Perhaps it's a bit early to make this topic, though in my mind I feel its good to get things right... before the boxes come! A good use of time, since there's currently a snowstorm.
R1 TK Hard Armor kit - ABS Plastic - 850 Armorworks - 2/11/20 Estimated ship
R1 TK Helmet kit - Hybrid Urethene / Polyester Resin - Headshot Props - 2/4/20 Estimated ship (Yes I'm aware about them)
E-11 prebuild - Aluminum, Resin, Plastic - QuestDesignCanada - 3/28/20 (will need "upgrades" for R1. D-Ring, Counter, Flashlight) R1 TK Gloves - Leather - Endorfinders - 1/24/20 Estimate Arrived 1/23/20! Helmet Lens Plastic -TrooperBay - 1/25/20 Estimate Arrived 1/25/20 Frown Mesh Wiremesh -TrooperBay - 1/25/20 Estimate Arrived 1/25/20 Helmet Brow Rubber -TrooperBay - 1/25/20 Estimate Arrived 1/25/20 Helm S Seal Rubber -TrooperBay - 1/25/20 Estimate Arrived 1/25/20
1P Undersuit Cotton/Lycra -ExtremeRacing - 2/1/20 Estimate
On the Todo / Looking into / to Order list:
R1 TK Gloves - Leather - Endorfinders Undersuit.... Any recommendations?
Neck seal... Contacted GeekyPink with some Qs, their products look great.
Balaclava... I own some winter balaclavas, though they're... for winter.... should this be tight fitting or loose? The one I have is tight and a bit thick.
Knee Gaskets.. Depends on undersuit.
R1 TK boots -Leather -Imperial Boots (Reminder set for 12am Feburary to make an order) TK Belt -Canvas -Imperial Issue [CRL States BELT SHALL BE MADE IN PLASTIC / 2 PART PLASTIC, included with 850 Armorwork kit.]
Helmet Lens... Trooperbay or Amazon/Ebay for dark green face-shields lens.
Harness... Possibly GeekyPink or just wear black suspenders.
Paints - Full automotive Primers, Flat, Gloss, paints. (Local) Gonna touch base with my father on this, as he's a current Car Salesman, former Mechanic and Bodyshop worker.
Strap/ Hookups.. Elastic straps with snap buttons Teeth mesh... Easy to find in local stores. Same goes for the Hovi Mix Tips (Hovi Tip Covers still needed) Brow trim... Rubber bar from local stores.. Anyone have reference on how much the brow protrudes?
ABS plastic... Hoping to use the 'scrap' from the Armor kit for details like the Tube stripe blue indents. Aswell as re-enforcement if needed. If not, then Buying a sheet off of amazon. Most of the small stuff here, like glue and buying more clamps Travel container... Looking into it. Local Garrison suggests 50 gallon Husky 37 inch wheeled container. Purchased!
Helmet lining... Home made using foam and leather
Onboard mic... Possibly iComm from TK6294. Hide it underneath all the clothing / chestplate.
Helmet AC... Something I plan to look into later. I've never really had an overheat issue with my head in previous costumes with thermal wear. (regular clothes + insulated bodysuit + biker pads). Concerning fogged up lens, usually id coat them with a AntiFog agent / Ceramic spray. Lasts a few hours, though temporary.
M300A Mini Scout Light.... would this work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Element-Airsoft-M300A-Mini-Scout-Flashlight-Black-180-Lumens-EX-191-/141610520007
E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster... out of the price range
Anything I'm missing? My workshop and dremel have been ready.
Also worth noting I've been in contact with my local garrison, have been very welcoming and eager to help if needed!
Complete before July 2020. 5 months of building.
Acceptance into 501st eventually leading to Level 3.