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  2. InVaderWeTrust

    Lawrence's Anovos ANH (stunt) build

    Worked on the thighs this this week. After trying the right thigh on it was clear that I would need a larger thigh than normal. After looking up some forum posts on adding shims to the thigh I decided to build the front of the thigh as usual and keep any modifications to the rear butt connection. The bottom end of the thigh by the knee was fine, it was the upper part that requires additional space. I started by removing the entire return edge at the top of both inner and outer thigh pieces. I marked the crease on the inner part of the armor and then scored it with an Exacto blade. I was then able to snap the return edge off easily. At this point the only sanding I did was to remove some sharp areas where I had cut to avoid snags on my under suit while sizing. Even with the return edge removed I saw that I still needed several inches more. As mentioned I decided to build the front of the thighs as normal to preserve accuracy at least in the front. So I went ahead and trimmed the front butt connection to 10 mm on each side to maintain the 20 mm ridge under the cover strip. Even though this caused the thigh to be smaller when I needed larger I was more concerned with accuracy in the front and comfortable with making modifications to the rear of the thigh. I measured the front butt of both inner and outer thigh and marked it. Then I clamped a cover strip along my measure marks and drew a line along it. After marking the line I clamped a metal ruler along the line and scored & snapped using an Exacto blade. My next order of business is to work on shims for the rear butt connections. At first measure it looks like I'll need to fill about a 1 3/4 " gap at the top of the rear thigh narrowing down to about 1/2" near the knee. I'll take several more measurements when I get an extra pair of hands to help out. Any advise on adding these shims to the rear thigh would be greatly appreciated. Did anybody else have similar issues?
  3. gmrhodes13

    Anovos Fine Hovi Tip Mesh Removal

    I have 3 Dremel's (well knock off brands) each with a different tip, all plugged in ready for when I'm building, I don't like stopping to change the tips, just swap the Dremel it's quicker
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  5. Welcome to the Legion sir. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Welcome to the Legion!
  7. Nice! Another great win for Garrison Titan
  8. FWIW, they are still working on this. The last information I have is they will do the bulk update this year, just like they have before.
  9. Nice build you have there. Welcome to FISD!
  10. Congratulations! Welcome to FISD.
  11. Bud Spaklur

    Anovos Fine Hovi Tip Mesh Removal

    Dude- my Dremel was a lifesaver for my build. Without it, it would’ve taken me forever to cut and sand down parts. The dremel was my go-to tool aside from the tin snips for the initial cutting. Just wear a pair of safety glasses- you shouldn’t get any shrapnel. I just wore standard safety glasses- not even the wraparound ones and I was fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. giskard8

    Hello from Pittsburgh

    Hello Shawn, Welcome to FISD. Just as others have mentioned, research, read the build threads, and take it slow (think twice, cut once). Nothing beats the BBB day! Hope you will have a good one.
  13. mikidymac

    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

    Well you know how they feel about their customers when they can’t even tell us why they are delayed again and I’m not just talking about the FOTK kits. I also have s Kylo on order from them and there was no explanation or anything even a word as to why it was bumped from fall to winter. What a bunch of an impolite person hats.
  14. gmrhodes13

    First Ever Build - ROTJ Stormtrooper

    Not at all and please don't feel put off by this, we are a great group but are at times very passionate with this hobby and can go overboard. Clamps, rare earth magnets, painters tape, HOW MUCH, as much as you can get, seriously it depends how quickly you want to build, the more clamps etc the more you will get done, many use E6000 glue as it will come apart if you need to make changes, this glue takes at least 24hours to dry so the more clamps the better. Here's what I have but I do a few builds for others Also doubled that amount of magnets since that photo. Have a read through Joseph's thread, lots of great info there
  15. Bud Spaklur

    Lorelei's 5'4" ATA ANH-S Centurion-Hopeful Build

    Furthermore, what is she even complaining about??? Lorelei- go look at one of my ears. I’ve got a big gap behind one of them. You could probably store things in it...like it’s own secret compartment. Your ears look fine and I can’t see what you’re referring to. The key thing is to not leave a lot of extra material/return edge on the ears, which clearly you have removed. Don’t worry about it, they look just fine [emoji6]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Carson Zeller

