Thanks for that too.
I've seen numerous auctions for EV-9D9 with one arm, so I'm ready for that possibility. Hoping to sneak one in a lot. Same too for blue Snags. A little scuffing isn't always a bad thing. Yakface is bound to be last on my list
I'm not too opposed to repro's if it will save me some money, though all original is better.
I've seen Luke repro helmets on ebay for BIN of $15 so that is tempting too. I know, not quite the purist, but for the time being, then upgrade down the road.
This will take a considerable period of time to complete, I see that quite clearly. I just wish I was having the luck that someone else around here has demonstrated, though my effort has not been comparable in hunting. Vinty's will start up seriously for me again some time around March. I think of summer as vintage hunting season