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sylverbard

Imperial Attaché[TK]
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  1. I would ask whomever is doing the vac metal work if they do the surface finishing. If so, let them do it so they have to redo it if there's a problem. Otherwise ask them how they want it brought in. But yes you'll have to do the seams and structural work. I'd make sure they see a picture of the kit as well as desired final look in case that they want things in specific parts or layers.
  2. Maybe. But I've seen too many builds where Bondo and glazing putty are structural...then All crack to bejebus. Apoxie sculpt, glue, proper finishing so things just fit are all better than Bondo.
  3. Since you have to Paint it start with 400 and just go bigger numbers till you are wet sanding with 2000. Phasma needs to be a mirror or it looks awful. If you are having it professionally chromed...just pay them to do the surface work.
  4. Is it finished? Did it look ok in the ads pictures? Was it really cheap?
  5. Hit it with 800 grit, then glazing putty. Let dry. Rub surface with thumb or thumb part of palm. Re putty. Let dry. Light 800 grit. Holes should vanish.
  6. Armored cavalry. Hit up the main 501st.com website and find the detachment lists, ACD has the drivers for most imperial vehicles except tie pilots.
  7. Buy a smaller back from someone who needs a wider one.
  8. No rivets are level 3 I thought they were basic approval. Mines always had them. Shoulder bells do need the black elastic that goes around the biceps though. That is base approval. Lots of gmls miss it.
  9. I'm trying to imagine how the helmet sits on your shoulders. The shoulder strips sit on your collarbone and shoulders, yes? Not sitting above them somehow? Tilting it forward is just going to prevent looking left and right.
  10. If the armour didn't come with it the notch is no longer required. The crl hasn't been updated yet.
  11. And...I just noticed where the left side rivets are...I'd wait for clarification from the DOs but should they meet at a seam or be spaced that far apart across a shim?
  12. There seems to be a lot of space between butt and kidney plate. And I think the belt should be flat and not angled downwards. Is your cod pulled up as tight as it can ?
  13. now if you can get him to drop the serenity coin...;-)
  14. use less padding in the top. you should be able to get your eyes dead centre of the bucket eyes.
  15. They are both male but one has the wrong backing. The front has to be a rivet, you seem to have three snaps. I'd compare to other ei submissions and make them match. And try goo b gone or goof off to soften up the Velcro glue, or ice if it's e6000 to make the glue more brittle so it pops off.
  16. Easy way to tell...all the soft parts should be washable...fill a sink with hot water and soak each for ten minutes then hand wring out. Something will need. I throw a white towel into the bin and my dark parts on top.
  17. Nods. So if someone wants ten teeth we've got their back :-) but we shouldnt make it as easy as saying 8-10 teeth in the crls.
  18. Unless you can verify that most of them had ten then this could be random incorrectness.
  19. "black" cloth isn't black. It's always dark red, dark blue, or dark green. Either your cloth gloves are bleeding when sweaty, a foam or cloth padding in a storage bin is bleeding when damp from sweaty armour, the black material from undergarments, socks, neckseal , balaclava is bleeding. Just yesterday, for example, one of our at at drivers was trying to figure out what was staining his new grey jumpsuit yellow. Looked like random bleaching, but in straight lines and only on arms, legs, chest, random spots. He used mattress foam from Walmart to line his carry bin...same colour, and that foam isn't microfibre and very prone to colour transfer.
  20. It's going to bleed under from the first coat anyway. If you have spare templates I'd remove everything, wash clean with mineral spirits , dry. Reapply templates, press into place, paint a coat of white and let dry. Then the correct blue a few coats after really stirring the blue paint well. If you don't have spare templates I'd just paint the right blue on top, let dry overnight, then remove all the masking and start cleaning with toothpicks and mineral spirits.
  21. I'm an extroverted introvert. I can and have existed alone for a while...and it comes down to the people around me. I tend to have a great skill at peacekeeping and yet a great skill for shucksstorm ...which autocorrect changed to agitator...fun...causing because I speak out. So I Jawa and tk and nobody cares what we say anyway ;-)
  22. Dollar store gloves. But still a small size may be large.
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