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Heat gun those ankle clips to curve in.  You're gonna loose one of them with them that flaired out.  To put a gloss coat on your suit, try Krylon Laqure spray.  I got it at Michaels.  It takes about 2 or three coats but puts a nice shine on a flat coat.  If you used the rustoleum, don't do that.  the two different paints will clash and F up your paint job. Also you gotta remove the knuckle strips of white on the gloves I believe. 

 

Looks great so far.  just tiny things to go from good to awesome. 

Thanks man!

 

I heat gunned the ankle clips with the rest of the grebblies but that's a great suggestion, I can do those further.  

 

I ended up using Krylon Super Maxx Gloss White - I believe I saw it on one of the threads as an alternative to the Rustoleum but I forget why lol.  

 

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I did think it would be shinier, lol, I'll look into the Laqure spray for sure.

 

I wasn't going crazy with the stock Anovos gloves because my upgraded stuff (boots and gloves) are literally in transit from Imperial Boots as of this week hahaha!  I just couldn't wait any longer to put it all on, but good to know  ...

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FYI I got my upgrades!!  Here are the better gloves and accurate First Order boots:

 

Anovos gloves on left / Imperial Boots gloves on right:

 

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You can see the IB ones have removed the white knuckles and added the stitched padding in the palm.

 

Imperial Boots FOTK boots on right / old, CA TK boots on right:

 

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Pretty obvious there hahaha!

 

I also corrected the position of the biceps and took some new shots:

 

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Still waiting for the cloth gaskets, and plan on tweaking the ankle spat greeblies but at least I'm still moving forward with it :)

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I also did my first troop in it a few weeks ago (prior to the upgrades, so the old boots and gloves in the shots lol).  It held up great went over well :)

 

I can tell I need to do a few very minor tweaks to make it more troop friendly.  I'm going to secure the biceps and shoulders better, but also aren't going crazy with them until I get the cloth gaskets because I'll need to fit it to them when they arrive.  The guy who helped me get dressed was brand new to the Garrison and put the shoulders on a little further out and I didn't notice until the photos lol.  

 

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fantastic job hiding the work on your chest detail. That looks like a tricky mod. It wasn't available for the Alpha so I didn't have the pleasure of doing it. 

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fantastic job hiding the work on your chest detail. That looks like a tricky mod. It wasn't available for the Alpha so I didn't have the pleasure of doing it. 

Thanks man, that was probably the most difficult part for me but I'm satisfied with how it came out.  It was also my first time working with this amount of bondo and seam work (meaning for an entire costume) so it definitely tested my skill hahaha!  

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Way to go Terry, you're armor looks awesome. Great job  :duim:

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****  FYI I'VE DONE A TON OF TROOPS IN THIS AND HAVE SINCE UPGRADED A BUNCH OF PARTS.  I ALSO FINALLY GOT SOME WEAPONS HAHAHA.  I'M GOING TO COPY/PASTE SOME OF THE POSTS FROM MY LOCAL NER FORUMS BUILD I HAD GOING.  MY STUFF IS DONE DIRTY JERSEY STYLE AND NEVER AS CLEAN AS TONY AND SOME OF THE OTHER EXPERTS HERE, BUT HOPEFULLY THIS HELPS SOME OTHER BUILDERS HERE   :)

 

Got one of four pending weapons smile.png

 

This is a "unbreakable" rubber/resin SE-44C pistol from Kai, a dude in Germany.  I think it's a little bigger then most of the other ones available but I wanted something in this material and it was available hahaha!  

 

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FYI I painted the blaster finally with acrylic paint.  Came out fine smile.png

 

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I also got my "DDay" resin F-11 kit based on the 3D print files.  It is SUPER sharp and literally has slots and holes to assemble.  I'm going to clean it up (min amount of work), paint it and put it all together smile.png

 

Continuing upgrades.  I haven't finished yet but I also got a 3D printed pistol.  I noticed that has a side rail where the holster screws go, so I traced it out and made one from scrap ABS for the above rubber pistol.  The 3D print is very slightly smaller then the rubber one, so I accounted for the difference by using math!!  smile.png

 

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added the homemade silver plate to the rubber pistol:

 

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I scored a pair of Dan's resin accurate handplates, painted them and replaced my plastic ones:

 

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Side by side comparison (Anovos on right):

 

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I also got an upgraded metal holster I'm going to switch out.  This is cut in separate sheets and when put together will give me the slots for locking the blaster in.  I also got the screen accurate hardware with it, so when I get around to painting the blaster I'm also going to hit this and swap it out.

