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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. on the backside, glue a scrap of ABS in with CA glue. That will give it strength. then blend your crack with some ABS paste.... it will look perfect from the outside and be strong enough.
  2. Should I move up more and cut at the second line? Should it be between where I cut and my second line, or is this a good length? cut more off. maybe between the lines, but I think up to the second line is fine.
  3. she had a blast. she was the hit of the troop. all the troopers loved it. she loved the attention. kids loved her too. she had a few armor bites, and was a bit clumsy with walking... but I think she was cooler than when she wore the jawa.
  4. The knee plate is good. The problem is my daughter is probably on the tall side for wearing this armor. I need to make a little adjustment to angle the knee plate a bit so it doesnt hit her kneecap! The back of the helmet does stick out a little. it is only noticable from the side view. She didn't complain of getting too hot, so air must have been OK. I didn't even install fans yet!
  5. Walt makes a very nice kit. easy to build.
  6. still a few tweaks to finish. need to get some boots the knee plate was digging into her leg, so we had to take it off.... will get it adjusted.
  7. Those glue spots will just be weathering Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk
  8. your shoulders look to be sticking out. Hard to tell from the pics, but do you have a really big shoulder width? for instance - how tall / how much do you weigh?
  9. hey! what happened to the forearm gap conclusion! the suspense is killing me! seriously - to me the gap is not enough to be concerned with. shin trimming looks good to me. when you test fit you might find you want to take a little more off on the top of the shins
  10. If a person's legs are so wide as to need the front ridge to be 50mm across, should he have the cover strip be 50mm also, or keep it 20mm and allow ridge to show on both sides of the cover strip.?
  11. thanks for posting I have enjoyed watching them
  12. I buy most of my elastic from http://www.createforless.com/search/results.aspx?txtSearch=elastic even with a Joann's sale, they may be cheaper
  13. the best method I have found is - I took 1 inch wide elastic about 10 inches length. I attached a small square of ABS (1 x 1 inch) to the elastic with a rivet, on each end of the elastic. then E6000 glue the abs squares inside the calf pieces forming a U shapped "stirrup", so that the bottom of the U is just at the opening to the ankle. I put my leg into the stirrup while holding the back of the calf open, then slide into the boot. There is enough stretch and tension with the elastic to keep it down very tight. I agree that your boots are not completely accurate, and would not qualify you for advanced status like EIB - but they should be fine for general 501st approval IMO.
  14. TK5144

    NE on ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HIGH-GLOSS-WHITE-ABS-STORMTROOPER-SANDTROOPER-INSPIRED-ARMOR-KIT-100-PHOTOS-/291031666318?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43c2d6ce8e I think this is actually the NE maker selling kits now on ebay? cheaper than the suppliers here by over a hundred dollars (unless they have lowered prices recently)
  15. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KUURP2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 i like these magnets
  16. 1. I did some of it both ways. As long as you are using something like E6000 for glue, you should be fine to glue both sides at once. If you want to be sure that they are straight the first time, then do one at a time. 2. yes the back half will have to be all at once. 3. I used inside strips, just because I thought it would add more strength. In retrospect, I will probably try my next build without them. The E6000 is pretty strong.
  17. is PVC more difficult the makers to vacuform it? Why does no one else offer PVC?
  18. for not much more than that money you could get the lands end chelsea.
  19. Thanks for clarifying this. I thought it was still OK for basic approval.
  20. I did not know that you could not even get a 501st approved TK with CAboots anymore. The CRL page still even show someone wearing CAboots. I knew for EIB and Centurion that more accuracy would be needed.
  21. Is there elastic that attaches the bicep to the shoulder bell? or just the elastic the loops around the bicep that is only physically attached to the shoulder bell?
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