Armor assistance Mid Michigan

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Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by Kiteboarder85 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:28 pm

Hello- I've been looking at trooper costumes to have fun with my sons (3.5 and 6 months). I came across the 501st then found myself here at my local Great Lakes Garrison. I really like all of the charity work that I see and its something I can see myself possibly getting into.

A friend of mine out of state hooked me up with a guy named Clinton that sells the AM 2.0 kit. From my understanding there will be some additional work needed if I purchase a kit.

Is there someone locally that could possibly help me out if I purchase a kit? Or, is there a readily built armor kit available?

I'm 6'1" and 188 LB

Looking forward to feedback- this is my first post.

Billy Brown
Freeland,MI
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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by DeafTrooper » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:35 pm

Welcome! Yes, we have a local guy that sells ATA stormtrooper armor. As I understand it, the AM kits are for huskier people. You want to head on over to http://www.whitearmor.net. That is our stormtrooper detachment. The detachments are character-specific web sites we have where you can find armor makers and all the info on how to put it all together. Do your research on finding which kit is right for you, as they are not all the same. :wink:

It's better to build from a kit rather than getting a fully assembled kit, as armor is not 1-size fits all. Sometimes someone will sell their old costume they don't want anymore. If you go that route, you want to make sure the seller is close to your body type. Even then, you might have to make some modifications.

Here is the CRL (costume reference library) for all the different variations of stormtrooper armor: http://www.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL
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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by Kiteboarder85 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Hi! Thank you. I've been all over the whitearmor.net sit and I feel like I'm getting no where. Maybe I don't know where I'm looking.

Who is the local guy selling the ATA armor?

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Post by DeafTrooper » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:09 am

Look in the "getting started" section on the white armor site. They list all the different armor types and vendors.
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Post by DeafTrooper » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:04 pm

Oh, and talk to Terrell on this forum. :wink:
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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by Dankelzaga » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:13 pm

Hey there...I sent you a message. You are right in my neck of the woods. We have a wonderful group of members all within 30 minutes of your locations. As others have stated, take things a step at a time and put the numerous sources of information that are available to use. Some incredible forums and helpful advice from masters of this stuff. Best of luck!

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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by stasz » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:23 pm

Hiya, Billy!

I'm right down the street in Bay City. Like Dan said, we've got a little crew here in Mid Michigan, and one of us is even a TK!

I'm a Scout, so I don't have experience with full body armor, but a couple guys here do. I'd be happy to help where I can. Glad to have another Trooper nearby!

Good luck on your build.
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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by Kiteboarder85 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:53 pm

Hi there!

Very cool to see others so close. Do you guys have any type of local Facebook page or anything? I'm really wanting to begin a kit build soon and I'm hoping I can use you guys for local help when needed. I'd hate to mess up such expensive armor. Can you Send me an email stasz? Kiteboarder85@gmail.com

-Billy

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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by FuzzyVelcro » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 pm

Billy the Great Lakes Garrison Facebook page can be found here, https://www.facebook.com/greatlakesgarrison?fref=ts

Good luck with your build! :)

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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by BBC527 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:25 pm

Billy,
I'm one of the other guys, right here in the area, just down the road from you in Midland. I'm always available for questions and help.

I've built a few Clones, and worked on some TK armor. I'm also in the process of building something for my wife, so there is anythign you need, let me know.

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Re: Armor assistance Mid Michigan

Post by Kiteboarder85 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Hi William- thanks for sending me the Facebook request!

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