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gmrhodes13

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  1. I would suggest try over at Pathfinders they use the DLT-19X scope https://www.501stpathfinders.com/ Or check out some of the 3D sites, here's just one I found quickly https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/dlt-19x-scope-sw-bf
  2. So, I had major issues with imgur (in fact I still am). Having such a hard time shrinking and cropping. As a result, I couldn't upload during the build, which was problematic. I've never had to resize images for Imgur, perhaps this thread may help I also have been guilty of not taking enough pictures in this journey. Been hard since we only work on this like 2 or 3 times a year, but I definitely should have done this more as a journal, and I regret not doing that. Happens to a lot of us, I'm more into the building and forget about photos My ab sides are bursting open, and I need to fix this. Been doing lots of reading, and I like the nylon fabic hinge idea I saw in AJ's AM build thread. A tab or two of abs/plastic, one side glued to the kidney will help keep it held under the abdomen. Elastic works better than nylon as it can pull in any gap. I can see some other issues here, such as my large chest is making a large gap between my shoulder bells (see main pics below). I really don't know how to proceed here. Do I trim them? Do I need to shorten the strap to the shoulders? I don't think you will notice that once you have the plastic shoulder straps attached Author Posted 25 minutes ago · IP Alright, So, I had major issues with imgur (in fact I still am). Having such a hard time shrinking and cropping. As a result, I couldn't upload during the build, which was problematic. I also have been guilty of not taking enough pictures in this journey. Been hard since we only work on this like 2 or 3 times a year, but I definitely should have done this more as a journal, and I regret not doing that. Anyway, here are the updates so far. I'm about 80 to 90 percent done. Lots of little things. James is further behind, and I will post his stuff later. I'm having "larger guy" issues. My ab sides are bursting open, and I need to fix this. Been doing lots of reading, and I like the nylon fabic hinge idea I saw in AJ's AM build thread. He used his rivets to support them, but I've already got mine set, so I'll work around that somehow. I also like this idea of a shim on the open side. I will rig something up there as well, and I hope this helps. I noticed that my kidney's reallly push things out. It's almost like I need some padding on my gut (except I have enough) ;-) the push the bottom part our a bit. I'm hoping between the shim, and the new joint, plus wearing the belt, things will "shape up". I can see some other issues here, such as my large chest is making a large gap between my shoulder bells (see main pics below). I really don't know how to proceed here. Do I trim them? Do I need to shorten the strap to the shoulders? Onto the pics main pics. I have to admit, I got excited, and I just threw things on, even though I don't have many pieces done (including my thigh belt system yet (hence me holding my thighs up). Looks like your helmet is sitting down at the back although the neck seal or shirt looks a bit bunched up. Really a little hard to tell how the spacing will be until you have all your pieces finished and strapping attached, your sniper plate and thigh ammo strip can make a big difference to the looks of gaps. If you do need a little more room in the thighs you could add larger cover strips on the rear, this will however give you an opening on the bottom ridge so you may need to bend up a piece of plastic for the ridge gap, abs paste and sand/polish. Here's just one thread on wider thighs, more for the filling lower ridge example
  3. Still sitting in a box in pieces, got side tracked with some droid builds, almost ready to get back too it.
  4. Your link is broken, here is the correct link Su enlace está roto, aquí está el enlace correcto https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=35594
  5. Looks like your Abdomen could cup up, also the kidney at the back, this will help reduce the gap between your backplate and kidney. Abdomen normally sits snug, but not so you loose circulation
  6. Came out great, nice work. Still amazing what can be built from foam
  7. They have been approved all the way to L3, a couple of recent apps 508 485
  8. Great work a few tweaks and you should breeze right through. It is hard when you can't be in two places at once to check for gaps and positions, I ended up getting a full length mirror just so I can check how I look in approval photos
  9. Congratulations trooper, EI honor gallery image updated. You have also been added to the multiple EI award recipient thread
  10. Nice work trooper, just a couple of tweaks Rotate your right thigh so it matches your shin also bring it up a little. Also right bicep could be rotated. Shoulder bells have larger gap to the chest, perhaps rotate these inwards, screen shoulder bells had a curve to them. I have my snaps further forward on my shoulder straps so they help pull in the shoulder bells after you've moved your arms Belt could come up a little, should be just under or touching last ab plate button Drop boxes should align with the end of the plastic belt section, you can see your elastic strap. Also your rivet spacing on the AB/kidney look a little unevenly spaced Right back shin not closed properly, also need to overlap from outside over the inside. Also rotate the thighs so the cover strip position matches your shins. You could also add some ABS paste or sugru to the gaps between the bottom thigh ridges Brow trim looks a little short on both sides (should be ok for basic). Tops of AB/kidney not matching. A few tweaks and you should be good to go.
  11. Looking good trooper, a few images the DO's like are also: 14. ___ Left sniper knee plate close up 15. ___ Right sniper knee plate close up 16. ___ Left thigh ammo pack rivet close up 17. ___ Right thigh ammo pack rivet close up You can double check against the EI Photo Checklist Good luck
  12. You have a lot to choose from check out the thread below Also check out some of the EIB threads as most will have info on weight and height, will give you a better idea of what will suit you
  13. Just note not sure about your sizing but Dave's Darkside Depot (AM) suit the larger trooper I can't remember if Dave's Darkside Depot makes a Hero helmet so you may want to check as there are differences in amount of teeth, ear bumps and screws A PDF on the differences between Stunt and Hero https://drive.google.com/file/d/10tEVteIreh6AHMogW010cuH_Bf8TBfU6/view Also the CRL's (costume reference library) Stunt https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_stunt Hero https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_hero
  14. Hello and welcome aboard, a great thread full of helpful info to get you on your way
  15. Hi trooper you may want to retake some of those photos as they appear black and white, some details just can't be made out ie; coloring tube stripes and traps, rivets/snaps, holster straps and so on. The images are also very small and low resolution which makes it hard to see details. A good guide to taking/scaling photos: Using a contrasting background is a good idea too
  16. Great news, starts feeling very real when pieces start arriving
  17. Thanks for the kind words and my pleasure, it's just a case of giving back to the community which helped me on my journey If you can just help one person then you've made a difference
  18. I've added the link to your request post
  19. Congratulations trooper and welcome to the ranks, you can request higher access here
  20. You need to add a link to your legion membership profile, have a read of the fist post in this thread
  21. You could always try Tony's. Some images are missing so I've just DM'd him to update when he's got some free time.
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