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johnnycano

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Name
    Johnny
  • 501st ID
    30005
  • 501st Unit
    Central California Garrison
  1. So the best I could do is moving the gaskets to their absolute limit-to where the velcro is almost exposed. It allows the forearm to be below the line of the bicep when my arm is fully bent. I gained another inch or two of movement.
  2. Ok, that makes me feel better. Yes they are WAY off in this photo, but I'm talking about even when they are all lined up and nice. It is a huge difference when they are lined up vs not due to the curve on the rail side. They are even pushed up to my glove plate so there isn't a gap there.
  3. Just finished my first troop so I'm not sure if this is normal for the FOTK. The forearms fits in such a way that limits my arm mobility. They are just too long. I can barely reach my helmet with the tips of my fingers. The way they are made, I don't see a way to make them any shorter, as there is the box on top and hole details on the end. Has anyone had success in modding them for this issue? It is a KB props kit. I know they are turned way wrong in this picture, but it gives a good example of the detail on the forearm.
  4. First troop was great! It wasn't officially for the 501st, just for a friends booth at Anime Con. But it was great practice for the first real troop this Sunday. I was able to fix some of the bunching at the knees by setting my spats up higher on my calves prior to this troop. During the troop, I found a bunch of other small things that needed addressing. 1. My fans died in under 30 mins off of 9 volt batteries. could have been just bad batteries, but I currently have my fan system apart to use a USB power bank in place of the 9 volts. 2. My spats had trouble staying together. I am replacing the velcro with some snaps. It just wasn't enough surface area for the hook and loop to grab. Easy fix. 3. Thermal fell off when bumped! I have it on magnetically to make for good Jawa-bait, but in tight spaces I was bumped into and it came off. Currently adding more magnets, considering hook and loop as well. 4. Per @gmrhodes13 mentioning, I moved the shoulders forward, after these pictures. 5. Bunching is an issue. When I can spend the time getting velcro placed correctly it is not, but when trying to hurry so other troopers can suit up, its not ideal. I'm thinking about hemming in places so that it stays tighter on me- any suggestions? 6. Forearms are very restricting in movement. I can barely reach my helmet, but I don't see any way to shorten them with the detailing on both sides. I'm only 5'7, so its just a size thing. I'd like to go for level 2 certification. Maybe starting that thread can help me with some of these issues? Anyway, I had a great time, and welcome any input!
  5. It's been a long process, but I'm already itching to start another. I have to thank Rebecca, AKA Sharkbait for leading me through the process of acquiring my big brown box, answering all my ridiculous questions, and sharing her experience to help me get it done. Also Ukswrath for the amazing write-up! My first time in public in my TK is on Saturday and I cannot wait!
  6. also requesting access tkid 30005 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=30078&costumeID=408 thanks!
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