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Mark, again thank you for your patience hope it was worth the wait, for the inner drop boxes just apply some E6000 glues all around top edge of inner boxes and insert in outer boxes, trust me once glue set they will be secure thats how I build mine ;)

 

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Hey folks, Just letting all and sundry know that I've had my forum handle changed from 'markgambino' (so formal!) to MightyAtom - a nickname from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I've been glueing snap plates to the chest plate and back plate over the last few days. I think they've turned out ok, but the test will come with fitting.        

A recent Amazon purchase arrived today, so now I have something to read while I wait for the ABS paste to melt. Sent from my Imperial Communicator

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Mark, again thank you for your patience hope it was worth the wait, for the inner drop boxes just apply some E6000 glues all around top edge of inner boxes and insert in outer boxes, trust me once glue set they will be secure thats how I build mine [emoji6]
 
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Mark! Of course you'd be in this forum :) Ok, thanks for the advice. I'll trim them up and start assembly shortly.

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Ok, phew. Thanks for the advice.

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Yeah, that’s my belt!!

If you have any questions just let me know. My build thread is a bit messy but might have some info there for you.


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Yeah, that’s my belt!!

If you have any questions just let me know. My build thread is a bit messy but might have some info there for you.


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Ok, will do. Thanks again.

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Alrighty, I've adjusted the vocoder and it's looking better now - might need to thin the second strip. I attempted to clean up the teeth, but I think the paint needs to cure a little more. I'll work on this again tomorrow, then apply another coat of paint once everything is cleaned up and meets CRL.

 

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1 hour ago, anthonyt81 said:

Hi Mark,

 

I’m new to the 501st, and I am looking to purchase a TFA costume. Is this the best email to contact you? authenticprops@hotmail.com

AP don't make TFA armor. You may want to look in the FOBG (first order battle group) https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/218-first-order-battle-group/

 

This thread should be of interest https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/49132-vendors-list-for-your-fotk-build/

 

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Moving onto the ab plate buttons. Here's my (potentially) final coat of paint and clean-up. I've noticed the strip of four buttons looks a little short, but I trimmed this according to the space on the actual ab plate and that was what it came in as. Will that button close to the edge be an issue? I could always reduce the size of that button or even add a little ABS to the end and sand down. Pedantic much???

 

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I would remove a little of they paint as they do look a little large, notice the paint stops just short of the base of the buttons in the reference, may also help the look of your small ab plate.

 

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I would remove a little of they paint as they do look a little large, notice the paint stops just short of the base of the buttons in the reference, may also help the look of your small ab plate.
 
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Ah, many thanks. I hadn't seen this reference yet. I can easily reduce the size of them all.

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Spent some time today cleaning up the ab plate buttons. They look MUCH better and even have an imperfection, just like the OT TK suits! I might just scuff them up a bit once the suit is put together. Thanks to everyone for their feedback. Now on to the ears!

 

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Painting! I decided that I'm going to hand paint everything, although I cheated a little with the tube stripes and made a vinyl template from an old sticker. I penciled the stripes onto the back of the sticker using some decals (Trooperbay?) as a guide, cut out the template then stuck them on and painted (white, then the French Blue).

 

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I'm waiting for the paint to cure before removing the templates. I'll post a pic with the result. I expect there will be a little cleaning up to do.

I then masked off the rear trap vents with painters tape and followed a similar process. 

 

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Again, I expect some cleanup here once the tape is removed. Now, onto the tears, which will be all freehand. This is certainly an exercise in Zen Master patience!

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