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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. 3-4 coats of black and I'm happy with the results. Had to give the barrel some extra shots to make sure the inner barrel didn't have any Grey spots. For assembly I started at the buttstock and used e6000. Gave it a liberal amount so it should hold well. The two body pieces don't interlock so I'm using clamps to make sure they stay aligned. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  2. Threw a couple coats of filler primer and sanded mostly with 400 grit (220 for rougher areas) After that I decided it was good enough. I'm not going for perfect. Especially since this will be for trooping. I'm going to get a couple coats of the flat black on there then give it a last sanding with the 400 or maybe even 1000 grit. Before adding the last coat and assembly. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  3. Put some glazing putty in the larger gaps left over from sanding. This stuff dries super fast. Like 2 minutes. So I had to do about 7 small batches to get through all the pieces. Now I just gotta let it set for a bit. It recommends about 15 minutes but I'll probably give it a bit longer just to be safe. Hopefully get started painting in a couple days. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  4. Did a test fit to figure out where all the small pieces go and which parts need to be sanded. Also happy this kit is made to have a 3/8" wooden Dowell through the entire body to give it that extra strength. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  5. Decided to make the holster somewhat usable. So I put some screws in the gun where it already had some dimples for it to "hook" onto the thigh holster. Then I cut the sides and back off the thigh holster part. Screws slid right in so it should work well. I did accidently drill too large of a hole for one of the screws. So I added a piece of cardboard and threw some super glue on it for good measure. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  6. Finished bondo and sanding with the body. So after a coat of filler primer I can now see areas that will need some attention. This plastic has a nasty habit of getting super buggered up when sanding. So I'll have to do multiple coats of the primer, sanding lightly with probably 4-500 grit sandpaper to get s smooth finish. My daughter did feel the need to point out that this wasn't the correct color for Phasma. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  7. Few more hours of sanding done. Still got a few pieces to go with the 120 grit. Then I'll hit everything again with 220 to get rid of the little fuzzies that collect from the 120. Then I'll do whatever bondo filler in needed from areas where the print layers didn't fill in smoothly. After it'll be on to the primer and 400 grit sanding. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  8. I'll do my best to keep it real. I spent a long time looking around for these and I just didn't want to fork over the $$ for a finished one. This seemed like a good way to get a quality product that can hold up to the rigors of trooping, Without breaking the bank. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  9. Did some rough sanding using 120 grit sandpaper. Using a block for the flat parts and by hand for everything else. I've also found my small files work well for the hard to reach areas. Decided to get a couple pieces sanded decent and see how much a coat of the filler/primer will cover. The printer lines are still pretty visible so I'll have to send it down even more. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  10. Started working on the rubies helmet today. First I ripped out the padding and eye material, then removed the velcro and rivets that were to hold the helmet halves together. I tried 2 kinds of super glue and hotglue to get the halves to stick together. Nothing wanted to hold to this plastic. So I gave up on that and went with rivets. Not completely happy with it. But overall it will work for now. I ordered a 3d printer so I might just do that for a quality helmet. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  11. First was getting all the extra support out of the barrel. It took me probably around 3 hours. Very slow and tedious process. I would recommend some needle nose with a very small point. I also made good use of my set of angled picks. Still took ages to get them cleaned out. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  12. Bought this off outerrimoutlet on etsy. Build quality looks good. Definitely going to need lots of sanding to get all the print lines removed. He did send a printable pdf for instructions and tips for putting it all together that is helpful. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  13. More fine tune trimming today. Got ride of more of the excess. The thighs look like they will fit well using the guide lines. Might just trim a tiny bit more off the return edges. The shins however look like I'll have to figure something out with the backside to make them a little larger. I'm super hesitant to trim off the shins since that's where I had a ton of issues on my TK. My current plan is the trim the front edge of the shins along the provided guide lines. Then see how they fit after that. Also can't decide how much I'm going to trim the forearm armor down. They just seem super big to me compared to the rest. And the biceps will need to have a little more space then where the guide shows sizing it to. So that will be a fun process. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  14. First was stripping off all the plasti dip. Which was not a fun process. Ended up using liquid wrench and a lot of elbow grease to get it off. After that a light sand with 220 grit. I'm redoing the bondo that needed some attention. Already ordered the rubies Phasma helmet. Not expecting it to be great. But don't really have any other options. Still haven't settled on what paint to use. If anyone has recommendations for a chrome to use (not looking to spend a ton) Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
  15. It is finally time. My daughter is 6 and the right size to redo her trooper armor from when she was 3. I originally got on of those 48" trooper toys and used it to make her armor. Had to downsize a ton of it and it didn't really fit all that well since she was too small. Now she's finally big enough and asked to be Captain Phasma for Halloween. Here is where I finished 3 years ago. Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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