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  1. I normally wear 11 myself, so I ordered the 11.5, length wise was spot on, but they got really narrow towards the tip, and are painful to walk around in. Now looking to see if I can find any 12's stateside. If you have wide toes, I'd grab the 12's. Worst case, you run thick socks or add inserts.
  2. TK-10097 requesting access. http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=19446
  3. When I got my boots last month, I found I had to send 2-3 emails for every one replied to. Like when I asked for payment received verification, it took a few emails before I got a reply. Also, received conflicting emails (as in "your boots were shipped yesterday", and then a day later "your boots are going out today"). However, the quality is fantastic, and despite the ok service, Im glad I ordered them. I ordered a 1/2 size up, and found them a bit narrow in the front, and glad I upsized. I look forward to all the trooping I'll get out of them
  4. Welcome! The ATA armor is pretty good, you'll like it.
  5. If so, you could always contact ATA and get replacement parts. I just got a new kidney plate from him a few weeks ago
  6. I've been having communication issues over the past 2 weeks with him as well, so you're not alone (yes, using the email above). I like to think that my boots have been shipped...
  7. Ammo boxes look very thin, but good enough to gain basic status. Is the right shin backwards?
  8. I just bought ATA recently (arrived a few days ago!). I had read both pros and cons, and found that the price was worth the quality. I own an AP helmet, which funny enough, the ABS is thinner than the HIPS of the ATA (though is probably more durable. Id like to reinforce the main pieces in the future, just incase. But if you do have an accident, you'd probably want it to happen in a "cheaper" armor, incase you need to replace a piece, pieces or the whole thing. Both rule as kits though..
  9. Anyone know if I can put down the decals and then spray a gloss coat over them? Or should I spray the gloss first and then put the decals on? The Gloss could put a nice layer of protection, but could messup the decals... Fixed the teeth and almost done with the chin, finishing ears too. Plan is to have everything built by Sunday night for a car show (matches the car ), then sanding at 1500 before a gloss coat.
  10. Honestly, it was too pale for me, and seemed to have a slight grey tint to it. Even after polishing, I think it would have looked better had I painted it a bright white. It might not be as accurate as a real helmet, but I think it looks better (so far anyways).
  11. A good update. Waited a good week for the white paint to dry properly, and started hand painting the frown and chin. Not a fan of hand painting, too easy to make a mistake, and im prone to do so. Anyways, the pics. Fresh Paint Masked and painting Chin Now need to detail the teeth and fix the errors.. Chin is getting better Thanks for looking. As usual, please give me feedback, good or bad, on what I need to do.
  12. Very nice! Since I build car models, Im use to using 1000-2000 grit sandpapers. Ill be wetsanding with 1500 soon enough...
  13. Thanks! Was primed yesterday, and earlier today...
  14. Thanks guys. Theres not much I can do currently for the right ear, though in time id like to put plastic on the inside, then add putty to the outside to make it look better. I dont plan on painting the details except the interior/exterior and the teeth. I have some okay decals for the other stuff that should be good (supplied with the AP helmet).
  15. I had the same tab on my AP. Not sure why its there, but a little sanding the front edge and the rest is covered by the ear...
  16. Okay, trimmed some more, mostly off the eyes, drilled the 4/8 teeth, and added the mic tips, which was hard because the backside of the area was super thin...
  17. Okay, Ive raised the brow, through both measures said above. I only cut 3 teeth on each side because I was reading the EIB requirements, and not sure what I want to be (hero or shunt). New shots. This is about the best I can get with the ears, Ive spent hours trying to fix them. Thinking of painting soon. Ive heard and seen that people paint the inside of the bucket black. Any reason for this? Ill probably do it anyways...
  18. Thanks guys! Im pretty sure im doing ANH, or at least meeting those standards. The ears have been bugging me the whole time, and I think I might have trimmed a little too much on right side ear. Still working on them Also trying to raise the brow a little bit too
  19. Hi guys! Ive been here for a few months, and finally picked up my first bucket. Big thanks to Mark! Ive started the build, based off the pictures Ive found here. Heres what Ive done in the past 24 hours. And a cool pic I know I need to paint the screws white, better lenses, mesh, decals, paint and mic tips. Any thing else? Is it on track to be 501st acceptable? Thanks for looking!
  20. Yep, and in a few years we'll be seeing "We Have A Bad Feeling About This" (ROTJ)
  21. Im very sorry for your loss. I lost a friend in Afghanistan 2 months ago, a friend who I went to high school with only 3 years ago. Its hard when you dont get to say goodbye, but it helps knowing they went doing what they loved, protecting those they love. They are the ultimate heros. Best wishes to his family...
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