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Chemi

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  1. Hi Georgia, and thank you for your EIB application! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of Expert Infantry. Congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly; In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. First of all Georgia, let me tell you that your armor looks great. Congratulations!!! -Starting from the top, ideally , the ear screws should go aligned with the rear edge of the Traps. It is mentioned just for your consideration as it is a more elaborate setting. Reference images - The brow trim, should be a bit shorter. It's very, very, very little, but this way, maybe you won't see those "ridges" from behind the helmet (do it little by little so as not to cut too much). Reference images -For Basic level : Mesh may be used behind the frown to obscure the face of the wearer. Something that characterizes us(Stormtroopers) is that we are anonymous. Children(and "not-so-children" ) in Trooping see their characters with emotion and do not imagine that within that armor there is a fanatic like them. For this reason, we try, by adding a mesh behind the "teeth" of the helmet, to prevent our face from being seen through the holes in them. We are suggesting to add the mesh to your helmet. Reference image -Just a simple strapping issue here. It looks like your left bicep is riding a bit higher than the right one. Raising(the right) a bit, would make a big difference in the overall look. Reference image - Ideally the ab and kidney should sit flush with no gap, but also no overlap. It looks like a simple dressing issue too. Maybe the belt is too tight. Put everything in its correct position first, and then tighten the belt...I'm sure it will hold everything in its correct position. Reference images -Your thighs seem to overlap a bit(cod). To avoid this, and also avoid some armor "bites", you can trim the top a bit, or perhaps lower them. This would also help keep your sniper knee plate (below) from riding underneath. Reference images -Your Sniper plate is sitting a bit under the thigh, maybe you could place some foam to push it forward (maybe, after lowering the thighs (previous point), it is not necessary). Reference images -The angle on the top of the sniper knee plate. It's close, but for a better look we are recommending that you trim it down (to closer match the reference images). Reference images *************************************************** Centurion Requirements; In this section we prepare you for Centurion. Because Centurion photos show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. L-3: Back plate shall have no, or minimal overlap of the kidney plate. We have a challenging issue here but we have confidence that you can do it Georgia!!!. We know that you are only 5 feet 3 inches tall, but your back plate is riding too far over the kidney plate. In this case, some adjustments have to be made, including trimming the lower part of the back plate (here, at FISD, you can find all the help you need). As seen in the reference images, Luke's back plate had to be trimmed because as we all know he was "A little short for a Stormtrooper" and had no return edge in the back (or on the front of the chest) so it could be trimmed and still reach L3. (Note that there were no screws on the bottom of his back plate). Reference images (Luke's armor) -Your Han snap is positioned farther away from the corner than the reference images. You will need to drill out the snap, reposition it, and fill the old hole. Reference images -Kidney rivets are too far from the edge and will have to be moved closer to the return edge, as seen in the reference image. After moving them, you can fill the holes with ABS paste and then sand/polish them. Believe me, seems more difficult than it really is... Reference image L3- Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box. The outside front edge of the drop box should line up with the end of the ABS belt. Moving them outward and applying a little E-6000 (or similar) to the back of the strap can prevent them from moving. Reference images L3- The corners of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle that meets the outer edge of the cloth belt. The left side seems to need just a little trimming to be ok...The right side is perfect!!! Reference images L3- The top of the ABS ammo belt should sit at or just above the bottom of the central and vertical abdomen button panels. It would be necessary to raise your AB belt a bit. One popular fix to this is to add a piece of Velcro to the belt and AB plate to keep it in place.(Very easy fix, Georgia ) Reference images And that's all Georgia. You have a great armor, and we have complete faith that you can address all the issues. I look forward to seeing your submission for Centurion!!!
  2. Excellent Richard!!! We don't have a "Picasso" badge, so we can't put it under your name... Sorry... Just kidding
  3. Hi Adam. The insides of the Hovi's are black for Hero(with the exception of the little white cap inside) with a small amount of white on the rims.
  4. Hi Ed. Welcome to FISD!!! If you have any questions, we are here to help you.
  5. Hi Georgia. Looking sharp in your armor . We would like to ask you a favor...Please, when you have a minute, we would like you to add photos of the left and right thigh ammo pack rivet (close up, inside). Thanks for your patience Georgia.
