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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Hi, I am a Generation X guy who love StarWars since then. I have bought a stormtrooper FX armor from a collector since Nov 2010.

Was so excited since then and started my journey to assemble the armor costume.

(BTW : I have not even started yet to make it "wearable" yet)

I started meeting up with 501 Legion mates (a group of friendly troopers) and asked for advice.
They even told me I am not too old to join.

Let me share my journey with all then.

It began by de-assembled all the armor from the mannequin.
I had to remove glue, velcro, sticky stains from all parts of the armor.
It took me a few weekend by searching for glue remover, scrapping away especially the glue stains...

Managed to remove around 90%. Sigh!

Also just managed to order a pair of size 9 TKboots end of Jan 2011.
Still waiting for it to be delivered to my doorstep.

Thanks Keith (501 Legion) for a long list of stuffs to get for the assembly of the armor costume.[Will post them for reference later]

Gotten a black diving suit for the inner costume too.

At least 1st phase (my plan) is almost completed.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:49 pm 
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hi! all the best in the process of your armour building! it is fun and worth the trouble and saving up!
if you need any help feel free to ask around! im a new trooper and hv just fnished building my armour (except helmet though)!

heres a link for reference if u need any help. its a journal of my armour building process. http://starwars.sg/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4377

Do start a journal of your own so u can help other new troopers as well! :wink:
hope to see/help you out soon!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:12 pm 
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My boot just arrived yesterday!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:16 pm 
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A very nice pair. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:50 am 
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Hey bro, u really started things off on the right foot. With the right shoes! haha. TK boots are the best and highly affordable. Good luck! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 am 
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My next purchase : Neck Seal and Gloves. (the last items)

Once they are in, Need all bros to assist in assemblying the armor and helmet.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Is the Stormtrooper neck seal still get from ebay SG?
I just did a search and found the price range from $70+ to $50+?
Any recommendation?
Satin or cotton better?

Is the Nomex glove able to get from Beach Road?
Any updates on this?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Hey bro! Finally you got armor! Good for you! Can you PM me yr contact number? I'll ring you and arrange an armor party!

As for the neckseal - its really up to you. The cloth ones are cooler and easier to wash. At the end of the day, its down to comfort, and of course the point behind it is to cover yr neck area. Whether satin or cotton, I think I leave it up to you.
Yes, eBay is the place to get a neckseal. Make sure you measure the circumference of your neck before you make the order. You need to ensure that the length fits you. Also a good idea to leave a little extra space in there so in future you can use a throat mic to project your voice.

As for the Nomex gloves...if you're lucky you can find them at Beach Road. Some guys managed to find them...most couldn't. Its easy to get the green ones but very hard to find the black version. Again, you can find them through eBay. That's where most of the guys get their gloves from.

A couple of questions I have...
1. What is the state and color of the FX armor you have? Armor turns yellowish over time and exposure to UV rays. If its too yellow, we'll have to target to turn you into a sandtrooper instead of a stormtrooper. Stormtroopers need to be shiny prestine white! ;)
2. What helmet did you get with your armor? Hopefully its not the ugly FX helmet.
Perhaps you can post up photos of the armor here so we can have a look. :)

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Hi I am not sure about the Neck Seal, although i think that the price range u stated is quite high for a neck seal! U can check out my TK journal in the Academy and there is a link of where i bought my neck seal.

My neck seal is very thin and better in terms of comfort as comapred to the other neck seals as it is "cooler" (temperature wise!) However is also crumples up if your neck is too short! But for me its not an inconvenience and its a great neck seal! not familiar with the materials though

for the gloves they sell thin black gloves at beach road..yes u can get the nomex gloes too! just rmber to get a longer glove so it can reach higher than ur wrist..maybe juz before ur forearm?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:24 pm 
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just realized that keith posted a reply before me! :P


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:26 pm 
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No worries Stan...and yes, I do LOVE your neckseal - its really thin and comfortable! ;)

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Oh.
I have tried the links from Stanlow but all links have expired.
Will have to source around..

Nevertheless, I have arranged with Keith for the upcoming armor party.

Most likely I will have to be the SANDTROOPER due to the condition of the armor. (I like the orange-colored pauldron too) :lol:

Realised there is no many around.


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Hey Ken...I thought you were someone else. Lucky you SMSed me. Lol

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khstriker wrote:
Oh.
I have tried the links from Stanlow but all links have expired.
Will have to source around..

Nevertheless, I have arranged with Keith for the upcoming armor party.

Most likely I will have to be the SANDTROOPER due to the condition of the armor. (I like the orange-colored pauldron too) :lol:

Realised there is no many around.


@khstriker sorry bout that! btw tried to look for the same seller of the neckseal but cant find it anymore! however i think cotton is pretty hot for singapore weather! i think the one that i have is satin! this looks exactly 100% like mine! :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Prop-Stor ... 1e5f5809d5

as for the pauldron, i know that barry, forum name: dre4m is selling his pauldrons..not sure what colour but u might wanna send him a message..if u want i can help u contact him and ask for details! 8)


@mosske hi keith would it be ok for me to come over when khstriker comes over too? would be great for assistance for my helmet. much thanks! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:35 am 
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Thanks pal.

Immediately I purchased the neckseal from this ebay link. now waiting to be deliverered. Hopefully nothing goes wrong.

As for the pauldron, sure can link me up then.


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