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Scroll back up to my previous post... the PDF I linked to is this entire thread, minus other peoples comments, with all the pictures included. The reference material is intact!

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In this tutorial I'll be building the ANOVOS TK armor as ANH Stunt. Though the kit appears to have all the necessary components for 501st basic approval I'll be changing a few things in hopes of

1000+ Insane! Not this is some milestone or anything but a big    to all that have either supported, contributed or benefited from this thread.   

If it's alright with Ukswrath, I'm compiling the main information of this build into a searchable .pdf.  I figured that way someone could DL it so they're not tied to the internet when building their

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1 hour ago, justjoseph63 said:

Incredibly happy to see that the photos have been restored on this epic thread, Tony... well done!  :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

Glad to be of service as always Joseph, it was a shame it took PB so long to get it up and running again. If you see or hear about any missing photos please let me know.

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5 hours ago, Sn4k3 said:

Hey ukswrath, Those instructions are valid for the TM armor?

 

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With the exception TM armor doesn't have cut line, yes. 

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9 minutes ago, Sn4k3 said:

Ok... So if a buy a TM armor, how can i know where to cut?

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The million dollar question, jk. Fitment checking.

 

I don't care if it's TM or AM every armor has to be cut to your body type/size. Every decent build thread here should detail how that individual trimmed the armor to their  body type, Anovos included. The cut line on the Anovos armor is a simple guideline but not necessarily the final cut to fit.

 

My suggestion is to start your own build thread if you haven't done so already, find a Centurion level Stormtrooper here then check their build thread, TM armor included. Mimic that build/s.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Sn4k3 said:

Ok... So if a buy a TM armor, how can i know where to cut?

I have some tutorials here and here that may help as well, but as Tony mentioned the pieces are cut to fit your body.  As I recommend to all new builders, start a thread in this area so that you can post photos and ask all the questions you want to.  If in doubt, always ask before cutting or gluing!

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On 1/26/2016 at 6:02 PM, ukswrath said:

9a. Shoulder Bells

Trimming

 

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The shoulder bells that I got with my kit are different sizes, so I was wondering Which side is left and which is right. One side is a little bit taller and a different cut on the bottom part.

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See how there is a little swoop of the center ridge at the bottom of the bells, that needs to face forward.

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42 minutes ago, Mad Dog 20/20 said:

The shoulder bells that I got with my kit are different sizes, so I was wondering Which side is left and which is right. One side is a little bit taller and a different cut on the bottom part.

 

The  little swoop on the Left side facing forward

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hello ukswrath, I've just been informed that AKA Works is ready to ship my first set of armor and,  yes, I asked about them earlier but just want to make sure before I plop down the $580 that they are legit with good quality. Also, your site here is going to be my "go-to" for my first build, very good detail and thanks for the post.

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22 minutes ago, CT 1977 said:

hello ukswrath, I've just been informed that AKA Works is ready to ship my first set of armor and,  yes, I asked about them earlier but just want to make sure before I plop down the $580 that they are legit with good quality. Also, your site here is going to be my "go-to" for my first build, very good detail and thanks for the post.

 

Hey Bill yes ATA is legit. I have a set myself and love it. I also have an ATA (rebuild thread) that has some good information specifically for the ATA. Click the "GO TO" link in my signature below and find my ATA build. 

 

Cheers

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thanks so much, bro! Just got my magnets and exacto knives in. I'll be paying for my armor today. I keep trying to talk my wife into getting a set but so far she just laughs, shakes her and walks away...could be worse, right!

 

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34 minutes ago, CT 1977 said:

thanks so much, bro! Just got my magnets and exacto knives in. I'll be paying for my armor today. I keep trying to talk my wife into getting a set but so far she just laughs, shakes her and walks away...could be worse, right!

 

 

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I was looking at your gloves and they appear to be a type of "cut-resistant" material, can  you share some info on them, I'd like to get a pair (could also come in handy shucking oysters). Thanks.

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3 minutes ago, CT 1977 said:

I was looking at your gloves and they appear to be a type of "cut-resistant" material, can  you share some info on them, I'd like to get a pair (could also come in handy shucking oysters). Thanks.

Just do an Amazon search for Cut Resistant Gloves.  Don't get the cheapest ones you can find, but there's no real need to splurge either.  The pair I got when I started building my kit saved my thumb... 

Any time you're working with a hobby knife or scoring and snapping, make sure you're wearing at LEAST one on your off-hand. They don't work if they're not on.

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1 minute ago, CT 1977 said:

I did the search and see they some with rubber "grip" palms and some without - any recommendations for either/both?

 

Personal preference, really.  The ones I have don't have any kind of extra grip.  I looked up my order, but it looks like they don't sell those particular gloves anymore.

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16 hours ago, Kredal said:

Just do an Amazon search for Cut Resistant Gloves.  Don't get the cheapest ones you can find, but there's no real need to splurge either.  The pair I got when I started building my kit saved my thumb... 

Any time you're working with a hobby knife or scoring and snapping, make sure you're wearing at LEAST one on your off-hand. They don't work if they're not on.

 

That  ^^^

 

Key word here is "cut resistant", that said, if the gloves are too thick you'll have difficulty holding essential tools like your knife, ruler or pencil. It's best if you go to a hardware store in your area and try on different versions. Go grab a ruler and knife and hold them with the gloves on. The gloves are there to prevent you from performing unwanted surgery on yourself but if you can't hold items comfortably then you might be asking for trouble there also. 

 

Here's a set from Home Depot for example - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Large-Red-Nitrile-Level-3-Cut-Resistant-Dipped-Work-Gloves-48-22-8932/303635936 

 

 

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