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12 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Oh I'm much prettier than he :laugh1:

 

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I thought I recognized that face you handsome devil!!  Mos Eisley cantina, last June.... that was YOU dancing on the bar???  :laugh1:  Seriously, though, thanks for that.  I literally laughed for 5 minutes.

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Hi, everybody! Hope you all are doing well.

The time has come for me to stop procrastinating and submit for L3. I have been having so much fun trooping, I sort of forgot that my suit wasn't quite finished yet! Seriously, though, I am thirteen troops in and am having SO much fun. This whole journey from construction to costuming has been one of the greatest rides of my life so far. :D

Without further ado, here is a compiled list of the feedback I got on my EIB application. 

General suggestions:

  • Remove excess paint from one frown tooth
  • Move right ear further back and correct screw alignment of ears
  • Move tube stripes closer to cheeks
  • Extend paint job on tears
  • Make sure forearms aren't twisted in submission photos
  • Remove excess paint from ab buttons
  • Squeeze D-ring on E-11 to proper dimensions
  • Raise Hengstler on E-11

Centurion-specific suggestions:

  • Swap Ukswrath's hovi-mic speakers for AP-supplied mic tips
  • Bring shoulder bells closer to chestplate/shoulder bridges
  • Correctly align drop-boxes to the edges of the ammo belt


Pretty manageable! A few have already been taken care of, even. However, there are a couple of items that I am going to remove from the "general suggestion" list for now and hope that I can still qualify for Centurion. The first is the placement of my ears. As detailed throughout my build, my ears were a real struggle-point. Because of this, my bucket isn't super pretty underneath them. Changing or moving my ears will be a pretty complicated endeavour, and I think I will save that for a last resort. If they are a hold-up from L3, then I'll get er done, but if they are acceptable as they are, I'd rather leave them be. :laugh1: The second is raising the Hengstler counter on my E-11. The whole blaster came as a resin-cast one-piece, so I am reluctant to start cutting it apart. If it qualifies for L3 already, I'd rather not compromise the integrity of the construction. If not, I will cross that bridge when I get to it. 

With two items set aside, I am ready to start tackling the remainder! 

Remove excess paint from one frown tooth

 

Here is the tooth in question.
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Presto!
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Move tube stripes closer to cheeks

Here we can see my previous tube stripes sitting too far away from the cheek (Shame! Shame! Shame! Ding ding ding).
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Washed them away with mineral spirits and Q-tips (they look like my tears). 
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And boom! Quick wipe with paper towel and the tube is squeaky-clean once more. It looks so naked now.
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My new stencils, correctly spaced a No.2 pencil's width from the cheek, and with the "leaning" stripes near the chin. 
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A coat of white paint to seal the edges (which I forgot last time—not a fatal mistake, but will save a ton of time cleaning them up!) and then some tastey Humbrol 14 Gloss Blue.
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I still have a couple of coats to do, I'll cross this one off once it's %100 done. 


Remove excess paint from ab buttons


Donezo!
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Swap Ukswrath's hovi-mic speakers for AP-supplied mic tips

Easy switch. I will re-install Ukswrath's speakers for trooping because they are awesome. AP's mic tips are great, but needed the white paint along the rim. 
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Correctly align drop-boxes to the edges of the ammo belt

This one I corrected a while ago, as seen here in this photo with my hero Weird Al. :wub:
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And that's where we are so far! More to come. 

TO-DO LIST BEFORE L3 SUBMISSION
 

General suggestions:

  • Remove excess paint from one frown tooth
  • Move tube stripes closer to cheeks
  • Extend paint job on tears
  • Make sure forearms aren't twisted in submission photos
  • Remove excess paint from ab buttons
  • Squeeze D-ring on E-11 to proper dimensions

Centurion-specific suggestions:

  • Swap Ukswrath's hovi-mic speakers for AP-supplied mic tips
  • Bring shoulder bells closer to chestplate/shoulder bridges
  • Correctly align drop-boxes to the edges of the ammo belt
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Hello again!

