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TK 30005 reporting for duty!!!

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It's been a long process, but I'm already itching to start another. I have to thank Rebecca, AKA Sharkbait for leading me through the process of acquiring my big brown box, answering all my ridiculous questions, and sharing her experience to help me get it done. Also Ukswrath for the amazing write-up! My first time in public in my TK is on Saturday and I cannot wait!

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Congratulations and welcome to the Legion Trooper:salute: Have a great first Troop:duim: 

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Looking sharp! Congratulations ~

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Congratulations on completing this beautiful armor. Have fun with it and enjoy your first troop - like the ones to follow. Stay hydrated. :salute:

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Congrats trooper!  Excellent work. :salute:

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Congratulations and welcome to the ranks trooper.

 

Just a couple of bits you could improve on.

 

You have some bunching of gaskets at the knees.

Shoulder bells could come in at the front.

Forearms rotate inwards a little.

 

Looking forward to seeing some trooping photos 

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Fantastic looking FOTK Johnny :jc_doublethumbup: 

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Welcome aboard sir and looking good.

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First troop was great! It wasn't officially for the 501st, just for a friends booth at Anime Con. But it was great practice for the first real troop this Sunday. I was able to fix some of the bunching at the knees by setting my spats up higher on my calves prior to this troop. During the troop, I found a bunch of other small things that needed addressing.

1. My fans died in under 30 mins off of 9 volt batteries. could have been just bad batteries, but I currently have my fan system apart to use a USB power bank in place of the 9 volts.

2. My spats had trouble staying together. I am replacing the velcro with some snaps. It just wasn't enough surface area for the hook and loop to grab. Easy fix.

3. Thermal fell off when bumped! I have it on magnetically to make for good Jawa-bait, but in tight spaces I was bumped into and it came off. Currently adding more magnets, considering hook and loop as well.

4. Per @gmrhodes13 mentioning, I moved the shoulders forward, after these pictures.

5. Bunching is an issue. When I can spend the time getting velcro placed correctly it is not, but when trying to hurry so other troopers can suit up, its not ideal. I'm thinking about hemming in places so that it stays tighter on me- any suggestions?

6. Forearms are very restricting in movement. I can barely reach my helmet, but I don't see any way to shorten them with the detailing on both sides. I'm only 5'7, so its just a size thing.

I'd like to go for level 2 certification. Maybe starting that thread can help me with some of these issues?

Anyway, I had a great time, and welcome any input!

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Congratulations on your first troop, one of many more to come.

 

Fan's won't last long on 9Vs, I converted to a 4 x AA pack and use one for each fan and separate switches, I find you can just use one fan at a time and keep the second as a backup, normally last all through a weekend convention.

 

NOTE* if you post as a separate troop report in Field Exercises section your troops may get included in the monthly newsletter ;)

 

 

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Looking good Johnny :jc_doublethumbup:

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