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UT Trooper

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  1. Seems like a huge disservice to not allow the hinge on the yolk, especially given some evidence of screen-worn suits having it (maybe level 1 cert?). I've owned a KB kit for years now and between the yolk cracking and the paint, it's in rough shape overall and I rarely want to troop with it. To have to paint and mold these Anovos kits means the same issues. As troopers we would look much better with clean shiny ABS rather than paint IMO and having the hinge means less repairs. I wouldn't say we should compromise accuracy to accommodate for the rigors of trooping, but in this case there is evidence of these modifications. 

     

    The TD is another story.. it's just not possible to use vacuum formed ABS and have no seams. Not sure the plan there..

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  2. You cannot get white armor completed for $350.  The newer the armor, the more demand for the armor, the more expensive.  I recommend buying the parts slowly.  First buy the shoes for example, then the gloves, etc.  This will put you in the right direction and you will feel invested.  It makes it that much easier to save up for the more expensive parts like armor, assuming you have the income.

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  3. I am 6 foot 245 lbs and I was maxed out on my Jimmiroquai kit in several areas. As-is the biceps cut off circulation and the chest and back didn't connect under my armpits. The yolk/back and chest is awkward on these kits with how they go together and the TD and abs need to fit under them so that limits space. It feels like fabricating existing kits isn't the answer, more so that a large kit would need to be produced.

  4. FNarmor10.jpg

     

     

     

     

    Here is Kev's bicep from a recently received KB kit:

     

    FEF458C9-9A80-4B21-8D44-C4CDB36164D5_zps

     

    From comparison pics alone:

    • The trapezoids look slightly different, seems sharper and smaller on FN's
    • Corners at top and bottom of the seam are sharper on FN's
    • KB's has some curvature at the bottom whereas it is straight on FN's
    • Greeblie indentation is off-center from the seam on all three

     

    Nothing groundbreaking that I can see but hope this pic helps.

  5. There is however, a very simple solution which I'm sure will absolutely cure the intense curiosity that any of you have regarding the origins of FN Armor. Dig down into your wallet. Buy a kit from KB. Buy a kit from FN. Compare them.<br><br>

    If that's not acceptable, then dig even deeper into your wallet, and fund the process that laid out above by Michael.<br><br>

    Unless you're (anyone reading this) willing to do so, you'll have to learn to appreciate the generosity of Peter in sending out the kits, and trust in reading the responses of the people who are building them. Some are more likely to provide answers to the questions that you're asking than other are. Some are quite simply likely to give a shiny review of the ease they had or didn't have in assembling the kit.<br><br>

    If you're unhappy with what's going on, then the alternatives are spelled out above. This isn't a function of the Detachment. We get what we get in this case, take it or leave it.

     

    No one is criticizing the generosity of Peter.  We are criticizing that those who received this kit don't even have KB's armor, and those people were recommended by the FISD staff.  No one should have to buy both kits since Peter offered to send some out, but the poor decisions from you and the rest of the staff involved prolonged this process and put the armor in the wrong hands.  

  6. Per the letter of the agreement, nobody (EDIT:  Nobody who is doing the evaluating/building) is receiving free armor as a result of this process taking place.

     

    As for what Evin has chosen to do with the armor... He is donating it to a friend. That's his choice, and I'll leave that at that. It is what it is.  It is well outside of the control of the FISD, and we are not running this process, merely facilitating it.

     

    Sounds like someone is getting free armor, and that someone doesn't even have KB's armor.  Sorry, but this is starting to look like the "experts in examining armor" provided by the staff are nothing more than friends of the staff that are getting hooked up with free armor.  Donating to a friend is not donating, the word "donate" should not be used here.  He is giving it to a friend, girlfriend, what have you, so don't try to spin this as a some moral charity donation.  

     

    Funny how FISD wants to be involved in recommending where these kits go, but hands off when those people abuse the process here.  This is embarrassing for all of us at FISD.  As a detachment either get involved or don't get involved in the process, but don't use the FISD staff card to recommend where the kits go and then not stand behind the abuse those kit receivers are clearly showing. 

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  7. If Kevin is sending you parts then great, but seems inefficient. I still don't see any reason to actually build the armor. 5 kits or however many he sent over is too many. One kit would have been enough to compare side by side with Kev's.<br><br>

    What about this thread? Seems like people are raising similar concerns but getting redirected back here. He's also building the armor for a friend. So much for donating?<br>

    <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38043-fnarmour-build-thread/'>http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38043-fnarmour-build-thread/</a><br><br>

    I'm not trying to give you guys a hard time but come on guys.. We have two kits so far provided for free to guys who don't own the armor that's in question. Probably should have planned that better. I think we all want to quickly get to a resolution here.

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  8. Opposite side or underside ;)I can confirm that today I have received a kit from FN Armor which was free for testing, comparison, building and feedback, I have just started a build thread here http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38080-qs-fn-armor-build/

    How does it make any sense that you, someone who doesn't have KB's kit, compare this armor? What exactly are you comparing? Or was this an easy way for you to score free armor? I offered up that I could help compare with my IN HAND KB KIT, but that seems to have gone unnoticed.

     

    Your build thread is worthless to this debate. There's no argument that it's an Anovos recast and it doesn't matter if you build the kit. We need side by side comparison shots with KB's armor which you cannot provide. You should be ashamed that you signed up for this and subsequently threw your integrity out the window.

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  9. I am ultimately responsible for what happens for my business's and workers but I don't proclaim to know what they or how they are doing it to every detail.

    So this settles it then? You don't know where or how your workers got these molds.

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  10. come on guys- keep your facebook off the detachment and the detachment off your facebook. Can't you folks see the damage that facebook does to the forums? It's especially detrimental to garrisons. Other than the ease of posting pictures, there's no reason not to share it with the entire detachment.

    No different than the TFA anovos FB group, which I can only imagine you take part in?

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