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  1. themaninthesuitcase

    Anovos TK armor preorder

    Double post, seems there's a bug in tapatalk.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    I'm ordering this evening if you're sure you won't use it for a spare bucket or cap etc.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    I've just heard back from Anovos and the butt and kidney plate are separate.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    I've just heard back from Anovos and the butt and kidney plate are separate.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    That would be my hope as it does a appear to be some what idealised but they do make a point of pointing out the asymmetrical look so who knows.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    That should be my hope as it does a appear to be some what idealised but they do make a point of pointing out the asymmetrical look so who knows.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    A fair point, but ignoring the specifics, would a warped back ROTJ bucket be an issue on an ANH build? I suppose you could warm and unwarp it to an extent.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    I've just spent a a bit comparing the images on their site of the prototype. I've been comparing them to images in centurion builds and I do think the mould accuracy is good, one thumb print is a detail many kits miss. My first concern is the rear of the helmet looks more like a ROTJ helmet than a ANH that most have, and it also looks like stickers rather than hand painted, though that makes sense and is easy to change. The 2nd is isn't not clear if the butt and kidney plates are 1 piece or two. Would the shape of the rear of the helmet force an ROTJ build or would a ANH be okay? The rest of the build is clearly ANH so I would expect they've gone this route with the butt/kidney too. I gather the helmet was based on a archive one so that may well have been a later one. I think ultimately I've sold myself on this kit now, I have been investigating other vendors but I *think* I"m about to order one of these.
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    Pipe blaster build log

    Spent some time on the blaster today. I started making the magazine holder. Again using the templates I printed and adjusted to size then cutting them out. I transferred this to a cereal box and made a mock up. Test fitting a cardboard mock of the Mag holder. by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr The mock was a great fit so I cut the tape with a scalpel and then traced all the parts on to some 2mm ABS. I chose 2mm as I wanted the strength. I used the score and snap method people use for their armour. The breaks were super clean and didn't need any finishing before gluing. Finished the main work. by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr After the unit was made I sanded the worst of the misalignments, non more than about 0.5mm which I was very happy with. There's a few small gaps that need filling which I will do once I order some magic sclup. I then attached some of the detailing greeblie bits on the side and bottom. The bottom part was made from some 2mm off cut but I noticed it was much thinner on the real sterling so I sanded this down to just under 1mm. More greeblies by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr All that's left on this now is the filling and also I need to trip the sides to the curve of the barrel. I deliberately left these over sized to trim back
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    Phoenix Props ANH E-11 Pipe Build

    Really great build. Lot of inspiration for my build in there too. If mine comes out half as good I'll be happy!
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    Pipe blaster build log

    That is good. Most of my stuff took a few days to dispatch. One took nearly a week!
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    M38 Scope build from DD resin

    I would expect the inside of a scope to be flat black, like a camera lens. The idea would be to minimise internal reflections which would cause glare and loss of contrast.
  13. Don't get too excited yet! I got a super basic test of an audio engine library running but all that means is an app opens and played a tone. I'm going to start properly by following Apples training documents first then move back to the audio side later.
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    Reading between the lines of their most recent post, the low price was so they could get a massive upfront capital injection to allow them to be able order materials in much higher volumes and so cash in on the quantity discounts. The price is going up, they've said $650 after July 9th and also theres a "may change" bit on it somewhere too. I figure you're looking at about $700-800 by the end of all that.
  15. I had exactly this idea yesterday and came looking to see if someones already done it, looks like no. Whilst I have never done any IOS/mac development I am a developer so I am hopefully going to be able to work somthing out. I started reading through some of the core audio docs yesterday at lunch and once I get some time will start on the work of creating an IOS app. Roughly my idea was read in the mic, EQ the mids out, apply a small pitch shift downwards and then add a static burst when you stop talking. Sounds simple but real time audio isn't exactly famous for being easy. Would love to see/speak to the OP about what this android app does. This is not a promice of delivery, I have a long line of half finished products in my wake. With out knowing exactly whats happening already applying a EQ to drop out some of the mids gives a sort of boxy tinny sound.
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    IMPERIAL BOOTS

    Will all boots ordered from this point be the new more accurate design or is there some inventory to work through? Also if the boots run narrow, and I have wide square feet what would the advice be size wise? +1 size?
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    Anovos TK armor preorder

