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  1. 8 points
    It happens. You are on yet another boring gate guard detail and are trying to relax with a cup of brew. You throw on the latest pod races on the closed circuit screens (hey, it's not like anyone is sneaking on a secret battle station, right?) put your feet up on the desk, lean back and start catching up on the latest FISD news on your data pad. Ah...the good life. Then out of nowhere, you can't get to the forums - it's like they are down. What gives? Did Lord Vader find out you piping pod racing again? Yeesh, doesn't he have something better to do, like track down rebels or something? Then again, maybe he doesn't. A cold bead of sweat starts rolling down your forehead.... Fear not - it's all good! The 501st Legion's webmasters are just trying to integrate the FISD forums with the Legion membership database and from time to time the forum servers are bounced. So it's not you at all, my good trooper! Wait, why are they doing this you ask? Ah...well you know how it's nearing election time and we get all kinds of requests to validate detachment membership, right? And each year it's a monumental task to try to get everything sync'd between the FISD servers and the Legion database, right? Well, your support request prayers have been answered! When the LWM team has completed their work, the Legion's database can simply pull membership data from FISD and automatically update membership requests. How cool is that? Surely worth a few server bounces, right? Huge thanks to the LWMs, especially Cari, for making this possible. Cheers Cari!
  2. 4 points
    Been working on a side project, a 3D printable E-11 Grip. Here are the results. Alan
  3. 4 points
    Hi everyone! I got a start on some strapping done. Using the template, I created twenty strips of strapping to glue inside the armour (as a start). As many have suggested, I used a soldering iron to do this—and HIGHLY recommend it! Not only did it make the task really easy, but it was also really satisfying. Simply poke the iron through the holes in the template and then run it along the edges to stop them from fraying. Then I hammered male Tandy snaps into the straps. I bought 40 pairs of male/female snaps, but since I'm doubling up on snaps, that'll only be enough for 20 connections. I'm expecting I'll need to order some more snaps. And lastly, I got the first few straps glued into place on the chestplate, backplate and shoulder bells. I forgot to take a picture of the chestplate, but it's essentially the same as that of the backplate. More updates to come! Thanks for your ongoing input. :-)
  4. 3 points
    Haha okay, I’ve submitted my photos! Thanks for the push
  5. 3 points
    Omg omg omg! BBB is on the move. In Dallas! Having a glass of champagne with the husband to celebrate 15 yr anniversary and just spilled it all over myself in excitement
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    Thank you very much I am very happy to get the IE in my second suit, thank you for your time and help to achieve this achievement.Thank you very much for all the comments and recommendations so that my AFP armor gets the centurion level.From today I start working on it. Best regards.
  8. 2 points
    We exist solely to infuriate you. *bows* What can I say - I wasn't willing to sacrifice the entire mount by drawing in false sanding lines in more artistic places. Alternate (also true) excuse: I'm really really bad at applying makeup.
  9. 2 points
    You: This is not the build thread your looking for New FISD members: Your right it’s not your ab buttons are upside down. Come on guys let’s check out that Bud Spakler guy he seems to know everything, but I hear he’s a low brow TK stunt that uses binders, a com mic, and chatter when he troops. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
    Sorry for the delay, being on nights causes me to sleep most of the day but.... Speak for yourself, Matt! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 2 points
    I recently received my AM 2.0 ANH Stunt BBB, this build thread is going to help me a lot. I am definitely going to be referencing this during my build!
  12. 2 points
    Good luck on approval (Ps- just watch those dropboxes)
  13. 2 points
    Well crap I just realized I posted the question to Dave and not to Ted; however, I think my question was valid to the both of you and you both have answered so I guess its all good. Ok so lets get some updated pics guys and get y'all approved. We need more ROTKs out there. On a side note, I am thinking of doing a Rogue One racing shirt or T-shirt or hockey jersey so be looking for a feeler thread in the Rogue One section at some point. Ted I would like to see the shoulder bridges and the changes you made. I will be doing my first pour for the rubber shoulder straps tonight. Be well brothers and happy new year.
  14. 2 points
    I believe this what you're asking to see. Here's an ATA, note the lower edge of the knee.
  15. 2 points
    Hello again, I grey prime major components leaving out the central capacitors. I then followed up with flat black. As for the ceramic tube, I followed up with semigloss to seal in the orangey color with brass highlights. This also adds shine and reflectivity to it. To ensure maximum adhesion for gluing, I masked away those parts of the cylinders that will have end caps glued overtop. I also thickened the 'wings' with platicard. Bottom plate will remain a bit thick so to accommodate my chosen and scratch-built resisters. 10BA screws still need to be installed and putting together of the resistor wirings and sleeves. Capacitors I will try to bundle and glue in place some how then black wash them...to be continued [emoji38] Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    Oh, I've already had the Shins on and OMG, I know all about the "Trooper waddle." When we were doing this suit-up my wife couldn't quit laughing. At the moment, my particular waddle is caused mostly by the Thighs. I need to get them up another inch or so, plus do the cutouts on the backs of the Shins and Thighs. I'm letting the cutouts go till I have the armor 100% done and have been able to do a greater amount of walking around in it before doing those cuts. When you say "kidney snaps for the belt," I'm guessing you mean the attachment snaps on the front of the Ab? If so, then yes; assembling and attaching the belt is among the last few things I need to do. Short answer: Yes. Long answer: I've had a rubber chicken hanging in my shop (no matter where that shop is) since I created my first shop a couple decades ago. The cheap Chinese rubber they make them with tends to dry-rot quickly so I have to replace them every few years. This particular chicken has lasted the longest, about five years so far. Why a rubber chicken? Best answer is that I'm a Three Stooges kind of guy, which pretty much extends into my tastes for decorating. Which, actually, explains a lot about everything.
