Anovos Stormtrooper Build Guide

This is a comprehensive guide for building the Anovos Stormtrooper Kit. This notebook contains everything you will need to complete your trooper. It includes links to build tutorials, reference photos and supplies you will need. It also includes instructions and links to make sure your Stormtrooper meets 501st guidlines for acceptance. Even if you aren't going for 501st approval or you are a complete build novice, this guide will help you complete your trooper.

Build Tutorials

This is a comprehensive Anovos Stormtrooper build | whitearmor.net | by ukswraths. He details each part of the armor build. Below is a link to each piece. His build is for 501st approval and he modifies some of the materials provided by Anovos for approval and personal preference.

Video Tutorials

Death Trooper Build Part 1
Builder and maker, Frank Ippolito, built an Anovos Death Trooper with Norm Chan from Tested.com. This is a good overview of the work that will go into building a StormTrooper. It also provides some tips and tricks. It is not a comprehensive build tutorial.
Death Trooper Build Part 2
The second half of the Anovos Death Trooper Build.

Important Links

501st Guidlines

  • 501st Requirements | 501st.com | Please check the requirements for 501st approval.
  • Centurion Guidlines | whitearmor.net | The highest storm trooper certification in the 501st is the Centurion level.

Anovos Links

  • Anovos Storm Trooper | anovos.com |
  • Anovos PDF Instructions | anovos.com | These are the build instructions provided by Anovos. They are a helpful reference but do not provide every detail you may need for your build.

Reference Photos

Storm Trooper Paint Colors
Storm Trooper Paint Colors
There are a few things on the armor that will need to be painted.
Storm Trooper Paint Colors
No Return on Cuff
The return edge of the cuff is removed for accuracy.
Storm Trooper Paint Colors
Centurion Reference Photos
Centurion is the highest 501st level of certification.
Storm Trooper Paint Colors
Back
Back View

Glue

There are two types of glue comonly used to build a stormtrooper, E6000 and Cyano Accolade(Super Glue). Both have pros and cons.

  • E6000 is easy to work with but it can take up to 24 hours to dry. One of the benefits is that it is very forgiving. If you glue something wrong, you can take it apart without too much trouble. Yet it is still very strong. Most people use E6000.
  • Cyano Accolade(Super Glue) The benefit to super glue is that it sets almost instantly. You don't have to wait 24 hours for it to dry. The down side is that once it is set, its almost impossible to take apart. Not recommended for beginners.

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Pencil
  • Exacto knives, large & small
  • Scissors
  • Steel straight ruler (metric)
  • Dremel with sanding wheel or sand paper. Small carbide bit for helmet teeth or small file.
  • 3M scotch brite pad (any color, gradient)
  • Drill
  • 5/32" & 1/8" drill bits
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver (blade)
  • Spring clamps (set or 12 or more in various sizes)
  • Earth magnets 1/2" x 1/8" (12.7mm x 3.1mm), 20 to 40 magnets
  • Painters tape

Other Items

The items below are optional higher quality than what was provided by Anovos. The Anovos items work, but you may want to consider upgrading for a more comfortable and better looking storm trooper. Anovos did not however, provide boots. The boots listed below will meet 501st approval.