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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Birthday 04/27/1973

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  1. Iv’e done a couple of these. For a smaller child, cut the Chest from the Ab. Allow that to overlap, also cut the Cod and slide that up and under the Ab. At that stage I would recommend using Velcro for the strapping. Kids grow quickly and the kit can too. Once the overlap is grown into, you can remove the Velcro and switch to a maxed out sizing conventional strapping. Great job BTW suttontech!!!
  2. Hey Peter, Welcome to the world of shiny white!! A few things jump out at me, but I’m sure the Pros here on FISD can get you looking your best. 1. Chest overlap Ab. It’s a result of the original strapping style you used. Possibly shorten strapping? 2. Tube stripes are way too low. Should sit a pencil width away from the cheek/tube mould line. 3. Ab buttons are too large. Could use a toothpick dipped in thinner to remove some paint 4. Arm strapping. Are you using any to keep everything lined up and in place? Seems to shift around a lot in the photos. None of these suggestions are meant to bring you down, quite the opposite. Theses are meant to bring Imperial Conformity to the 501st. When you look good, we all look good. And we want you to look your best!!
  3. Great choice in kits. You’ll love the durability of ATA!
  4. You’ll make a fine addition to the ORG!! Looking forward to trooping with you real soon. I’d say good luck with your approval, but you don’t need it.
  5. Just remember that the stencils have a left and right. The tips on the inside (closest to eyes) should naturally fall forward (toward vocoder). Hope that makes sense. And no further than a pencil width away from cheek mould line.
  6. Dip a toothpick in the thinner and pick away!
  7. That would be the RTMod armour your talking about. Consider that a starting point. Given your size, there are no “out of the box ready” armours available. That’s where you buy extra plastic and bridge the gaps with a process called shimming. Not all that hard to do. Build the kit to fit you.
  8. Hey Matt, welcome to the group. As a 200+lb trooper I can assure you that with the right kit choice, and a little bit of elbow grease you can build to Centurion level IF you build the kit to fit your body. Given the fact that you are in the Outer Rim, it only makes sense to contact Pandatrooper at RT-MOD and get the ball rolling. Maybe you can do a quick test fit with a some freshly pulled Ab and Kidney pieces to see how much you may need to shim. You can tell Aphinity to stick it, and challenge accepted.
  9. Following this for sure. Looks like a fun ride. The numbness and blister on your hand is a result of the quality abs that ATA provides. Give someone a hand trimming their Anovos and it’ll feel like you’re cutting a piece of paper. Looking forward to watching an ESB come together.
  10. Glad to hear it man. We have a few troopers in your neck of the woods for sure. Feel free to reach out if you need any hands on help. In the meantime... try your hand at the paint thinner/toothpick method to slightly reduce the ab button paint. That’ll nip it in the bud before Justjoseph asks you to do it for your EIB application. I’m pretty sure your headed in that direction?
  11. Your build is looking great so far! I noticed the Canucks glass a few posts back, are you in BC?
  12. I do believe your height is “Screen Accurate”.
  13. I was lucky enough to take part in the departure from Vancouver BC. A 3:30am troop that was worth every second of lost sleep. Troops like that are the reason I joined the 501st.
  14. I've done one of these before. Do yourself a favour (Canadian spelling) , and buy the Rubies 2piece kids FOTK Helmet. It takes way more effort to mod the bucket than it's worth.
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