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Imperial Attaché[TK]
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  1. Troop #9 Star Wars Visions Media Event 「スター・ウォーズ ビジョンズ」 I'm the trooper on the left.
  2. This is why I used Chicago screws instead of pop rivets. Down the road I can remove the plastic and give the belt a wash. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. After over a year of storage and pandemic I pulled the TK armor out and put it back on for some video message recording. I was happy that it all still fit but taking it off the left shin lock snapped. This sliding lock worked well, only coming undone once but the 1cm didn't hold up and snapped. So I designed a new lock which works on a pin instead of sliding it up which gives more size for the plastic and should still hold strongly. I added some space to get a hold and pull the pin up. Also an elastic above it which makes it engage as soon as it is inserted so only taking it off takes a bit of work.
  4. Troop #8 ( Virtual ) May the 4th be with you event May 4th 2021 Disney Website/Youtube After Live event was canceled I was asked to join the May the 4th Zoom countdown. One of the few TK's along with other members of 501st, RL, Droid and Mandalorian groups. Also at the end of the show was a collection of clips and my dancing one was used. Video up on Site and Youtube. https://starwars.disney.co.jp/mt4.html?fbclid=IwAR3DfIJUuT4zbsw_24Dl3r1UlV8kQ8PDiAkgsjbiKBenbAs1pF0-611Q2ME
  5. I managed with a coat hanger, taking the plastic cover off and had a nice grease metal look under it. Found a broom handle with reasonable diameter. Most important to make careful even spaced wraps around the broom. You don’t want to try and adjust them by hand afterward, never evens out right. After I cut to the right length and it is static but jiggles around making a reasonable sound I like. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Sadly my bucket doesn’t have the room for so much goodness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Welcome to FISD. Sounds like you are already on your way and many here will offer their help. Research and questions will get your armor ready for service to the Empire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Congratulations trooper, welcome to the service of the Empire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Your attention to detail and efforts will pay off in the end. Keep up the good work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I used a mix of elastic and nylon for both flex and preventing pieces from being out of position. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. If making changes to the TD, you might want to rotate it so the panel is facing out. I had to make a similar change to mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I think you align it at the bottom and trim at the top. No one will see the tops of the biceps under the shoulder bells. Never worked with this problem so not completely confident. I think for aesthetics you want the bottom to be roughly the same diameter as the top of the forearm. That way it looks uniform in size. Obviously big enough to slip over your forearm and not be split apart by your biceps ( in case you have a gun show going up there). Some guide images show a V cut to keep bottom smaller allow space for said gun show. Keep in mind large biceps might make bells harder to keep close to chest armor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Looking great, should be easy basic for you. That helmet looks amazing with paint and ear angle. One fix for higher levels, try rotating the TD to show panel more horizontal. My TD needed to be rotated too, you can see in my build log. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Congratulations and welcome to the Empire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I think the belt is upside down? Usually it is right over left and the excess ending as mentioned at the end of the TD. Not a requirement for EIB according to CRL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Excellent set of armor Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. My thoughts, not official in any way, is no one is going to get a ruler out on your armor. If it looks good then should be ok. I used Chicago screws and they have worked fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. You just want a balance of gap between biceps and forearm and forearm to hand guard. Also you can lower your chest piece down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I had to put a similar V opening in my thighs to make them fit high enough. Larger strip in the back is usually ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. My ab and chest was the same shape but I am big enough to fill it out. I reduces the ridges fir space and comfort. The chest piece doesn’t need to lay flat over the ab so only you will know the difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Yeah, that’s my belt!! If you have any questions just let me know. My build thread is a bit messy but might have some info there for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. The AP screws might get past basic but you will need different ones to make higher levels. Same for trim as you need s-trim for helmet if going for centurion. I also trimmed the TD clips at both ends and added a new hole to rotate for panel to face outward. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Congratulations fellow AP trooper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Always wanted the inside of my bucket to be black but cautious about spraying myself. So @FarEast was kind enough to share his skills and expertise and got the job done nicely. Then second to-do item was shorten the side screws to avoid the occasional scratch when removing the helmet. Now I need to redesign the padding and audio wiring. Previously the position of amp would press into the back of my head. The s-trim would rub my shoulder bridges so need to raise the helmet just a touch.
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