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The Snake

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  1. The Snake

    Does this pauldron look okay?

    Thanks! I already know for sure we're good to go for this one since it's a "for-fun" event as the GCO says. I think I might just bite on it, since it's so low in price.
  2. The Snake

    Does this pauldron look okay?

    There is very large Star Wars event coming up in Joliet, Illinois, that I'm told is akin to something like a mini-Celebration. My wife's 181st TIE should be complete by then, and I thought it would be fun to troop with her wearing a black+red pauldron, kind of as a way to match. I found this one on eBay, which seems deceptively affordable: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stormtrooper-Armour-Costume-Sandtrooper-nice-quality-Red-pauldron-/163564892166?oid=163470567488 The seller has a variety of trooper gear available and great feedback. How does the pauldron look? Obviously despite the fact that red pauldrons ARE canon (as of Rebels), I'm not dying for 100% accuracy since I rock an ANH kit. Thanks!
  3. Hey, I love the UI update! This works really well. I'm still having issues with getting a good sound, though. I've found decent settings, but as soon as the bucket goes on, I get horrible echo. It doesn't happen with the bucket off and it doesn't happen with the mic plugged straight into the amp. Turning off the effects in the app makes the amp blast extremely loud noises. I'm using the setup recommended on your site. Any ideas?
  4. So, this is quite a bit different than I envisioned. Also, I know I missed some things, read on and I'll explain At first this was going to be a more dynamic, action-pose type of thing...it looked completely different. But I decided to pare it down a bit. Full disclosure: I'm not an expert on embroidery or patch design; my strength is in designing shirts as you can probably tell So I don't even know if this will work, but it's at least done 100% in vector format, so digitizing it shouldn't be too big an issue if it comes to it. It can be rearranged quite a bit, at any rate. I know, I totally missed the note about the shape. Sorry. And the date. That can be added later of course. Easily. So, even though this is my "entry," I'm now aware that it won't work. Well, it would make a cool shirt I think. Even though I don't love the banner at the top. Anyway, maybe it could be a starting point. Any ideas?
  5. The Snake

    Shimming Abs

    A tall TK in my garrison just heatgunned some ABS that sit under the canvas belt. You can't even tell and it looks great.
  6. I would totally be down for the Bluetooth tag thing provided that it works pretty well. I never really cared about having blaster sounds, but this is a case where I would for sure be interested I did think of another idea, if it's not already implemented or planned. What about the ability to load your own loops? I like the Stormtrooper loop the app comes with, but I also think it would be cool to be able to use our own. There's a great muffled police radio sound byte that you hear in movies and video games often (one of those generic sound library files) and it would be pretty cool to have playing. P.S. I didn't realize those changes I responded to were not implemented yet, when I mentioned trooping next weekend with them. I apologize for jumping the gun! D:
  7. Wow! Wotta quick turnaround on that request. You're doing great work and I'm really happy to have supported this app. Super excited to try this on my iDinosaur at next weekend's troop
  8. I need some advice on my voice setup. As of yet, I have never had a successful troop with my voice sounding correct. Right now, I'm using the TrooperTalk setup. That is, the iPhone app, with an Aker amp and headset mic connected with a splitter. Actually, I've perfected the setup: I found the perfect speaker & mic placement, app settings, etc. It sounds fantastic...until I put the bucket on. With the bucket on, I start getting loud squawking, and a bad mechanical-sounding echo. I've tried different placements, I've tried going directly into the amp (to see if the app had anything to do with it), but nothing works. As long as my bucket is on, the sound is terrible. I'm thinking maybe adding some kind of foam to the inside of the bucket will absorb the sound, but I'm not sure what kind of foam would work best. Does anyone have any suggestions, or referral for what they use to prevent this from happening? Greatly appreciated troopers
  9. The Snake

    hello from kalamazoo MI.

    Hey man! Have you joined the Great Lakes Garrison forum yet? All of us mitten state people are there. www.greatlakesgarrison.com
  10. If one of the vetted armor vendors is out of your price range, I would recommend waiting and saving up. And as a rule: ALWAYS BUILD IT YOURSELF! No matter how lacking in ability you may think you are, the honest truth is that you're wrong and anybody can do it with some hard work!
  11. The best thing I did was stuff the fear of failure, take the plunge, and get building. Congrats on that first step! Looking forward to this build; I've always been curious about Phasma's outfit.
  12. I would just love an option to resize the UI. I have an iPhone 4 (I believe it's a 4--I don't use iphones and only bought it for TrooperTalk), and the buttons are very small and sometimes difficult to press.
  13. Any progress on an adjustable UI?
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