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2 hours ago, jvur2714 said:

Hey everyone! I have been doing my research, and I think I am ready to buy the self-build kit from RS. I want to turn this into a nice project for myself to make it my own build. I am going for the ANH look. But, I wanted to run a few questions by you all first.

 

I am 6'2" and 200lbs. Will I be able to build this kit to fit me well?

 

Are there any flags with RS? Based on the forum, it seems like they're generally favorable. But I figured I'd check with you all.

 

Thank you all - I am excited to get started on this journey!

This thread may be of help

 

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First and foremost...   There is no one 'best' armor. There is a 'best' armor for *you* depending on a few factors: 1) Your budget 2) What your body size is (yes, different armors

And, here it is. I'm the black pauldron wearing TD playing tight end on the right.  We ended up playing 4 downs or so before we were called back.  Wish someone had a video...  

Daniel, Paul, Tony & Joseph: thank you all for the advice and letting me know about the sale. I ordered a kit from RS :)

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I concur with the building your own, for a couple reasons!  I built my own (Anovos) and had no idea what I was doing, but with the help of the threads here and a couple friends, I built an awesome kit!

1)  You're going to want the kit to fit you pretty well, and no matter what dimensions you send them, the possibility of not fitting correctly is there.  I bought an already done kit for my first suit and while the guy who sold it to me and I seemed about the same size, we were not the same in a lot of areas and rather than try to take it apart and re-fit it, I just bought a second kit unassembled and it was what I should have done from the beginning.

2)  It's intimidating, but really not that hard.  The hardest part, and where I needed some help was sizing my thighs (since I needed a second person to help me), but other than that, most everything else went pretty smoothly, making sure I followed other builds here on the forum!  

It really is an awesome accomplishment to put on a kit you built yourself!  :D

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Hi everybody, just out of curiosity, what's the rough range of general measurements that the Stormtrooper armor was made to fit for? (Height, weight, bicep, forearm, thigh measurements etc). What's the point where it may look different and too large when compared to on screen armor?

 

It's coming from RS if that matters. 

 

Thanks

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On 12/26/2020 at 12:21 PM, ExpertAmateur said:

Hi everybody, just out of curiosity, what's the rough range of general measurements that the Stormtrooper armor was made to fit for? (Height, weight, bicep, forearm, thigh measurements etc). What's the point where it may look different and too large when compared to on screen armor?

 

It's coming from RS if that matters. 

 

Troopers come in all shapes and sizes, Brandon.  I have seen everything from 5'4 to 6' 5, and from 102 to over 250 lbs.  We don't judge on size... it all comes down to how the armor fits you personally.  From what I've read, George Lucas "preferred" the Troopers be about 5'10 and 165 pounds, but that didn't work out, lol.  All that matters is that it meets the Basic requirements as listed in the CRL (link here).

 

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5 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

 

Troopers come in all shapes and sizes, Brandon.  I have seen everything from 5'4 to 6' 5, and from 102 to over 250 lbs.  We don't judge on size... it all comes down to how the armor fits you personally.  From what I've read, George Lucas "preferred" the Troopers be about 5'10 and 165 pounds, but that didn't work out, lol.  All that matters is that it meets the Basic requirements as listed in the CRL (link here).

 

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That's true, thanks. What's the story behind Lucas' preferred sizing not working out? 

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Don't forget TK-Big.  Huge person who ended up sculpting his own armor.  Man, wish I could find the old thread in the interwebs, it was pretty impressive.

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2 minutes ago, ExpertAmateur said:

That's true, thanks. What's the story behind Lucas' preferred sizing not working out? 

 

They sculpted the armor for someone about 5'10" and like 150lbs or something because that was a common size for the British folk who did the part.  I don't think Lucas had any input in to that.  You can read about it in Brian Muir's excellent book, as well as The Making of Star Wars by Rinzler.

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5 hours ago, Cheeseballs said:

Hey, I've heard good things about MTK on eBay, but why aren't they here on the list?


Long story short, MTK is based off of CAP and there is a long story about who had the rights to cast their kit off of CAP. The info is that MTK did not have those rights so that is why it won’t be added to the list. I fought for it years ago but was not able to get it added. However, the kit is very nice and well worth the price. So if you are interested in it then don’t hesitate to buy it. 

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6 hours ago, Cheeseballs said:

Thanks! But also what is the story behind CAP? I've seen it referenced everywhere but never the actual story.

This thread has some info

 

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