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FTL900

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  1. OK, after a quick search on 3DPOGO and finding nothing, I pulled the trigger, pardon the pun. He says he'll do returns/refunds within 30 days, so I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.
  2. I just ran across this blaster on Etsy from 3DPOGO. It looks really good, anyone have any experience with it? It looks well made for $170. Link below the picture. https://www.etsy.com/listing/722047026/star-wars-e-11-blaster-rifle?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=star+wars+e-11+blaster&ref=sr_gallery-1-4&organic_search_click=1&pro=1&frs=1
  3. Thanks!! 20 years in the army taught me how much fun rubber gloves are, with or without liners. I'll go with the nomex for now, and if i need to upgrade later, it's not a big bucks item.
  4. Perhjaps partner with someone in the US that can make these locally and avoid the overseas shipping costs??
  5. I'd prefer to avoid rubber gloves if possible, I know how quickly they can get hot inside. I beleive the spec says rubber, leather, or Nomex. Would these be acceptable? https://www.amazon.com/Original-Military-FLYERS-GLOVES-Flight/dp/B07CWH3V85/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=black%2BMilitary%2BNomex%2Bgloves&qid=1605834985&s=apparel&sr=1-7&th=1
  6. I've been emailing the local garrison and getting very informative replies each time. I'm sure they get all the same questions from every n00b that comes along, but Clay has been very helpful and patient with me. I wish we weren't as nailed down as we aree, and I think Las Vegas is fixiing to close up shop again for another 2 weeks. With all that happening, there aren't any build nights, and not even events that I could attend as a spectator.
  7. I just sent a bunch of cash to RSProps for a trimmed ANH TK. Other than that, I'm doing LOADS of reading and learning.
  8. That's good advice. I wasn't thinking of using it in any particular application, just that i have one. Also, speaking of trying things on scraps, I've been using a product for years to glue ABS plastic motorcycle parts back together... and it typically comes out as strong as the ABS. It used to be available in Ace Hardware, but now they carry JB Weld brand and it's total crap. Amazon still carries this Devcon brand. It's about $8.
  9. Okay, this is getting scary expensive. $750. https://www.ebay.com/itm/E11-BLASTER-KIT-VINTAGE-HENGSTLER-M38-REPLICA-RAIL-TTRACK-REAL-STERLING-MAG/283409840309?hash=item41fc8af8b5:g:5tUAAOSwHQxcgtE7
  10. What's the scoop with this one, anyone ever see one in person?? It's out of South Carolina. It looks incredible since it's mostly made of metal and not plastic trying to look like metal. It's big bucks, but I don't wanna buy several better ones until I get there. It's $425. The unassembled kit is $399, so I'd likely pay a little extra to have them drill and grind and assemble it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/E11-BLASTER-BASIC-BUILD-REPLICA/283271586772?hash=item41f44d63d4:g:y5kAAOSwKOZb9aZW
  11. Thanks, that helps a lot. My teen years were full of building plastic model kits, so I think I'll be fine with that. Plus I already have a heat gun, dremel, and other things for modding motorcycles. Kit ordered!
  12. Like everyone else that's new, I'm drowning in a sea of do's and don'ts, and an overload of advice. I think I'm gonna go with RS Propmasters strictly on reputation, but I have questions for those that have gone before me. 1. What's the practical difference between ABS and PVC in this application? Which is preferable? 2. When ordering, 'strapping pack' is optional. What is that, straps to hold the suit together? 3. Full commission or self build... since it arrives in parts and pieces, how much work is really involved in finishing a self-build kit to the commisson level? 4. Self-build doesn't include blaster or boots. What else is missing that I'll need? 5. I'm looking at the ANH blaster. RS is out of stock on all three blaster styles. Is that something I can source more locally? (I'm in Nevada) Thanks for your help and advice!
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