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  1. Hi all, Short personal summary: - German-born male moved from Berlin to Franklin in November 06 - Lifelong Star Wars fan - Been to Celebration II, III, IV, and VI I would like to become a member of the 501st and have two questions: I bought a set of Stormtrooper armor from Rubie's and would like to know if this would qualify me for membership? If not, would I need to make adjustments/alterations to the armor to meet your standards? I am looking forward to your constructive feedback.
  2. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    I got my big brown box today. EXCITED! :-)
  3. Hello, I'm BH-4413

    Jodo Kast...my favorite EU character. :-)
  4. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Guys, thank you very much for your advice! A couple follow-up questions: 1. Rare Earth Magnets - I searched on KJ Magnetics' website and found 30+ different of these magnets - which type is recommended? 2. Rivets - which ones are recommended? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=rivets&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All 3. Nylon Webbing - is this product acceptable? What color? http://www.joann.com/nylon-webbing-1-wide-20-yards/prd56535/# 4. Elastic Webbing - where do you find this locally? 5. Are the amplifier and fan together an option or is it either or due to space issues? Thank you again for your expertise.
  5. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Thanks, Ben.
  6. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Takes a DEEP breath! Below is a list of armor parts and tools that I compiled with the help of this post: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/18735-tk-resource-thread/ Please take a look and comment on the items found in the links. Where there is no link, I usually have a question or comment. If anyone can spare reusable items (clamps, paint brushes, paint, etc.) that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ARMOR PARTS NE Armor Kit Troopergear - Lite kit – ORDERED Holster Are the products in these auctions acceptable? http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2&_nkw=stormtrooper+holster&_sacat=0&_from=R40 Helmet ataworks@yahoo.com - ORDERED Boots Tkboots.com – ORDERED Canvas Belt http://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-white-canvas-belts-2/ Underarmor http://www.eastbay.com/_-_/keyword-compression+clothing – which style do you recommend? Decals Paint or sticker? Helmet lens Does the ATA helmet come with dark green lenses? If not: http://trooperbay.com/dark-green-lens-material/ Neck Seal http://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-neck-seals/ Gloves + flexible hand guards http://trooperbay.com/gloves-hand-guards-combo/ Inner drop boxes http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/8638-for-sale-inner-drop-boxes/ Helmet Padding http://trooperbay.com/yellow-foam-helmet-liner-and-straps/ Mic tips http://trooperbay.com/mike-tips/ Thermal detonator clips Who sells these? Voice Amplifier http://trooperbay.com/18w-portable-voice-mini-pa-amplifier-loudspeaker/ TOOLS Clamps http://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-helmet-armor-assembly-clamps/ Are four enough? Rare Earth Magnets http://trooperbay.com/34-inch-x-18-inch-thick-n52-rare-earth-magnets/ or http://trooperbay.com/10-piece-rare-earth-magnets/ Which ones are preferable? Rivet gun and rivets http://www.lowes.com/pd_45272-412-RH200S_0__?productId=1087313 What are these used for? Snaps http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/1263-045.aspx - Brass or Nickel Plate? How many? Tandy Store – 4740 Nolensville Pike, Nashville Snap tool Tandy Leather carries that, I believe. CA Glue and Accelerators http://www.hobby-lobby.com/hobby_lobby_glues_accelerators_466_ctg.htm Quite a selection. Which one do I need? Plastic Welder (6 pack) What is that used for? E6000 Glue http://trooperbay.com/e-6000-armor-adhesive/ Velcro Industrial strength – 15’ roll – BLACK or WHITE? http://trooperbay.com/?s=velcro&x=0&y=0&doing_wp_cron=1370058952.8092529773712158203125 Sand paper “3M Sponge blocks from Home Depot are very useful. All strengths are recommended - Medium, Fine and Ultrafine.” Tape: Blue masking tape - http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=blue+masking%20tape&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All Safety Razor http://www.homedepot.com/p/Auto-Retracting-Safety-Utility-Knife-WKAR1/204158881 Lexan Scissors: http://www.amazon.com/74005-Curved-Scissors-5-1-2/dp/B000BN6AAA Metric ruler Home Depot Straight Edge Where can I find that? Paint brushes Home Depot – what size do I need? Paint Colors http://trooperbay.com/humbrol-paint-4-pack/?doing_wp_cron=1369866801.8105878829956054687500 Nylon webbing and Elastic webbing Fabric store – what are they used for?
  7. Rancho Obi-Wan - Charity Request

