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  1. 6 points
    Hey Troopers, So I participated in a photo shoot for fun that used smoke bombs. As a warning to all TKs and other white armor wearers, smoke bombs are not friendly with ABS at all. The pigment in the smoke bombs deposited into my plastic in such a way that required 220 grit sandpaper to remove it! And the pigment ended up on every piece of my armor. Gah!!! This kit in particular is going to be converted to a Sandy in a few short weeks, but I need it clean and white for an upcoming high-profile troop. I would have welcomed the yellow damage that occurred with the smoke bombs, but I need this kit clean. Ah well. The pics turned out pretty cool, so at least I have that. These are just a few pics from the shoot. There is some nice slow-mo high def video of things as well (upcoming in a few weeks).
  2. 4 points
    With a heap of thanks to previous build threads from multiple members, particularly "@Ruthar" "@ukswrath" and "@JAFO", thanks to jimmi for supplying an awesome kit, and thanks to my own blood, sweat and tears (literally all 3), I am super proud to have had approved my own TK after a reasonably accurate 270 hours effort over a 6wk window. Sent using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    Hey party people, Justin "TheRascalKing" R. here. My Anovos ANH-S TK is starting to show some wear and tear after 2 years of trooping in it pretty frequently, and I've decided that it's finally time to start moving towards retiring it. That being said, I'm a stormtrooper through and through (Centurion #396, TK Mentor for SCG, working towards Armorer), so I knew I had to replace it with something else white and shiny. I was one of the lucky few (33) who got to be a part of "an upcoming LFL television production" as a background actor, in my own armor, which was awesome, but unfortunately took quite a toll on my suit. Usually we show up and stand around for pictures, but actually *being* a stormtrooper is hard and dirty work for 11 hours of filming a day for two days! Anyways, that suit is likely going to be shelved until I decide what I want to do with it, but after seeing so many of what I've heard called "Anthology" troopers on set (not just Rogue One anymore!), I decided that was what I wanted to build. When I found out there are currently only 7 or 8 approved in the world, that cemented it. It definitely seems like the direction that LFL is going with any depictions of OT-era TKs moving forward. ANH-S is dead, long live R1/Anthology! haha After some research, (at time of writing) it looks like Jim Tripon ("Jimmiroquai") from the Philippines' kit is the only one currently available (aware of 850AW soon at least). But I liked the idea of flexible fiberglass and I was very impressed with some of his Praetorian Guard suits that SCG members have. Plus, it looked most similar to the material used for the suits I saw on set (recycled from R1 and Solo). I already knew shipping from the Philippines was expensive and group buys were the way to go, so I started reaching out to others in my Garrison to see if we could get something going. Turns out another member was already starting to do the same and we were able to get together a group buy of at least 7 suits! With any luck, we're going to double the number of approved Anthology troopers, form our own fire team, and our goal is to have them ready for the premier and/or season two of filming for... "an upcoming LFL television production". Just in case Parts are starting to come off the line and Jim has been great to work with. I'll post back with more when BBB day comes, but I thought I'd start a thread and get things going. I'll do my best to document our build, as there isn't much out there on these suits yet. We have some experienced builders and we plan to loop in some master Clone builders as well, as this almost has more in common with a Clone or FO build in many ways. Teamwork makes the dream work. Planning on getting Jim's undersuit and having it tailored if needbe, and having a friend who has his own paint business spray the kit for me (he mostly does motorcycles, but has sprayed helmets in the past for me and does top notch work). Boots from Imperial Boots, gloves from Endor Finders. Excited to get started and I'll post more soon! Thanks for the interest and keep checking back!
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    Here's what worked for me. As a couple folks already noted, a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum used from the inside of the helmet face removes waste plastic quickly and evenly. From the inside, those teeth openings are like little domes from the vacuum-molding process. The idea is that you use the sanding drum to simply level off the backs of those domes to create the teeth openings. Also, by doing the plastic removal from inside, you can see exactly how deeply set the teeth openings are, allowing you to better judge how much plastic to remove. After removing most of the waste, you can sharpen the opening -- and remove any "flange" left over from the sanding -- with a razor knife. And as JustJoseph noted above, those inexpensive detail files from Lowe's add the finishing touch to square off the corners. Hope this helps, and good luck on your journey! A.J.
