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  2. I've heard lots of good things about the Tampa Bay Squad. Now I just have to get in contact with them and get acquainted.
  3. Welcome. I also am waiting for BBB from RS. I ordered a while ago so shipping date is early January. Shouldn’t be long after that for me to start trooping. I also am involved in the Florida Garrison too, more on the forums than anything else
  4. Hey! I look forward to seeing you out there. Hopefully we will be trooping together at some point.
  5. Sounds like an awesome day, looking forward to seeing your centurion app, good luck trooper
  6. Congrats Trooper! Both on EIB and the LFL! I’m a new recruit and have been following your journey these last couple of weeks. I haven’t read all of your thread and story yet, but have covered quite a bit of it. I hope to join you at EIB and Centurion in the new year! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you so much!! I'm so proud of the work I have done and proud to be part of this amazing group!! I just saw this post and that's why it took me so long to respond. This just rounds out my amazing day. It started with finding I have been chosen for a very awesome LFL event and now I'm officially EIB!! Thank you all for your time and encouragement! See you at Centurion next!!! Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. What do you mean with the missing extractor and plunger details of the bolt?
  9. Great work trooper, a few other images the DO's like are: * Front and both sides of the knee sniper plate * Thigh ammo strip rivets outside and inside * D ring on rear of blaster * Closeup of your ab buttons * Closeup of your hand plates and gloves * Closeup of boots Good luck with approval, although I doubt you need any
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  11. I agree with that first assessment, likely an upgraded doopydoos. Give aways are exposed bolt, with wide clearing strip and missing extractor and plunger details, no cover for rear of the exposed bolt, and missing counter window. Things impressive are screws installed throughout, and lense inserts for scope. Convincing realism details, worth exploring imo Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
  12. Congratulations,[emoji324] brother-from-another-mother !!! I told you !!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 217 Perth Christmas Pageant 2019 Baby Yoda was a BIG hit
  14. He said on an Instagram post: "My resin cast pieces and Marv T-Tracks"
  15. We’ll have actual reference by the time these hit the streets but posting for interests sake. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. What do you all think about this E-11? It's made by "blastpointprops" on Facebook/Instagram.
  17. Oh yeah I've been lining up my tools that I already have and getting the ones I need. A local TK brother has a pair of scissors he's going to give me. And gathering the other stuff I need. And the closer BBB day arrives I'm getting more and more psyched up.
  18. Congratulations Erick! Welcome to the ranks of EIB brother!
  19. @TheSwede Nice armor! True beskar...?
  20. Congratulations trooper. Welcome to the rank of EIB.
  21. Sorry I missed you but it looks like you had a nice time...I noticed a certain ship along your photos
  22. Hi Erick! Thanks so much for your application and for the quick turnaround with the frown paint and cod rivet fixes! You have a beautiful build that fits you really well. CRL and EIB Application Requirements All required photos are now in and, after review, we are pleased to welcome you to Expert Infantry rank. On behalf of the DO team and myself, many congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions Starting from the top, a very minor suggestion to clip off the end of the brow trim, as it tended to stop before the edge of the trap: Reference Images: Moving along, a suggestion with your shoulder bridges. The screen-used armor had no large tab on the back of the shoulder tabs, so you could consider trimming it off if it wouldn't make your shoulder bridges too short: Reference Images: Next, you have a very slight overlap with your back and kidney plate on the right side. It's so small that it won't block for Centurion, but adjusting the strapping would give you that ultra clean look. I myself have uneven shoulders and had to make some adjustments to minimize the overlap as well. Reference Image: Next, from the front you can see that your kidney plate is just a touch wider than your ab plate. Some gentle heat bending might help them line up better. Reference Image: Finally, as was already pointed out, the TD screws should technically be closer to the ends of the clips. Nothing that will block approval, but worth mentioning for those who want to really match the screen-used armor: Reference Image: Centurion Requirements In this section we prepare you for Centurion. More photos may be requested in the future that allow us to make better decisions on possible adjustments. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items to pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all that we can from what is seen, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. Starting from the top, the L3 CRL states: There should be a minimal gap between the shoulder armor and the chest/back plates. Yours actually doesn't look too bad, but we think the gap can still be reduced. Shortening the strap connecting the shoulder bell to the shoulder elastic should bring the top closer to your chest. I also noticed that the bottom of your shoulder bells still appears to have quite a bit of return edge on them, so trimming that all off should let them sit closer to your chest and back. Reference Images: Next, the L3 CRL states: The top of the ABS ammo belt should sit at or just above the bottom of the central and vertical abdomen button panels. Yours is sitting a bit low so will need to be raised. I added two small strips of velcro to the front of my ab to keep my belt from sagging during troops. Reference Images: Next, the L3 CRL states: Hand guards shall be latex or latex-like, solid white or painted white, and affixed to rubber gloves with no visible strapping or stitching. Yours are ABS, so they'll have to be replaced with latex ones for Centurion. There are a couple folks on the boards who sell them. I had a really hard time getting them to stick to the rubber gloves solidly; you might need to try a few different adhesives. Reference Image: Next, the L3 CRL states: No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed. It's a bit hard to see, but it appears you do still have quite a bit of return edge on your forearms. Reference Image: Moving along to the belt, the L3 CRL States: The corners of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle that that meets the outer edge of the cloth belt. Yours come in a bit too far. It can be a bit of a tricky dance to get them lined up properly, and I will say we are not generally extremely picky in this area, but you should be able to trim the edge and corners of the belt to get it much closer. Reference Images: Finally, at L3, we do not allow Rubies conversions: Bapty-style, Hasbro and Rubies blasters are not allowed, even conversions. So you'll need to get your hands on another blaster. There are a lot of options for accurate blasters; I troop with a Hyperfirm B-Grade rubber blaster, but unfortunately they're not around anymore. Praetorian makes rubber E-11s if that's the route you'd like to go. And that's it! I have full confidence in your ability to make the few small adjustments for Centurion, especially give the very quick turnaround on the EIB fixes. We'll see you at Centurion soon, but until then, get out there and make Lord Vader proud!
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