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  1. Very nice! The forehead bump and chin chip really show well.
  2. Is that a HDPE (or PP) pull? The details came out nicely. I have a couple HDPE buckets from the predecessor… very nice bucket.
  3. Welcome to the FISD. Keep in mind that the TK has a few different bits than the TD - if you are planning on a TD, I would build straight to a TD (but whatever floats your boat). That said, this forum is great for basic TK/TD building advice. TD specific questions can be asked over at MEPD.net as well - they are the dirt experts. lol. Congrats on your AP armour. It's a great kit.
  4. Errrr.... I know I'm old, but I haven't fully retired yet. https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=27237
  5. Trimming that ab bit will improve the look. I would concentrate on getting the strapping from the chest to ab and back to kidney sorted. And then tightening the cod to butt strapping (this might include trimming the cod a bit). That and the arm strapping (tightening up the biceps and shoulder pieces) as mentioned above. The armour will be large, but it should sit a lot better. The gap in the legs does look excessive, but depending on how that pic was taken you might get away with just padding.
  6. Yeah, your assessment is right. It is a bit large. For the arms and legs I would suggest trying foam padding. The strapping from the chest to ab is surprisingly loose - tightening these straps is easy. The mid section is big. It’s hard to tell from pictures, but I almost wonder if trimming and redoing the strapping/clam shell might be worth it.
  7. Congrats on your kit! Post pics… we like pics. You’ll be happy with your AP kit.
  8. Hi Joe. congrats on the kit. I think the required fixes are doable. I've had to resize a trooper's AP kit before. Mark uses e6000 (or at last he did on the kit I worked on), which means the parts will pull apart with some careful encouragement. The trouble will be getting some wider cover strips for the thigh to make it bigger (you could ask Mark for those). Also, be sure to remove the return edge on the thighs with lexan scissors or something similar - this will buy you some more room (sorry, I don't have access to a program that will allow me to mark-up your images right now). You can absolutely put velcro on the shins. What did Mark use? There is usualy something there to keep them closed. Get the adhesive, industrial strength stuff in white. Rough side facing out - I see Glenn just posted as I was writing this - see his post. And yes, the straps from the Ab to the chest will need to be shortened. I had to adjust the placement of the shoulder bridges on the kit I worked on - that allowed the chest piece to sit a bit lower. These are all manageable fixes that we can talk you through - but it would help if you could reach out to your Garrison and see if someone can help in person (that would be the quickest way). They may even have the few tools you need to make the adjustments.
  9. Welcome to the forums, Bart. You not going to find a better bunch of troopers anywhere. Also, I wouldn't worry too much about the costume mileage. I have a kit on a mannequin - quite the conversation piece in the off season. Glen provided a really good compilation of posts to look over. Yes - lots of info (I hear you) but keep in mind that there are no stupid questions. Good luck
  10. Welcome to the FISD! I love the Mudtrooper costume, but we’ll help get you cleaned up and looking proper. Lol.
  11. Hi. Yes, fans are a good thing to have. There are kits out there and I'm sure somebody on the forums provides kits as well. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-runs/ For my first couple builds, I ordered fan kits from Henry's Fans. https://henryshelmetfans.com/. They worked out great and were pretty easy to install. Here is a recent post on fans and helmet electronics in general.
  12. Hi. Welcome to the FISD, fellow Badlander!
  13. Hi Arvin. Welcome to the FISD.
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