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    Chris
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  1. Just a brief update, I'm adding a small margin to some of the items on my Shapeways store. Nothing huge, I'm going to round up to the nearest 50c, and the few extra $ every so often would allow me a to treat my self to some free postage every so often! I had a quick look at the sales and there's over 65 of the cylinders out there now which is pretty cool!
  2. What IPA does depends a lot on the strength. At around 70% it's a great cleaner. At 99.9% it will happily strip paint.
  3. Looks like it 22, 24 & 26 would be the same cadence they used for the current trilogy.
  4. There's many reasons, fibreglass isn't an idea choice, it's a re-cast and it's not very accurate at all. Really I can't recommend it at all. Reading the threads above will give you a much more helpful idea of what to look for.
  5. I'd not go near it. Have a read of these as a good starting point: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/11538-the-various-types-of-armor-and-where-to-find-them/ https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/19329-where-what-and-whom-to-avoid-when-buying/
  6. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/ Here you go
  7. I’m just going to offer a couple of thoughts Can you afford to lose 1600AUD? Can you save up another 200 or so? Will this project cause you financial hardship in the near few years if you follow through? If so maybe complete your education first. We’ll be here when you’re done. Many of us have done exactly this, waited and come back later. This isn’t a cheap project and I suspect most of us spent more than was both budgeted and expected. Finally consider this: I can be really nice to you too if you’re about to give me a sack full of money.
  8. Well there's that as well, the Anovos kit is the same, but I am sure there's a screen capture of a trooper with a pair of 2 left arms or 2 of something.
  9. It gets worse, by the end of filming most of the armour was in a dire state and it was mostly a grab bag of parts. Thing like 2 right shins or parts held together with tape are everywhere if you look. The thing to bear in mind though is the 501st trooper is to some extent the idealized version of what we saw. No tape, no 2 left shins, no "Mr No Stripes". Given you have a Hero helmets you will need to follow that CRL. So you will need new ears and a new holster (attached with 4 fastenings as per the CRL). Most garrisons don't care about decals vs hand painted at basic levels but it's a question for your future garrison. As with most legal things this is never as clean as most would like and there is 2 sides to each story. He certainly made the armour, and probably had a part in the mold process. What is clear to anyone with eyes however is that the armour he's currently selling is not made from those molds, too much stuff isn't right.
  10. I do feel that to really begin to understand and get a grasp you need to build a TK, bit of a chicken and egg problem. 1: Yes 2: Mainly for the false claims, it's not what he claims it is. But also the armour isn't all that accurate. 3: There's better starting points (there's also worse) but they do clear basic and some have been taken to Centurion. How much work you will need to do depends on how it fits and the standards of your Garrison. Due to the distributed nature of Garrisons doing basic clearance it does vary a bit. 4: The front bit, with the bumps on for want of a better description, is plastic. This is then riveted to a canvas belt that Velcro's up at the rear under the TD. Those rivets are covered by small ~1" covers. The holster attaches to the canvas belt (for ANH anyway), in the film they were riveted on but there's a number of acceptable ways such as Chicago screws or I riveted on a snap so it looks accurate but can be detached. If the main belt is rigid then it's for the bin I am affraid.
  11. The ROTJ CRL is due an update, the overlap is part of that as the original suits were all overlap so there was no coverstrip.
  12. Sounds like an exiting endeavour!
  13. I'll back up what Dan's said, keep away if you can. Have a read of that linked thread and go from there. If you have any further questions after that then feel free to ask.
  14. We're coming into the season now so they should pop up more often. It will need to be an all day troop with one of the staff or events team there, if that's the case and it's not marked as an induction just ask if it can be made into one, they can't always but always worth asking.
  15. ShearTech will do you a scope in black resin, I know Imperial Warfighters also do the scope and other bits too.
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