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About sskunky

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    CFO TK Armourer
  • Birthday 09/07/1970

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    Hampton Wick. UK
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    Star Wars (obviously), Prop building.
    My georgous Wife and Daughters, Music, DJing, Tropical Fish and my job Hairdressing.

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  1. sskunky

    TM vs CFO color match?

    A bit late to the party but yes my abs is a warmer white. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Just saw Harbingers post. Basically the same but I use a solvent made for the job. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Use liquid solvent cement or “Plastic Weld” get a small screw top bottle or pot and cut up small pieces of abs, fill the pot, then pour the solvent into the pot. Put the lid on and leave over night it a day or two. Done. I’ve been making it this way for years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. As far as I’m aware the Sds ANH suits were made of an abs from a company called Union tyres. Essentially a tyre company but started making sheet abs in the 70’s. They were based in Acton. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. As far as I know the ESB mkii suits were made in a pinseal/Hair cell and and rotj in smooth ABS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. sskunky

    New to all of this , I need to know this SOON

    I’d actually recommend getting an ESB mkii helmet for total shocktrooper accuracy. A ROTJ Is a good one also. But if you look closely you’ll notice that it has ANH ears glued on like the rotj ones which is only present on ESB mkii. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. sskunky

    11B30B4’s ROTK Build

    Awesome job. Looks fantastic.
  8. sskunky

    11B30B4’s ROTK Build

    I echo what others have already said. Nicely done. Be interested to see how this holds up to trooping.
  9. sskunky

    11B30B4’s ROTK Build

    I built one out of Polycarbonate roofing sheets. Cut to shape with a jigsaw. I purchased a filter and a extraction fan etc and built it around that. It works a treat. I really recommend a booth or you’ll be at the mercy of the weather and paint dust!
  10. ??? This wasn’t a dig at you or a competition about how long you’ve been assembling armour. I was just correcting some wrong information on a link you provided backed up with some experience. I’ll just keep quiet in future as you obviously know more than me as you’ve been doing this for so long.
  11. Not as accurate as it should be and take it as a rough guide. For instance if you are using a liquid solvent as I do then saying “One disadvantage with this glue is that there is only a very limited time to assemble the parts after applying it. There must also be a good contact between the surfaces to be joined as this is definately not a gap-filler. “ Is wrong. The parts are supposed to be clamped together before applying the liquid. It work through a capillary action then welds the parts together. I’ve found this the cleanest fastest and strongest way to glue abs. I’ve been making and assembling abs parts for over a decade.
  12. sskunky

    11B30B4’s ROTK Build

    I hope you’ve got extraction and a good face mask. 2K is killer otherwise. Good choice for finish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. His armour is cast from two modified ESB mkii suits. And not originals as he borrowed two vendors suits and basically recast them. Hence the overlaps and differences between ANH and his.
  14. sskunky

    CFO helmet line up.

    Thanks guys. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. sskunky

    CFO helmet line up.

    Thanks guys. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk