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    Andrew Lamb TD19916 https://www.501st.com/members/searchresults.php Sandy Soldier UK Garrison Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    I was sat at my desk at lunch when randomly I thought I hadn't put my belt on. Sometimes it's a rush when you have to ask your non-Star Wars loving wife to take photos of you whilst you slip into something a bit more uncomfortable. Appreciate the grace [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Yeah, I noticed that too But it's okay, you are wearing it in the first series of pics. I'll be doing your review tomorrow.
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    I use the Pyle and it is ridiculously loud. I can hear it in a crowded convention with my helmet and 4 fans going when cranked up lol.
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    Awesome work Greg - that helmet is a masterpiece, going to be hard even for experts to tell yours from the original
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    Final push before I can start weathering. Here are some of the things I finished up. Tube stripes. All the painting will be done by hand. Here, I am measuring out the spacing for the stripes. First coat. Yuck, I hate doing these things. Oh, I also did the vocoder. I forgot to mention that I composited original photographs over photographs of my helmet in Photoshop to place the stripes and vocoder details. Had to place and drill the holes for the Hovi mics . The HOVI mics in the reference picture do not seem to match where the holes are marked for the AP helmet. So, I had to adjust. I also painted the tips of the Hovi mics white as per the reference picture. Taped off an area for the crack/paint run on the top of the helmet. The colour was supposed to match HDPE green plastic colour of the original helmets. But this is a bit dark, I will have to tone it down with some white paint. I also cut some tubing at some funny angle to help redirect the Hovi mics . It is difficult to get them to point in the right direction. Also final trimmed and sanded the legs and arms. I also added all the snap bases. For sanding, I use 220 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, and 600 grit. All the return edges were sanded this way for comfort... especially in the upper thigh area. And then the next day... Ammo pack and some final strapping. Still waiting for the tube stripes to fully dry before I can clean them up. Ammo pack riding low. Single cap rivet Arms ready to go. Once some glue drys. I just noticed that the captain does not have bicep hooks. I guess I'll have to change that sometime later. Come on paint... dry. Once I can do a full test fit and if things seem good then I can finally get dirty. Oh, and glue the silicone hand guards to the gloves - tomorrow. Then tomorrow came... So, the tube stripes were finally dry! So I clean them up a little bit and quickly assembled the helmet. I did not install the lens yet and the Hovi mics still need some adjustments. I will also also need to add the HDPE green colour to the crack on the cheek. After some research I think I found a very close colour match to use on the helmet. I will redo the crack on the top of the helmet as well. I cobbled together a makeshift thigh garter. 3 inch elastic and 2 inch nylon webbing and a buckle. And a bunch of tape. So I was finally able to do a test fit. My makeshift thigh garter system did not hold up very well and the thighs have dropped a bit in the pictures. The shins have also rotated, I will need to add some Velcro to the boots and the insides of the shins. I also noticed that I will need to hot bath the back tabs on the shoulders so they don’t stick up so much. I meant to add these parts as well. However, my bucket did not have any fans in it, I had forgotten how hot it gets without the fans. So this fitting was short-lived. Hot bathing the tab. The one on the left has been adjusted for comparison. Overall, the fitting seemed pretty good. The true test will be walking around for an extended amount of time to test how the return edges will feel. So, it’s finally time for the weathering. Woo hoo.
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    ooh! even if I intended to portray a specific trooper that doesn't use them? :O CRL is a bit ambiguous since there's this part - ? Option: If choosing to replicate a screen used configuration of equipment, the number of pouches may be altered. See the MEPD SWAT page for more details. Note: Screen used configurations also include specific color Pauldrons and individual backpacks styles.
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    A really nice endresult I must say. A personal note, I'd try to tone down the weathering a bit to give it a more natural look.
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    Your armor definitely looks sweet bro'!!
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    I used Velcro to secure a foam strip on my chest piece to buffer the sound waves from travelling back down to the speaker. It seemed to work better that way. I also moved the mic a little bit away from my mouth in the helmet because it seemed like my voice was bouncing around in the helmet back into my mic (not sure if that also causes feedback or not). Im going to explore the an plate solution now. I wish they would advance amp tech to be smaller/thinner. That would solve a bunch of problems.
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    If you're using the TKTalkie, you can adjust the mic sensitivity. I also have to have it right against my mouth but I've intended it to be that way. When my wife comes up to me at troops and asks how I'm doing, I can sorta speak to the side of my mouth, without talking through the mic. I have my mic secured in my bucket with the tough velcro. I bend the arm and set it right below the two front teeth. I am able to grab it with my teeth if I need to adjust it at all.
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    Thanks, Daniel! One of my garrison mates pointed me over to Paul at TRamp, and whaddya know... he builds exactly what I'm looking for. Credits have been paid, so now I can work on other projects while I wait for it to arrive.
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    Just laying down in the hot Eisley sun...am i getting tanned already dudes ?
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    Can't beat those indoor Summertime troops w/ AC. Glad things worked out for you!
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    These are from trooperbay. I'm sure the UKG can recommend a place to get them there so you're not waiting forever for shipping.
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    Excellent news! Thanks for the quick response and I am very happy to be deployed! You are right Bigwam, I will upgrade to the plunger cups for the bottles as well, will look even better.
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    Bottles are done, now shorter and thicker than before. Both requested item’s have now been rectified. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like me to change.
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    Congratulations to @Slick for earning the level 25 award!
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    Congratulations to the following for earning your Emperor's Roughneck Awards! 25 Troops macnolo, TD-18814, 06/10/2018 German, TD-23676, 06/10/2018 Darth Mout, TD-9841, 06/11/2018 hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018 DarthStevius, TD-18969, 06/11/2018 LoveMonkey, TD-18542, 06/11/2018 bigwam, TD-30571, 06/12/2018 Prozent, TD-26001, 06/14/2018 vf2112, TD-21112, 06/19/2018 BadBatch, TD-17105, 06/19/2018 Slick, TD-11250, 07/14/2018 50 Troops macnolo, TD-18814, 06/10/2018 Darth Mout, TD-9841, 06/11/2018 hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018 LoveMonkey, TD-18542, 06/11/2018 BadBatch, TD-17105 100 Troops hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018
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    They were 8mm split rivets painted white. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Try Andrew ”TrooperTalk” Brinkhouse, I know he made T-21s and might have electronics for sale, if not I’m sure he can point you in the right direction
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    I repositioned my amp into my ab plate and I no longer have any feedback issues at all. I can crank it up and be heard very well even in crowds now. I don't hear myself as well as when it was in my chest, so from time to time I verify that I can be heard from other troopers. I don't know if you have room or not for the amp in your ab, but I can confirm that it solves the feedback issue.
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    Congratulations to @Vf2112 for earning the level 25 award and @BadBatch for earning the level 25 and 50 awards!
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    Congratulations @Prozent for earning the level 25 award! Keep up the good work.
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    Congratulations to @bigwam for earning the level 25 award. Keep up the good work trooper!
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    Congratulations to the following troopers: - @Darth Mout for earning levels 25 and 50 - @hitoman for earning levels 25, 50, and 100. We'll probably need to add more levels on just for you! - @DarthStevius for earning level 25 - @LoveMonkey for earning levels 25 and 50 Keep up the good work troopers. You're pictures have been a blast to look through
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