 

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I also found a small enough cutting wheel to add the slots in the resin holster (so blaster or baton screws can slide in):

 

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That being said, I also got around to upgrading said holster to the metal one I got a little while back hahaha!  I plan on using the resin one for Nicole's Fem7 kit which is why I dremeled it out smile.png

 

The metal kit is awesome, first I painted it:

 

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Then I popped off the resin one.  I had to take off the abs part because it was glued together.  I used an exacto knife to very carefully slice it off.  This is possible because I used E-6000 glue on it.  Remember that in your builds - if you want a PERMANENT bond use ABS glue, if you want to have the ability to remove stuff down the road but still have a very secure bond use the E-6000.

 

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The E-6000 residue cleans off pretty easy.  Once it's apart you can peel it off almost like the sticky on a credit card that's attached to the paper mailer, lol, then sand it down and repaint:

 

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The metal upgrade also came with screen accurate hardware, basically it's security torx bolts which you can get online (came with holster though).  I ran to Home Depot and got a security bolt screwdriver kit for like $10 smile.png

 

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Glued it all back together :

 

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The bolts were a little shorter then the ones I had on the resin part, so I had to cut a little into the armor to get the nut on.  This is to hold it more securely.  If it's a problem down the road I'll just get a longer bolt and add in a big washer to cover the hole I created, but for now I filled it with E-6000 for holding power:

 

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Once I get the blasters done I'll show you how it holds them smile.png

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*** 3D PRINTED SE-44 PISTOL ***

 

My very first time working with a 3d printed kit, it was a learning experience but I'm happy with how it came out.  Clearly I need a little more practice and understanding on how to clean up the parts but it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

 

I used the manual / tutorial provided on the FISD boards for the actual kit.  Again, as my first time and with the tools I had I wasn't able to follow it completely and as perfect, but it got done.  It also helped that it's based on a real world Glock with real world attachment - and I'm familiar with that because we carry Glock 23 as duty weapons lol. 

 

1)  Basic parts, most printed in correct color

 

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2)  Glued the scope parts together

 

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3)  Small part on the back end piece

 

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4)  Small part in the side piece

 

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5)  Only thing I had to paint was part of the grip and some black in the attachment.  I did my best, but everyone knows painting is not my strong suit  wink.png

 

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6)  Basically the grip, two sides and scope all fit together like a model kit (although I couldn't get the front bottom completely flush).  Simply glue them together.

 

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7)  Slide in that back part

 

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8)  Glue on the muzzle

 

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9)  Glue on the front black parts, small red part and grey side plate

 

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10)  Done

 

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This is super lightweight, so I threw in the screws so I can put it in my holster.  Here's where my inexperience with 3d printed kits hurt me... I drilled pilot holes slightly smaller then the screw like you normally would , and I should have drilled the holes as big or even bigger lol.  As I screwed the hardware in (carefully) I could hear cracking and moaning.  I should have pulled them out and corrected the holes but I kept doing "one more half turn" to see what would happen and eventually began cracking the side.

 

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I threw a ton of superglue in there and for now it's okay, although a little sloppy, and I would like to go about 1/8" more in but can't risk it.  It's almost flush and good enough to attach to the holster for now.  Down the road I might try to gently get the screws out and then drill the holes bigger so I can get them further in without breaking anything smile.png

 

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I also received my 3D finished F-11 and love it!  As I'm working on the DDay resin kit I now have this to troop with.  Today at the local FCBD troop I finally got to go fully equipped hahaha!