    I'm in a similar position. I've not ordered an Anovos kit but have workings happening about a kit from somewhere else. The former will be a fair amount cheaper but there's all the unknowns. I've learnt over the years buy once buy right (not to all situations but most) and this really is that situation and I really can't seem to decide it Anovos is "right".
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    Pipe blaster build log

    No problem! I do wish I'd ordered spares for some in in hind sight, the speakers and amp are super cheap so I should have got doubles. The mp3 player was a bit more than I'd like to pay twice just for a spare though. When I order the RGB LED and drivers I'll probably get extra of those just in case.
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    Pipe blaster build log

    I started and almost completed the drilling work this weekend. My drilling rig is a little past it's prime! Drilling rig by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr Because of this I deliberately drilled under size to allow the drill to wonder as I knew it was going to. Short of buying new equipment there was nothing I could do here. It took me a while to realise the best way to drill was to line up then just plunge through quickly. This left less melted plastic mess and a far cleaner hole. You can see this in the image below. The bottom are the ones where I just went for it the ones on the right was me being softly softly. Both methods were as accurate as the other, i.e. not very. Inside the tube by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr This left me with a mess of a tube like this. All drilled by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr Originally was going to just sand away the excess with some sandpaper round a pencil but I decided that would take forever. What I settled on was using a scalpel to clean up 99% of the mess and then just finish off the rounding with sanding. This is the result of the scalpel. I've not quite finished yet, I have just under 2 rows to go. After 1st cleaning by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr I am hoping to finish this off tomorrow and move on to sanding. A couple of the holes are distinctly egg shaped. I'm pretty sure this was from the drilling rather than the cleaning. Fortunately these are on the bottom row so will be hidden by the stock but I will be attempting to fix these up with some modelling putty once I get round to ordering some. I also popped into the local modelling suppliers and picked up some 1mm and 1.5mm black plasticard to start working on the mag, sight and so on. That said I may wait to get the DD kit, reference images can only go so far. Electronics wise I've ordered the MP3 player, 3w+3w amp and 2 speakers all from China. I've not ordered the RBG LED or drivers yet as I can fake them with 5mm LEDs for the code for now. I have also decided on a Grove LED Bar for the ammo counter. Using this is more expensive than a raw LED bar but it uses less wires, only 2 pins and also gives me a lot of control, I can flip individual LEDs, send bytes describing the LEDs or I can set a level ie a level of 3 would light the 1st 3 LEDs. I've also made some changes to the code, partially to clean it up, but mainly to prepare for the Grove LED system once I get round to ordering it. This code will be pushed to github once tested on real hardware. No untested code here! I also changed to use the internal pull up resistors for the switches. This removed the need for 3 external resistors saving space, soldering and hastle in general. This does mean LOW becomes "on" rather than HIGH which is a bit counter intuitive but this isn't a big deal. Q003: For those of you with electronics how do you indicate the blaster mode? I am thinking a small blue LED on the counter that comes on when in stun, possibly with a small red one to indicate power on.
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    Bondo types question

    What quantity would you recomend for a blaster build? Would 100g be enough or should I go for 400g?
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    Bondo types question

    That magic sculpt looks great. I'll be getting some for my build. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    IMPERIAL BOOTS

    Do you have a link for this? I couldn't find them on the web site. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Pipe blaster build log

    I did have a look over Skyones code for ideas but ended up going completly scratch written as that's where alot of the fun is for me! I've just opend your thread and will read it over today and steal borrow any good ideas you've had. Last night after I posted I did do some googling and found some decent samples for the blaster and empty. I have a stun which is the one from Skyones thread but I'm probably going to try do more research on that one though. I still need to decide on a reload though, not sure what I want it to sound like but I do want to keep things simple. I'm also fighting the urge to order the MP3 and LED module until I get paid, but I think lunch will come and I'll have ordered.
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    Pipe blaster build log

    I have tested, debugged, decided I hated half of it and replaced it with a library, and got a basic workflow on github. If anyone is interested it's available here: https://github.com/themaninthesuitcase/e-11blaster. I've started the work on the next bit's despite having no hardware to test on but that's a software engineer for you. Testing initial electronics code by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr I did manage to at least test the switches with out any switches by just touching a wire to the appropriate resistor to close that circuit.
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    Pipe blaster build log

    Lunch time has yeilded a short arduino program for the electronics. It's completely untested but loigically complete so should work once I get some hardware for the sound and displays and update the appropriate functions to match the bits I end up getting. This will be MIT licensed and available on my github page once it's tested and debugged.
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