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    Cincinnati, OH
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    Star Wars,(Specifically the Empire and Mandalorians) The American Civil war, and DC/Marvel super heroes.

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  1. Hey, I got a pair of 12v 3D printer fans, some switches, and some 9v battery connectors. After I put everything together and tested the fans, the 9v battery began to get very hot. I assumed that it had something to do with the fact that the battery and fan voltages didn't match up. Does anyone know what I should do? As far as I know, there is such thing as a 12v battery. Thanks!
  2. Yep. I like how it doesn't have a seam or mouth grill holes in the picture
  3. Alright thanks! It was just a thought. Besides, I like TLJ helmet better.
  4. Can the Rubies FO TK helmet be modded for approval? Just curious.
  5. Thanks! Absolutely! You have to be down to earth with the small children! I would do that and add the "The Empire recognizes your loyalty!" line, or "Enjoy your day citizen!" Thanks! That's definitely ok! Yeah! That would be good to use when there is heavy traffic in a convention hall, or after you've finished "interrogating" someone
  6. Staying in character while in armor has always interested me. After watching videos of the Stormtroopers at Disney's Galaxy's Edge, I decided to start compiling an array of sayings and responses for different scenarios and I would like to share them with you! SPECIFIC RESPONSES: Citizen: Can I get a picture with you!? Stormtrooper: Affirmative. Proceed with holoscan. Citizen: Thank you! Stormtrooper: All for the glory of the Empire/First Order! Citizen: Your armor is awesome! Stormtrooper: It's made to Imperial specifications. Citizen: How long did it take you to make that? Stormtrooper: About ____ standard months. Citizen: (Waves hand) You don't need to see my identification, or These aren't the droids you're looking for. Stormtrooper: This must not be the Jedi we're looking for. PUBLIC INTERACTION If you see members of the public staring at you in awe or excitement: The Empire/First Order recognizes your loyalty! Your allegiance is noted. The Rebels/Resistance will fall under the might of the Empire/First Order! Careful Citizens! Rebel activity has been reported in this sector! If you see a child dressed as Darth Vader, or Kylo Ren. (Salute them) Lord Vader/Ren! If you see someone with a lightsaber: That's a lightsaber! We'll assume you're a collector. ONLY a collector. CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER TROOPERS: Stormtrooper#1: I could sure go for a cup of caf right now! Stormtrooper#2: Affirmative! Stormtrooper#1: I heard that Lord Vader/Ren might be making an appearance today! Stormtrooper#2 That seems unlikely. Stormtrooper#1: Have you heard about the new T-16's? Stormtrooper#2: Yeah, some of the other guys were telling me about it! They said it was quite a thing to see! ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stormtrooper: Citizens! We have been ordered to re-position, and are vacating these premises! Stormtrooper: Rebel activity has been reported in this area! If you see anything, then report it immediately! Remember to use discretion when interacting with the public. If they seem annoyed, or disinterested, then then don't continue to harass them. And If a child seems frightened of you, then break character and try to sound cheerful. Maybe even lift up your bucket, so they can see it's a real person under there! I'll update this with more phrases and responses as I come up with them. Feel free to post any of your own ideas!
  7. Hey! I finally took my suit out for it's maiden voyage today! I walked around outside and inside for about an hour. I went up and down stairs, through tight hallways, stood around the yard, and had people honk at me as they drove past. I have taken note of all the things that I am having trouble with and that need to be fixed. I'm having a lot of trouble walking. I think my shins may be pulled down too far with the elastic stirrups I made, so it's hard to move my ankle. And there's something up with my ab and butt plate armor. Maybe ab/kidney is too low? Whatever it is, it's causing me to walk with my legs spread out like I had an accident in my armor Here are some photos. Maybe you guys can see why I'm having so much trouble? Front: Back: Left Side: (forgot to take right pic) Right and left sides with arms up: Front with blaster: Action shot: Making sure there are no rebels in the house: Also, there is no air moving around inside my helmet, so it seems that fans are a necessary investment. I'm also going to remove the backing to my frown mesh. I'm wearing a thermal undersuit and it's really warm, so I guess I'll have to try and find something cooler. Other than these few problems, my suit seems to work pretty well and I'm exited to start wearing it to cons and the like. Thanks!
  8. That's an awesome video! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Boy, I wish I had a pair of those! Maybe a rubber butt plate too!
  10. Congratulations trooper! nice work!
  11. Were those made of plastic!? I thought I read that they were made out of rubber.
  12. I ended up using the elastic stirrup idea. I tried using velcro, but it didn't feel secure and it made a really loud scratching/grinding sound when I walked. The elastic works really well. Almost too well. I feel like it almost pulls it down too far. Well, now my suit is completely finished. Maybe a few tweaks here and there, but I will probably always be continually modifying it. Can't wait to take this baby out for a spin, but it's going too be a bit too hot out for the next few days. I just need to see how it holds up to prolonged walking. I also need to find a suitable travel box. I bought a rolling footlocker from Wal-Mart, but it was too small. There was this really big rolling tub there too for the same price. I guess I'll try that next.
  13. Hey Eric! Welcome to the FISD! From what I've heard, Aker is the best voice amp system out there, but just to give you a few other options, here's what I use: https://www.amazon.com/WinBridge-Rechargeable-Ultralight-Presentations-Etc-Black/dp/B014JJG43E/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?keywords=portable+voice+amplifier&qid=1563542379&s=gateway&sprefix=portable+voice+&sr=8-12 Works pretty good and I think you can also play comm chatter on it, if you get a SD card with the MP3 file on it. The only downside is that, I don't think you can use a static burst attachment with it.
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