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  1. From what I read some people have difficulty taking the assembled Anovos belt appart including possibly damaging certain parts. Would it be recommended to get the new unassembled kit to avoid that issue? Obviously it costs more than just taking the assembled one apart. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  2. Is the new unassembled belt recommended for people who have the Anovos assembled belt and have not taken it apart? Is it still recommended to replace the cloth part or can something be inserted into the Anovos cloth part? Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  3. I'm mostly interested in the helmet. It looks very good. The tube stripes don't look quite right to me. They look a little too long, not deep enough, and possibly too far down the tube. In the length and position, I am referring to the direction wrapping around the tube. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  4. Is that the same as bikerscout.net? When I click on the Register button it says it is not taking registrations. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  5. I got a reply from Mike at trooperbay. He recommends the "Classic Trilogy" Stormtrooper Helmet Replacement Decals. There are three versions including ESB. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  6. Do the trooperbay ESB decals fit an Anovos helmet? Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  7. Do the trooperbay ESB decals fit on an Anovos helmet? Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  8. I agree the Black Series helmet is a very good deal. Are there any options for a more accurate Rogue One stormtrooper helmet? I'm not aware of any others being made, licensed or not. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  9. That's good. It will be interesting to see how the ones after the first wave are handled. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  10. Great tutorial! This will be very helpful for weathering many kinds of props. When putting the visor on a post to spray it, how do you hold it in place so it doesn't fall off the post? Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  11. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the R1 style stormtroopers in the Han Solo film. Any new film with OT stormtroopers will probably be this design. I don't think they are implying the OT armor evolves from the R1 armor. It is just a different representation of the same armor. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  12. Actually it probably will be scheduled to ship late 2017 if it is a premier line helmet. Any delay could push it into 2018. The premier Kylo helmet went on sale late 2015. It is scheduled for delivery starting Q4 2016. These take about a year to be delivered from when they are initially offered. If it is a standard line helmet, it could be available around Dec 2016/Jan 2017. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  13. I mainly like the additional details of the new helmet and armor. I can understand some of the concerns with the basic shapes changing too much. The Black Series helmet may be reducing some interest in a higher priced helmet? I want a higher quality replica, but had some concerns with the helmet being offered. The brow strip should be a separate rubber piece. I still expect Anovos or efx to offer a helmet. Everyone doesn't need to like every product that is offered. There are plenty of replicas sold that I have no interest in. That doesn't mean I feel they should not be sold at all. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  14. I'm interested in a helmet. Maybe a suit depending on price. I'm afraid the suits will be much more expensive than the OT suits because of how they are made. I assume they will be injection molded instead of vacuformed. Anovos will have some R1 items but they have not been announced yet. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  15. The Anovos ensemble doesn't include the boots. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  16. Actually they are shipping some of the long delayed items. Vader, Luke Bespin, Han Bespin, Shadowtrooper. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  17. I guess it depends which details you plan on keeping and what you will change. I would imagine no details that are only on the R1 helmets would be allowed on a ANH/ESB/ROTJ costume. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  18. What would be the point of using this helmet with OT armor? It may be cheaper to get this and modify it, but if you are dedicated enough to get an OT suit, I would recommend a matching OT helmet. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  19. I realize this Shadow Trooper helmet isn't cannon, but I wonder if the blue tube stripes will affect the Shadow Trooper CRL. It only lists black stripes. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  20. It might be a little odd to hear the voice coming out of the back of the helmet when you are facing the person wearing the helmet. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  21. Adam said that about the BS Kylo helmet. It remains to be seen how accurate the BS stormtrooper is. I suspect it will need more mods to be 501st acceptable. Patching unwanted seems for one thing. Some feel the stormtrooper helmet may be a little too small. I wonder about the accuracy of the vocoder as well. They may have needed to make more compromises with this helmet to stay at the price they wanted. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  22. If you mean OT kits, those will not work for R1. This is a different design and will eventually have it's own CRL. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  23. Discussing the differences is great. I don't understand why some appear to want 1976 low budget level armor in a 2016 film. Does anyone think the empire would issue thigh pieces which are two thin pieces of curved plastic with a strip glued to the front? I don't think they would. What is the purpose of the indistinct bumps on the ab? They are just suggestions of detail, not distinct parts.
  24. When the rebooted Star Trek films were made, should they have made everything look exactly like 60s era TV props? I certainly don't think so. The designs should be inspired by the original concepts, but not be an exact copy in most cases. The old designs were not meant to be seen in high def and Blu ray. That is a problem when making a big budget film so long after the original designs were done.<br><br> The new designs are just more modern interpretations of the same concept. They are making a film for 2016 so it needs to appeal to movie goers in 2016.
  25. The original costumes were never meant to be the ultimate representation of what stormtroopers look like. They were just quickly made props for a pretty low budget film. They even had two different versions (hero and stunt) in ANH. I don't believe for a second that those were actually supposed to be two different types of Stormtrooper armor. I bet the original makers would say they could have done a much better job with more time and budget.<br><br> The R1 suits are just a bigger budget and 40 year in the future representation of the same armor.<br><br> I think they look much more realistic than molded thin plastic with a little paint. The new ones have things that look like functional parts instead of shaky hand painted colors that don't have any obvious purpose. I don't have any issues with those changes.
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