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About Krisko720

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  • Birthday 06/16/1980

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    Arvada, Colorado
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    Backcountry Skiing, Alpine Skiing, CrossFit, Hiking and Star Wars

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  1. Great work. It’s too bad Anovos is being the way they are, it really is a great looking set of armor! You’re killing it. Glad to see someone else had a set of rubber, I’ll be doing mine soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I do like it. But not enough to build another character. I’d go Mandalorian or get better quality pieces to upgrade my Obi Wan. I gotta get me one of those printers. Seems dangerous though. The ability to make things.. I don’t have the room to display all the stuff I’d wanna print! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hmm.. I like this. I didn’t see a 3.5 jack on the BlastFX board but I know there is an option for an external source in the menu. Of course I can always add one if need be. Thanks for the tip! I wouldn’t mind rocking some blaster sounds on the super loud speaker I have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Lol, that’s about where I’m at! I was hoping to get more done by now, but guess what.. still sanding. I have managed to make it through the layer of filler primer and was able to clean up most all of the pieces for paint. A few of the parts needed some touch ups with filler primer to even put the surface a bit more. I added some epoxy putty to a couple of spots with larger gaps or where the 3D print strands weren’t completely filling in the voids. I have the SE-44C almost ready for the regular primer stage. Of course this means more sanding between the coats of everything, but at least it’s fine grit and I won’t really be shaping anything else. I have also started sanding and shaping a few of the F-11D parts. And I was even able to find a speaker to replace the one I have. The speaker that comes with the BlastFX is made to mount inside the inner tube of the E-11. I don’t have the room for it on this rifle so I found a speaker that will fit inside the power pack (the box that’s behind the magazine). It has the same specs as the round one I have, although smaller, and even has an enclosure. Found it at a hobby train supply shop online. I’ll post more about this mod once I get it to work. Also looking to install the larger BlastFX screen. Granted the F-11D doesn’t have a display, but the BlastFX screen graphics are just too cool not to have. I’ll probably hide it with a blank off plate for accuracy but will be able to take the plate off to show off the screen if I want to. The E-11’s have this counter screen. If you haven’t seen the BlastFX in action it’s definitely worth the watch on YouTube. Here’s the counter screen. Of course each screen (the scope display and the counter display) can be changed to a number of moving graphics. So anyway, I’ll update more once I get some color on the SE-44C! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Saw on instagram that this is happening.. in case anyone needs another bucket to add to their collection. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Just so you know.. because I made the mistake.. the line I circled in your pic is not a trim line. It’s where the spat sits on the shin. It’s misleading because it looks like every other trim line. I’m waiting on another set of shins because of this. Just wanted to save you from a potential bad cut! Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Pretty sure my fingerprints are gone by now.. lol. I’ll try the soap and water. Thanks for the tip! The detail parts are so time consuming with the file set. The 3D print definitely isn’t perfect but I’m sure it’s miles beyond what was available before 3D printers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Tiny update. Got the SE-44C ready for some filler primer. Took down the striations with some 120grit paper and my small file for the tiny spaces and then went over that with 120 and 150 grit sponge sanding blocks. Still need to add some putty to a few small areas for filler. But overall the PLA is nice to work with and the wall thickness of the print allows for some work to be done to it. The strands hold together nicely and have only pulled out a couple of spots. But nothing some putty won’t fix. Once I lay down some filler primer I’ll start working my way up in grits until she’s ready to prime and paint. I think these are going to turn out really nice. More to come soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’m not sure how I missed this thread.. it is definitely chock full of greatly detailed work! I will agree and say that it ranks up there with those used for researching ways to accomplish a build. I’m digging those spat closures! Might have to use that idea for mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve been working on the pistol and haven’t played around with placement too much yet. I’ll take some more pics when I get home later. The speaker isn’t too large in diameter, but the magnet is pretty thick and chunky. I’m going to pick up a battery for the BlastFX so I can play around with the speaker placement. Not sure if enclosing it will muffle it too much or not. Again, if it won’t work I may have to switch to another speaker. Pretty sure the BlastFX is primarily designed to work for the E-11. So I’m wading into uncharted waters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I appreciate the kind words. It has all been a learning process. Not at all easy and has been waaay more expensive than I originally anticipated. But it is an enjoyable process and has been rewarding. The payoff comes every time I suit up for a test fit! The electronics will prove to be a challenge but seeing videos of different working blasters with lights and sounds was too tempting to not give it a try! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I made a post on the First Order Stormtroopers FB group page and Darren ended up putting me in touch with Justin Lee Morrison. I believe he also makes holsters, but cannot conform this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Started sanding and filing down a few pieces on the SE-44C last night to begin cleaning up some areas before I lay down the filler primer. So far I’m digging the prints. The red piece that is used for the light is too small and too skinny, so I’m going to use an idea I found on another build and use a small red LEGO. It should allow me to get the look I want and let the light shine through. Looks to be a pretty straight forward process with the pistol. Just going to continue to bodywork the parts until they’re smooth. I’m not at all a fan of print striations. - The F-11D has quite a few more parts. The entire assembly is built around an aluminum pipe. It’s very sturdy and has some decent weight to it. It will prove a tad challenging to fit the Tramp BlastFX kit into this blaster. There aren’t any build threads with this exact kit that I can find so I’ll fly solo and see what I can do. The lighting is a no brainer. It’s setup just like an E-11 with LED strip up front and LEDs in the magazine and the other boxes. Just need to find a spot for the rotary switch and the push button switch. The battery will most likely go in the lower magazine compartment. I’ll have to use some more magnets to allow the outer magazine to be removable. The main piece that’ll be a bigger challenge is the speaker. It’s a beefy speaker and will need a mount of some sort. I’ll have to place it somewhere where it can be heard but most importantly where it can easily fit. Any ideas or threads with this information? I’m definitely stepping into another big project with the electronics being added. I knew this going in but the BlastFX kit is just so awesome and I had to have a working prop. Oh.. and almost forgot. I also picked up the replica Scout light for this. I have a few real tactical guns and I’m a fan of lasers and lights. So the Scout light was a must. This is a SOTAC M300B. It’s about $30 and is identical to the real $300 SureFire model. Anyway, just wanted to post a few pics before I start getting too carried away. I’ll be working on the SE-44C first. More pics to come over the weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. After waiting since the end of October.. my little brown box finally arrived! I got these from 3D-Props: *DIY Standard F-11D (TLJ Version) + LED + BlastFX *M300 Scout Light *DIY SE-44C Blaster Pistol The print quality is pretty decent from what I can tell. Definitely not paint ready like one company I have seen, but the parts themselves are pretty thick and sturdy. A huge step above my shield parts I had to work with. The SE-44C seems pretty straightforward. Just a few little parts to complete the assembly. The F-11D has quite a few small parts. But again, good prints with tight fitting pieces and nice tolerances. Just a bit of sanding and some cleanup to do. I didn’t receive any instructions and there aren’t any build groups or threads that I’ve found yet. A little unsure where everything goes, especially having all of the electronics to install, but as the armor has taught me.. finding out is part of the fun! Should make some progress on these by the weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I will let the other (more knowledgeable) guys here answer in more detail, but for an approved weapon.. the short answer is no. I asked the same thing when I first joined here. I bought two for my nephews and was seriously impressed with the Nerf as a toy weapon. But it doesn’t match up in terms of being the correct dimensions for a screen used weapon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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