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Bigturc

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. Talked to Joe by email .. even though shipping to Canada was 250$ .. I'm pretty they will work something out before this kit ships next year! I ordered 2x OT TK kits to Montreal and it was a grand total of 78$ for both, no broker fees or anything. That was shipped USPS. There's no reason they won't be able to ship close to that amount again. That being said, without the Tier pricing, I asked Joe what was the advantage of buying now. His answer was simple : once this introductory wave runs out, the price will go up. I clicked "Order", smiled and went to sleep.
  2. Cobalt .. Your chest is too high. It seems like you either attached it too high on the shoulder strips or your back is pulling the strips too far down from behind thus pulling the chest piece up in your neck abd bucket. Are the strips centered on your shoulders?
  3. Let me see .. MRCE and AP are both ABS (not 100% sure on CE though) .. so no need to paint. Price is around 100$ for MRCE .. while AP is around 250$ .. BUT you can have a flawed AP helmet kit for I think, aruond 160$ which, from the people here who got one, isn't even flawed to their eyes .. a few thin spot maybe, but I do have it on mine too anyway (not a flawed kit) and I definitely don't mind anyway. AP is much better looking then the MR one .. and the price diff is not enough to truly make a diff in the balance. Plus, pretty much all MRCE bucket we see on FX kit are completely off in the color ... Again, my opinion .. and I'm completely sold to AP too
  4. It doesn't seem to be anything from what I see. Custom sculpt? Possibly some parts recast, but definitely not worth it. The chest plate seems pretty wrong to me .. the helmet has to be a recast. Arms seems to be super thin/straight (big tapered cylinder) ... Stay clear of this one if you want my opinion. Go AP or TE2.
  5. Guys, I know we all find this Rubie suit quite alarming .. but please be careful with the comments as this guy might be on this very forum .. Yes, I also find this suit completely off, but misinformation is truly a slave Leia! And that's why we're here!
  6. Dave, Your TD and TB are really nice!!! Great job!!!!
  7. Holy cow .. I never noticed these are piled on uncut vacu-formed armor sheets!!!
  8. Martin, Totally legit question .. I've had to research that as well when I built mine .. Here's the measurement thread: http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=1713&hl= http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=838&hl= Here's my own build thread for a metal barrel blaster: http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=1798&hl= http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=2485&hl= That should be more than you need
  9. My thoughts ... - Are the drop box straps black? Shouldn't tehey be white? - The frown paint looks more ROTJ style then ANH to me. I thought this was important and only the bridges had to have paint? - The bicep parts looks a too big and low on the arm, I would strongly suggest padding them so that they fall more naturally on the arm. Also the trimming seems unequal on the left side, perhaps it's just how you velcroed it uneven on this particular session? - I didn't see your boots on any pics... On another note ... - I love your vocoder black area .. that can't be painted right? It's so clean! - I feel you too on the black showing everywhere, I'm at 6'3" myself! - Gotta love AP!
  10. Both are ... AP doesn't advertise anywhere ... now, get that PM to me and make yourself a happy man!
  11. It's when I see this kind of pictures that I don't understand why people are still getting the FX kit!!! Curtis, my man, I've told you before, but you're the perfect fit for a perfect armor!!! Great work!!!
  12. Buy AP directly from AP .. don't go through revendor for nothing unless you really want a 3rd party involved taking more moeny from you PM me if you want the info.
  13. Heck .. In my opinion, this helmet looks 10 times better than a CE .. but again, I just hate the look of the MR CE helmet. I'd buy this one, and redo the eyes section (more trimming needed there) then do whatever you wanna do with it!
  14. God! Just finished my Biker Scout costume ready for Lancer approval. Hopefully, I wish to be the first TK Elite and TB Lancer That being done, I'll need to do a manny to put my suit on since I don't have occasions to troop here, might as well put him up on display! So now, I'll be back working on my Studio Scale X-Wing .. aswesome piece, and I've decided to light it all, fiber optics in the cockpit and LEDs in the thrusters .. after that, the paint job will not be an easy one .. these birds are quite a challenge and I'm such a newb to all of this! Next in line is my Studio Scale ROTJ ATST which I'll also have to build and paint ... Then, I have a 3PO head waiting to be built along with 2 more droids: EV-9D9 and CZ-1. I suppose I'm good till 2021!
  15. Don't remove material from the extremities to have a better flex .. you'll regret it later with all the black material showing! Take it from a 6'3" guy with a lot of black but still a pretty good fit in an AP. About the problem with moving pieces .. I added foam inside the part to prevent it from moving .. Add over that the fact that you won't necessarily have huge movement to do that will make them fit. Still, what I would suggest is to remove on the red line you draw .. just make sure to just remove in the inner part though, not the outside part like I said to preven showing extra black for nothing .. if you look at the movie, you'll see Luke is quite trimmed at this area too.
  16. Well .. definitely, beauty is objective .. this is one ugly helmet!!! I've seen bumpy cap and messed up paint, but this one is the king of them all!!! I ain't no love to give to this one .. I vote
  17. I'm sure your girlfriend did it .. Oh she's just jealous .. jealous I tell ya!!!
  18. Pretty much last call before it's too late for Halloween 08! Tx!
  19. Kev, PM me, I'll get you the paint (I'm in Canada) .. and might as well tell me other you'd need! They run for about 2$ here .. that's around 0.25 pounds
  20. MUCH MUCH MUCH better .. and ultra clean job!!! Kudos to you!
  21. Man, that Chevelle!!! Love the Mustang too!!! Got two rides here .. 2003 Subaru WRX (no mods at all, I'm done with modding my cars!!!) 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R (borrowed pic from the web .. I don't have any of mine .. shame on me!!)
  22. I've always used the hair dryer to shape my ABS .. it's never a big reshaping, but it worked quite well every time I used it .. for example, I've used it on my AP shoulder strap to shape it in an arc .. just pretty much strapped the ABS around any cylindrical object (bottle of wine should do it, then, I heat them up! Waited a bitfor them to be warm enough, and then, cold bath to freeze the shape! They will come back .. but since I'm pushing it around smaller object in general, when extending back they'll stay pretty much in the middle and that's the shape I'm looking at. For the trimming, yeah, for me, it's always been dremel and sand paper .. any grit that works for you!
  23. Definitely flat black! I first did it in gloss .. and it was bothering me as hell!!! I finally just repainted over it with flat black. Both cases were Testor paints.
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