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  1. Looking great, should be easy basic for you. That helmet looks amazing with paint and ear angle. One fix for higher levels, try rotating the TD to show panel more horizontal. My TD needed to be rotated too, you can see in my build log. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Congratulations and welcome to the Empire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I think the belt is upside down? Usually it is right over left and the excess ending as mentioned at the end of the TD. Not a requirement for EIB according to CRL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Excellent set of armor Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My thoughts, not official in any way, is no one is going to get a ruler out on your armor. If it looks good then should be ok. I used Chicago screws and they have worked fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. You just want a balance of gap between biceps and forearm and forearm to hand guard. Also you can lower your chest piece down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I had to put a similar V opening in my thighs to make them fit high enough. Larger strip in the back is usually ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. My ab and chest was the same shape but I am big enough to fill it out. I reduces the ridges fir space and comfort. The chest piece doesn’t need to lay flat over the ab so only you will know the difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah, that’s my belt!! If you have any questions just let me know. My build thread is a bit messy but might have some info there for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The AP screws might get past basic but you will need different ones to make higher levels. Same for trim as you need s-trim for helmet if going for centurion. I also trimmed the TD clips at both ends and added a new hole to rotate for panel to face outward. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Congratulations fellow AP trooper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Always wanted the inside of my bucket to be black but cautious about spraying myself. So @FarEast was kind enough to share his skills and expertise and got the job done nicely. Then second to-do item was shorten the side screws to avoid the occasional scratch when removing the helmet. Now I need to redesign the padding and audio wiring. Previously the position of amp would press into the back of my head. The s-trim would rub my shoulder bridges so need to raise the helmet just a touch.
  13. Looking good. You might want to rotate the TD so the panel is facing out. You can see my threads how I just moved the holes and trimmed off excess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I did something similar, even put abs strips between to fill the gap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. One day you will get there, keep dreaming! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Robert BlatherwickTK-77712 CenturionA4JustJoseph63 http://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/77712-centurion.png
  17. Robert BlatherwickTK-77712EIBA4JustJoseph63 http://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/77712-eib.png 292
  18. Some suggest giving a few seconds pause between hot and cold water to avoid making the plastic brittle. Always test with some trimmings or scraps before going in with the full pieces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Those marks seem a bit strange, are you sure it is from clips? I glued soft side of Velcro on slips and back of holster screws which did the trick for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. It follows the idea that once you take away it is harder to put it back. Wearing the armor and moving around will give you a better idea of how much to trim rather than guessing. After my first troop I had armor bites and rubbing rashes which told me areas that needed to be change. Slowly trimmed small amounts away until I could wear it worry free for hours.
  21. I’d suggest build it, wear it and then make additional cuts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. If you have the space and size to spare then you could consider leaving some return edge. However, I would suggest against it because it might only increase armor bite and rash while also risking stress fractures. Bending your arms with blaster or waving to fans will be a regular part of trooping life. Fellow troopers will also not look as closely at your armor as you do, and even less from members of the public so I doubt anyone else will perceive that extra thickness. In my case, I built for look but continued to modify for comfort ( it never ends ).
  23. You’ll need to pull that bell in a bit to make the connection at the top close. My forearms were a really challenge both for size and shape. I put in a gap and had to hot bath to change the shape to match my forearms. Now when I put them on they feel tight but after a few minutes wear I forget all about them and they even shift around. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. This is the most important build thread of the year. The touching story and effort involved is inspiring. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Looking good Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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