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Everything posted by themaninthesuitcase

  1. Could be a paint reaction too, some paints don't play well in certain orders and the paint will react. Generally I always try run a test piece when using new paints or layering using differing brands I've not used before.
  2. This is a close up of a ROTK which should give you a good idea what you're looking for: Rogue One Stormtrooper Reference CE 2016 by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr If you click through you'll be able to zoom right in on the detail.
  3. Does no one own a decent camera anymore? Most the images I've seen aren't exactly the best quality.
  4. I measured mine off of the casting, if you've put stuff slightly off then any measurements we give you will be off.
  5. Thanks Brian, amazing to see just how many different movies/shows you were able to work on. Do you have any favourites from the non Star Wars stuff?
  6. Hi Chris, Welcome to the FISD. I can't really see much on Facebook as they are having issues, any chance you can post some work here. That will also give us a much better chance to offer any feedback on what you've build so far too.
  7. It shouldn't matter who made the armour so long as it is accurate and not of poor definition. Garrisons shouldn't be shunning you based on the kit you purchased even if it's less than ideal/a recast.
  8. The pricing on the 850 seems in the "too good to be true" realm. The pulls in the photo look a bit soft (lacking in detail) in a few areas too. Jim is a commonly used kit, uses a semi flexible fibreglass material. They tend to need a fair bit of prep work before painting but can give excellent results with some elbow grease.
  9. Looks like you're of to a good start there Dan French France land now isn't it?
  10. Ouch, over double what the OT was then. And when it arrives Fedex are going to send you an invoice for 23% of the kit + shipping cost + handling fee....
  11. Me too, I was looking at how I could scrounge up the money but the unknown on the shipping was just a step too far. Glad I dodged that one now.
  12. Troop #16 - 22 June 2019 - Heros And Villians Hemel Hempstead (approx 4 hours in armour) So I've not trooped in *checks watch* 7 months but I was out today with Gary as Batman (part of our Reel Icons program). My wife came along to spot us, she's not a legion member but we have an associate member scheme that allows partners/close family to join us and help out by spotting. Not a huge fancy troop but we were busy and the time went quickly. Lots of small kids today, more than I am used to and I may have stepped on a few! Not overly a lot to report but it was an enjoyable troop and a nice ease back in after a busy few months for me.
  13. The oldest posts in that section are from 2007 so it's been around a while. I believe the permissions were updated recently so that non-501st members can see it exists but can't see what's inside.
  14. One would hope they are going to take some of the sweet sweet Disney money to finally give everyone their kits. Or, you know, not.
  15. Think I’ll stick with my contact lenses. Just out of curiosity, where does all this fit exactly?
  16. I think that Imperial Supply Depot might do them but I'm not 100% on that. Try @troopermaster as well.
  17. It actually looks like a pretty decent option for a Rogue One E-11 blaster. The base is right and the cylinders look reasonably accurate, being made directly from an air soft weapon might be an issue and it will be heavy. But yeah not the right blaster for an Original Trilogy trooper.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. Looks like it 22, 24 & 26 would be the same cadence they used for the current trilogy.
  21. 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.
  22. 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/
  23. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/ Here you go
  24. 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.
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