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TDStig

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Name
    Steve
  • 501st ID
    10450

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  1. I think Jim Tripon does the FOTK too. I know he did the Phasma armour for one of our troopers (and it looks amazing) so maybe give him a look up on Facebook. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  2. Easy repair mate. Get a sharp blade and at the end of the crack, score a small line on the inside of the armour. This will help stop the crack spreading. . Get some white cotton (from a t-shirt or something),.and some superglue. Cut the materiel so it fits over the crack. Slread the glue over the area (again, inside tthe armour) and place the materiel over it. The glue will harden the cotton and form a strong bond On the outside yuu can fill the crack with ABS paste (100% pure acetone and ABS trimmings) and sand down when its dried. Avoid using nail varnish remover as its just not strong enough. Your armour WILL crack through time and the above method above is one I've used many a time, especially on troops. Its a handy trick to know for immediate repairs. Hooe that helps mate. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  3. Alright Brad. As my clean, shiny brothers have already stated, your ID will stat the same irrespective of what costume you have. So.if you're TD 12345, and you decided to become Vader, then you'll also be SL 12345. Good choice on becoming a Sandie though. A d yes, speak to your local Garrison and they'll help you with what you need to do. Some Garrisons allow Sandies without a pack, whereas we in the UKG require a pack for clearance. The guys at your local Garrsiom will give you the info pertinent to you. And as has also been mentioned, the guys at the MEPD really kmow their droids from their Jawas. Enjoy the journey and see you in the sand pit, brother. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  4. It can be an issue sometimes but if you turn the helmet slightly it usually slides right over your specs. Alternatively, I gently squeeze mine at the sides which gives me JUST enough room to get over the frames without knocking them. Also wearing a balaclava under the helmet helps keep the glasses in place. Hope this helps matey. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. Hiya Asif. You're in the right place for any help you need. So what needs doing to this kit, if you don't mind me asking? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. Welcome aboard fella. As some have said, pop over to the UK Garrison and introduce yourself therr too. Making a kit isn't as difficult as it seems. Daunting at the start for sure, but thères more help than yuu can shake a pair of Lexans at, and it provides a great sense of achievement. Personally, I don't think there's anything better than the original ANH TK..... .....except for a Sandie.......[emoji41] The decision is yours mate but whatever you choose, you'll get all the help you need. Not meaning to persuade or sway your decision, but here's me at Invasion Colchester earlier this year. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. As stated by Christopher, the method he shows is a tried and tested one. I've used it a few times to good effect. When using this method make sure the materiel is flat as the superglue will make any edges sharp and rough Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. Steve Dredge TK10450 EIB Tony A4 Many tnanks No worries! http://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/10450-eib.png
  9. Thanks SO much!! I admit I came VERY close to withdrawing it but I'm glad I didn't. Many thanks to everyone for all your support and advice. Chuffed.to bits!!!!!
  10. I can barely breathe and it's far from comfy...... haha Thanks. Hope it's ok
  11. After a LOT more faffing and adjusting, I think I've FINALLY managed to close the gap and get the plates level. Whist I appreciate these pics aren't perfect and may not be suitable (took many attempts as done solo) but I hope they can be used to clarify the issues I've had with the ab/kidney armour gap. I'll be happy to do more suitable pics if required when there's someone else around to help take the photos. Right side Left side. Many thanks for looking and I await any comments and advice.
  12. I've made some shorter ones that are literally JUST long enough so they should pull it in close. The gap as it stands is just over the required amount so no gap is the way to go rather that faff about with shims etc. Onwards and upwards. Or inwards as the case may be......
  13. Thanks for that. I'll have to try again but if it's not going to happen, then I'll have to rethink the whole procedure. Thanks for your help guys.
  14. OK.... Ab/kidney gap pics..... attempt #1740..... Removed pain from ab snap........ After a but of fettling, adjustment and fine tuning, I think I've managed to get the alignment and gap issues sorted. I adjusted the shoulder straps slightly as the rear needed dropping and the front needed raising. So in effect the whole torso armour was rotated around my body (if that makes sense....) Left hand side view Right hand side view Hope this solves the issue
  15. I can barely breathe with it as it is haha Any tighter and the next pic will be me in a crumpled mass of TK armour. I do have misaligned hips and a slightly curved spine but I can't see that being the cause of the back and front not being level. I think the front needs raising or the back lowering and I think that's all on the position or length of the shoulder straps. Gotta be worth a try, surely.....
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