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  1. Thank you all for the replies! I think I’ll grab one and try it out. I’ll post pictures once I get one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Has anyone purchased one of RWA’s pauldron? I was hoping to see photos of the quality and if they are approvable. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Not sure where you are located, but the fabric store Joanne’s on the west coast sells nylon by the roll. It’s pretty inexpensive and can be cut to size for all the straps Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looks like you just need to get the butt plate flush with the kidney piece and I should be fine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hey looks good so far! I had to trim off quite a bit of the butt plate to get it to fit properly in between the kidney plate and the top of the thighs. I took a few inches off the top edge so it would sit flush with the kidney plate. Then I took another few inches from both sides and freehanded a more tailored shape for the "tail" part that goes between the legs. I remember thinking "there is no way I need to trim this thing more?!" and then trying it on and realizing it was still too big! Also for the shoulder bells. I had to make the elastic strap that holds them to the shoulder bridges super short so that they close some of the gap there. I still have slightly more of a gap than I would like, but I was able to close most of it. Hope this helps! Looking forward to seeing the finished kit! I have two more coming soon, one for the wife and the other for me to try and make into a Sandtrooper!
  6. Hello! I just about done with my TKUK kit. To get around the molded belt buttons, I used snaps that I attached to little squares or nylon and glued into the negative spaces of the molded buttons on the back side of the belt. I put snaps in all three button spaces and then put the male snaps through the canvas belt. They just snap together. You may want to consider using a dap of glue to make the snaps a little more secure, or use the heavy duty snaps that hold a little better. Hope this helps! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello! Great videos. I Just finished putting this kit together and I was pretty pleased with the results. I just have to reposition the thigh ammo belt on one side and then I will be submitting my photos to the GML of my local Garrison. Have you received the new face plates yet? I plan on ordering two more kits, one for the wife and a Sand Trooper for me, and I wanted to see how the untrimmed face plates looked. Hopefully when I order I can ask David to send mine untrimmed as well. Also, did your plastic belt come with the corners trimmed? That's another thing I would like to ask him not to trim, as they are trimmed more than 1/2" at 45 degrees. Thanks and looking forward to seeing your Commander come together!
  8. Cool thanks for the tag Gree! Do you guys think the actual ammo belt is still usable? If I drill out the rivet on the inside connection and patch the holes with ABS paste, can I reattach it lower using the corner? I think Trooper Bay sells separate ammo belts and he is actually located a few miles from me. But his plastic is not a match with this kit, and I would have to paint it.
  9. Yes the inside part of the ammo pack had to riveted closer to the middle than the corner. the shape of this kits thighs and the bottom ridges are a little wonky. I was able to rivet the outside corner properly, but in order to get it lined up how I wanted, I had to rivet the middle and up a little higher on the thigh. Ill see what the GML says. Replacing the thigh ammo pack is easy enough, but covering up my original rivet holes will be quite the task.
  10. Ok cool. I already took a Q-tip with thinner and started taking off just that one extra stripe that's under the ear. Ill just go ahead and remove just that one. As for my GML, I received an email from him regarding the basic steps to submit photos. I told him I would be submitting mine soon. One of my other friends who are also working on this same type of kit has already submitted his photos to the GML. He is in the approval waiting queue. So far, the only thing the GML mentioned that might be an issue for basic was the Velcro showing on his belt when it was on and all closed up. Now he is just waiting to hear back.
  11. Extra tube stripe will be removed using acrylic thinner. Does it matter if one side has more stripes than the other? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks guys! Now I just need to figure out the snaps for the butt plate. I have trimmed it down and it feels pretty good, but it doesn't have a natural bend to help tuck it between my legs. I am hoping the elastic that attaches it to the cod will keep it tucked. I will post some pictures when I get home from work today.
  13. Thanks for the tips Reaper! I ended up using one of my original holes and then measuring out the exact distance on the other side for the second hole. Then once I had the faceplate on, I tilted it until I got the desired brow. I also tool the dremel to the bottom of the cap to reduce the overall high of the brow. It looks nice and straight to me now. And now the ears are equal distances from the cheek tears. If you look at some of my previous photos, the right ear was way closer to the tears than the left. Overall I’m happy with it. It was a real struggle to get it back together again. I didn’t realize I had to re-trim the ears to get them flat since I changed the shape of the faceplate. The new ears have a slightly bigger gap than before, but I can live with it. Thanks everyone for the advice and tips. It is little subtle changes, but I hope the effort is noticeable to you guys haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  15. Ok so I took the whole bucket apart and started messing with it. How do the angles look now? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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