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For sure! Battle weathering to come for EIB and for trooping. I just had some help come to get pics for approval done while they were available. Couple more minor tweaks and It'll be ready for trooping! Thanks for everyones help!

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Approved! Just a quick question: how are folks attaching their shoulder mag pouch to themselves? The shoulder strap on the pack? If someone has any pics, please share! Thanks!

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I've attached mine on the backpack strap and also on the pauldron. I had a snap on the stop of my shoulder strap and then a second around the armpit that attached to the ammo puch with an elastic strap. When I did it on the pauldron I put a snap on the pauldron and it le tit hang. It has worked fine both ways.  

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On 9/24/2019 at 6:31 PM, gmrhodes13 said:

May also want to reduce the large gap on your wrists, perhaps bring your biceps and forearms down a little. 

Agreed - or maybe just your handguards up a bit. I use a small hair tie as an additional strap around my wrist to keep them in the right place , they look like they're almost down over your fingers... That should help close the "gap" too. Otherwise, looking good! 

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Started some battle weathering tonight on some accessories...

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I also figured out the shoulder mag pouch. Took some pointers from some other posts and riveted it to the Pauldron. Seems to work really nice!

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I'm curious how your helmet fits with the pouches there - I mounted mine as low as possible, otherwise I can't turn my head to the left. I also used Line 24 snaps to make it removable instead of rivets. Just some thoughts :) Weathering looks good! I used @justjoseph63's suggestion and picked up some cheap eye shadow - was amazed at how well it worked too.

 

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6 hours ago, TheRascalKing said:

I'm curious how your helmet fits with the pouches there - I mounted mine as low as possible, otherwise I can't turn my head to the left. 

I was wondering the same thing.  At first, I attached my shoulder ammo pack directly to the pauldron and had that issue, but I ended up adding a short length of nylon to the front of the left strap with 2 snaps.  The loop goes behind the top strap on the rear of the ammo pack.  Keeps it low and allows me to turn my head!

 

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Well I DIDNT think of that when I did those rivets so I’ll have to check it when I get home

 

 

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Just trial and error, brother.  Congrats on your HWT approval, and now that you have weathered that armor I hope to see you apply for Expert Infantry with your HWT!  (Hint hint).

BTW, if you see Gary, Gary jr, Randy or any of my old Makaze Squad mates on a troop be sure to tell em' Joseph says hello!

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Congrats on approval, I also have pouch attached to strap, gives you a lot more room under the helmet ;) 

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I tried on my armor and helmet with the Pauldron with the new mag pouch riveted to the side. I don’t really have much more limitation that I didn’t already have without it. Mainly just more sticky around the chin area because it rubs on the Pauldron instead of the armor, but no big deal. I’ll know more after my first Troop next week. I’ll be taking full body pics for my EIB submission! More weathering incoming!

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Okay guys. Battle worn armor coming up:

Took some tips from the pros and got some hairspray and charcoal powder from Hobby Lobby and went to town. I know, I’ve heard subtle and lightly worn, but once I got this stuff on and could easily wipe it off with a damp towel, I experimented a little and found the look I like. So far this is what I’ve got:

*Also my first troop as a HWT is later today*

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Thoughts? Thanks guys!

Pics from my first HWT troop incoming...


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First HWT troop in the books! No BFG because it was on UCF campus... yes, Chest piece needs adjusting, but here’s my version:

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Looks fantastic! I initially thought the weathering was a bit heavy, but seeing it all together it really is well done! 

 

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Repurposed DLT-19 carrying case? I think so! A little black to paint over the camo and whammo. Also a new home for patches! Black is always tactical even with white armor! The butt stock sticks out a little when fully zipped up but better than carrying it around by itself.

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Very nice, beats wrapping a towel around with safety pins, which is what I normally do :laugh1:

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