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 Post subject: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:46 pm 

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Here's where I'm at so far with my Shadow Guard. I'm trying to put things together before I start ordering and what nots. Any input or adjustments for my thoughts so far are more than welcome.

Armor and Helmet:
Walt's Trooper Factory
http://waltstrooperfactory.com/armor/

Undersuit:
Black Twill Coveralls
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007EZ1A2G/?coliid=I222S1HWABD1DB&colid=EI8CA7PJ9B2T&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Looks like there are two chest pockets that I'll have to remove, maybe I'll see about moving them inward so they are covered by the chest armor. I am ordering a second pair, that I will cut up for material to make the Kama.

Boots:
https://www.imperialboots.com/product/officer-boots/
Found these that seem to be a really good match for the Level 3 CRL:
https://bikeapparels.com/collections/men-mounted-police-boots/products/fammz-mb-3-mens-man-horse-riding-mounted-police-patrol-equestrian-tall-boots?variant=3514743554074

Belt:
https://www.anovos.com/collections/star-wars/products/star-wars-imperial-officer-belt-accessory

Gloves:
Ended up ordering a pair of these gloves, as the motorcycle gloves that I planned on using went AWOL. Should be good to go.
https://www.historicalemporium.com/store/003506.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlraFod314AIVqrSzCh2_6wiwEAQYASABEgIAK_D_BwE

Optionals:
I'd eventually like to do a robe and saberpike. Not going to try an tackle those right now.

Thanks for the input.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Looks like you've been researching!

Good luck with the build :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am 

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Nicely done and very good that you're doing research!


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:58 pm 

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Ok. Couple of Lessons Learned.

1. I ordered the wrong belt. It was only after a couple of weeks I realized that I ordered the belt with the silver stud on the side. TIE Pilot/Officer style and NOT the plain belt that it shows in the CRL.

Question: Can I paint the silver stud black or did I just get a head start on my TIE Pilot Kit??

2. Red Kap Overalls. I ordered one my size, 46L, and was going to order one oversized, 62R, to have left over material for the Kama. Unfortunately, I missed in the pictures that the Red Kap Overalls have an elastic belt that runs through it. Meaning, there is not enough clean material in the back of a set of overalls to make a kama. I'm 6'4, 220lbs. I need about 30" x 30" of material.

After an hour in Jo Ann Fabrics, I found some upholstery material that is a good match, color and texture, for the overalls. Not gonna lie. I thought that I was going to make a change mid stream and go with a TFU Royal Guard :tr: . I found a Red Duck Canvas that matched the coveralls pretty quickly.

If you're looking for material this is what I found:
https://i.imgur.com/po7cdW9.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pg3aD4E.jpg
It was on sale. 2 yards for less than $20

Sigh.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:38 am 
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Painting over the Silver snap is perfectly fine for that modification.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:15 pm 
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So far so good - you’re on the way. Keep us posted with photos so we can see your progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:24 pm 

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Some preview pics of my WTF Bucket. Really pleased with how it's looking. Can't wait for my Big Brown Box

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 pm 
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He did a very nice job a a two part kit. simple bondo work and painting and you will be set.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:27 pm 

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Very interested in seeing Walt's armor kit. He has done great work with other armors. Keep us posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow Guard Build
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:36 pm 

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Here's an Unboxing Video from WTF of the Shadow Guard kit, for those who are interested.

https://www.facebook.com/walter.vongher/videos/10213725818516798/

Super Anxious to get my kit and get to work.

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