I think you are going about this all wrong. I am a proud member and squad leader in the 501st and long time member here, so I guess I am taking the 501st bashing a little personal. With that said the 501st doesn't have everything perfect nor does it claim to. You just have to know how to get approved. Just take some new pics in different lighting conditions or use photoshop to change the color enough to get approved and troop with what you have. I don't care one flip about the advanced approval levels or whatever they want to call them and a lot of the Jango pics in the crl are of my gear. I think you will get approved if you will do what I suggested.