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David G

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  1. I just finished my Doopydoos SE-14R, with some modifications. I added some greeblies and details to make the pistol more interesting, seeing as this model has minimal details. This is my first blaster build, but I have experience with 28 mm scale miniature painting so I used what I learned about putties, sanding, priming, dry brushing for weathering effects, etc. I used a satin black finish for the scope and body with the handle painted in gloss black. I dry brushed with acrylic gunmetal and brass metallic paints for weathering. Actual metal parts include screws and rings which, along with some thin ABS pieces, helped me cover up the otherwise flawed mold of the scope mount. I added a section of PVC pipe to give the scope some more "heft" to mimic scope clamps, which aren't included in this model. Main body: Right side: Left side: Scope details: Barrel details: Handle details:
  2. Full Suit Fitting and Initial Submission Photos Thighs cut and cover strips glued, thigh garter and strapping system finished. Full fitting -- photos by Andrew H (TK-14023). Mobility test -- videos also by Andrew H (TK-14023). Excellent test of pinch points and mobility issues, videos not included here. Key resources consulted: AJ's AM ANH Stunt build (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40831-ajs-of-am-20-build/) LTM's AM TK ANH Stunt build (LTM's AM TK ANH build) TK-32568 EIB Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46507-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-am-892/) TK-32568 Centurion Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46815-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-am-432/) Crowdsourced suggestions in the AM Armor's Costuming Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/840018932822639) Andrew H, TK-14023, who has helped directly with advice and fittings and material components and has brought me all the way to this point. Submission photos: Front: Back: Left: Left, arm up: Left, rivets close up: Right: Right side, arm up: Right side, close up of Han snap: Further progress on thighs after submission: Right thigh, inner split rivet outside view: Right thigh, outer split rivet inside view: Right thigh, outer split rivet outside view: Right thigh, inner split rivet inside view: Left thigh, back, gap sealed: Left thigh, front, gap sealed: Right thigh, back, gap sealed:
  3. Thanks, Frank! I'm excited to submit soon!
  4. I should never use the word "final" when talking about the armor. My first troop will let me know where I have the issues. I'm avoiding doing the hooks on the biceps unless necessary.
  5. I tried a velcro closure and didn't like it. I considered Cricket's system (awesome) but couldn't bring myself to cut holes in the armor. I wussed out.
  6. I realized early on I might need to do some more trimming; velcro and padding are forthcoming with final fitting!
  7. Impromptu Full Suit Fitting and Assessment Progress on thighs was so good, Andrew H (TK-14023) and I decided to suit up and take some progress pictures to assess how far we are from submission. There is no neck seal in some of these photos, and as we were doing a thigh fitting and trimming, there is no holster attached. Front: Back: Left side, arms down: Left side, arms up: Left side, arms up, close up with rivets, no holster: Right side, arms down: Right side, arms up: Right side, arms up, close up of Han snap: Action pose: 1977 Star Wars card (I always wanted my own Blue Series card): Items for this that remain to be done: Finalize thigh cuts and strapping. Glue outer cover strips on thighs. Submission photos!
  8. Never Skip Leg Day Progress-to-date on legs, both thighs and greaves Key resources consulted: AJ's AM ANH Stunt build (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40831-ajs-of-am-20-build/) LTM's AM TK ANH Stunt build (LTM's AM TK ANH build) TK-32568 EIB Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46507-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-am-892/) TK-32568 Centurion Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46815-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-am-432/) Crowdsourced suggestions in the AM Armor's Costuming Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/840018932822639) Andrew H, TK-14023, who has helped directly with advice and fittings and material components. (Thanks TK-14023, you're the best!) Thighs Front trimming in process: Back trimming in process: Front left thigh, gap filled: Back left thigh, back inner cover strip glued: Front right thigh, ammo belt attached with ridges centered to cover strip: Right side right thigh, ammo belt attached (temporary): Left side right thigh, ammo belt attached (temporary): Back right thigh, inner strip glued and ammo belt attached (temporary): Greaves Left front greave with sniper plate attached: Left side left greave (outside) with sniper plate attached: Right side left greave (inside) with sniper plate attached: Back left greave: Front right greave: Left side right greave (inside): Right side right greave (outside): Back right greave: Greave closure detail: Andrew H and I made so much progress with the thighs that we did some test fittings -- pics in next post!
