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CrookKnight

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    Wook's Docking Bay 94 Captain Build (AP)

    Sorry the pack got a little beat up during shipment. I appreciate the feedback on the pack. I did just start making the mortar tube a little shorter. Is there really some sort of disc on top of the lab pipe? I am starting to get a constant shipment of actual canteens from Vincent that I am using on the packs. It just takes a while for them to be shipped to me. As for the end caps I am finally getting around to making a mold so I can vacform them from ABS . Your armor looks great. I have almost finished mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Well, I figured it was about time that I officially become a part of MEPD. I have always wanted to be a Sandtrooper and since I now have the packs down, I think I am ready to go for it. I am going to post my progress on here so people can review and let me know how I am doing. While I have built over 75 packs in 1 year, I have only done a few armor sets. Of course, I will have to build as if I am going for SWAT, so accuracy and detail are going to be very important to me. This will not be a rushed build. I figured since many build threads have been lost, I could make this one very informative so it could possibly assists others with their first builds. I just received my armor today from Jason Hill. He makes excellent armor and he also provides many of the pieces for the packs that I build. Armor: Jason Hill Pack: Crookknight's Imperial Trooper Packs Boots: Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Pouches - Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Pauldron - Crow Props - Giovanni Rodriguez Replica Sonic 75 Radio - SandieComms - Ian Havenhand DLT-19 - Hyperfirm T-21 - Custom Build (not by me) Here is the package I received today:
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    The bucket I show in the previous picture is not the one I will be using. I just put it on there until I finish the correct one. In regards to the cover strip on the left thigh, I have fixed it (i think) and the picture is below. I am currently adding the side shims since I am not 165 lbs....more like 185 lbs. Once I add the ABS paste and smooth out, I will post pictures for comments. Want to make sure it looks right. Corrected left thigh cover strip.
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    Thank you for the ideas.
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    TheSwede`s "look Sir! droids" SWAT build [RS]

    Badass pictures. You will have to hook me up when I finally finish my build. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    I am having to add 1" shims on each side of the backplate in order to close the gap on the sides. This week, I will use acetone in order to make the ABS paste and add the shims. Goal is to make it seamless. On another note, what is the best method to add the weathering to the armor? I have not researched this yet.
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    Here is a quick photo of the armor on one of my mannequins. I am almost to the point where I will take photos of each piece.
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    Thanks for the heads up on the pictures. I am going to post new ones.
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    Crookknight's Sandtrooper Armor and Pack Build Thread

    I have made a lot of progress and will be posting pictures soon. I have been building so many packs that I have not had much time. One quick question though, what is the best way to attach the shoulder ammo pouch to the shoulder? (attach it to the strap of the backpack, or to the orange pauldron). Any ideas would be very helpful. Thank you.
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    Wook's Docking Bay 94 Captain Build (AP)

    Congrats. Looks awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TheSwede`s "look Sir! droids" SWAT build [RS]

    You are welcome. I can't wait to finally submit for my initial approval as a TD. Just finishing my new armor, now.
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    TheSwede`s "look Sir! droids" SWAT build [RS]

    I think I have found a karrimor frame. If I do get it, I will send it to you at no cost. I know you are not demanding it, but it is the right thing to do.
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    TheSwede`s "look Sir! droids" SWAT build [RS]

    @TheSwede I will see what I can come up with for the frame. It is custom aluminum and the only way to connect the pieces is with the elbows. I have used CPVC in the past, the only issue is it tends to break over time. I will search for more Karrimor frames, but I have had little to no luck finding them in the last 6 months. If you know of anyone that sells them or a good place to get them, please let me know. I usually try to use Ebay.Uk. I will gladly send you a CPVC or Karrimor frame (If I can find one) at no charge to use for your SWAT application.
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    TheSwede`s "look Sir! droids" SWAT build [RS]

    I have made notes of your improvements and will implement on similar packs. Thanks. Looks great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Type 4 Backpack

    I am building the Sandtrooper trooper type 4 backpack for someone. Does anyone have any good reference pictures or pictures of a completed one? I wanted to confirm the details and I only have some very rough old photos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Type 4 Backpack

    Thank you. It looks great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Looking for Pack Parts

    I can sell you a finished radio if desired. For the Mushroom cap I have the rubber version, plastic and 3D printed. I also do 2 different versions of the filter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    PVC Karrimor-style Frame Build

    That turned out really nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My backpack frame is breaking

    Post a pick. I will see if I have any ideas for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Pack #5 Filter

    Anyone know of a good source for the filter on Pack #5? "Top Left Detail: Corrugated cylinderical filter-like cannister with beveled edges." Also, do we know the dimensions (measurements) for it? Thanks.
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    Pack #5 Filter

    Thank you. This is a huge help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Grey-blue Color for Backpack Parts

    I have been using the RAL 7031 on all of my packs this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    SOLO - Mimban Trooper CRL Development

    Is there a pack with this guy? I do not see it. I see the cape. Wonder why he wears a cape? If there is a pack, I can build it and send it to someone for their wearing in the crl.
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    attching the mortor tube.

    I use 1.5 inch long black self tapping screws. I start on the frame side and drill a pilot hole. Then I insert the screw and screw it through the pack frame and into mortar tube. I only use 2 screws. It holds very well for me and my packs. I do the same thing for the pipe on the other side.
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    Lightweight Filter pack build suggestions?

    I make custom aluminum frames that are sized like the karrimor and use the large sized seed trays.
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