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by mbone
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Any 3D printer recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 7377

Re: Any 3D printer recommendations?

If you need any help with the 3D models once you get your hands on the printer, I'm a pretty fair hand with a couple different 3D modeling programs and would be happy to help.
by mbone
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: I'm back... need some help :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5276

Re: I'm back... need some help :)

They said they had their best people on it today and it looks like it's back up now.
by mbone
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: I'm back... need some help :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5276

Re: I'm back... need some help :)

Yep, same here.
by mbone
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: I'm back... need some help :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5276

Re: I'm back... need some help :)

I don't know anything specific about your particular armor, but I've thrown together two sets of RT-MOD and have a few (hopefully) helpful tips. These are solely my own opinion. 1. Dremel. If you haven't bought one yet, you're looking for the rotary variety. There's an optional extender snake thing ...
by mbone
Fri May 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Sheet ABS source
Replies: 4
Views: 4866

Re: Sheet ABS source

I don't know any local sources, but you might try contacting Mike at Trooperbay and see if he has sheets that size. He does have smaller pieces for sale in his online store but they're more like 6 inches by maybe a foot and a half. Good thick stuff, and he usually ships quickly.
by mbone
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Almost to the end of the build- Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 10518

Re: Almost to the end of the build- Help!

I'm not sure if Trooperbay sent me thicker abs sheets or Dritz changed something, but I'm having awful results with them now. The plastic's got to be really thin for the male snaps to get a proper crimp or whatever you'd call it. You might have to sand on the plastic until it's really thin to get go...
by mbone
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: TK on the way!
Replies: 16
Views: 7848

Re: TK on the way!

When I first opened the box and saw the face piece of the helmet, I thought it must have been a faulty vacu-form.
by mbone
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: New trooper looking for boots and a blaster
Replies: 5
Views: 3535

Re: New trooper looking for boots and a blaster

I'm real happy with the e-11 kits I put together from doopydoos.com, but they do take a little Dremel finesse to better shape a few of the parts, and grind out a few areas to replace with actual parts (like the allen screws on the barrel).
by mbone
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Possible armor modifications?
Replies: 24
Views: 12405

Re: Possible armor modifications?

It might be as simple as shortening the straps between the chest plate and the ab section and/or the back plate and the kidney plate. This might pull the whole thing up while pulling it down on your shoulders more. Is that foam in there as a spacer between your actual shoulders and shoulder strap? I...
by mbone
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Waterford
Replies: 20
Views: 14777

Re: Waterford

Looks great to me!
by mbone
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Trooper request
Replies: 16
Views: 9071

Re: Trooper request

It's a great cause, and I'm interested. I'll be able to give you a solid answer when we learn the details.
by mbone
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Almost to the end of the build- Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 10518

Re: Almost to the end of the build- Help!

I had good results just cutting the webbing with scissors then running the flame of a lighter over the end to melt it a bit and keep it from fraying. A typical soldering iron makes a perfect size hole for the snaps and will also keep the hole from fraying.