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  1. Thanks again Christian, it means allot =) Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks Christian - with some pointers from you ... I was sure I could hit some homeruns on this one! Thanks Patrick! Trying to capture all that detail took decades! Glad some of it paid off Almost at the time - now I'm happy! Thanks Tino! Yeah yeah, that's right - the prop master greeblies are done! Assembly beckons around the corner Should I wait to get BlastFX v2 ... I'm such a perfectionist .... hah, we'll see. Thanks for the pat on the back Brian!!, gonna call this one finally done Thanks Freddy, appreciate the encouragement and excitement!
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    Homemade Costumes, Aspiring Stormtroopers

    Haha - don't ask me how I know for a fact THIS guy used pizza boxes to put his armor together lol ... gotta love them boots!!! Crotch piece looks like underwear haha Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  4. Hi all, I've gone and captured the final details of my power cylinders. I added the wing stubs and also dabs of grey on the ends of my resisters to mimic wiring. Also black washed my central capacitors. This isn't screen accurate but I do like how they POP especially how 'dirty' they've become. It was a complete joy getting the insulation sleeve black washed, leaving the large hint of exposed red on top to keep that part screen accurate. Sprayed Matt clear coat to seal everything. I'm FINALLY ready to walk away from this E-11 component, thanks for following me =)
  5. Thanks! The community has been very supportive and encouraging of my near-finish, so great! Thanks all!! Remember your ideal of using sticky tack to attach parts that dont need to be permanently attached? I used sticky tack to keep my two set of front end caps in place. I then followed up with black liquid masking tape. I am hoping when I want to take out the caps, the dried black liquid will bend with the sticky tack. Thought I'd mention this ideal if you haven't thought of it. Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  6. Ooooh, it's been a while since I posted. Had a slew of activities then 30cm of snow fell! Being in doors and between snow shoveling...managed to get the bulk of my power cylinders completed. Some notables is installing a small square nut on the base plate and countersunk hole underneath. All indicative of how the cylinders were lifted out off 50s British military equipment (History and Analysis PDF, Andy) I was going for Shape A for the backplate but in somehow messing up the final central capacitor installs, had it riding up too much and feared breaking the resin if made curve more pronounced than I had it. I didn't want to risk breakage as I'm having the doopydoos resin back and bottom plate holding up my upgraded aluminum outer cylinders. I got inspiration from Andy to create the ceramic tubing the way I did it. Pretty pleased how they turned out. Installing of the resisters was a bit tricky. Had to measure out insulation sleeves before soldering the supporting metal wires to the wires of the central capacitors. Had to consider angles and functionality of the sleeves purpose of keep metal wires from touching. But man!!! This was really the most micro project of the entire blaster I think. So many tiny considerations to carry out. As you can see from some photos...it is a bit lop sided but I'm hoping it isn't all that noticeable when installed on top of the magazine housing. ....apart from paint touch ups...am I missing anything? Please give me a shout and cheers! Thanks for dropping by. Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  7. So strategic to help in the best way possible. I commend this TKs leadership and resolve to act quickly by mobilizing his mates. Another example of how special this community is! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
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    Patrick's ANH E11 build thread

    Hey were two of the same mind! Nice job ridding of the doopydoos toilet effect on the end cap [emoji106] And also wow! Magazine clip latch, I believe it's called, looks spot-on Keep up the great work! Following with interest Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
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    What the heehaw am I doing wrong?! (A DD pipe dream)

    Oh that rear shot of the black plate really shows nice angles superb! Resisters are another option to consider if not done so...cheers! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  10. Hi PatrickM, I will be purchasing a BlastFX module later this year. After short circuiting one last year, need time to gather the funds. I'm trying to fit in time to finish off my power cylinders ... been hard pressed with work and personal life getting busy. Thanks for the encouraging words! Having a great deal of learning with my builds, it's been quite the ride. Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
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    What the heehaw am I doing wrong?! (A DD pipe dream)

    Heres an easy tip your way - some more brass in a few places will bring your scope up a few notches, for resembling the real-deal. If you so choose of course. See pictures [emoji2] Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  12. Incredible! Really like what you've done Tino [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  13. We're good here Tino - completion kit wires were delivered [emoji106] In weighing out options, decided to go for a slightly heavier gauge. Sure, sticking with your wires would provide similar results anyways Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
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    What the heehaw am I doing wrong?! (A DD pipe dream)

    Really like your hengstler counter so far; the open slits below the sockets and the mesh resolution works well. You are quite the creative genius; as you trial by error, you are already getting to a good place, nice work! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  15. My mark 3.0 central capacitors. Thanks again for the tips Christian. Added some color too before inserting the 0.65mm wire (couldn't get .70mm). Now curing will take place with my capacitor ends at the right color. Resisters also had wire upgrades. Green stuff to fill in the larger hole ahead of time, now wires are snug. Thanks for following my crazy adventure!!! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk