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Death Star Navy Trooper Corporal Grenwick Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:58582  
Name:Death Star Navy Trooper Corporal Grenwick
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Wars
Creator:anthrapoid  
Date Added:February 20, 2014
Base Figure:Hasbro helmet and cloth suit only
Height:12.00 inches
Completion Time:24.00 hours
Articulation:21 points
Years ago I bought the super-trashy Hasbro Death Star Trooper, for the specific purpose of using its helmet and suit to make a nice custom figure. With the arrival of my new Sideshow Darth Vader, I finally got around to it.
The helmet looks surprisingly good as-is, although I wish it didn't have the tiny molded dents or 'battle damage', although these are barely visible. Overall, the helmet looks great. It's the perfect size, and it's quite film-accurate. I used a cigarette lighter's direct flame to add a good shine to the helmet dome and flare, and that worked very well. (don't burn it near the edges!)
I gave it a good new articulated body, new leather WWII German 'Jack' boots (modified) a Sideshow DH17 blaster, a custom-made leather holster, a custom-made belt with polished aluminum buckle and utility boxes, and for the gauntlets, I used the glove hands that came with the Hasbro Garindan figure; they were just the right size, as opposed to the huge cartoonish hands that came with the original Trooper itself.
I have a sewing machine, which I put to good use altering the suit; I thinned the sleeves and pant legs, and fixed the extra large collar to make it nicely tailored to fit the new head/neck. I made a new chin strap and chin guard, and *poof* DONE.

If you have a Hasbro Trooper gathering dust, I highly recommend this not-too-difficult custom. Next to my 14" Vader, it looks awesome.


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User Comments
Topherpop - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thank you so much for the tips, and hope you get well soon! Best wishes dude.
Topherpop - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Fantastic custom dude. I have a few of these Hasbro 12" (and the Death Star Droid - nice custom for that one again BTW!) to improve, but I'm really not sure about trying the sewing. Any blogs/sites you can suggest for tutorials? This is really inspiring me to get them done. Really love the belt too.
anthrapoid - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I wish I could give you a blow-by-blow tutorial, but I'm going through an illness, and it would simply take more energy than I have right now. Thank you for the compliments. I will say this: Tailoring the suit really needs a sewing machine. Just turn the clothes inside-out, and thin the arms and legs with a new 1/4 inch hem all the way around. To tailor the collar, I folded in three little pleats in the collar material (shirt inside-out) and sewed one center-neck, one left side and one right side. These folded pleats are like little two-layered triangles, which you just sew straight across inside the collar. Hard to picture this with text, sorry. I'm sure you can figure it out, good luck!
NeCrollector - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Excellent custom!
Bacchus - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Awesome job!
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