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JZYL

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About JZYL

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  • Birthday May 29

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    Oakland, CA

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    Jessy

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  1. ... I have a rep at my workplace now. Basically ,when I showed up as Darth Nihilus and as a Stormtrooper, upper mgmt was like "...we're like 95% sure we know who that is...."
  2. ...they also weren't big star wars fans so it was more of a "hey look where we are hahahahaha" so i'm pretty sure they didn't look too hard and avoided stores so i wouldn't screech at them for not getting a lightsaber.
  3. My colleagues just came back from GE and they didn't see this anywhere. Hopefully just temporarily out of stock. Also, I originally was going to dismantle mine since it was a bit wonky, but so far it's been holding up?
  4. Like most ladies, FemTK enjoys taking a nice bubble bath to wash off the dirt and dust of travelling in an enclosed space. But her bubbles are made with Dawn dish soap, and she's washing off packing peanuts and mold release residue.
  5. Looks like you guys participated in the October promo! Did you guys have a lot of mold release on the inside of you pieces? It's like super oil/greasy in mine.
  6. For future reference, nail polish remover is strong enough, provided it's 100% acetone (no additives). I purchased up and up brand at Target Make sure you don't buy the ones labelled with "strengtheners" or that have an added scent or color.
  7. Hi Tim! Thanks for contributing, but I'm a little unclear where you want to put this. ARe these suggested vendors? If so, could you let me know where to find them?
  8. updated to add Henry's Helmet Fans, recommended by the lovely gals in the Legacy TK build on Facebook Female characters have smaller buckets, and less space available So I'm going to start noting if sellers have smaller sizes available.
  9. hey can you tell me the size of your smaller fan option? I'm going to tag the sellers that have smaller size options.
  10. Here's a list of things to work on to improve the armor. This was, after all, a speed build on a first time build, so there were a few hiccups. 1. Replace the belt it has broken on me several times, and I am actually not too happy with using the solid plastic that way. I recall @Navajo Bro's documented build they also swapped the belt out with a rubber matt they had cut and glued into a long strip. Also just considering buying something since I'm like totally out of energy now. 2. redo some of the strapping So it turns out I had accidentally used some of the straps included in the kit incorrectly. First is the thighs: there were two very long pieces of webbing that I got mixed up with some of the webbing I had, and ended up cutting them for other things. So they're actually meant to attach to the thighs and go on like suspenders. Instead, I had used the elastic straps meant to hold the biceps up as holds for the thighs. This is not working since the elastic is obviously already stretching. I'm not worried about the biceps, because they hold up pretty well, but I might switch it too 3. clean up forearms So I worked on the forearms when I had the flu, so they're pretty jank. Fine for costuming, but the perfectionist in me is twitchy. First is I need to remove the return edges on the wrist, they're where my main armor bite is. Also possibly trim down the whole thing , again armor bites at the elbow. Next is to possibly bondo or caulk the seams where the greeblie is attached to the forearm. I was a little overzealous when sanding it, so there's some slight gaps. Lastly, to clean up joint. I had the idea of using ABS past to join the pieces, not realizing that the abs paste had bubbles in it, and had slightly discolored. I kinda want to learn about bondo, but then I'd have to paint it. 4. Redo seams on the legs My thighs and shins were a lot smaller than the kit, so I ended up trimming a lot from it. The result was that they were a little less curved, and can tell the plastic is pulling hard on the E6000 glue. I might ABS paste this, since as messed up as my forearms look, they're super secure. The bottom of the shin might need some trimming, since I'm pretty short and it knocks into my boots 5. getting a different size shoe so Imperial Surplus had a boot that was sold with the kit, and I was advised to go down about half a size. Well I'm actually in between a 7.5 and a 8, so wearing a size 7 actually is not the most comfortable. Since I've worn it obviously can't return/exchange, so the question is whether to contact them to get the larger size, or to get a different one completely ALSO.. I ORDERED A BLACK FEM7 KIT. SO STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER BUILD IN THE FUTURE... hopefully better documented and more carefully done ALSO. I DID ORDER THE LEGACY TK KIT. Guess I might actually try to join the 501st... but I'm really scared of all teh snap plates! I got away with velcro'ing everything in this one~!!
  11. Thank you so much! I kinda wish I had documented it a little bit better so that others would be able as well, but it was a speed build after all.
  12. eh... technically the category was "Most Creative", and the winner was a DIY costume based off of an HR pun.... oh wellz.....
  13. Holy cow I did it!! Unfortunately did not win the costume contest, but I'm so happy! Armor bites and all (ouch ouch ouch)!!
  14. I have had dental issues in the past, and worked with kids who have had allergies. So I prepared some alternative treats instead of candy for some kiddos. Legos were from a kit I had, they're like $5 a piece. But I found a bunch of toys at Ross, and each Hasbro figurine came out to under $2 Think the kiddos will like?
  15. NP! Just wanted to make a repository of information.
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