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Hello!  My build was done at the same time as my father (TK-72313) and uncle (TK-17671) in 2017 and built with EIB and Centurion in mind knowing that after my 2 years in the Galactic Academy were up, I would transition to the 501st.  Please accept my submission for Expert Infantry.  Thank you for your consideration and feedback.

 

Personal Information
 
Name: Alex Cardenas
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185 lbs.
FISD Name: Cardena5
Legion ID#: 55105
Profile Page: https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=31330
Garrison: Florida Garrison / Everglades Squad
 
Build Information
Armor Maker: AP (Authentic Props)
Helmet Maker: AP (Authentic Props)
Blaster Type: E-11 Hyperfirm
Boots: TK Boots
Canvas Belt: AP
Hand Plates: Silicone plates from JustJoseph63
Electronics: Aker 50W Amp, TrooperTalk
Neck Seal: Darman's Props
Holster: AP
  
Submission Photos

 

Armor Photos
 
Full Body Front

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Full Body Back
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Full Right
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Full Left
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Right Side Detail
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Left Side Detail
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Abdomen Detail
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Interior Strapping
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Shoulder Straps
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Cod Piece
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Sniper Knee
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Thigh Ammo belt
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Ammo belt
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Thermal detonator
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Gloves
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Neckseal
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Blaster left side
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Blaster right side
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Blaster D Ring
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Helmet Detail Photos
Front
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Sides
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Back
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Hovi tip detail
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Lens color (Backlit)
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Action Shot
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Looking good. You might want to rotate the TD so the panel is facing out. You can see my threads how I just moved the holes and trimmed off excess.


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Hi Alex! Thanks for your submission. Could you please post a close up of your helmet teeth? Just want to see the paint more closely. :)

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Nice work, the cover strip on the back of the calves should stop below the top ridge. You may also want to glue some scraps of ABS behind the gaps in the back lower ridges of the thighs.

 

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Hi Alex. Congratulations for your GA to 501st Transition. :jc_doublethumbup: 

 

Additional to the close up photo of your helmet teeth requested, could you add the following photos please?

 

1- Photo of the helmet "S" trim

2- Close photo of forearms wrist.

 

Thanks  :salute:

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Thanks for the feedback everyone!  Here are the additional pictures requested.  If I'm still missing anything else, please let me know!

 

1.  Closeup of helmet teeth

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2.  Photo of helmet "S" trim

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3. Closeup of forearm wrists (with return edge removed)

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4. I went ahead and trimmed off the cover strip on the back of my shins so that it stopped where you indicated.

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MUCH better, Alex!!  :salute:

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2 hours ago, Cardena5 said:

Thanks for the feedback everyone!  Here are the additional pictures requested.  If I'm still missing anything else, please let me know!

Super fast response !!!  thank you Alex.  and great job on that fix !  

Before we can "move you along", sir, we need you to do a small fix that should take less than 5 minutes of sanding ! As you can see there's still a raised area of return edge that need to be removed for a more screen accurate look.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for your patience.  :salute:

 

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Hi Mario - please see the new pictures below.  I sanded as much as I could but I was afraid of cutting a little too much and causing damage especially since the bump on the inside comes right up to the edge.  Hopefully this is enough, but if not, let me know.

 

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4 hours ago, Cardena5 said:

Hi Mario - please see the new pictures below.  I sanded as much as I could but I was afraid of cutting a little too much and causing damage especially since the bump on the inside comes right up to the edge.  Hopefully this is enough, but if not, let me know.

Great Alex. Thanks for your high speed response !!  :jc_doublethumbup:

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On 7/15/2020 at 11:31 PM, TKSpartan said:

Great Alex. Thanks for your high speed response !!  :jc_doublethumbup:

No problem! Please let me know if there is still anything else. Looking forward to making it in as one of the first 1000!

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Hi Alex, and thank you for your EIB application! 

 

CRL and EIB Application Requirements:

All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of Expert Infantry.  Congratulations!  :salute:

 

Other-Armor Fit/Assembly;

In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armour. 

 

Let's start from top. 

The brow trim of your helmet, as you can see in the reference photos, should be a bit shorter, this is a very easy and fast adjustment, just be careful to do it little by little so as not to cut too much.   

 

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For a better look and confort,  we are suggesting a bit  trimming down the marked lines  at the top of your forearms . This will not only make you look better, but it will help keep it from snagging on your under-suit and poking into you.

 

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We are suggesting that you reduce the size of your small ab-button plate a tad.  AP makes the buttons a little wider than was seen onscreen, but this can be done and still maintain the look. Also, the edges should be square and not rounded off.

 

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Centurion Requirements;

In this section we prepare you for Centurion.  Because Centurion photos show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Centurion might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper.

 

Let's start Alex

 

CRL: There should be a minimal gap between the shoulder armor and the chest/back plates.

 

As the CRL  states for level 3 , there should be minimal space between the shoulder bells and the chest armor.   (Although not specifically mentioned), the tops of the shoulder bells should touch (or be very close to) the shoulder bridges.  In your case it seems that it is a matter of shortening the elastics of the connection between these.  Also, you can trim all the return edges from the bottoms of the Shoulder Bells to have more room.

 

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CRL: Ideally there no gap between the abdomen and kidney armor. Abdominal and Kidney Plate align horizontally at top.

 

Your Left Ab/Kidney connections looks perfect, but It looks like your right side is overlapping, perhaps loosen the belt a little or add some foam behind the ab/kidney to hold them outwards

 

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CRL: The top of the ABS ammo belt should sit at or just above the bottom of the central and vertical abdomen button panels.

 

Your belt needs to go up a little to be perfect, a widely used trick is to place a couple of small strips of Velcro behind  belt to ensure it doesn't sag in the front, easy fix !

 

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CRL: Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box.

 

This is one of the most common issues we see, but is quite simple to address.  Some E-6000 on the inside strap will take care of this.

 

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Your Thermal Detonator control pad sits very high and It needs to be a bit lower so that the controls/round washer can be seen . 

 

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Finally , the gaps in the lower ridges as seen below will need to be filled.  A small  ABS shims behind them would do the trick, but remember that the top of the ridge is curved so keep that in mind.

 

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Again , Congratulations and I'm sure you can deal with the fixes and go for the next level.  CENTURION 

 

 

 

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Congratulations trooper and welcome to the EI ranks

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Congratulations Alex, welcome to Expert infantry rank.

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Thank you guys for everything, I really appreciate all the help. I'm gonna try and go for Centurion before I head off to college.

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Congratulations Alex great job. Welcome to EI :salute:

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Congratulations fellow AP trooper.


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Great job, trooper. :-)

Just to reiterate what Glen said above, the coverstrips on the calves should not extend beyond the ridge. This was likely missed at basic clearance but would be a worthwhile adjustment for the higher levels. :-)

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