 

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I'm already working on the resin kit, and also have a baton.  Once I finish them I'll copy over my progress shots :)

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Great work, Terry!! I suppose I should get off my butt and strap my kit so I can wear it finally. :)

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I also received my 3D finished F-11 and love it!  As I'm working on the DDay resin kit I now have this to troop with.  Today at the local FCBD troop I finally got to go fully equipped hahaha!

 

 

I'm already working on the resin kit, and also have a baton.  Once I finish them I'll copy over my progress shots :)

 

Which baton did you go with? Looking for one myself. Great job on your builds.

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Which baton did you go with? Looking for one myself. Great job on your builds.

 

I actually got in Peter White's version one last year before the movie came out but opted to wait for the V2.  It is awesome, I just got around to building it after finishing the resin blaster and by using his tutorial it was a breeze.  

 

 

I'll update my thread here with my resin blaster and baton builds over the next week :)

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Sorry I never updated this stuff, lol, but here it was:

 

***  F-11 Resin kit ***

 

1)  Untrimmed parts

 

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2)  Basic fit assembly test after very easy and very minor trimming.  All I had to do was use the cutting wheel on the dremel to snip off a few excess posts on a few of the parts, then the belt sander to smooth them out.  Super easy.

 

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 Assembly went super smooth, painting not so much.  We all know that is my weak spot lol.  The flat black spray came out awesome, but I mistakenly used gloss white and that was not so good sad.png

 

But I still like it!

 

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* ran out of glue, lol, all I have to do is attach the large stock but I might actually make it removable.  I'll edit in finished photos later smile.png

 

FINAL SHOTS: (did a couple of touch ups after this but you get the idea)

 

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** Little too late for me but someone finally got a really great build for this on FISD hahaha!  Could have made mine a tad bit better if I saw it first, but no worries:

 

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(I actually got some clear spray stuff from another member that got rid of the gloss and made my bad paint job look really good, it was like magic hahaha!

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Next up is finishing my Z6 Riot Control Baton.  I got the V2 from Peter White, and used his video to build it smile.png

 

 

Kit:

 

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Painting:

 

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Painting continued:

 

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Put tint on the inner clear box:

 

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Assembled the holster rig as per video - but found an easier way then using a second set of holes to get the screws in.  I used my claw tool thingy and held the screw, fed it through the tube then out the hole where I got the nut on smile.png

 

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Holster rig cont:

 

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I'm going to be ambitious and make my first go at electronics (another thing I'm not well versed in).  Drilled the hole from the batter pack area to where the tube will attach:

 

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Since I'll need access to change the batteries I used the screw on method as opposed to permanently attaching it:

 

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Used the black stickers for now but will probably paint them black when I'm done.

 

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I'd be finished but again, I ran out of glue hahahaha!!!  More to come smile.png

 

Finished the baton:

 

Used a spring form a pen to make the button "functional" smile.png

 

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LED strip.  instead of using the strip I used a bit of electrical tape on ech end.  This way I can swap them out easier if I need to

 

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First Order Arsenal!!!

 

3D Printed F-11 and SE-44C Pistol on top

Resin F-11 w/ stock and Rubber SE-44C Pistol

Z6 Riot Control Baton

 

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* here's the update on that spray

 

I meant to update but forgot ... Randy gave me some awesome clear spray that makes glossy finish matte, I used it on the rifle because it was too shiny and it came out great.  Photos don't do it justice but here it is:
 

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I do these more on my Garrison boards so some of the narrative might not make sense, I just try to copy over the big ones like this and my AM TK build for people here.  

 

Would it be okay to move this to the open area now?  I remember at one point there was a post saying we could send them over if we wanted, I'd be okay with it myself.

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Man, I love the pictures and diligence on this build thread. The persistence is amazing, as is the end product. Would you be open to us moving this to the public boards?

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Man, I love the pictures and diligence on this build thread. The persistence is amazing, as is the end product. Would you be open to us moving this to the public boards?

Yes I would love to see it moved thanks!  

 

 You could also edit the title to remove the "with questions" part, I couldn't figure out how to do that hahaha :)

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