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Sandtrooper

Sandtrooper
Sand trooper with Field Pack & DLT-19

Here at RS Prop Masters we are very, very proud to be the first and only people to ever create genuine screen lineage Replica Stormtrooper Armour from "A New Hope". There are many that claim to have "lineage armour" and many more that have attempted to imitate RS Prop Masters armour, but we are still the only place to visit for First Generation Replica Stormtrooper Armour.

Brian Muir, the sculptor of Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper Armour was so impressed with our faithful reproduction of his work, together with our ethos and aims, he agreed to endorse us. The only time he has ever endorsed a replica made of his work.

Can there be any doubt that this is the most accurate Star Wars Episode IV or V Stormtrooper armour on the planet? For your own fully built replica, or self build kit option use the links on this page.

The Sandtroopers were the first Stormtroopers to be assembled for the production of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Six Sandtrooper sets of armour were made for the production. The sets were vacuum formed in Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). John Mollo and his team, including Jack Arnott, George Gillard, Tom Wallace, all mould makers & plasterers and Tashy Baines, plasterer and Vacuum former, were responsible for forming all the Sandtrooper suits before the production outsourced the remaining Stormtrooper suits. they were required for the first phase of filming.

Used on location in Tunisia, the Sandtroopers we worn by local Tunisians for almost all the location shooting, with the exception of Actor Anthony Forrest, who unexpectedly wore the armour for the “dialouge” scene with Alec Guiness.

“George came to me and asked me for a favour. Alec had insisted that the Stormtrooper deliver the lines back to him in the move along scene. I was in Tunisia playing the role of Fixer when George asked the favour. So it was not planned for me to wear the armour, it just happened.” Anthony Forrest, Fixer and “Move Along” Sandtrooper.

The Sandtroopers had a number of parts “missing” that are seen on the standard Imperial Stormtroopers, including the shoulder bridges, different and additional button greeblies on the abdomen and a more detailed knee sniper plate, similar to Darth Vader's. The Stormtrooper also has additional boxes fitted to the main ammo belt too.

 

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