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by Zarlon
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: New trooper looking for boots and a blaster
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Re: New trooper looking for boots and a blaster

I got my boots from TK Boots (http://www.tkboots.com/) and my blaster was a Hasbro mod. Definitely check out the FISD forums at whitearmor.net.
by Zarlon
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: TK on the way!
Replies: 16
Views: 7542

Re: TK on the way!

Let me know if you have any questions during your build. My kit is also a ATA.
by Zarlon
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: GRAND RAPIDS metro area TK armor party
Replies: 76
Views: 30385

Re: GRAND RAPIDS metro area TK armor party

OK, I would like to plan one. But I need help with adding plastic not trimming. With the chest armor, legs, arms. So it's not as easy as just trimming. So need some more advanced help from the bigger troopers. I used a plastic welding technique to add the shims to my TK kidney plate. Here is a link...
by Zarlon
Wed May 25, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Future Member
Replies: 6
Views: 3361

Re: Future Member

We've had a few armor parties in the past but the problem is usually trying to find a central location to meet. Where are you located in the state?
by Zarlon
Fri May 20, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

If you do use the stencil, I have a trick you can use. Once you get the stencil in place, apply a base color of paint before you paint the stripes. For example, when you paint the tube stripes, put a coat of white paint on the template first. Once it dries you can paint the blue over top. This preve...
by Zarlon
Fri May 20, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

Here is my armor build if you want to see how I did it.


http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... hread-ata/
by Zarlon
Fri May 20, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

bronco3001 wrote:Very cool!

I need to figure out how to do the tube strips and cheek strips so I can get those painted on as well. Might end up purchasing a template from trooperbay, but was trying to figure it out otherwise..

I would go for the Trooperbay templates. It will save you a ton of hassle.
by Zarlon
Thu May 19, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

Yes sir. That one will have to be reduced for sure but shouldn't be too difficult.
by Zarlon
Wed May 18, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

Looking good. Put all of the rubber trim in place before you redo anything. You might not need change it if the rubber covers it up.
by Zarlon
Thu May 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Great Lakes Garrison featured on WZZM
Replies: 1
Views: 1929

Re: Great Lakes Garrison featured on WZZM

That was a great article and interview. Nice job!
by Zarlon
Wed May 04, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

Mr Fett wrote:Just to create a more permanent hold, but I’ve never had any problems with mine coming undone.

I've never had a problem with mine either. The screws work fine and allow for adjustments later.
by Zarlon
Wed May 04, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

I agree with Andrew. The ears look fine and the gap is almost unavoidable. Nice job!
by Zarlon
Tue May 03, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

One other suggestion for you. Screw it together with screws and bolts before you rivet it. This way it can be adjusted easily until you get the build done. Once everything is finished and lined up, you can rivet it if you still want to.
by Zarlon
Mon May 02, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ATA, not so steady, build
Replies: 26
Views: 9764

Re: ATA, not so steady, build

The brow looks ok to me and the ear angle is also ok. The left ear is good but you might want to trim the right ear a bit more. The bottom looks a little thick. If you have a belt sander you can also flatten the ears a bit, otherwise keep going your doing great! http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa...
by Zarlon
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ID Staff Officer
Replies: 18
Views: 7252

Re: ID Staff Officer

Skyka wrote:...They're a little snug around the upper calf, and a little hard to take off, but they'll work. ^_^
That's normal for those boots. Akiyo and I both have the same problem. You'll get used to it, and they stretch a little after a while.
by Zarlon
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: DETROIT metro area TK armor party
Replies: 33
Views: 12891

Re: DETROIT metro area TK armor party

I'm going to come out and lend a hand. I'll bring my ATA armor for reference as I've got some clean up work I can do on it.
by Zarlon
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ANOVOS TK thread
Replies: 73
Views: 30023

Re: ANOVOS TK thread

Anyone who has not built a TK before should browse this thread. One of the FISD staff is doing an Anovos build thread as he goes, with photoshopped images on where to cut the pieces, etc. http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/35086-ukswraths-anovos-tk-build/page-1 This is definitely a good thread t...
by Zarlon
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Old Rex Armor... Under Construction
Replies: 69
Views: 29526

Re: Old Rex Armor... Under Construction

Phantom Medic wrote:After I'm done my Novatrooper medic I know what I'm going to do. Build R2 of my own so I can joke around that I found the droids we were looking for XD

After your first or second troop you'll never want to hear that phrase again!
by Zarlon
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: ANOVOS TK thread
Replies: 73
Views: 30023

Re: ANOVOS TK thread

Hey guys does ANOVOS do custom dimensions? Specifically 5'2 and female build? I wanna know before I save the money None of the armor makers do customization. Each maker has a set mold that is used for their armor so you would need to customize it to fit you. That is part of the reason it takes a wh...
by Zarlon
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Upcoming events
Replies: 3
Views: 2669

Re: Upcoming events

You can find them in the lower right hand corner of the front page of the Great Lakes Garrison website.

http://www.greatlakesgarrison.com/index.php