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Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Blasty Trooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:50 pm

I have a new ATA stormtrooper kit that's been sitting in my basement for two months. It's been a long time since I've assembled armor, and I know I don't have all the tools needed.

Honestly, I'd like to commission the helmet out. I've tried a couple people and they're too busy.
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Flash » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:05 pm

I was thinking of having an armor party/classic video game party in Jan or Feb when work slows down.

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Post by squadleader » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:12 pm

Blasty Trooper wrote:I have a new ATA stormtrooper kit that's been sitting in my basement for two months. It's been a long time since I've assembled armor, and I know I don't have all the tools needed.

Honestly, I'd like to commission the helmet out. I've tried a couple people and they're too busy.
Same here, I also have a set in my basement. And I have not assembled any armor.
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:02 pm

Excellent news on the armor, Jon. Didn't you already use an ATA helmet with your current armor, though?
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Post by Blasty Trooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Mr Fett wrote:Excellent news on the armor, Jon. Didn't you already use an ATA helmet with your current armor, though?
Yes, but I have doing something different planned for this, still 501st approved though.
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:05 pm

Ah, ok. Either way, at least you'd have a full time dedicated U of M trooper out of your original armor, then.
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Post by Blasty Trooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:13 pm

Correct! :thumbs:
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:16 pm

The movie style armor will take longer to do than your original FX set, because of the butt-joint seam method on the arms and legs. But it's not really bad. Would take a few days worth of solid work to build your set.
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Post by Blasty Trooper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:27 pm

Mr Fett wrote:The movie style armor will take longer to do than your original FX set, because of the butt-joint seam method on the arms and legs. But it's not really bad. Would take a few days worth of solid work to build your set.
So when should I come over? :wink:
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:37 pm

Just trying to judge the work load time to build one from kit form. :lol: It’ll take a number of times……

On my own ATA suit, it took me 2 evenings after work to build the helmet.

I bought the partially completed armor body off Ripcode, and he already had butt joint assembled the biceps, forearms, shins, and the front of one thigh….as well as fully trimmed all the other armor parts out.

To finish it off, I did one armor party with 4 other TKs and we put in a good 10-12 hour day of solid work. Then, a second armor party with just one other TK for easily another 6 hours or so to get it to completion.
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Post by Flash » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:05 pm

If I had to take a guess I probably put 60-80 hours into mine. But I had the AP kit that goes straight from the vac table to the shipping box.

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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:12 pm

Flash wrote:If I had to take a guess I probably put 60-80 hours into mine. But I had the AP kit that goes straight from the vac table to the shipping box.
That's pretty much how the ATA sets come as well.
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Post by Brewski » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:11 pm

I have a helmetless kit sitting in my basement as well. Some of the parts are huge and I could definitely use some help with sizing. I am already starting work on the easier arms, shoulder bells etc.
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Post by GingerSnap » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:19 pm

This would be awesome to see how y'all do it. I'm debating either a biker scout or snow trooper to start in the near future.

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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Brewski wrote:I have a helmetless kit sitting in my basement as well. Some of the parts are huge and I could definitely use some help with sizing. I am already starting work on the easier arms, shoulder bells etc.
Step 1: Stop your TK buttplate from hanging straight down the back of your legs.
Step 2: Everything else.

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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Flash » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:54 pm

I will plan on having an armor party on Jan 24th weather permitting unless some cool event comes up that day.

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Post by Mowskwoz » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:05 am

I had been thinking about having one too. But it wouldn't be until classes are over the first week of December and would need to be before they start back up the second week in January. I've been wanting to do some work on my Ghostbuster proton pack and thought it would be fun to have people over while I work on it.

I have a heated garage and some basic tools(dremel, snap tool, leather punch, etc...). If you needed any specific or specialty tools, you would need to bring it.

I'll check with the wife and check into a possible date. :thumbs:
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Mr Fett » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:37 pm

Jon, Scott, Greg – I’ll help any of you with your TK stuff. It’ll take multiple armor parties so if any of you go to Mow’s and Flash’s (preferably both), you’d be able to knock some of it out. For now, go to whitearmor.net and just read a ton, and start doing the small things you can do at home.

Chris Balk also has an ATA helmet kit he got to replace his FX helmet that he wants me to help him with, too, but his schedule has been busy so haven’t gotten together yet on that.
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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Flash » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:45 pm

Mowskwoz wrote:I had been thinking about having one too. But it wouldn't be until classes are over the first week of December and would need to be before they start back up the second week in January. I've been wanting to do some work on my Ghostbuster proton pack and thought it would be fun to have people over while I work on it.

I have a heated garage and some basic tools(dremel, snap tool, leather punch, etc...). If you needed any specific or specialty tools, you would need to bring it.

I'll check with the wife and check into a possible date. :thumbs:
If you have yours in Jan I can move mine to Feb.

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Re: Anyone having an armor party soon?

Post by Brewski » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:09 pm

Mr Fett wrote:
Step 1: Stop your TK buttplate from hanging straight down the back of your legs.
Step 2: Everything else.

:P
Agreed that does seem to be a problem ;)
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