I accidentally left something off my to-do list from my EIB feedback:
 

General suggestion:

  • Remove excess plastic from ammo belt

 

Remove excess plastic from ammo belt

 

Trimmed that puppy down, sanded, and we're good to go.

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Squeeze D-ring on E-11 to proper dimensions


This is the smallest I can squeeze it—I think it is now good enough, though. It used to extend wider than the butt of the gun itself, but now it's within the dimensions. 

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Bring shoulder bells closer to chestplate/shoulder bridges

I had previously made shorter elastic straps to connect my shoulder bells to my shoulder straps:
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In addition to that, I sanded down the inside of my shoulder bells further so that they would sit closer against the biceps, and by extension, reduce the gap between them and my chestplate. Here is a comparison (the inner bell is updated, the outer bell yet is not):
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Happy with the result!
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That just leaves a bit more painting. Almost there!
 

TO-DO LIST BEFORE L3 SUBMISSION
 

General suggestions:

  • Remove excess paint from one frown tooth
  • Move tube stripes closer to cheeks
  • Extend paint job on tears
  • Make sure forearms aren't twisted in submission photos
  • Remove excess paint from ab buttons
  • Remove excess plastic from ammo belt
  • Squeeze D-ring on E-11 to proper dimensions

Centurion-specific suggestions:

  • Swap Ukswrath's hovi-mic speakers for AP-supplied mic tips
  • Bring shoulder bells closer to chestplate/shoulder bridges
  • Correctly align drop-boxes to the edges of the ammo belt
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9 hours ago, MakeNoiseMan said:

I had previously made shorter elastic straps to connect my shoulder bells to my shoulder straps

Hi Brendan, i think you can reduce the elactic strap a little bit more to have a better look.  Cheers

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Hey everybody! 

Move tube stripes closer to cheeks

 

The paint dry, I peeled the stencils off and cleaned up the messy bits. I think my first tube stripes were a little nicer, and I may return to these and fiddle with them further, but at least they are the correct distance from the cheek! 
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Extend paint job on tears

 

This was a quick one! I just painted some extra black around the edges, and then filled in with some grey afterwards. Done!
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And .... that brings me to the end of my list! :dancing-trooper:

Now of course, we all know a kit can always be improved further. I appreciate the continued feedback you guys provide. It is my intention to implement these additional tweaks, however small, down the road (like when I have the cash for more snaps. :laugh1:). For now, though, I am excited to get my L3 application submitted, so I'll photograph my suit as it is now. But I do still welcome the input and critique! Even tiny steps toward greater screen accuracy help sell the magic at a troop. :duim:

 

TO-DO LIST BEFORE L3 SUBMISSION
 

General suggestions:

  • Remove excess paint from one frown tooth
  • Move tube stripes closer to cheeks
  • Extend paint job on tears
  • Make sure forearms aren't twisted in submission photos
  • Remove excess paint from ab buttons
  • Remove excess plastic from ammo belt
  • Squeeze D-ring on E-11 to proper dimensions

Centurion-specific suggestions:

  • Swap Ukswrath's hovi-mic speakers for AP-supplied mic tips
  • Bring shoulder bells closer to chestplate/shoulder bridges
  • Correctly align drop-boxes to the edges of the ammo belt

My goodness, it is satisfying to cross items off of lists. No matter what the list is! 

With my to-do list completed, I added a final step and cleaned/polished my armour up for submission photos. After all the work, may as well look our best! :D
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Submission time! I am going to visit my parents this weekend and they are going to help me take the photos, so my application won't be in until Sunday. All the same I am very excited to finally be reaching this "last step" of TK armour creation (again, though, as if it's ever really finished). As always, thank you EVERYONE who chimes in and supports build threads. From beginning to end you troopers have made this such a wonderful experience. :D Rock on TKs!!

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11 hours ago, CableGuy said:

Tubestripes look really good - great job. :-)

Best of luck for L3, and well done for returning to it and making those tweaks. Centurion is not far away. :-)

Best wishes
Dan

 

9 hours ago, TheSwede said:

Great mindset:duim:

 

4 hours ago, wook1138 said:

Love it!  Great work!

 

3 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Great Work mate!!!  :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

Thanks guys!! :D

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