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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Birthday 01/08/1989

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    Golden Gate Garrison

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  1. Man, I can't wait to see this all put together! Once you're all done, hit me up, I bet my friend would love to take some killer photos for you
  2. lol, first rule of building armor is not to look at the running total
  3. Hey All, I really don’t mean to come off as egotistical, but whats FISD’s thoughts on watermarking EIB and Centurion images? The reason I bring it up is because yesterday I was talking to my friend who took the my EIB and Centurion photos. From our conversation he suggests that I watermark the images like this: His thought is that someone will snatch them up and use them to sell their own armor or to be used for personal gain. The watermarking idea It's been rolling around in my head for a bit, I guess the part that worries me the most is if some re-caster uses my photos to sell there knock off armor on eBay… What are your guys thoughts?
  4. Thank you! Lets see if I can help: 1 - Yes, I did trim the back. If you look at this photo: The 2 strips in the red circle is how much I took off, I basically took off the return edge that is molded into the back of the AP thighs. As for the cut, I used blue tape to make a "line" that I wanted to cut, used a razor blade to score the line, then flexed the plastic back and forth to get a clean break. 2 - Yes, I used a heat gun and popsicle sticks in between the ammo boxes. The popsicle sticks ensure an even bend when curving the thigh ammo pack. Just do it r-e-a-l-l-y slowly, you don't want to heat the plastic up too much or you will melt it. I personally didn't run into any problems, but I was very careful and took my time. Hope these tips help!
  5. Thanks for the info. I understand the all caps problem, but personally I think seeing "tk", "Anh" "Esb" "Rotj" is a bit odd. I was just typing something like that, glad to hear, I'd love to whitelist basic abbreviations.
  6. Hey, I posted a thread yesterday and it forced the topic title to be title caps instead of what I typed. I tried updating topic title multiple times but it would always switch the text to title caps. Here's the thread: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32630-tk-31689-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-ap/ The topic title should be: TK 31689 Requesting ANH Stunt Centurion Status [AP] But this is what is being displayed: Tk 31689 Requesting Anh Stunt Centurion Status [Ap] If you please do two things: 1 - Fix the force title caps for the topic titles. *I've noticed I'm not the only one having this problem, every new topic since the server move seems to be effected. 2- Fix the title topic to my thread I linked to. Thank you very much for your time.
  7. Looking good so far! One thing about the EvilBoy TD clips is that the holes aren't drilled in the correct location. Not to worry, you will just need to cut down the aluminum bracket with a hacksaw about an inch or so and it will be perfect. Check out this post on my build thread to get more info: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29697-joblesspunk’s-ap-stormtrooper-build/?p=406787
  8. Started my Centurion thread: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32630-tk-31689-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-ap/ Wish me luck!
  9. Thanks Lets see if I can help ya out. I don’t have any photos but here’s basically what I did: 1 - Peeled off the coverstrips trying not to bend them too much. - E6000 is very forgiving and you can peel parts apart if you need to. 2 - Cleaned off the E6000 Glue. - I peel as much as I can off with my hands. With all the rest all I do is take a towel and vigorously rub it over the glued area. It easily comes off, kind of like the glue that comes on the back of a new credit card. 3 - Cutting. - I eyeballed how much I needed to trim. My main concern was to be able to fit my fist through the opening, so make sure you can do that. - As for cutting, I “drew†a straight line with Blue masking tape and either used an razor blade to score and snap the ABS plastic, or the other way is to use heavy cutters and cut of the excess ABS plastic. 4 - Glued it all back up. Hopefully that helps, let me know if you have anymore questions
  10. Hey all Two things: 1- I bought Meguiar's Hot Shine Tire Foam to deoxidize my gloves: It worked great! 2- I will be taking my Centurion photos this Friday! Please let me know if anyone would like to see anything before I take the official photos
  11. Day 2: Trimmed down all the cover strips: Cut down my forearms a bit: Tomorrow I’ll glue the other side of my forearms, and then the next day I’ll trim down my forearm cover strips. If everything goes well I should be all done with the requested adjustments this week. I’m shooting to take new photos sometime next week, so let me know if there’s anything you would like to see before then. Thanks again for everyones help
  12. Hey All, Sorry for such a long gap between updates, but here we go A few weeks ago I received my helmet bag from trooperbay and patches from a fellow GGG member: *I'll be putting these patches on my helmet bag soon. About a week ago received a new trimmed ab plate: I also ordered these painting templates (Star Wars Stormtrooper Abdominal Plate Masking Template) for the ab buttons. I wanted to play around with them and I bought both sizes. But one set was too small, and one set was too big… so I just took my plates off my other ab plate and glued them onto my new one. This time, I waned to make sure I put the belt on correctly. Since the belt was already built it took a bit for me to figure out a good way to line it all up. In the end my girlfriend and I came up with this simple and accurate way to line it all up. We used the putty you hang up posters, placed the belt where it needs to go and then pushed into the putty to see the outlines of the snaps. Once I had the placement I used a pencil to mark the center of the snap. Worked pretty well, here’s some photos: Also yesterday, I finished up all the rest of the requirements and added the snap plates on my new ab plate. Lastly, used some acrylic paint and toned down the gold. *Please let me know if I should tone the gold down more. Today I’m working on the two last things, cutting down the cover strips and adjusting my forearms. I’m shooting to be done this week and take some new photos soon! Side Note, I do have one question about the rubber gloves. I took them off my mannequin and it looks like the black rubber is becoming oxidized? Does anyone else have this problem? I'm going to pick up some tire cleaner to see what I can do. I think it will work fine, but I was just wondering what everyone else does
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