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  1. TK-23191 requesting access https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=31378 Thanks!
  2. Are there any RO E-11 3D files currently available anywhere? I've had little luck finding any during my research, so I might end up converting the ANH E-11 to RO, as 11b30b4 mentioned.
  3. Alright, update time, got suited up for a photo mini-session. On a side note, are there any RO E-11 files around for 3d printing? I've looked around, but couldn't find much, so I'm thinking about printing most of the ANH E-11 and modifying/modeling the RO parts.
  4. Fair enough, I didn't check the OT galleries when looking, though when I checked the R1 gallery, there weren't any images available. I found this, but it's an old photo: I have a checklist with the CRL requirements, so this was just was something I noticed.
  5. Bit of an update coming soon, as I'm finally finishing up the painting phase. After looking at Jeff's build thread, I noticed that his pics show the "ear bars" without a black outline, whereas the CRL states it must have one (as well as 1-4 rank stripes). At the same time, I'm having a hard time finding evidence for the ear outline. I would appreciate any input on this.
  6. CommissarGurke WIP Started 6/12/19 Michigan TK No Jimmiroquai
  7. Correct, with a bit of velcro on the side of the sniper knee that's not glued in. It's not perfect, but it looks clean enough and reduces how much I have to flex things.
  8. Yes, I used velcro for the front and back of both shins and forearms. I haven't noticed any cracking so far. Just some E6000 after measurements.
  9. This is similar to what I already had. https://www.amazon.com/Wiss-M3R-MetalMaster-Capacity-Straight/dp/B00002N5KQ/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=wiss&qid=1564204144&s=gateway&sr=8-5
  10. I don't know if it's the most efficient/best method, but I've just been using some Wiss snips and a dremel to trim/sand edges. It can take some time with thicker parts, but works.
  11. Alright, first almost-complete armor test (missing a few bits where the glue was still setting). I still need to trim the upper abdomen sides a bit, as they will be exposed. For the most part, it seems to look fine, though I think I will need to trim the upper thighs a bit more as well. A snap came loose on the codpiece (hence it's crookedness), so I will be adding another set for support. The velcro worked well, though I had to be a bit careful detaching it and there is a very small gap where the halves overlap. I will have to see how durable it is after wearing it for a while, though it currently seems sturdy.
  12. Didn't expect this much discussion early in my build (especially after I posted in the main threads... oops), but I'm glad to hear from future fellow troopers. It's awesome to hear more ROTKs are in the works! As I've been neglecting this thread a bit, updates are in order (pictures coming once I clean things up a bit): I've got most of the armor assembled and strapped in a semi-permanent fashion. I wanted some adjustability, so I used more velcro than I initially anticipated. After reading Jeff's thread, I decided to try velcro on both sides of the shins and forearms, which I like so far because it makes it much less stressful (for me and my armor) when they go on and off. I liked how Jeff strapped his thighs, abdomen and arms, so I used a similar method(s). I bought some Flex seal (easiest to get) to test and it seemed to cover everything nicely, but like Michael said, I had difficulty gluing anything to it (Loctite glue worked...ish, but was stiff and brittle). I plan on sealing exposed parts once I am sure on my strapping. As for paint, I was leaning toward Rustoleum automotive primer/filler and spray paint, but I'm not sure yet. I don't have the equipment or ability to do a professional job, but I'll give it a go with what I can get. All in all, I'm pleased with the general fit so far, though I'll be interested in feedback once I do a full suit test.
  13. Alright, just got my kit. Aside from a couple tiny cracks, everything looks good and accounted for. I'm currently giving everything a wash. After that, fitting/trimming, strapping and paint! Before I begin fitting to see what I need to modify, does anyone have recommendations on dealing with stray fibers on the armor interior? EDIT: For fixing the cracks, is there anything recommended that is flexible and strong enough for this?
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