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Hi all

Just joined and looking to start my build in the next few weeks hopefully.  Right now I am leaning towards a TK ESB build but I am still new and learning all the differences in the armor.

This forum is a wealth of knowledge and I love it so far.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone on here!

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Hello and welcome aboard, have a read through this spreadsheet, lots of info for the difference between versions.looking forward to seeing a build thread from you soon, good luck

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Welcome to the FISD, Brad!  You are definitely in the right place for all things TK related. and we are here to help.  Not sure how much you have explored our site, but here are a few links that may help get you started:

 

This one explains the different types of costumes:  http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL

 

Where to buy:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/11538-the-various-types-of-armor-and-where-to-find-them/

 

Where not to buy, (and why):  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/19329-where-what-and-whom-to-avoid-when-buying/

 

Steps to take:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30456-how-to-join-the-501st-legion-as-an-imperial-stormtrooper-tk/

 

There is a ton of information here, but don't get overwhelmed.  If you have any questions or can't find something in particular, always feel free to ask.  

 

 

 

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Welcome to the FISD Brad. My counterpart Joseph has provided some great information for you. But as he said, don't get overwhelmed! Take your time, and ask questions if you have any. Good Luck! :salute:

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Welcome here Brad. Another help for you would be to get in contact with your local garrison. Seeing the armors in person is an eye-opener, not only for the style (ANH, ESB, ROTJ, ...) but also to find the best maker for your individual needs.

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Welcome Brad!

 

Take a look at the EIB and Centurion threads.  They offer great references of finished product.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/113-advanced-tactics/

 

Our picture gallery offers screen references to help guide your build for the best possible, accurate look.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/gallery/

 

If you are leaning towards ESB TK, do visit the ESB WIP threads to see how others have approached their builds.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/82-esb-build-threads/

 

Have a most excellent journey!

 

 

 

 

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Hi Brad and welcome to the FISD!  Take your time and research.  Research is key.  Purchasing armor is going to be one of the most important decisions you make in this hobby.  Also you should reach out to your local garrison and introduce yourself.  They will be the people who are local to your area and can give you any hands on assistance if needed.  Ask any questions you may have!

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Hello Brad!

I remember that time when I had a look at the 501st costume library first and realised there was more than one type of Stormtrooper :P I ended up with an ANH TK Stunt (can't really say why I went for this build), but I'm sure you will find your favourite soon enough ;)

Welcome to FISD, make yourself comfy, and enjoy your time with us :)

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Welcome! Lots of information and helpful folks here to get you in your shiny white plastic.  Have fun and good luck with your build, but above all don't rush and enjoy the process. If you don't have your kit yet, then use the time waiting to read up and gather what you need.  :duim:

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Hi Brad and welcome aboard future Trooper! 

 

Have a read in the “Getting Started-Read this First” section, as there is some really good info in there for new members.

 

Then, have a read in “Costuming and Builds” section to discover other troopers who are building (or have built) the same armor as you! Really good tips, examples, pictures, previously answered questions, and successes here.

 

In addition to looking at all the various build threads, I highly recommend checking out the “Advanced Tactics” section where you can see examples of those who have taken their armor to the next levels of screen accuracy (EIB and Centurion).  I’d recommend that you aim to build to one of the certification levels, as TK’s look their best at these levels. It's really not hard to acquire EIB or Centurion, and it’s best to do during your build rather that after.

 

If, and when, you’re looking for other bits –and-pieces, accessories, boots, blasters, electronics, etc., be sure to check out the “Imperial Commissary/PX” section for items for sale, project runs, and for other stuff that most of the troopers use.

 

Also, make contact with your local Garrison. They’ll help guide you through the process of becoming a member of the 501st, and may have local Armor Parties in the works where you can get hands-on build advice and guidance, not to mention meet members of your future Garrison.

 

So, start a build thread here on FISD; post lots of pictures and questions. We are all here to help you out and to make sure you look your best, and represent the 501st as best as possible.

 

All the best on your TK journey!:dancing-trooper:

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Go ESB!  :laugh1:  I'm ESB, and there's actually only a few of us (comparatively to ANH, at least).  The biggest differences are a black frown, Snowie hand guards, holster solid black with loops and worn on the opposite side, a "stripped down" style E-11, and, if you go EIB/Centurion (which I also highly recommend), then the helmet details are decals rather than hand painted.  You can also have flat gray lenses!  Flat lenses are way easier to see out of, and I personally think smoke/gray colored lenses are also way easier to see out of than green.  

 

Everything else has already been said above, including the links to the main places you'll want to stop on the forums before pulling the trigger.  Good luck and ask ALL the questions!  It's what the forums are for.  

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