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So I'm thinking about adding HWT to my builds. And I was reading the new CRL it says leather or leather like material.  Does that mean that the canvas pouches are no longer allowed for new submissions since before it actually said canvas on the CRL. 

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Great to hear that you are considering going HWT, Eriberto!  Yes, the CRLs changed a few years ago.  The MP40 pouches must be "Leather or leather-like" and can no longer be of the canvas type.

 

Good news/bad news, though...  They are available online, but they aren't cheap.  Also, you have to order a set, so you are stuck with one extra.  (You should be able to sell it pretty quickly either on here or the MEPD site, though).

 

These are about the least expensive sets I've found:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-GERMAN-MP-CANVAS-AMMO-POUCHES-BLACK-LEATHER-EARLY-WAR/312391618843?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D77125d7450b74544b52e920b1ab0b1e3%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D112638417988%26itm%3D312391618843&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

 

If I can be of any help, just let me know via PM!

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Awesome thank you. 

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Hey Eriberto!

 

Hit me up if you have any HWT questions! I'm also SCG and helped put together Fire Team Heavy Hitters, the SoCal HWT Fire Team - we'd love to have you join!  The pouches Joseph linked are the ones I used and was approved with, and I agree, are about as cheap as they come. Some guys use the more "Sandy" style pouches, but they're usually more expensive and in my opinion, don't look as good. I definitely recommend Sharpie-ing out the white stitching once you receive these (or I used a black paint pen), and using foam or some balsa wood to make "fake magazines" to give the pouches some shape, while keeping the weight down. I can send you pics of mine if it'll help.

 

Good luck on your build and we hope to see you as a Heavy Hitter soon!

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Thank you and hopefully I can get it done soon. How hard is it to make a pack or is it better to just buy one?

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You can build your own if you have decent skills and time to do it, and there are some great build threads to check out.  The main one I used was Tony's @ukswrath but used a few ideas from my buddy Charles' @Templar726 build as well.  Just be sure that you don't add the antenna, as it is no longer acceptable even at basic level.  As stated in the CRL http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_hwt, it cannot contain any extra "greeblies" (lights, video monitors, etc.).

 

Tony's thread:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30034-hwt-backpack-build-part-1/

 

Charles' thread:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30222-templars-hwt-pack-build/

 

 

If you don't want to build your own, Shawn (@Crookknight) makes some incredible packs, which are 100% approvable at all levels.  https://crookknight.com/home

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On 7/14/2019 at 3:44 AM, justjoseph63 said:

You can build your own if you have decent skills and time to do it, and there are some great build threads to check out.  The main one I used was Tony's @ukswrath but used a few ideas from my buddy Charles' @Templar726 build as well.  Just be sure that you don't add the antenna, as it is no longer acceptable even at basic level.  As stated in the CRL http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_hwt, it cannot contain any extra "greeblies" (lights, video monitors, etc.).

Tony's thread:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30034-hwt-backpack-build-part-1/

Charles' thread:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/30222-templars-hwt-pack-build/

If you don't want to build your own, Shawn (@Crookknight) makes some incredible packs, which are 100% approvable at all levels.  https://crookknight.com/home

I absolutely second this. I went the hybrid route and built my own, but had Sean/Crooknight make a couple of my parts - he 3D-printed my funnel and pulled two of my boxes out of ABS - they look way better than most homebuilt, probably. @kman has a gorgeous pack and would be a great resource as well!

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That sounds like a great idea because I probably couldn't get some parts to look good and being a weirdo like I am I know I wouldn't be happy with it. 

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8 hours ago, G578 said:

That sounds like a great idea because I probably couldn't get some parts to look good and being a weirdo like I am I know I wouldn't be happy with it. 

If I could suggest one thing, it would be to give both your pack and armor some light "weathering" for HWT.  Although not a requirement for Basic approval, it is for level 2 and above.  It's just my opinion, but when I see a HWT with no weathering it looks like they just stepped off a transport ship for the first time with no battle experience, lol.

There are quite a few products that can be applied to your armor which can be cleaned off if you want to go regular shiny-white TK.  Just remember any weathering should be black, not tan/brown etc. like a Sandie.

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