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shashachu

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    Bay Area, CA

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    20171218
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    Sha Sha
  • 501st ID
    19233
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    Golden Gate Garrison

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  1. Hi Cody, Just checking in here to see if you've had a chance to upload larger photos (e.g. to imgur). Your armor looks great but we do need larger photos to move ahead with your review. Thanks!
  2. Hi David, Thanks for your application - it's great to see ROTJ armor in a sea of ANH armors! You are actually my first ROTJ approval. CRL and EIB Application Requirements All required photos are now in and, after review, we are pleased to welcome you to Expert Infantry rank. On behalf of the DO team and myself, many congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions Just a small note here: your shoulder bell corners are rounded which is required for ROTJ; however one is more square than the other, so you may want to round it off a bit more to match. Reference: Centurion Requirements In this section we prepare you for Centurion. More photos may be requested in the future that allow us to make better decisions on possible adjustments. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items to pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all that we can from what is seen, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. Starting from the top, the L3 CRL states: 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. It doesn't appear they are present on your build: Reference Image: (Sorry; you'll have to squint to see them ) Next, the L3 CRL states: Shoulder bells have foam padding inside. Shoulder bells are slightly pinched and worn slightly higher, compared to ANH/ESB. The language is a little confusing, but if you take a look at the screen used suits, you'll see that the shoulder bells sit quite far out from the troopers' bodies, and this was accomplished with some simple foam padding. Should be an easy fix! Reference Images: Moving along, the L3 CRL states: No return edge on the inside of the front of the forearm is allowed. This is the same requirement as on ANH and ESB armors, and should just be a few minutes with some scissors or dremel to remove all that return edge on the wrist side. Reference Image: Finally, after some discussion amongst the DO team, we've concluded that unfortunately your blaster won't pass for Centurion. You've done a *great* job with the print, but there are several details that are just too far off from being screen-accurate to pass for L3. 1. Rear sight has holes in both sides Reference images 2. Scope mount missing details Reference image Reference image 3. Bottom arc of end cap is cut too deep. Reference image 4. Missing forward D-ring (L3 requirement). 5. Muzzle needs 2 countersunk Allen bolts (L3 requirement). Although the CRL states that these should be in the 10 and 4 o'clock positions, none of the references I could find show this. The closest I could find was 11 and 5 o'clock positions. Either way they probably shouldn't be at the 9 and 3 positions. 6. Ammo clip is inaccurate. Reference image Here are a bunch of detailed photos of an ROTJ blaster: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/gallery/album/44-mgc-sterling-mk-iv/ Looking back at previous approvals, it appears that most people seem to buy blasters from CFO, but it may also be worth searching around for some different print files if you go that route. And that's it! Again, it's a pleasure seeing an ROTJ application, and there's a bit of work for Centurion, but the DO team is always available to help you out. Until then, congratulations on reaching EIB!
  3. @MrFlavaFlave I'm starting your review now. In the meantime, do you have an 'action' shot of you in full armor?
  4. Hi Dan, Thanks for your application and the additional shoulder bell photo. You have an absolutely stunning set of armor. CRL and EIB Application Requirements All required photos are now in and, after review, we are pleased to welcome you to Expert Infantry rank. On behalf of the DO team and myself, many congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions The only suggestion I have here is a minor dressing issue: in some photos your knee armor is a little wonky - they tilt a bit and wander off-center. I'm not sure how they're connected to the gaskets, and obviously they move when you move, but just something to double-check when you're getting suited up. Obviously this is a very small nitpick, but I consider the FOTKs much sleeker and well-polished compared to the OTTK, so these tiny details can make a difference. Reference Image: For those of you reading along, some of you may notice that there is a seam separating the TD and back plate, which contradicts the CRL as it's written today which states it must be seamless. However, this is being updated as we speak to reflect the most current understanding of the armor and how it was built. Reference Image: Centurion Requirements In this section we prepare you for Centurion. More photos may be requested in the future that allow us to make better decisions on possible adjustments. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items to pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all that we can from what is seen, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. We have nothing here. We'll see you at Centurion! Congratulations again.
  5. Could you post some closeup pics of the end of your E-11 as well as the D-ring? Like @MaskedVengeance said, I have to think there's a solution here.
  6. Fantastic build, Dan! Just to tick off a box, could you add a photo of the shoulder bell extensions from the outside of the bell? I can clearly see them on the inside bell shot but I can't tell how much they extend past the top of the bell. Something similar to this photo from the CRL: https://databank.501st.com/databank/File:TFA_TK_shoulder_bells.png
  7. Hi Peter, Thanks for your application! It was a pleasure following your build on Facebook over these past weeks. CRL and EIB Application Requirements All required photos are now in and, after review, we are pleased to welcome you to Expert Infantry rank. On behalf of Joseph and myself, many congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions Just a small nit here - your shoulder straps aren't hugging the curves of your shoulders as much as we'd like, leaving them to stick up a bit in the back. A hot water bath and some gentle bending should correct that. It also could be that you're missing the white elastics to hold them down (address in the Centurion Requirements section below.) Reference Images: Centurion Requirements In this section we prepare you for Centurion. More photos may be requested in the future that allow us to make better decisions on possible adjustments. If there are any areas of concern they will be discussed here. Because Centurion photos show much more detail than EIB, items to pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here. We try to point out all that we can from what is seen, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. This is more of a photo request than a change - when you submit your Centurion app, could you please take the rear photo with your arms relaxed? The L3 CRL states There should be a minimal gap between the shoulder armor and the chest/back plates. and your front gap looks perfect, leading me to believe that the rear gap is simply due to the way you're holding your arms. Reference Image: Next, the L3 CRL States: 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. You may have straps there, but I'm not seeing them in the photos. If you haven't added them yet, that will also help keep the shoulder straps from floating up. Reference Image: And that's it! I honestly struggled to find things to suggest in this application - you've clearly done your research and taken a great deal of care during your build. Congratulations again and we'll see you at Centurion!
  8. Hey Peter! Good to see your app here. Thanks for the quick fix on the hovi tips. I'll be handling your review and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!
  9. @MrFlavaFlave - just checking in here. Has your D-ring arrived? Just wanted to make sure you weren't waiting on us.
  10. Somehow missed this thread while you were working on it, but PHENOMENAL job. Seriously Joseph and I could not find a single thing wrong with it. Very inspiring.
  11. @MrFlavaFlave Thanks for the photos! I was wondering if you might be able to post a few clearer photos of your blaster, maybe under better lighting? The ones you have are a bit blurry. Thanks so much! Edit: and one of the rear of the blaster, showing the rear D-ring, which is an L2 requirement.
  12. Hi David! Thanks so much for your application. There's a number of photos missing showing the necessary details for an EIB approval. I'd suggest looking at the ROTJ CRL and make sure you're showing detail photos that cover all of the blue L2 items as well as look at past approvals to see which photos are necessary (attached an example one). Let us know if you have any questions!
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