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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #75 on: Nov 15, 2014, 02:22 PM »
you can never have enough flat black vod-last time I ran out I said 'eff it and bought 8 cans of flat black rust paint lolol

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #76 on: Nov 25, 2014, 12:20 AM »
App photos are in.  Let's see how this goes...









I'm a little unhappy that the leather pouch belt doesn't sit higher on the kit, but that can be fixed with a few well-placed snaps.  Also, I need to find a way to keep my bloody range finder stalk up straight.  The nut that anchors it on doesn't like to tighten down enough to make it stay put if I'm doing a lot of moving around.  I'd also like to add a decent set of leather spats and start getting together some tools and bits (combat knife, flares, commlink) to apply for Recon.  I'll get there eventually; first, gotta make sure my build so far is in good order. :laugh:

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #77 on: Nov 25, 2014, 12:31 AM »
I've got that same problem with my RF stalk.  Lookin' good vod!

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #78 on: Nov 25, 2014, 01:30 AM »
Magnets, that's my plan when I update my stalk

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #79 on: Nov 25, 2014, 12:01 PM »
Looks good to me, also theres one thing that might halp the pouches look a bit more uniform, add some 'liners' to them-what im doing for mine to help tthem keep their shape is just make U shaped (square though) galvanized inserts so they stay square and also since the bottom of the pouch is where they hook into the peg it can get tricky at times-I removed my drawstraps all tohether and am going to put a brass plate to hide the stitching and conceal a rare-earth magnet that will make the pouches stick shut on the sheetmetal liner, just a thought you might want to look into.

oh and as for the level of the belt I keep mine from sagging(msot of the time) with velcro attached to the girthbelt, vest, and back of the belt to keep it all level however much possible

my tip for getting stickyback velcro to stick: clean, warm surfaces and take a heatgun to the adhesive before you apply it.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #80 on: Nov 25, 2014, 12:47 PM »
Looks good to me, also theres one thing that might halp the pouches look a bit more uniform, add some 'liners' to them-what im doing for mine to help tthem keep their shape is just make U shaped (square though) galvanized inserts so they stay square and also since the bottom of the pouch is where they hook into the peg it can get tricky at times-I removed my drawstraps all tohether and am going to put a brass plate to hide the stitching and conceal a rare-earth magnet that will make the pouches stick shut on the sheetmetal liner, just a thought you might want to look into.

oh and as for the level of the belt I keep mine from sagging(msot of the time) with velcro attached to the girthbelt, vest, and back of the belt to keep it all level however much possible

my tip for getting stickyback velcro to stick: clean, warm surfaces and take a heatgun to the adhesive before you apply it.
That'd be a good call for long-term storage, but the pouches are used during every troop to carry my crap (wallet, phone, cigs), so inserts would make my life more difficult.  I might try the velcro out, though.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #81 on: Nov 25, 2014, 01:46 PM »
I put foam insers in my poiches, i just used the extra foam from the piece I bought for my helmet.  I too use my pouches to hold my stuff, the foam is really easy to remove, but gives the pouches body when they are empty, keeps them from getting creased when they are in my kit box, ect.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #82 on: Nov 25, 2014, 04:12 PM »
True, I guess itd only be good for what yu can drop in like chucking stuff in a box-the foams a neat idea though, might give that a go soon.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #83 on: Nov 25, 2014, 05:30 PM »
Well, you could cut out the pieces of foam so that there'd be a sized insert for you to keep your stuff in while keeping the pouches' shape.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #84 on: Dec 01, 2014, 12:42 AM »
Still waiting on word back from the App Team, but early info from an insider says it's getting kicked back for one or two small things.  Well, great, someone wanna tell me what those are so I can fix them?  For the first time in months, I have a few days I can dedicate to solid work, and folks want to be tight-lipped.  Gotta love the holiday season...

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #85 on: Dec 01, 2014, 01:51 AM »
I do see one thing, there's a visible zipper on that arm pocket, vod.  I think I have the same flight suit and I'll be covering that up with a kamino dart bandolier.  Other than that I don't see anything.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #86 on: Dec 01, 2014, 02:09 AM »
I do see one thing, there's a visible zipper on that arm pocket, vod.  I think I have the same flight suit and I'll be covering that up with a kamino dart bandolier.  Other than that I don't see anything.
Gotcha.  I'll see if I can't scare up a spare flight suit, in that case.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #87 on: Dec 01, 2014, 08:45 AM »
you could try taking a pocket off the flightsuit and using that for material

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #88 on: Jan 12, 2015, 02:55 PM »
Let's try this again...









I ended up using an older, broken flight suit (with sleeves) underneath a newer one (with short sleeves).  My kit was not meant to fit with this much fabric.  I may have to modify it.  Or, you know, lay off the dark beer and fried foods, maybe run a bit.  :P

This is pretty much a done project, as far as I see it.  Plates fixed, flight suit switched out, ready to rock.  Let's see if the App Team agrees.  If not, well, I got sumthin' for 'em...



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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #89 on: Jan 12, 2015, 03:02 PM »
Looks good Vod.

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