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Engineerch1ck’s WTF ANH Stunt Build Thread

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Hello all in TK world! I hope all is well and everyone is having fun with their builds! I am a newbie building my first armor, and looking forward to the process, if intimidated. I would love to go for Centurion, and am trying to keep this in mind as I build.

 

This build thread is long overdue since I got my BBB months ago, but I’ve been distracted by work/life/a toddler. I have been rough trimming and buying/modding accessories, undergarments etc., but am getting to the fun/scary part now.

 

Armor: WTF Stunt with shorty thighs and 90% helmet - please see BBB and curious pupper below!

 

TK ref

 

Boots: Black Jodhpurs, painted white using Angelus leather paint - I still need to add the gloss on top to add shine!

 

A friend and I followed other trooper recommendations and painted the Roamers Unisex Leather Gusset Jodhpur Equestrian Riding Boots because we have small feet.

 

TK ref

 

I bought a lovely neck seal from Teresa Nuthall, as well as purchasing some black under armor with minimal logos from Amazon/academy - any remaining logos I will be sure to black out. I also purchased some black dishwashing gloves, but also plan to get Nomex flight gloves for trooping.

 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome, good luck with the build, looking forward to the progress

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Boots came out nice :duim:


Thank you! It was around 7-8 passes with an airbrush, and then I went through with a tiny paintbrush and painted over the small stitching holes, since these were showing up darker.

I do definitely need to seal them though, since the other day I came upon my four year old clomping around in them - and there were some areas the paint had gotten scuffed up. This may be inevitable (and probably screen accurate) but I’ll see if I can minimize future damage.


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You know that part in school when the professor says ‘and then, a miracle occurs’ while writing equations on the board? (Usually signifying a big jump from the ongoing math and a rather distant conclusion)?

 

I seem to have a dearth of pictures re: the trimming stage for my helmet, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting an excessive number of current pics.

 

I had done some trimming of the helmet with some advice from more experienced folks, and then, in a fit of confidence, temporarily attached it all together with some bolts. Then I stood back and surveyed the damage, as one is wont to do.

 

I went with more of the Twinkie shape for teeth, and think I may still have a ways to go on the eyes. I also think that more cheek trimming is in my future, given where the ears should line up. I attempted an ear, but totally screwed up my first attempt :-D

 

Before I make my second attempt, could I possibly ask for opinions on the current alignment and trimming? Thank you in advance!!

 

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Thank you to the kind souls who recommended putting the magnets in satchels! So much easier to maneuver!

 

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I feel like I may have cut the u-shaped trim over the eyes kind of short, since it doesn’t go all the way from trap to trap...

 

Also, I feel like there is some odd asymmetry going on at the front right of my helmet, but not sure if that’s normal or not, or if I somehow torqued my bucket into this shape with the power of super powerful magnets?

 

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Thank you!!

 

 

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There are lots of options with the brow trim and how far it goes on the trap

 

 

 

Just think of it this way, you put your own little touch to your armor!

 

The OT TKs were asymmetrical.  So a bit of wonkiness is expected.  (embrace the wonky!)  I think your faceplate tubes could be a bit better aligned with the dome tubes.   The ears will help cover anything that looks odd, but the fit will be better if you can bring them in line more. 

 

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Welcome Liz, You're going in an amazing path with tour build.  Congrats !!!  :peace:

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Welcome aboard! So far, so good.  Keep us updated. :salute:

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17 hours ago, Engineerch1ck said:

Armor: WTF Stunt with shorty thighs and 90% helmet - please see BBB and curious pupper below!

You have your Imperial K9  already !!  :peace:  :salute:

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I realize that it’s been way too long since I posted in here! I rough trimmed a pair of ears, realized I over-trimmed, and am hoping that the aluminum foil method will work on my second set.

Before I attempt that method, here is how things are currently lined up.

Does anything look really far off in terms of how the ears are lined up on the helmet and how the helmet is assembled?

I would be attempting to minimize the ear-helmet gap in my next attempt, but wanted to make sure my overall alignment isn’t too far off.

Thank you in advance for any assistance!

Helmet with ears
Helmet with ears
Helmet with ears


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Nice work coming along great, just on the sides the brow trim is a little angled if you compare to the traps, I'll add a couple of references. 

 

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Lovely progress. :-)

 

If I might make a suggestion, perhaps try experimenting with the faceplate a little (with magnets, ideally). See below:

 

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The eyes on your are currently quite sunken into the brow.

 

Just a suggestion. :-)

 

 

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Just as Dan suggested, you should try adjusting the face plate.  In the first photo you pretty much nailed it, but in the second one the face plate looks to have shifted.  Keep up the great work!!  :jc_doublethumbup:

 

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