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TK-11914 Requesting ANH Stunt EIB Status [Anovos] (1048)


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Mandatory Information

 

Costume =  Stormtrooper, A New Hope (Stunt) 
Costume CRL Link = https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_stunt

 

Name = Michael G.
TK ID = 11914
Forum Name = Gh0stxxiv
Legion Profile = https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=35312
Garrison/Squad = Southern California Garrison, Orange County Squad

Armor = Anovos
Helmet = Anovos (frown cleaned up, mic tips from ukswrath, ear hardwear replaced, cooling from ukswrath)

Armorer/Mentor = @TheRascalKing

 

Optional Information

 

Height = 5ft 10in or 178cm
Weight = 185lbs or 84kg
Boots = TKBoots
Canvas Belt = Trooperbay
Holster = Anovos
Hand Plates = flexible latex from justjoseph63
Gloves = Double1 rubber chemical gloves
Neck Seal = Anovos

Undersuit = TSLA
Strapping = RascalSnaps
Blaster = Hyperfirm DLT-19

 

 

Armor Photos

 

Helmet Off (not adjusted)

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Full Body Front

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Full Body Back

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Full Body Right

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Full Body Left

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Action Shot

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Helmet Detail Photos 

 

Front

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Back

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Left

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Right

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Interior

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S-trim Detail

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Vocoder and Hovi Mic Tip Detail (ukswrath mic tips)

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Lens Color (Green, backlit)

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Detail Photos (CRL Order)

 

 

Neckseal (Anovos)

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Shoulder bridge connection (glued in front, free floating, secured with elastic in back, white elastic strapping)

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Interior Strapping Detail (RascalSnaps)

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Forearm Wrist Return Edge (none present)

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Rubber Gloves & Handguards (flexible latex from justjoseph63, glued)

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Abdomen Button Panels

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Right Side "Han" Snap

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Left Side Split Rivet

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Cod to Posterior Strapping (2 male snaps, split rivet)

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Ammo Belt (Trooperbay canvas belt)

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Thermal Detonator (justjoseph63 slotted, pan head style screws)

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Thigh Ammo Pack (single cap rivets)

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Sniper Knee Attachment (glue)

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Holster Attachment (2 Chicago screws)

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Boots (TK Boots)

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Blaster (Hyperfirm DLT-19)

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Thank you for looking, and I appreciate your feedback!

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Hi Michael. and thank you for your submission!  One of us will be with you as soon as we can, so hang in there, sir.

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Before one of us get's going on your approval, we need you to take care of one item for us, Michael.  As per the CRL for Level 2, Any gap between the abdomen and kidney armor is no more than 1/2" (12.5mm) wide .  

 

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I have been in contact with Justin, and he is going to help you with this as well as any items that you need to get that Centurion badge under your name!

Speaking of which, I'm jumping the gun a bit but for Level 3 one fairly easy thing that will need to be done is trim down the edges of your large ab-button plate.  As stated in the CRL:

Plate does not overlap the edges of this area and shall show a definite straight cut edge around all sides

 

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It doesn't have to be a perfect rectangle of course, but needs to be reduced in size (in the reference image, note the gap between the edges of the plate and the edges of the raised area below it).  Getting it off may be a bit tricky, but it can be done.  Once you get the ab/kidney gap worked out, please post up an updated pic so we can get the ball rolling!

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10 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Any gap between the abdomen and kidney armor is no more than 1/2" (12.5mm) wide .  

 

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Plate does not overlap the edges of this area and shall show a definite straight cut edge around all sides

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Good feedback, thank you! Michael assembled his suit with E6000 so it shouldn't be too bad to remove and trim the panel, and we'll watch for those gaps and retake photos ensuring they're tighter or replace strapping as needed.

 

The new green screen wall is just for you two and will be even better utilized next time, @justjoseph63 and @gmrhodes13, but the fence isn't going anywhere either :P 

 

Is there ANYTHING else the team can see that may need fixing for Centurion? Ideally we'll retake the photos once and then be able to use them for a successful L3 submission as well...

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2 hours ago, TheRascalKing said:

The new green screen wall is just for you two and will be even better utilized next time, @justjoseph63 and @gmrhodes13, but the fence isn't going anywhere either :P 

 

Great to see, just a couple of things, try to take either in shade or indoors, not half in the sun ;)

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And you may need one of these :laugh1:

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Great to see, just a couple of things, try to take either in shade or indoors, not half in the sun ;)

 

And you may need one of these :laugh1:

 

Way ahead of you for next time ;)

 

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Hi Michael,

 

I'm working on your review now and in order to continue I'll need you to do me a favor brother.

 

The paint on your teeth needs to be dialed back a bit.  As per the CRL for Basic approval, the "Frown is painted gray and does not leave the teeth area".  This is actually a very common issue in Anovos Helmets (mine is too) and an easy fix!  A non acetone paint remover and a toothpick or two and a few cotton swabs to remove the extra parts at the top.  10-15 minutes of work on this and you will be golden!

