Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

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    Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    I have taken everyones input and staying away from costume junkie.
    I wonder though which is going to be the most bang for my buck and the most realistic and simplest to work with, the AP armor or the TE2?
    I hear great things about both but was wanting some info from some experts.
    Thanks
    I realize now that I am going to have to take some time and do this myself to get it exactly right. I appreciate all input

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    You're already getting good advice in your first thread on this topic, why start a new thread?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23168

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    I'd go for AP Armour, the TE2 is a fantastic suit, but it's also made out of Styrene. The AP armour is full ABS though, it's a million times stronger and less brittle than Styrene.

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    Count Dookie said: View Post
    You're already getting good advice in your first thread on this topic, why start a new thread?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23168
    Ditto

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    Sorry on the threads. New to forums and threads, and I had a different question. Wasnt sure how to approach it.
    Thanks for the info though.

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    Have you taken a look around on whitearmor.net?

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    Both AP and TE2 are great choices...I myself own a TE and have played around with an AP before. Here's another consideration you might wanna think about, TM. Best made Fan Armor I have ever seen, very accurate too, right down to the rivet holes.

    Paul's good people and FYI, that's my next buy.

    Good luck!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    The TE2's are one step closer to the originals.

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    I have an AP so I'd recommend that.... Altho as Halo said, TM has produced one of the best fan-made suits out there?

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    Would def recommend the AP as the quality is outstanding. With TE, you never know what you are going to get and I have seen a lot of TE pieces that are of extremely poor quality.

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    In my opinion, the AP armor is a better suit for trooping. it's thicker, more resilient plastic, so it can take the abuse.

    The TE2 stuff is closer to the originals, sharper details, etc... but I think it's better for display / light duty.

    Knowing what my armor has gone through.. I want as sturdy as I can get!!

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    Re: Help!! Deciding which to buy AP or TE2

    trooper1 said: View Post
    I have taken everyones input and staying away from costume junkie.
    I wonder though which is going to be the most bang for my buck and the most realistic and simplest to work with, the AP armor or the TE2?
    I hear great things about both but was wanting some info from some experts.
    Thanks
    I realize now that I am going to have to take some time and do this myself to get it exactly right. I appreciate all input

    Just my 2 cents. TE2 build will be more difficult for a newbie as compared to a AP. Also, you have to consider your physical build. RT-Mod is for a bigger physical frame. I think you have take this into consideration if you intend to troop in it.

    Agreed you want to go all out, sometimes its the cheapest way as opposed to upgrading later. But, if you choose an all out and get the works, you must be patient in your build and ask alot of questions during the build. The principle; think twice, and cut once.

    A TM will be create too8) And I am queuing for mine.

    Good luck on your quest! But I think you will end up with more than one armor, in the long run... like many of us

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