laptopluke8846

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    Andrew Thompson
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    New Jersey
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    8846
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    NorthEast Remnant Garrison
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  1. laptopluke8846

    Sith Acolyte WIP from Singapore

    Great job. What kind of 3D printer do you have? Final came out really good! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. laptopluke8846

    Acolyte Build WIP-Alpine Garrison

    Great work so far. Love this kit. We'll worth the wait. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  3. laptopluke8846

    Acolyte Build WIP-Alpine Garrison

    Awesome. That's the best feeling when your kit shows up at the front door. This kit is fantastic and totally worth the wait! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. laptopluke8846

    My 501st approved Lord Adraas

    Well done. Looks great! Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  5. laptopluke8846

    Sith Acolyte WIP Build Thread

    Nice! I have a MyNock kit as well. Any guidance or advice feel free to ask. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. laptopluke8846

    Sith Acolyte interest thread

    Can't wait to see MyNocks ABS kit. Definitely a great alternative to the cold cast kit which is pretty darn awesome too! We're here for any advice and guidance we can give. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. laptopluke8846

    TFE OPERATING COSTS - DONATIONS NOW OPEN!

    Donation sent TA # 28H57088B0786973T
  8. laptopluke8846

    Sith Acolyte Build (Mynock's Den Armor)

    Looking great so far! For the mask I know Mynock spray painted the whole mask black and then rubbed it off on the raised part of the carvings leaving the painted black lower carvings (grooves) intact. I actually painted each line by hand with black acrylic. Took awhile and found out afterward what technique he used to paint it. I'm ordering the version 5 mask and back plate from him in January so I will use that method for the next one. Love how the aluminum polishes up. Nice! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    Thanks so much. Yeah I had some fun with those. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    APPROVED!!!! Finally crossed the finish line!
  11. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    Submitted for approval...fingers crossed..
  12. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    Thanks Keith. Appreciate the encouragement. Here's an update adding the Cod/AB section: I painted the rubber using acrylic paints. I was having a tough time painting the rubber with different spray paints. Finally after cleaning it off and starting over, I lightly sanded the surface of the rubber with fine grit sand paper and then applied the acrylic paint (silver and a black wash over it after drying). Instead of a brush however, I used a cloth soaked with the paint and rubbed it into the rubber. It adhered immediately and dried very quickly. The result was a very robust coating and holds very well. Will it scrape off? Probably but not overly concerned because this area will not get a lot of exposure to bangs/bumps etc..like the hands, forearms, shins and feet will. I also applied a layer of foam to the inside of the chest plate to prevent any additional rubbing. I wore it around the house a bit with the chest plate and nothing happened to the paint so fingers crossed. I attached the buckle/pouches and canister by screwing right through the rubber into the piece from the back. I used two screws for each piece. These are not coming off thats for sure. To prevent stress on the pouches and canister I added a large rivet and washer to each side through the rubber and then another right after it with a nylon webbing strap from the back. This will keep all the stress off these external parts and keep the belt on there nice and solid. The belt was an old thick canvas belt from a consignment shop. Its canvas so acrylics also worked well with it. This was painted gray.
  13. laptopluke8846

    Toddo's Sith Acolyte Finally Approved

    Congrats! Looks terrific! Well done sir. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    Hey Chris, thanks man! This kit is the cold cast with Aluminum that Mynock explains in his thread. The aluminum layer can be buffed and shined to give it that metallic look. I used a very lite grit sand paper to begin with then used #000 steel wool and finally a #0000 finishing steel wool for buffing. Then added some black acrylic painting for weathering. I used the steel wool to clean some of that up. Doing that brought it all together for the look I was trying to achieve. Yeah I was one of the first to stick with him while going through the building/casting phase of his early armor casts. I actually have 2 original v1 parts to this build which he has since upgraded..the elbows and chest. The mask is a version 4 but will be looking to upgrade to a v5. For approval though I'm sticking with what I have for now. Yes he's very busy with catching up on existing orders and getting some new projects completed but that doesn't mean he's not going to stop making this kit. Hopefully he'll quit his job and do this full time (ok maybe not Taras)
  15. laptopluke8846

    Jersey Acolyte build (MyNock kit)

    Hi everyone. Wanted to share my current MyNock kit build progress. Still working on the cod/Ab section and belt. Just need to attach them together with the pouches and canister. Expecting the foot armor soon. Using a pair of loafer style shoes that will be converted using the ABS foot parts. The robe is currently being worked on by a friend of mine. She's making a first version out of muslin so we get the fit and overall design down. Then she'll take that one and use it to make the final version out of blizzard fleece. I liked the feel of this material and the way it hangs. Really enjoying working on this and looking forward to final approval hopefully within the next few months!