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My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Zarlon » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:02 am

I got home yesterday and found my ATA armor waiting for me. It took seven months but It's finally here.


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I've read a ton of build posts on the FISD forums but It was still really overwhelming when I opened it up. Not sure what I've gotten myself into so I guess I'll just take it one section at a time.

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Brewski » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:37 am

Take it slow, one part at a time. Most start with the Biceps and smaller armor first. Helmet can be difficult with ear pieces and screws (note I am not an expert by any means and my "bucket" was built by another member) Best of luck with your build. Be sure to post pictures here and FISD to get building advice :thumbs:
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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by GingerSnap » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:41 am

Congrats and I look forward to seeing your build progress.

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Mr Fett » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:11 pm

This is the exact tutorial I used to build my own ATA helmet:

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/tutoria ... -helmet-1/

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Zarlon » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Mr Fett wrote:This is the exact tutorial I used to build my own ATA helmet:

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/tutoria ... -helmet-1/

I've been using that one as well and it's been really helpful!

I started the helmet a little while ago and I'm making some progress. I now understand why people hate the ears as I spent close to three hours just trying to get one side trimmed. I still have a gap in it but at this point I don't care. I was ready to throw the thing through the window.

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Post by Zarlon » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:36 pm

flutefreak05 wrote:Congrats and I look forward to seeing your build progress.

Thanks! I saw you guys at the Great Lakes Comic Con a couple weeks back and I can't wait to join you all when I'm finished.

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by DeafTrooper » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:47 pm

Zarlon wrote:.....but at this point I don't care. I was ready to throw the thing through the window.
Been there many times. :lol:
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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Mr Fett » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:02 pm

Some ear gap is actually screen accurate. Try and get it as close as you can, but if it's off a little, it's still normal.

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Brewski » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:22 pm

Just be sure not to cut the ears completely flat :lol: I have seen a few friends do that and had to order new parts. Golden rule: Measure twice cut once :thumbs:
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Post by R4ZORBL4DE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:00 pm

It's a good thing that ATA includes 2 sets of ears ... :thumbs:
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Post by Ripcode » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:44 pm

R4ZORBL4DE wrote:It's a good thing that ATA includes 2 sets of ears ... :thumbs:
He does that as so many people goofed their first set, it made sense just to have (2) sets in the kit.
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Post by R4ZORBL4DE » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:48 pm

Ripcode wrote:
R4ZORBL4DE wrote:It's a good thing that ATA includes 2 sets of ears ... :thumbs:
He does that as so many people goofed their first set, it made sense just to have (2) sets in the kit.
And thankfully he did, 'cause I screwed up my first ear ... :thumbs:
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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Zarlon » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:42 am

Yep...I'll be working on set number two when i get home tonight.

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by R4ZORBL4DE » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:02 am

Zarlon wrote:Yep...I'll be working on set number two when i get home tonight.
Just go slow ... take off mm's at a time and dont cut off too much with your first cut.
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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Ripcode » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:35 am

R4ZORBL4DE wrote:
Zarlon wrote:Yep...I'll be working on set number two when i get home tonight.
Just go slow ... take off mm's at a time and dont cut off too much with your first cut.
Don't listen to him. JUST DO IT!!!!!


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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Zarlon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:53 pm

Well it took a while but I officially submitted my photos to Ripcode for approval. Wish me luck!

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Re: My Big Brown Box Arrived!

Post by Mr Fett » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:21 pm

Zarlon wrote:Well it took a while but I officially submitted my photos to Ripcode for approval. Wish me luck!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDKVHSGS0eg

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