  6. 4 points
    Detachment Leader Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Office Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Hall of Fame Just For Laughs In The Media Costume Totals Trooping Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merchandise & Branding Officer Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD Greetings Troopers, June is my favourite month. Besides my birthday, it also seems to be that awesome time in the North East of the U.S. where everything gets warm enough to finally start having fun without getting overly hot. Cookouts, long hikes, and best of all lots more trooping! There seems to be something going on every weekend, or more. I hope everyone out there is having lots of fun being bad guys doing good We have some really exciting things being shown off in this newsletter edition. Be sure to check out all the new merchandise previews being shown off by our DMBO below. We also have our first round of CRL Updates completed and live. Now back to trooping! With Unquestioned Loyalty Sarah Bailey TK-20466 "Alay" Detachment Leader NEW CRL UPDATES AND MODEL ANNOUNCEMENTS! Okay Troopers (and future Troopers), If you have kept up on recent events here, you are aware that the updated changes in the CRLs for ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and ROTJ will take effect on June 1st. We will also be including new models! (See below) We understand that many of you may have started your build before that date, and in order to avoid confusion and possibly causing you to have to make changes, we are allowing those in that scenario to adhere to the existing CRL guidelines. There are some conditions, though: 1. You must have started (and documented) your build here on the FISD prior to June 1st. 2. You will have until September 1st (approximately 90 days) of this year to submit for Expert Infantry and then Centurion if you opt to go for higher levels with that particular set of armor. 3. We took into consideration that an average set of armor takes approximately 3 months (or less) to build and that "life happens", but if you find that it will be taking longer than the 90 days, you will be required to contact the D.O. staff if you are aiming for EI or Centurion and explain your situation. After that date, you will be required to follow the requirements as per the updated CRL. If you have already started your build and would like to include the new updates, you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to do so. If you have met the above guidelines and would like to use the existing CRL, we suggest that you print a copy before June 1st, as these will not be available to view on the 501st site after that. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the D.O. Staff. Since we are updating the requirements, as mentioned we will also be adding new CRL models for each costume as they take effect, which will include side views as well as front and back.*** On behalf of the entire Staff, I would like to congratulate those who were chosen to have this honor: 1. ANH Stunt- Wayne Winfield, TK 32945 "Waynocerous" (Centurion) from the UK Garrison 2. ANH Hero- Eric Ho, TK 77520 "Hoda" (Centurion) from the Star Garrison 3. ESB- Arthur Wong, TK 39093 "giskard8" (Centurion) from the Hong Kong Garrison 4. ROTJ- Markus Vock TK 15315 "Maxl" (Expert Infantry) from the Austrian Garrison ***Note that it may take some time to get the new photos posted. Please bear with us*** With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Executive Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Steve Sheades TK-10466 "starsaber25" Provost Marshall Deployment Officers With Unquestioned Loyalty Sha Sha Chu TK-19233 "shashachu" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Melin TK-99665 "TheSwede" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Christine Lee TK-10401 "Cricket" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Mike Souza TK-11463 "msouza" Deployment Officer The FISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new area in the Advanced Tactics forum dedicated to those ready to submit for basic 501st TK approval. This section will allow future Troopers the opportunity to submit photos of their completed build to be reviewed by the Staff, Imperial Attaches and others in preparation for forwarding it to their GML for approval. Any and all advice/suggestions given will be specific, constructive, helpful and respectful. Please note that this program will NOT take the place of your local GML, as Detachments are not chartered for costume approval and can not override a GMLs decision, but is instead a peer review program designed to help you look your best and offer guidance and positive feedback. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your completed armor, weapons (if applicable), accessories, etc. and get accurate information from the experts here at the FISD.. the definitive home of TKs worldwide. For more information on this program, please visit the link here Don't forget to check out the new 3D section, and please contribute where you can, also see the link at the bottom for the new Contributor award details Contributor Awards Main forum title: 3D Parts and Technical Sub topics: 3D Printer owners Your place to discuss what printer/s you own, recommendations, tech talk and the like, It’s a place to learn something new 3D CAD Designers Home of talented 3D cad designers, show off your 3D renders, of FISD related costume parts and accessories. Offer help and advice on programs, or offer to commission a piece for a fellow member 3D File Depository A home for 3D file sharing, Troopers helping Troopers is what this section is all about; yes a single location to keep any 3D files offered up by our extremely generous membership. This will be a 501st member’s only section and rules will apply to any usage of the content. I will be looking for content to get these new sections started so If you are interested in helping drive these new forums, then please send me a PM and let’s get the threads and the filament flowing. 