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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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About Twelveravens

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  • Birthday 06/13/1972

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    Luray, VA
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    Star Wars, Toy collecting, the 1970s, the 501st

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  1. I'll get some pics when I get home this evening. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. I made a block about 2 1/2" long from excess cut off from a thigh cover strip. I drilled two holes through it, the back of the TD, and the belt. I used a 3/4 pop rivet and washer through from the belt, through the block and into the TD to secure it. I'll take a picture tomorrow evening and post it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. Get a set of files to clean up the cuts. Using an exact may removes to much plastic if you have an accident. You'll have more control with a needle file set. Amazon has sone ver good an inexpensive ones. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. Found these on shapeways, a bit pricey, but may work for you to get an accurate look to the helmet. https://www.shapeways.com/product/8QPB2Z6EW/stormtrooper-helmet-grey-parts?optionId=62710787&li=marketplace Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. I took some close up shots. Maybe you can scale them and print them out to use as templates? Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. "Edit: I forgot to ask if anyone has a template or a guide for the slits on the helmet that have to be cut out. I am a little nervous about trying to guess about the spacing." I would suggest finding a picture of ESB or ROTJ decals and printing them out to use as templates maybe? The big thing is that they are on a raised surface, just not slits cut into the spaces. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Trooped the Mothman Festival this weekend and got my strapping to sit better and more secure. Was able to get a few 3 hour long stints in armor even with the heat in the upper 80s. Mobility in the R1 kit is so much better. Just a few comfort tweaks to do, and some more troops to fine tune it. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  8. First field test with the armor went great! The only minor issue was my left thigh drooping a bit because I didnt have the slide buckle above the quick release secured well enough. Other than that, went from 10:30am to 3:30pm in the kit, with about 3 hours with the pack on. Nothing on the armor felt too constricted and no armor bites. Pack sits great and the rubber straps kept the pack strap on place, not sliding off and resting on my shoulder caught under the bell like my Anovos kit. I even sat in a chair when helping judge the kids costume contest! Even made the local paper on the first outing! All in all, great kit, and I learned a lot more building tricks along the way to make the kit comfortable, durable, and easy to get in and out of on my own. Still not thrilled about the R1 belt design, but managed to make it semi presentable. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  9. Approval came down today! First field test this Saturday! Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  10. Only a few issues I had to fix. Need to bring my back up a bit. Trim mah buttplate so I don't have saggy trooper butt. And fix my "ii" 's as I glued them on with the ridges at the top cause I wasnt paying attention to what I was doing. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  11. I attached one of the big flat plastic strips to the front with poprivets, and it arced out enough for gluing on the belt face and lining the slots up the best I could. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  12. All done! My left thigh is a tad high in the pictures, but its on an adjustable strap system so easily taken care of. Moving around in it is a huge difference than my ANH TK. Inalso tried on my pack and it sits better, and with the rubber straps, it helps keep the back pack straps from sliding off to the side and getting vaught under the shoulder bell. The extended/larger back also helps alleviate the weight by pushing the pack into a better vertical position. Overall I learned a lot of new things with this build. My only complaint is the belt. The all plastic construction is a pain to deal with, and I hate the notches at the top of the belt. Because of the softer details of the abs pull and how far back the bottom lip sits, it was difficult construction wise to get them in as well as I could. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  13. So all major construction finally done! I hate the R1 belt btw. Have to glue on 3 more of the belt face boxes. Going to trim the top of the thighs just a bit to get them to sit a little better and improve movement. I had a hard time getting the thighs to close because I couldnt quite reach. Aloso going to improve the shoulder strap connections and add obe or two elastic straps from the ab to the inside if the chest to keep it from pulling up. All in all I think Im pretty much done. Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Tapatalk
  14. Ok. Yanked the midsection up higher and it sits a little better. I threw on my ANH tk belt just to get an idea of how a belt would look on it. The cod looks a little wide near the top still? Also the rear of the thighs bump a little against the butt plate. Maybe trim about 1/2 inch off the top of the thighs to spread things out a bit? Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
  15. Ill try that first. Im so used to how/where my ANH TK fits I have to adjust for the different parts of this one. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
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