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New to the FISD. Going to start ANH helmet build from ATA. Looking for advice on that build as well as any detailed vids out there. Looks like I can't join the local garrison until I have a set of Armor or costume in general, so I can't find armor build parties from that source. really excited to start and have read the new members info here. Will then work on purchasing the rest of the armor. Want to do a 501st approved build, so all advice and pics are helpful as well as info on local resources for questions and help if needed. Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the FISD, Chris! :salute:

 

You’ll find a huge amount of experience and knowledge here, so you’re in the right place. 

 

In in terms of build threads, you’ll find shed loads in the Costuming and Builds section. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/31-costuming-and-builds-501st-approved/

 

With regards to build videos, whilst they are not specifically building ATA lids, you could take a look at the YouTube channels of “Trooperbay” (TK4510 / Mike from these very forums) and “Ross Walmsley” (Ross8008 on here, creator of RWA Creations). These two sources were incredibly helpful to me - Ross’ for the build (as I have an RWA suit and lid), and Mike for the hand painting of the details. There are various methods available though so, as above, checking out some previous build threads would be advisable. If there is an ATA build thread, even better. 

 

Feel free reed to ask any further questions, however big or small. We’re always around to help out. :jc_doublethumbup:

 

Regarding your garrison, you might be able to start a Work in progress (WIP) thread which would get your foot in the door. This is how the UK garrison works. Perhaps reach out to them for the best way to get their guidance. 

 

Best wishes,

 

Dan

 

 

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Hi Chris and welcome to the FISD!  Dan has provided some excellent information for you to begin your journey.  When I first started out I used Mike's videos as well.  I am a visual person and it was nice to watch the videos of someone building armor.  Also we have a ton of build threads on here for you to reference.  Have fun with your build.

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Where exactly are you?  Most Garrison Titan members are further inland, but there are some folks on the peninsula and down in Portland.
Also, have you registered on the Garrison Titan boards yet?

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Hello and Welcome to FISD.

Chris, you can start your own build thread, so everybody can monitor your build progress and give you all helo you needed. 

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Welcome to the FISD Chris!

Good Luck on your helmet build. There's plenty of builds to follow here. Be sure to sign up with your local Garrison. They can help you on a local level.

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Welcome Chris!

 

If you in WA state, your local garrison is Garrison Titan. While you are unable to officially join the garrison without a costume, you can still become involved with the garrison until you're ready to join with your costume. You can come out to our monthly meet-and-greet, which is at Round Table Pizza in Renton. If you're unable to make it to a meet and greet, you can still come out to events we're at as a spotter. Spotters are invaluable and key to a successful troop, and you don't have to be a member to be one of our spotters. It will get you an up close look at not only the costumes you want to build, but also the process of putting it on, moving in it, and interacting with the crowds. Any questions you have about certain parts can be viewed and answered in person. 

 

ATA is a fantastic kit, it was my first kit and I loved it. It assembles nearly identical to most other kits, so as the others have mentioned, check out build threads on this forum, preferable ones that are sticky'd to the top, as they're great builds and full of info and photos. What I also like to do is check out the subforum where members apply for Level 2 and Level 3 TKs, Expert Infantrymen and Centurion. You see their submission photos showing kits of the highest quality, as well as specific comments on where to improve a part if it doesn't meet the standards. 

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Welcome Chris!
 
If you in WA state, your local garrison is Garrison Titan. While you are unable to officially join the garrison without a costume, you can still become involved with the garrison until you're ready to join with your costume. You can come out to our monthly meet-and-greet, which is at Round Table Pizza in Renton. If you're unable to make it to a meet and greet, you can still come out to events we're at as a spotter. Spotters are invaluable and key to a successful troop, and you don't have to be a member to be one of our spotters. It will get you an up close look at not only the costumes you want to build, but also the process of putting it on, moving in it, and interacting with the crowds. Any questions you have about certain parts can be viewed and answered in person. 
 
ATA is a fantastic kit, it was my first kit and I loved it. It assembles nearly identical to most other kits, so as the others have mentioned, check out build threads on this forum, preferable ones that are sticky'd to the top, as they're great builds and full of info and photos. What I also like to do is check out the subforum where members apply for Level 2 and Level 3 TKs, Expert Infantrymen and Centurion. You see their submission photos showing kits of the highest quality, as well as specific comments on where to improve a part if it doesn't meet the standards. 
How do I find the meet and greet time? I just joined the forum for Titan.

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Where exactly are you?  Most Garrison Titan members are further inland, but there are some folks on the peninsula and down in Portland. Also, have you registered on the Garrison Titan boards yet?
Just registered and waiting on approval. Would love to find out if there are any members close to me, that can help with my build. I'm in Aberdeen, Wa.

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Welcome to FISD, Chris! Actually, you can connect to your local garrison and maybe attend some events as a handler. In this way, while waiting for the rest of your armor parts, you can experience the trooping process. Cheers!  

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