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Reno Rescue - TFA FOTK edition


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I have recently purchased an old TFA FOTK kitp, unfortunately the paint is a mess, cracked all over. It's an older Jims kit based on the info I have.

 

Going to start by stripping all the paint to see what other repairs may be required.

 

Here are some pics of the current state.1deb22b9a2c8087295474d2c7e339c0c.jpg9b379ea4dd21d6d09cdb2b03cf3bb961.jpg87981989ed29e187b1be999854ac6b2d.jpg400a16a507838d30ef824ba4cd834990.jpgee0252506ef0368861bc15122053cc25.jpg0f1d0dd98c0e1fed7ff5203b1b966392.jpg50400e3f6c21fa4132c90fdd23af8619.jpgc4320cc3a919c2031481336cbaaf1fc1.jpg4cc5e5189663c7e3a72efa058dd6ccf4.jpg72f777ba966e5bf002207ea1c71acc2b.jpgd918b6afa5a88d1cc0480fe54a145425.jpg38f8fa57d585d667e1ea4973b2195103.jpgd5e7460ccd09ded6d41539147a641907.jpg3226d666b629bb9451065bbe1c1954c4.jpg3640c870970b65d61e7def4a2785894c.jpg8bb1697e00fe0c1b24f1ffd8dbabe9a3.jpg

 

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Good luck stripping the paint back, can be a messy job but the better the base the better the finish :duim:

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That would be the worst ironing of a uniform I have seen to date  :P

Good luck with the task ahead, plenty of work to get that looking pristine again but it will be well worth it.

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  • 7 months later...

Finally getting into this build after much procrastination.

To fix the cracking issues I'm giving all the armour a good surface sand, then coating the armour with a mix of flexy and normal UV resin.

Now to wait for some decent weather to continue the fun. ed9f1ee975a057f0e6789c5c3e16298a.jpg6233c049bbcbc6c1d8a634c28c030faf.jpg1e79de1d2fdb233a06bd891ff1d6604b.jpg

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Some more progress on my FOTK. With a coat of resin on the Thermal Detonator, Butt, Cod, Forearm and Bicep armour. 5ccd9ed5d28d6d65c3188a94ffa0b944.jpg2c791ee03f98213cabafdf2927009663.jpg

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Thanks to@TheRascalKing for sharing 3D print files for TFA clips (forum link below) now I'm looking to upgrade those on my fibre glass kit to improve accuracy. The only challenge now is to work out the best way to remove the old clips

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/52039-mrpoopietherascalkings-tfa-tlj-first-order-stormtrooper-clip-greeblies/36ef683ed22dd45ce424eb3e7fe6b1b2.jpg9e05c1f08d7808266656628cb094e8a3.jpg5ff9b10d5daa290817daa5e9b50770b8.jpge5abe25c7e585a4033610dcd4f24f015.jpg

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Those helmet clips look difficult to remove, appear them are either molded in or painted after assembly :(

 

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