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tk-1842

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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About tk-1842

  • Rank
    Expert Infantryman
  • Birthday 08/20/1973

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Des Moines, Iowa

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  • Name
    Phil
  • 501st ID
    1842
  • 501st Unit
    Central Garrison
  1. cool. let me know how those turn out. :-)
  2. Looking to purchase a finished pair. Can't find anything on here anymore.
  3. I agree...is the MRCE helmet even still available?
  4. This new kit has so much more detail than its predecessor. Curved edges...removable ab button section...sandtrooper options...hand plate options...extra thickness all around...thumb prints on the bicep..I love it. It's made with extra width on all pieces to accomodate the larger trooper, from the ab section to the kidney plate there is plenty of material so no filler is needed. I'm jealous because this kit isn't even mine but our soon to be TK Angie's here in Iowa. [/img]
  5. Is there a way to possibly cut the ab section under the belt to allow oneself to go pee? The reason I ask is I'm going to a halloween costume party and there will be drinking and well...I'll have to pee eventually and I really don't want to completely armor down each time. I also don't want to do anything though that will remove my expert status. Any ideas?
  6. I used abs glue and never had any problems with my snap pieces. You just have to make sure you use a fair amount around the piece and it will never come off.
  7. What bells are those? I like the return edge on them.
  8. There are plenty of events state wide, I'm sure I'll run into you someday.
  9. I'm 6ft 175lbs. Thanks for the compliments. This set up has held up very well over the last several months now.
  10. My system has worked very well for me, and it's very easy to set up. Remember, if you attached your armor to your body suit, you'd have to re-do it all when your undersuit finally wore out, which will happen in time. Here is a topic I posted on my set up. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions. http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=6885&hl=
  11. You can use the spare abs belt that comes with the kit. You don't want to use that for the belt anyways. Score it, then break it into 1 1/2" squares. Then drill a hole through the middle and snap it up.
  12. Hey guys, sorry I haven't been on in a while. I just noticed this thread I started has shown some interest. I purchased my snaps at JO ANN Fabrics. I also got the elastic strapping there. Just to add, I haven't had one snap pop since I've been trooping, except for the few times my bicep strap came undone. This is minor and can be easily fixed with double snaps or locking snaps. I have done plenty of crazy stuff in it too, including a parade troop at Trek Fest three weeks ago. A friend of mine did his set up the exact same way I did and he has had a few minor problems, but mostly because he is a much bigger guy than I am. Most people find the snaps can pop off from the shoulder bells and the bicep straps. His did this, but mostly his belt gave him problems. If you're not over 190lbs and about 5' 10" or taller you should be fine with this set up. Snaps are definately the way to go however. I have seen way too many troopers having endless problems in mid troop with just velcro . Good luck.
  13. Welcome to FISD. I'm in Des Moines. Depending on how much money you want to spend you have plenty of options. I went with the least expensive route, with an FX lite kit and a MRCE helmet. And I am very happy with my results. We have great people who can help you every step of the way. My pics are posted on my profile. You need to stop by the central garrison and say hi too. Hope to troop with ya someday soon.
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