Jump to content

Commander Gree

501st Member[501st]
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Commander Gree

  1. I don't think they need to be remade. I am thinking that if you straighten the clips, then roll the TD out the right location it might help. then just cut the excess off the end. Again, this is probably more of a Centurion issue, but might as well fix it now, that way when your approved EIB, you can just turn around and submit for Centurion *side note, I keep pushing people to apply Centurion when I haven't yet lol. My costume is ready, just been so busy with other projects HAHA! maybe ill kit up tonight and submit!!!
  2. This has been a correction requested of MANY of other centurion applications. But Ill let @justjoseph63 or @ukswrath correct you. They have denied applications (or requested fixes on) for the paint on the helmet being too thick, too thin, or not matching all around, none of which are in the CRL. I was only trying to help and speed up your approval. Good luck to you and I expect you will be notified soon of any findings.
  3. Im curious to know, did you make the clips yourself or buy them? The reason I ask is its still too far "rolled" forward. Again this may be a centurion issue, but where you "button" is, is too far back, it should be located where the raised areas are. if you google "Stormtrooper Thermal Detonator" one of the first pictures of stormtroopers will show you what im talking about. You should really be able to see the clips when its mounted to your belt, and the round "button" should sit at the "top" of the TD and the ridge area pointing outward towards the person taken the photo, or parallel to the ground, if that makes sense.
  4. Your mic tips need to be painted white You need a bucket off photo and your link doesn't lead back to your EIB submission but the submission page itself
  5. so I have Snaps on my holster. really just looked at photos to see where to place it. If ANH its on the left, ESB its on the right. Chicago screws are the way to go as they are the most accurate, and I will be switching mine. I went with a Hyperfirm from HFx and LOVE it. light weight for trooping and can take a beating. No lights and sound as its not really needed. I just always tell people I left my "real" one at home for safety reasons. For fans and earing assist, you can check out Ukswrath, he makes kits and they work awesome!
  6. Oh man that looks great! and you should notice that when you kit up, you have some more "comfort" down there and it will pull your butt just a little tighter. Great job on rounding those corners too, some forget to do that but are quickly reminded when the kit up lol
  7. Gonna need a little help from you here, what do you mean "straight side" as far as return edges go, (and this goes for your entire build), the only return edge that has a REQUIREMENT is the wrist side of the forearm, it CAN NOT be there. Everything else will be determined by fitment and personal comfort. I took most my return edges off of everything but most of the torso parts and upper shins. One thing to think about please before you are done with the fitment of your wrist, remember or think about how your going to suit up: 1) are you going to put your gloves on before or after the arms? 2) how are you going to secure your hand plates, secure to the glove or worn with an elastic strap if your going for Centurion, the latex hand plates must be secured directly to the glove, will you be able to fit that on after you get your forearms on, or do you want to put that on then slide the forearms over them, you will need to account for that with fitment. some have made theirs a little bigger to account for this, and place foam on the inside to keep them tight once the are one. you will have an elastic band the runs from the bicep to the forearm that will prevent it from rotation, so that's not an issue.
  8. Something I would suggest, is to look over the other EIB and Centurion post, The ones that got approved, and make sure yours follows what they have. your doing great, its just little things that can go unnoticed but will be spotted by a 3rd party here. its great, because we as the builder think we have everything, and someone else will spot something that was overlooked. Kind of like reading your own material. you know what its supposed to look like so you may miss something. but someone with "fresh eyes" will find out the issues and help
  9. Ok. so where the red circle is, that all should come off and the snaps moved to where the green dots are. Hope this helps. Also, if you need some room or comfort you can take the return edge off the butt plate completely if you want. if its not causing an issue then you can leave it. Hope this helps
  10. Give me a minute. Let me see if I can move the pic into paint on draw on it
  11. Glad to see some have gotten their Anogross kits. (sorry that company just gets to me). I cant wait to see you on the front lines fighting along side us! we will get you through this and you will be a shiny before you know it. As far as pictures go, I used Imgur, it works great
  12. Are you a 501st member? if so, go request 501st and stormtrooper access to the forum, will open up some more doors for you
  13. Only thing I can see that might be a pain, is that you painted before you cut out the eyes. May end up pulling a lot of the paint off when you cut, unless you use an exacto and cut through that way. As far as trimming the helmet goes, if you look really close, you can see there is a "valley" where you can cut. look at reference photos will help to know exactly where to take it off. should be right at the Vocoder and straight across with quick curves. Again, check reference photos though, the hole shouldn't be big enough to put straight on your head, unless your head is really tiny. But should be able to go on side ways, and "twist" into place. As far as the look of that helmet, looks normal for ATA. A buddy of mine that is currently working on an ATA bucket looks like that. I don't like it, but I believe that is kinda how the originals looked. (ATA might be pulled from the original, but don't quote me on that)
