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  1. Here is the D-ring again. First coat of paint applied. I may leave it at this, for a weathered look.
  2. TrooperBay is a godsend for that! TrooperBay.com.
  3. Hi Caleb! Looks like we'll be trooping together in the Ohio Garrison. If you haven't already, join the Facebook group Ohio Garrison Academy. Lots of helpful people there. Looking forward to your build and good luck! I have an RS Prop Masters kit. For ATA, I know you can contact him directly through email.
  4. Here are the TD screw close-ups. As I said previously I also moved up my brow trim as much as it could go. In addition, I decided to make my painted ab buttons smaller to more closely match the sizes of the ones seen in ANH.
  5. Thanks! I've already moved my brow as much as it can go up. It looks pretty good, now!
  6. Apologies again! Here's some more of the necessary photos (I decided to do the submission late at night). The cod strapping, sniper knee plate and the thigh ammo knee with painted split rivet.
  7. Well, I forgot one photo! Here's a picture of my S-trim for my bucket.
  8. Name: Ian Malinoski Forum name: WodiQuix Legion ID: 22418 Armor maker: RS Props Helmet maker: RS Props Blaster: Jake Klare Boots maker: ImperialBoots Canvas belt: Imperial Issue Hand plate type: white latex Electronics: Amazon Neck seal maker: Anovos Holster maker: TrooperBay Please let me know if I need to take any more pictures. Hoping I did well. Thank you for your consideration!
  9. Wow, awesome job! I'm hoping to join you soon in Centurion-ness!
  10. TK-22418 requesting 501st access! https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=28904
  11. Yeah, I was planning on making an inside tab to keep the right side closed. Pandatrooper gave me the idea. Thanks!
  12. Yeah, I'm in the market for one. The one I have now is more of a thermal, which makes it much hotter underneath!
  13. I've been cursed with a long torso and short legs, so I'll try 1/2", but I think I'll have to resort to the 1" trim!
  14. I'll see about adjustments. Thanks! The one thing several people pointed out already is my thighs, recommending that I trim a bit (1" or 1 1/2" off the top to make it easier to walk and climb stairs). I think I'll do that as well.
  15. Hello! WodiQuix here with my newly finished RS Prop Masters ANH TK Stunt. It's been a crazy and sometimes frustrating ride, but it's worth it in the end. After basic, I'm hoping to move up the ranks to EIB and eventually Centurion. Thanks in advance! INFORMATION: 1. Ian Malinoski 2. Ohio Garrison 3. RS Prop Masters 4. RS Prop Masters 5. Trooperbay 6. Anovos 7. ImperialBoots 8. Doopydoos (still under construction) 9. 5'9" 10. 161 lbs. 11. ANH Stunt PHOTOS:
  16. Hey everyone! I'm ready to submit for pre-approval! Here are some of the pictures requested. I'll take some more later today. Thank you to everyone who has helped me on this crazy and awesome journey! Going to finish up the blaster and suit electronics post-haste as well. http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http://
  17. I don't have pictures yet, but I'll hopefully get some up later today. The thighs are raised just enough so that there's a small gap between cod and thigh.
  18. Clarification on question 2: My sniper knee plate was getting stuck under my armor when wanted to straighten my leg after taking a step.
  19. Hey all, I'm nearly done with my suit and ready to submit for pre-approval! The last thing on my list before submitting pictures (hopefully today!!) is to sew the thigh armor connector loops. http:// While getting approved, I'll also work more on my blaster, helmet fans, and the Aker amp connections inside my chest armor. Exciting times! I posted this on Facebook and got some helpful answers to my questions. OK, I used a pair of safety pins to make some loops in the thigh elastic and put everything (minus the boots) on for a test fit. I noticed several things: 1) My thighs, while in a good position, have a tendency to slightly slide up and down my legs. Is this normal, or should I put in some padding on the inside of the thighs? Padding was recommended 2) My sniper knee plate was getting stuck under my thigh armor, making it hard to bend my leg. I've already put spacers in the knee, but maybe the whole issue was that I had the back of the shins open and my boots off? Any ideas? Put padding on the backs of the thighs and front of the shins to push the sniper knee plate out. 3) My sides (ab and kidney) on both sides still don't line up. I'm not sure what else I can do, but I'd like them to sit flush with one another. Any suggestions? Shims, also pictures were requested (I'll first try the internal tab idea put out by pandatrooper and see if that works) 4) I sound extremely clunky when I walk, with all the armor crackling and creaking. Is this expected? A resounding YES! Some people recommended putting felt pieces on the backs of the drop boxes. I think I will do this.
  20. Thanks! No the backs of the thighs are still unglued. I still need to trim the tops down so they are a continuous line.
  21. One thing I noticed right off the bat was that my belt was positioned too low to my abdomen buttons. Not to worry! I set a new set of snaps directly below the old pair on the back of the belt, which worked out just fine! http:// Oh, and I almost forgot, I finished up the outside of the bucket. I used decals from Trooperbay. Here is the before picture of the back traps. http:// And here is the final result, with all traps painted and pinstriped. http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// Last things to do are to install helmet fans, finish up the blaster, and put the finishing touches on the thighs and belt, and then I'll be ready for pre-approval!
  22. As promised, here are the pictures! I last left off with my shins. I'm happy to report that after three hot water soaks, my shins formed right up. http:// Then I added the cover strips and bra hooks. I installed three washers, one on each hole, to help prevent plastic tears. http:// Next, I moved on to the sniper knee plate. I cut along these lines, sanded it down, and clamped the crap out of it. I dented the plastic slightly due to my clamps not having rubber ends, but I managed to mostly fix this by letting the leg sit in the sun, with plastic clamps on the outer contours to flatten out the dents. http:// http:// After this, I moved on to the thighs, cutting and gluing front cover strips, as well as securing the ammo knee with split rivets, painted white. The backs of the thighs I'll have to cut, as they don't line up, but I'll save that for last. In addition to this, I worked on the belt, securing the plastic part to the canvas. I installed new snaps into my abdomen armor, as my belt from Trooperbay didn't have pre-installed snaps. http:// However, as I did this, one of the elastic pieces for my split rivet side closure decided to come out. http:// To fix this, I put metal eyelets I purchased from my local fabric store into the holes of all three elastic pieces (taking split rivets out and then putting them back in is a pain!) to prevent the split rivets from worming their way out again. I also added in a reinforcing strip. http:// Once this was accomplished, I snapped my belt on and did a test fit. My cousins were in from Utah that week, and my youngest one was thrilled to help me suit up and take some photos! I'm holding my thighs in all the pictures, as I don't have the backs or the connector straps done. http:// http:// http:// http://
  23. Hey everyone, it's been another long while! I'm just about finished with my kit, which is a relief, but also a sort-of sadness. I liked working on it very much. Pictures will follow tomorrow. I finished up the helmet, save for the helmet fans on the insides, and my last things to do are the backs of the thighs , belt drop boxes, and blaster, plus the Aker amp system inside my chest armor.
  24. Good progress so far, @Freduster ! I'm also building an RS kit. I'm jealous that you got your ab buttons pre-painted. Mine came blank! Keep up the good work. I'm going to have to shape my shins in a hot water bath as well.
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