3D printer heads will understand that last comment Here is a link to the New FISD 3D Contributor program. Wow - a great month for Field Exercises!!! Many continued thanks to all for all the contributions you Troopers provide. Let’s cut to the chase and get to this month’s inductee!!! This Trooper I met when first coming on board the FISD. He is always friendly, selfless, and has extreme patience for volumes of questions that come his way (including my own when it came time to move up the ranks to Centurion). From Attaché to Deployment Officer to XO, and now please join me in welcoming TK - 11469 Andrew "Sly11" to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!!! Well done mate!!! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/47256-galaxys-edge-disney-promo-troop/ With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK-99725 "Pyrates" Curator Hall of Fame Galaxy's Edge Good Morning America received some special guests for their news report on the opening of the new Disney Parks Galaxy's Quest, TK12110 Taylor Goodson of the Northeast Remnant and TK6744 Chris Feehan of Empire City Garrison, well done troopers, great to see members of the 501st Legion involved in the festivities. Some special guest where also in attendance at the official opening 709th Legion "Red Fury" troops also on hand patrolling for rebel scum Currently (as of 21st May) there are 28155 costumes in the legion, out of these under FISD there are 5,647 which is 20.06% of all approved 501st costumes. Want Your Troop to be Included? Just a reminder if you would like your troop added please post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here ****Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too**** May - June HBF Run For a Reason More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Galaxy Edge Promo Troop More here By: Andrew, TK11469, "Sly11" May 4th More here By: Paul, TK27679, "sithpiper67" Tidewater Va Beach Comicon More here By: Pam, TK10867, "kekike2002" Star Wars Night With The Omaha Storm Chasers More here By: Ray, "Dielotski" Serve proudly, ladies and gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! Are you an approved TK that spends more time on the boards than the average Trooper? Do you enjoy using your knowledge to help out future and existing Troopers? If so, we would like to invite you to join the Imperial Attaché program! Members of the I.A. team are chosen to help out not only those here on the boards, but on a local level as well. Our aim is to have at least one in each and every Garrison, Squad and Outpost in the entire legion to be the eyes and ears of the FISD on a local level. A suggested level of EIB or above is preferred, as part of the duties include assisting those aiming for levels 2 and 3, but is not a requirement. Being active on the boards on a regular basis , welcoming new members and helping out where you can is, though. Some of the benefits: 1. Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, etc. 2. Having the Imperial Attaché title under your name. 3. Being a part of the team that welcomes new and prospective members of the FISD. 4. Being the "go-to" person in your Garrison, Squad or Outpost. 5. Exclusive access to the Attaché HQ area, Imperial Propaganda Machine (newsletter) and merchandise discussions. We are currently in need of Attaches in many units, especially International Garrisons/Squads and Outposts. For more information on this program, please head here and if you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time. (Pretzel) For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here NEW ATTACHES! Please join me in welcoming our newest Imperial Attaches! @Oztrooper (Jeff) - Hailing from Southern California Garrison, Jeff has quickly made a name for himself with his helpful advice to his fellow troopers here on FISD. We will be watching his career with great interest. Thanks, Jeff for stepping up to become the newest Attache of the FISD. Serve proudly, Gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! IMPERIAL ATTACHE AWARD Imperial Attaché Award for those attaché's who have gone above and beyond [minimum 1 year of service] You can find a list of prior recipients here ATTACHE MERCHANDISE Attaché Patch NOW AVAILABLE For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, I am pleased to announce that the official I.A. patches will soon be available... again! Here are the details.. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are current FISD Imperial Attaches. These patches have been graciously DONATED to the FISD, so all you will need to do is cover the cost of shipping and PP fees, which will be $1.