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  1. Looks like he's back. Check it out. Might be worth reaching out to the email address / Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CW6EUWfvZZf/
  2. Hahahah there's not a lot of us out there, compared to the Stunts!
  3. There is generally no difference in the construction other than the details you're referring to (paint, screws, teeth cutouts, etc)
  4. Have you tried pinging him on the forum? https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/index.php?/topic/45623-AP-STORMTROOPER-ARMOR/HELMET--KITS!
  5. Are you actually building the Mudtrooper? https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TX_-_Mudtrooper If so, (and even if your focus is the Army Trooper) you should check out the SpecOps forum, home of both the Mudtrooper and Imperial Army Trooper. The folks there will be able to provide you with more info and accurate vendor recommendations. https://forum.specops501st.com/ FISD (where you are at) is the home of the clean Stormtroopers! There are many other "detachments" that are home to the different costumes.
  6. This is a bit pricey but my goodness I have set many snaps with this baby https://trooperbay.com/press-n-snap-tool-ligne-24-snaps
  7. Awesome to see another trooper wanting to build for Centurion right off the gate! Not a deployment officer by any means (deployment officers = people who evaluate your build for EIB/Centurion), some answers to get you started. I've only seen the hard plastic ones since they're the same as Snowtrooper hand plates. Now I REALLY want to Google it! But here's a nice picture of an "S" neck from one of the ESB Centurion builds - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48157-tk-29413-requesting-esb-centurion-status-afp-449/ (scroll down to "S-trim"). It's just the rubber thingy that runs along the opening of the helmet/ Err ... mine was 1/8th of an inch, it's pretty thin. Might need someone else to jump in here. I think this is tucked in. Please check the recent Centurion apps. This is more of a dressing issue usually. Not sure what this means ... As long as it's not visible you should be able to do whatever you want. Some folks use velcro to hold their shins to the boots, though once you get dressed this tend not to be an issue. (gravity) Should check w/ your local GML (people who approve your basic costume). This isn't specified in the CRL, so maybe one of the DOs can help out. Also, I am #TeamNoMesh - I find wearing the black balaclava underneath hides the face anyway. Can you link a photo of the hovi tips for folks to see? No need to worry about this line - AM is one of the armor makers ... and since you are asking about RS, likely not something you need to worry about.
  8. This thread from earlier this year was super enlightening for me - I too focus on the OT troopers mainly, so the discussion / analysis here was fascinating https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/index.php?/topic/48617-Rogue-One-TK-vs-OT-TK-Comparison#entry678454
  9. Welcome, Robert! As others have said these forums are the best place to get started. If you are on Facebook, we have a group for those looking to connect in Texas - when we can gather safely again I'm sure we'll have some in person armor building parties so you can see the armor in person. https://www.facebook.com/groups/296336407050926/?ref=share Feel free to PM me with any questions! I'm close by in Allen. We have a very active group here in North Texas. Good luck w the build!
  10. Can always ping RS and they'll let you know!
  11. Go for whatever you like best! There is no difference when it comes to trooping. The differences between ANH and ESB are super subtle, esp for the regular person looking in, so sometimes in a sea of TKs I would switch into my ESB so I can pick out myself in photos . I get excited when I see ESBs when trooping. Hm, I suppose for official LFL castings there might be specific requirements, but for most garrisons that's few and far in between, I wouldn't worry about that.
  12. For what it's worth, I've worked with Marc @ Ople before but for my TR. Lens came out great, and he was awesome to communicate with.
  13. This is a good place to check out the other build threads and start your own. Depending on which version of the TK you are building, there are sections for each - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/31-costuming-and-builds-501st-approved/
  14. Hi Cameron Let me know how I can help!
  15. Let's do it, folks! We are all here to help!
  16. Any updates on this? Inquiring minds would love to know!
  17. 2020-01-26: LSWO presents More than Star Wars: The Music of John Williams The local symphony had a performance where they played music by John Williams. This was pretty fun. We hung out at the lobby while people lined up to check out the concert. Lots of kids getting bussed in! 2020-02-01: Pop Culture Art Con Second year hanging out with Mr. Christopher Clark! Another great troop. One of my favorite recurring troops - engaged audience, awesome host. 2020-02-10: Scottish Rite Amputee Ski trip send off Had a great time supporting this event. Scottish Rite does an event each year with American Airlines where they sent these teen amputees off to a ski trip. A few of us showed up bright and early at the airport to get our armor through TSA (what a major pain in the butt). It was all worth it though, in the end! Lots of happy faces and we even made the local news!
  18. Since I'm stuck inside because #corona, I decided to follow this tutorial and make one of a belt for the ANH Stunt. Now I can swap out my belts easy! A few addition from my learning this afternoon: Drilling the center of the snap really wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I had to do it slowly, for what it's worth. I wish I had a more stable way to secure the snap. Have the right sized pop rivet! I was struggling for a bit fitting the rivet through the snap that I drilled w/ the 3/16" drill bit. Turns out I grabbed the wrong rivets. Doh! Fixed that and it was easy sailing. I did have to take a snap setting tool and smack the interior a few times. This is a visualization of "step 2" from Brien's instruction above - "placing your snap on the inside of the belt facing armor and push a pop rivet through the opposite side" Thank you, Brien!
  19. Technically, SE-14R has been an option for ANH Hero for a while now
  20. 2019-12-20: WFAA Good Morning Texas We had a chance to join the local TV ABC-affiliate WFAA to do some promotion for The Rise of Skywalker! Here I am helping out with the weather report. 2019-12-22: Dallas Sidekicks 12/22 Game For the last troop of 2020, we escorted Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) during the Dallas Sidekicks game.
  21. Video embedded here for posterity. From left to right: TK-77520, TK-13911, TK-9727, TK-51453.
  22. 2019-10-29: Star Wars Reads 2019 - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children This was a great event. We got to visit the Texas Scottish Rite in Dallas to hang out with some kiddos who are staying there. 2019-11-09: HAF's Annual Dallas Gala The keynote of the event explored the intersection of Hinduism with Star Wars. Neat stuff! 2019-11-24: Leo's Make-A-Wish Reveal We had a chance to be part of Leo's Make-A-Wish reveal! Not only did we reveal his wish, we also presented him with an honorary membership to the Bounty Hunters Guild, as well as a special message from a special bounty hunter in The Mandalorian! 2019-12-07: Dallas Holiday Parade Loved doing this parade last year, so back at it again! Love having all these TKs together! 2019-12-14: Dallas Mavericks 12/14 Game This was a very long troop. Highlight - we hung out with game attendees, pretended to be statues to scare Mavs players (ended up on ESPN, almost half a million views on Facebook!), and made our first TikTok video!
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