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  2. Hey brother, Im in the same situation as you, but maybe your don't have a 501st legionnaires taking your almost by the hand through the right path as i have. I gonna tell you my plan so far... As you, im gonna be a sandtrooper, i bought my armor to troopermaster, very nice guy, you cam contact him via his facebook page, TM armors are one of the most screen accurate armors you can buy, is a fan sculp, but, is one if the most respected among the 501st, right now he has a little problem with his abs supply but we hope it will be solve soon RS armors are as well very respected armors, you can't go wrong with them, i did not choose them because it seems that TM armors though are a fan sculp, surprisingly, people says is a touch more screen accurate, specially for ANH; and i found out that the armor that RS used to produce theirs armors had 2 right arms, they had to sculp the left arms and sometimes it looks weird, maybe they already fixed this. Anyway, read in the FISD forum the thread about where to buy and where not to buy armors to be fully aware of your options. I highly recommend you that if you are gonna go with a new expensive high estimated armor for the community, aim from the very beginning to take it to level 3 (swat), think and do everything aiming to swat level, that's what im doing, that is what a 502st member recommend me. Think about everything you will need in order to get there (level 3), the handguards, weathering, weapon, belt, the backpack, everything you buy has to be level 3 approvable, or at least potentially approvable, because for example, to get to police officer, you will need a screen accurate backpack and the weapon will be evaluated as well, the handguards needs to be latex or latex like material mot plastic, so choose wisely bro. In level 3, you will have to choose a sandtrooper from the movie and emulate him as best as possible, in EVERYTHING, including weathering. In the MEPD forum you can find everything you could possibly need to know about sandtroopers armors, and if not, ask, somenone will answer you. Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  3. Any weathering technique is allowed, just remember that level 3 (Swat) requires that you emulate the weathering pattern of a specific trooper seen on screen Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Greetings from Escondido, Ca. My name is Dennis. I have wanted to join the 501st for a few years now but never took the plunge. I have always enjoyed the Star Wars films and try to watch them whenever possible. My wife has urged me to take the plunge and get started on a costume. I am looking at starting with a Sand Trooper. I was looking at getting a full set from RS propmasters. I am open to any and all suggestions as I have never had or made a costume before.
  5. http://www.originalprop.com/blog/movie-guns/star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I don't understand, first, can anyone tell me what is a bapty blaster? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  7. I purchased the files for the front end from TKD Props on facebook. I created my stock to matchup with their files.
  8. This info wow me... I like a LOT this idea of real sand to give a feel of... Well real sand dirt!. After reading your response i looked in youtube and found tge channel of trooperbay, the guys does something like tgat you said, i definitely want to try this method. Btw is this allow for kevel 3 approval? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  9. @Sn4k3 fullers earth is a product used in train modeling and a handful of other applications. It’s basically just super finely ground rock shale that comes in different earth tones, hence the “earth” part. You can get bags of it from any hobby store. The hairspray is lightly sprayed on an armor piece and left until it’s tacky, then you sprinkle fullers earth into it and it will stick to the hairspray, but it’s easy to brush off where you do and don’t want it, then do another layer. If done right it can be really really convincing especially up close. I love the acrylic method, but on my armor for example, if you look closely you can guess how it’s done. Less so with fullers earth. But with skill either method can be incredible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Oh... You mean with real sand? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  11. @Sn4k3, using fullers earth powder and hairspray.
  12. This is amazing, but the files are just the handle, is not a complaint, but, where do I find the rest? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  13. What the fullers technique? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  14. Hey Simon! Good job!!, Congrats! By the way who did you bought the handguards? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  15. Good question, i would love to know this as well Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  16. Welcome brother. You... are a very tall guy, am i right? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  17. Thanks Fraulein, I'll try to do that, find very lightweight materials. I asked to a friend in the Venezuela garrison the same thing and he told me that even if im a TD Swat trooper with no back pack, i have to use one in official events, he said: "official like, you know, diney official, but in regular events you don't have to" Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  18. I don’t know if you could get it down to 2 kilos. The toilet siphon weighs about .3 of a kilo. The frame, depending on what you end up using may weight a kilo. I know a few of our garrison members that do have PO status, but do not wear their pack at troops. Bluey, a former member here and of our garrison and one of the people who created SWAT. I saw him wearing a pack maybe once. Im not sure about how others do it.
  19. hello everyone who makes the most accurate hovi/mic tips? looking to get some new more accurate ones? thank you, robster...
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  21. Try here pal: https://www.epicmilitaria.com/mp40-luftwaffe-blue-canvas-ammo-pouches.html https://www.militarytour.com/mp-38-40-schmeisser-pouch.html https://www.imperialboots.com/product/mp40/ https://trooperbay.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Mp40 Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  22. How light can one of these backpack be? Is it possible to have one that weights no more than 2 kilos? If i choose to be a level 3 TD with no backpack, that does mean that i don't have to wear it in official events? Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  23. Looking for recommendations on where to purchase MP40 Ammo packs. Looking for some screen accurate leather ones. Thanks for your help!
  24. Hi James, thank you. But is it possible to show this pics bigger? I´m old and my eyes are tired .... Show it bigger and show it with new pics in your full costume, as required.
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