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $1.50 each for those outside the U.S. What a deal! You can find the thread here Attaché Ambassador Fellow Attaches! As we progress through the year it is vital to remember to always give accurate information to the new troopers of the FISD! A great topic to keep saved in your arsenal is the reference links. Check this out, and if you have any suggestions on which topics should be added, post up in that link. Keep on Helping your fellow troopers, and thank you for all you do to make FISD what it is today! With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador So what exactly are EIB (Expert Infantry Badge) and Centurion levels? These programs were designed for those who choose to take their armor above and beyond the minimum requirements for basic 501st Legion approval. It gives you the chance to show a level of dedication and pride that takes your armor closer to being as "screen accurate" as possible, without as much extra work as you may realize! It also works on giving a better look to the Legion as an entity, and you can bet others will take notice of your hard work. The 501st has a list of detailed requirements for Basic approval, (level 1), EIB, (level 2) and Centurion, (level 3) which can be found here in the Costume Reference Library, (CRL) http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL Here are a few of the questions people may be wondering about: 1. "I am a (tall/short/heavy/thin) Trooper. Can I still apply? Of course! These programs are open and encouraged for all sizes of TKs, as long as the costume is correct and meets the guidelines. There are many specific build tutorials to every option, as well as a vast network of fellow TKs on the FISD to help you out and offer suggestions. 2. "How much extra will I have to pay for extra items"? The cost is actually quite reasonable, considering the few extra supplies you will need, which are listed in the requirements area. While it may run you a little more to implement these additions to your costume, they will go a long way to improving accuracy. All needed items can be found for sale on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/ While blasters are not required for basic approval, for EIB and Centurion levels they are, and may need upgrades (also listed in the CRL). 3. "I haven't even got my kit yet, is it too early to start planning"? Actually, aiming for Centurion is easiest to do right out of the box. 4. "I have my basic TK approval, can I still get in these programs"? In a word... absolutely! 5. "Are there any "perks" to this extra work and cost"? Besides knowing that you have a great looking set of armor, the 501st and FISD believes you should be deservedly recognized for your achievement(s), and allows you to wear the appropriate embroidered "rocker" badge of rank (available for a very minimum cost) on your shirt, helmet bag, etc., as well as rank decals to put on your armor bin. You will also have access to select "challenge coin" runs, receive (free) a cool certificate for your new rank, and have your title posted below your name in your FISD signature. Plus, once you reach these levels, you will have the extra knowledge to help out those who are looking to apply as well. 6. "Is it hard to apply, and what happens then"? After basic approval, all you do is make sure your armor is up to the standards set forth in the CRL, post a thread with the required photos in the appropriate area (see below), and wait a bit for the D.O.s (Deployment Officers) to address it. (Hint: Studying other people's threads before you submit can be a GREAT help). These are also listed on the main page of the FISD site. While waiting for approval, you will get some comments from others who will offer suggestions and constructive advice to help you out. If you should need any changes, the DOs will let you know, so you can adjust accordingly. Don't be dismayed if you do need changes... it's all for your benefit! After you are approved for EIB, then you can submit for Centurion. EIB https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/ Centurion https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/ Just remember that the FISD is here to help you every step of the way with whatever other questions you may have, but if you can't seem to find what you are looking for in your research, just ask away here on the forum. This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Mario R. "TKSpartan" TK 48117 EIB 913 John "repentance3232" TK 35623 EIB 914 Eddie Wang "Eddie-Wang" TK 83126 EIB 915 Linz Harding "Linz" TK 24037 EIB 916 Ardeshir Radpour "equuspolo" TK 42128 EIB 917 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: A.J. Hamler "A.J. Hamler" TK 51351 Centurion 434 Mario R. "TKSpartan" TK 48117 Centurion 435 Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers! Request your free Centurion certificate here If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! As many of you are aware, the FISD is currently in our March to 1000 program. Our goal is to reach the one thousand mark of Troopers who have earned their Expert Infantry Badge, and although we are well on our way to this goal and have just reached the 913 mark! The amount of approved submissions is increasing (over 80 this year alone) thanks to the dedication of those willing to go the "extra mile" toward screen accuracy. Here is a brief description of EIB as written by Paul (Daetrin), our founder: "Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture. The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable..." Besides the added pride you will have in your armor, those reaching this level can purchase exclusive EIB gear (patches, decals, coins etc.) and get a free certificate for your accomplishment. If you are interested or would like more information about the program head here that will help. You can also contact myself "Pretzel" or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you! Greetings, troopers! I am very excited to announce several upcoming merchandise runs for our detachment. First off, we are working on an all new challenge coin run! We will have updated versions of our regular and EI coins, and for