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23 minutes ago, kristin said:

Is there a list of reputable sellers of ready made approved armor for those of use who don't have access to tools for building our own? 

 Or do those just not exist?

 

Thx.

Not specifically but if you read through the first page of vendors some mention who supplies commission suits

You may also be able to reach out to your local garrison, some members will build armor for others at a price. You can find a lists of garrisons here https://www.501st.com/members/displayUnits.php

 

 

 

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On 4/16/2012 at 7:31 PM, CiscoKid said:

So, Jedi-Robe Stormtrooper Armor is a good starting point? Their site looks better than most I've seen but still makes me leery. I know that no matter what I will still need to invest time and more money when i finally buy armor. Just don't want to waste $$ if the quality isn't a good place to start. Any advice is welcome!

Thanks.

 

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So, I wish I would have seen this before I bought my armor from Jedi-Robe / The Stormtrooper Store. While the armor looks "OK", the professional strapping is just velcro strips, which makes it impossible to get suited up by yourself. Also my helmet has a very noticeable defect at the bottom of the frown. The Thermal Detonator is wrong! Nowhere else have I seen one with a button sticking up and velcro attachment to belt!  I have reached out to the company but have not heard back yet.

 

I spent more than $1600 on this set of armor and I don't even want to wear it now. What a waste of money. I will update if I hear back from them, but I doubt I will. I  hope this helps you in your quest where to buy armor (or where NOT to buy). 

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1 hour ago, thx4824 said:

So, I wish I would have seen this before I bought my armor from Jedi-Robe / The Stormtrooper Store. While the armor looks "OK", the professional strapping is just velcro strips, which makes it impossible to get suited up by yourself. Also my helmet has a very noticeable defect at the bottom of the frown. The Thermal Detonator is wrong! Nowhere else have I seen one with a button sticking up and velcro attachment to belt!  I have reached out to the company but have not heard back yet.

 

I spent more than $1600 on this set of armor and I don't even want to wear it now. What a waste of money. I will update if I hear back from them, but I doubt I will. I  hope this helps you in your quest where to buy armor (or where NOT to buy). 

Sorry to hear this, it does happen unfortunately, not everyone finds the 501st initially or FISD and miss out on this type of information. Good luck hearing something from the supplier.

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On 10/4/2021 at 5:44 PM, kristin said:

Is there a list of reputable sellers of ready made approved armor for those of use who don't have access to tools for building our own? 

 Or do those just not exist?

 

Thx.

 

Armor really should be fitted TO you, maybe unless you are the perfect 'standard size', and even then. They are NOT one-size-fits-all, or even most, so very few reputable vendors offer premade/ready-to-wear armor, and the trend is towards building yourself or working closely with a vendor on a commission. Since fitting is an important step, the best course of action is to find someone local to you to help mentor, or you may still end up with an ill-fitting suit, even with a commission, and it's a somewhat expensive costume to risk it on. If you really want to be a stormtrooper, and look good, it's worth investing in the tools and skills to build your own, imo.

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4 hours ago, Greyrider1967 said:

So who is the BEST, most reputable vendor to buy a kit from since I would like to put it together myself to ensure a proper fit.  Thank you

All of the vendors on here are vetted and trusted.

 

This list gives an overview of their armors, and the contact information to reach out to them. Some of them produce larger armor, and others produce smaller armor, so you should be able to find one that fits you.

 

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5 minutes ago, Nico19714 said:

I have an armor from stormtrooper store, and consider it of very good quality, the service was excellent, during the process of sale and after sale as well, I only had to make two minor modifications, the thermo detonator I had to replace the attach system changing it by a metal support as per the rules of the legion 501st, and the other modification was to place two anchor straps on each side of the torso for a good fit to the abdomen and back. I think this company was a good option, even, I spoke by phone directly with the owner company to clarify my doubts.

 

Hello there Nicolas.  So you are saying that you have been approved with armor from Jedi Robe with only those two modifications?

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