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russellr2d2

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  • Birthday 02/09/1958

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  1. I love this because in the film it is shown a stormtrooper getting hit but HIS ARMOR PROTECTED HIM!! Oh gee what a novel idea we have never seen in SW !! ITS ABOUT TIME SOMEONE GOT IT RIGHT!!! Thank you!!! [emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303][emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ATA Armor Build_My First TK

    Yea I do. But I like that amount. I seem to have stopped the tears by doubling up on the thickness of the plastic and using a hard CA glue and epoxy.
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    ATA Armor Build_My First TK

    A little update on the crack repair. Epoxy really is not the best glue to use here. I think abs plastic glue (old fashioned plastic model glue) that melts abs would be better as it welds the pieces together. Epoxy just glued the surfaces together and in my case it let go and the strip lifted up on one end. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Storm trooper Voice box

    I just use an acker voice amp. They are cheap with a crummy speaker and cheap mic. The bad quality makes you sound like a storm trooper. Sounds like an old loudspeaker voice. You don't get the clicks but every time I speak people get a big kick out of it. I spent a long time shopping Amazon and eBay looking for one and finally found one for around 35 bucks. No need to spend 60 on these things. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My ANH build questions

    Yup the first photo is correct. Strengthen the joint with an inner strip. Then trim the back of the leg to match your leg diameter. Your outside cover strips must be consistent width all the way down your legs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cover strip widths for shins and thighs?

    20 front 25 back too. Just be consistent all the way down the legs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What defines a good snap?

    I also put a very thin square of plastic over the snap. When you want to unsnap them your finger gets under the plastic and the snap pops right off. I only did it in snaps I know I had to undo all the time. It saves from pulling on the elastic which pulls it away from the snap going through it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ATA Armor Build_My First TK

    Starting to get stress cracks along the edges of the arm area of the chest armor. I epoxied a plastic strip along the edge to hold the cracks shut and prevent them from getting longer / more numerous. The extra plastic strip is on the inside of the return edge. E6000 would be too flexible for this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Some help with repairs?

    I used E6000 on the drop boxes and strap. No problems for over a year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    How does my bucket look?

    Yea the brow is a bit high in the front better on the sides. Sqr up the teeth a little with a tiny file. Good work! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Very nice build Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. NOT SO FAST THERE BUCKEROO.... First you have to swim through THE ..... RING - OF - FIRE!!!! then you can apply for approval. Good luck bub. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I've used several brands. It might be the plastic itself. (?) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Your helmet looks great inside. Most people paint it black in there so when kids try to perk up under your chin the cannot see much of anything. I would say you have passed the rookie stage of building. [emoji482] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    W.T.F. ANH Stunt build WIP

    Looks like a first class start ! Love your lense holder idea. <br><br> Good job!
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