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TK Help! I have an opportunity for a TK. need help!

Post by Darth Katz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:29 pm

I have been searching for over a year for TK armor. Something that I could troop in since my Vader will be just for small type kid events. A guy on the white armor site has a complete armor for sale and thinks it would fit me. Would this be a good buy for me? Or should I wait for an ordered set and forgo someone else's problems.
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The guy is 5'9 and 125lbs. AP is screen derived. Without shimming it fits 5'10" 150-160 lbs perfectly. The guy said that 2 inches and 30 lbs isn't a lot for TK armor.

Here is the guys plea:
With the new school semester starting I have some tuition to pay off and I'm unfortunately going to have to sell my AP TK armour, but in the mean time I have a new suit I'm slowly getting together. The suit is a basic ESB and should be up to snuff for EIB, but I just never submitted myself for approval.

The armour has yellowed a bit to a mild cream colour due to the desert sun; it might be a good candidate for a sandtrooper conversion. The costume has some wear and all cracks have been repaired. The interior of the helmet is black with Plastidip and the lenses are shade 3 green.
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Re: TK Help! I have an opportunity for a TK. need help!

Post by Flash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:38 pm

It depends on the price an how bad the yellowing is. I would have to see a lot more photos. If the helmet is badly yellowed it might not be worth it.

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Post by Darth Katz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:02 pm

Had trouble with this pic....now lets see if it loads....

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Post by Mowskwoz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 pm

The first pic looks like it has some pretty bad yellowing(at least on my monitor) on the back plate, kidney, and the butt plate. The legs look like they could be bad too. Not sure if it's the picture, the lighting, or the actual yellowing he described.

The size of the armor would be fine but I would be concerned with the yellowing and the cracking that has been repaired. Did he provide pics of the repairs?

Unless it's a really good deal and you want to re-paint the entire suit or turn it into a sandy, I would pass on it.
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Post by Flash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 pm

I found the for sale thread on FISD and the guy wants over 1,000 for it. Because of this alone, I would pass.

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Post by Flash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:11 pm

Here is the thread:

http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/2 ... rmtrooper/

I see his is offering to paint the entire kit. I would offer him $500 and you paint it yourself so you know it was prepped properly. But that's just me.

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Post by Darth Katz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks a bunch! Yeah the guy said he would repaint it...as I have no painting skills except for working on model cars for 25 years. I am just worried about the fit. Wish the guy lived closer so I could try it on.


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Post by drbones2nd » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:40 pm

There is another one listed on Ebay for $1,000. It was linked to ebay and posted on the 501st forums. It looked really really nice and not yellowed. ESB TK. I can try to find the link if your interested but you could probably just do a search on ebay.
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Post by Darth Katz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:46 pm

drbones2nd wrote:There is another one listed on Ebay for $1,000. It was linked to ebay and posted on the 501st forums. It looked really really nice and not yellowed. ESB TK. I can try to find the link if your interested but you could probably just do a search on ebay.
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Avoid kits on Ebay for the reason that was mentioned above, since they are 99.9% re-cast.

I am not sure if the listing you have is a "kit" or through someone, but if you can post it here and I will send it to the white armor website and let them tackle it. :thumbs:
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Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Not completely sure, but I think I saw it on the 501st forums. It is someones used costume.
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Post by Terrell78 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:23 am

It's an FX kit and you would be swimming in the armor. You need a more accurate kit which will also be smaller.

Right now there isn't anything on ebay to even consider bidding on.

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Post by crow » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:46 am

Terrell78 wrote:It's an FX kit and you would be swimming in the armor. You need a more accurate kit which will also be smaller.
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Post by Ripcode » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 am

Terrell78 wrote:It's an FX kit and you would be swimming in the armor. You need a more accurate kit which will also be smaller.

Right now there isn't anything on ebay to even consider bidding on.
The owner of that kit is a tiny little guy. It would probably fit DK. However the age, yellowing and damage for $1000 is too much.

Lowball him and I or others can help you repaint it.
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Post by Darth Katz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Thanks. :thumbs: The item sold earlier today.
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Post by Ripcode » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:29 am

Darth Katz wrote:Thanks. :thumbs: The item sold earlier today.
Get a TK kit from our "local" vendor. We can help you build it. :D
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Post by Mowskwoz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:59 am

Ripcode wrote:
Darth Katz wrote:Thanks. :thumbs: The item sold earlier today.
Get a TK kit from our "local" vendor. We can help you build it. :D
I also gave her a quicker, easier idea for a costume to get her in(complete with links to many of the pieces). She could throw it together quick and start trooping, all while continuing to work on her Vader. :thumbs:
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