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  1. Do you wear those backwards with the rubber looking side is on top of the hands, or just the way they are pictured?
  2. Ever since my approval, I've been trooping with the black chemical gloves (with a set of costume gloves underneath to absorb the sweat!) I'm curious what everyone else troops with for gloves these days after wearing the rubber gloves for approval.
  3. I like those hard case ideas. Joseph, I'll let you know if I can work it out to be a cost effective option for selling. Gotta hit Joann's and see what I can work out.
  4. Isn't that the new Disney version that you can get at the parks? Its not the old Hasbro and not the Rubies either. Still not worth that price.
  5. I am curious how most of you guys transport your blaster. I have been trooping for the past year, and usually wrap my blaster in a towel and put it in a backpack. It doesn't fit in my armor transport. I recently attempted to make a carrying bag. It has a canvas shell and a soft flannel interior. In the middle is a thin layer of batting. Made some rookie mistakes along the way -- didn't roll the canvas over at the zipper seam and it frays, a bit big -- but it works for now. Just curious what others do. I'll post some pics in a bit. Can't from my phone. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  6. Took a much needed vacation, and have been focused on finishing my daugher's Jawa so this was on the back burner for a bit. I gave everything a good warm soapy bath, then gently trimmed out the trigger from the trigger guard and separated the pieces that needed separating. Next job is to sand everthing down. I also got my hex bolts to replace the muzzle and grip molded bolts.
  7. I was thinking MTK for you as well. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  8. Some of it boils down to body size. What is you height and weight? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Minor variations aside, darned happy to see this. Does look like Disney armor. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Good idea on the portable vise! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  11. Just remember, even though you have more 'flat space' does not mean you need a larger cover strip. You only need larger cover strips if you have a gap to fill. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I wish I could but I'm tapped out right now. It's an awesome kit you have. I'll let you know if my situation changes, but thanks for chiming in here. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  13. Interesting to see how the front end has changed in the last 15 months, comparing pics from T-Jay to current purchases by =Sv3= and myself. Aside from the bad pull in mine as far as the hex screws are concerned, you can see the new mold has a totally different shape in the front compared to a year ago.
  14. Wow. Not sure what happened here, but there is nothing left of the cast of the hex bolts here. Good thing I already bought 4 real hex screws to replace them and the one in the handle. I assume for the front two, you cut off the head of the screw and glue it in? I may have missed this in other parts, but has the resin barrel always been cast over the black plastic tube? Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  15. Yep. Another Doopydoos build! I've been waiting a year and a half to upgrade from the partially modified Hasbro I built a decade ago, and I finally made the plunge. Just over 2 weeks after ordering and the little brown box came today! It will probably take a few days to get started here. But had to start with the arrival of infamous package. Pics to come soon. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  16. Anyone ever use milliput in a reason E11 build instead of green stuff? GS isn't easy to find. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  17. Guess what showed up on my doorstep today (even though tracking shows it is still in NY)?! New thread on its way. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  18. Darned box has been sitting in New York for the past 4 days!
  19. I'll be watching this closely. My kit has been sitting in New York for the past few days (waiting to clear customs I'm guessing). Hopefully it will be here soon!
  20. Go to www.runboard.com and look for the Brotherhood of the Bat board. Lots of good information there. Like FISD for troopers. Do a search for a 6 panel cape pattern and buy some black pleather. I had one I made and wore for years. But sold it to a fan film director. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  21. Look up the Lukannon Armory on facebook Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. http://www.omahajedi.com/foamtrooper_ii.htm I posted this link in your last thread, and still think it is your best option. If you want to do hard plastic armor that is movie accurate for little money, its not going to happen. We all would do that if we could. You have straike a balance between time, money and expectations. Craft foam is not very expensive, and you can get it at most craft stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc. To get a good start, all you need is lots of foam, scissors, glue and some templates (or blueprints) to work from. Also make sure you have some good pictures from the movies available to use as a guide. Lots of pictures here you can make use of. Look at pictures of troopers submitting for Expert Infantry and Centurion status to see large pictures of screen accurate armor. Try to be patient. Don't think that you can accompish this in 1 day or even 1 week. Start now and aim for Halloween. The helmet is harder. That was a nice cardboard build in the video you posted, but its not nearly as easy or cheap as it looks. It's a variation on something known as Pepkura which involves building 3D models out of paper or card stock. You may want to look into finding an old Don Post helmet, but that will cost some money. Keep researching. Try to think creatively. Heck, you could buy one of the Stormtrooper voicechanger masks from the Disney Store and enclose the back of it with a painted batting helmet. (Something like this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Stormtrooper-Costume/) Again, it will be a matter of cost versus accuracy and how much time you want to spend on it. Read this thread: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/31324-tk-jr-astyanaxs-foamtrooper-kids-armor-project/
  23. Wasting your time in what sense? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  24. Try doing a search for making armor using foamies or craft foam. For what you are looking to do, you may be able to make 'armor' using craft foam and glue. It will take some time, and will look better with some attention to detail. There are some guys who have done that for their sons/daughters instead of investing lots of money in something you will grow out of in a year. You can also check out the Replica Prop forum (RPF). But people here will be happy to help advise you in the process. Something like this: http://www.omahajedi.com/foamtrooper_ii.htm Just an idea and you are mostly limited by time and imagination. I've build plenty of things with foamies. You can seal it and make it more solid by covering it in a glue/water mix and then painting it when it dries.
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