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Imperial Valour

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  1. So, I made the straps adjustable and simply put velcro on them so pulling up the back plate should be an easy fix. I was concerned that fixing them in place would be a mistake later down the road. I plan to order Jimmi's undersuit but just haven't done it yet. I will look at ordering that this month so I can size the the suit properly. I ordered a helmet from Head Shot Props but there is a quite a wait. I'm considering getting a Jimmi bucket too, but we will see.
  2. Small update this time. First some test fitting. Then I worked on the belt since I have not gotten to sanding the cover strips yet. Hopefully I will get to sanding those cover strips this week or next, then I can work on the arms and legs.
  3. Imperial Valour WIP 07/06/2019 Texas TK No 850AW
  4. Moving right along with the build. I glued on strips of velcro to close the back together, turns out the straps were not even necessary but oh well. You can also see my cat supervising my work. I glued snaps onto the cod and butt armour, and those are done now. With the trauma plate, I trimmed one side and glued velcro on the inside. Shoulders were cut out, and a I glued some snaps there as well. This is the chest plate with velcro to hold the shoulder bridge and snaps for the strapping that I have yet to do. Back plate with velcro being glued on for the black side pieces. I painted the side pieces black and cut out 2 strips of ABS for the abdomen armour and painted those as well. I am pretty happy how they came out. I also painted the abdomen and back details but this is where things went wrong. I did not sand those pieces as much as I probably should have so it took multiple coats to look decent. Even now, they look acceptable but not great. More importantly, the white I used does not match the armour. I am still trying to decide what to do from here but I clearly need to go colour matching. From here, I will finish the shoulder strapping and assemble the chest armour. After that I will have to get to work on these resin parts that I have been dreading. My friend has a belt sander I can use but it will be a few weeks before I can get it done. Once those are done, I can continue with the arms and leg armour. The belt and thermal detonator will probably be done last to finish this off.
  5. Yeah, I can post a picture but the trauma plate is too small, so I will have to shorten the rear split part it looks like.
  6. Well, I made some good progress this week on the abdomen after all of the tools arrived. I glued the ab pieces together with E6000 and then held it in place with magnets and clamps. Then I attached 2 straps on the back side to hold it together, I will just have to reach behind my back to put the armour on. I used rivets to hold the strapping because I was concerned that the E6000 would not be strong enough Next I put the shoulder straps on and attached them with rivets. The straps attach with the X style so that they stay on my shoulders. Finally, I cut out the indents on the hand gaurds and finished them up with velcro on the inside. Here they are on my gloves. The gloves are from Imperial Boots as are my boots. Next steps will be the cod and butt armour, followed by the chest and back pieces. The kidney plate seems to be too small, so I have to reach out to 850 about that.
  7. Hi everyone, my BBB arrived about a week and a half ago, but I was moving so I couldn't really start on it. I started working on the abdomen, I have now cut out all of the pieces and I am waiting for some clamps and magnets to glue it all together. For anyone planning on buying this kit, mine had some cracks in the ABS plastic. The hand guard seems to be the only one that has a crack that I will have to fix. Other than that, the kit looks pretty good, the armour has varying thicknesses depending on the part. Couple of questions for everyone. What colour white are we using? Some of the abdomen details and cover strips will have to be painted white. The plastic came white, so do I have to paint it or use clearcoat? Are the forearms connected to anything with straps? Same question on the shins. That is all I can think of for now, once I figure out how to add pictures, I will do so. Testfitting. Forearm pieces cutout. Split in back of abdomen armour, per the CRL. Resin details and cover strips that need to painted.
  8. So per a conversation with both sellers through Etsy, here is a status update on Rogue One TK armour for both stores. 850 Armor Works estimates that kits will ready by late spring and said they will begin posting updates on Facebook later on this month. HSP has finished the helmet and is working on the armour, no timeline was given. I was already on the fence about the fibreglass so I will wait for these ABS kits to come out.
  9. I will be eagerly awaiting your verdict on the Head Shot Props Rogue One TK kit. I read your entire build and noted how you had some issues with the fibreglass. I saw that kit on Etsy and was unsure whether it could pass muster. On a sidenote, is there a spot on the forum that critiques ABS vs fibreglass for armour?
  10. At some point I would like to, but I have to build the TK first. I have not met any local members yet, but I am interested in going to any events that the local garrison does in the area.
  11. Hello Everyone, Just made an account a few days ago, I am looking at doing a Rogue One TK trooper and figured this was a good place to start. I previously built a rebel Endor trooper that was about 85% done. that being said, I am not a complete noob, but a stormtrooper is a much bigger undertaking than a rebel trooper.
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