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inklegg

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  • Name
    Jeffrey
  • 501st ID
    71112
  • 501st Unit
    Garrison Carida

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  1. inklegg

    Hi from Humble, TX

    They make a complete kit, you will have to build it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. inklegg

    Hi from Humble, TX

    Check out AM, great kit and made for bigger troopers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. inklegg

    New to Armor! How is AM?

    Agreed! Very good communication and excellent quality. I have several kits and my AM is by far my favorite. As other said, it has plenty of room for bigger people but can also be trimmed down to fit smaller sizes. I took quite a bit off of mine (5’7” @ 180lbs). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. inklegg

    A.J.'s O.F. AM 2.0 Build

    I would try the glues out on scrap pieces first. I know I was going to use super glue until I tested it. I will agree, its super strong and quick, but seems like it weakened the ABS next to it. When I tried a durability test by attempting to remove the strip, it easily snapped the plastic next to the glued pieces. Maybe others had better results, or used different glue, but that test steered me back to e6000. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The thigh/shin cuts made a huge difference for me. And its screen accurate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. inklegg

    A few Plasti Dip questions

    I didnt need to peel up any area for my velcro. I have noticed the spray peels off way easier than the brush on. Also, I think the cheescloth makes it even more durable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. inklegg

    A few Plasti Dip questions

    No need to disassemble. I used the dip (not spray) and cheesecloth. I wiped the inside down with a little rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt. Cut the cheesecloth into smallish 2” squares. Use a sponge brush and dab (not “brush”) a small amount on to make a sticky surface. Put the cheesecloth down and dab more plastidip on top and repeat until fully coated. Then I did a couple full coats all at once at the end to fully coat everything really good. You can hold it up to a light and look through to find spots that need more dip. I did this on 2 Anovos and an ATA helmet. Not sure if the dip would cause any harm to any other maker/material. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I still have one of the recommended KV splitters for sale if anyone is interested. $20 shipped (US only). PM me if interested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. $15.50, in stock. https://trooperbay.com/trooper-helmet-s-neck-trim Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. inklegg

    Original TK bucket lenses.

    Cheesecloth is way easy to use and cut. I also did not sand the inside, I only wiped it down with alcohol to prep it. The paint is not coming off. I stuck industrial strength velcro on and tried to remove it to reposition....would not come off or pull the paint, and I pulled like a mother. For the brush on, I did small sections at a time. Use a sponge type brush and brush a little on the helmet, put a small piece of cheesecloth (2"x2"ish) on the paint, then dab paint directly on top of the cheesecloth. Make sure to have a bunch of pieces precut. When getting close to done, I held my helmet up to the sun and looked at it from the inside to find the light coming through to brush on more paint in those sections. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. inklegg

    Original TK bucket lenses.

    Home Depot sells them in singles. I used two 1/4" bolts for the left eye and two 1/2" bolts for the right (different depths). They come in little bags that look like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. inklegg

    Original TK bucket lenses.

    Oh yeah, way better now. I have the first gen helmets and they are paper thin. They are still thinner than I would like, but I dont feel like Im going to break them when I pick them up anymore. One layer of cheesecloth (in small pieces) on the whole lid. Three layers around the neck/opening. Then just painted on the rest of the plasti-dip until it was gone (used the whole can). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. inklegg

    Original TK bucket lenses.

    I did the same thing with both of my Anovos helmets. I didnt use ABS though, just glued the chicago bolts directly to the helmet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. inklegg

    Plastidip

    I am installing the cheesecloth this weekend. Your pictures are not showing in your thread anymore. Is there a way to repost them (or PM)? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. TK-71112 is now approved, requesting Stormtrooper access upgrade. https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=22056&costumeID=124 Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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