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  1. TBH, I think a cobbler can add that stitching on the inside if they don't come with them easily enough. Yeah, it's a little bit of an extra cost, but hey boots used to run $120 for a good pair of MC's back in the day, so for $61 and a bit out of pocket for stitching if needed, they seem like a work-able solution. If you GML is the flexible sort, they may even spot approve with the note that you get the stitching done in 30 days or something like that.
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    Taller trooper question....

    Some really tall folks also cut the ab plate behind the belt and put in a spacer. From the side shot it looks like you may be trying to fit it too tight to your back too. I put foam behind my back and in the but plate to make it align better for instance. The back should look more straight not hug your body in a big curve when seen from the side.
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    MandalorianHelm First TK Build (AP)

    Yeah, few people can actually walk normally up the stairs. Even at 6' I can't do it without having to go up a bit crab-ways. I can run in armor at least, so there is that. The truth is that with the legs you can either look great (not much black showing) or have fantastic mobility (have a lot of black showing). Few get both.
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    Rogue One Stormtrooper CRL

    A good example is the OT armor. The original FX kits had a single back plate and came with silver tape. When we updated the CRL, they changed their mold. RT also changed his helmet from flat ear bumps to raised ones.
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    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

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    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

    Their complication had a complication... (kudos if you know the reference without Googling it)
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    Rogue One Stormtrooper CRL

    Thanks Tony for volunteering to consolidate the feedback for a CRL update the way Glen did for the TKC. Want to schedule them at the same time? I think the grace period for the TKC comments are over and we can do all of them (R1 & TKC) either Friday or early next week.
  8. I am interested in getting some FISD small patches. Let me know thx


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    Hey Guys !!!

    Awesome - congrats!
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    Reno NV First Order Build [Diversity Props]

    Me too some day. I heard that ANOVOS may (or is in the process of) losing their FOTK license, and if so this makes seeing the build even more timely. I hope you don't mind, but I tagged the thread title to make it clearer as to the make.
  11. Sweet! I work at K2 which has a big office in Joberg - happy to have you here.
  12. Amazing write-up, especially in such a short amount of time. At what point do you feel comfortable me publishing these - e.g. do you want some more time to have them reviewed or do you feel they are good enough to bake. Just wondering if you want to announce in the NL the proposed changes for people to see and do any last comments on.
  13. You can get ATA, etc. to fit a larger person, but it takes work. I think the largest fellow to get in to ANH sized armor was 6'4" 240lbs on a TE kit. He got it done, but an RT-Mod or AM would have looked better.
  14. For history - the original CRL is designed to use screen caps of the actual game to the maximum extant, as they are our best resource. Action figures much less so as we all know they take liberties on the details. Also, the skin that was supplied originally by an LFL contact is not necessarily canonical as we can't ascertain to what extent it was a guide/preview, and in the end when it's a choice between a screen cap of the game and the skin, we use the screen caps. In the original game it was essentially an ROTJ suit (plus ab detail change) and an ANH based helmet (with funky ears). Later iterations of the games where the skins are different/updated could cause us to refine the CRL, or provide two option paths to L2/L3, e.g. original game vs. newer game, if found necessary. CRL models are always a WIP and are the best we have for date. For example I was the CRL model for the TKC until Magni showed up with a better suit that mine, and so now he's the CRL model. At some point in the future there may be a better one than Magni, etc. IOW, CRL text is favored over the model when there is a conflict, and the model is the guide when there are no details in the text. Hope that makes sense, and thanks to Glen for taking on what is a thorny challenge in getting a solid recommendation out.
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    Konichi Wa! From Osaka Japan

    Hiya Dan! As noted, research a lot, buy once. Some of us tried it the other way around and our wives got really angry. ;-)