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  1. I will add that say you wish to install a hearing assist device like the type Ukswrath sells, I would hold off installing it fully until after those approvals if you are going to install it behind the ears. If you drill holes through the rank stripe and they are visible, it could hamper approval. This is not a one answer fits all solution to helmet electronics [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Don’t be like Anakin and hate sand lol. Sanding is good for glueing surfaces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Welcome aboard Rick, looks like you have been given plenty of the right advice already. Good luck on your journey to become a Stormtrooper of the 501st legion and member if FISD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hmm good question, I'll take a look but it is most probably in the formatting of the page.
  5. Here is a close up from a screen used asset right arm pill indents.
  6. I did see this posted by Markus on FB this morning Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. DON’T BELIEVE THEIR HYPE! ANOSHO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Amazing build thread Lee, I have enjoyed it every step of the way. Looking forward to seeing it all together.
  9. Congratulations brother, welcome to the Legion.
  10. You can use Turpentine to remove the paint, its the least harsh of the thinners and shouldn't damage the ABS. Dab over the stripes with a cloth soaked with the turns so it starts to soften the paint then see if it will start to wipe away. It may need a bit of coaxing so you can also use a wooden toothpick to lightly scrape it off the surface. Stencils are available through Trooperbay in a hand painted style and are the easiest way to have them re applied. A few tip when attempting to apply the stencils and repaint: Spray both the helmet area and the sticky back of the stencils with water that has a couple of drops of dish washing liquid mixed in. This will allow you to move the stencils easily into the correct position. You want approx a pencil with gap between the cheek and the top of the tube stripes. When happy with the positioning use paper towel and soak up the soapy water also make sure to squeeze and of the liquid out from under the stencil and make sure they are thoroughly dry. When dry, use white paint first to paint through the stencil lines. This will certainly reduce the chances of the blue paint running under any micro gaps of the stencil. Trust me it makes life much easier for any potential clean ups. If you do get some runs, simply dip a toothpick in Turps and lightly scratch away the runs. Hope this helps.
  11. I concur, check out the vetted sellers list in the link below.
  12. Welcome aboard Alan, and enjoy the journey to becoming a Stormtrooper. Plenty of help here when you need it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Welcome to FISD Mike! If you have any questions, be sure to sing out as there are plenty of members here eager and ready to help. CFO kits are the go to for RotJ, and Mark is fantastic to deal with. He is a true craftsman and takes much pride in his work. You can find him here as Sskunky, so shoot him a PM. He can also be found on our vetted sellers list. Hope this is a good start to get you on your way.
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