 

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 Looking forward to seeing the updated pics so we can get that EI badge under your name, trooper!   :salute:

 

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On 8/9/2022 at 12:41 AM, justjoseph63 said:

As per the CRL for Level 2, Any gap between the abdomen and kidney armor is no more than 1/2" (12.5mm) wide .  

 

Fixed and new front/back/side images have been posted in my original post above.

 

On 8/9/2022 at 12:41 AM, justjoseph63 said:

As stated in the CRLPlate does not overlap the edges of this area and shall show a definite straight cut edge around all sides

 

Trimmed and edges squared on Rascal's belt sander and I touched the blue paint up a bit as well while I had it off.

 

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On 8/11/2022 at 7:37 AM, TKSpartan said:

The paint on your teeth needs to be dialed back a bit.  As per the CRL for Basic approval, the "Frown is painted gray and does not leave the teeth area".  

 

This took WAY more than 15 minutes, but the paint has been cleaned up on the teeth and a bit on the vocoder tops as well.

 

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Let me know if anything else is needed and thank you!

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Looks MUCH better, Michael!  Did you end up just having to tighten the belt a bit or did you have to tighten the strapping as well?  Excellent job on trimming that large ab-button plate!

 

I know these particular screw heads are normally covered by the chest plate and not seen, but I would make sure the heads of all the ones that can be seen are painted white.  ;)

 

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Hi Michael,

 

You did a great job with the Ab plate and the Ab/kidney gap sir. It looks much better  :jc_doublethumbup:

 

We are almost there and just the last small request to be ready.

 

Even tough the frown paint looks better, there is a tiny bit more than there should be and will need another 15 minutes paint session to be perfect.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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9 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Even though the frown paint looks better, there is a tiny bit more than there should be and will need another 15 minutes paint session to be perfect.

 

 

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Hi Michael, 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 armor.  Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions.

 

You did a fast and great job with the requested fixes Michael thank you.  Now let start with your review.

 

Starting from top, your brow trim seems to be a little low , principally in the center. I have seen this in a couple of Anovos Helmets and with a tab of E6000 or AC Glue you can get that EP4 look.   

 

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Ideally, the ear screws should go aligned with the rear edge of the Traps  so we strongly suggest to move them.

 

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The paint on your vocoder looks pretty good, but it should be more symmetrical with more definition on the tops of the raised ridges.  Easy fix!!

 

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Looking at your Shoulder Bridges, the right one looks misaligned causing it to raise a little. A hot water bath could do the job.

 

 

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Your TD is sitting quite high, so you might see if you can push it down further, or possibly 'unroll' the clips so it sits lower.

 

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Even thought it is not mentioned in the CRL, the Thermal detonator's metal clips should be squared (not rounded) on the control panel side and the screws going near the end.   

 

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This is not mentioned specifically into the crl, but again,  ideally the rivets of the thigh ammo pack should go a little higher as per the references.

 

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Looking at your lower back  area, for confort and to avoid "armor bite" you may want to  cut down the tops of the thighs in the rear.

 

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This is all in the suggestions section.

 

 

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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.

 

 

CRL: Ear screws shall be slotted, flat topped, countersunk

 

The ear screws are very tight and cause them to deform a bit and the screw that goes down the other side is a little out. This is easy to fix in less than a minute with a screwdriver. Just give it a little left turn to loosen them a little and a right to the bottom one and it will be perfect

 

 

 

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Moving on,  your ABS Belt looks misaligned with respect to the center of the ab plate,  this looks like a dressing issue cause in other photos it looks ok. something to check every time you put on you armor. 

 

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CRL L3: Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box.

 

This is a common issue and an easy one to fix.  Moving them outward and then applying a dab of E-6000 on the rear of the strap will take care of this and keep it from wandering.

 

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CRL Requirements for all 501st costumes are proportional to the wearer in scale, fit and size.


Your arm armor is very large compared to your arm size. We absolutely welcome troopers of all different body types, but we do expect that for our highest level of approval, the armor is sized appropriately to the wearer's body. From the side the arm armor looks the good, but from the front and rear, they're quite large. We've noticed this a lot recently with Anovos armor so it may be a matter of how the arm pieces are shaped. In order to size down the biceps and forearms, you'd need to carefully remove the cover strips, trim back the pieces some, and re-glue them. A hot water bath may also be helpful in re-shaping the curve.
 

 

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The small Ab Plate looks to have some return edge (border). As you can see in the references it goes flat. a little more trimming and you're ready.

 

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

 

A possible solution I would suggest to fix this is try to raise the abdominal area a little, it seems that you still have space,  to close that gap. You could also lower the back plate a bit from the shoulders connection.

 

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Although it may seem like there is a lot of work ahead, most are small adjustments and some more complicated and can take more time to do but not so difficult.

 

Congratulations again Trooper, we are we are confident that you will do the next step to Centurion Level and we are here to help you if you need.

 

:salute:

              

 

 

 

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