    First Ever Build - ROTJ Stormtrooper

    Alright thanks :) i was nervous and thought i did something wrong and started this arguement. Question: how many clamps do you guys recommend I get for gluing the armor?
  17. grimacingpeon

    Grim's ANH Stunt MTK Build

    I ended up putting the shins together (thanks Commander Gree!) correctly and mounted the sniper knee plate... Now I've moved onto the helmet and I need some advice here. The trim lines were followed, but it doesn't look like there is enough (or any, really) overlap between the face and back to mound the lower screw of the ear... I'm not sure if that makes sense. I've marked with a black dot where I intend to put a rivet through on each side, but I'm not sure if I'm going to hit an issue when mounting the ear. Is this gap normal (at very bottom of helmet, where face and back have their contours aligned)? Is it entirely covered up once the ears are installed? Any feedback would be most appreciated!
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  19. gmrhodes13

    Hello from Pittsburgh

    Hello and welcome aboard
  20. Congratulations trooper and welcome to the ranks.
  21. gmrhodes13

    James Whitley level 1 - Anovos

    Looks like your shins are sitting very high on top of your ankles, can you bring them down more, this will give you more room at the knees. Compare with these.
  22. Legion web team are now working on a system which will allow the Legion's database to simply pull membership data from FISD and automatically update membership requests and affiliation. Hopefully this system will be in place before elections 2019 More information can be found in this post
  23. gmrhodes13

    First Ever Build - ROTJ Stormtrooper

    Yes it's frustrating for a lot of people, I haven't been around that long compared to a lot of others, I don't know if changes have been requested in the past, it annoys me when I'm building a costume then I go to a CRL and find I still have to research that costume further as some things in the CRL are either incomplete or missing correct info. As a GML I don't know every single costume CRL out there of by heart, but I do research them once a new one comes in for approval, I've never had a ROTJ TK so never looked into the CRL until recently when providing some feedback, hence some recent posts I have made asking for CRL updates, others also brought changes they would like to see earlier last year, which were discussed, referenced and pending updating. I did however look into the TKC last year as a recruit had brought up a few questions, I discussed this with our DL, he suggested I bring the discussion up on the forum, it went ahead, references were provided, it was discussed with staff and others approved with that version, text agreed upon and the CRL was updated. But even in that case there is a line of text which needs updating due to costume version restrictions and correct TD images still need uploading, this is pending. A similar situation happened with the ROTJ CRL, there was a discussion and updates need to be made, which are still pending. That's all it really takes, people have to notify staff if there is incorrect information in a CRL and provide references and ask for a discussion, I'm not saying this hasn't happened in the past, it may very well have and not been acted on for what ever reason. I have however found while researching some other TK variants that a lot of older threads here on the forums are missing a lot of images, what was once there as reference has been lost. I know recently requests went out for the sharing of some reference material from a member so it could be included in the gallery section but unfortunately this has not been acted on. I'm not saying this is the case in this instance but it's just an example, if references aren't there then much can be missed. BTW apologies Carson @Carson Zeller for Mark and I derailing your thread, but it has highlighted the fact that the CRL's are not always 100% accurate and research is invaluable with any costume Now moving along and good luck with your build Carson
  24. echo327

    Starting my other journey

    Awesome! Thanks.
  25. sylverbard

    What to do?

    there are patents. LFL and Disney own them. Anovos has a licence, Rubies used to. the rest of us blatantly, willingly, unforgivingly, violate IP daily. with tacit permission from TPTB to do so, because of the 501st visions of Costumes, Community, and Charity. :-)
  26. sylverbard

    Disney Star Wars Email?

    dimg.communications@disney.com <dimg.communications@disney.com>; https://dpecp.disney.com/ http://disneypermissions.force.com/WelcomeIntakePage
  27. Still on track to do the mass update this February? I've followed the instructions and made sure all my data is in sync. Going on year three and I'd really like to vote in the detachment elections for the first time.
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