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Hello from New Orleans

Postby zachord22 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:56 pm

Hello all! Future TK here. Ordered my kit from Anovos and hoping it all turns out legit. Really looking forward to trooping! Hope to get some help on the fitting and shimming as I purchased the kit version. I was hoping to get the armor in sooner for Mardi Gras but doesn't look like its going to happen. Any suggestion welcome on finding/ and or building an E-11. Already have boots on the way and hope to be on the ground soon!
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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Postby VADER1 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:10 am

Zach,

Welcome to the Bast Alpha forum. We are glad to have you join us. Great to hear you have a set of Anovos stormtrooper armor. Several of us have also ordered kits too.
Have you joined the First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment? There are a few different avenues you can take on the E-11. Budget is one factor, also if you are looking to get approved as an Expert or Centurion Stormtrooper, you may want a more accurate blaster made of resin or hard rubber than a Hasbro or Disney blaster with a Doopy Doo detail kit. Personally, I troop with a Hasbro stormtrooper blaster that has a Doopy Doo detail kit installed on it. It is not screen accurate, and I am fine with that. it is not as expensive as an all resin or rubber one, and has lights and sounds that the kids like. 8-)

Check out the blaster section. Once you join you will have greater access to more infomation and sellers,

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Postby Reela » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:26 am

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Postby zachord22 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:36 pm

Thanks Vader1 for the info! i have already registered with FISD. I have been going back and forth about my e-11. part of me wants to go the hasbro/doopydoo way but i am really afraid of dropping it because i am a klutz. There is a guy on ebay selling urethane rubber ones and the other part of me just wants to do a one-and-done and never have to worry about it. How long does a doopydoo kit normally take to assemble? after reading more on FISD i am thinking my armor hopefully wont take much modification as i am right at 6'1 170. Looking forward to a hopeful build party so i can get going asap. really would be great to storm the quarter with you guys!
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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Postby VADER1 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:58 am

Zach,

Sounds like you are on the right road. The doopydoo kit does not take long at all to install, depending on the glue you use. I used super strong slow setting hot glue years ago on mine and and it has held up pretty well. It has taken it's fair minor damage over time.

The rubber blasters are great, especially the hyperfirm. You never have to worry about anything breaking and they look great, but usually cost a little more.
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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Postby Dewka » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:33 am

welcome to the forum.

i spend more time prepping for paint (Im very serious about my paint) than doing the actual mod. A doopy kit is not at all hard to install, the new design is very user friendly, and IIRC involves only 3 cuts on the original blaster. We did one in my garage *very* slowly and it took about 90 minutes. I dont use superglue to assemble, i use black E6000 over very rough plastic, and drill a series of dents into the resin bits to help the E6000 chemically and mechanically bond.

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