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JAFO

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  1. I'd recommend taking a look at Lee's excellent build thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48090-lee_c-anovos-tlj-build/ He is one of a handful of people who have completed the Anovos build....unless you count the guys who did the work for Disney
  2. The shoulder seam is purely an Anovos design feature and has nothing to do with production used FOTKs. Those that have already built these kits have filled the seam prior to painting. All the Anovos kits at SWGE were built with the seam visible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. If you do attempt to sew your own see if you can hide the Velcro stitching to be production accurate. You could easily build in a magnetic closure that could do the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. You did well. That is the Anovos produced F-11D replica. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Great work! [emoji1305] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. The two current vendors of canvas pouches for FOTKs are; Trooperbay (U.S. based) - search online. Eadu Armory (Jim Lau - Hong Kong) - search Facebook. Both are terrific quality. Shout out if you need any contact info [emoji1305] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. The whole point was to create a sheer scale of troopers. They actually created in excess of 120+ kits for the production - many, many more than the FO troopers. There were some big scenes filmed with these troopers and hopefully they’ll feature in either the touted Director’s Cut or the deleted scenes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Rest assured the items from John and Vincent were created to be CRL ready [emoji1305] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Great to see this art starting to pop-up across Reddit and the Internet. Unconfirmed reports that the book may have been released in South Korea. Great to see the original Tread Speeder concept and interesting to identify that the helmet was repurposed for another character in the film. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Another great mod! The lip looks great shape wise but perhaps a tad wide based on this reference. It’s negligible really so up to you whether you trim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. You can always give the rattle cans a warm bath prior to shaking. It helps prep the paint for spraying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Not yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Another note...take a look at RustOleum Professional High Performance Enamel. I’ve heard good things about that spray as a rattle can option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. There’s a growing number of troopers in the U.S. using Montana Gold Shock White. Not the cheapest of options but they report good results. Testing is the best way forward. Ideally find a paint that you can use with a clear coat. I believe there are some gloss finishes that may dull under a clear so, again, best to test. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Most likely. First time it has been sighted so hard to tell if it’s simply a park concept. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. First Order Bag Basher [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. The release of a piece of limited edition merch at SW:GE appears to show a new FO variant, or perhaps an updated version of the Mountain Trooper we saw as part of the BS 4-Pack last year. (Image source unknown. Shared in Facebook group First Order Stormtroopers by K.Barlow) Will be interesting to see whether we see this character emerge in full form over time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. Great advice Tony! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. And that’s why it’s important to raise this point so people are aware of possible outcomes. I know the person who paid for this job didn’t expect this to happen, and they did their research and chose an auto sprayer they trusted. You pay your money, you take your choice, but there are no guarantees. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. That’s the key thing isn’t it, you need to KNOW you’re going to get a GOOD auto paint job. I’m only sharing info I have seen shared by another trooper who got a pro-auto job - single stage urethane with flex additive. Here’s the result after a number of troops... A number of factors at play here but proof nonetheless of what can occur. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. RustOleum 2x is not an official paint. It was recommended for the Anovos kits but has no connection to production. Go for a paint you’re happy with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. Great to see another FOTK build in the making. Look forward to following your progress [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. The first question to answer should always be “what can you afford?” If you can’t afford an auto job don’t pay out for one. I’ve seen great auto finishes and I’ve seen bad auto finishes. I’ve also seen auto finishes that turn bad when the paint underneath cracks and spiders as the kit flexes. With the right rattle cans and the right technique you can create an awesome finish. Furthermore, if you ever need to carry out touch-ups (and chances are you will) you can manage these yourself. At the end of the day make the decision that’s right for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. I see the Mandalorian helmets are landing too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Imperial Boots sell gasket material so you can DIY. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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