  6. Georgia, I can imagine your smile inside the bucket! Congratulations!!!
  7. Congratulations Georgia!!! Welcome to the ranks!!!
  8. Congratulations Joe!!! Your armor looks great!!! As Glen says, I hope to see you applying for EI and Centurion soon.
  9. Hi Daniel, welcome to FISD!!!
  10. Richard, Richard...
  11. I'll follow this thread 17
  12. Hi Tarkan, Welcome to FISD! Whatever you need... We are here to help... Hope to see you at 100% soon.
  13. Hi Tim, and thank you for your EIB application! CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of Expert Infantry. Congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly; In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. Tim, You have an excellent armor, and keep in mind that most things are just dressing issues. -We think that the brow trim of your helmet (as you can see in the photos below), should be a little shorter, this is a quick fix, just be careful to do it little by little so as not to cut too much. Reference Images -Vocoder should ideally be painted black using a gloss or satin finish. The paint on yours looks a little matte. Reference Images -It looks like you may have too much padding in the top of the helmet. It is quite high and for a better overall look should sit a lot lower. In addition, it will surely improve your field of vision as well. Reference Images - Just a dressing issue here. On the right side, your forearm is a little high (the left one is perfect). Probably because your glove is wrinkled... Surely, placing the glove properly would decrease the space between the wrist opening and the hand guard. Reference Images - Although not specifically listed in the CRL, AB button plates should ideally be squared at the corners and be trimmed to where the actual plate is inside the ridge area it is mounted to as seen below. Reference Images - Another dressing issue (we don't want to see Vader get angry ). Your TD should be more "horizontal". Pushing it down (until the clips meet the belt) will solve the problem. Reference Images - The angle on the top of the sniper knee plate. It's close, but for a better look we are recommending that you trim it down (to closer match the reference images). Reference Images - This is a dressing issue that you may want to take care every time you put on your armor. It is a noticeable misalignment in the top section of the ridges of your calves closure. Reference Images *************************************************** Centurion Requirements; In this section we prepare you for Centurion. Because Centurion photos show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. - The screw of this ear is located too low. It will be necessary to raise it a little. You may have to cover the old hole with some ABS and make a new one. Reference Images L3-Ideally there no gap between the abdomen and kidney armor. Abdominal and Kidney Plate align horizontally at top. A small adjustment in the straps(or tighten the belt a little more), will close that gap. Reference Images -Your Han snap is present, but also positioned farther away from the corner than the reference images. You will need to drill out the snap, reposition it, and fill the old hole. Reference Images -We have a challenging issue here, but we have confidence that you can do it. Unfortunately, the kidney rivets are too far from the edge (and misaligned) and will need to be moved closer to the edge, as seen below. The ones on the ab plate appear to be better positioned. After moving them, you can fill the holes with ABS paste and then sand/polish them. A bit of a task, I know, but it seems more difficult than it is in reality... Reference Images - The corners of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle that meets the outer edge of the cloth belt. The right side seems to need just a little trimming to be ok (the edge of the belt is covered by one of the drop boxes) . However, on the left side it is necessary to raise the ABS belt a little and trim it a little as well. It will also be necessary to move the square button. Right side Left side Reference image -It would be necessary to raise your AB belt a bit. One popular fix to this is to add a piece of Velcro to the belt and AB plate to keep it in place. Reference Images L3-Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box. Yours are very close to their perfect position. You only need to lower them a little and move them closer to the edge of the ammo belt (very little). Applying a little E-6000 (or similar) to the back of the strap can prevent them from moving. Reference Images -The Belt is too dirty in some areas. Remember that Centurion is more "attention to detail". Reference Images -The gap in the bottom rear ridge needs to either be filled or have a white ABS shim behind it. Reference Images And that's all Tim. I know all these pictures can be scary, but most of the fixes, have quick and easy solutions. You have a great armor, and we have complete faith that you can address all the issues. After that, I look forward to seeing your submission for Centurion!!!
  14. Hello Rob. If I can make another suggestion, you may also be able to trim the left TD cap a bit. The distance between the cap and the panel, looks a little narrower on that side. Reference Image Rob, you are doing an excellent job on your build!. Congratulations!!!
  15. Hello Alan , Welcome to the FISD!!! Good luck on your build, and remember, we are here to help!!!
  16. Hallo Luca. Willkommen bei FISD
  17. Don't forget to paint the TD screws! Just kidding, Aaron...You're doing a fantastic job....Taking care of the details to the maximum...I am really enjoying your thread...
  18. Hi Alex. The "rank (black) stripe" is optional at Basic and Level 2, but is required at Level 3 and may only have one.
  19. Congratulations Dameon, welcome to the ranks!!!
  20. Hi Tim. Thanks you for your patience(and thanks for the comments about the check list). I am doing your review, and I think I need your help. I need a more clear picture of the 6 rivets on the left side. Something like this: Thanks again Tim.
  21. Hi James, and thank you for your EIB application! You have done an excellent job with the armor. Congratulations!!! *************************************************** CRL and EIB Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of Expert Infantry. Congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly; In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. -It seems that some of the screws on the ears are too tight. Reference images -The wrist openings are a bit far from the tops of the hand guards. Maybe you can move down the forearms a little. Reference images -Some new paint on the ab/kidney rivets, is an easy fix and should take you about 5 minutes Reference images - The ridges on the top of the sniper knee follow the ridges at the top of the shin(perfect), but maybe you could refine the angle a bit. Reference images *************************************************** Centurion Requirements; In this section we prepare you for Centurion. Because Centurion photos show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. -The Ear bars shall have only one bump painted in black for L3. Reference images - The vocoder paint could be improved a little for more accuracy (the paint on the upper parts of the vocoder should cover the tops of the raised areas completely)... A filbert style brush will help with the top parts. Reference images -Your elastic bands seem to be round instead of flat... These are fine for L2, but for Centurion they will need to be the flat type. I see that you changed the elastics (flat ones) while I was doing the revision (perfect). If you don't mind, I don't delete this (may be helpful for future troopers). Reference images -L3- A single male snap on the top right corner of the ab plate is present. Unfortunately, we think that the Han snap should be placed a little further to the edge. I can see that you made another hole for the Han snap and left it perfect, so you definitely have mad ABS skills.... It won't be a problem for you to change this one. Reference images -Your butt plate appears to be pushing upwards, maybe you need to adjust the strapping. Reference images This "V tab system" can help keep it in alignment. L3 - Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box. As we can see in the photos below, they sit too far in and need to be realigned. The outside front edge of the box should line up with the end of the ABS belt. Moving them outward and applying a little E-6000 (or similar) to the back of the strap can prevent them from moving. Reference images -Unfortunately, the grip on your Blaster is an Airsoft (not the Sterling type as required in the CRL) and will need to be replaced for L3. The power cylinders are not clearly seen(but I saw the photos in this thread here ), but those may have to be modified/replaced as well. Reference images Reference images And that's all James. Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing your application for Centurion soon.!!!
  22. Hi Tim, thanks for your app. Like Mario says, one of us will be with you shortly. Meanwhile, could you please add a close photo of your thigh ammo belt (both sides, inside) to see the rivet type?
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