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KindofaBigDeal

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About KindofaBigDeal

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    Male
  • Location
    WI

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  • Name
    Zach
  • 501st ID
    7024
  • 501st Unit
    Wisconsin Garrison

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  1. Thanks man, I love that the whole kit is basically assembled. Our squad is a tight group - we just hit 29 members! Our life day celebration (Squad Holiday Party) was a great success. Sanded a few pieces by hand this weekend. Before and after pics are attached. Before Sanding After Sanding Has anyone tried using a mouse sander to speed up the process? I think you would have to be careful and use a low setting. Might be helpful on some of the larger pieces. Not sure it's worth the risk but can't hurt to ask if it's been done before. My friend in the squad ordered Jim's TLJ kit which should be shipping this week if all goes well. I'm excited for him to get it so we can work together! Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  2. Everything has been washed. I used rubber dish washing gloves to protect my hands from the fiberglass and washed all pieces in soap and water. I went to local hardware store and picked up some heavy duty work gloves for sanding fiberglass, goggles and a sanding gripper with various sand papers. Sanding Gripper https://www.menards.com/main/paint/sandpaper-abrasives/power-tool-sandpaper-abrasives/masterforce-reg-hook-loop-3-1-2-x-5-1-2-detail-sanding-kit-12-pack/7330-018/p-1444423435229-c-14240.htm I'll be having hosting our squad Life Day themed holiday party tomorrow and everyone is excited to see the kit! More updates to come. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  3. BBB day is here!!! Time to celebrate! I couldn't be happier with the quality from Jim. The details are crisp, and due to the thickness of the pieces they look quite durable. I have a fiberglass scout helmet that's quite heavy so I was concerned about how much the flexible fiberglass pieces would weigh compared to Abs plastic, however having both in hand they're extremely comparable. I am most excited that a lot of the parts come assembled (yoke, forearms, thighs, biceps, spats) and I believe it will save a lot of time compared to some of the other options available. My plan is to sand all pieces interior and exterior to get rid of the fiberglass bits. Then I'll give them a good wash with soap and water to get rid any mold release chemicals. Super excited to start my third build, it's bringing back nostalgia of my last to BBB days Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks for the feedback troopers! I received my bucket today! Lightweight, standard TFA variant. Buckets on
  5. Thanks for the great compliments everyone! I'm glad to know I made the right decision with my purchases. Next up is the blaster which I got off eBay. It is a rubber like material with metal accent pieces. There are decals where the LEDs would be. This was an upgrade from a 3d printed blaster which just didn't have enough weight to it and the print lines were visible. Really liking this one! Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  6. While we wait for the armor to arrive I uploaded photos from my SE-44C Side-arm build. I also wanted to share the items I've already acquired. I am extremely impressed with the quality of the boots from Imperial Boots and Gloves from Endor Finders. Both feel high quality and fit great and as far as I can tell they are accurate to the current CRL.
  7. After building a Biker Scout and a Galactic Marine, I figure I'll complete the costuming saga with the TFA Stormtrooper. Seeing the Force Awakens with my 501st friends is an experience I'll never forget. The TKs in the drop ship was an awesome reveal! Ordered TFA Kit from Jimmiroquai (shipping around 1/27) Helmet prebuilt secondhand (Estimated delivery 1/23) Need to Order Undersuit Gaskets Belt Received Gloves - Endor Finders Boots - Imperial Boots Neck Seal - Geeky Pink Accessories Metal thigh holster - R2Dan Z-26 Riot Baton - Amazon SE-44C Side-arm - 850 Armorworks F-11D Blaster Rifle - Ebay
  8. I will be painting my kit myself. I learned during the process of building my galactic marine that painting isn't difficult and is actually kind of relaxing for me. It will also save money from paying someone to do it.
  9. You will all be proud to know on this day, 12 years later, I've ordered Jims kit and will begin my journey to become a TFA First Order stormtrooper! I will of course share my journey in a build thread! For the First Order!
  10. Please enable 501st access https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=10273 Thank you
  11. Excited to see your continued progress. Thanks for keeping us posted. You are doing great and keep getting closer to completing your build! Keep it up and soon you will be part of Devastator Squad!
  12. Looking Good trooper. Keep it up. -7024
  13. Looks great trooper, keep up the good work. Can't wait for you to join Devastator Squad and the WI Garrison!
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