Imperial Gunner

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  1. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Getting close to finishing my Imperial Gunner and just want feedback on the position of the com box on the side.

    I went to the 501st CRL and the Imperial Gunner Site and found varying positions for this part.

    Here is mine tapped to the side of my helmet.

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    If this needs to move, please let me know where.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. usajdm

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    No advice on the position of the com box, but wanted to sat, that helmet is sweet.
    Is it your creation?
    Goodluck with the build.
     
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  3. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No I bought the kit of a guy in Western Australia and I trimmed and assemble the parts. I am actually really happy with the jaw where I used Weldon#3 to fuse the ABS together, then sanded and finished with acetone. In some parts the seam is so smooth it looks like the vacuum form was one piece.
     
  4. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Almost done :)

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  5. Mean Obiwan

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    Man, that's killer. Com box looks fine to me.
     
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  6. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you. Just need to work out the decal :)
     
  7. mugatu

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    This is really cool man.
     
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  8. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you. Decal is on the front now and I am about to take approval photos.
     
  9. mugatu

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    It looks dead nuts accurate to me. Best of luck with the approval!
     
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  10. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you. The photos have been taken and submitted, so now it up to the powers that be.

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    We didn't have a white wall to shoot against, so hopefully they are OK with that.
     

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  11. cavx

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    After re-shooting my photos with me with a TK neck and now I am 501st Approved :)

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  12. bdgr

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    Congrats on the approval. Your Imperial Gunner looks great. I know there are configuration options without a Gunner Bib, but are you thinking of adding one in the future?
     
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  13. MAAZ

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    You Look Great!
     
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  14. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Absolutely. I think the soft armour (bib) is better looking than the hard armour option as well.

    Thank you
     
  15. mugatu

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    Awesome job! Congratulations!
     
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  16. Wolfsburg

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    I love that helmet! The high gloss looks really cool. I agree that the soft armor bib looks cooler than the hard armor. I personally really like the quilted leather jacket look, but I have no idea if anyone makes it.
     
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  17. cavx

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    Thank you :)

    Not sure either. I do know a guy that makes the soft armour bib, so should be able to get one of those fairly soon.
     
  18. bdgr

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    There is a vendor in Argentina that makes and sells the leather Imperial Gunner Jacket. Let me know if you want his name or contact info.
     
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  19. cavx

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    You can PM me the details if you wish.
     
  20. Wolfsburg

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    Sure I would be interested too!
     
  21. mugatu

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    Let me ask you a question: when you wear that helmet, is that part that is perpendicular to the ground the window you actually see out of? Does that bottom part hinder your ability to walk or anything?
     
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  22. cavx

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    Visibility in the horizontal direction is good. Vertically there are restrictions. It has greater visibility than a TK bucket.
     
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  23. cavx

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    First troop in the Gunner was "Stormtrooper Weekend" at Dreamworld.

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    Imperial Gunners hit the target, not trees :p
     

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  24. mugatu

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    This looks so real. I can't congratulate you enough on the job well done!
     
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  25. Snowtrooper

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    That costume looks badass on that speeder bike.
     
  26. KraftyKaracters

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    Very cool Imperial Gunner. It must have been a treat sitting on that speeder bike. What was the Stormtrooper weekend at Dreamworld all about?
     
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  27. cavx

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    Initially I did it because, like the Biker Scout, I have the same flexibility they do. After the photo was taken, I showed people because it looks bad *. I have another photo where there is two Imperial Gunners on the two speeder bikes our garrison members made. That looks really cool too.

    Thank you. I had a ton of fun today with people taking photos and giving all the kids a high 5 in the parade.

    Stormtrooper Weekend is a once year charity fund raiser. It is probably out biggest event of the year and a total blast which runs for two full days. Just got home an hour ago :)
     
  28. cavx

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    And here is the photo of the two IGs on the bikes.

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  29. cavx

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    And some more shots from the weekend.
     

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  30. Snowtrooper

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    Awesome pics. Where did you get the Lewis gun?
     
  31. cavx

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    Borrowed off a Sandtrooper for the pic :)
     
  32. cavx

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    And a short video HERE
     
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  33. cavx

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    Last one, I promise :)

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    In this shot, I had borrowed the other IG's bib. He has a few different options, so let me borrow the bib for the parade while he wore hard armour. Given how simple these bibs are, I should (or my wife will) be able to make one.
     

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  34. Pbellajr

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    cavx

    My son and I are building our Imperial Gunner as well. Could you drop me the contact info for the vendor(s) for the Gunner Helmet? Much appreciated!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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  35. Blaxmyth

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    That video is superb! Great costumes, and display, plus the drone photography is stunning. Go Aussies! :thumbsup

     
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  36. cavx

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    Awesome feedback. Thank you.
    SupaTrooper, you shot this didn't you?
     
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