the first time ever we will be offering First Order versions of both: The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread: Gold coins are restricted to one per EIB member, if you have not already ordered one and have achieved EI or higher status, stay tuned to these forums as we will be announcing a sales thread in the coming weeks. We will also be releasing a Pride coin this summer: For our last piece of merch news, we are rolling out a long-awaited update to our FISD trading cards! There will be two versions, one for classic/original trilogy costumes and another for First Order based costumes: PS: If you have not already heard, Lucasfilm/Disney have recently announced some new guidelines on shirts and apparel. While we do still plan on offering a racing shirt run this year, until these discussions are finalized and we have a better idea of what these new rules will be, all apparel is on hold. With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92892 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter ****PLEASE NOTE**** Although I try to add any new merchandise to the monthly newsletter not all merchandise runs coincide with each issue, it is always best to keep a watchful eye on the forums and especially on the merchandise area for any new runs as I am not privy to when they may be posted, as such some runs may not be included. FISD Coins The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread Run open June 9th - June 30th These coins are unlimited to 501st Members. You will need to provide your TKID when adding the coins to your shopping cart or your order will be cancelled. Purchase Link: https://www.endorfinders.com/fisd/ Password: tkgrunts Lead Public Relations With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador Newsletter Always on the look out for member's stories or photos, you can contact me via PM @gmrhodes13 With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO Newsletter Facebook With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK-55550 "Ripper_L" PRO Facebook - Editor at Large Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador With Unquestioned Loyalty Teresa Nuthall TK-41307 "Soulart" PRO Instagram Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92892 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 “Dark CMF” PRO Director Facebook Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st Instagram: www.instagram.com/fisd501st On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Hi everyone, So, after a long time of thinking about it, I finally went ahead and ordered an HDPE helmet from DA PROPS (UK). The kit was delivered in good time and included all the the parts required for the build. As many of you might know, I’m a little particular with OTTKs and requested this to be supplied in-trimmed. As below, where the back section meets the tubes on the face plate, the lower edges were quite flared. After a rough trim and trial positioning I knew that I didn’t want to cut the flares off so I used heat to correct them. I’ve made a start on the eyes, using various screen used helmet pictures for reference. Whilst I’m not looking to emulate a specific Stunt trooper from ANH, I really want to capture the feel of the originals. In that light, I hand cut the eyes with a Stanley knife, periodically comparing (split screen using LiveCollage) to screen used helmets. Starting small and slowly taking more and more away. More to come soon.... :-)
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    So I took the face/cap back apart. I filled in the holes with some ABS paste and added some small pieces of ABS sheeting behind the repairs to make things a little more structurally sound in there. Reattached things so the tubes were more in line with each other. Then got to work on trimming the fronts of the ears down. Much better now, methinks! Befores and afters: I also removed some extra material from around the eyes. I have the most difficult time seeing exactly how much to remove off of them. I stare at the screen refs, and I still don't see it as well as I'd like to. Seems okay to me? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thanks again to Paul for the suggestions for the ear fix!
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    Howdy Troopers!! Starting a thread here has been on my list of things to do for nearly 18 months. Shameful, but... I work a ton and tend to be pretty forgetful. Also moving and a ton of other excuses kept me from starting some armor. I got a big brown box something like 18 months ago. Maybe longer? Ages. It's sat and been dusty. Meanwhile, the brother armor belonging to Scimitar has been built and trooping around happily for months. It's an exact double. Everything Eric bought two of everything and shipped half to me. Which is awesome because I *have* everything I need to do the armor. But... clueless about putting it together. Anyways, more build less talk. Eric pre-trimmed this bucket for me (many thanks) before shipping it off. And 18 months later, I spent something like 90 minutes painting the frown on. I... can't explain how it took me that long. I've not painted something BIG in ages. I usually use toothpicks and micro brushes on Hot Wheels. Trying to get an even coat of grey on the frown was rough for this toothpick painter. And rougher still was learning that I got some paint into the gums and had to fix it. lol About a week later, I got to here. Not perfect but pretty decent. Good enough to move forward with the armor while occasionally running around with a bucket on my head. Yeah, getting to wear my bucket for the first time was a proud day.
