Good budget stormtrooper suit

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    Good budget stormtrooper suit

    My buddy mentioned to me that he was thinking of getting a stormy suit. He was looking on eBay and I told him to wait until I got some input from TDH. He doesn't want to spend a lot of money, so I was thinking the Rubies suit but I haven't seen it other than seller pics so I don't know how bad it is. He said that if he has the suit and if my boba is done by next year we will hit the Philly comic con next year with them.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    Rubies is more expensive than many of the fan made kits. Everything you need for stormtroopers is here: www.whitearmor.net

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    Thanks

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    There is also the ATA (affordable trooper armor), the guy is pretty good and so is the armor. there is a waiting list though.
    contact Terrell.
    ataworks@yahoo.com

    Just email him and ask, he usually gets back within a week or so.

    Oh and tell your friend to stay away from rubies! not accurate at all Needs heavy modification for 501st approval ( that should indicate how bad it is )!

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    I don't think he is looking to join the 501st, I think he just wants a stormy suit. That's why I was thinking a rubies suit would work, but if there is a reasonably priced set from somebody else, then that's where I'll tell him to look.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    You can most DEFINATELY pick up a more accurate TK for about 1/2 of the Rubies at the whitearmor website. I purchased and built a suit (no helmet) from Armor Master for less than $500. Good luck!!

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    That's about the cost of the ATA,. Its great that that there are cheap suits out there, The rubies is licensed, so that makes it cost more, paying for that license...

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    Does that $500 include the bodysuit? Who makes a good budget helm?

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    Jc27 said: View Post
    Does that $500 include the bodysuit? Who makes a good budget helm?
    No, but you can buy that in any sports shop. Just get something tight and black without logos. A 2-piece is fine. With ATA, the hrelmet is included in the 500 USD kit.

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    Whether he wants to join the 501st or not, do not let him buy a Rubies.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    TyTimp said: View Post
    Whether he wants to join the 501st or not, do not let him buy a Rubies.
    Second that! its just a money spinner for the mass.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    It may possible that you get a good piece on ebay,,

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    Chrinai said: View Post
    It may possible that you get a good piece on ebay,,
    It's a good rule of thumb not to buy TK gear on ebay unless you know exactly what you are buying.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    my gwl just posted this on my garrison boards for tk armor.

    The FISD (the stormtrooper detachment) has had this "buyers guide" up for a while, thought it was worth linking to. Basically, if you're looking at buying armor from a maker who isn't on this list, buyer beware. What you're buying may be recast, and quality may not be up to par. [color=#FF0000]DO NOT BUY ARMOR ON EBAY![/color]

    The various types of armor and where to find them - Getting Started - Read this First! - First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment


    Also, another review of some of the different types of stormtrooper armor:


    * Armor 101


    And for additional info including info on the accessories you'll need (blaster, boots, etc) see my buyers guide here:
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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    Javier2354 said: View Post
    I have writen over 10 times ataworks@yahoo.com and all I get is go to this site or the detachment one or white armor site BUT never to the ****@#$% place to acquire a **** storm trooper armor it is to dificult to any one to just say , here you have prices directions, phone numbers ect,ect ANYONE THERE TO HELP ME IN THIS MATTER
    The makers of the armors are not really licensed to do so... so you need to understand why they cannot just put their name out there. Digging for the information is part of the fun of the hobby... and really something one just has to do. And when you find the info you need... you have to wait for your parts to be made. There is no such thing as "Buy it Now" in this hobby. If you can't accept that, then this hobby is not for you.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    If you think that you are going to get a neat shopping list and a step by step guide, you are mistaken. People spend weeks, if not months, researching before they even buy. Prop makers are not Walmart!

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    This guy on eBay has cheap vac-formed armor and helmets. makerofthings | eBay

    He sells one, then puts a new one up in a couple of days, so if it says the seller has nothing just check back. It looks decent, although I'd probably replace the helmet quickly.

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    Re: Good budget stormtrooper suit

    makerofthings is one of the recasters we warn people over at FISD to stay away from due to lack of quality.

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    locitus said: View Post
    makerofthings is one of the recasters we warn people over at FISD to stay away from due to lack of quality.
    yep...locitus is correct. quality is very low end, and he's a recaster..i would suggest avoiding. head over to the FISD (whitearmor.net) and you will find all you need

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    makerofthings is one of the recasters we warn people over at FISD to stay away from due to lack of quality.

    Agreed,...I bought one of his kits quite a while back and it was just really, really bad....Plastic is way too thin and brittle, lines are mushy, details soft,....just bad stuff. Still figuring out what to do with it. If I can find the box, I'll take some pics so you can see just how bad it is.

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