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Piper's Package of Plastic Parts arrived! First RT Mod build :)

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The big brown box of joy and happiness arrived today! Even played hookey to come home and get started.

I have just about everything else either here or on the way, even have an almost completed dlt-19 ready to go.

Starting today, I will be posting pics as I go. I have a feeling there will be no sleep this weekend. Thanks to all for being so welcoming and with all the help so far. I have all ready met tons of very generous, helpful and patient people. Can't wait to get my Tk number, and submit pics to be a full member.

Years ago I used to "troop" with a Star Trek group, loved charities and events, I have no doubt I will love this even more. Can't wait to start troopin'.

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Awesome, looking forward to the build

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Mods, being a stupid newbie, I posted in the wrong spot. Very sorry about that! Can you move this post to the correct thread?

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Nice - RT is good stuff.  It will be great to track your build as you get to 501st acceptance, esp. being your GML and all. :)

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Actually finished the build today. Still waiting for the sniper knee and the ab button plates. Here are a few more pics of the build. I will take some more tomorrow wearing it so i can get some input on things i might need to tweek.

 

Here is my detonator and home made clips:

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Here is how i made my hand plates. Will get the soft ones soon. :

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Here are the finished pieces with strapping added. I decided to go with industrial velcrow on the sides because I am power dieting. Lost 5.5 pounds this week alone. Have about twenty more to go, so I needed a system that was really adjustable. Tried it on several times today, works great. Right now i have about an inch gap on each side. With the loss the seams should be perfectly flush.

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Another look at the velcrow placement.

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I actually started this just last thursday. Took a couple days off work to do this, having way too much fun. I really like the RT-mod kit i have. I was lucky enough to get it already trimmed, and the helmet put together by RT. So it made building a snap. I spent a week studying builds before it got here, had all of my tools laid out, webbing and snaps pre-made. Actually going to be bummed after the tweaking is done. Might just need to start another costume, but i know this will be my favorite. i have always wanted to be a stromtrooper. Hardly a more iconic image to take us back to SW4. Really looking forward to getting the last two pieces Paul, and submit my pics for membership. Again, tomorrow I will put it all on and solicit advice on adjustments. SInce it is an RT, I did use the overlap construction, so i won't be able to apply for centurion, but I do plan on submitting for expert infantry when the teaking is finished. I did also finish my scratch DLT tonight, pics will be posted of that tomorrow also.

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My armor passed muster (even with the crooked brow, fixed)! Received my Tk numer today, my first troop is this Saturday. Really excited to be a part of this

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WHAT!? Done already, I'm confused did this thing come partially assembled? I was looking forward to an actual build. Great job and looking RS BTW  :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

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The helmet was pre-assembled, and the armor was pre-trimmed, which made it easy to put together. Took about a week. Then another couple days of adjusting and tweaking. I had a blast building it. I am hoping it holds together for my first troop! Thanks for the kind words Tony. :)

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The helmet was pre-assembled, and the armor was pre-trimmed, which made it easy to put together. Took about a week. Then another couple days of adjusting and tweaking. I had a blast building it. I am hoping it holds together for my first troop! Thanks for the kind words Tony. :)

 

That's awesome Brett, so jealous...lol

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