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fuumantroop

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  1. Great job guys! Proud to have yall in the South Texas Squad!
  2. Odd thing was that the kids 2 piece Rubies helmet comes much glossier than the adult version. Have been debating on whether I want to just go out and buy the kids helmet and rework the lenses. Ugh.....this is almost like having another set of armor for myself lol. Any updates?
  3. all these new costumes...i may never be able to decide on another one

    1. Dark CMF

      Dark CMF

      You have the only one you'll ever need. There have always been "other" costumes, but they're not Stormtroopers. :D

  4. so what is the difference between this pyle microphone and the one that voicebooster sells as an alternate mic for the aker? just curious, been looking into upgrading my standard aker mic as well. Or figuring out a way to mount it inside my helmet. The head gear can be a pain when putting my helmet on lol.
  5. Krylon makes spray paint for plastic now. Would still recommend using an automotive primer first, then Krylon paint, then some sort of clear coat to protect the paint. Looking forward to the progress! I built one of these for my son for the TFA premiere last year. Still have some adjustments to make, and am currently modding his Adult Rubies 2 piece helmet to have a real lens. I did not repaint my boys last year, but am highly considering doing so for the upcoming Convention season.
  6. Wow great job on that weathering! Never even thought about washable paint! Kudos! And best of luck!
  7. man that is awesome! is there a link to how that was achieved?
  8. For tapered cones i just found tapered drinking cups at a resale shop that i could fit into each other and looked right. <br><br> My end caps are open on my tube, i had the luxury of having a friends work shop with this amazing saw available. I don't remember what it is called, but i made my cut lines with marker, while the end caps were attached to the tube, then cut the caps off. It was such a clean cut that it looked almost as if the end caps were apart of the tube itself.
  9. How did you adjust the strap on the pauldron? Mine is also overly loose
  10. Just get the cheapest one available. My dollar store did not have any so i went to Ulta and bought this NYC brand for $5. I doubt i will ever use it all lol. Oh and my wife gave me an old blush brush as well.
  11. Gotcha. The kids rubies is glossier than the adult version. I may just spray some gloss clear coat and attempt to color match the helmet itself someday.
  12. Wow thats too cool! Im eventually going to mod my radio to house a speaker set up for the TK loop. Just trying to find a good, cheap bluetooth/aux speaker with a good enough battery. Or i may just bite the bullet and purchase another aker amp to stick back there. Lights would be fun too
  13. Nice! I got tired of mine breaking off. My solution wascto wrap it up in a nice soft, fuzzy twin sizdd blanket. Have not had the issue since
  14. Preston. To answer your question on weathering your armor, what I did was use black eyeshadow compact, and a blush brush. Just rub the brush on the eyeshadow, and simply brush it on your armor as if you are "drybrushing." You only need very little eyeshadow on the brush. A little goes a long ways, and just repeat over the entire armor, helmet, and boots. My belt is somewhat weathered naturally(I never clean it). I did not seal my weathering so I could wipe off all of it when I wanted to. Meguiars Rubbing Compound took the eyeshadow right off with minimal effort. I am sure Novus polish would do the same as well. Take a look at my build thread and HWT Centurion app to get a glimpse of what I did and how I did it. It is super easy to do!
  15. If you are building from scratch...I would suggest building a T-21 and looking at Spool's resin parts. Blueprints are easily available, and his resin casted parts really take away all of the "hard work." Another option, is the RT-97C I have seen floating around E-bay. It looks like a solid blaster(and there have been some who have purchased it and loved it here on the forums), and would not take too much to make more screen accurate, if you chose to do so. Last I had checked it was around $100 shipped. Again, just some options ya have as far as the cheaper alternatives are concerned.
  16. The key is to have the "heavy duty" holster. When I had the 4 oz Darman holster, my full resin e11 did not stand a chance to sit up straight. Since upgrading to the thicker leather version, it has never had the same issue
  17. lol it is my wife and I's keepsake from our wedding photos. Otherwise I'd still keep it anyways
  18. I have been contemplating doing this myself, but the other way around lol. I have an extra assembled helmet I could just repaint, but I kind of want to feed my impulse addiction and purchase another one for ESB lol.
  19. this did make me laugh out loud. Imagine how many types of armors I could have displayed for that price? And each one would get a poseable mannequin! I cannot believe they were serious about this one.
  20. I did the Hasbro Clone Build A Blaster "Poormans DLT" for mine. I would love to get my hands on a Hyperfirm version, however. Depending on the size of the troop and how much room we actually have to maneuver, I switch between my E-11 and DLT. With the backpack, I am already taking up enough space at smaller troops, so E-11 gets those ones. At a convention or something larger, DLT all the way!
  21. awesome! I did not bother painting my sons, but have been considering it now. My biggest fear is it will not match the Rubies adult helmet I have been using. What helmet did you end up using? And did you repaint that as well?
  22. Sorry for the delayed welcome! Feel free to contact me if ya need any help! The South Texas Squad will be happy to have ya trooper!
  23. How do you keep the pauldron from moving forward on your shoulders? I may just need to readjust my back pack strapping. But curious if anyone had had this happening to them
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