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Posts posted by themaninthesuitcase

  1. 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 :laugh1:

  2. 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.

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  3. 16 hours ago, mikidymac said:

    I am just saying that maybe seams could be allowed at Basic level since the general public will not notice and Basic is meant to be the minimum to get you in. Just like you can have overlap, butt and coverstrips on the Basic OTTK. Also Basic OTTK allows seams on the boots when the movie didn't have seams, EIB doesn't allow seams.

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 11 hours ago, lucnak said:

    My understanding is just not to share it on FB/Twitter/Instagram and whatever. Discussing on forums shouldn't be an issue. We thrive on this kind of stuff! Hah.

    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.

  6. 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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  7. I'm afraid if you want to sell these it will need to be posted in the sales area and meet the rules there, currently you do not.  Please create this new thread and update this post to link there ASAP.



  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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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