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 Post subject: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:36 pm 
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Here goes. I don't have pictures to post yet because I'm still doing research, but hopefully I can try to be as entertaining as possible. (Bear with me, I'm still a littler nervous!)

I've been doing a lot of research on whitearmor.net so far and found a great link for people on the short side.

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38416-crickets-rs-stunt-build-for-the-vertically-challenged/?fromsearch=1

If you have any additional pointers or something else you would like to add that may be helpful for me, it's more than appreciated. So far it seems that RS or WTF are what I may be leaning towards to get my kit. There aren't a lot of 5"2 troopers around so I'm sure this will be entertaining and interesting. I already have tons of sites bookmarked and have my handy notebook ready for all of my notes. I probably won't be able to order my entire kit until April or early May so in the meantime I'll be helping as a spotter.

I'll keep this post updated frequently and hopefully will be able to post pictures of what I have or am doing. I just know that I am really excited and have been freaking out over all of this. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Greetings, Amber. Just FYI... I moved this thread into the "Costumes & Props" forum. Good luck with your build!

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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:13 am 
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Handyman wrote:
Greetings, Amber. Just FYI... I moved this thread into the "Costumes & Props" forum. Good luck with your build!



Thank you! I thought I had it on there, but guess I didn't. Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:22 am 
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From my experience WTF has some of the best turnaround times and customer service in our profession, and they make a decent product too :wink:

My AT-AT and my sons TK are WTF Kits

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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:28 am 
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Just in case you dont have them and if nothing else it'll be in a location you can find them

Here are links that helped me and a few others,

where to buy armor: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/1 ... find-them/
Supply List: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... -tk-build/
Belts: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/1 ... vas-belts/
Neck Seal & Holster: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/2 ... eck-seals/ (jimbojags wife makes neck seals too)
Boots: tkboots.com or imperialboots.com
Blaster: pm slavefive on the fisd boards, he works at HFX productions (hyperfirm)

Rivets: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... -for-sale/ (only if your going for higher levels of accuracy, you dont need these if your just going for basic approval)


Build threads:
navajo bro - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... unt-build/
ukswrath - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ild/page-1
jason10012 - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ld-thread/
lovemonkey - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ld-thread/

I know you have crickets build (http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... hallenged/) which will help you with your height issues, navajo and ukswrath are AM an anovos armor but the techniques are all the same for any armor.

Helmet fans: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... 9v-or-aas/

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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm 
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redblurr wrote:
From my experience WTF has some of the best turnaround times and customer service in our profession, and they make a decent product too :wink:

My AT-AT and my sons TK are WTF Kits


Thank you! I'm going to contact them for help and see what they say. I really liked all of the pictures I've seen online so far!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:40 pm 
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jason10012 wrote:
Just in case you dont have them and if nothing else it'll be in a location you can find them

Here are links that helped me and a few others,

where to buy armor: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/1 ... find-them/
Supply List: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... -tk-build/
Belts: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/1 ... vas-belts/
Neck Seal & Holster: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/2 ... eck-seals/ (jimbojags wife makes neck seals too)
Boots: tkboots.com or imperialboots.com
Blaster: pm slavefive on the fisd boards, he works at HFX productions (hyperfirm)

Rivets: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... -for-sale/ (only if your going for higher levels of accuracy, you dont need these if your just going for basic approval)


Build threads:
navajo bro - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... unt-build/
ukswrath - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ild/page-1
jason10012 - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ld-thread/
lovemonkey - http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... ld-thread/

I know you have crickets build (http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... hallenged/) which will help you with your height issues, navajo and ukswrath are AM an anovos armor but the techniques are all the same for any armor.

Helmet fans: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/3 ... 9v-or-aas/


You deserve all of the dark side cookies in the world. I seriously can't thank you enough! This helps tremendously and I've bookmarked it so it's easier to find. I'm sure people around me are so sick of hearing about this because I keep talking about it, but it's too cool! At least you guys get it. :D


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 Post subject: Re: TK WIP......but slooowly
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Wanted to post an update. I'm getting closer choosing which place I want to order from, but am getting a few opinions before just to make sure. I did read in another thread about tracking progress when building your kit and thought this would be a great idea for me to do as well.

A blog.

I already have a blog that is dedicated to my fandom of Star Wars, (and I'm a mental health advocate so you will see that in there as well.) but figured it would be perfect for this. I haven't written in there much lately, but this will be the push that I need. For now here is the link to my blog. I will start posting updates in there shortly about the steps I'm taking on this:

https://whenyouwishupontheforce.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Just kidding, I'm going to be a Tie Pilot
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Ok so here are some additional updates of my plans. I went to my first Armor Party last weekend and am even more excited of all of the things I want to make. I am going to make some switches regarding my kit and what I'm going to start on.

I am still going to build a TK kit, but at a later time. For now I am going to work on being a Tie Pilot. I'm a sucker for them just as much as I am for a Stormtrooper. I also didn't realize how many costumes you could get out of one which was pretty enticing. Plus this picture made me fall in love even more:

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I did sign up for the Jolly Roger Squadron and will be posting updates on there as well as my blog. Here is the link from my introduction:

https://www.jrs501st.com/forums/viewtop ... =2&t=14433

I am REALLY excited for this. I'm planning to order a few of my things tonight and have already recruited others to help me with sewing because I am incredibly rusty.

Sorry for the rambling, but if you made it this far, I commend you. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:57 pm 
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I mean if you're doing a TK and nervous about breaking or staining stuff you should just build a TD (doing Jason K.'s recruiting for him)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:00 am 
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I have a Tie Pilot for sale in the cargo hold. I am selling the helmet, hoses, chestbox, armor, belt w/buckle, code cylinders, and com pad. The only other things you would need is the flightsuit, gloves and boots. Flightsuit and gloves can be easily found at Wampawear.com


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CommanderMoonMoon wrote:
I mean if you're doing a TK and nervous about breaking or staining stuff you should just build a TD (doing Jason K.'s recruiting for him)


see its so much easier to build a TD, no worries about scratches or any minor mishaps haha

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:34 am 
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YAY! Another Pilot! If you need any help Me or any other Pilot I'm sure would be glad to help.

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I think a TIE Pilot is an excellent choice, and this is coming from a TX guy. ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:30 am 
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CommanderMoonMoon wrote:
I mean if you're doing a TK and nervous about breaking or staining stuff you should just build a TD (doing Jason K.'s recruiting for him)



This made me laugh pretty hard. Especially since I almost broke and went with this!


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