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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. Congratulations on reaching the Expert Infantry level! In order to receive your certificate, you will need to supply information listed below in your post on this thread. Please double check your spelling and TK number, as corrections can not be made once it is generated. Do NOT add, forum names, armor designations (Stunt, Hero, HWT etc.), as these will not be listed. All information MUST be included, or your certificate will not be issued. PLEASE NOTE: One EI certificate will be issued per TK number. ONCE YOUR CERTIFICATE IS GENERATED, A LINK WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR REQUEST POST 1. First Name 2. Last name 3. 501st ID (TK number) 4. Paper size* (See below) 5. The name of the DO that did your final approval. (Tony, Dan or myself) This is an example of how your post should look. Nothing more, nothing less: Joseph Pedigo 10963 EIB letter size Tony * If you are American and want a letter sized certificate, write Letter. If you want an A4 sized certificate, write A4. PLEASE NOTE: I highly suggest that if you live in the US that you ask for the "Letter" size. The A4 size may not print well. I will then reply to your post with a link to your certificate. It comes in a 300 dpi png-format picture, so you can send it straight to your printer if you want. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* I will try my best to get these to you within 24 hours, but it may take up to 48. If you haven't received it within that time frame, please feel free to PM me.
  4. Hola, Santiago, one of us will be with you shortly, sir!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
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    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.
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    Mayo's ANH Stunt (AP) build

    WOO-HOO, Brendan! EXCELLENT job on both the forearms and biceps!
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    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
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    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.
  13. Thank you for your submission, Corey! One of us will be with you soon.
  14. Hi Fernando, and thank you for your submission! One of us will be with you shortly.
  15. 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!!
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    ANH Boots question

    Those may work for basic approval, Caleb, but the elastic opening on the side should have a U-shape, and those look to have a tear-drop shape. Your GML will be the one to make that call, but the U shape (as seen in the photo I posted earlier) would be required for higher levels. They correct ones are out there, it may just take some more searching. I would also look for ones that are a bit taller. The reason being is so that the tops won't slip out from underneath your calf armor bottoms quite so easily.
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    ANH Boots question

    Excellent suggestion, Wibowo. Otherwise you would have problems with adhesion.
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    Bud Spaklur’s (TK-72715) Troop Log

    Something similar happened to me as well at a "Weird" Al Yankovic concert we trooped a few years ago. 10 minutes on stage with him at 8:00. Waited backstage (in armor) for an hour while he got changed. Stood (still) behind him for 1 1/2 hours while he signed autographs. Finally got out at 11:00. It was a unique experience, but next time I'll be in the audience.
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    Early 2019 CRL update change requests

    Sorry I missed those, brother. So many to keep up with, lol! Now back to our regularly scheduled program: I hope it isn't coming across that I want to make it more difficult ("elitist") for anyone to reach higher levels. Many (if not most) of the fine folks I troop with are happy as clams to stay at basic approval, and I am totally fine with that! As I mentioned before, it's all about having fun, camaraderie and doing some good at the same time! Every one of the items I suggested (as changed in the updated list) pertain only to level 3, and not unrealistic to achieve (with the exception of the "ideal" ears and shoulder bridges/bells in some cases). We have seen people do amazing things when they are suggested! They are not requirements, and of course not everyone will, but those that do set their sights for the higher levels will have a more defined picture of what to aim for. When John/Jane Futuretrooper are looking at the basic CRL requirements they may just see the L2 and 3 ones and think "Hmmmm... I can do that"! Even if they don't apply, they will have a better looking set of armor. In theory, we could spend the next 6 months discussing them, but imho at some point we will need to 'decide to make some decisions" and set some of these issues in stone, so to speak. My suggestions were only that... suggestions, and I am comfortable with any changes that may or not be made.
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    ANH Boots question

    Here is a pic of a screen used (painted Chelsea) boot that may help, Caleb. It's a little beat-up, but you get the idea.
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    Early 2019 CRL update change requests

    OK... Don't hate me, but since we are on the subject there are other dogs in this race. I know this is going to cause a clusterfudge, but what about these previous discussions? ROTJ https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/45204-july-2018-request-for-crl-updates-thread/ 1) Shoulder cover pop rivets. L2 2) Thigh ammo belt secured with 3 pop rivets L2 3) Sniper knee secured with pop rivets? 4) Overlap construction L2 5) Forearm with return edge? 6) Removal of the need for elastic strap around rear of shoulder bridge? TKC https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/45523-tkc-request-for-crl-updates-thread/?page=3&tab=comments#comment-634403 From The thigh ammo belt shall be positioned on top of the lower ridge as seen in official references and is not rounded off like ANH. To The thigh ammo belt may be positioned on or above the lower ridge as seen in official references and is not rounded off like ANH. Lastly, I think it might be wise to do some updating on the CRL photos themselves. I realize that many may have been used just to have an example, but some need serious updating to reflect up to date changes, and some just look plain awful and are riddled with issues. There are a lot of incredible L3s now who's armor better reflects a more ideal look. Example: giskard8 (Arthur) from the HKG attains the very definition of a CRL model in all his builds. I know a while back that we changed the policy where weapons were no longer permitted to be shown with models (which I thought at first was strange but now I understand it completely) as they can cover up certain key areas, etc. (as in the present ANH-S pic) and are not a requirement for L1. These are the some that could use the updates, and if this is decided to be something we should pursue I am willing to spearhead the project. ANH-S, ANH-H, ESB, R-1, TKC, ROTJ. Thoughts?
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    Lawrence's Anovos ANH (stunt) build

    One thing to keep in mind is take... your.... time...... As I often say, consider your build more of a marathon than a sprint. Also, as Jordan mentioned "measure twice, cut once". It's better to spend a bit of extra time taking off things in small increments rather than cutting off too much at once. When in doubt, ask us as many questions as you like and we will steer ya' in the right direction, and remember that photos help immensely when you have an issue. Also, as Matt mentioned, if you are (hopefully) aiming for Centurion level it's better to do it during your build rather than after. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/35371-eib-and-centurion-what-do-these-terms-mean/