Jump to content
deckard1138

To cut or not to cut...

Recommended Posts

Out of curiosity, how many of you guys cut a wedge out of the backs of your thighs/calves? Looking at stills from the movie it doesn't look like the sandtroopers had any cut outs from what I've seen. And does it effect SWAT at all? Thanks! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep did it and will do it anytime it’s because I enjoy not to be pinched


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also did it but I only cut a wedge out of my thighs, for SWAT it depends on the trooper you want to emulate, if you can see the back of his thighs and shins (no matter if it's really in the movie or in some off-screen pics) and there's no wedge cut out, leave it as it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should not effect SWAT. I've seen people get approved since it was needed for mobility. But I would ONLY cut if you need to. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It should not effect SWAT. I've seen people get approved since it was needed for mobility. But I would ONLY cut if you need to. 


My original goal was “Look sir, droids” but I wanted to do my own weathering. So I’m going for PO as soon as I get my handplates but I was curious just Incase I’m willing to re weather my kit.

I was just looking at your build thread on FISD. Thanks for your service...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha thanks. I haven't been on there in a while honestly. I figured all the pictures were broken with photobucket. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like kneeling down for kids in wheelchairs with my swat armor, so the wedge is really nice to had cut out.
If you go that route, just cut small amount at first.


Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did it for mobility, getting a pinch at the back of the knee hurts.. Didn't effect my SWAT approvals at all.. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you went way too high. You should never cut past the top of the rim/ridge on the bottom of the thigh. See this screen grab for reference:

vlcsna18.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

should i try to repair it or order a thight. i lost the cuted part, so i read about using abs paste to repair or a need to find a seller that can make me only those part

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it depends on what you want to do with it, if you don't care and just like trooping for the fun of it... 

But if you care a little for accuracy or are aiming for 501st membership or even PO, it's a NO-GO. 

My suggestion is: get a new thigh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Hausi said:

Well it depends on what you want to do with it, if you don't care and just like trooping for the fun of it... 

But if you care a little for accuracy or are aiming for 501st membership or even PO, it's a NO-GO. 

My suggestion is: get a new thigh.

i really want to have a 501st membership, so where should i look to buy vacuformed tigh for a sandy

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being from Germany myself, I only know the European sources, mainly from the UK, for example RWA creations on Facebook is a good source, affordable and reliable. 

But as you seem to be from Canada, you might want to try a US source. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who did you get your armor from? In Canada, there's AuthenticProps aka AP. You can contact them: authenticprops@hotmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×