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Everything posted by jcalus

  1. Thanks Urs. The mg parts are pricey and hard to get here in Canada too. We have some strict gun laws... Looking forward to your Bapty build. The paint work you did on the t-21 was excellent!
  2. Looks awesome! I wouldn't put any rust on it. The real parts that I used on my last build didn't have any.. Pre treating the wood to that dark colour is a great idea. Really nice work!
  3. *DONE* TD 93905 Requesting Deployment

    Looking really good! You'e done a great job. Good luck and we'll see you out in the sand soon!
  4. Looks good. You have some nice weathering and did a great job on the hand painted helmet details. A couple of things that stood out to me though.. The cover strips on the thighs should only reach down to the detail ridge, not over. And the dlt-19 has mechanics wire around the t-tracks, not plastic covered wire. Good luck with your application !
  5. bigwams #5 "Filter Pack" build (WIP)

    Looks great! Really nice work. The filter pack is my favorite.!
  6. Lol.. the smell goes away after a few days. Looks good!
  7. A little epoxy puddy or wood filler works well for filling in any air bubbles.
  8. 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
  9. SWAT List in order of deployment

    Thats awesome! Thanks Asher!
  10. New AM Armor too white ?

    I'd try the dirty wash first. If it doesn't darken it down enough it' fairly easy to clean off.
  11. Nice work! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  12. Henselmonster Bapty Build

    That real m40 looks awesome! Really nice work, well done. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  13. So much great info! A big thanks to the brothers on FISD for all that research and work! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  14. Stormtroopers Beyond the armor

    Going on the Christmas list! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  15. To cut or not to cut...

    I like kneeling down for kids in wheelchairs with my swat armor, so the wedge is really nice to had cut out. If you go that route, just cut small amount at first. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  16. Looking to achieve PO certification

    Since your taking off the radio anyways... if you could repaint that blue more of a battleship grey ( lots of paint colour info on threads), that would be a great touch. Not sure if it's too blue.. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  17. Hello all. Like many of you, I’ve been collecting patches n stuff. I’ve wanted to make a sandtrooper shirt for a while, so I took the patches off one of my old firefighter shirts and replaced them with sandy patches. Then made a pair of epaulets with the Canadian flag on them. I’m likening the style and wore it at the last comic con while working the 501st booth. What is everybody else doing with their patch collections? Would be great too see. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. 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
  19. Tunisian DLT 2.0

    Thanks fellas!. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  20. Looking good. Best of luck! Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  21. Tunisian DLT 2.0

    One last measurement.. the charging handle is 2 1/4” long. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. Tunisian DLT 2.0

    Finished preparing the t-tracks and installed them with some e-6000 and used zip ties to hold them in place while curing. Here’s a template from braksbuddy. After looking at the reference pics more I became convinced that there is a dowel at the back of the handle so I did some cutting and got it in place. Then the bipod arrived and put it all together. Learned a little more about the mg34, and how it works. The bipod can be placed in two places, the front which we are used to seeing but also can be mounted at the rear. To mount, the sights need to be raised up and the flat springs need to be depressed. There are also spring locks on the legs to lock the bipod in its nested position. Its a Beast! Couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. not sure how long I could comfortably troop with it though, but it feels awesome to carry. I’ll weight it soon and give that number.. Thanks for reading and any tips or cool Mg34 facts you have are more than welcome. Also... if anyone out there knows where to get vintage drawer slides??? That would be amazing, and I’d really appreciate it. Thanks. Jon. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. Tunisian DLT 2.0

    Started on the t-tracks Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk