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chiefbonan

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  1. Gee wiz it's been awhile everyone! Alot has happened! Hope you all are going well. First of all, I got a job at the local cinema, and we had a Star Wars Marathon, so great time to do my first mini-troop. The armour looked great and felt great. Wore the armour around town for around 2 hours. I tell you what, I see why you guys love doing it so much. The amount of times I heard 'You've made my day' warmed my Imperial heart. Some photos below: Some of you keen eyed people that have been following for the past year (YES it's been over a year now) will see, Hey Tom, you ac
  2. Are these gaps between the panel and the endcaps too large? https://ibb.co/z64LVK2 https://ibb.co/60nX0R2 Sorry I didn't use imgur it seems to not be working anymore
  3. The quest continues! So when my blaster arrived a few bits were damaged, so we picked up some putty at our Bunnings: Then I fixed all the holes and what not on the resin: I sanded them down a heap to get ready for attachments, they are pretty much nice and clean now! Today Dad and I started drilling the pipe seen below: Now I've got to clean the holes up a bit, but i'd like to ask you how you all cut the chamber hole and also the long thin 'spring shaft' shall we say the rear? it seems a bit difficult for us. We tried using a stanley knife
  4. I assume if you are right I might need to paint it black
  5. It is about 2mm too big to fit, it already has a resin shaped pipe there. Think it goes like this, from left to right: Small PVC Pipe: Blue Long white metal pipe: Yellow Big Metal Pipe: Red He actually sent me this, so I think I am correct:
  6. Hello all, I'm having trouble trying to figure out what these pieces are: The middle one is metal. I tried to ask the maker yet since he is from Poland there is a bit of a language barrier, any help? Cleaning up the bits tomorrow.
  7. Wow! This is like the Bible of Blaster reference! thank you! I found the template in it, which might be the first thing i'll do after cleanup
  8. To make some clarification, this is apart of my ANH TK Build Thread, that's why said 'as most of you know' at the start!
  9. By the way, I thought I would post it over on the E-11 Build Threads just to get the eyes of more peeps that are bit more into the blaster making if that makes sense:
  10. Hello all, prepare youselves, alot of photos coming up! So as you might've heard I recived my blaster yesterday from A&J Productions in Poland. As like I was before I started making my stormtrooper, I can't really tell how 'good' it is as a blaster kit, as I am now inexperienced in blaster kit making. A bit of Deja-Vu since I started making my TK in Janurary!! Yes it's been that long. So I decided to take photos for you all below of all the pieces and give you my thoughts. I wanted to get a resin cast blaster, as I thought a 3D printed one might be a bit too 'fragile' plus I didn't
  11. Hello all, prepare youselves, alot of photos coming up! So as you might've heard I recived my blaster yesterday from A&J Productions in Poland. As like I was before I started making my stormtrooper, I can't really tell how 'good' it is as a blaster kit, as I am now inexperienced in blaster kit making. A bit of Deja-Vu since I started making my TK in Janurary!! Yes it's been that long. So I decided to take photos for you all below of all the pieces and give you my thoughts. I wanted to get a resin cast blaster, as I thought a 3D printed one might be a bit too 'fragile' plus I didn't w
  12. Thank you! Yeah it has been tough on us all. Good to know I can do my blaster in this thread too, as it is kind of another little side thing ontop of the armour. I'll submit some photos of the kit soon to give you guys a better look at what needs to be done. Hey Rudi, good to see ya! Very close to finishing, I'll try to get submitted soon, but I might work on the blaster a bit since it is something new! Thanks for the welcome back! Hopefully in the future we can all troop again soon
  13. Hello all. Long time no see. Hope you are all going well with this pandemic. As you might've guessed I haven't been able to work on my trooper too much, the quarantine has sucked the energy out of my to be honest. Some small updates: My blaster finally arrived! After around 3 months of waiting it's here, resin cast from A&J Productions in Poland! I'm keen to build it, it's given me energy to wanna build again! But I think I might have to start a new thread in the weapons catagory, I'm not to sure if it's against the rules since if I build it here it's technically not building
  14. It's been good, sadly haven't been able to do much over the past two weeks will get back to it soon though!
  15. Good to know thank you, hopefully will be ready to submit pre-approval photos tomorrow night
  16. I don't know how much of an issue this will be, but i've been sick for the past few days as it is Winter here in Aus right now. I was going over some of the measurements of the TD and realised the maker of my armour cut my TD body peice too short, will this be a problem for cert 3? Mine is roughly 105mm when it should be 121mm.
  17. All I need to do now is: -Finish Thermal Detonator -Do boot strapping -Paint rivets white VERY close, feels weird look back in older posts seeing how far i've come!
  18. We are planning on getting more Hombrol White Enamel paint soon. Hopefully the model shop guy is open. For some reason he has the huge tower of Hombrol paints near a heater.... So we got our paints all fine, but the white one somehow seperated, soo there is a huge gloob of white paint. I've tried mixing it but it just does not want to mix together, it comes out as a cream colour. Thanks for the heads up, I'm not super familar with all the different paint types. Also thank you @Sly11 on the final strech now for basic, then onto Ex-Inf and eventually Centurion! Hopefully wont have to mak
  19. Okay thanks, this is what they look like, by your description this should be a good height:
  20. I don't know why I didn't think of doing that in the first place. I sanded it down and repainted it just then. That also raised another issue. I have installed the 6 Ab/Kidney rivets and the ammo knee rivets already. I didn't actually sand them, and after attempting to paint them (our Hombrol enamel paint ran out so we used a type of house paint) the paint just scratches off super easy. any soultions? Or do you think it's best to remove them then sand them down? To add, around about how high should my shin sit on my boots?
  21. Having some issues with the paint for the TD, as it keeps coming off. Trying to put multiple coats on now
  22. My new snapping system is and boy, these new snaps are strong. To the point were my thumb is ever so slightly bruised from trying to get them to snap together! I'm sure they'll get a bit looser over time though!
  23. Just checked, the top of them is roughly 6mm accross, is that good?
  24. Praise be! Many of you wouldn't know I live in a rural area, about 30 minute drive to the nearest big city, so to get supplies for the TK it takes a small trip. I thought we had the correct screws for the TD but as you saw this was not the case as I had the ones for a phillips head screw not a flat head. But after digging around in dad's shed (it's a maze I'm surprised I didn't get lost) at the bottom of a bucket I found these! So I put them in CLR (rust eater/cleaner) for the night. Saved up a trip and like 40 cents lol.
  25. Thank you @TheSwede only those little screws that we are uncertain about, everything else we hope is going well so far. These are all the snaps/straps that I'm replacing on my armour, a heap!
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