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Chopper48104

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  1. Chopper48104

    Grey-blue Color for Backpack Parts

    That's what I ended up using for my pack build. Really nice stuff.
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    Repair advice

    Yeah, that'd work just fine.
  3. Expensive, but the listing has some great reference photos. https://propstore.com/product/star-wars-ep-iv-a-new-hope/stormtrooper-blaster/?fbclid=IwAR0Lff6saj_fy0KQXdRqVcssJ0OzwVTRAbofx9EuTYyq8SzI3IpYyx-srsU
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    Repair advice

    In addition to what was said above, I recommend you use devcon plastic weld to affix the plastic "splint" behind the crack. You want to chemically bond the splint for strength and gorilla glue or superglue won't do that.
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    *done* TD-48104 Requesting Deployment

    Thanks everyone and thanks for the review and feedback, MEPD team!
  6. Alright, here we go... Name: Corey DiPietro 501st ID: TD-48104 501st Profile: https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=25443&costumeID=2 MEPD Forum Name: Chopper48104 Garrison: Old Line Garrison
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Ok, so I lied. One small final tweak...look what a friend sent me from the UK! (Being a non-501st member, he was very confused as to why I wanted a set of plungers from the UK, but he humored my request)
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Well, after killing my vision looking at dim and blurry screenshots, here's my final pack build. The overhead light glare unfortunately washed out the weathering, but it's there. Up next -- working through the Police Officer checklist and get things ready for submission.
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Found both size tupperware radar dishes for pretty cheap. Which one is generally considered "correct"? The larger one measures 5.25 inches/13.33 cm the smaller measures 4.5 inches/11.43 cm. I'm guessing the smaller one based off of the screencaps?
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    I found these bottles at Target. They measure *almost* 4 inches in diameter, which corresponds with what Strider stated in his "found part pack build" thread. Seems like a better match, yes? I'll work on painting and fitting them as weather permits.
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Did some rigging and attaching over the weekend. Here's where I'm at so far: Found a tupperware lid on ebay for only a few dollars, so I'm waiting on that to arrive for the radar dish. Do we know if this pack use the 4" or the 5.25" version? Also, for future updates and enhancements, what's considered the proper height and circumference of the bottles? If I'm going to walk around the drug store measuring shampoo bottles, I want to make sure I get the right one :)
  12. Chopper48104

    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Thank you, Bigwam, for the clarification!
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    For orientation, I was using this photo: I can move the radio up a bit, no prob at all. Thanks for that. Will the bottles still pass for Police Officer? I ask because several PO's have used Charlie's kit for deployment before?
  14. Chopper48104

    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    The trays are mounted. Just testing placement before bolting the big stuff in. Any feedback is welcome. Question -- should I trim down the mortar tube a bit? It seems long to me, but I know that angles and perspective can change how it appears on screen.
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    Chopper's Alley Pack 4 Build

    Thanks everyone. One other detail I noticed while squinting at screenshots -- you can see the syphon rocking back and forth while the trooper is running. It must've only been affixed with a single bolt, leaving it free to move about? I'll likely affix mine more securely for trooping purposes, but I thought it was an interesting detail. I also noticed that there's no vertical tape on the other side of the lower seed tray. Interesting. Since my lab pipe has the smaller tubes glued into the ends, I'll likely end up sawing off the upper one to create the shorter pipe. Thanks for noting that detail, as well as the second piece of tape on the Sonix, @bigwam. The second piece of tape wasn't as clear in the screenshots. Now, off to the hardware store to buy more black paint!
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