  9. Shane, you are correct. Based on advice from TK-14023 who is helping me with my build, I bought 2" self-stick dry wall fiberglass tape. For the entire chest plate edge, I fortified the ABS with 1/2-1" of tape and then used E6000 to keep that in place and remain flexible. On top of that, I used ABS scrap cut to shape to reinforce the neck. The front collar was the first place a crack started to form, so I used the opportunity to do the whole plate.
  10. Torso Assembly Continued-Continued Progress-to-date and changes made with torso assembly and improved pictures Additions and changes: Non-functional rivet in cod installed Removed AM butt tab and reinstalled poppers (Mostly) finalized strapping First informal fitting Items for this that remain to be done: Snap attachment for shoulder bells; pictures of shoulder straps show new version with Tandy Line 24 snaps and I doubled the thickness. Will mark for shoulder bell snaps at next fitting. Key resources consulted: AJ's AM ANH Stunt build (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40831-ajs-of-am-20-build/) LTM's AM TK ANH Stunt build (LTM's AM TK ANH build) TK-32568 EIB Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46507-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-am-892/) TK-32568 Centurion Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46815-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-am-432/) Andrew H, TK-14023, who has helped directly with advice and fittings and material components. Chest and back plates Strapping and shoulder bridges: Collar reinforcement: Edge reinforcement: Back strapping: Ab and cod Ab-cod with button plates and belt snaps: Button plates close up: Ab and cod-kidney-butt closures Rivets, left side: Han snap, right side inner: Han snap, right side outer: Kidney-butt strapping: Left tab: Right tab: Right slot: Left slot: Cod and butt closures Overview: Brass rivet, outside: Brass rivet inside: Poppers, outside (tab removed): Poppers, inside (tab removed): First test fit! Coming soon: can't skip leg day!
  11. Torso Assembly Continued Progress-to-date on torso including belt, shoulder bells and bridges, rivets and more Key resources consulted: AJ's AM ANH Stunt build (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40831-ajs-of-am-20-build/) LTM's AM TK ANH Stunt build (LTM's AM TK ANH build) TK-32568 EIB Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46507-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-am-892/) TK-32568 Centurion Submission (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46815-tk-32568-requesting-anh-stunt-centurion-status-am-432/) Andrew H, TK-14023, who has helped directly with advice and fittings and material components. Picture of arms with trimmed shoulder bells: Pictures of torso progress: Han snap: Drop box: Holster assembly: Abdomen, belt, and cod: Shoulder bridges and elastic: Painted and affixed ab plates: Rivets: Items for this that remain to be done: Snap attachment for shoulder bells Non-functional rivet in cod Remove butt tab and reinstall snaps Finalize strapping First fitting!
  12. I ordered mine about 6 months ago and I'm in the middle of building it. Their response to email is slow or absent. Be persistent until you hear back.
  13. I have learned so much a second build would be smoother. On the other hand, I’ve learned enough that I don’t think I’d ever want to do a second build. Andrew has been so helpful with this build. I look forward to showing you guys the finished product. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I used to go crazy at the inconsistent armor from the film but I’ve come to embrace it, realizing guys like us were building the suits and we’d all have differences. I have heard two stories on higher level approval with the tab indicating that perhaps the rules have changed. I see no harm in submitting with the tab and removing it if I have to. I’ve learned so much with this build I’m good with anything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. A lot of feedback on the butt tab. The generous return makes one think that the tab should be retained. See my response to #gatetrooper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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