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Cody42

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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    David
  • 501st ID
    4172
  • 501st Unit
    German Garrison

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  1. Yes, but now we have the answer also here... it looked so much like an open question.
  2. I've already posted the answer somewhere around this forums... You can clearly see the attachment in a sequence right after Chewie captures Phasma. http://caps.pictures/201/5-starwars-force/full/sw-force-awakens-movie-screencaps.com-11516.jpg
  3. None of the two helmets is completely accurate. I have to agree with Dan, the supposed original looks very much like anovos and not like an actual production used helmet. The angle of the mic tip on the anovos standard line however is quite accurate, though the shape and positioning is still a little bit off. Look at this helmet for example: http://cdni.wired.co.uk/1920x1280/d_f/EP7_IA_117198.jpg
  4. Which Anovos helmet are you refering to? The standard (plastic) and premier line (fiberglass) differ quite a bit. While the standard line has the cheaper materials and looks "cheaper" than the premier, my current impression is that the standard line helmet is more accurate. The _/\_ is much more pronounced on the standard line (at least my impression). I will get some side by side pictures of the front this weekend, if no one else is faster. For now I have one side by side comparision of standard line (left), movie (center) and premier line (right). Please note that the image quality of the premier line is a bit inferior, so it looks worse than it is in the small details.
  5. I just returned from thecinema where I rewatched the movie and paid special attention to the TK variants: I haven't noted any trooper with vest and pauldron and only one with a Backpack (see the screenshot posted in this thread. But other than that there seems to be every configuration in the movie. What is fairly consistent: Most (not all) troopers wearing a vest have an F-11D with the extended stock. Most standard troopers carry the F-11D and no sidearm. Notable examples:
  6. I can't recall that there was any trooper wearing a vest armed with something smaller than an F-11D with mounted stock (like Phasma's blaster). I'll pay attention to that when I re-watch the movie tonight.
  7. Two CRLs will give rise to consistency problems and more "housekeeping". If anything changes on the base trooper, then the HWT has to be updated too. The only benefit I see is that the base trooper CRL is "cleaner". Also, you missed that the riot gear trooper carried a blaster. The trooper drops blaster and shield before drawing the tonfa from the holster.
  8. One CRL for the FO Stormtrooper sounds reasonable. Leave the weapons, vest, backpack etc. as optional accessories. Having a configuration that precisely matches a trooper from the movie could still be added as a L2 or L3 requirement later, as we have it for the sandtroopers.
  9. I'd love to have FN in front of my number. Who stops me from calling myself FN-4172? Nobody I assume. As long as FN ist not an official designation for differen 501st costumes I don't see a problem. Just my official costume designation is and will be TK-4172. When trooping in theaters since the premiere it made sense to me to answer children who ask me "What's your name" with "FN-4172" as a direct reference to Finns FN designation which is mentioned prominently in the movie. Also the box where I keep the armor has a label that says FN-4172 just because I didn't want to reuse the TK-label of my old stromtrooper (now sandtrooper) armor. As for the official designations, Clint's arguments make sense to me. A lot of extremely different costumes already share the same identifier and for everyone who wants to build a stormtrooper this should be the place to go to and not yet another forum.
  10. I have velcro sticked all along the inside of the two recess lines of the td that connects to velcro on the ab piece. That effectively keeps it from moving out of place and helps keeping the edges of the ab piece aligned.
  11. Your gaskets look like fabric to me... but yeah, the Anovos ones are definitly to short. I just compared your pictures to mine and tried to measure the distances. I'm only about 5'9" and my shins and thighs are about an inch further apart than yours. My initial impression was wrong, you are absolutly right: you need longer gaskets. Higher boots, like the TFA boots from IB, might also do the trick. To me it looks like that is where Tony gets his extra height.
  12. Amazing! Looks great. I'm not sure if you need longer knee gaskets. Just play around a bit with moving the leg pieces around a bit to find a position where it looks good and is comfortable. Also, if the shins don't want to slide over the boots, try to put some white tape around the very top of the boots to tighten them up. That might improve the look a bit if you have a problem there.
  13. Congratulations! Great to hear that you got approved and can reach your helmet now. And yeah, this suit squeaks, the classic ones rattle.
  14. TK 4172, Requesting Detachment access, please. http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=11506 Thanks!
  15. Looks great! You might want to fiddle a bit with the position of the shins and forearms, small adjustments make big difference in mobility on this one. I wear the shins a few inches higher and most importantly I rotated my forearms so that the cutout on the coverpiece (the one with the rail greeble) lines up with the elbow crease. I managed to reach my helmet that way.
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