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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. I haven't been on the boards regularly, so I am just now seeing this. This is heartbreaking news. Buckets off!
  2. Congratulations and welcome!!!! Looking sharp!
  3. Yeah, that's very true, but then they'll look like Sandies..lol.
  4. I'm jealous! I just started collecting and am slowly growing my collection.
  5. Jason, I believe this will be available at Target soon. Keep your eyes peeled.
  6. I found the belt tutorial with elastic here on the boards. Reworking the belt the way you have described should be an easy task.
  7. Thanks! I had a piece of ABS in the holster area but removed it because when I heated it to give some curve, it caused the elastic to bunch up some and left an impression of the shape in the canvas. Do you recommend foregoing the internal elastic then?
  8. Such an AWESOME surprise on my birthday!!!! I’m giddy!
  9. Thank you ShaSha. I used duck cloth with two layers of 3” elastic for reinforcement. I am open to suggestions on better ways And materials to construct the belt.
  10. I’M SO EXCITED!!!! Thank you so much and thanks to everyone who gave advice on my build as well as those who provided such great build threads to reference!
  11. ...and then there were these! https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plasticolor-Star-Wars-Stormtrooper-Heavy-Duty-2-Piece-27-in-x-18-in-Vinyl-Car-Mats-001482R01/207163461?
  12. I agree. I would expect them to provide you with the materials needed for the adjustment, if they haven't included any already, and possibly something else to make the trouble worthwhile. They have a great reputation, so I don't doubt they will work to make it right.
  13. I can understand your nervousness, we all faced it. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources here to guide you along and once you make that first cut, you'll feel more confident. Despite the frustration, none of what you are experiencing is unexpected. Just be glad they are too big rather than the opposite.
  14. Congrats on your BBB!!!!!! It definitely appears you have a little work ahead of you. It almost looks like you have enough room to completely cut out on either side of the cover strips on the thighs, trim to fit, and reattach new cover strips. By all means, this is only an observation and I wouldn't go in gung ho based on this, but it should be an easy fix nonetheless. You will likely have to remove the cover strips on the shins, trim to fit, and reapply the strips. You are 95% there!
  15. Thanks Glen! An awesome addition to my profile pic once I achieve the rank! I hope to garner more interest in the 501st and our mission!
  16. Congratulations Edward! Welcome to FISD! I began my journey a few short months ago after wanting to be a part of this great organization, and brotherhood/sisterhood, for many years! It is a fun ride and can be full of challenges, but even more rewards. I have had my chance to troop a few times over the past month or so and it is very rewarding seeing the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike! Bringing joy is addictive!
  17. Here is what I have currently which, more or less, follows the angle of the front of the face piece.
  18. Welcome to the Detachment! Persistence in both your ambition to become a member of the 501st as well as throughout your build process has definitely paid off. Looking good Trooper!
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