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    Reading build threads yesterday, I came across someone building thighs and shins by doing the inner cover strip FIRST. This created a nice, strong, flat surface for the outer cover strip to adhere to and I loved the idea. When I went back today to give credit, I couldn't find it to save my life. Sorry Trooper. Anyways, gonna try that with my second forearm - inner strip first and then the outer. I figure if it doesn't work, I can just tear them apart and start again. But for right now it's curing! I did the inner strip this morning and carefully disassembled it this evening to pop on the outer strip. Now the sandwich will cure for a couple days before I move onto the other side. And tomorrow, I'll have my first completed armor piece once the first forearm cures. MUCH EXCITE!! I'm looking forward to finishing the outer edges and cleaning up the ton of glue everywhere. And using the under side of the biceps, I was able to figure out where to trim. Many thanks wook!! No idea why I was squinting and trying to find detail on the front side. Got it roughly sized to me. Flat edge in the front, tapered in the back. I'll trim the edge up tomorrow and add some glue once I have free magnets handy. And on the off chance of helping any future AP kit owners, here's a couple pix of the back side of the biceps before I did the fine trimming. I tried to bring out the highlight details and emphasize the molded in details. And lastly, a new set of tube stripe stickers and some S trim is on the way from trooperbay right now.
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    LOL! This was what I came up with for me. The pink is the plastic holder part and border, the rest would be etched...
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    Sir I am TK52394 Sir! Took me too long to do my armor since I travel a lot. at first it was hard and slow, now its easy I keep adjusting my Armour where needed. I am still not happy with some parts so will be working on them a bit more, next up EIB... many thanks to all that help out and comment on this site.
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    Hi Malcolm, I think you must use the following guidelines and add the photos Creating Application Post Request 501st membership status Create new post in the Request Expert Infantry Status forum Format the topic title as follows: TK0123 requesting COSTUME_NAME EIB status [ARMOR TYPE] List the mandatory costume information below Put photos directly into the post Good Luck
  14. 2 points
    A few of the last bits have arrived, wasn't even sure they would get here in time, was a last minute idea but this is why I get merchandise produced in China, 1 week turnaround from order to delivery. 500mm X 1200mm
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    Hey guys and gals, My name is Shawn and I am brand new to this world. I have dabbled a bit in 3d printing some SW blasters and helmets to make masters of and then cast but never really pursued it further. This go around I decided to fully commit and build a complete armor set, and I have learned a ton so far and have even more left to learn. I wanted to share some of my progress, I know there are big gaps in the pictures as I didn't intend to create a tutorial/guide when I started, but I think some people may benefit from what my life and work experiences bring to the build. I run a small automotive/marine detailing company in southern Alabama ( but I am originally from the Boston area), went to school for CAD (mechanical/architectural) and an avid hobbyist in multiple fields ( electronics, model making, music) Everything trimmed out
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    LOL. I've been a 501st member since 2013 with my TK. I just never got the approval submitted to FISD. Yeah, I submitted my official request at the same time of necroing this post. Have a great day everyone. The coins are ordered.
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    When I was at GE on Tuesday, I picked up a TK ID card they had that glows (and has a retractable cord)! And, I don't see any active member with the TK-1901, but if you're new and want to choose it, you'll have a "custom" ID card! Now, I need to see if I can change the number without ruining it... LOL!
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    Another Update.. Got my Basic Approval yesterday. But I want to make a few more adjustments Geeky Pinks neckseal it is so good! Imperial Boots Shins few more mods to do to make it fit like a glove
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    I hope you and others do get what they ordered. I was so close to pulling the trigger on one of these about a year ago, I count my self lucky I did not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    17. 22 Jun 2019 SLC Bees Baseball Star Wars Day
  21. 2 points
    Date: 6/22/19Event Name: Intergalactic Tea Party Location: Muskego, WI
  22. 2 points
    Testers semi gloss grey primer is a very similar colour to the traps and Abbas button colour, and it comes in a small spray can. Local hobby stores generally carry it, but as Glen has mentioned a grey primer with gloss clear coat will do the job. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
    Correct, or any light grey, I used light grey primer and clear coated, worked well and it's what I had on hand.
