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Build of pimped out TK Armor Carrying & Storage Case

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I picked up this HUSKY Mobile Tool Chest from Home Depot in Bellingham WA to transport my armour for trooping.

It's a 50 gallon capacity so it is quite big, has a pull out handle and a caddy inside to hold small stuff.

I decided I would make it look like something you might see on the Death Star so thought I'd share the build with you.

 

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So the first thing I did was decide where I was going to paint to get the best effect.  

I did mock-ups on my computer and decided on the layout I liked the best.

 

Then the taping started.  I used regular painters paint tape to cover the parts I wanted to keep black.

This was the most TIME-CONSUMING!!

 

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I used the Krylon Fusion - white gloss spray paint from Walmart.  It dries really fast so you can do multiple coats no problem.  

BTW it needs multiple coats to cover the black plastic well.  I kept running to the store to get more paint cans.

You really need to spray in a very well ventilated space. :blink:    Outdoors is the best.

 

 

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Moment of truth time, I started peeling the tape back and had my fingers and toes crossed hoping the paint had not bleed through.

For the most part it was fine.  But I did have to use a black sharpie to cover up some spots.

 

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Once all the tape is removed this is what it looks like.  

NOTE: I didn't paint the entire transporter at the same time.  I did it in stages, top lid first, then front and back, then sides (over a week or so).

As I was still deciding what would look best.  The pics below are the final version of paint application.

 

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Next I had to get my TK Nameplate ordered to fit where the Husky logo is located.  The logo is embossed.

In order for my nameplate to fit nicely in the space I needed to cut out the Husky logo.  

 

I tried all kinds of different things to make the space flush but cutting the whole thing out was much easier.

In hindsight, I would cut this out before the painting process so as not to damage the paint job AND I would do it outside or in the garage as it makes a mess  :roll: 

 

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I picked up the decals I had custom made.  

 

1- VancouverTrooper

1 - TK-77824 on 3mm PVC covered with carbon fiber

2 - Imperial Cogs 8"

2 - TK-77824 labels

1- strip sample of carbon fiber

 

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This is really cool. So does all your stuff fit OK in it?

 

Yes there is lots of room.  

 

I tuck the arm and leg parts inside the chest cavity.  

 

I added a cushion on the bottom of the case.  I could add more "soft stuff" around the perimeter such as camera case foam but I need to save some Imperial credits first.

 

The HUSKY case comes with a little caddy that I use to put the smaller items such as gloves, hand guards, O2 canister, repair kit, neck collar, amp speaker, etc.

 

See pics below with and without the caddy:

 

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That is great! I am totally going this rout. Where did you have the name plate made and the stickers if you don't mind me asking?

 

I went to Sign-A-Rama to have my signs made.  They are a signage franchise in the US & Canada.

If you want I have all the templates at the sign shop could have them made out for you and mailed out.

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That's awesome looking. Thanks for sharing. Going to do something like this!

 

 

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Also, I wonder if Vader Armor would fit in one of these. You could paint it with a black and red scheme for his, leaving the larger sections black and doing the thinner lines red.

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Also, I wonder if Vader Armor would fit in one of these. You could paint it with a black and red scheme for his, leaving the larger sections black and doing the thinner lines red.

 

I think it would if you kept the little caddy out.  It's quite deep.

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LOVE that you posted the inside as well as the A W E S O M E  outside...  Seeing how others store / transport their stuff gives me ideas on how to do it myself...

 

 

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I bought this Case as well from Home Depot.. Never thought of this, but this is a great idea.  At some point I will do this, I may go with Grey though... But we will see. 

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