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Zaphod

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. I received submission photos for approval for an Incinerator Trooper. He had a red stripe around the top of his bicep. Applicant CRL I called him on it, and he turned around and provided these screen grabs from the game. Based on these photos, I think perhaps this is enough evidence to update the CRL? -Pete
  2. If your Biceps are attached to your bells with snaps also, try leaving the bells attached to the shoulders, and then snap theb iceps to the bells when suiting up. That's how I do it. -Pete
  3. More black pauldron trooper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. PM sent. Thanks Tony Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Name : Pete Cantrell Item : TD Clips Number : 66 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I should do this to my icomm also. I already have the parts, just need to double check my rechargeable batteries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I used 2.5mm (3/32") brass rod and colored it black with a black sharpie. I bent it around a AAA battery. It worked fo my submission. I cut the rest of the rod into various lengths to add strength to some of the glue locations on my DoopyDoo E11.
  8. Anyone know how clear his OT Hero lenses are? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Would you happen to have a link to where these folks are selling these?Thanks -Pete Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I can also suit up by myself. But I gladly accept help when offered. -Zaphod Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Tagging this for later Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I used Rustoleum Gloss White 2x without issue. I did shake the hell out of the cans with this and never completly empied a can. -Pete http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32343-zaphods-first-order-tk-tfa-build-threadtk-31415abs-pastepic-heavy/?p=438295
  13. I love this. Definitely going to try this out. -Pete
  14. Congratulations Tim! It was going to be a very tough decision to choose between you and Paul; thank you Paul for lifting that burden off our shoulders. Eric, thanks for all your hard work in 2015, I think all of you have done a good job to lighten the mood here on FISD, making it a more welcoming and fun place to hang out. -Pete
  15. The TFA TK build threads are in the 501st members only section http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/153-tfa-build-threads-501st-members-only/ -Zaphod
  16. I do not have it secured at the bottom at all. I will see how it works out first. Adding velcro just like you suggested will probably be on the cards. Sounds like a good way to eliminate any TD issues. Thanks Ty -Zaphod
  17. Update So I had my first troop over the weekend, Star Wars Night at the Portland Pirates in Portland Maine. Anovos Gaskets have to go. I will be working on Imperial Gaskets right away. But first, a bigger issue had to be dealt with. My TD was working it's way crooked throughout the troop. Here is a good shot of what I mean...... me out on the ice for the puck drop Luckily I had an excellent wrangler who was able to keep it straightened out for most of the night. Here is what I think went wrong... In the photo above you can see how the strap holding the TD has slipped over the edge of the AB plate. This is why my TD was going all crooked at the troop. (I think) My solution I switched the strap holding the AB closet to the TOP snaps and the straps holding the TD to the lower snaps. The photo above shows that even if the TD strap works it's self off the AB, the TD should stay straight, (or at least not as obviously crooked ) If it doesn't work, I'll try velcro. -Zaphod
  18. NO. That won't do. That screw is way too big. The top and bottom screw will be enough to hold the ear in place. Use the correct screws. If this hole is too big now for the correct counter sunk screw head, consider making up a little ABS paste to fill the hole and start over. Just don't expect this repair to be as solid as it was before. In other words, put the correct screw in there for appearances only.
  19. Right now, muscles The biceps are tight on me with the gaskets on, so friction is all that's holding them up. I plan on opening the biceps up at the inside seam and putting in Velcro, like the movie used suits. That may make them looser and require straps, we'll see. I will be updating this thread as I make adjustments. -Pete
  20. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, I cut pieces of 1" white nylon strapping to length (about 1 1/2" to 2"), melt the ends slightly with a lighter to stop fraying. Then melt a hole for the snap with a soldering iron. I used E6000 to glue it to the armor. Some people say that putting E6000 on the metal part or the snap will cause it to heat up and melt or deform the plastic. This has never happened to me on this build or my OT TK. However putting glue on the metal part of the snap makes it a lot more difficult to remove the snap plate if you need to (but not impossible). -Pete
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