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Mar2D2

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  • Birthday 11/01/1980

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    Towcester, England

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    Martyn
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    UK Garrison

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  1. Ab buttons have now been attached. Do any of you troopers know the exact colour, make, number etc. of the blue RS Propmasters use for their ab buttons? I have a couple of small chips on the bottom button from sizing up my ammo belt. Cheers, Martyn. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks TKSpartan really appreciate it. I'm trying so hard to keep to the original suit construction (Just with neater cutting and trimming etc.) as well as following as may build threads as I can, to get ideas on what other troopers are doing to improve the durability, personal fit and comfort of the armour. There are some real Gems popping up the more I read the forums. The experience and knowledge from senior troopers, I feel, is essential to getting this right the first time around. To any future troopers or newbies (like myself) following my Build thread. I have a few words of advice; Take your time, Do your research, Cross check your work with actual pictures from the movies or the movies themselves, Don't be afraid to ask questions as there is so much knowledge and experience within the FISD (Troopers helping Troopers) Remember everyone was "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." a newbie. One of the best pieces of advice i was given at the start was; measure twice (or Five times), before cutting!
  3. That is really good advice, Thank you. I found that when applying the E6000 to the re-enforcing strips, a little bit of Glue ended up on the thread of the screw when putting them back together so hopefully this will be enough keep the nuts in place? I guess only time trooping will tell if it actually worked! Cheers, Martyn (Mar2D2)
  4. Whilst following other TK build threads, I decided to reinforce the holes for the strapping brackets as I have gone for the original screen accurate strapping method. I may convert to the snap style at a later date. I used scrap off cut pieces of plastic rather than the left over cover strip pieces as I found that using the cover strip off cuts made the return edges slightly too thick for the small screws and nuts attaching the brackets, where the off cuts have been thinned out during the vac-form process. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. The shins were tricky! What's with the sniper knee plate not wanting to fit first time? I guess it's ment to look like that, as it's more screen accurate than the more idealised look. Dan "CableGuy" did a post about this which I found very useful and also reminded me that, the original suits were pretty much just mashed together and are all unique in their own ways. I found that, because the RS Armour was made from Simon's original Sandtrooper. It had 2 right shins and when attaching the cover strips, the back opening was misaligned. I therefore decided to go for Velcro rather than the "bra hook" method for the rear closures. I know it's not screen accurate but solved the misalignment issue. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Once I was happy with the forearms, I felt that the legs needed the same level of attention. I wasn't happy with the back of the thighs as I tried to keep on some extra plastic to compensate for my wider legs. Since then, I have lost a far bit of weight (intentional) and my legs are now a lot closer the the original sizes described by Rob at RS Propmasters. Again, let me know what you guys think? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. I have also been working on some of the finer details, like tidying up the return edges and adding the elastic, connecting the biceps and forearms. I removed all of the return edges on the wrist end of the forearms as per the Crl and for a more movie accurate appearance. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. Here are some better quality pics. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  9. Morning troopers, It's been a while, so I thought I would give you all a little update on my build so far. I have found that the more I work with the materials, tools and plastic of the armour, the more confident i became and less worried about cutting and trimming. I used single cap rivits to finally construct my TK main ammo belt. I followed Ross from RWA with regards to the blaster holster attachment so it can be removed or replaced. I made the holster myself, but may swap out for a more rigid bought one. Let me know what you think? Comments a very welcome. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  10. Brian muir Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks, Roger that! [emoji1303][emoji1303] Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks [emoji1591][emoji41][emoji1591] Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  13. Just a quick post of my belt progress. I have also been playing about with my drop boxes; I've installed a small magnet and filed down a single nut & bolt for each box, stuck with E6000 and used white cloth tape as a hinge. I've seen a couple of build thread doing a simular thing to store bank cards, small phone etc. Whilst trooping. Let me know what you think? (Nothing has been attached to the belt yet). Cheers, Martyn. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks TKSpartan, appreciate the reference pics. I will make the adjustments and post my results once done. [emoji1591][emoji41][emoji1591] Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. Hi troopers, I what to start on my TK belt. Do the dimensions I've marked out look correct? Many thanks, Martyn. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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