  24. 2 points
    No such luck. They have a load of abs paste behind them. A lot of cutting and dremel sanding ahead. But hey, this close to my dream, I'm not stopping now!
  25. 2 points
    Hello my TK brothers and sisters, after I completted my two classic TK builds ESB TK / ANH Hero TK is now a new and larger project born. My friend TI-20190 (@ratte) and I started a few weeks ago with our First Oder Executioner of The Last Jedi. Pics coming soon
  26. 2 points
    Updated pack. Added some light weathering and removed the blaster mount. I’m 3d printing a DLT-20 and I have the files for a -19 that I’m doing next for my BFG. I have 2 homemade ammo pouches and one cheap but serviceable one from amazon (costumebase, I think) that I’m going to use until I can save more money for another sheet of leather. Thanks for all of your feedback! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 2 points
    Thanks you guys! The knee has given me grief for the past week, lol. I am ready to move on to the next thing to fix. The thermal detonator! Hopefully this won't be so tough! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  28. 2 points
    I thought I was being clever by making test pieces of silicone from a tube that said "100% silicone", and CA worked great. The handguards that Mark makes is probably a higher quality 2 part that needs different glue. It definitely feels softer and more flexible than regular silicone out of a tube. I'll cut a piece of rubber from my test gloves and try gluing it to handguards before I go all in.
  29. 2 points
    Your first attempt looks the best and probably feels the best too. You want to have your forearms up tight against your biceps to reduce the amount of gap between them and minimise the chance of pinching. Ignore how much gap you have on your wrists, it's totally irrelevant. Any wrist gap goes as soon as you start carrying your blaster. Try to focus more on the elbow. The biceps are usually about half way into your shoulder bells as a guide, but you may need to have them slightly lower or higher - whichever feels the most comfortable.
  30. 2 points
    Helping my buddy get a used Anovos Sandy that he bought up to spec. It’s been fairly light adjustments except that his thighs are built like a cartoon turkey drumstick lol Knees are average, tops are huge. So far, we took a big piece of ABS to the inside that spanned the entire triangle gap we need, now we are gluing a piece on the outside cut to fit down in the gap. We tried any other way but the gap on top was just too huge. Once we ABS paste the seams, we have to figure out how to fix the bottom, since now the bottom has an upside down V shape... I think its too severe to say he notched it out ... Anyway, just looking for input from the experts. Thanks guys. And please disregard my assistant photobombing [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 2 points
    Hi. You could try comparing what you have to this thread; There are other AM builds in that section as well.
  32. 2 points
    Wow Steve congrats, looking absolutely bad a$$ [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. 2 points
    My first trial fit with my nearly completed armour. I need to paint the helmet screws, tighten the sides a biit, attach the straps between the biceps and forarems and put the hand plates on the gloves. I'm wearing Nomex gloves in these pics, but I will be making a rubber pair as well. I can see that the camera should be lower, the left forearm is sliding down and the neck "bib" should be under the shirt. Anything else that should be changed? My spine/neck isn't totally straight, (mild scoliosis) so I hope I'll be able to stand straight enough to get better pics when submitting.
  34. 2 points
    Looking great. As for the alignment I place white Velcro on the front of my boots and inside the armor. Keeps everything nice and tidy
  35. 2 points
    True, but there's got to be a way to "customize" it... Someone braver than I just has to see how it fully comes apart! I already worked up a "re-imagined" design to replace it, if I can figure it all out...
  36. 2 points
    So, I tried taking mine apart and it's 2 acrylic pieces, and the artwork/info is etched on the inside of one piece and basically sandwiched in there. It looks to be etched, but I am not 100% sure... I *think* it's etched, but I can't take the whole thing apart without breaking it, so I can't tell for sure... That's what I was wanting to do, but they glued the electronic board to the housing and/or the acrylic piece... I am sure it can be taken apart, but I really don't want to break it! Yep, they all have the same number (just mass-produced)... They had a BUNCH of them at the Dok-Ondar's when I was there...
