Laura[TK] Posted February 19 Report Share Posted February 19 (edited) Hi everyone, I’m excited to get my Captain Phasma build started and what better way to celebrate with starting a Build Thread. After having an approved ANH Hero Stormtrooper (EIB) and a Transport Security Officer, I finally am ready to give it a go. I started with buying a second hand kit (kit: KB props, helmet: Thorsson) + soft parts. When it came in I realized the chrome was not as good as I hoped, so took of the layers of paint, wrap, primer, more wrap. It was not really workable and gave more headaches then the joy of progress. So I decided to buy a new kit. This time from Jimmiroquai. It arrived this week in the mail and it is gorgeous! I decided to order The Force Awakens kit, together with The Last Jedi addons – I aim to go for TLJ approval (Shiny!) and if that one is a bit battle damaged by the natural way due to trooping I can make the necessary upgrades to TFA if needed. But lets start first with the basics, research, research, research, everything is a little overwhelming. The armor parts are made from fiberglass, my first time working with this material and can confirm everything is itchy after touching the armor. So a good bath with soft soap and lukewarm water helps a bit. It looks like everything fits well, so no major tweaks are needed. My next step will be to set the full armor in primer and wet sand it till it is super clean. Help/advice is very welcome on the following: · I’m currently browsing the forum and FB group to see what the options are to vacuum metallize and even more important if and where I can do this locally and for what costs. The other option is to go for a black super shiny gloss, airbrush it with Liquidchrome and seal it with a clear coat. · Still looking for a vendor who sells the Quicksilver Baton (aluminium preferred). Also happy to hear any advice, feedback, tips or tricks! To be continued! Edited February 19 by Laura Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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