within the contiguous US of the rough parts for fitting. You will be shipped the rough armor and a silver pen to mark up where parts need to be taken in or adjusted. Once marked up you will have to ship it back to us at your expense for us to make the adjustments and finish up the armor. There will be additional cost for shipping for international customers if they wish to do this step.
We make one of the most durable and troopable kits on the market. Our kits are made to last and be worn, bumped into and moved in. My first kit I made was plastic and I felt like I was some fragile doll walking around and not a tough trooper so I decided to make our in fiberglass. Unlike flimsy plastic kits, our kit is made from gel coated fiberglass which costs more to produce, but yields a set of armor that is a lot more durable and is meant for troopers who plan on actually trooping in their armor and don’t want to walk around like plastic dolls.
The armor is made with the same process as car parts and boats. Each piece starts with a jet black gel coat which is laid into the mold .02 inches thick. Then 2 layers of 3/4 oz. fiberglass mat are laid up on top of the gel coat. This makes a very hard part. On the butt plate we put in 3 layers so that it is even strong enough to sit on without cracking it. Unlike 3D printed kits, it already has a smooth finish. .
Why are your kits more expensive? Gel Coated fiberglass cost more to produce up front than plastic, but it is a better value because it will last much longer. We paint all of our kits with 2K hard automotive paints. It is also easily repairable if something is chipped or breaks.
Is your kit CRL approved? If f assembled properly, yes. The molds for the armor are all cast from Tom Campbell’s files which were used to 3D print the set of armor that is shown in the CRL. We already have a members in the 501st who have been approved using our armor.
- Armor Kit includes:
- Base Helmet
- Base Armor
- Chest and Stomach Armor
- Shoulder Bell Set
- Bicep Armor Set
- Forearm Armor Set
- Hand Armor
- Upper and Lower Back Armor w pack Butt Plate
- Thigh Armor Cast Ribbed Rubber
- Thigh sides
- Shin Armor
- Wrist bands Forearm stabilizer rockets
- Rubber ribbed Belt
- Aluminum Belt Buckle
- Belt Boxes Belt Pouch Armor w fake Belt Pouches
These kits were designed to fit someone between 5'10 and 6'3" with adjustment of the velcro straps. We have fit shorter and taller people by making modifications.
Please note that the photos of the finished kits above also show the weapons, pauldron, undersuit and other accessories which are not included in this base price. These items can all be found in our store but are not included in the base armor package sold in this listing.
A note on the finish. Each part is primed and painted with 2 part automotive gloss paint. This gives a really hard paint surface which can be buffed to a high shine and resists scratching much better than paint from a can. Though we try very hard to avoid drips or dust, this costume has over 20 complex parts and is very hard to paint and we can not assure a car show finish on every part within this budget. I have been trooping now for over two years in my own DT costume and have never gotten anything but rave reviews and comments that it looks like the "real deal".
Please review the photos closely for a good example of what to expect. PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a special order item and parts are trimmed to fit, there are no returns or cancelation once the project has begun. Please review the photos and ask questions.
Shipping is in two boxes and includes insurance.