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Hey everyone!

This is exciting!:)

So, my birthday was yesterday, and my amazing parents gave me a First Order KB Props kit! (Thank you Mom and Dad)

As you may have seen, I have been building an ANH TK for the past several months, and is now almost complete. Building the armor was one of the greatest experiences of all.

For this build, I will be building the standard TFA Stormtrooper, although that may change in the future. (Pauldron or Riot Control Gear, as I have the Black Series Baton)

Lets get into the specs:

 

Helmet: KB

Armor: KB

Gaskets: Attempt to make myself before purchasing

 

The armor is set to arrive in less than 3 weeks, right around the release of The Rise of Skywalker. Get me even more hyped for the movie;)

And that's about it so far

I can't wait to start and to experience this journey with you all again.

 

Until next time

 

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Happy belated Birthday and what a great present. 

 

3 weeks so you have some time to research, looking forward to seeing those BBB photos :D 

 

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49 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Happy belated Birthday and what a great present. 

 

3 weeks so you have some time to research, looking forward to seeing those BBB photos :D 

 

Thank you!^_^

Yes, I have already started looking at some threads, looking for where the return edge is and isn’t, also how the parts go together.

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What a great gift! Exciting times ahead. Look forward to your build and to welcoming another FOTK to the ranks soon.


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Welcome Jayke, and wow what a gift for a Birthday!

You have some very exciting times ahead of you sir, and there will be plenty of advice and helpful tips come your way.

Don't forget to create a build thread and share photos of your progress with us all.

Welcome aboard.

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6 hours ago, JAFO said:

What a great gift! Exciting times ahead. Look forward to your build and to welcoming another FOTK to the ranks soon.


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Thanks! I’m so excited!:D

6 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Welcome Jayke, and wow what a gift for a Birthday!

You have some very exciting times ahead of you sir, and there will be plenty of advice and helpful tips come your way.

Don't forget to create a build thread and share photos of your progress with us all.

Welcome aboard.

Thank you, I can’t wait to start!

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Hey everyone!

Small update: KB announced recently that kits will start to be shipped today!
Fingers crossed that the BBB comes before the week is over:)

And that is pretty much it.

 

Until next time

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Great news, fingers crossed one is heading your way :D 

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A mate of mine in MA just received his! Exciting times for you


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1 hour ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Great news, fingers crossed one is heading your way :D 

Thanks:peace:

58 minutes ago, JAFO said:

A mate of mine in MA just received his! Exciting times for you emoji16.png


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Sweet! I’m so excited!:lol:

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Great news Jayke. looking forward to your build

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4 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Great news Jayke. looking forward to your build

Thank you, your TFA build thread has been a big help already:duim:

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Looks like we have a few KB builds on the forum that are coming in on this run. Excited to have others to work alongside during this whole project! Waiting patiently for my shipping confirmation..


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46 minutes ago, Krisko720 said:

Looks like we have a few KB builds on the forum that are coming in on this run. Excited to have others to work alongside during this whole project! Waiting patiently for my shipping confirmation..


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Yes, good to see other KB FOTKs!:jc_doublethumbup:

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Very exciting times, let the stalking of the (every) delivery driver begin :lol:

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Hey everyone!
So this morning, I received a tracking number for my armor, and it’s supposed to get here by the end of the week! 

They were pretty quick about sending these. I got a notification Monday that the label was printed. Then later that day it reached UPS with an arrival date of Thursday for here in Colorado.


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This is getting exciting now, I expect to see the BBB photo very soon :duim:

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Exciting times mate! Hope you e been busy getting all your tools, adhesives and PPE prepped for the build.


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14 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Very exciting times, let the stalking of the (every) delivery driver begin :lol:

He He! Shhh.... they suspect nothing:laugh1:

13 hours ago, Krisko720 said:


They were pretty quick about sending these. I got a notification Monday that the label was printed. Then later that day it reached UPS with an arrival date of Thursday for here in Colorado.


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Yeah, I'm very impressed by KB's wait times. Especially compared to the wait time for my OTTK, which was 5-6 months.

11 hours ago, Sly11 said:

This is getting exciting now, I expect to see the BBB photo very soon :duim:

For sure!

10 hours ago, JAFO said:

Exciting times mate! Hope you e been busy getting all your tools, adhesives and PPE prepped for the build.


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Yes, I got a box of all the good stuff prepped for the build:duim:

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Which magnets are you guys using? That’s probably the only thing I don’t have. It’s a little overwhelming when you start looking at them on Amazon and see how many pop up on a search.


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1 minute ago, Krisko720 said:

Which magnets are you guys using? That’s probably the only thing I don’t have. It’s a little overwhelming when you start looking at them on Amazon and see how many pop up on a search.


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Magnets for clamping or magnets for another purpose?

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3 minutes ago, Krisko720 said:

Which magnets are you guys using? That’s probably the only thing I don’t have. It’s a little overwhelming when you start looking at them on Amazon and see how many pop up on a search.


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I plan to use these ones that justjoseph63 linked in one of his threads. https://www.ebay.com/itm/6pcs-Super-Strong-Neodymium-Rare-earth-Magnet-Disc-for-sale-7-8-dia-x-1-8-thick/281060567507?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

P.S. Wow right as I started to type your name, Joseph, you commented on my thread! What a coincidence!:lol:

 

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1 minute ago, StarTrooper said:

Wow right as I started to type your name, Joseph, you commented on my thread! What a coincidence!:lol:

 

Great minds think alike, Jayke!  :D

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Magnets for clamping or magnets for another purpose?

 

Well I suppose magnets for clamping for now. I’m looking at attaching the pauldron like JAFO did with magnets. And might look into doing magnet closures for some of the armor.

 

Aaaand I just found your Magnets thread..

 

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