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  1. themaninthesuitcase

    I goofed and damaged my completed bucket

    Capped ABS is always going to show the repair as the acrylic cap is far whiter than the ABS will be. It may be less noticeable if you glue in the chunk. Alternatively TM sell spares.
  2. themaninthesuitcase

    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

    I’m assuming they are still going with the shoulder hinge design as seen on the Tested videos. So yeah it’s going to need bridging, then filling and painting for clearance. I’m expecting a few grumpy new people when they find out that.
  3. themaninthesuitcase

    Rogue One Stormtrooper CRL

    I think for level 3 the moulded on parts should be on the correct half of the shell. For level 2 "overlap" is probably close enough.
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    Rogue One Stormtrooper CRL

    A bit late to the party but regarding the biceps, rear are overlap with the cover moulded into the outer half. Visible in this image Rogue One Stormtrooper Reference CE 2016 by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr Fronts not clear. Could be the strip is a separate piece or a part of the inner overlapping the outer. If I had to guess looking at closely at details in a back pack trooper, overlap as the seam behind the cover is far too close to the edge for butt to not snap as soon as it was flexed. Zoom in to max on the left bicep and you’ll see what I mean. Forearm looks to be overlap with a moulded in cover on the rear. Again my images of the front aren’t really helpful in showing the construction. Rogue One Stormtrooper Reference CE 2016 by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr
  5. themaninthesuitcase

    Hi from the UK

    Its not that’s simple. It might. It depends on the case officer and if they agree if we count as a re-enactment group or theatre group. Some members have had items seized by customs and successfully had them released. Others failed and they were destroyed. Also making a E-11 the way we do is technically making a RIF which is a firearms offence, and if they decided to pinch you you’re in for a bad time. Fortunately none of us have been, mainly as we are responsible about their use in public. There’s behind the scenes stuff involved informing the police I believe.
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    CableGuy’s Troop Log (TK42911)

    That’s where me an my wife went on our first few dates [emoji106] weird to see Staines (upon Thames? Who do they think they’re kidding!) in the day.
  7. themaninthesuitcase

    Hi from the UK

    Welcome to the FISD! In all honesty I found the blaster harder work than the armour as it involved more advanced techniques. I know my build was a bit more OTT in places but I’m not including the 3D modelling in that as it’s done now so anyone is able to use those parts if they wish. For the armour build it’s mostly just cutting and gluing with a bit if sanding and a tiny bit of painting. There’s tons of help available for both blasters and armour so if you do want to jump in you won’t be alone. If you do start down the armour route, and I recommend it if you’re able to, then head over to the UKG https://www.ukgarrison.co.uk/ and our armourer team will be able to give expert guidance. Of course there’s also a ton of assistance and help on here as well.
  8. themaninthesuitcase

    ProCoPrint3D DLT-19

    Starting with "Stop whining Corporal." and then a paragraph moaning about the legion is not completely okay. You post contained helpful information but no one will read it if it starts like that and is written in a way that takes shots at the poster.
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    ProCoPrint3D DLT-19

    @Lichtbringer Please mind your tone, if you wish to help please do so. If not then please refrain from unneeded curt replies. Paul you've put a lot of work in here and it really shows. It's a lovely blaster. Unfortunately there's just not a huge number around these parts who know much about the DLT-19. Maybe the dirty boys over at MEPD (http://forum.mepd.net/) may know more from an accuracy point as it's mostly sand troopers who carry the later weapons like the DLT.
  10. themaninthesuitcase

    Failing miserably at making ABS paste

    First general nail polish remover wouldn't be my first choice. It will have a dye in it which will tint the paste. If you are having issues you've either bough acetone free or it's not ABS plastic. What kit is it? But to buy it you have a few options Most independant pharmacies will sell you some acetone in a small 50ish ml bottle for a couple of quid. It's more than enough but expensive per ml. If you have a beauty supplier near you you can buy a big 1L bottle of pure acetone for about £8-10, I forget the exact price as the shelf label didn't include VAT. https://www.sallybeauty.co.uk/ is who I used and they have shops all over, also there's other companies who I am sure will do it. Finally eBay. I buy lots of my chemically stuff on there, you can get all sorts for not a lot of money. Added bonus is you probably get added to some government watch list for buy lots of weird chemicals. I've used this company before but not for Acetone https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acetone-99-9-Pure-High-Quality-ACS-Lab-Grade-Nail-Varnish-Remover-5-Sizes/331585317454?hash=item4d34066a4e:m:mL2_cHdBulnpzvevFLdoHdQ
  11. themaninthesuitcase

    Hello from the Cotswolds

    Welcome to the FISD. If you're having some size issues then depending on what bits there are is at least one UK supplier who offers slightly larger parts which may help. There may be some colour match issues but it is an option. As said head over to the UK Garrison and the armoury team will be more than happy to help you.
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    Need information on TK Centurion Level

    As state above you need to follow through the following: Apply for 501st access on the forum Apply for and get Level 2 EIB clearance https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/ Apply for and get Level 3 Centurion clearance https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/ At Levels 2 and 3 you will need to show evidence that you meet the required standards to earn these awards. If you take your time and listen to the advice then generally this isn't too hard.
  13. themaninthesuitcase

    Hello from St. Thomas, Ontario!

    Welcome to the FISD!
  14. I don’t know about behind the camera work but a number of 501st members have been cast as extras or in at least one case voice actors in some of the new films. Watch the speech scene in TFA and you’ll see 501st members, not sure what other scenes. Also Jeremy Bullock aka Boba Fett is/was a cleared 501st member with a Boba Fett. As far as I am aware he’s the only properly cleared actor from the films.