after spending a lot of hours and days for looking around on this site, I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Michel and I'm from Germany.
My way to the perfect armor is already a longer way, so I would like to tell you about my experiences, mistakes and my current point.
I have always had the wish to get a real stormtrooper armor. So a few months ago I decided to make my wish come true. I had no idea how I should start. I googled " Stormtrooper armor" and I'm thinking many of you already know what I found. ...Jedi-Robe... I thought "wow, these armors are looking really awesome. So I saved my money for one armor and ordered one. After ordering the armor I googled more and more about Stromtrooper armors and found out .. I did the wrong thing.
But the really worst thing happened after the arriving of the box. I opened the box and made a test-fitting. I just thought, that this armor is not the worst thng... a big lie . Okay not the biggest lie, but after comparing to other armors I could see a very big difference. But what should i do ? Send it back ? I called Jedi-Robe and they said to me, that it's not possible, because I had already worn the armor.
But then everything turned right. I called them again a lot of times and told them, the the armor is still as new as it arrived. So they were very nice and made an excpetion for me. I could send it back and got my money back. I just had to hold the suit and the neckseal, but that was not a real problem.
Then I did a lot of research. Every day I was looking at the sales on this site. If you're now asking yourself " why did he not buy a set from Paul or RS and build the armor for his own?", I should say that I'm a student and I don't have so much freetime. If I would build it on my own it would maybe take 2 years after I could finish the armor and I also have two left hands and maybe not the right tools and instruments for a build. But that's not important anymore.
As I was saying, I looked every day at the for sales and after a lot of days, I found joeys 2mm ABS TM ANH Stunt armor and it looked amazing(btw. thank you again Joey). I asked him about his dimensions and it seemed that he has the same dimensions like me.
The last thing was the purchase. I bought it, I got it and everything went fine. I opened the box, wich arrived some days after sending the money, and I was really flashed. It was an amazing feeling to see my first own armor.
And here are some pictures of the first fitting (I don't have a helmet or shoes so far) and a comparison to jedi-robe.