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  1. TI-13793 Ohio Garrison, please enable me for 501st status&lt;br&gt;<br><br> <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=25079'>http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=25079</a><br> Thanks! Ron
  2. I got to be honest, I certainly feel a whole lot better after having lost weight. I have found that I have more energy than I've had in a long time. And to make things even better, my family doctor has taken me off of high blood pressure and cholesterol medications. So needless to say I'm pretty stoked about that!
  3. I have been overwhelmed last several weeks with work, home projects, getting my boat ready for spring and my honey bees. I only have a few more home spring time projects to finish and my boat is ready to go. My honey bees are doing well so far and I think I'm close to a point that I can take a more hands off approach to them. So hopefully I will soon be able to start working on my armor again soon. <br> For those if you who don't know, I basically had to start all over again with my armor. To make a long story short, I dropped a bunch of weight and the work I had done before was for not. Everything was WAY too big for me. So I had to take everything apart (E6000 made things easier to disassemble) and trim everything. Plus I'm having to cut off some of my return edges and form new ones. Very time consuming to say the least. <br> I haven't been able to get online here much lately because of how busy I've been. Hopefully everyone is doing well and enjoying the new spring weather!
  4. Oddly enough when I read the title of this thread, I thought it would​ be going a different direction. Let me explain if I may. <br> I found out the hard way of drinking Tennessee liquor and building armor. It's just like drinking and driving, they don't mix. I was not drunk, but feeling pretty good. Later I found out I had made some mistakes building my armor. Lesson learned and note to self. Absolutely do not drink alcohol and build armor together. While my mistakes were fixable, the results could be catastrophic. Don't do it!!
  5. I would probably repair the crack first. If the backing strip isn't working, maybe use some Loctite epoxy putty. It won't be flexible there anymore, but it won't crack either.
  6. I haven't seen his armor in person, but I have talked with him a great deal. I even asked him for a sample of the ABS he uses for a color match comparison and he sent me a sample and refused to allow me to reimburse him for shipping costs. I don't really agree with some of the armor bashing that's gone on here and won't participate in any of the drama. I honestly wouldn't have a problem buying armor from him. Take this for what it's worth. And if anyone disagrees with me, that's fine. I'm entitled to my opinion and you yours. I won't take part in any bashing, drama or arguments on this or any other matter.
  7. I'm not a fan of Humbrol really. I'm a Testors guy. I do feel that Humbrol is thinner than Testors and I don't think it covers as well. I can also get smoother results with Testors.
  8. Best way I've found is to either the eat gmrhodes13 suggested or I have a pair of wire strippers that have holes for specific size screws. You thread the screws in to the desired length and squeeze the strippers and it cuts the screw flush. Thread the screw out and your finished.
  9. I have a multi piece ABS helmet and a one piece fiberglass and resin helmet. There are pros and cons to each. I do however prefer the resin helmet. Every TI helmet I've seen varied in size from maker to maker. So which is more screen accurate? I've no idea I'm afraid. It basically boils down to personal preference really. Some people like the big helmets and others don't. WTF makes really nice TI kits. Targ over at JRS probably makes the nicest TI armor I've seen. You can get his in either kit or what he calls "the full monty" that's ready to wear out of the box. I got my ABS armor and helmet kit from another maker over at JRS. It's not quite as nice as Targ's or Walt's kits but I'm happy with it and the price was right, not to mention no real wait time.
  10. I really like his kits. IMO there are none better. They do however require alot of prep work, but the end product is awesome I think. He is a member here by the way. <br> Having said that, I would recommend getting a Hyperfirm to troop with. They don't get much more durable than a Hyperfirm. You would probably have to purposely do something to break a Hyperfirm.
  11. You could maybe take the parts you have and shim them to a larger size.
  12. No I only had to trim away one dimple on mine. But that's what my GML said.
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