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  1. Congrats Trooper! Excellent job! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Ken Schafer 88667 EIB Letter Joseph Pedigo https://www.whitearmor.net/eib/certificates/88667-eib.png Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Trooper Info Name: Ken Schafer TK: TK-88667 FISD Name: TK88667 Garrison: Southern California Garrision Height: 6'-1" Weight: 210 Armour: Anovos Helmet: Anovos Cloth Belt: Dave Kettle Neck Seal: TheCostumeBase Boots: Imperial Boots Blaster: HellHounds - ESB Holster: Darman Props Hand guards: Rubber gloves and ESB curved guards (with elastic strap) Photos: Front: Back: Left Side: Right Side: Left Side Detail: Right Side Detail: Action Shot: Abdomen Button Plates: Cod/Posterior Connection: Interior Strapping: Wrist Openings: Helmet - Front: Helmet - L Side: Helmet - R Side: Helmet - Back: Helmet - Lit (lenses): Helmet - Hovi Tips: Neck Seal: TD: Glen I hope you like the placement of those screws on the revamped TD. Holster Attachment: ABS/Canvas Belt: Boots: Rubber Gloves: Blaster - L Blaster - R Blaster - Top Blaster - D-ring Thank you in advance for your consideration.
  4. Welcome Scott and others! Keep them coming!!
  5. Congrats Mark well done!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Keep it up folks! Any extra time over the holidays? that extra effort should pay off!
  7. Thank you Joseph and the rest of the staff. So excited! I'm already fabricating new aluminum clips to lower the TD (and I'm working with Glen to move those pan heads closer to the edge. I'll also clean up that sniper knee plate. Screws in the bottom of the helmet are already loosed up. Looking forward to helping others with my experience. :-)
  8. Honored to serve with all of you. Who's next? Congrats to all who have made it here before me, and to all those making their way here, you got this. With this support team - anything is possible!
  9. Joseph, Thanks for the feedback. You are correct about the screws there was a small amount of dome on them (truss). I located the correct screws and have installed them. Here are pictures of them painted: . I also have trimmed the ammo belt per Glen's instructions. Please let me know if there is anything else that I need to adjust. Thanks again.
  10. Glen, Thanks for the feedback. Quick question for you on the location of the pan head screws on the TD aluminum clips. What is the dimension for the location of the screws? Because if memory serves I thought I was using Tony’s Stunt build as a reference for the screw locations. I thought it was .5” (12.7mm) from the end of the clip then another 1.5” (38.1 mm) to the second hole. Is there a specific dimension? I need to make a new set of clips to drop that TD down on the belt, so if someone can show me the correct dimensions, I’ll make the clips accurately. Just want to measure twice and cut once. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Trooper Info Name: Ken Schafer TK: TK-88667 FISD Name: TK88667 (formerly: ForeverFanFirstTimeRecruit) Garrison: Southern California Garrison Height: 6'-1" Weight: 210 Armor: Anovos Helmet: Anovos Cloth Belt: Trooperbay Neck Seal: TheCostumeBase Boots: Imperial Boots Blaster: Hyperfirm Holster: Trooperbay Hand guards: Rubber gloves and latex hand guards from JustJoseph63 EIB submission: Photos: Full Body 1. ___ Front (Arms flat by side, no weapon) 2. ___ Back (Arms flat by side) 3. ___ Left side (Arms raised) 4. ___ Right side (Arms raised) 5. ___ Left side detail (arms raised) 6. ___ Right side detail (arms raised) 6-A. ___ Acton Shot" Armor Details 7. ___ Cod and posterior plate connections showing rivet/snaps (exterior) 8. ___ Shoulder bridges- Front/rear/sides front: rear: sides: 9. ___ Thigh ammo pack connections (interior and exterior, left and right sides) 10. ___ Sniper knee plate (left and right sides) 11. ___ Wrist openings 12. ___ Abdomen button plates (close-up) 13. ___ Posterior plate/kidney connection (back and/or front) Helmet Details 14. ___ Front 15. ___ Left side 16. ___ Right side 17. ___ Rear 18. ___ Close-up of Hovi tips 19. ___ S-trim (side view) 20. ___ Ear screws (close up, left, right and bottom). Accessories 21. ___ TD (Thermal Detonator) front and rear showing screw type 22. ___ Hand guards bent showing flexibility 23. ___ Holster attachment 24. ___ ABS/canvas belt (rear, showing drop boxes) 25. ___ Boots (tops and sides) BLASTER 26. ___ Left side 27. ___ Right side 28. ___ Rear (showing D-ring)
