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Black1705f

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    Ed
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    Northern Darkness Garrison

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  1. Edward Black TK 17050 EIB Letter size (8.5"x11") TK Spartan Thanks for your consideration http://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/17050-eib.png
  2. Thank you all for your sound advice and consideration. Now I brood while I contemplate my next move.
  3. Corrected the teeth I think....and added the additional requested photos.
  4. Thanks for the feed back. The thighs sitting high was apparently pushing everything else up. Which is no big deal because I can change my thigh height pretty easily because the strapping holding them up is completely adjustable. I was worried about the frown teeth having too much grey after I looked at a couple over submissions, but I'm hoping it will be tolerable if not I'll try scraping some off, which sounds easier than adding white. I still want to add velcro to the ab and belt to keep it in place. Unfortunately my camera man doesn't know any of the finer details and seemed to think I looked good after looking me over. I'm not sure what I'll do about the thermal detonator and will just wait till the DO's advise.
  5. Ed Black TK-17050 Northern Darkness Garrison Armor = AM Helmet= AM Blaster= Hyperfirm (Praetorian Blasters) Height = 5'9" Weight = 155lbs Boots = Imperial Boots Canvas belt = Trooper Bay Hand Plates = Trooper Bay Electronics= Icomm Neck Seal = premium zipper (Darmans) Holster = 8oz leather (Darmans) Armor Photos Helmet Detail Photos Accessory Photos Blaster Optional Nearly forgot.... Just a quick few notes from the OP. I know my ammo belt is sitting low in front below the ab button plate in the pics. Sometimes it's right sometimes it's not. I failed to adjust it prior to the photos. At any rate I'm going to use velcro sewn to the belt to fix that reliably. Hopefully that doesn't distract from my horribly painted ab buttons and the slightly rounded corners. Otherwise I hope to throw myself on the mercy of the FISD court and hopefully the thread turns out ok with the required pics.
  6. TK-17050 requesting 501st access https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=32819
  7. So as I prepare to embark on my first build like most I'm terrified to make my first cut. After a lot of research I feel compelled to start with the biceps to hopefully build some confidence from there. So my question is....when sizing the bicep or any limb armor do I want to trim to size from both pieces (outer and inner) or just off of one piece. In other words if I want to reduce both sides of the armor by say an inch do I cut a half inch off both the inner and outer armor halves or do I take an inch off the sides of just one piece and if so which one inner or outer. My gut tells me to take it off evenly but I thought I'd get some advice. For my next question bare in mind I'm relatively sized proportionally to a 1970's Englishmen in that i'm 5'9" 155lbs or perhaps a little short for a trooper. But anyways, is there a good guideline to use for the screen used widths of cover strips on the shins, thighs, forearms and biceps? Likewise what should I be doing with the return edges on each piece. I know a lot of people will just say search the forums but I keep seeing some conflicting answers and the guidelines don't always specify on every piece. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed Black
  8. Long time lurker first time poster. Just to preface this is my first ever attempt at any sort of custom build. I received my AM kit and was impressed with the quality but distraught at the task at hand. I haven't got any soft parts yet, but that will be easy by comparison. Luckily I had a pro (Eric Dyck) build the helmet in the same time it would take me to open the box it came in. I still have to paint it but I find that will be easy because I have lots of miniature painting experience. So as I prepare to embark on my first build like most I'm terrified to make my first cut. After a lot of research I feel compelled to start with the biceps to hopefully build some confidence from there. So my question is....when sizing the bicep or any limb armor do I want to trim to size from both pieces (outer and inner) or just off of one piece. In other words if I want to reduce both sides of the armor by say an inch do I cut a half inch off both the inner and outer armor halves or do I take an inch off the sides of just one piece and if so which one inner or outer. My gut tells me to take it off evenly but I thought I'd get some advice. For my next question bare in mind I'm relatively sized proportionally to a 1970's Englishmen in that i'm 5'9" 155lbs or perhaps a little short for a trooper. But anyways, is there a good guideline to use for the screen used widths of cover strips on the shins, thighs, forearms and biceps? Likewise what should I be doing with the return edges on each piece. I know a lot of people will just say search the forums but I keep seeing some conflicting answers and the guidelines don't always specify on every piece. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed Black
  9. Moved to correct thread....please delete.
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