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Was able to acquire an Anovos set and, since there's no way to replace SNAFUs, am a little bit nervous with this build. Manbehindthemask is currently assisting with this build and is doing a lot of the heavy-lifting. Also, as stated in my welcome post, I am 6'1" and my armor is designed for up to 6'... a little nervous about undertaking this project so the help is much needed.

 

I've spent way too much money on an ANH and a RO Vader builds so, if I try to spend a lot on this one, my wife will probably leave me.

 

Since I've done almost no research at this point, my list is short:

 

Armor : Anovos

Boots : Caboots

 

Right now, Ryan and I are trimming the armor to size and I ordered my boots from Caboots because they're the ones that made my Vader boots and they are awesome - I have problems with my feet and standing for long periods... I am able to troop in my Vader boots without pain and without my prescribed insoles.

 

Other than that, I'll add to my list as I go along.

 

Thanks for reading and for any help or suggestions you have for me.

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Sounds like you got a good start already Don. Good luck on the build and remember to ask questions if you have them.

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You'll wonder what the worry was all about once your done, good luck and looking forward to the progress.

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You will kill it Don, there is nothing to worry about, we have all been down the same road and are here to help where we can.


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Yup like Andrew and Glen said we've all been there. I'm getting ready to start on #2 probably next week.

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Hi Don, welcome to the "first build little nervous people club".  All of us were that way even when looking at the big brown box. :D

 

Enjoy and feel free to ask whatever you want. 

 

Welcome to FISD and  Good luck with your build. ! :salute:

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Welcome, Don!  I would suggest starting a build thread,  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/80-anh-build-threads/ that way you can ask all the questions you need to and post up lots of photos... (we LOVE photos)!  Can you post a pic of the (TK) Caboots?  I would like to check them out.  Thanks!!

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Welcome, Don!  I would suggest starting a build thread,  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/80-anh-build-threads/ that way you can ask all the questions you need to and post up lots of photos... (we LOVE photos)!  Can you post a pic of the (TK) Caboots?  I would like to check them out.  Thanks!!
Hey Joseph I will be using CaBoots for my new build and just happen to have a ready to go photo.77607ea8da22422504de62a686d127ef.jpg

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12 hours ago, Rat said:

Hey Joseph I will be using CaBoots for my new build and just happen to have a ready to go photo.77607ea8da22422504de62a686d127ef.jpg

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Looking forward to these... the Vader boots are incredible.

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Welcome Don, looking forward to your build progress

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Probably going to be a slow build but have some progress to share:

 

After trimming various parts, the biceps are now glued:

STBiceps.jpg

 

And the Thermal Detonator is completed:

STThermalDet01.jpg

STThermalDet02.jpg

 

Probably going to keep this at level 1 depending on how much upgrades are... I have a lot invested in two Vaders and wanted a cheaper, and less stressful, build.

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Looking good Don. Less stress is always a good thing, supposed to be fun anyways right? lol 

 

Anyway, keep up the good work

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On 8/22/2019 at 10:54 PM, tdurden said:

Probably going to keep this at level 1 depending on how much upgrades are... I have a lot invested in two Vaders and wanted a cheaper, and less stressful, build.

I have a feeling we can get to level 2

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If I could make one suggestion, Don, it would be to add some reinforcements in the areas shown in blue below.  The Anovos chest pieces have quite a history of developing cracks there, so if you add them now you can avoid the repairs later.  

The easiest way to do it is to use some scrap ABS strips (at least 1/4 inch wide), cut them into curves to follow the contour and attach them with E-6000.  If you do this, be sure to use one continuous strip in each area to avoid any weak spots.

 

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2 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

If I could make one suggestion, Don, it would be to add some reinforcements in the areas shown in blue below.  The Anovos chest pieces have quite a history of developing cracks there, so if you add them now you can avoid the repairs later.  

The easiest way to do it is to use some scrap ABS strips (at least 1/4 inch wide), cut them into curves to follow the contour and attach them with E-6000.  If you do this, be sure to use one continuous strip in each area to avoid any weak spots.

 

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Awesome! Thank you for this!

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