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About justjoseph63

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    Davenport, FL.
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    All things Star Wars, collecting tools, camping, saltwater fishing, and serving the Empire!


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  1. justjoseph63

    Looking for weathering threads

  2. justjoseph63

    Hello from the Upside-down!

    Welcome, Deborah, and great to have you here! Since you already have your TK ID, you should sign up for 501st access, which will give you the chance to view more areas that you don't see now (it should take no more than a day or so). Looking forward to seeing you around the forums! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/
  3. Hola, Santiago, one of us will be with you shortly, sir!
  4. No need to get a new set of hovi tips, Corey! The easiest thing to do is remove the screens and paint the inside white. Tony sells the screens for $3.00 per set (includes shipping), and they are actually pretty easy to install. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40706-fs-ukswraths-hovi-tip-screen/ I recommend removing the hovi-tips from your bucket first, but it is a not a necessity if you are careful. If you have any issues removing them just PM me and I will help you figure it out.
  5. Hi Ian, and thanks for for submission! One of us will be with you shortly, but in the meantime could you post up a close-up side view of your TD screws? Thanks!!
  6. 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!
  7. justjoseph63

    Mayo's ANH Stunt (AP) build

    EXCELLENT idea! That way they will all line up properly. On my very first build, I used ABS plates for mounting the snaps.... disastrous! After switchem out for the nylon ones I haven't had any problems.
  8. justjoseph63

    Mayo's ANH Stunt (AP) build

    I will probably get a lot of flak for this, but I feel the need to offer yet another suggestion, Brendan. Using ABS plates for mounting snaps to your armor can be tricky. ABS is flat, but many of the areas you will be mounting them to are curved. Unless you heat up the plates and conform them to the shape of the area you are gluing it to you will have gaps, and E-6000 (being a very viscous glue) will seep out of those gaps, possibly making it not as secure. However, if you mount the snaps to nylon they will conform to the shape of whatever part you are adhering them to. Just my two credit's worth.
  9. justjoseph63

    Mayo's ANH Stunt (AP) build

    WOO-HOO, Brendan! EXCELLENT job on both the forearms and biceps!
  10. justjoseph63

    Paint Removal Method

    When removing the overspray, you have to be really careful not to go too high onto the teeth. If you do, as Kalani pointed out I would suggest repainting all of them. You might also want to consider repainting/defining the top of the vocoder using a Filbert style brush with a rounded end, as it would really improve the look. Reference image
  11. justjoseph63

    Seems too good to be real!!

    Yeah, I think there are more than a few quality armorers that would like to well, let's just say "Have a few words" with Mr. MOT in person. Could be a Pay Per View event, lol.
  12. Thank you for your submission, Corey! One of us will be with you soon.
  13. Hi Fernando, and thank you for your submission! One of us will be with you shortly.
  14. Thank you for your submission, Luis! One of us will be with you shortly. While you are waiting, it may be the photo, but it looks as if the paint has been pretty severely scratched on your left cheek trap. Could you post up a new pic of this, as well as one of close-up, clear side view of the inside of your sniper knee plate connection? Thanks!!