The following web site is a gallery only site for my personal
TK Armor costume.
It has been mentioned that a few builders are claiming the images on this site are their own product. Using similar acronyms or spelling, i.e., 'armour' instead of 'armor', or the letters M, T and or K instead of 'MyTKArmor'. Please be careful. If another builder is claiming these images as their product, please contact me for verification.
How Much Should You Pay?
Tough question? No, not really.
After seeing the majority of kits produced by any number of builders, I've found that prices range from $480.00 to $1800.00. Yes, it's a massive variation and I'd like to say that the higher the price the better the suit, but sadly, that's just not the case.
The higher the price, I've found, merely means the builder has an incredibly high profit margin. As I said earlier, it's only plastic, nothing magic or mystical going on here.
The labor involved in trimming can be quite extensive, which is why most builders pack untrimmed, rough cut pieces into a box and off it goes to the post office. Some don't even bother to wrap the pieces and they arrive scuffed and scratched and in many cases, cracked. You see, it's the little details which really proves who cares and works the hardest to deliver a quality product.
The old adage that 'If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is' can certainly be applied to fan armor, but don't be too quick to judge.
recommend seeing the kit first, feeling the ABS, examine the edges, the
thickness, the clarity and gloss of the finish and the close-up details of the
the thinner the plastic, the sharper the details will be and this is exactly why
most builders use styrene or very thin, inexpensive, off-the-shelf ABS. A
professional former will be able to capture and keep the beautifully sharp
details of the professional tooling, but the thicker the plastic, the larger the
radius will be on the
On eBay it's pretty frightening as many sellers post photos of higher quality suits and what arrives in the mail is something very different. Good luck getting your money back.
As I said on a different
page, I personally do not care for forums. God forbid someone posts something
positive about a builder who isn't active on the forum or isn't liked by other
Do your homework, but not necessarily on the internet.
Many people buy a
kit from a specific builder, never seeing a professional suit like the one shown
on this site and based upon their
I read a very
poorly researched article written by a person who was supposed to be
knowledgeable about armor, but sadly,
I have found that a high quality kit, trimmed and ready to assemble should cost between $530.00 to $650.00