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So, first off, nice to have found this place and all you awesome people!

I have decided to embrace my inner geek. My inner geek has been telling at me for some time to get some armor and begin trooping. Well, now that is the plan!

So, first step is to get a kit. I was going to get a pre made armor from RS props but once they found out that I am 6'4" 240 they told me that their stuff wouldn't look right on me. So, now I will be scouring the forums for a kit so I can modify it to fit my rather large frame.

I thought that introducing myself was a good start. That way I am not as much of a stranger when I introduce myself to the Carolina Garrison.

Well met troopers! Hail the emperor!

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Hi Joseph,

 

Yeah, the original armour was designed for troopers about 5'10 and about 160 lbs - so some of the vendors' kits will look small on you.  There are a couple vendors who make oversized parts.  RT-Mod and AM come to mind.  Check out the below link.  Also, browse through the build section - there are a few builds completed by troopers your size using various kits.  Good luck.

 

 

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Hi Joseph and welcome to the FISD. Glad you found this place, because it is the right one for your project. :)

 

Good luck on your stormtrooper journey and do also have a look at the requirements for the higher levels (2&3) before you start building. :duim:

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Welcome to FISD Joseph, great advice from Greg. Take a look and feel free to make questions and get some tips for your project.

 

Good luck.

 

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I still have my license for solidworks 2014. I have been tossing the notion around of trying to build some parts in solidworks and printing. However, RT mod and AM are looking like the better routes to go. 

I did see another trooper my size here. Not sure if he is still building or not. But that gives me hope that even a tall example of pure male perfection like myself (joke) can join in on the fun!

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4 hours ago, Volchier said:

I was going to get a pre made armor from RS props but once they found out that I am 6'4" 240 they told me that their stuff wouldn't look right on me. So, now I will be scouring the forums for a kit so I can modify it to fit my rather large frame.

I thought that introducing myself was a good start. That way I am not as much of a stranger when I introduce myself to the Carolina Garrison.

I think this EIB approved application can give an idea of how the armor could looks in you .

 

 

Hope this can help  :salute:

 

 

"No one left behind "

 

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With more or less work, you will become a great trooper ... Have no doubts. Cheer up !!!

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Hello and welcome aboard good luck with the research 

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I have decided to go with Dave's Darkside Depot armor and placed my deposit on getting a fully assembled kit. I decided to have Dave assemble it because I want my first armor to be assembled the right way. My next armor, I'm sure I will attempt to build myself!

Thanks for all the support!

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1 hour ago, Volchier said:

I have decided to go with Dave's Darkside Depot armor and placed my deposit on getting a fully assembled kit. I decided to have Dave assemble it because I want my first armor to be assembled the right way. My next armor, I'm sure I will attempt to build myself!

Thanks for all the support!

Glad to see you are on the way now Joseph. Best wishes with your project and looking forward for your BBB day and your first photos.

 

There's no way back future Trooper !!  Go ahead. :Stormtrooper_walk_south::Stormtrooper_walk_south::Stormtrooper_walk_south::Stormtrooper_walk_south::Stormtrooper_walk_south::Stormtrooper_walk_south:

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Welcome, Joseph!  (Nice name, by the way.. :D).   Dave does some great work and his customer service is awesome.    He includes most of the items you will need, but I would suggest ordering your boots and getting your under suit while you wait.  Here is a thread that will help.  If you have any questions in the the meantime, always feel free to ask!

 

Looking forward to adding a new member to the Carolina Garrison!

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23 minutes ago, Volchier said:

Speaking of the Carolina Garrison, I have registered under the name volchier what do I need to do in order to fully join?

Hi Joseph, If you're talking about full acces to the Forum sections, this is the link to register.

 

 

Cheers  :salute:

 

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23 hours ago, Volchier said:

Speaking of the Carolina Garrison, I have registered under the name volchier what do I need to do in order to fully join?

You should have access there to all of the areas you will need for now.  Once you get your armor and are ready to submit for Basic 501st approval, you will need to contact the Admins there to find out who is serving as the current GML.  That person will be the one you send the photos to for approval to receive your official TK #.

 

To make sure things go smoothly, I would highly suggest posting them in our "Pre-Approval" thread (information here).  Another thread that is highly informative on the whole process can be found here.  Hope this helps!

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Welcome to the FISD future Trooper and good luck with your build.

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Little update...

While waiting for my armor to arrive I have started the process of gathering everything not arriving in the box. I started down the rabbit hole of getting a blaster. I toyed with the idea of 3D printing my own out of PLA filament. However, with my printer and the wonky nature of some of the shapes that was a LOT of hassle. I'm sure that I could have done it, but there would have been massive headaches to overcome. So, this made me look into shopping around for a kit or pre-made blaster. Again, I got in touch with RS Prop Masters. Turns out, RS prop masters will not sell me a blaster unless I purchase armor through them. As we have covered previously, they will not sell me armor because I'm too tall and too big. I found this practice odd, but, if they do not want to take my money that's cool. I finally found a thread on the forum for Imperial Factory. I could not ask for a better experience! So, blaster kit ordered and assembly will follow. I will make either a video of me assembling it or take a plethora of photos to document the build. Since I am missing streaming I am thinking it will be video time. Thanks for all the support!

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You will LOVE the print quality from Imperial Factory. @wilsoncai is a standup guy, I personally have the SE-44 and now F-11D. 

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I figured as stereolithography printing is much cleaner than standard pla ground-up printing. None of the print lines and typically it's a little bit stronger. With standard pla prints if you do not have your bed leveled correctly then the layers can separate sometimes especially if your bed is warped.

so I figured stereolithography would be a very safe bet for something that will be carried around while trooping

 

 

 

 

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