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  1. Is there a forum equivalent to whitearmor/501st for Darth Vader costumes? I'm looking into getting a Darth Vader costume too.
  2. What were the primer and paint again? I googled the above names and didnt find it. Also, how is the paint holding up? I used Rustoleum primer and white 2X and it's chipping off fairly easily.
  3. Nice! What shoes did you have him wear? I ended up buying lace-up faux-patent leather boots that I got off eBay for my son. I had to cut off the tops of the boots though so it'll fit into the calves pieces.
  4. I also used the Rubies 2-pc kids TFA helmet and just modded it to my liking. Like Cricket, I removed the velcro so the two pieces could fit together better. I then used small screws/nuts to attach the two pieces together. I used an extra piece of dark green visor lenses/sheet from my TK build for the eyes. And, I repainted all the black areas on the mask. I sprayed white primer on the interior of the mask to make it less translucent and more opaque.
  5. Even with a couple coats of primer, I noticed that Rustoleum 2X gloss white spray paint chips very easily. I wonder if Krylon is any better with chipping.
  6. If you weren't planning on modding the Rubies TFA helmet, it would be crappy. However, anyone here can mod it and make it decent.
  7. I purchased the Rubies 2-piece kids' TFA stormtrooper helmet and just modded it to my liking. It's about $20-30 depending on where you get it. It was even under $20 at one point when stores were clearing them out. With the two piece helmet/mask, I just used the same principles with the TK bucket build to make mods and adjustments. And, it's large enough where my kids and I can even wear it.
  8. I completed it for my son early this year and posted some pics here. http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/33605-turning-a-toy-into-armor/page-3 http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/33582-dad-converts-a-jumbo-epvii-tk-into-a-kids-costume/page-2
  9. Was that the 501st at the opening ceremony at the Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016 in San Jose?
  10. Armor doesn't appear to have a very smooth finish. I wonder if that'll be an issue with approval?
  11. Huh? It looks like CTID just started one thread and a few people chimed in on that thread and encouraged/offered help. I don't know where the hurt is coming from?!?!? Dude only made that original post 20 days ago.....I guess he expected a bunch of ppl to post responses. CTID, Just to let you know, most of the members who signed up accounts here only visit this site when they were first interested in buying a TK and during their build. After that, most disappear. There are only a few who actually stay on and visit here often....usually the veterans here. So, you're usually not going to get a lot of responses to any post. Don't think it's because ppl here don't care.
  12. I used one elastic strap attached by snaps to connect the two shoulder bells. Thus keeps them from moving towards the rear.<br><br> The black elastic strap goes across my chest and connects the two bells.
  13. I think it depends on the location of the straps. Shoulder straps can be white. Also, the straps holding the drop boxes are usually white too. All the other straps should be black since your undersuit is black.
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