Glue! Glue! Glue!

  The assembly process for the rest of the pieces is very similar to that of the forearm. I sized the front-facing joint edge to match the width of the cover strip. I would hold the pieces in place using some blue painter’s tape, and then remove material from the back joint so that the piece fit me appropriately….

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Completing the Forearm

  After the front of the forearm had a chance to cure, it was time to move to the back. Attaching the rear cover strip is very similar to the front. I measured the longest half of the joint and cut the cover strip to length. Again, with this being my first armor build, I am going very slowly,…

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The First Glue…

  After months of procrastinating, it was time to start glueing the pieces of the kit together. I started with the right forearm. I first gave the two halves a test fit using some low-tac masking tape. Since I have a slender build, the forearm was a little too large for me, so I sized it to fit a…

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Blaster

Another item not included in the Anovos kit is a blaster, and what’s a Stormtrooper without their trusty blaster (even though they can’t hit anything)…? Since this blaster is going to be used for trooping in the armor, I wanted something durable and relatively lightweight. Hyperfirm offers a great, foam rubber blaster alternative for just this purpose, so I…

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Stormtrooper Boots

One of the things not included in the Anovos kit is footwear. I researched a few options online, but ultimately decided to go with TK boots. The boots are great, and TK Boots was a pleasure to deal with. I’ve been doing props and costumes for almost 20 years now, and I’d put these guys in the top 5…

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More and More Trimming

Got a few more pieces of the Stormtrooper kit trimmed up today including the chest piece… Hand guards… When trimming the hand guards, I tried the score-and-snap method called out in the instructions, but it wasn’t working for me, so I went back to my Dremel. I also trimmed the shoulder bells. I used my belt sander to remove the unevenness…

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