jcalus

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  1. Started on the t-tracks Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  2. Hello all. Being inspired by Felices work with real sterling parts for his last bapty build. I’ve been collecting the parts and working on a real parts Tunisian DLT. So far I’ve got.. Grips from Latvia Cooling jacket with front and rear sights from canada, and a flashhider from the US. The next step was the wood. I got the measurements from a plastic empire cast, which when I compared the jacket’s, was extremely close. Thumbs up to them! To hold the jacket, I used a 3/4” dowel that was squared to fit into the wood layers. Then left a notch to insert the handle.. didn’t have the grips at the time. The dowel holds the weight very well, but because of an area of the mg that sticks out on the left side.. another notch in the wood. This kept the jacket from spinning, But there was nothing to hold it from pulling away from the body. I really wanted something from the original parts to be functional, so I added a aluminum bar with... another notch.. to work with the sliding pin lock at the base of the jacket. Works great, and very happy with it. The grips came and the handles were shaped and installed with glue and a two off set screws. The numb on the bottom will not have a hole to match the DLT references we have. Finished the handle today, but there is tape on it, so I’ll post picks and descriptions of it tomorrow. There is still plenty of work to be done, and with the 1940 stamped bipod is on its way from Poland, there will definitely be a lot more pics to come. Here are the two reference pics, and some interesting MG34 info. Thanks for reading. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Finished the handle with a leather trigger, used a piece air duct clamp for the guard, and rivets were filled and reshaped to make the bolts. Covered the aluminum rod with electrical conduit along with some old machine screws. In the reference pic it looks like there is a 1/3 dowel at the rear end of the handle, so I’ll have to do some re working of that to make it match. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Here's a reference pic. Hope it helps. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  5. I went with the least bright white canvas at the fabric shop, then got it dirty.. Remember, how it looks when you take a picture, is what it will look like when someone takes a photo with you. Pics are a great way to double check weathering appearance. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  6. Gaps are screen accurate.. Lol Keep us posted on your build! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  7. And a big thanks to Havo for the reference pic! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Great start. The weather on the helmet and pauldron is looking really good. You might want to try to bring the chest armour down a bit over the ab plate though. Nice field pack! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Hello all. I picked up a electrobinoculars kit from a fellow 501st member Gattaca and was really happy with the quality. Clean lines, good fit, and cast in a hard rubber resin. Wanted the binoc’s to do more than just cool from the out side, so on the inside... diorama..lol Used the top dial as a push switch Just need to finish the leather strap, but really happy how it turned out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Not sure how many he has. I’m sure you could contact him through the 501st site. Goes by Gattaca and is part of the outer rim garrison. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks. Finally found those droids... well, until some old guy said they weren't... Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
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  13. Nice work! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Hello all. I’ve had an idea for a fan film for a while now and am in the process of practicing all the things involved... and there are more “things” to learn than I first thought.... but the other week I did some practice filming, which lead to practice- editing, sound, making a crawl,music, and then setting up a YouTube channel. So with a “got to start somewhere “ attitude here is a link to my first attempt at a fan film. Any and all advice would be great... Thanks! Jon. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for the support, It was awesome to get out there and do. I've spent the summer scouting locations to film a short next year, and this test footage was great practice. There is definitely a lot to learn. But now that I've got a taste, I'm already thinking of other ideas. Ones that have other characters lol... Thanks again. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  16. Looking good! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  17. Looks great! Nice work. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. That's awesome! Those real parts just add so much authenticity to a build. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  19. Looking great! Nice work on the weathering. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. If I may say one critique... The trigger guard has a different shape in the reference pic. But other than that.. again nice work! Looks great. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  21. Nice work! Now there's two! Awesome.. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  22. Looking really good. Does your rear sight flip up?.. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  23. Nice work! Looking forward to watching this build. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  24. Those are great screen shots! Where are they from? Great to see a new armour CRL coming to the MEPD arsenal. Nice work troopers! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  25. Even though it doesn't say it in the CRL, the case for "core" armour consistently of TK & TD seems like a good idea to me. Plus in this pic it looks like there is a vertical part to the kidney. Just doesn't line up nicely with the posterior. Just my two cents. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk