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  1. Nice BFG mate Additionally, very bold sofa choice too
  2. On my previous TM I faked it with screws only - on my new RS I hav full brackets.....however..... I don't hang the armour on the bracket but place the elastic through it and then attach to the armour...not by snaps just by good ole superglue!! Gets the best of both worlds!
  3. This was a brilliant troop - fantastic pix lol. Good to see we looked good - as the inspection moved down the line I'd fogged up and was brasting for the little TKs room lol.......didn't have a clue how we looked lol!!!
  4. ......this was cool!! Love the float as the shield handle lol!!
  5. It's how I started out mate....then you'll dip your toe in, next the foot.....& here I am 2 years later in my 3rd TK kit lol. ........I'll never forget the first time I put on that FX and walked into the public domain..10 FEET TALL!! Do what you feel - it's all kit, it can be tampered with, sold on, etc.
  6. No mate - I prefer the velcro strip up the back - keeps it ridgid (& less of a pain in the aris to get on & off)
  7. I'm looking to do a char-i-dee 10k run or two.....in my TK armour lol. Has anyone done this before? Tips? Experiences?
  8. Hey all - I was just poncing around in my new RS this weekend and the calves kept migrating up & over the top of my chelsea boot!! I've tabbed velcro to the boots & bottomd of the shind but I'm not sure how it'll stand up to trooping......& it's a big weekender in Birmingham coming up? Any better ideas than my poxy velcro?
  9. STOP THAT BUILD!!!!!! The forearms...all the detail is at the top. Line up from there and then just trim the bottoms. Also the left thigh is a muddy-funster - on the bottom lip but at the top of the rim, line up the top of the 'triangle' front/centre. It will look crackers with odd bits at the top & bottom. The bottom will be covered bt the battery pack & you can cover the top to an extent wirh a strip.....it is accurate though. If in doubt talk to Rob & Si
  10. I'm soooooooo please you've gone for this version - awsome bucket & in my opinion the pick of the bunch!! Different to the otheres & what we have now DEFO future purchase!!! As for the assembly - I'll leave this for the more experienced to comment on...........but the yoke over the collar bone and solid look give it a real armour feel..love it!!
  11. Pete - that's alot of scaffold. Could the light, non load-bearing pieces (top of the cod & ab sections) be attached to the undersuit directly a la bikerscout? Either by poppers or velcro? It might 'ride' better. Additionally Kevin will there be a section at the central lower back to attach the top of the butt or will it be fixed directly to the belt?
  12. Kevin - interested? absolutely! I think most people will be. I've bought & built your kit before & it's fantastic. I doubt I can contribute too much on the details & build of this but it's great to see the brainstorming. Size - again I agree, being 6'3" I maybe out of the range a little but an ideal template is the TKs we have now in my opinion Timeframe: Whenever it gets done Helmet: All are good although this one reminds me a little of my inflatable companion, Martha
  13. Perfectly normal mate I've just about finished the same build with the same kit but I'm lucky enough to be 30 mins away from the RS Studio so I've been down there a few times with queries.......this kit is very quirky & makes a TM assembly seem like paint by numbers lol!! The most enjoyable TK build I've done yet though. Anyway, this PVC stuff will attract powder like a strip bar attracts stag dos - something to do with its charge so don't bother cleaning until you've finished.....oh & it's a bit wierd to sand as well....almost cloggy & heats up quick. On the chest/back edges of the bells better to leave em long until you have the chest & back assembled & can fit them properly. With the Bell return edges they can be minimal - I dremmeled them down to no more than 5mm following the line of the bell. As for the drop boxes - yep one or two are like that. I think again trim them off to 5mm from the top - trust me it works!!! Although drop Rob & Si an email to confirm it. Just wait until you get to the arms!!!! Not to mention the craxy left thigh!!!!
  14. Okay, I've always used poppers/fasteners to attach my kit together but this time I'm doing the spit 'n sawdust superglue as seen in these pics from a mate's armour below. The question I'm asking is what is the best & safetest way to supergle elastic? Just how does one apply the pressure without the glue seeping through and glueing whatever you're using to apply the pressure??? Especially with regard to the tensioned strap shown below accross the bottom of the shoulder bell
  15. Great pics - it's great being bored!!!!! Lovin the TD & proto-fett buckets ............ & that small battallion of troopers (centre/bottom) remind me of toy story lol!!!
  16. I'm lucky enough to get down to their studio now & again. Started my new RS TK the other week down there - it's proper warts 'n all stormtrooper....as is the original they have on display!!! All the bits go together wrong......but when they're together - wow!!! And I love how light & flexible the PVC is - it can bounce and the lexans fly through it!!!!!
  17. Depending on the price of shipping I'd be wanting x2 dads!!!!!
  18. Design imperfections of the cast give the white fella his character - making everything symmetrical & 'perfect' doesn't look quite right......as we can tell from plastic surgery addicts... --------- However, half-assed film set patch ups I don't agree with
  19. I dispalyed an FX for about 5 years before i started trooping & as you can see below there was no issue....... I just kept it out of direct sunlight & away from any localised heat sources. John may (I'm no chemist) have a point with ammonia but I wouldn't be too keen to use novus just because it'll be really hard work lol!!! My brother-in-law who runs a plastic welding business 'cleans' abs (facias, gutters, etc) with our old friend acetone - just a dab on a cloth & a quick wipe will take off the top distorted layer
  20. Just wondering this myself.........I've a date with the E6000 tonight!
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