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  1. Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) - Deathtrooper - Glen Page 3 complete - gmrhodes13 Page 2 complete - gmrhodes13 Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) - Deathtrooper Build Threads - Glen Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED
  2. I have my shins up slightly higher than usual for that exact reason, I added some foam behind the bottom fronts of the shins so they sit higher on the boot. In your image looks like the thighs will come down a bit too once you start strapping
  3. Never easy when waiting for your armor, my ATA kit took 9 months and the wait killed. I've not really heard of many issues with Mark, you can always check back in with him and say he told you there were 2 in front and now it's 3 in front and see what he says. Mark posted July 14th he had a few kits in stock but no update on commission builds.
  4. A lot of people add the elastic on the back between the bicep and forearm when it's actually on the front, just to the side of the cover strip, this helps keep them in position when moving and tend to come back to normal placement at rest.
  5. I find bondo (auto filler) to be a little more stronger than blade putty, I use it for larger fixes then finish with a thin coat of blade putty, really it's a personal choice how you fill and sand. Using spray putty also takes care of a lot of the smaller lines and imperfections
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  7. Exciting times, you may find once you start adding some strapping you may have to make some slight modifications just to tweak the gaps and fitment.
  8. Good luck stripping the paint back, can be a messy job but the better the base the better the finish
  9. They came out great, love the crinkle paint, I used that about 30 years ago on some auto parts and took some getting used to, using a heat gun worked well to obtain a better wrinkle. Nice work
  10. Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) - TKC Build Threads - Glen Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper - Glen Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) - TFU TK Build Threads - Glen Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) - Incinerator Trooper - Glen Page 3 complete - gmrhodes13 Page 2 complete - gmrhodes13 Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED
  11. NOTES ON BICEPS: In the original films, many of the biceps had an indentation, or "thumbprint" (normally worn only on the left) on the inside. As the biceps are interchangeable, this is not a requirement for any level. Normally the thumbprint is worn on the left, some makes of armor have thumb prints on both sides. As you can see below the two biceps are different, with this make only one thumb print If you remove more of the return edge at the bottom it will help the shoulders to come in more
  12. You may also notice Richard's biceps are a little lower too. It's just a case of spreading the gaps evenly in all arm openings for the longer arms, biceps, elbows and wrists. Your gloves may be a little big if they are falling down on their own, I wear the glove inners and never have that issue. FYI have a few extra pairs of the inner gloves as they tend to get pretty wet and sweaty at long events, nice to put on a fresh pair between breaks.
  13. There is quite a bit of difference between the R1 and OTTK shoulder straps R1 OTTK from RWA
  14. Is that for Rogue One as that is what the poster is after Edit: they appear to be for OTTK not R1
  15. Hello and welcome aboard, research is the key to this hobby. CRL is only part of the costume and isn't there to show how to put together, more the finished appearance. 1: Follow others build threads and check with the reference gallery's, a great build to follow is @ukswrath very detailed. 2: Correct, I use 400 grit to smooth any sanded edges 3: See #1 4: Yes gaskets take up some room so you will need to check fit with them on. Also wear your undersuit, can make a difference 5: See #1 There is a whole section dedicated to the FOTK armor https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/218-first-order-battle-group/
  16. Costuming and Builds - EU (501st Approved) Stormtrooper Commander Page 2 complete - gmrhodes13 Page 1 complete - gmrhodes13 SECTION COMPLETED
  17. Bit hard to make out the cod, some references here Anovos TLJ Anovos TFA Notice the two raised lines/angles
  18. Some screen references for comparison, notice in the first picture the second tooth is a little larger in the bottom corner than other teeth Normally when opening up the teeth I follow the look from side to side not the actual particular tooth opening. If it really bothers you there is the option of adding a small amount of ABS paste to fill any extra gap, normally just add some tape behind for support.
  19. Nice work, also the rear of the forearms are different Differences are being discussed in the TLJ CRL update thread
  20. It's really a personal choice, first time helmet builds are always a little tricky, I've built quite a few different helmets and the basics are pretty much the same, although some have particular quirks not seen on other helmets. But as it's an RS helmet I would say follow their builds, after all they should know what they are doing One other detail the DO's bring up from time to time is the position of the ears which RS may not see as that important, here is the ideal look And if you need some reference material you can't go past "Star Wars Helmets" http://www.starwarshelmets.com Good luck with the build
  21. Looking good. I think though comparing your vented box to the button box the vented box is a little large, if you compare to the references, I think the sizing on the diagrams are a little off, something I may bring up at a later stage. Nice work on the pouches
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