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Hi guys,

 

I'm 6 foot 1 but I'm skinny - around 176lb. Do I just add extra padding to the around, muscle suit?? Thoughts? 

 

I've been looking into WTF kits any advice?? I'm planning on making a TD on a budget. 

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You really shouldn't need to add padding in the under suit, Scott.  I have seen Troopers with your build whose armor looks just fine, as the armor itself will "fill you out" quite a bit  I would check with Walt to see if he can give you more information about the height issue, but he is a solid seller and makes a great product.  You should also check into RT (trooper7@shaw.ca) or AM (troopergear@gmail.com).

Since you are going the TD route, have you signed up over at the MEPD?  http://forum.mepd.net/

 

Alternatively, you could go Heavy Weapons Trooper, which would allow you to utilize your armor for both that and regular TK.  (Not that I am biased or anything, LOL).  You still get to be "dirty", wear a pauldron/leather ammo packs, carry a large weapon and pack on your back.  (Plus, our packs are MUCH easier to build).

http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_hwt

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I'm 6ft and 240 pounds, with a 42 inch waist (shrinking) and the AM 2 is going to fit fine, from the pieces I have put together, including what is a concern for a few, the abs & kidney pieces, there has been no need to create shims.<br><br>

The thighs are actually going to need about an inch from there length and I've already trimmed surplus from the joins, with more to go, so I don't think they should be a concern, even with cyclist thighs like mine<br><br>

I would definetly reccomend the AM 2 kit for a larger build trooper :)

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Sadly, I just found out AM armor is no more.. I am gonna check in with RT guys about a set of armor..<br><br>

Mikey

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Hello all, I'm very new to costuming or still kinda new. I've wanted to build since I was little, and have lurked through the forums since I was a teenager. I've always lacked funds, but I think I can finally start getting there at least piece by piece. I'm pretty short and stout, myself so I'm 4'11, and 175 - 190 (I need to weigh myself) I just know that it would probably be pretty difficult for someone my size at least to modify armor to that particular size. I mean I've at least seen sizes go down for people at least 5'3, so that's a good 4 inches. Any suggestions on what type of armor, or material I should get? or start with? I mean I've looked at various kits and I'm wanting to be a Heavy Weapons Trooper, and I have some things saved in some list but the kit is super important :D 

 

Thank you in advanced

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Hey Guys,

 

I have just finished my TX Build with an AM 2.0 Kit. Approval was given w/o any Problems regarding armor.

I am probably the Biggest Guy in Armor I have seen so far with 6'6" and around 350ish lbs.

The armor itself was no bigger problem. You have to straighten a little but thats ok.

If you feel the armor will be too short, you can cut the abdomen piece below the belt. if you use the belt you can get an extra 1-2 inches in length...

 

The only tough part were the thighs.... Legday was not in the imperial training I guess! ;D

 

If any one has questions or needs a hint. PM Me.

 

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On 5/28/2017 at 6:29 PM, Mikeyt said:

Sadly, I just found out AM armor is no more.. I am gonna check in with RT guys about a set of armor..<br><br>

Mikey

Just a heads up Mike... TG is still producing armor...currently in the middle of a run that he is hoping to have ready by the end of August. Last time I talked to him about a month ago he said there are still kits available for purchase.

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Heya fellas,

 

does anyone know if RT-Mod is still in the business of making armor? I just emailed him but wanted to ask if I should wait for a reply in the near future?

 

I stand at 6'0, weigh 220 lbs and I heard AM or RT are the ones I should be in contact with.

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RT is still making armor. Rob is away for work so sometimes it's a bit before he answers. Just give it some time. Both choices would work well for your build.

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I must also agree with Randy, RT-Mod is still making great pieces. I always go through Rob when I need a part replaced. He is pretty quick and does great work! No experience with TG, but here only good things. 

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PART					RT-MOD	AM
Length of Thighs			13	13
Length of Calves			14	14.5
Length of Bicep + Shoulder Bell		18	15
Length of Forearm			11	10.25
Circumference of forearm 		14	16
Circumference of Thigh			26	29
Circumference around Calf Muscle 	18	21.5
Circumference around Bicep Muscle	18	18.5
Waist					41	42
Cod and abdomen pieces combined height	21.5	20.5
Kidney and butt pieces combined height 	20.5	19
Chest Height 				12.5	12
Chest Width				18	24.5
Back Height				11	13.5
Back Width				16	23
 
 

This was posted back in 2011.  I know RT is on to version 7 now.

Does anybody have updated measurements AND does anybody have measurements to compare for TM armor?  (TM is a busy guy, otherwise I would ask him directly.) 

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Hello all,   I'm just getting started and this board has been a great help.   I'm about 5'11" and 265, I'm leaning toward the AM armor.  Anyone have an idea what a suit costs approximately and how do I get a hold off them.   Thanks for the help,  Glory for the Empire! 

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1 hour ago, Doomtrooper1978 said:

Hello all,   I'm just getting started and this board has been a great help.   I'm about 5'11" and 265, I'm leaning toward the AM armor.  Anyone have an idea what a suit costs approximately and how do I get a hold off them.   Thanks for the help,  Glory for the Empire! 

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Hello, I'm new to the world of stormtrooper armor and wanted some suggestions for armor for my body type.  I'm roughly 6'6" and 325 lbs.  I know that's not a lot to go on but any suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

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Hello. I'm brand new to all this and am looking for some advice, especially having read about some suppliers no longer being available or new suppliers since the original post. I'm 5'8" 200 lbs and female. So in addition to being a little wide, I have larger hips, thighs, chest, etc from being female. Does anybody have suggestions as to where I should go? I don't mind if I can't go with my first choice of costume in favour of something that fits properly. I just want to get started!

 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Zam said:

Hello. I'm brand new to all this and am looking for some advice, especially having read about some suppliers no longer being available or new suppliers since the original post. I'm 5'8" 200 lbs and female. So in addition to being a little wide, I have larger hips, thighs, chest, etc from being female. Does anybody have suggestions as to where I should go? I don't mind if I can't go with my first choice of costume in favour of something that fits properly. I just want to get started!

 

Thanks!

You could use AM or TM and RT-MOD.

All would work. I have RT because he makes his a bit bigger in scale. I think his is the bigger chestpiece of the makers. With all three you can't go wrong. Great makers.

Good Luck Future Trooper!:duim:

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