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  1. Ok, sorry for the radio silence in the last 24 hours, but here's where I am confused: Overlap construction is only allowable for kits that come with the cover strip molded in to the part. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable) must be constructed using the butt joint and cover strip method. Overlap construction is not allowed Before the CRL said the complete opposite as what's stated above if i remember correctly. Now this is the biggest concern for me not because I used overlap construction, but rather butt joint method. I started the build before I knew about the CRLs and was disappointed once I saw that I could only qualify for entry level with butt joint. Now it seems that's not the case. It just seems confusing that there's a complete 180 on the crl, I'm concerned that it's just a typo or other mistake. Also: Boots Boots are above ankle height and made of white leather or leather-like material. Small U-shaped elastic sections on both sides of the ankle. Flat sole with a short heel. No buckles or laces. Jodhpur/ Chelsea-type boots or an equivalent style is acceptable. Elvis or Mariachi boots are not allowed. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): There is no seam present on the front of the boot. Do the boots still need to have white soles? And finally: OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Corners of ammo belt are cut at right angles. Not 45 degrees as in ANH/ESB This is something I also noticed that changed in the CRL, it's a little late for me on this one Also I have another question I have with the armor unrelated with crl changes. The crl states where rivets are located, but I don't know where exactly all the rivets go, the pictures don't show them very well and the descriptions don't help with exact placement. At the moment all my armor is put together and strapped with glue, so rivet placement isn't obvious to me. Thanks in advance for all the help.
  2. I’ve been working on a rotj tk for the last year, or close to it, and am finally seeing the end. Now’s the time for me to focus on al the small details and imperfections on my build to get it as accurate as possible. But it seems the CRL has changed quite a bit since I last printed it out. Not to mention the announcements mention more CRL updates to come. I’m kinda lost now when it comes to this build, what’s actually the requirements? What’s still subject to change? It feels like I’m trying to hit a moving target with the aim of a tk.
  3. I saw this video online and at about 5:36 there's a mention about some of the 501st legion being in the film! Lucky you Honestly you guys should get props for not spoiling anything, since I didn't see anything on here about any of the 501st being in it. That must've been so awesome for the troopers involved! Great work!
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-AmHZ17gWM About 15-20 seconds in there's a esb TK with his shoulder on his forearm Look on the right side when they come down the steps.
  5. Oh wow that's amazing! I can't believe someone's gotten that far already. Too bad it's not a true rotj, but your conversion really looks convincing. It really looks amazing, what did you do for the mohawk?
  6. Hey I visited Seattle 2 years ago and saw this very guy right outside the space needle.
  7. Just read an article that Columbia is selling the famous ESB crew parkas for a mere $500 each: https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a25385258/columbia-star-wars-empire-strikes-back-crew-parka/
  8. I’m not finished with my armor yet, but I chose ROTJ because 1) I love the look of them 2) as said above they are frequently used in Merch and 3) most importantly to me, they have many variations thanks to the new video games: magma troopers, bf heavy weapons troopers/se troopers, shock troopers, rocket troopers, etc. I like that I am able to make the armor, and then customixe it to any variation of it later.
  9. Oh I feel so stupid, I didn't see the post with the link to the pack for sale. Guess theres no need to worry about 3d printing it if crooknight already has! Well if that's the case I can now say that I'll be converting my armor to it for sure!
  10. Oh wow this discussion is really catching on now, awsome!! I don't have much to share atm, but I'm in the final processes of finishing my rotj kit. Straping it together as we speak! I'm definetly considering converting it into the rocket trooper, hence why I started the discussion. I was wondering if one of those 3d printer guys would be able to make a printable file of the pack from the game files we have here (thanks for those, that's awsome) or of the other new parts too. Ill post that question in the 3D printing section soon. Also, I toatally agree with the two seperate crls, it just makes sense. I have somewhwere in my computer, a CRL document that I typed up, bits of it are on this post from earlier, If you guys would want it I could post the whole thing so everyone can look at it and change it as we go along. Really is nice to see others working on this and having an interest, everytime I'm about to work on this more I get too busy! Keep up the good work guys! (Edit) Wait is the vocoder grey? never noticed that. Is that just a lighting thing or do the game files actually have it as grey? -Eric
  11. So I'm finally beginning to see the end of my tk build, but I've ran into an issue. Because my build is HIPS I needed to paint it, but the rustoleum gloss white and clear coat gloss I'm using are just not shiny enough. they look more like a matte with some sparkles than a true shiny tk. I was wondering if there are any other spray paints that would do a better job. Thanks in advance! -Eric
  12. Fantastic!! Especially for a first time making a short film! I would like to give you a little constructive criticism based on some of my own experience, but I'll give some compliments first on what was done well. It had a nice cohesive story, and a decent flow to it. The sound design, especially in the battle portion, was very well done; it was a pleasant surprise. Many of the shots looked really damn cool too. Obviously the costumes were great, thanks to the 501st , and helped make the story more convincing. Now for some areas of improvement to keep in mind for whatever your next film will be -star wars or not. There's only a few things that kinda 'took me out of the film' so to speak. First and foremost was the presence of unnecessary jump cuts. When they are not being used for story telling purposes they make films look a little off and poorly edited. If you don't know what a jump cut is, you can google it, but the first one appears just before 1:10, and several more are in that sequence. A good way to fix this is to record many more takes of the same scene from many different angles, and cut between them. Second was the VFX. Now obviously a low budget short film can't afford expensive CG, but writing a script around the need for explosions works well. But so does some cheap fireworks! but I wouldn't recommend that in the woods. The last major criticism I would give would be that there was some areas of the film that were quite silent that could have had more sound/dialogue, or could have been cut out. It just feels off. Some more minor things I noticed was that the music didn't always fit the scene, lighting could have had more attention, some things the TKs said were lost in the voice fx, and the action sequences felt a tad underwhelming. But all in all, this was well done, and you did great! It was an enjoyable watch and I will be looking forward towards whatever you make next! Best of luck!
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