    Thanks and will do!
  8. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Short update: Armor ETA - June 5th Boots ETA - June 5th Bucket ordered and paid for
  9. Rancho Obi-Wan - Charity Request

    Thanks, Robbie. Anne only wrote me because she knew that I am from around Nashville as I just booked the Rancho tour a week ago.
  10. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Compiling a list now based on information found at FISD and our forums. I will post it here for review probably this weekend. :-)
  11. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Thanks, Robbie. Quick update: NE Lite Armor kit - ordered and paid for Boots - ordered and paid for Bucket - Waiting for ataworks@yahoo.com to reply to my order request - he quoted $130 + shipping
  12. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    All, so what do you think? Full or Lite? tupperwaretk or troopergear? Price-wise, it make sense to go with troopergear. Thanks. :-)
  13. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Thanks dude. I read your post where you described the NE. Is the helmet decent? If so, should I get the full kit?
  14. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Hi SW fans! It has been a while, but I am serioulsy shopping for some proper TK armor now. I got rid of my Rubies suit luckily and got a good deal on it as well. Anyway, I contacted troopergear@gmail.com and tupperwaretk@yahoo.com for a rate on AM armor and they replied with the following: troopergear@gmail.com Thanks so much for your interest in our new, more accurate, NE armor! The next large run is in production and we're hoping to have kits in 3-4 weeks. Here is a breakdown of the new kits. FULL Kits Include: ALL body armor pieces NE helmet kit - This helmet kit is a very accurate face on a 3 piece helmet design for durability. Included is the hardware for assembly and custom aluminum mic tips. ABS cement ABS polish Strapping kit with hook Velcro sewn (note: sticky back velcro will be required and is not included). Includes different ab plate versions with and without ab buttons for different versions ANH/ESB/ Cheese grater hand plates **NOTE** The helmet kit does not include decals just yet** LITE Kits Include: ALL body armor pieces Strapping kit with hook Velcro sewn. (note: sticky back Velcro required but not included). Includes different ab plate versions with and without ab buttons for different versions ANH/ESB/ Cheese grater hand plates LITE kits do NOT include ABS cement, ABS polish, or Helmet kit. MISC ARMOR INFO: ALL pieces are vac-formed from high gloss .090 ABS plastic, then trimmed and sanded, wrapped and packed for shipping. The kits do not currently come with assembly instructions as we have not had time to complete them for the new design, but you can find tons of reference material and build threads on forums.whitearmor.net PRICING: FULL kit - $620 + shipping LITE kit - $520 + shipping tupperwaretk@yahoo.com NE Armor (Nostalgic Empire) is forming now. Kits should be ready to ship in about 2 weeks. The kit comes trimmed, although the trim-to-fit method as seen in the AM kit is employed here as well. Deeper pieces for bigger troopers that can be trimmed away for smaller troopers. FULL KIT (with stunt helmet kit) - $732 LITE KIT (no helmet kit) - $619 The new kit is MUCH more ANH accurate than before. It is asymmetrical and a bit wonky, just like the screen-used suits. It is formed from the same .090 gauge ABS plastic that FX and AM armor have been made from – very durable and dependable over time. Kits will NOT include the strapping package found in previous kits unless specifically asked for. Many troopers ended up using them, so they are now a $20 option – and must be requested when ordering. The thighs are currently the AM thighs, but the back raised region has been removed per the request of the troopers. The calves are the same size as the AM calves but the top crowns have been changed and are much more accurate. Kits will all include the body armor plates. Full kits will include a helmet kit (including lenses, brow trim, neck trim and cast aluminum hovi mic tips, but minus the decals). So, what do you guys think of this new NE armor? Any personal experience with it yet? Thank you as always for your professional opinions.
  15. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Hi Vol, thanks for the welcome. I saw you at C VI in the 501st room. Great looking outfit.
  16. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Hi Luke, Thanks for the welcome. I saw some 501st at the Pumpkinfest a few years ago. You drew quite a crowd.
  17. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Thanks. I saw the paudron link on their website. So many colors to choose from!
  18. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Robbie, that would be great, thanks. I will refresh your German then. :-) Is tkboots.com a recommended website for the boots?
  19. Greetings from Franklin, TN

    Thanks for the warm welcome and advice all. It is apparent that I have reached a fork in the road...modify Rubies or go with ATA. Todd, I live east of I-65 and south of Cool Springs Blvd. Stay tuned for updates.