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  1. An Andre from another facebook group also received their kit w/ white pauldron, so it sounds like small waves go out. Perhaps when they get a large shipment, 3/4 goes to Disneyland, with 1/4 going to preorder fulfillment?
  2. Hello all, When I received my kit last year, it came with the belt fixed to the front of the AB plate with rivets. I would like to know if this is okay for EIB and Centurion. My previous kit had snaps holding the belt to the front of the suit, but could occasionally get knocked off, so I haven't bothered to try to replace the rivets. I haven't found anything in the CRL about the belt having to be removable. Ive tried searching but haven't found an answer. For the picture of the belt and holster, can it be taken still on the AB, as long as you can clearly see the holster mounting screws? Thanks all
  3. This is a warning for those looking to purchase from Diversity Props. There are numerous people in a kit collectors group on facebook reporting of unanswered communication attempts with Diversity Props. Some are saying Wayne has gone out of business, some get the "its almost done" bit and then nothing more, and a few having difficulties getting a refund, having to go through paypal by filing a claim. If you currently have a kit on order, I recommend attempting to contact him to get a firm update on your kits status. If you are thinking of purchasing a kit from them, make sure you have solid communication with them before attempting to purchase, and when using paypal, make sure that there is a fee for good and services, in the event you may need a refund. There may be a reason why Wayne is unavailable right now, and hopefully that is rectified quickly. Please note, this is not an attempt to slander Wayne or Diversity Props, but merely a warning to those who are financially involved and may be at risk. I hope that whatever is going on gets fixed asap, so I can delete this post, and the membership can continue to have a trusted armor supplier.
  4. So it sounds like on Thursday, Anovos sent out shipping invoices to the next batch of orders. 4 people in the facebook group announced they had received theirs. What was interesting is that one of them ordered their kit Oct 3rd of '16 (without helmet), while there are still many from March-September (with helmet) that haven't received invoices yet. Last month, Anovos was okay with shipping most of the kit, minus the helmet and soft parts. Perhaps they have helmets arriving soon, and decided to get out a few non helmet orders (though ordered later?). Or whats probably more likely, Anovos doesn't care and are shipping out of order. Oh, and shipping to Florida was $90. I think Anovos ships from Los Angeles?
  5. I think the most affordable maker is 850, kits instock at $350 (no helmet, might have white ABS in stock, mostly black ABS). Legit makers of FOTK (that I know of) ANOvos - coming from China/USA, white ABS with resin bits, available on the 3rd day of each leap year Back Stage Props (BSP) - white ABS armor, resin helmet?, to be released in the coming months (just beginning test pulls) Diversity Props - available from Europe, TLJ, ABS armor, resin helmet? Lots of reports of poor communication, refund issues Jimmiroquai - available from Indonesia?, flexible fiberglass, resin helmet?, both TFA and TLJ KB Props - available from USA, black/white ABS, resin helmet, TFA, not sure if TLJ yet 850 Armor works - available from USA?, both white and black ABS, resin helmet?, TFA Recast FN Armor - white ABS, absolutely horrible
  6. Some want the only officially licensed armor. Maybe they enjoyed their ANH kits, and want to support the maker. The kits were also advertised that they could be assembled without painting. Others saw $600 FOTK kit in ABS as a good deal. Plenty of reasons to go with Anovos, just as there are plenty of reasons to go with others, like Jimmi or KB or Diversity.
  7. I think Anovos said previously that the because of all the delays, kits will ship trimmed as a thanks for sticking with them They did say they would start shipping by the end of March, they just didn't say how many
  8. Sweet! I was just thinking about contacting them to see if an upgrade to the TLJ helmets would be possible. The final line "helmet ships separately from main kit" is a worry though...
  9. Chinese New Year usually hits manufacturing a bit hard. Thousands of companies shut down for 1-2 weeks, then flood the shipping market in an attempt to make up for lost time. We just had parts arrive this week at work that failed our Quality Control process, so we'll have to wait until mid March to get those parts remade and shipped.
  10. Not entirely sure, but I think its one of the older Jimmi kits. His newer ones are supposed to be quite a bit lighter in weight...
  11. Glad you're doing a TK Aaron. 17 Vaders is a lot for us, so more TKs are always welcome!
  12. Not without work. It sounds like we're planning to remove them and replace with metal holsters. Hard to tell without handling, but the pulls look sharp.
  13. Once your registration is approved, you should be able to see this link http://www.garrisontitan.com/theboard/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9358
  14. Welcome Chris! If you in WA state, your local garrison is Garrison Titan. While you are unable to officially join the garrison without a costume, you can still become involved with the garrison until you're ready to join with your costume. You can come out to our monthly meet-and-greet, which is at Round Table Pizza in Renton. If you're unable to make it to a meet and greet, you can still come out to events we're at as a spotter. Spotters are invaluable and key to a successful troop, and you don't have to be a member to be one of our spotters. It will get you an up close look at not only the costumes you want to build, but also the process of putting it on, moving in it, and interacting with the crowds. Any questions you have about certain parts can be viewed and answered in person. ATA is a fantastic kit, it was my first kit and I loved it. It assembles nearly identical to most other kits, so as the others have mentioned, check out build threads on this forum, preferable ones that are sticky'd to the top, as they're great builds and full of info and photos. What I also like to do is check out the subforum where members apply for Level 2 and Level 3 TKs, Expert Infantrymen and Centurion. You see their submission photos showing kits of the highest quality, as well as specific comments on where to improve a part if it doesn't meet the standards.
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