So this just arrived and I am pretty excited!
So I have completed my Imperial Gunner suit and it was approved! Here are a few pictures that I submitted.
I’ve been slowly moving along with my helmet, here are some photos of the progress:
Just received this iComm/Aker communication unit and I’ll be setting this up with my TD helmet. I look forward to trying it out!
I started to cut and trim tonight, its kind of nerve racking. I started with an eye and I’m feeling pretty good with my progress. hopefully I can get the other eye to match. I used a dremel, exact knife, round file, flat file and sandpaper. I’m still debating if I need to take a bit more off in the corners.
I was happy to see that the Plasti Dip did not tear or chip while I was cutting. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be finished with the eyes and move on to the teeth.
So after countless hours of reading through forums and checking out blogs documenting the step by step process of building a suit, I finally decided to make the plunge. I decided to go with an ATA Sandtrooper build and I’m pretty excited about it! I made contact and was put on the list to receive my suit. I was told it was about a 16 week wait, but my helmet was available to ship immediately. I figured I’d start working on that while I wait for the rest to ship.
So today i was pretty excited to come home and see the brown cardboard box sitting on my doorstep, thankfully it shipped quickly because I was overly anxious to get that helmet in my hands!
Once I opened the box and laid out all the pieces I became nervous when I started looking at all the cutting and trimming that I have to do. For now I will set everything aside and spend some time gathering the necessary tools and reading as many details as I can about other people’s builds.
To be continued…