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  1. Several of the makers in the list will do black armour on request. As you’re in Holland try the UK makers first. RWA does black, not sure about TM. RS probably don’t.
  2. I counter with, why do you assume they aren't? For all we know Disney is giving Anovos a massive amount of grief behind the scenes. They already pulled the sales from the parks.
  3. No, if they were going to start shipping to customers in the next two months they would know by now as they'd already be loading up the containers to ship from china to the US. Shipping that many big boxes is going to take time.
  4. Whilst it may seem excessive they aren't expensive and have proven to be handy to have on a few occasions. If you're not using it all the time a cheap one from HF or ebay will be more than fine.
  5. Please make sure you read what you are allowed to do with the images
  6. Looks like a Rubies blaster painted black. Other than the accuracy issues it will also be a bit small. Some garrisons may accept this for basic, some won't. Check with your GML if you're not sure.
  7. For the part the film used armour had very little return if any on most edges. The notable exception being where they used the wire brackets to join the body sections. On my armour I've reduced most of my returns to about 3mm ish or less. The bigger returns reduce the amount of flex you can have in the armour and so tend to lead to cracks forming.
  8. I also just run mine full power. The two fans are individually switched and normally one is plenty and means the battery lasts all day but occasionally I will run both.
  9. Nice “shed” [emoji23] First step though, take that heat gun and put it away. It’s far too harsh for the ABS kit and all it will do is ruin what ever you point it at. As for the fitting, get everything rough trimmed then before fitting get your under suit and boots. They do make a surprising difference to the end fit. Once you have that all sorted it’s much easier to make valid sizing decisions.
  10. Only my second troop this year. Whilst a small quiet convention, the location was a little bit of a special one. I've been lucky enough to troop at Elstree Studios before, and it's only 11 miles from home so this isn't as exotic to me as some but it was an excellent troop. Elstree Studios by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr The convention it's self takes place in a small ballroom style room in the front building shown above. There was a small number of stands there selling the usual memorabelia and tat as well as a few actors/acrtresses doing signings. The majority had a Star Wars link, maninly back ground characters. One notable actor was Alan Harris AKA Bossk, who also played a Stormtrooper in ESB and ROTJ, a Rebel in ANH and was the model of the infamous white Prototype armour that became Boba Fett. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Alan in the changing area during lunch, he is a lovley person who seems to really enjoy what we do. Meeting Alan Harris Aka Bossk from ESB by Photo by Richard Pottle (TD 77670) L->R : Dan Branton (TK 42911) Declan Baker (TI 9845) Dave Gilmore (TK 73076) Alan Harris (Bossk) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Dan Wray (TI 15978) Most of the convetion was spent outside the front of the venue on the road drawing attention to the convention from passers by, and nearly causing multple accidents on the roundabout where people would just stop to look! Outside the front of Elstree Studios by Trist Fulcher (TI 3493) L->R : Dan Branton (TK 42911) Dave Gilmore (TK 73076) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Dan Wray (TI 15978) Declan Baker (TI 9845) We also spent a small amount of time just inside the perimeter but as there were multiple shows filming that day this was a bit busy with blacked out cars and SUVs. The rest of the time was spent inside the venue it's self. Mid afternoon we were given an incredible opportunity. The organiser lead us out through an out of bounds door and onto the lot. We walked past a hot Stage 8, some of ESB was filmed here, up to the top of the hill. We're Home by Wayne Allen (TK 52517) L->R : Declan Baker (TI 9845) Dan Branton (TK 42911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Here we were able to get a few photos in front of the George Lucas Stage where it all began. Currently home to both Strictly Come Dancing and The Crown. Again whilst quiet, the people and the location made this one to remember.
  11. Troop #13 - 29 September 2018 - ElstreeCon 2.0 (approx 5 hours in armour) Only my second troop this year. Whilst a small quiet convention, the location was a little bit of a special one. I've been lucky enough to troop at Elstree Studios before, and it's only 11 miles from home so this isn't as exotic to me as some but it was an excellent troop. Elstree Studios by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr The convention it's self takes place in a small ballroom style room in the front building shown above. There was a small number of stands there selling the usual memorabelia and tat as well as a few actors/acrtresses doing signings. The majority had a Star Wars link, maninly back ground characters. One notable actor was Alan Harris AKA Bossk, who also played a Stormtrooper in ESB and ROTJ, a Rebel in ANH and was the model of the infamous white Prototype armour that became Boba Fett. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Alan in the changing area during lunch, he is a lovley person who seems to really enjoy what we do. Meeting Alan Harris Aka Bossk from ESB by Photo by Richard Pottle (TD 77670) L->R : Dan Branton (TK 42911) Declan Baker (TI 9845) Dave Gilmore (TK 73076) Alan Harris (Bossk) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Dan Wray (TI 15978) Most of the convetion was spent outside the front of the venue on the road drawing attention to the convention from passers by, and nearly causing multple accidents on the roundabout where people would just stop to look! Outside the front of Elstree Studios by Trist Fulcher (TI 3493) L->R : Dan Branton (TK 42911) Dave Gilmore (TK 73076) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Dan Wray (TI 15978) Declan Baker (TI 9845) We also spent a small amount of time just inside the perimeter but as there were multiple shows filming that day this was a bit busy with blacked out cars and SUVs. The rest of the time was spent inside the venue it's self. Mid afternoon we were given an incredible opportunity. The organiser lead us out through an out of bounds door and onto the lot. We walked past a hot Stage 8, some of ESB was filmed here, up to the top of the hill. We're Home by Wayne Allen (TK 52517) L->R : Declan Baker (TI 9845) Dan Branton (TK 42911) Adam Knapp (TK 11780) Chris Pearson (TK 10911) Here we were able to get a few photos in front of the George Lucas Stage where it all began. Currently home to both Strictly Come Dancing and The Crown. Again whilst quiet, the people and the location made this one to remember.
  12. @gmrhodes13 I’ve seen and hidden your posy as it’s got someone’s email in it. I’ll have a look tomorrow morning at a PC of no one else beats me to it. Do you have a username they used at all?
  13. The basic 501st clearance is done by your Garrison GML. This gets you your tkid and means you can troop. For levels 2 (EIB) and 3 (Centurion) you apply here at the detachment. So yes you will need to “reapply” here but most pictures for EIB will generally be covered by what you used for basic. Have a look at the relevant CRL to see what exactly you need to show.
  14. How was the con? I saw Jon Campling (Death eater in HP Deathly Hallows) tweeting about it going up as he's in Eastbourne. It was a bit of a trek so I didn't go but it's not that bad if it's a good event.
  15. The traps will more or less wipe off with some enamel thinners. I used humbrol. The hard paint to remove is the vocoder which really wasn't needed in hindsight.
  16. Mine was a few spots around the circumference with a bit more to hold the ears down. Was just a case of slow and stead to get it apart. Don't be tempted to use CA remover, it will melt the ABS.
  17. Most of mine came off easily. Just take your time and go slowly. In places we’re it’s stuck they used CA for mine so just working got it off. If you need one a blunt edge will also help.
  18. Went for £110,000 plus commission and VAT! I grabbed all the images from the post as reference. They always take nice clear photos of their lots. There's also a few other Star Wars items worth grabbing.
  19. I've resent the validation email to see if it goes through this time.
  20. Honestly I don't know. I'll go back to the web team again.
  21. Whats his username an I'll resend the email. Some emails don't seem to be getting through to some providers.
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