Glad to hear I helped inspire you! Honestly, hearing people like my work that much keeps me inspired to make more stuff. So thank you! My best advice to you is to take your time. I just finished my first year of college, so I know how difficult it can be to find time to work. That's one of the bigger reasons it took me so long to do the gauntlets (that, and they were the most difficult). If you don't feel like working, then don't, because that's often when you get careless and make mistakes. Finally, don't rush piece just to see it finished. I spent like a month on my helmet trying to get it just right. Good luck, and glad to see another ODST! While I'm here, I guess I'll give an update! I know I promised pictures form Pittsburgh Comicon... but I forgot my camera because I was in a rush to leave my house. Sorry guys. My girlfriend is suppose to be over this weekend or next to help me make a mannequin (finally) so I'll see if she wants to do a photo shoot (finally). As for the backpack: I still want one, but it's fairly low on my build list right now. I have it printed (again), but since its not a piece of the main armor, I'm in no rush to get it done because I really want to start another project. I'm still working on a good glove pattern also. As for the Captain shield: Since I'm finished with college for the summer, I finally have time to work on it. It really should take too much longer, so expect updates in that thread in like a week. Finally my next big project. It's going to be a scratch build. It's in its planning stages right now, which means I'm gathering references, then I need to to measurement and such. But I can assure you I will be awesome. All I will say for now, is when it is done, I will have a neat gun.