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  1. I appreciate the kind offer to help, the truth is this year has not been kind to my family and the money and time spent on this is better spent going towards medical expenses. It's unfortunate but that is the reality. Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
  2. Well.. This is going to be hard. As much as it pains me to have come this far and end up like this I will be selling this armor. Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
  3. I went slightly smaller after this photo was taken, I think it's about as small as I want to go. I took the upward curve (leftover from the flat edge) off of the back half. Once they're together it will round out and be much better I think. Next thing I may do is actually shorten them. I may cut off just after the first divet at the wrist. More research needed and I want to try to find some photos from someone that has done this. If I don't, I feel like the half guard will collide with the forearms and look silly. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. I've decided to give it a try... It's just a test fit but I think it's getting somewhere... I could probably even go smaller on the forearms. This is with all the flat edge taken off of both halves in the back. What do you think, smaller? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkOjG0eoFWA) TK1636 talks about resizing the forearms by removing all of the flat return edge from the back side of the forearm. Is there any further information on that somewhere? I have small forearms and I'll have "popeye" arms if I don't do something about it before I start gluing. From the sounds of it he used the standard 15mm cover strip and possibly bent the back side of the forearms to make a new flat piece to adhere to?
  6. What do you plan to do about getting the butt plate lifted? Building an ATA now myself...
  7. Thanks ukswrath, is trimming of the length ever necessary to get them to fit? I read somewhere that someone was trimming length and the only reason I could see that being necessary is trimming the excess off of the wrist side after lining up the top?
  8. Alright I've taken some time to read and re-read some material about fitting the forearms. I'm a pretty small guy so the left forearm is troublesome where the right one is the better one. Some/most other people have the reverse issue. I've had to leave quite a bit of return edge on the left forearm in order to get it to fit like the right one. This won't be noticeable when worn, and it bothered me at first but I don't think it's a huge issue. As long as it fits on both sides I'm happy with it and I'll glue this weekend.
  9. Thanks, part the problem I have with the build threads is so many of them are using RS or another manufacturer that comes with cut lines. In that case most people, tutorials or what have you usually say "now cut along the lines." No lines here, at least none terribly defined. That being said I'm planning to use double snap method so I'm not going to need the edge for the brackets. More cutting tonight, thanks guys!
  10. It's taken me a while to get back to this but I've started trimming and I'm having trouble finding definitive info on return edges.... it seems like it's not a very strict guideline. Here's my forearm and bicep trimming. I have not sanded and smoothed the edges yet, I'm waiting to decide if I'm going to take more off or not. Any thoughts on this? I'm also drawing in my cut lines on the torso pieces. I'm just starting to do some research on how all of the return edges should be cut.
  11. Where is this Joseph's equipment list? I'm starting a build soon, as soon as I can gather all of the components but the strapping and snaps are really sending me for a loop, no idea what to buy yet. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. Hey Zarlon, looks like your build thread link is broken... I searched for it and couldn't find it. Is it still around?
  13. That is an amazingly helpful offer! I have some work obligations over the next week to 2 weeks. I'll PM you and we can set up some time. I don't plan to do any cutting yet anyway, until I have all the materials and items I need. Thanks a bunch! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. The armor from ATA arrived yesterday and it feels surreal to finally be doing this. It's been a long road of starts and stops and life getting in the way to finally get to this point! Everything laid out, looks like it's all here. I'm still trying to decide on ANH hero or stunt. I'm doing some research on the differences and how they relate to an ANH sandtrooper. I want to be a TK for a while and then switch it up to TD when I feel the need for a change. Any suggestions on hero vs stunt would be appreciated. I'm also doing a bit of reading, looking at reference photos a d youtube videos on best ways to trim and measure. I'll post my check list and supplies list soon. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Good evening! This will be my 2nd introduction... Several years ago I got involved, put my name on the waiting list for armor and then had to cancel my order due to some life that got in the way. I decided I was almost ready about a year ago and put my name on the ATA waiting list, my number got called this week and my armor will be arriving in a couple of days! I did a bunch of research and felt prepared back in 2013 and 2014 but now I'm feeling overwhelmed again, like I'm starting from scratch again. I'll have my ATA armor, the boots I bought back in 2014 and 10 split rivets that one amazing trooper sent me back then. It's great to be back and finally get back into it... I'm going to be following up with a build thread as soon as I get the big box!
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