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Awesome Kalani. It's been a while since I trooped my HWT but when I did it was an hour or so in the heavy then at my first break I switched to a TK. Lightening the loads makes the remainder of the troop a bit more pleasant. Gotta love options. 

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Sent to my GML for approval! Fingers crossed!

 

I'm not going to post ALL the submission pics, but here are a couple:

 

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And I just realized I never mentioned my T21, which was made by our very own @BrinkHouse(sold once upon on a time in this sales thread... doesn't look like he's still doing them, which is a shame!):

 

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It's a thing of beauty!

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Looking great! Glad to see another Heavy in socal. This is awesome!


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Looking good Kalani, does that armor have any weathering? It so............ white lol

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4 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Looking good Kalani, does that armor have any weathering? It so............ white lol

Only the natural weathering from trooping and never really cleaning it, LOL!

 

As a new heavy, it takes some time to accumulate all those battle scars. ;)

 

(Especially since I'll be switching back and forth between Heavy and TK, so any changes will need to be easily reversible)

 

And one of these days, if I get around to erasing those shim seams, I still intend to go for Centurion.  Anything jump out at you?

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Get some temporary weathering on that suit. You don't want to be the new guy:P

 

Looking good and have fun out there!

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1 hour ago, kman said:

Only the natural weathering from trooping and never really cleaning it, LOL!

 

As a new heavy, it takes some time to accumulate all those battle scars. ;)

 

(Especially since I'll be switching back and forth between Heavy and TK, so any changes will need to be easily reversible)

 

And one of these days, if I get around to erasing those shim seams, I still intend to go for Centurion.  Anything jump out at you?

Copy that. If you shoot for EI you'll need to weather up, and I mean get a little dirty ;)

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1 hour ago, ukswrath said:

Copy that. If you shoot for EI you'll need to weather up, and I mean get a little dirty ;)

Oh, I meant Centurion for my regular ANH TK. ;)

 

HWT EI is probably not an issue, I'd assume, since my underlying armor is already EIB, once weathering is applied.

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1 hour ago, kman said:

Oh, I meant Centurion for my regular ANH TK. ;)

 

HWT EI is probably not an issue, I'd assume, since my underlying armor is already EIB, once weathering is applied.

Yea, what about the L3 ;) lol. JK no pressure

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APPROVED. :) Woohoo!  Costume #6 for the 501st is DONE.  (well, never done, but... LOL)

 

https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=20931&costumeID=122

 

Now I gotta talk to my GWL about getting those roster photos updated...

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Congratulations!:jc_doublethumbup:

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Congratulations trooper

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16 hours ago, kman said:

APPROVED. :) Woohoo!  Costume #6 for the 501st is DONE.  (well, never done, but... LOL)

 

https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=20931&costumeID=122

 

Now I gotta talk to my GWL about getting those roster photos updated...

Awesome news Kalani, congratulations :salute: We'll be seeing you at L2 and L3 I suspect ;)

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Thanks, all!

 

As part of my promise to share, I have links here to all the 3D printed parts that I used in creating the pack.  They can be downloaded, printed (you can Print yourself, from various vendors via Thingiverse with just a click, or save the model and upload it to Shapeways, etc.).  Or if you know Fusion360 you can have direct access to the models, where you can copy them into your own account for tweaking to your needs.

 

These models should work well without any need for modification, for anyone using the recommended configuration in UKsWrath's HWT Pack build thread: The Pop-It plastic storage set (generic Tupperware, essentially) from Amazon, the Photo box from Michael's, generic baby wipes (those should mostly be the same size, or close enough to still work), and a cup with similar faceting to the one I used.  If you're using different base materials, obviously they'll need to be tweaked to fit your exact base boxes, or possibly won't work at all without extensive remodeling.

 

I'll probably make a few design refinements here and there as I go forward (the screw holes are a little small, for one thing, and I have a couple of other tweaks noted below), but since my pack is done and approved at this point, I don't really plan to make any substantial changes.  Feel free to ask, but no promises. ;)

 

I do kinda have a hankering to make the side panel for the radio box, which would be really simple to whip out.  I'll update this post when I finish that, of course.

 

Thingiverse Project link (project includes all parts): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3331824

 

THE PARTS:

 

Faceted Mount: (for the cup assembly bottom right, holds the facets cup in place at a slight angle so it comes down more flat on the pack):

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2F2Cpff

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Cylinder Mount: (for the baby wipes container top center... I'll probably make a second part to this for the inside, to hold it even more firmly with less movement)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2FaIOE2

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Button Panel: (for the XE-41 Pop-It box top left... you'll still need to glue rubber bumpers to this, although I suppose if there are enough requests I could model plastic ones right onto the plate)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2TsxYNP

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Vent Panel: (for the XE-51 Pop-It box top right... you'll need to glue the separate slats from the following model in place)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2Tsz6B3

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Vent Panel Slats: (for the Vent Panel on the XE-51 Pop-it box top right... print 6 of these)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2ToGcGD

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Arch Panel: (for the XE-61 Pop-It box center right)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2TqcFw6

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Radio Box Plate: (For the Michael's Photo Box bottom left.  Note: depending on your printer's size, you may need to split this into 2 parts, as I did for mine.)

Fusion360 link to model: https://a360.co/2F79Kor

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I'll copy all of this info into a separate thread, as well, perhaps one in the 3D forum in addition to (or instead of?) here.

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2 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Awesome news Kalani, congratulations :salute: We'll be seeing you at L2 and L3 I suspect ;)

Let's see, for L2 I need to meet the following requirements (ignoring duplicative regular ANH-Stunt requirements that I've already met for EIB):

 

First off, all regular TK parts should be "lightly scuffed,(battle worn), but not weathered like a Sandtrooper (TD)."  So I won't repeat that for each armor part, because that's duplicative typing and I have better things to do with my life:

 

Pauldron:

 

Pauldron is of the padded "puffy" variety.  DONE

 

 

Gloves:

Black rubber or rubber-like chemical gloves.  DONE

 

Backpack:

Backpack is lightly scuffed and battle worn, but not heavily weathered or dirty.

 

Belt:

Canvas belt may not have visible holes from holster removal.  MAYBE DONE?

 

T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle:

A ribbed length of tubing shall be installed over the front of the gun barrel.  DONE

A canvas, leather, or nylon sling shall be attached.  DONE

Sight shall be present on top where ribbing meets base.  DONE

 

That's all the differences needed, between my already-met ANH-S EIB requirements, and HWT Level 2 requirements.

 

I'm curious: When did rubber gloves become a Level 2 requirement?  As it happens, I do already have a pair ready to go, as part of my "some day" Centurion application, but did that move from L3 to L2 at some point?

 

I'll have to look to see if the holes from my holster removal are visible.  I think they're covered by the ammo pouch, but if not, I might need to pick up another belt.

 

But assuming my belt is ok, I think the ONLY thing I need for L2 is the weathering. :)  In that case, I'll ponder a bit on which removable weathering style I want to use, and get it done, and take some pics!

 

Unless there's something else I missed?

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Which one you doing first TK or HWT? ;)

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12 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Which one you doing first TK or HWT? ;)

Huh? I’m already EIB with the TK, so clearly HWT is up next. :) 

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This is great. As soon as time permits, I'll try to make use of your great vent box.

 

Congrats!

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