The hardest part of the leather flak vest is the seams, they are called welting, piping or the french roll. Can you negotiate with the vendor for adjustments?
Just so you know, the 501st BHG detachment (Im on staff) updated the Jango CRL over a year ago to be better aligned between the 2 clubs. So to avoid being accepted into 1 club but not the other. You should be able to take the same suit and apply to both without being out-of-compliance with the Mercs.I'm getting advice from the Canon brigade master in the Mercs, as well as fellow Jangos, so not all the advice is unfounded, but yes, some is coming from the regulars who don't know about Canon builds.
I'm aware the flight suit is off color. Why, I don't know, especially since Bobamaker is pretty reliable.
I'm going for Mercs approval before I even consider 501st (it's a bit overwhelming compared to the Mercs).
And I'm 5 feet, 6 and a half inches.
It's not overwhelming to build to 501st standards, the 501st in general is overwhelming. I made an account in the BHG detachment, and the forum was very hard to navigate. Also the standards and the way everything's organized (Units, command structure, troop credit, etc.) is just a bit too over my head. I may be 19, but in some areas, my mind is still very childlike in its understanding of things.though you say its a bit overwhelming to build to 501 standards
Awesome! Yay!Oh, and I'm sending the vest back to the maker along with some templates of my armor so she can fix it and scale things better.
Its funny because I think the same exact way about the Mercs, and Im 34! All the made-up words is way over my head and I get lost in how the MMCC is organized lolAlso the standards and the way everything's organized (Units, command structure, troop credit, etc.) is just a bit too over my head. I may be 19, but in some areas, my mind is still very childlike in its understanding of things.
the photos don't seem like they offer a fair comparison. That helmet looks like EVA foam which is way more challenging to get a shiny surface on due to how porous the surface is. I have tried both paint and Rub and Buff and I prefer Rub and Buff. when applied correctly I think it is the closest you will get to cold cast.So, progress! Not much, but some...
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Got most of the blue painted on the jetpack. Probably gonna have to use a paintbrush to get in the nooks and crannies, but I'm glad I got as much done as I did. If anyone has advice or feedback, I'm all ears.
Now I need to know which of these is better: paint or Rub'n Buff? The helmet has paint on it, the scrap piece of sintra has Rub'n Buff. I need to confirm which is better since this is gonna go on all my armor.
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