Jump to content

chiefbonan's TK ANH Stunt Build (Centurion)


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 370
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Okay everyone I've attached my belt boxes, what do you think?                                      

Hello all. Long time no see. Hope you are all going well with this pandemic. As you might've guessed I haven't been able to work on my trooper too much, the quarantine has sucked the energy out of my

Hello from Australia! Me and my father are building our first armour together (to fit on me) ! I've been asking around on the community for help, which lead to someone suggest we make build thread lik

Posted Images

6 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Model paint (enamel) and house paint (latex) are two different animals, Thomas.  Oil base paints are much more durable and designed for wear and tear, whereas latex is not.  With latex, even if you sand down and prime the rivet heads first it will not last very long, sad to say.  Sanding is a key part of painting most items, as it gives the paint a better surface to adhere to.  Enamel is the only way to go with anything on your armor... trust me.

We are planning on getting more Hombrol White Enamel paint soon. Hopefully the model shop guy is open. For some reason he has the huge tower of Hombrol paints near a heater....

So we got our paints all fine, but the white one somehow seperated, soo there is a huge gloob of white paint. I've tried mixing it but it just does not want to mix together, it comes out as a cream colour. Thanks for the heads up, I'm not super familar with all the different paint types.

Also thank you @Sly11 on the final strech now for basic, then onto Ex-Inf and eventually Centurion! Hopefully wont have to make huge changes and only minor ones, time will tell!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know how much of an issue this will be, but i've been sick for the past few days as it is Winter here in Aus right now. I was going over some of the measurements of the TD and realised the maker of my armour cut my TD body peice too short, will this be a problem for cert 3? Mine is roughly 105mm when it should be 121mm.
qHwcvx9.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

You are not as far off as you may think, Thomas.  What I would suggest is to shorten the length of the gray cylinder by about 5mm so that the overall length is about 185mm.  This will reduce the gaps between the face plate and end caps a bit so that is not so obvious.

 

LzlmjgO.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

You are not as far off as you may think, Thomas.  What I would suggest is to shorten the length of the gray cylinder by about 5mm so that the overall length is about 185mm.  This will reduce the gaps between the face plate and end caps a bit so that is not so obvious.

 

LzlmjgO.jpg

Good to know thank you, hopefully will be ready to submit pre-approval photos tomorrow night

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
On 7/17/2020 at 4:01 PM, TK 71627 said:

Chief, how has it been going for you... I saw your pix AND emoji106.png...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

It's been good, sadly haven't been able to do much over the past two weeks will get back to it soon though!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, chiefbonan said:

It's been good, sadly haven't been able to do much over the past two weeks will get back to it soon though!

Real life comes first, just remember every little bit adds up in the end 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Hello all. Long time no see. Hope you are all going well with this pandemic. As you might've guessed I haven't been able to work on my trooper too much, the quarantine has sucked the energy out of my to be honest. Some small updates:

My blaster finally arrived! After around 3 months of waiting it's here, resin cast from A&J Productions in Poland!

Pn9vCJO.jpg

I'm keen to build it, it's given me energy to wanna build again! But I think I might have to start a new thread in the weapons catagory, I'm not to sure if it's against the rules since if I build it here it's technically not building my armour.

Talking about armour the small list of things I need to do are:

-Attach the handplates to the gloves
-Make the TD
-And finally attach the boots to the inside of the shin using snaps.

We recently moved a lot of stuff around so my armour is sitting in a spare room at the moment. I think I might've lost my TD screws, I'll have to have a look. The blaster looks a bit tricky to put together, so I'll defs need help with that! But I'm only going for Cert 1 on the blaster, so it shouldn't take too long. The resin has alot of 'spill' or bits left over so it needs a cleanup for sure. It actually came with more than I expected with springs, the little coil thing and small screws. Keen to start again. 

Sadly the pandemic has pushed our Melbourne Comic-Con back to sometime into 2021, so we do have time to build! We haven't started my dad's TK yet, but he's been very busy so I might be riding solo here to finish!

Long live the Empire!
- Tom

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Tom, welcome back!

This year has been tough on many but we are here to give you support and encouragement.

It's up to you if you want to start a separate thread for your blaster, but you are certainly welcome to leave it in this thread as it is part of your costume build.

Thanks for the update, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Real world has affected a lot of people, good to see you back, hope things improve for you and all of us

Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Hey Tom, welcome back!

This year has been tough on many but we are here to give you support and encouragement.

It's up to you if you want to start a separate thread for your blaster, but you are certainly welcome to leave it in this thread as it is part of your costume build.

Thanks for the update, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

Thank you! Yeah it has been tough on us all. Good to know I can do my blaster in this thread too, as it is kind of another little side thing ontop of the armour. I'll submit some photos of the kit soon to give you guys a better look at what needs to be done.

18 hours ago, tarok said:

Hey Tom

Great to see you back at it. Sounds like you’re really close to finishing your armour. Don’t forget you can submit for basic without the blaster.

Hey Rudi, good to see ya! Very close to finishing, I'll try to get submitted soon, but I might work on the blaster a bit since it is something new!

9 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Real world has affected a lot of people, good to see you back, hope things improve for you and all of us

Thanks for the welcome back! Hopefully in the future we can all troop again soon

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello all, prepare youselves, alot of photos coming up!

So as you might've heard I recived my blaster yesterday from A&J Productions in Poland. As like I was before I started making my stormtrooper, I can't really tell how 'good' it is as a blaster kit, as I am now inexperienced in blaster kit making. A bit of Deja-Vu since I started making my TK in Janurary!! Yes it's been that long. So I decided to take photos for you all below of all the pieces and give you my thoughts.

I wanted to get a resin cast blaster, as I thought a 3D printed one might be a bit too 'fragile' plus I didn't want to sand too much. Doopy Doos blasters seem to be a bit hard to get your hands on now, since what I've heard is they have got a massive backlog to go through with orders. So I asked around on Facebook and was pointed towards A&J Productions, so seems to be decent. Most of the pieces need to have some work and I think you guys wash the resin parts before assembly if I'm correct? 2 Pieces came a bit chipped which I'll show below.
 

(I should also mentions I've barely looked at blaster making, just glossed over it, I will be searching tonight after I post this, but please feel free to post some handy dandy links)

 

So I don't know many of the small parts nor do I know much about firearms so bare with me but here it goes:

First we have the Main Body which is a pvc pipe, if anyone has a link to how to get the measurements/holes right that'd be a great help:
ayeLqne.jpg 

 

Next we have the inner pipe, I assume this is the one the springs sit on at the back of the blaster, iirc it is meant to have the bend:

Eqq6DEA.jpg

 

Here we have an unknown to metal pipe, I have no idea what this is for:

43ZDFqE.jpg

 

Some piece of foam, I assume to make the small tab that sits in the silver chamber part:

wlVvK6F.jpgY4cwRC2.jpg

 

That rail part that's meant to sit in the holes, does the long part that needs to sick outwards seem to be to you guys?:

2ANllsV.jpg

 

Small section of pipe and some screw part:

FpmLOdt.jpg

 

Metal rod for the top part, we actually have some more of this which is handy:

wzR3N4S.jpg

 

Springs for the inside:

X7QAn3i.jpg

 

The good ol' D-Ring, have no idea how I'll put it on the mount:

WW0CsB6.jpg

 

Coil for the part above the Counter:

H9KotXI.jpg

 

A screw:

bSaTDxz.jpg

-RESIN PARTS-

 

The grip:

YMbFfms.jpg

 

Grip inside:

9UGHILc.jpg

 

Ammo counter:

tVxuP5I.jpg6SMznGW.jpg

 

Pull back thing, this seems the piece that is prone to fall off:

pNcxlzg.jpg

 

Part that sits near the silver chamber and an unknown piece on the right, wookie toenails?:

BQqEn8e.jpg

 

Thing that sits on the ammo counter:

qjUEORM.jpg

 

The Sight, not it has 2 screws taped to it, it's not broken.

XJXKoi7.jpgmfUODhk.jpg

 

Thing for the back:

1A7LolR.jpg

 

Front of the stock, which came broken/chipped, seen on the right. This was on both sides. Anyway to fix this?

XHtWY3l.jpg S7c3PIS.jpg

 

Rest of the stock:

62abLsV.jpg

 

Small unknown piece, I assume it's the bit on the fron near the holes:

E6kmjzf.jpglKY1BHZ.jpg

 

Thing that looks as if it sticks in the ammo counter:

4lUiHgP.jpg

 

Trigger piece and the saftey. I do not know if these parts need to be seperated:

yCOQHsn.jpg

 

The rear iron sight:

StYKSIh.jpg

 

Front iron sight:

B3l7JP1.jpg

 

An unknown button type thing:

gmibbgC.jpg

 

Some screw looking thing, I don't know if the thing going out to the left is meant to stay attached:

x27pkUW.jpg

 

And the D-Ring mount which is also damaged. It looks very rough on the inside. Note the chunk missing which also has a hairline crack going a bit further:

ZiJpO2O.jpgo1vhoAi.jpg

 

Whew! Alot there. Here is the imgur link to make viewing easier:

https://imgur.com/a/7c5myHy

 

Anyway, all in all I'm pretty happy with it, apart from the two damaged parts, but the real blasters looked rough and it will be painted black so not too much of a worry. Just some parts of it feel 'rushed' in some aspects with some build up of resin and what not. But I would like your guys opinion on the blaster so far, keen to get building! I should also say I'm going for a cert 1 blaster.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...
  • 3 months later...

Gee wiz it's been awhile everyone! Alot has happened! Hope you all are going well.

First of all, I got a job at the local cinema, and we had a Star Wars Marathon, so great time to do my first mini-troop. The armour looked great and felt great. Wore the armour around town for around 2 hours. I tell you what, I see why you guys love doing it so much. The amount of times I heard 'You've made my day' warmed my Imperial heart. 

Some photos below:

 s93MNn5.jpg XRJ6OQO.jpg7HFyKlR.jpgFokHnva.jpg

 

Some of you keen eyed people that have been following for the past year (YES it's been over a year now) will see, Hey Tom, you actually got around to finishing the TD you lazy nerf-hearder. Yes I did finish it, but it currently has the wrong screws. I also think it could probably sit a little lower on my belt. Opinions?

I also got around to getting a 3D printed blaster from Etsy, which is pretty high quality, and much more easier to put together than the resin one. Just Bondoing and sanding now. 

I could probably go for my approval now! So just really the new TD screws I need to do now. Wow what a journey!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking the part and sounds like you are having as much fun as the rest of us, it's a great journey and doesnt stop just because the armor is complete. Now go adjust that detonator you scruffy nerf-hearder :laugh1:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...