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tkrestonva

Imperial Attaché[TK]
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  1. Most of us who wear them have the version created by Chris Hale at jawachopshop, which is a modified Flyye tactical vest. His vest isn't entirely accurate, but it was the best thing available at the time. He also doesn't do a good job at hitting promised delivery dates with this or his other products, and he may have stopped making the vests entirely. Nonetheless, it's an option at least worth exploring. ------------ As for what they are called, Sideshow Collectibles calls this variant of First Order stormtrooper a "Heavy Gunner" stormtrooper, with the vest itself called a heavy artillery vest. Wookieepedia (not the most reliable source of canon) refers to them as heavy assault stormtroopers.
  2. Which adhesive was used to assemble the armor? If it's E6000 then it's an easy fix. If it's CA glue, two-part epoxy, ABS/PVC cement, etc. then you will have a much greater challenge pulling off the cover strips.
  3. Well done. Would love to see the photos.
  4. "Soft" refers to the soft goods - undersuit and neckseal. What Anovos supplies in terms of soft goods is not worth the extra $200 they want for it.
  5. If you've been waiting to pick up an RS kit, now is definitely the time to do so. If I wasn't already trooping with a new kit, I'd be all over this. £275 ($354) is about what I paid for Tier 1 (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim) pricing for an Anovos kit, but you'll get a much better quality kit and customer service experience. http://www.rspropmasters.com/product/armor-only-kit-option/
  6. KB Props will sell you the individual parts.
  7. If you have an Anovos kit and you are using the Velcro that they supplied, then that's a common occurrence. That Velcro is crap. Better to rip it all out and replace it with a snap-based system. However, if you simply must use Velcro, at least get the industrial-strength kind.
  8. Seems like it would be less trouble just to hand-wash them.
  9. I have both latex and cloth gaskets (both of which are from Imperial Gaskets) and the breathability difference is stark. The latex gaskets have the breathability of a wetsuit or a rubber body glove (which means they don't breathe at all), the cloth gaskets are more like a sweater or thick shirt. As far as cleaning goes, I simply wipe out my latex gaskets with a wet cloth. For dealing with the bunching, my shoulder gaskets are connected to the ab armor via a couple of nylon straps - they both pull the gaskets down and hold the armor up. Yes, it looks like part of your mobility problem at the elbows is that your upper arm armor is too long.
  10. Have you tried contacting AP directly?
  11. 6'2" is not out of range for TK builds. Your kit can easily be fitted to accommodate your height. Depending on how you carry your height (long legs, long torso, etc.) you may have slightly larger than normal gaps at the knees, hips, upper back, etc. It will mostly be a matter of how you strap it together so as to evenly distribute the gaps.
  12. Besides those two, your other options appear to be "850 Armor Works", and "Thorsson & Associates Workshop". Both can be found primarily on Facebook. ​Speaking of Facebook, this is the go-to site for all things Phasma-related: http://www.facebook.com/groups/captainphasma/
  13. Not specifically. Your best bet is to comb through Germain's thread pinned at the top of the TFA Weapons section.
  14. I wouldn't trim anything off of the sides of the kidney and butt plate, in particular if you expect to have to add shims later. Doesn't make a lot of sense - at least not to me. AM armor is pulled larger specifically to help troopers that have more to cover, especially in the midsection area. The cod cutline looks about right to me, but when in doubt there is an excellent archives photo in our reference library here that shows half a dozen suits stacked on a shelf at the perfect viewing angle to estimate how that area should be trimmed. The important part is getting rid of that extra plastic - I have started callig it the "trooper hymen". Like the actual thing, it's not meant to be there indefinitely. http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/gallery/image/910-armor-shelf-03jpg The library link is pinned at the top ofthe main forum page, but here is the URL: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/gallery/
  15. Nice-looking kit. Side note ... where did you get the height scale with the Legion and Garrison logo on it? My garrison could use one of those.
  16. I've never had an issue with Tandy Line 24 snaps, but you need to ensure they are properly applied. For that, nothing beats an old-fashioned, hammer-and-hand driven, anvil-and-setter tool combination. For example, the male snap to the far right in your photo has not been properly set. It really needs to be hammered down into place so that when the male appendage (heh) is split during the application process, the split ends lie as flat as possible. Otherwise, the snap will not hold when mated to the female snap.
  17. This is posted in the Ongoing Sales section: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/39247-t-21-blaster-run/
  18. Check here: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/11-for-sale-or-trade-personal-items/ Also here: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/ You will need to define what "reasonable price" means to you. It is different for different people. Also, BFGs tend to be expensive - especially T21s with (optional) added electronics. I've seen them go as high as around $500.
  19. And now ... videos! https://www.facebook.com/tomeindhoven/videos/10154341277811987/ https://www.facebook.com/tomeindhoven/videos/10154341283916987/ https://www.facebook.com/tomeindhoven/videos/10154341288111987/
  20. The kit looks like a legit RS kit. However, considering the risks of buying costumes/props over ebay, I echo Q's recommendation about going straight to the source.
  21. The official group photos have been posted! http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/41575-swco-fisd-official-group-pictures/ Photo credit goes to Steve "SLam" Lam, a.k.a TK-878. SLam was also our photographer for SWCA (i.e. C7), and once again he knocked it out of the park - thanks Steve! Take a look at the rest of his photos from SWCO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/slamto/albums) and if you have your own personal photos, feel free to choose the handful out of the hundreds that you may have taken that you are most proud of and post them in the Field Training Exercises section with "SWCO" somewhere in the title so that we can find them easily - we want to see them!
  22. Some photos from the Rogue One / Scarif beach shoot at Cocoa Beach on Sunday - once again photo credit goes to SLam and the full album is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/slamto/sets/72157683142211435/with/33928032190
  23. They're here! https://www.flickr.com/photos/slamto/sets/72157683142211435/with/34013469526/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/pal2tech/albums/72157682722868145/with/34059054666/ Check out some samples from the SWCO 2017 Class Pictures on Saturday. It was the largest gathering of armored stormtroopers (approximately 180 in this photo) in one location since the 2007 Rose Parade's march with 200 stormtroopers. Extremely high resolution photos can be downloaded from the Flickr link for blowing up to poster size without losing any resolution. Photo credit goes to Steve "SLam" Lam (TK-878). Buckets on: Buckets off: Ladies of FISD (with R2KT) - buckets on: The Force Awakens - buckets on: The "Phour Phasmas", lol - buckets on: FISD staff members - command staff, IPM, and attaches. These are the folks who keep the lights on and the gears running smoothly here at FISD: All FISD both in and out of costume: jj First live EIB approval:
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