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justjoseph63

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About justjoseph63

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    Male
  • Location
    Live Oak, FL.
  • Interests
    All things Star Wars, collecting tools, camping, saltwater fishing, and serving the Empire!

FISD Info

  • FISD Achievement Medals
    1
  • FISD Service Medals
    7
  • Attache Achievement Award
    1
  • Centurion Granted Date
    20150626
  • EIB Awards
    3
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  • EIB Cohorts
    ANH-S
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    HWT
  • FISD Kudos
    First FISD Attache Ambassador. ANH S. ANH H. and HWT Centurion

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  • Name
    Joseph
  • 501st ID
    10963
  • 501st Unit
    Florida Garrison

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  1. You can, Terry! The key points to armor building I always suggest are: 1. Have all your supplies on-hand before beginning. 2. Research. Research. Research. Check out build threads, Expert Infantry and Centurion submission threads specific to AM armor. Each maker has their own little nuances, and it helps to know what these are. If you need help finding these, just ask. 3. Post lots of photos on your build thread every chance you get (this is especially important when you have an issue). When in doubt, ALWAYS post up pics before cutting/gluing. Trust me on this one. 4. Take.... your....time. I cannot stress that enough. 5. Ask questions, and lots of them. Your questions are just as important to us as they are to you. 6. You will get frustrated/discouraged at times. When this happens, take a step back and refer to item 5 above. We will get you through it. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
  2. This is going to be another great year for the FISD!
  3. Hi Ardeshir! So at this point we have a bit of a dilemma. Although your blaster is good to go, since you have included your SE-44C with your submission it also falls under the CRL requirement that 3D printed blasters can not have visible print lines and must be sanded smooth. I understand your statement about the grip texture, but as you can see below there are several areas that need to be addressed in order to meet that requirement. If you have taken care of these already that's GREAT! If so, just post up a few detail pics and we can move along. Since only one weapon is required for this level, the alternative would be to remove all images of the pistol from your submission thread.
  4. Before ordering it, be aware that it may not fit. At 130 lbs., the person selling it is pretty slim and has trimmed the calves pretty close.,, almost form-fitting: Many if not most of the other pieces may be able to be adjusted with some new strapping, but if you have larger calves they may need shims. Unfortunately Anovos is no longer is business, so finding black ABS to match may be an issue. The tops of the thighs look to have a little more room (almost too much on the lower right one) so you you may be OK there: Overall the armor should have a "custom tailored" appearance, and the difference of 20+ lbs. may make a huge difference on the fit and amount of work needed.
  5. It's a visor . You just know what this 60 foot Opee sea killer is thinking: MMMM.. crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside!
  6. Sorry, my computer technical skills are what they used to call back on the Death Star "Total cr@p", lol. Just a bit of fun.
  7. NICE looking set of armor there, Alan, and it looks like it fits you very well! I'm sure you will have a few small tweaks here and there, but that's to be expected. Not sure what type of strapping system you are using for the thighs, but you may want to rotate them out a bit if possible. The reason I say that is because you may find that when you walk the tops of them are catching on the cod. Having that extra space will make it much more comfortable.
  8. Strange but absolutely true. I thought it was just me, lol.
  9. Hi Caleb, and thank you for your submission for ANH Stunt Centurion! CRL and CENTURION Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of CENTURION. 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, and please keep in mind that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. Welcome to the ranks, brother, and thanks for one of the best submissions we've seen in a long time. You have not only stepped up to the plate, you have knocked it out of the park! We appreciate you taking care of the notches in such a timely fashion, and VERY smart idea of adding the reinforcements. I'm not a big fan of return edges in many areas, but in ones like this it's better to have that extra protection to prevent any potential splitting. Nice job, sir. Nice job indeed. All that being said, I would like to be the first to congratulate you on this milestone in your TK journey, and we are looking forward to seeing your HWT!
  10. Not sure if I would use super glue. The reason being is that depending on how often you troop, the elastic can/will wear out and lose it's flexibility over time. It takes longer to cure, but I use a dab of E-6000 which is a lot easier to remove. Super glue is forever, lol. I have had to replace the elastic on my HWT armor about 3 times, and peeling the E-6000 of is pretty easy.
  11. Please excuse my tardiness on the updates of this thread.. I have more than a few irons in the fire right now but will get to it a.s.a.p!
  12. REALLY nice job on this pack, Eric, and ALWAYS great to see another potential HWT joining the ranks! As has been mentioned, the glossy surface on the "radio box" may or may not be an issue (depending on your GML) for Basic 501st approval, but instead of that reflective finish I would suggest perhaps making it solid black or even covering it with some black window type screen, even if you are not heading for higher levels of approval (but as a fellow HWT I hope you are)!. Yeah, the shiny finish may look cool, but the CRLs are based on the videogame where the surface has no reflection. If I can be of any help on your journey, just let me know!
  13. Hi Caleb, and thank you for your EIB submission for ANH Stunt! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of Expert Infantry. 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, and please keep in mind that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. First THANK YOU for not only taking care of that teeth paint, but beating us to the punch on the shoulder bridge elastic and trimming the bottom of the kidney. Nice work! (I expected no less, though, lol). Looks like all of your hard work and and attention to detail have paid off, brother.. truly a spectacular build, so nothing to see in this area. Move along.. Centurion Requirements: In this section we prepare you for our highest tier of approval. Because Centurion photos must show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Level 3 might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we are able to clearly see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. Only one item here, and it's nothing that you can't accomplish in about 8 to 10 minutes at most. SO, while the notches on the kidneys are not a requirement, it looks like you started one on the right side. As per the CRL, "If present, each notch is approximately 22 mm tall and the back of the notch ideally is aligned with the front edges of the posterior plate". So, that means that you will need one on both sides. The rear of the one you started on the right side (first pic) is already aligned perfectly with the posterior plate, but don't worry, not a big deal if the left notch is slightly out of alignment with the posterior plate. Ideally? Yes. Required? Nope. I'm sure you already know this, but it is important to drill out the corners (yellow circles) and keep them slightly rounded (just as you have now) so that you don't have a sharp angle there, which can lead to splitting. Reference images And that's it! Again, a beautiful job on this armor, sir. Congrats on being the newest EI in the GA. Garrison, and time to get that Centurion submission in once you get those notches done!
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