Hi all, I'm sitting here fondly remembering the good old days when I could kick back and skim through the Joe threads here, chortling to myself as I thought, "You poor, poor bastards" for the degree of research, effort and complexity in reproducing this costume. Now that I've finally been roped into building Joe myself, I've noticed that there are fantastic gems of hard researched information in Ahoudini and Ein's threads which you almost need a map to find again. I thought I'd start a fresh thread that would serve first as a pic and link heavy reference to those intent on accuracy, and later to document my progress over the next month or so in doing the best Joe I can muster! I'll start with some minimally filled posts to placehold for information as we have it and the time to organize it. These first posts will be for hard factual information and/or best guess at that moment, with the idea to keep all the good information handy and accessible. I hope you will PM me when possible with corrections or new information, in an effort to keep the thread from becoming a chat room. Thanks, and I hope this will steadily become a useful resource! I've tried to call out in bold any items that haven't been identified yet, in the hopes that folks just looking for 'the thrill of the hunt' might get some excitement and help with crowdsourcing information. It's all truly appreciated. This is superfluous now, but will probably be handy eventually - the catalogue: 1: the mask 2: the bellows 3: the armor 4: the medals 5: left arm decor 6: grieves 7: boots 8: holster belt 9: ceremonial belt 10: the sceptre 11: underclothes Again, please PM me with corrections, suggestions or ideas to add.