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  1. 6 hours ago, Bud Spaklur said:

    How’s this company in business with all these issues??

    I suspect the 501st probably doesn't even cover 50% of orders.  You can't always assume that we (the 501st or similar groups for other costumes) are the primary market for stuff like this. They are making a product for a market that doesn't want to have to muck about with Bondo and paint so they can look cool 2-3 times a year at costume parties/Halloween and conventions.


  2. 7 hours ago, Commander Gree said:

    All your points are good except the last. AM comes pre trimmed from the vendor and is a major selling point. So if this is in fact actual AM armor then weather you buy it here on Ebay or from AM it's going to come trimmed

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    Fair enough, that I did not know. I retract item 4


  3. Red flag 1: ebay

    Red flag 2: multiples of multiple parts in at least 2 different whites screams recast.  I also suspect the lighter colour parts are HIPS just from the colour. 

    Problem the third: parts are already made using who knows what glue

    something 4: it’s trimmed, how well?

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  4. This is my Anovos forearm in an RWA bicep.  IMO close enough for government work, especially in natural light.

     

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    RWA ABS (flash) by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr

     

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    RWA ABS (indoor shade) by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr

     

    TM is also pretty close (disclosure he sent me those hand guards purely to do the colour comparison, I still have them if you want more photos)
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    Troopermaster ABS (direct sun) by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr

     

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    Troopermaster ABS (Indoor shade light) by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr

     

    The TM is probably a touch closer, but you do need to remember the white will change for each batch and also how long your armour has been in the sun.

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  5. Hi, welcome to the FISD!

     

    If you’re interested in becoming a Stormtrooper the your in the right place. I’d also advise you head over to the UK Garrison as well and sign up there too. We have a mentor program which will guide you to a clearable suit. There’s a few little bits the UK is a bit different for process wise so it pays to be there from the start. 

     

    Chris.  


  6. 5 hours ago, FirstOrderConcepts said:

    Had trouble again with my “iCloud” email address. I tried my personal email (also an iCloud email address) which I’ve never had an issue with, but it failed as well. So I borrowed my girlfriends email (gmail) and the confirmation email landed immediately. Does this site accept Apple (iCloud) email addresses? 

    It's not so much to we accept icloud as does iCloud accept us.  I'm not on the web team so not privy to how the emails stuff is setup but if the email isn't just perfect, email providers may thing it's spam and so just not deliver them.


  7. On 2/13/2019 at 4:46 AM, Shinyarmour1 said:

    Thanks for the feedback guys.  I am outside of the US, so E6000 is a little difficult to find.  However I did hear about the differences between real and fake E6000.  So I know what to look for when I eventually find the glue (including online). 

     

    Thanks again for clearing things up for me.  I'll stay with E6000.

    Where about's are you? We may be able to guide you a bit better if we know where in the world you are.


  8. I take it he's not receiving the confirmation emails?  For some reason emails are starting to get caught in spam filters.

     

    There's a couple of options: they can explicitly white list @whitearmor.net or pm me with the user name and email they used and I can go look in the back end.

     

    For what it's worth it's probably a good idea to white list whitearmor anyway.


  9. 14 hours ago, James Whitley said:

    Tools and Equipment are going to run you any where from 150 (Low end) to well over 500 depending on what you get

    I'd say I spent maybe £50 on tools at most, and that was mostly for specialist bits.  Okay I already had basic stuff but you can build a whole TK with a Stanley knife, metal ruler, lexan scissors, some cheap files, a drill and sand paper.  I often see these huge lists of tools you "need", and you really don't.  Okay it might take a little longer but you're also far less likely to make a huge mistake with a pair of lexan scissors than with a dremel.

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