  37. 2 points
    I got a little better with the cover strips. Turned out all I had to do was make a whole lot of cuts against a ruler (as a guide) instead of a few hard cuts which made me loose stability. So the front cover strip on the left thigh is dried and secure. I was nervous doing the back part......making sure it aligned and the hardest part was eyeballing the middle of the back for the cover strip. I decided to do my best and make out the middle, cut out the excess plastic and butt the ends together. Now I am just waiting for it to dry and hoping if it all ends well I can do the same thing on the right thigh. If this back cover strip sticks together well then the only thing left to do for this thigh is sand down/even the return edge and add snaps to attach to a belt.
  38. 2 points
    Thank you all for these good advices ! I've wet-sanded it with super fine sand paper + water and after that I used a dremel with cutting compound. The result is better. But I'm not totaly satisfied. Will try to use novus (I've some for my TK helmets). Anyway, I've ordered another lens to Chris yesterday.
  39. 2 points
    I like the big wheels of my Husky case, even though it's heavy. For troops where I can't fit my bin (very rare), I generally just opt for a simpler costume, rather than messing with repacking everything. It's easy to toss everything into the 50gal Husky bin, including extras, a substantial repair kit, helmet, etc... I could fit even more if I left out the padding, but there's really no need with a bin this size. I experimented with a lot of packing options, but have settled on this as the best comprise among ease of packing (with minimal disassembly), protection of the armor (I have 1/4" sheets of foam between each layer, and wanted to be extremely protective of the shoulder bridges so they're not under any strain), and fitting everything I need in there. Bottom layers: main clamshell halves, offset for betting protection of the shoulder bridges (also boots in the corners, not pictured) Next layers: Thighs, shins, arms, etc, all nested: Next layers: Pretty much everything else, including helmet: There's even room for a (plastic) mirror mounted in the lid! Super handy.
  40. 1 point
    Before you start trimming the ears I suggest you reposition the facplate, it´s a bit "sunk in" at the moment. Place it more out and down as illustrated by the arrows, not only will it make your helmet look closer to the originals it will also make the ears easier to trim as that will alligne the "tubes" (Goes for both sides of the helmet)
  41. 1 point
    Thank you for the offer, I would take you up on it,but I'm a size 11US and my kid is a size 12US. But thank you so much! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    Troop #8: June 23rd, 2019—Toronto Pride Parade 2019, Toronto, Ontario HOLY COW this was a fun troop. It was my first time attending a Pride event, and I can't wait to go back next year. We were guests of FanExpo, who also had the Rebel Legion, Ghostbusters group and other Ontario cosplayers represented in our section. The weather was sunny and dry but hot. We were waiting outdoors and in-suit for upwards of two hours before our section of the parade started moving, but it was well worth it. The handlers were incredible, keeping us hydrated and getting us from place to place (which was no easy task—it was PACKED). Once we stepped into the parade route, though, it was 50 minutes of pure excitement and enjoyment. The crowds were so pumped to see Star Wars characters in the parade. Water guns were rampant (and appreciated by sweaty troopers). 10/10 experience. I'm so glad to have gotten to participate. Here is the FanExpo entourage from the front. These two are of me, I'm the one with the lei and the flag. SUCH a good time! Some great shots of the rest of the garrison! Now more than ever, I feel really lucky to be a part of this Legion. When I started my build last summer, I never thought I'd get to participate in events like this. This is all seriously a dream come true. And it just keeps coming—next month, I get to go onstage with Weird Al. Pinch me! Rock on, troopers!!
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    Was kind of a well kept secret I didn’t find an answer here. A lot of people mentioned the curved bell but didn’t find an explanation how to get there. And if there’s one thing I learned while building: uncomfortable is normal, pokey is to avoid
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  47. 1 point
    Thanks! I think I might stick with an Anovos kit I recently saw. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    Good luck. Like what was previously said start a build thread and throw some pics up. I have AM and might be able to help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    Your certificate was added to your request post here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40769-request-your-eib-certificate-here/?do=findComment&comment=658427 Just click the link provided there to access a digital copy of your certificate to save and print out. Congrats on EIB!
  50. 1 point
    i need to adjust the leg straps to even them out and adjust the gasket so I can move the thighs up slightly back still seem huge. I think I also need to add shims to the side wings so I can connect the chest plate to the upper back plate. Currently they do not really come close because I think o trimmed them too short and again too soon
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