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  1. Bulldog44

    Husky68 ANH TK (trimmed AP)

    From what I remember with my armor I first glued the outer strip on one side then reinforced that by gluing the inner strip afterwards. Then I moved to the other side . This worked well for the parts that seemed to have a lot more stress when trying to glue strips on the sealing end . I was using e6000 though so that sometimes didn’t cure well and was a weak binder.
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    Husky68 ANH TK (trimmed AP)

    Second what Mark says. Glue the inner strips in after not at the same time.
  3. Excellent work on the cylinders.
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    Husky68 3D Printed E-11

    Got the popcorn ready!
  5. Bulldog44

    RS left thigh help needed.

    Looks good to me Stephen. The RS armor has a lot of these odd alignment. I struggled at first as I was trying to get it all to match up perfectly but it just doesn't so you go with the screenshots and references in the gallery for the RS suit. As Joseph has suggested, try to get the sharp edges sanded to a smoother finish so the don't catch on your under suit. One thing I did for the exact same part- I reinforced behind the seam with some scrap PVC/ABS as my thigh parts were really thin in that area. Also it kind of visually filled in any noticeable gap. But you made nice clean cuts so you don't have to worry about that.
  6. Bulldog44

    Hello from the North!

    Hi Josh. Welcome aboard. TFA trooper is a great choice. Anovos is supposed to finally get their new TFA kits out this year but I am not holding my breath for that. There have been some openings for slots to buy a kit but again it is a risk with time. If you want something sooner there are a few other options with quick turnaround times.
  7. Bulldog44

    Husky68 ANH TK (trimmed AP)

    Q, you stand correct. Not CRL required. Thanks. I think I always get stuck on the RS Props original suit specifications. My RS armor has the 12 recesses right arm, 11 on the left. I was feverish copying that particular suit so I often get those details confused with CRL requirements. My apologies Robert for mixing that up. In that case, you can align the halves more toward the elbow end to give you more room near the wrist opening. Then trim the wrist end so the edges equally meet up. No return edge needed there. First tape it up and test fit how that fits first before breaking out the scissors.
  8. Bulldog44

    Husky68 ANH TK (trimmed AP)

    Hi Robert. Finally checking in here. Good start. Helmet looking good. The ear spacing is fine but as already suggested a bit of strategic sanding will eliminate the gaps more. For the forearms the outer right half should have 12 dimples if I am correct. The left having 11. If I am correct it seems you have the left outer forearm on your right arm. I will double check in this. The CRL does not mention this. If you can post up some pics of both forearms side by side that might help see. After figuring out the outer forearm parts you can move to addressing the wrist opening when you get the two halves aligned properly. you still have a slight return edge curving inwards at the wrist end. That can be removed giving you a bit more room. I can’t make the armor party on the 16th but can skype/FaceTime. Sometimes easy to explain that way than through photos. Let me know if you want to give that a try.
  9. Congratulations Jason! Awesome design, very classy and balanced. I knew you had it in the bag right away when I saw it.
  10. Bulldog44

    Patrick's ANH E11 build thread

    The printed sight block looks nice and sharp. Well done on the installation. I remember first cutting into the main tube to create the dovetail space, wondering if I had gone too far in trying to capture the look of the real sterling. It’s great to see this is now pretty much standard procedure for the doopy builds. It certainly adds that extra element of realism. Keep up the great work!
  11. Bulldog44

    New Member from Gibsonia PA.

    Welcome Kevin!!! Off to a great start already. For your tote emergency pack I would recommend having some super glue or quick drying epoxy. For some reason my hand guards always start to peel off from the rubber gloves near the edges so super glue helps re-attach them when I need a quick fix. I always have spare velcro just in case too and some good white/black duct tape just to use on the inside of the armor if I see a crack starting to form. Its a temporary fix until I can properly repair. More or less piece of mind.Hope that helps. For Q&A, start a build thread and ask away! This way your questions will be centralized and not spread out over different topic areas. Good luck!
  12. https://m.imgur.com/gallery/tkD4Wt9 Here are the links if they cannot be seen http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Bulldog44Japan/media/FISD Photobucket Quick Guide/IMG_4754_zps818ebl5p.jpg.html http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Bulldog44Japan/media/FISD Photobucket Quick Guide/IMG_4761_zps4zbfm06k.jpg.html Sorry, was having trouble getting the images to post. Hope it made the deadline.
  13. Bulldog44

    11B30B4’s ROTK Build

    Super! The armor looks awesome and the pack is an added compliment to it. Your dedication in making this costume is evident and can’t praise you enough. I really want to build an R1 suit more than ever. The straps look great and hope you can find some solutions for attaching them & getting glossy castings in your next trial. Congratulations and thanks for sharing pics of your troop in the armor.
  14. Bulldog44

    Patrick's ANH E11 build thread

    No problem. these clips don't actually have any springs. I cut the main clip metal part with shears for cutting metal. I just cut the exact strip size from that metal and bent it to specs. It has worked perfectly since. I used dollar store large sized bulldog clips as the metal isn't as rigid (cheap metal) as the more expensive ones.
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    Patrick's ANH E11 build thread

    I checked my build thread and I used a bulldog clip for the spring plate. The metal was strong enough to keep its spring tension and easy enough to cut & drill through. I believe I used the large type of clips as the metal is a bit thinner and easier to work with.