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    Knightfall Garrison

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  1. There are load of troopers that have achieved Centurion level with AP kits. I have an AP kit and I am extremely happy with my experience communication with Authentic Props and completing the kit itself. Just like Mark, my AP kit was also my first ever build, I found lots of build threads from fellow AP troopers and everyone provides plenty of help and useful feedback. I spent a long time looking through the different armour makers, and made the decision to go with AP. My experience Authentic Props:- Excellent and quick communication/response time Not long wait time Accurate in detail Durable in strength (will last a very long time and many, many troops) A good straightforward build Eventually when my armour needs replacing in the distant future, I will be going with AP again. Good luck buddy, the FISD will help you every step of the way.
  2. Requesting EIB Certificate Chris ToshTK-43118A4Mario https://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/43118-eib.png
  3. Thanks everyone, its feels good to know that my hard work is paying off. I'll get to work on those improvements and sign up for Centurion in the new year Nice work on the trading card cover Glen, that looks so cool.
  4. Thanks Adam. I too struggled quite a bit getting it right, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. Its funny that you both mentioned this, because after uploading these images, I found that the snaps on the biceps and shoulder bells are holding everything securely in place, but one of the sewn on snaps for the shoulder bridge/shoulder bell connection popped off. So I have recently sewn on 2 more snaps under the shoulder bridges. After another test fit and moving my arms around, I found it to be much more secured in place. Once I pass Expert Infantry, I'll show you the improved connection in the Centurion Request.
  5. Thanks for the compliment Adam and Joseph. I'm really please how well the ear placement turned out, especially when I look back, I was really nervous about the placement and hoping it would be correctly aligned. I'm also a perfectionist who is adamant about getting the detail exact. As for the snaps, I heard about other troopers that had an issue with single snaps popping out during an event. After reading about that, I decided to go with the double snap system as a fail safe. Thanks again guys.
  6. Name: Chris Tosh 501st ID: TK - 43118 FISD forum name: Shinyarmour1 Garrison: Knightfall Garrison Armor: AP Helmet: AP Blaster: Premier Props (Etsy) Boots: Chelsea (hand painted) Canvas Belt: AP Holster: AP Hand Plates: AP Neck Seal: Handmade
  7. Thanks for the feedback, that's reassuring to know. I'll see if I can find some in a local art and craft store. Would a hair dryer work instead of placing the guards in an oven?
  8. Hey everyone. I have a pair of AP hand guards that are yellowing along the edges. I can't remember if they are latex or rubber guards, but is it possible to paint them back to white with either of these products? https://www.amazon.com.au/Speedball-004620-Acrylic-Screen-Printing/dp/B0007ZJ8VA/ref=asc_df_B0007ZJ8VA/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=555195856543&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9378331033648085344&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9071206&hvtargid=pla-350913260375&th=1 https://artsuppliesaustralia.com.au/products/derivan-screen-ink-for-fabric-250ml?utm_campaign=Google Shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google If these won't work, is there another method or suggestion to restore the white colour?
  9. It's been a while, but I finally have my blaster complete (well...95% complete that is). I still need to get some screws to attach the scope onto the rail. But apart form that, is there anything else that might need to be adjusted or fixed? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  10. Great suggestions guys, I'm still looking around for the dye. I don't use paypal, so I can't get the kittle belt on the Ongoing Sales page. The coffee/tea soaking sounds good, providing that the smell won't be too strong. To be honest it would only be a small amount of coffee in a large bucket of water, not enough to smell like a walking espresso trooper lol. I did have to remove some of my canvas belt to fit me better, so I have a test piece to use. The only other alternative I thought of was to purchase a tin of Humbrol paint close enough to an off white colour. Thanks for the ideas guys, greatly appreciated.
  11. Hey everyone I have my canvas belt from AP which I am very pleased with, but would like to know if it possible to dye the belt fabric colour. The belt is white and when I wear it, it's quite noticeable on how white it is compared to the ABS kit. Other troopers have an off white canvas belts that blend in with the armour. Is there a product that can dye the belt fabric to be off white colour, and is there a technique to dying fabric? Would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks
  12. Requesting 501st access please https://www.501st.com//members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=33474
  13. Look what just arrived in the mail today...my 3D printed Blaster finally arrived. I'm going to sand the parts to remove the print lines, and so that the paint adheres better. For the difficult to reach areas, I'll coat those with a filler and then sand smooth.
  14. And here is the complete setup. Straight away after taking these pictures, I could see a few adjustments that need to be fixed. 1. The left forearm is slightly higher up compared to the right forearm, it has to be lowered. 2. The left thigh had twisted too far, I only need to twist it back into the correct position. Apart from that, do you see any other tweaks and fixes that might be required?
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