  17. 1 point
    Hi Corey, Thanks again for providing the extra photos requested. At this stage, I'm afraid we have hit a small road block with the Hove-Tips. The CRL requests "Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips." and when looking closer, the mesh on your current Hovi is quite fine and they are black inside. What we would suggest to move forward for EIB is to paint the insides white and replace the mesh with something closer to the originals. Hopefully this shouldn't take too much extra work to achieve, so just post updated photos of your helmet when the new mic tips are installed and we can carry on with your app. (No need to kit up again). Thanks in advance, Dan Level two certification (if applicable): Ears shall have three screws per side, one above and one below the ear bar and one at the base of the helmet. Ear bars have four bumps only, Not three. Traps/tears and tube stripes shall have the correct ANH TK details. Correct 'Hovi mic' aerator tips.
  18. 1 point
    Looks good but I’m confused why you made an ankle bracket instead of a belt? Oh wait never mind, that thing might fit my thigh. Damn you high metabolism people! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    Hi Luis, and thank you for your EI submission! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required submission photos have been posted, and I am very pleased to announce your armor displays all the necessary elements to qualify for ANH Stunt Expert Infantry. On behalf of the entire D.O. staff, congratulations!  Other-Armor Fit/Assembly: In this section we review observations made by your fellow troopers and ourselves. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. First, really nice job on this armor, sir. Since this is your second EI submission, you are familiar with the fact that the higher levels are all about the details, and we have just a few to go over so let's dive right in! Starting at the vocoder, the top looks a little squared off. A few minutes with a round tip "Filbert" style artist's brush would really make it look a lot more defined. Reference image Filbert brush Your right shoulder bell is sitting much lower than the left one. This looks to be a simple matter of tightening up the elastic that connects it to the shoulder bridge so that it matches your left one. Reference image Your posterior (butt) plate is riding over your kidney plate quite a bit. Since you used the "classic" strapping system, I recommend tightening up the elastic on the bottom center posterior/kidney connection. This should tighten them up and keep this from happening. Reference images In your main photo your ABS belt is in the ideal position, (covering the bottoms of your ab-button plates), but in your "action shot" it appears to be much lower. You may want to check the snaps that hold it in place. Side note: AWESOME job on those ab button covers!! Reference image Your TD should be a LOT lower than it is right now. It looks as if it is not pushed all the way down, but even if it were it would still be higher than it should. The top should be at the same level as the top of your canvas belt, so we are suggesting that you reposition or replace the clips. Reference image Reference image You did a fantastic job on your left rear calf connection, but the right one needs some work. The cover strip should be a lot nearer to the center as seen in the reference image. Reference image You have a sharp looking blaster there, but a few minutes with some spray paint could really make it look a lot more screen accurate! Having some brass coloring on the scope is nice, but there is quite a bit more than needed. It may be the glare of the photo, but it looks like there is also some on the barrel below the charging handle area. It also appears that there is weathering on your T-tracks. Since these were made of black plastic, there should be none. Reference images Lastly, note that the handles (grips) on the Sterlings used were also made of plastic, which should have a shiny black finish and no weathering. Reference image Centurion Suggestions:In this section we prepare you for Centurion. More photos may be requested that allow us to make better decisions on possible adjustment etc. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all we can from what is seen but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. As per the CRL, "The plastic shoulder straps need to be held down in the back via a white elastic band to the white fabric that connects/bridges the chest and back piece". Reference image Unfortunately, the rivets on your ab plate will need to be moved, Luis. As per the CRL, Rivets are equally spaced along the depth of the armor and about 10mm from the edgeThe ones on your kidney align correctly, and are properly spaced from the bend at the return edge (blue line). However, since your ab plate has no return edge they need to be much closer as shown in the reference image below. Moving them and filling the holes is actually not as difficult as it may seem, and there is a great tutorial on how to make ABS paste to accomplish this. Reference image Since you obviously have the talent, I have every confidence that you can make these changes, and I look forward to seeing you add yet another Centurion award to your profile!
  20. 1 point
    Eek, not sure where I got the colors I was looking for but my notes do not match that one- which is what I think I thought I was following Thanks, updating my notes now and trading in my black and white while I check again for the blue.
  21. 1 point
    That's really wierd. That photo does make it look like its cross-head - it must be the light as they are definitely all slotted. (edit: looking at this some more I wonder if I accidentally uploaded an old photo of my very first screws? I cant understand how else that photo looked the way it did) Anyway - here's a better picture. Thanks
  22. 1 point
    Hello! First all , Happy New Year for all My name is Enrique (Kike for my friends) Kikeiglesias DS 19792 , I'm a Spanish Garrison member w/ Kylo Ren , Staff Officer Black and Shock Trooper recently approved Now reporting for duty to server of our Empire!!!!! Thanks a lot Best Regards Have a nice day !
  23. 1 point
    Using scrap ABS is good for getting in to areas that has glue residue, you will find after some use the ABS gets blunt, just cut to a point and continue. For larger areas I just rub with my thumb.
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  25. 1 point
    I just want to bump this back to the front page because it's a lifesaver! Just printed the front sight housing, as I carved mine up a bit too much trying to release my doopydoos housing and the sight itself.