  14. Ok, so honestly there are only really 2 issues I can see, and it might be more for Centurion and not EIB, but good to fix them now if needed. Your TD is rotated too much "upward". you should be able to see the "button" in the picture above. may just need to roll it down some and "pinch" the bracket closed a little more. Second is the butt plate, where you have your snaps are set. that part of the plate should actually come off, and the be set just above that. I figured you did it room as you are a bigger trooper, but again, looking at the photo above, you don't need it. removing it will help with comfort as well. I have a feeling that trooping with that "tab" still on the armor may get uncomfortable. Again these are just some things that have stuck out to me, and may not be required fixes for EIB. At the end of the day its up to Tony and Joseph to give you the title. Hope this helps not only reach EIB, but Centurion soon after!
  15. Welcome to the true home of the shiny white! you have come to the right place, and will be trooping before you know it. If you have any questions at all please ask. As far as the strapping system, I suggest the double snap system. You can find a workup on it from @justjoseph63. anything comes up just let us know
  16. I think you could source all that by yourself for a less. and the "strapping kit" isn't required for any level here. I have snaps and elastic on mine and it will not prevent me from Centurion.
  17. This is great, and a great first step to your finished build. If I may, you should head over to www.501st.com and read up on them a little. But for a quick rundown, we are a world wide costuming group that has movie and reference accurate costumes from the Star Wars universe. We are recognized by LucasFilm to have such accurate costumes and are often recruited by them (Disney) for promotional events. 501st Legion prides itself in being giving! We assist everyone we can in raising money for charity. We do things like Star Wars related "Make a Wish" foundation, Visit hospitals, and show up to premier events for new Star Wars movies. The 501st is so much more than Cons and is currently sitting at 13,481 active members with 26,076 approved costumes. I have only been apart of the Legion since June, and can tell you the feelings I have gotten over the events we have done is simply amazing. Seeing those that don't get to see anything other than the inside of a hospital rooms face light up when they see us is next to none. Having grown adults absolutely flip when they see you is great. The smiles and joy the 501st brings to people is something I wanted to be a part of for a very long time. Hopefully I have at least peaked your interest and have pushed you to look into it a little more. Getting to know your local Squad/Garrison can be a huge help when you need some hands on assistance during your build.
  18. Sounds good. Looking forward to watching you fix everything. Going to be some work but nothing too crazy
  19. Great write up Eric, and I am glad to see your driven. I cant wait to see where you go from here, and to watch you grow as a trooper.
  20. This sounds great. and so you know, there are a lot of things within the "preferred" area that will not keep you from obtaining Centurion. We want our troopers to look as best as possible, but like Joseph mentioned, we totally understand and recognize that not all troopers are built the same. This is also why NO armor kit is 501st approved. Armor is only approved in conjunction with the wearer. A kit is not approvable on its own. When talking to your Garrison mate, the one that's on the approval team, be sure he knows that your end game is Centurion. He may be telling you "Ya that will work" but merely talking about basic, which may cause you to do something that will require even more work later down the road for Centurion. If you start out with Centurion in mind, set that as your goal, it makes the build a lot easier. Basic can be achieved with a rushed kit. Centurion takes just a little more work, and time, and a touch of love for the Empire, and you will be there. Just keep it coming, let the photos flow, and we will get you there. No problem is too big to handle.
  21. Hey Gary, a lot has happened since the last time I posted here. I see several problems with your armor. First off, the snaps on the butt plate are wrong, but that's not really an issue as soon as I tell you the other problem. Where you have those snaps set in, needs to come off. Take the entire return off the butt. you can see the edge the runs the entire part and that is where the cut line is. staying with the butt plate, yes that line from the kidney notch should line up with the butt plate. For any other questions, please post more pics and we can get that TK approved!
  22. Welcome! Just remember to take it slow, and ask any and all questions you may have!
  23. I like the sound of that better. You WILL make Centurion, its hard work but will be worth it. I am headed that way, already EIB, but have had a few other builds in the way so have been doing that. Good luck and please ask questions!!!
  24. I don't wear anything under, as its not required unless you have long hair or facial hair that might be seen. Also I turn my fans on for a little bit before putting my bucket on and I find that helps get the air going inside the helmet, once I have it on there really is no issue with fogging, and I sweat quite a bit
  • Create New...