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  1. If you buy the holster also get the hardware kit. I didn’t and it’s been a pain to get those screws individually. It’s a good thing I have a security torx set and came across a few in some junk I was sorting through.
  2. and again the largeness of KB’s armor strikes. My armor posterior is huge. At least it’s centered..... look good?
  3. You’re. Onto something there. Looks like it has some adjustment to keep it centered somehow. Does the belt keep it centered? Also @TheSwede what do you mean by little lip? I just bought like 80 snaps from the fabric store. There was a sale
  4. I only have a strip on each side mounting the zipper closure. Yours looks difficult to remove. Todays work wasn’t a waste. I modified my thigh straps to snap onto my belt. Tomorrow my wife will help me sew extra canvas into my back closure and then I’ll carefully measure and add snaps.
  5. I think I’m going to modify my zipper closure to have two large tabs like you did.
  6. Run into a snag with my butt plate mounting. I have my zipper closure and then the butt plate gets clipped into the bottom of the armor with snaps but I don’t have any way of easily putting it on without someone shoving their hand inside my back. I probably should have done magnets Other options? I knewI should have looked at ukswraths thread. Duh just add wings to the back closure...
  7. i need to adjust the leg straps to even them out and adjust the gasket so I can move the thighs up slightly back still seem huge. I think I also need to add shims to the side wings so I can connect the chest plate to the upper back plate. Currently they do not really come close because I think o trimmed them too short and again too soon
  8. now to size up the suspenders and I’ll have a FOTK set of pants
  9. im going to redo the leg strapping to use snaps to snap onto my belt. Right now I have to shove Velcro into the leg and it’s not coming out even. Also I will order suspenders to hold up the abdomen. Until then I can’t proceed on any other part. I’m happy with the cod
  10. I’m going to need to use suspenders to hold up my abdomen barrel. Snaps on the belt don’t work and I can’t dial in the way the abdomen falls. Working on the butt plate now.
  11. I forgot a washer on that one in the top left. Oh well. straight as its going to get.
  12. my wife helped me make a back closure. I liked how Kevin Weir did it for his shoretrooper Kit I had so I did the same for my FOTK. I’ll dial it in and then add the butt plate and magnets for the TD
  13. I’m going to have to super bribe the wife to do it
  14. cod mounting cut outs. Forgot to get 2” elastic so I’ll get more tomorrow as well as fabric to make my back closure. I can’t do magnets because I prefer a zipper and I always have help. I wish I had taken pictures of my shoretrooper I did and I liked the back closure KW sent along with it. Pretty sure he used canvas. Ill also add a few snaps for the belt tomorrow and continue working my way up. Need to settle on how to mount knee plates.
  15. Photos make the armor look so much better.... also I forgot what it felt like to wear a snow suit. I feel like I’m ready to go out and plan in the snow. Rubber gaskets must be worse.
  16. I have pants! Hows this look so far? I’m working from the bottom up. Need to get some sew on snaps for the knee plates and get the spats on
  17. It’s so hard. I totally understand why we don’t have a ton of FOTK’s.
  18. back of the armor. I’m going to try and widen the rear by and inch or two because this looks dumb. Also didn’t have the back sitting on me properly im holding the armor where my natural belt line is. But the thighs are now sitting right above my knee caps which I believe is correct putting this armor on is going to be. Interesting. Need to put the leg gaskets in. I also need to figure out how to hold my ab armor up. Geeky pink said to use snaps on the belt thing she made me which might work? I also didnt realize how huge the new KB fore arms were and I’m going to just have to roll with it unless it causes me to not get approved.
  19. Wish I had seen your build before I made my first cut..again on your chest armor how tall of a return edge would you say you have. 2-3 Millimeters? Maybe 5 mm? (Don’t bother with Freedom Units, mm is best)
  20. ughhh it looks so good.. I dislike you for right now
  21. @TheSwede when you modified the forearms was the cut only on the side with the greeblies? My forearms are already assembled but I need to tighten them up otherwise they look ridiculous on me. From what I understand I can make the cuts and trim the greebie side down and just reclose that side and be good? Do you have any approximate measurements or just eyeball it? thank you
  22. Oh now I’m realizing I sized my belt to the ab barrel as it was sized so now I need to probably make it smaller. Yay.... There is a reason why I’ve been dragging my feet on this build. It’s not easy and it’s no longer fun for me. This is with the back taped closed tighter to me. Chest horns doing their own thing. need to split the difference on this and cut so it will close tighter. Good thing is at least I don’t have to worry about suspenders....... its huge im getting help from another local FOTK thankfully. One day FOTK will be easy to build like an original TK....
  23. Of all ways to build the armor I did it all the wrong way. I was nowhere near ready for paint all those months ago. The new forearms from KB look ridiculous on me and need to be cut down. My chest armor horns need heat gun massaging because they do not sit flat the ab barrel is waaaaaaay to big and I need to cut off like 4” from each side so it closes nice and tight on me and will allow the chest wings to connect to the back armor wings I already put a crack in the chest armor return edge. Protip for someone lookig at this stupid build. Don’t assume it’s ready for paint until you wear it and actually try putting crap on
  24. I was hoping to be approved for the Disney marathon weekend coming up in April but I’m more focused on my landspeeder race car for celebration
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