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Sandwatcher's TD Build Attempt 2.

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Hey guys my name is Hunter. I joined MEPD in February of 2011 with the hopes of finishing a TD. I had bought an old fx kit and attempted to convert it to a TD. I was 17 at the time and pretty new to building i got defeated very fast. I also didnt have a steady job. i was pretty much a dumb kid haha. Anyways i ended up trading off the Stormtrooper and always regretted giving up. Now as a 22 year old with a couple jobs and way more build experience under my belt. I have returned and im finishing this time. My roommate had recently talked about selling his TD as he had a Tie Pilot he was in love with. We made a deal and i ended up with an AM suit. Ive been currently re weathering it. I have some trimming to do as we are different heights. I have all the pieces i need just need to do some mods. I sewed a new belt with the help of my friend. I am looking forward to joining the ranks. Progress pics incoming lets get dirty. ;)

My roommate in the TD

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Backpack

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Working on a new canvas belt.

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Scrubbing for 2 hours.

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Clean and dirty

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Pile of armor

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Cleaning up

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Some of it on the chair

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After cleaning the armor i am going to start re weathering the armor. Here are some more pics of the suit. got some work to do but ill get there soon!

The Pile

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Backpack i Believe its a Dirty Boy Pack.

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More Pics

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DoopyDoos kit on a Kenner E-11

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Dirty Boots Cleaning them up as well as Re weathering the armor ;)

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Thighs which i need to trim as they are too tall for me.

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Gauntlets

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Belt with 2 pouches I need to figure out a better way to mount the belt to the ab plate.

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Ab plate

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Back and Butt lol

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On my mannequin messing around with weathering

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Shoulder Bells with Bicep attached

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I believe there are some vac formed ones out there. You could also cut some circles around the size of a dime, paint, glue on and weather.

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Looks like you're putting in a lot of TLC and elbow grease.

And if you're thinking about changing the pauldron I do recommend you get one from Trooper1 :)

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Put them on and show some pictures, bro. I'd rather not cut them there are other ways to adjust them.

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What's your height? I'm 5'5" and had to trim the top down quite a bit. If you are taller than me you may get away with just doing the thigh cut outs in the back.

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For the shins, just trace the contour of the curve and trim 1/2" off and see if that helps. You can notch the rear top too if need be.

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For the shins, just trace the contour of the curve and trim 1/2" off and see if that helps. You can notch the rear top too if need be.

I did this on the backs of my calves and thighs, helped immensely..

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Wow that's alot of elbow grease on cleaning up the armor and I have to applaud your work its looking great I cant wait to see it once your all done and get approved.

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