Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Modding, Completed

Adding Better Functionality…

Time to shore up the magnet…

I had some J-B Weld left over from the Helmet magnet mod, I decided to use it up to reinforce the magnet on the backside of the Holster…

Magnet now coated with J-B Weld.

I used the last bits of J-B Weld to reinforce the back side of the Holster where the rivets will be going. I’m thinking it can’t hurt to add a bit more support here…

Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Modding, Continued

Adding Better Functionality…

With the Holster padding added, I can now finish up the magnets…

With the Blaster in place, I can now see where the magnet that works with the one in the hand grip needs to be installed…

After marking the location, I used my dremel to bore out a small indention.

Then applied some super glue…

And added the magnet.

Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Modding, Continued

Adding Better Functionality…

More work on the padding…

A piece of white cloth, and the pieces of padding…

I sprayed a coating of adhesive onto the foam.

I then pressed the foam pieces onto the piece of cloth.

Cloth was then wrapped around the edges and hot glued to the back of the foam.

After trimming the excess cloth, I then hot glued the new padding into the Holster.

Not the best looking job, but it seems to do the trick…

Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Modding, Continued

Adding Better Functionality…

To help keep the Blaster seated in the Holster, I will be adding some padding…

View down into the Holster.

The base for the padding with be this packing foam. I plan to cover it with white material so that it blends in with the white of plastic.

Two small pieces of foam, should be enough…

Testing the fit with the Blaster…

Nice fit, and looks to be barely visible.

Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Reinforcements

Strengthening The Weak Points…

I will be using J-B Weld…

I applied some J-B Weld to the back side of the rivets to help give them a little more stability. This should also help cover the sharp metal pieces that were left after cutting the rivet rod, and hopefully will keep them from rubbing holes in the boot vinyl.

I then applied a strip of J-B Weld over the entire area where the two parts meet. This should strengthen that connection, and since I’m planning to add some padding (to better secure the blaster) on the inside of the Holster, it won’t be visible.

Scout Trooper – Armor – Holster – Assembly

Putting It All Together…

Time to assemble the finished pieces…

I already owned a rivet gun, but I had to go pick up the proper sized rivets: Aluminum, 1/8 inch by 3/8 inch, unpainted.

First rivet installed.

Second rivet installed.

The pressure of installing the rivets caused a small crack to form near the upper rivet. I’ll need to come up with a way to reinforce this area…