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  1. If you're purchasing the armour second hand, it should also be noted that you will require modifications to make it approvable to your body. It's not automatically approved once you buy it, you still need to apply yourself. The eFX helmet just doesn't look right, I would honestly get an entirely new helmet. Even with mods it's "meh" at best.
  2. Hey Andy! Honestly shoot for Centurion right out the flood gates. Best to do it right away and be ready instead of having to do mods later on, and when your kit is done, ambition to change things drops significantly unless it's for comfort. There isn't much of a difference anyways, and requires very little extra work. Especially if you plan ahead for it! Cheers! -Justin
  3. Canvas belt (I recommend Trooperbay) its all I can think of right now. I'm sure I'll spout more later.
  4. Welcome Andy! Justin here saying Hi! So you know my username. Lots of people will be able to help in here as well. People with a lot more knowledge and experience too!
  5. This is good to know! I'll certainly look into a set! Thanks Joe.
  6. ABS paste is your best bet for getting the colour just right and it's the best way to fill a hole. Just use some scrap pieces of plastic to make it. There are a ton of threads on the process in here! As far as I know there is no good way to remove a snap without drilling it. It's just going to make a heck of a mess to the plastic surrounding it. You should be able to just drill the fold on the inside centre of the snap and it will just fall apart; I've had to do it a couple times too. Also, are you test fitting all your pieces with your undersuit on? It will make a big difference in the long run and ensure an accurate fit. One more thing; your belt. I recommend and upgrade to it first of all. The one ANOVOS sent is terribly flimsy and as a result it doesn't look great. Another reason to upgrade it is the holster needs two fasteners holding it to the belt for ANH not four. Here's a very quick reference from my kit.
  7. Hey guys! I've searched high and low trying to find some type of thread that might offer some tips on whitening the rubber hand guards. I don't remember the material exactly, I think they're white silicone. I got in on a group order and I don't remember the maker. I know she was renowned for her hand guards here at the time! Anyways, I've noticed that over time they've yellowed a little bit though. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with some whitening techniques? I was thinking, worst case scenario, I could just paint them with latex paint, but I'd rather not. Thanks in advance! Also included a picture below to show how bad they've gotten.
  8. Hey guys, Posting this mainly for my own information - I have a fellow trooper building an AP kit at the moment. He doesn't have the AP helmet, instead he has an eFX Hero helmet that he's had for some time. Now I've looked all over and can't seem to find an up to date thread that covers whether or not the eFX helmet is approvable or not. I know he FX helmet isn't but I though I saw that even the eFX helmets needed quite a few mods to be approvable. I just want to find out so I can accurately pass the info along. Thanks so much on advanced!
  9. Mine just arrived over in NB, Canada! It looks amazing thanks Joe!
  10. Most of it yeah, but once you see where the shape is being changed you'll have a better idea of where to dunk it.
  11. I had a PM asking me the details I'll just copy what I said in there might as well have the process in here too for others. I'll also include this picture which shows the snap placement on the shoulder straps. Hope this helps If you have any questions please feel free to ask! Justin
  12. Some pictures from the East Coast Comic Expo in Moncton, NB. With my newly fixed shoulders. I'm SOOOOO happy with my kit now. Very proud of the work I've put into it. Didn't expect to get it done to this level.
  13. Done! Fixed the other side and I'm very very very very happy with it. And overall I'm now 100% satisfied with how my kit turned out. Because the shoulder gaps were all that I didn't like. For reference. This was one of my submission photos. Which kind of doesn't count because I was standing still after they had been moved into place lol. The picture way up in the initial post shows the grossness of them better. I have a troop this weekend and will have some more pics of full kit to throw up soon
  14. I second Allan. Also used a lighter, just have to be careful and go slow with it.
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