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  • Birthday 08/15/1971

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    Maldon, Essex, UK
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    sci fi, xbox, snowboarding & reading


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    UK Garrison

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  1. With the build and modifications now all done, and TJ_fem trooping hard for the UKG thought I would post up pictures of all the parts in there finished state. I will try and develop a contents tab with links over time just to make navigating the thread easier. For Anyone making the Legacy Era trooper past or present please feel free to drop me a p.m. or post if you have any questions or looking for advice will always try and help out if i can. Thanks for looking Martyn AKA TK42413
  2. 5. Electronics went old school for voice changer and got a Rom fx (bit more flexibility in changing voice), and packaged this in a old trading card box containing the battery as well then paired this up with a slimline aker speaker. for placement within the chest cavity have added two pieces of elastic and E6000 in place finished set can be run using wired or bluetooth mic rig
  3. 4. Finally fitted fan system in lid, purchased a second kit for the fans which consisted of micro fans and digital variable speed, which gave better options for positioning in the helmet. with the fans in the front and the switch control at the rear it allowed us to place the usb power bank at the front of the helmet also
  4. 3. with having slim arms we have added foam padding in the forearms stopping them moving around and removing pinching issues at the top of the forearm in the elbow ditch when carrying a DLT for a significant amount of time
  5. 2. with regards to the chest to back plate side closure using the original concept of having the elastic snap fitting onto both armor parts we found the front snap was catching on the raised side indent of the kidney plate and causing movement issues and occasionally trapping the chest plate in misalignment,. So have removed the snap plates on the chest plate and directly E6000 the elastic in place keeping the snap fit on the back plate this has helped with kitting up also
  6. 1. Right just documenting some of the upgrades done over the last few weeks, With the thigh's we was getting a bit of slide and found the easiest solutions was to upgrade the belt being used for something more sturdier. So went from 25 mm webbing up to 40 mm webbing and this has fixed this first issue.
  7. Chopper857

    Hello From Georgia!

    Hi Beth, if you want the extra height version A is the way to go and there is a solid source for the boots out there now (Tracey loves her’s). Like it’s been pointed out please have a look at the build thread I’m still updating the photos and we’ve learnt a lot along the way , By all means drop us a message if you have any extra questions and we will try answer all. Will keep a eye out for your build thread.. good luck and welcome to the madness Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. UPgrades !!! 3 weeks of trooping and Tracey (TK13570) seems to have worked out most of the kinks will now be going through some adjustments and upgrades will list them out and work through accordingly stops me forgetting 1. wider elastic for better support on thighs going from 2" to 3 " now 2. removing snaps from one side on chest/back plates and attaching elastic straight to one side 3. adding padding to inside of forearms/vamp braces (better stability less rub when carrying dlt 19) 4. new fan system to fit for helmet, micro fans going in running variable speeds using digital control box 5. fitment of speaker and rom set up will picture up and document each change as I get it done
  9. well this all happened pretty quick in the end, Tracey's now cleared and done her first troop with the UK garrison at the UK's national space center. Even helped out Warwick Davis at one point will take the time over the next fews day to update all the pics on the thread so they work and make sure i haven't missed any parts of the build. might even try and and add a table of contents at the start. will get her to sign in and introduce herself properly now and start a troop diary but prior to that here a quick few pics TK13570 signing in with a bang instagram tj_fem
  10. Ok I have mentioned we have done quite a few test fits along the way with this build but have tried to keep the emphasis of the individual parts. but we are now near enough complete so here we go with full test fit photos. thanks for any feedback given
  11. Ok back to the thighs which were bothering me the most. after numerous test fits have decided on this positioning detailed in the photos below, with the inner side of the thigh sitting slightly deeper than the outer I have off set for this so all the covers for the elastic that clip's to the knee caps look level when viewed from straight on. again these slots were started off using a slitting wheel on a dremel then finished by hand with needle files . Once done the elastic was checked in position with the knee cap and glued in place, the covers were added (heavy on the E6000 then clean up after) used the E6000 to compensate for the curve of the thigh
  12. Switch/button plate was trimmed down and positioned centrally then glued in place once set in position TD was removed and the end caps trimmed up and fitted very tight fit on tube have left that as is and not applied any additional glue. then finished up with a paint job using the same grey as used on the helmet.
  13. I’ve always emailed directly normally had a response back in a few days, I think he’s more active on insta than Facebook just another option Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. HI Paul has this been cleared up now with regards to crl ?? Thanks Legacy Era * Boots - make it simpler for L1 approval
  15. TD time, for this I have drilled two 8 mm holes 40mm either side of the center of the TD then I removed the prongs from two M6 T nuts and E6000 them in place from the inside of the TD tube with this done I moved onto back plate placement, having marked where the top of the belt sits from a previous test fit I then marked 25 mm up from that point (in line with CRL statement ) then a further 30 mm up for a center of tube line. Then laid out the clearance holes for the TD on the same 80 mm pitch as the TD itself with these clearance holes drilled, I added two reinforcement pieces also cut two foam washers to go between the TD and the Back plate then test fitted the TD