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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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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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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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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

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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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3 hours 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

Yes but I only offer the classic ANH troopers 

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I've done some tidying up to the vocoder and given it a second coat of paint. How does this look to folks?

 

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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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Many people miss the Gallery sections but it's a great resource when building ;)

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Many people miss the Gallery sections but it's a great resource when building 
Yeah, feeling a little embarrassed here!

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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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Lol

Remember that link I posted on KFG?

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I clearly need more sleep... Thank you for your patience!

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I've done some tidying up to the vocoder and given it a second coat of paint. How does this look to folks?
 
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Looks awesome!! :-)
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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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Nice work 

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Busy day. Here are the ears. Two coats of paint plus clean-ups. Phew - time for a Bespin Fizz!

 

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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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Nice work, really helps painting white first to fill any bleed areas :duim:

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Nice work, really helps painting white first to fill any bleed areas :duim:
Thank you! Yes, I researched a lot to make sure I didn't create more work for myself.

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Looking forward to seeing your results. Saving/stealing the white first trick

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