  12. Here is a pic of the other side of the kidney... a little less finely sanded... honestly I got a bit frustrated...
  13. Darn it... yes I should have connected with you. I went out to the work shop to try a "single" location - and got carried away and started putting it on ALL the spots. I've been sanding quite a bit the past day. And needless to say I may have a problem.... seems when I sand the ABS - the finish on the shim surface is lighter than it was before I sanded it. See picture below. The shim has been sanded pretty extensively, and it is lighter white than the kidney. Even the Kidney is lighter where I've sanded vs areas untouched (around the back of the kidney). Is this a natural yellowing of the material, that I am only noticing because i've sanded it? The seam is smooth. I've taken it down to 2000 grit. Have I messed it up too much?
  14. Thanks Glen. I checked it a couple of times and yeah - kinda like E6000 needs more time that you think to dry. ;-)
  15. Caleb, Thank you! I may call on you soon. I've let ABS dry and starting the sanding process. I'm down to 2000. Having issues with color of white paste not matching perfectly. Also the shim pieces not matching exactly after I sanded the "shine" off of them. Funny - all the ABS is from the same kit. I'll post more pics tomorrow and hopefully get some input.
  16. Applied the paste to the parts... lets see how this goes. back of thighs: Kidney shims: - may have applied a bit thick here... but well see
  17. I started by following a great tutorial from @kman on ABS Paste : here Paste seemed to come out alright.
  18. First the suggestions per my EIB approval: Make seams of the kidney shims disappear - via ABS paste. Your kidney shims turned out fantastic, but as you and I have discussed for Level 3 they cannot have a seam present. Making ABS paste to cover them and then sanding/polishing is actually not as daunting of a task as you may think, and I can offer some tricks/tips for ya'... just PM me. Move thigh ammo pack a small amount on the thigh (no I did not use CA glue... thankfully) - possibly just re-drill thighs or re-drill ammo pack and thigh and fill holes with ABS paste: Although not a deal-breaker for Level 3, we are strongly suggesting that you bring down the sides of the thigh ammo pack about 5 mm. (Hopefully you didn't use CA glue)! Reference images Lower TD on the belt - going to need to fab new clips to lower belt It looks as if your TD could be pushed down on the belt some more. This would be a task for whoever attaches it, and something to consider when getting suited up. Reference images Brow Trim needs to be trimmed: The brow trim could be trimmed back just a tad to where it lines up more with the rear of the trap line. Easy! Reference images Other minor issues - but mostly just adjust for my pictures. Here we go!
  19. So what do you do when you get an armor kit and 2 weeks later Covid lockdown starts? Build the armor! Well I did and received Basic approval. Shortly after with no opportunity to troop and with the push from @justjoseph63 and a few others I was approved for EIB #981. So now I need to get to Centurion. One because I'm attempting to be in the Centurion 500, and two because it's a challenge to perfect the armor to that level. I'm posting here to get help on some of the processes - ABS paste, alignment of certain pieces and just small tweaks. I know this community is a wealth of knowledge so I'm looking for ideas, tips and tricks. So here we go.
  20. Started last weekend. Hyperdrive activated!!!
  21. Has anyone used water bath to widen or make the top of the bell more bulbous. I find that the bells won’t stay tight to my shoulder because bells are having to stretch ( front to back) to pull in close Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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