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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Birthday 05/13/1969

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    Central Scotand
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    Rock Music, Star Wars (obviously), Car Detailing and the occasional alcohlic beverage


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    UK Garrison

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  1. This is really coming together now buddy. Looks great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hey Daniel I did cut my thighs but not in length. I had to resize my thighs so they were not rattling about on my legs. You can see from this image that I cut down the back and removed excess material before glueing in a strip of ABS then filling and sanding the outside before paint. Untitled by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Hope this helps
  3. I'm right handed so blaster is in my right hand [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. This is another good reminder for everyone. I know I for one don't always take all the correct precautions when working on my armour even though I know I should. We all need to be safe to troop on our not blood covered armour Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I based mine on where the straps drop down from the harness I got from Teresa @ Geeky Pink Gaskets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I've just finished the strapping on mine and I've done mine just off the front ridge line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Here is the whole kit painted awaiting assembly. Cameron done a fantastic job in an incredibly short time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hey Cameron That kit looks familiar [emoji38] Looking forward to assembling it now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hey Cameron That kit looks familiar [emoji38] Looking forward to assembling it now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hey Cameron That kit looks familiar [emoji38] Looking forward to assembling it now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Reached out to Anna today as nowhere locally can help on this. As soon as I mention what I need painted the tone of convesation changes. Even people I've shown the kit to don't seem to know how they would go about the task of painting it.
  12. I cheated and got mine from Teresa (geeky pink) and they were a perfect fit straight out the packaging. My next step is resizing the parts too so I'll be watching with interest how you get on [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks Mark. I'll see how I get on today. There are several places near me so I'll try a couple of them first. I'd rather get it in someplace local for ease of transport Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hi Here is another small update. Hard trying to get the time to have a good run at this. Anyone who has assembled this armour will know how much work is involved. Got time off booked from work to give me a good 10 days or so to break the back of this build Happy start for this update as my gaskets arrives from Teresa (Geeky Pink). I have to say right out that I have never received anything that has had such care and personal touch put into it, and that's before I unwrapped it to find fantasic craftwomanship in every part of my order. It all fits like a glove. Now I can start sizing the armour to fit better. Sweet delivery by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Best packaging ever by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Baskets, harness and neck seal by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Now that's out the way onto the build. More filling and sanding. Luckily I'm not finding very many places that need filler. Filled where I have found so far and once the filler dries sanding back to 800 grit. Couple more small cracks found when doing initial sanding so repaired them with fibreglass repair tissue and resin. Had some left over resin mixed up so painted it onto the inside of my replacement chest piece. After it dried it has strengthened the chest without stiffening it much and has made me consider doing it to the whole armour. Thoughts? Has anyone else done this? I'm not going to post lots of pictures of filled and sanded armour. We all know what it looks like In saying that, here is the helmet only because I filed out the tube vents and eyes. Do the eyes look OK or do I need to take them into the middle a bit more? Vents filed out by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Eyes trimmed out by brian.mcdavid, on Flickr Going to keep at this every time I get a chancebut I've come to the conclusion that I am not going to be able to paint this myself. I even bought a tent as suggested by Daniel (Ensi) but the way the weather is turning in Scotland it is not an option. I even tried putting the tent up in my garage but the fumes going through the rest of the house were pretty mean. Struggling to find a paint I was happy with too. Tried a couple of different types/brands but nothing I was happy with. Probably just the conditions that spoiled it for getting the finish I wanted. Tomorrow I am going to visit a local bodyshop to see if they can do it. The guy on the phone laughed when I told him what I wanted painted and asked if they actually made stormtrooper armour in my size!!!!! Lets see how it goes in the morning Started sanding and painting the parts of the F11d when I found a quiet ten minutes during nightshift last week. Bonus Thanks for looking Brian
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