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  1. Welcome Braydon,


    I purchased my armor from RS with their full strapping kit. That will give you everything to have a finished suit for 501st membership with the exception of:




    -neck seal


    -E-11 blaster


    RS offers those too, but from my and other friend's experience, don't bother with their boots, or holster. The blaster they offer is a Bapty type and depending on if what kind of TK type (ANH, ESB) it may not be suitable. But my memory is fuzzy on if the Bapty one is ok for approval, EIB and/or centurion ( you can read more about the artisan level req'd in these forums)


    I ordered it after Christmas and received it in late Feb. building it yourself is often recommended because you can be sure it fits you well. However I have a couple of friends with RS who had them build it and that worked out well. You will pay about $500 or so for them to build it.


    I built mine because I like to tinker on stuff. I can say I spent more than $500 on tools though that would include a Dremel and various special tools not totally needed. I knew I would build other stuff so I saw it as an useful beyond building the armor. Plus when things break down when they will and do, it's nice to be able to fix whatever I need. Bare bones for tools would probably be $200 or so but I'm just guessing there...


    Hope this helps and good luck.


    BTW, I lived in SLC for 5yrs. My wife's family lives near Roy and I make it there from time to time.

  2. ENDOR PARTY CRASHERS Checking in...




    14 Members with a few new recruits being added soon.

    TK-8616 Ralf Garcia
    TK-77847 Troy Manning
    TK-10427 Bryan Ferguson
    TK-6818 Ingrid Moon
    TK-54548 Sam Newcomer
    TK-8214 Mario Cardenas
    TK-5621 Rob Stelmar

    TK-11510 Patrick Duran
    TK-85254 Sam Kisseburg
    TK-31380 David Silva
    TK-27555 Derek Dougherty
    TK-19191 Francisco Owens

    TK-11423 Cory Leeper

    TK-55000 Kirsten Hall


    Out team has logged in 17 troops this year since our formation in January.

  3. Hi Tim, I use a short handled Philips screw driver. I place the point between the arms of the split rivet and lightly hammer down until the point of the screwdriver hits the back of the rivet head. This spreads the arms out enough to then I simply hammer the arms directly until they bend against the back of the armor. I also place a piece of wood under the head so that it doesn't get marks from any other hard surface. The wood is soft enough and should indent slightly from the head.

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