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  1. Any idea where those pics came from?
  2. Just eyeball the contours. No two commercial vendors makes an identical holster. They're all fine. No need to worry about millimeters of difference. Do a mockup in cardboard to make sure you're in the right ballpark, and you're in business!
  3. It's a real shame they're out of business. Imperial Boots is the biggest game in town, now. Good boots... but I miss TK Boots. They were slightly better, IMO. But many Chelsea boots will be just fine, once painted white. Your GML can answer, if there's any question. And they're the one who needs to approve them, so definitely the place to ask.
  4. I personally think an e11 look naked without the power cylinders. I'd just stick some cheap printed ones on, until you can get proper metal replicas. Sanded and painted up, it shouldn't be an obvious difference. You've spent a lot of time and effort making it as accurate as possible, why stop at something like this?
  5. Leather conditioner will usually soften a leather holster. Just don't go overboard and soak it in the stuff. Just a bit, on an unsealed part of the holster, to give some elasticity back to the leather. Cram in a firm bottle of some sort to put some strain on the leather, and put the holster (with bottle) in the direct sun to warm the leather. That will help it slowly and naturally stretch to a relaxed position, accommodating the bottle, and later, your blaster.. Of course, in the Winter, in many climates it's hard to find a suitable warm sunny location (even in central California, if you're both from there?), but hopefully some warmer weather will be coming soon.
  6. I feel your pain! I'm in the exact same boat you are. Finding the time to erase those seams is really the one thing standing between me and my long-neglected Centurion application. Fortunately, finding Acetone in California is not a problem. Home Depot has a can of more than you'll need in 5 years for just a few dollars. I wrote a primer on ABS paste some time ago, which may come in handy for you, if you haven't used it before (note I also have Anovos armor): I look forward to seeing your progress!
  7. OP, are you asking if submitting cover strips that measure 2cm is ok, instead of 20mm? They are one and the same. That's like asking if 2 feet of fabric is acceptable for someone who requested 24 inches of fabric. It's the same. As was noted above, though, no one will be measuring your cover strips to the nearest millimeter. The Canon measurements are provided so you know what to shoot for as a general rule, but they're not right in every situation. (really big people may need to bump up the size a little, for instance, to make it look more balanced)
  8. For what it's worth, I usually holster my E11 off and on throughout a given troop, depending on how I'm feeling at the moment, what I'm doing, etc. So do most people I know. (Obviously there are troops where the blaster stays in your hands the whole time, but there are plenty of instances where holstering your blaster is perfectly normal) Just an aside, really, nothing to do with the main thrust of your query.
  9. Wow. I guess it's canon, but that should officially be known as the "sad pistol" for a HEAVY weapons trooper! LOL
  10. Are you referring to the Droid Builder's Club? The Mouse Droid Builders are actually an offshoot of the larger original group, although there are forums for both now. http://astromech.net/
  11. Are you sure you need to make this mod? How tall are you? Looking at the photo you posted, you might be able to pull the chest down an inch, instead of hacking apart your ab and kidney armor just to add an inch there.
  12. This is the method I use as well. The issue isn't a stabbing motion, it's sharp metal against soft plastic. Even if you're careful putting it on and off (and no one ever assists with this... which is quite common), just wearing the belt and moving around is going to mark up your plastic. The soft side Velcro is an extremely easy way to help reduce the damage (doesn't eliminate it entirely). It's not visible at all once you're wearing it.
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