Agreed. Use this as a stepping stone to gain experience. Build upon what you have already done. I built the same DFT ODST for my daughter and I'm planing to build one for my son but this time I'm using Andrew's templates of different ab, shin, and hips.....I do like the chest piece, shoulders and gauntlets of the style you build. Don't be discouraged about your battle damage. It happens. Use what you have learned and continue.