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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.
  16. If I recall that FX EIB post is very old, probably worth checking with the DOs and newer clearance threads to see exactly what is being looked for in the current EIB.
  17. Half of the trailer was Rey staring down a TIE! Also I am pretty sure I know where that grass hill is when they see the Death Star. I drove past during filming as it’s very close to me, may be wrong but I am reasonably sure as we went past on the way to the garden centre at the weekend so I double checked the grass
  18. I don’t think a huge amount has change in the ROTJ CRL and what has changed (and will be changing) is to allow for more accuracy given better evidence and knowledge. If you have some examples then better help may well be available.
  19. What Tony said. When building use the screen as your reference, not anovos promo and keep an eye on the CRL. I can't see anything major happening it's more likely to be clarifications. Ultimately there's a few CRLs with stuff that's straight up wrong so if you're unsure ASK. Bring the bit of the CRLs wording and and image from the screen and we can figure it out.
  20. If you were writing the OT CRLs today, overlap wouldn't be allowed, guaranteed. As Q's said a lot of the OT stuff is that way because history and it takes a lot to get the changes to happen on the core, old CRLs in a way that would break compatibility for some of the older kits. If you look back everything changes in 2012 when the blue ray release happened. All of a sudden there was a ton of high res reference and a huge influx of people. One lead to better kits, the other lead to a lot of momentum that made it harder to change stuff. It's also too easy to assume that the 501st is the only game in town. Yes we bought a lot of the OT Anovos kits but I'd wager we were less than 50% and it's probably similar for the First Order ones. The rest go to fans to troop with other less strict groups, fit on dummies in their hobby room, get worn twice at conventions or Halloween, or who knows what else they do with them.
  21. My preference would be 1.5. Bit more flex than 2mm so should be a tiny bit more comfortable and crack less (less is relative btw they all crack after a while). It will also have more detail and be easier to cut when assembling. I find Capped too white for my taste and doesn't look right.
  22. Hi Jim, Welcome to the FISD. Where abouts are you? There's a lot of us in the hour ish from London area. If you haven't already done so pop over to http://ukgarrison.co.uk/forum as well and sign up over there. The armourer team will be able to help you and guide you with your build and ensure you follow our clearance process. This isn't as scary as it sounds, you just post your progress as you go to prevent any big oops moments and means the GML stage is more of a rubber stamping than a full on review (as that was done during the build!) Good luck trooper.
  23. You can post progress on the forums, no problems. Just be prepared for changes as better sources come out!
  24. This was my interpretation. It may already be all over social media but that doesn't mean we should be contributing, at least in an official manner. Despite what many think the 501st gets to do a lot of cool stuff because of the relationships built over a long time by peoples hard work. Not sharing this doesn't hurt the legion at all, and again helps build this relationship. On here, behind a sign up? Go nuts, maybe there's a good reason 3PO has Chewys Bowcaster? Maybe it's in the scene I saw them filming near me? I won't know until December.
  25. Sorry to be the party pooper but you can't sell things in this forum, please use the Sales Sections. I'll be editing out the link after I post this. Also you are walking the line of "merch" with these by mentioning det names on the table one so you might want to consider that as well if you post them to the sales forum.
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