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TK Keith

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About TK Keith

  • Birthday 03/05/1981

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    Keith Waechtler
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    Napa, CA
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    Golden Gate Garrison
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    Tier 3 - Sith'ari

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  1. You’re looking awesome. The robe turned out well! It looks like your thigh and shin armor are pretty close together. How does walking go for you?
  2. Your robe is looking good. How did it go with getting no visible seams in the hood?
  3. I would recommend you ask the UKG GML specifically. I believe I have seen that robe get approved by other troopers. I’m not sure if other troopers have used that neck seal or not.
  4. Looking amazing! Thanks for continuing to share pictures of your progress with us!
  5. Your progress looks excellent! I really admire the effort that went into the gauntlets. But yes I agree that matching the armor to the helmet more would be a good idea. ?
  6. No need to apologize. Builds progress at their own pace. Just enjoy the ride.
  7. Thanks for leaving this detailed response Rudi! I was very much hoping to see the insights of other builders. I have a 3d printed FO-TK blaster. It was fun to assemble and paint, but I am definitely more cautious with it because I'm afraid it'll break if it gets bumped against something hard. Once I was trooping with a fellow FO-TK. We were walking down some stairs. The blaster attached to his right thigh bumped against the railing of the stairs. It broke off his thigh holster and clattered down the steps, leaving pieces as it went. I know a little blaster pistol is probably more fragile than larger armor pieces, but I've never forgotten that "oh no!" moment as I saw it break apart.
  8. Hi Joe! I've never actually done a 3d print build of armor before, so I can't give you any advice about that. Maybe some of our other members can? I'm including the names of two forum members who 3d printed their acolytes. I'd encourage you to reach out to them about their experiences. I know that forum member Darth_Harold did a 3d print set of armor from DO3d. Here is his build thread I think this is the armor he used. https://www.do3d.com/product-page/sith-acolyte-star-wars-body-armor-3d-model-project-2577 Member PaulTR also did a 3d print build. Here is his thread.
  9. Things are coming along well! Your mask looks awesome.
  10. Great! Please let us all know how it goes.
  11. One thing I always struggle with when looking at pictures is determining how dark the gray actually is. Sometimes what appears silvery actually looks darker in the sunlight in person. I personally prefer a dark gray, but I have seen acolytes get approved with both a darker gray and a silvery gray finish.
  12. On my FO-TK armor I used a plastic primer coat first, then multiple coats of the white paint. I didn't actually sand it first, but it came out very well.
  13. I don't have Mynock's Den armor, but I agree with Chris that there is usually a return edge to give the appearance of depth. Do you have any specific pictures you'd like to share at this point, either with finished pieces or pieces you have questions about?
  14. My mom made my robe for me. She started with this tutorial, but making the hood with no visible seam was trial and error to get the right shape. I hope this helps! ROBE TUTORIAL
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