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  1. For teeth I drilled a small pilot hole then opened up the shape with a 3 sided modelling file. Nice sharp corners and you can go a bit wonky/sharp like they're supposed to be Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. For my armour I glued 2 long lengths of white elastic to the back piece going under the chest bridge to the chest piece. One would be permanently glued to the right 'pec' of the chest piece and the other would attach to a snap on the left 'pec'. I then taped the butt, kidney and back together with. 2-3 mm gap between each (as they should have) and stood in front of the mirror and adjusted the chest piece to fit. Reaching to my shoulders with a pencil to mark the gap on the elastic between chest and back. I glued the elastic to the back, kidney and butt piece and held them in place with magnets up to the return edge. It worked perfectly as I'm not using the bracket system, I have good stretch when I move but it doesn't sag in any way. I can hold the whole piece from the shoulder elastic and it maintains the minimal gap with no stretching. The armours just not heavy enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This was never shown in the UK and despite being 40 I've never had the urge to watch until now. I had a fairly quiet afternoon in the office so I pulled up YouTube on my iPhone and watched it. Now I feel dirty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Anyone know a good material to make a screen out of. Also I'm looking for a file so I can print my own. Apologies if these are readily available by the search function in Tapatalk always returns zero matches! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Happy to help bro! the internet IS very cool Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Makes perfect sense. I have tons of this so I'll pop it off to copy the loop around the belt. Thanks for the update Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. My build has slowed down a bit due to space issues so I've been working on the small stuff. I saw in the photo section that the drop boxes on the RS suit have a horizontal strip of elastic that wraps around vertical elastic on the back of the inner box. I figured if it was glued to the inside of the inner box it would make for a working drop box so I gave it a try. The elastic is nice and tight and even if I didn't keep a credit card or similar inside I'm sure I could find a use for it. Of course, it could have been one of many reasons that the RS suit was made that way but I like to think that it held a few cigarettes and matches for a smoke between takes Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. That's great to hear, let the angling begin! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I was under the impression that cover strips were straight edged with the corners rounded but always essentially at a right angle. Now I've spotted this in the photo reference section. It looks angled in line with the contour of the opening but I suppose it could be snapped off. Any opinions please? or is this perfectly acceptable and I was just unaware.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I'm sure I can lose a few more mm from the an and kidney and still maintain a gap. I still need to bend both to shape as I'm a 32" waist and they're a little too 'oval' when they meet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. My armour arrived so the E11 has taken a back seat for a while. I'll be back on it once I submit myself for approval. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. The measurements from the top down on the ab piece are key here as the return edge is a fixed starting point. The rest is easy to work out from there as you just 'mirror' the spacing in the kidney plate. Bear in mind this will only be 'identical' if you're measuring another RS ab but if you take my ab measurements and compare to yours then you can scale up or down accordingly. The hole is 4mm, when the 8mm rivet is inserted there are exactly 10mm from the edge of the rivet to the side of the ab piece. Hope this helps Sent from my iPadmabob using Tapatalk
  13. My RS has the holes marked out so when I get back home I'll measure them and let you know. As they are taken from the original suits I'm sure they'll be pretty accurate. In fact maybe I'll just pm you a pic too, for clarity. Nothing worse that trying to interpret, "10mm down from the higher front ridge when you're looking at it from the eastward return edge, crossways"
  14. My own opinion is that if an individual wants to spends £££s, $$$s, €€€s etc, to build a suit that pays homage to the anomalies then they should go for it, but should fully expect to display said suits on a mannequin at home or at a SW convention. I personally joined the 501st and UKG to put together screen accurate armour of the highest standard and troop with my Garisson with pride. The general public who like SW are unlikely to appreciate an anomaly trooper and will more likely see it as a Trooper that isn't quite up to scratch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Trimmed and taped ready for yet another final fit. Then time to add the cover strips and get gluing before thinking about the Sniper plate. I really hate that thing. It's so wide it's almost as though it was modelled to fit the thigh ridge!!!!! Then I'll be ready for rough strapping Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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