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  1. Wanted to give an update here no progress on the build due to emergency surgery on my foot apparently if you shatter your toe you will need to have pins installed for it to heal properly! Luckily for me it could've been much worse. I have to stay off it for at least a week so unfortunately nothing's going to happen for a while which stinks cause I was in a grove there.
  2. Not much going on I'm struggling with the shins now having the hardest time getting them to lineup is there a special way to work with them?
  3. Jon, great build! Congrats on Centurion Question for you I'm in the middle of my AM build and I'm at the shins now and for the life of me can't seem to get the things right what's the secret???
  4. 2 questions Do I have the calf's the correct way? Left Right 2nd question does the bicep top retrun edge have to remain or can I remove it all together? Thanks
  5. Thanks Tony appreciate all the help!!
  6. Finally completed my forearms and once everything was attached they warped out of shape should I reshape these or leave them? The left is worse than the right I'm thinking it needs to be done just not sure how difficult it will be. Also tried on thighs with tights they fit better just wondering how high up the thigh they should be? Does the bottom cover the Knee or should the bottom be above the knee? Also how much return edge on the top of thighs is needed? thanks
  7. Thanks Brad! Will do Tony, thanks! Is that going to be an issue with the return edge on the bottom of the thigh for Centurion? I thought I read the bottom on the thigh and shins go?
  8. Reworked the belt hopefully this is good, also attached the drop boxes per Navajo Bro's build belt moved here dropbox backs 10-1/2"3/4"elastic attached with a rivet per Navajo Bro's build Also worked on the thighs cut the middle lip to 10MM on each side for a 20MM cover strip and basically fitted them the same way I did the forearms took about 30min. Also removed bottom return edge tried them on for fit seemed ok will try them on with my tights tonight and most likely readjust a little. Also worked on finishing the forearms will have pic tonight as it looks like I may need to Hot water bath them as well. Biceps are haunting me though I think they may be to big!! They definitely need to be reformed so I may have to temporarily glue them up so I can give them a bath and then take them apart and resize them up not sure yet will try them on and post pics to get ideas. Thanks
  9. Thanks Tony that definitely helps!
  10. Another question I glued the inside strips to the forearms and let them sit for 24hrs decided to glue the one side at a time which I did, went yesterday to close the forearm together and the tension on the other side of the forearm is crazy it's almost as if i need to remove the inside strip to get the arm to close. I took pics below but not sure if you can see what I mean in them.Thought this part was going to be easy but why should anything be different right. Not sure if you can tell but I need to push down the side with the inside strip attached to get the forearm closed which makes the forearm oblong shaped. I tried using magnets to close the forearm but the tension just kept pulling the arm apart it's almost as if the strip was curved it would fit fine or removed. Is this normal? Any ideas?
  11. Thanks for doing this Chris, been looking for these for weeks!!
  12. Tony, I took a better picture of the belt below I'm wondering if the fact that the belt was at 4" wide and then I took about 8MM of the width off that this is the best it will look? Is this passable or should I order a different belt? belt should be 98MM wide so 6MM short in second pic. Forearm return edges cut and tapered. Also worked on the biceps No return edge on the bottoms , trimmed the inside return edge and the outside as well. One issue I have with the biceps is that they are no where near round they are somewhat oval at best. I had to make them fairly large to get them on so I will most likely have to hot water dip them to reshape and probably have to take them apart and redo them.
  13. Brad nice job! Where'd you find all the Billhag TK sheets at? I've looked all over here and cant seem to find them.
  14. Not much done this week works killing me!! Buckets basically done all that's needed is the Mics which I'm going to use Tony's speakers so that can wait for now. Worked on the belt cut 3MM off it's width and cut the ends to 45deg angle also bought a new toy to help with the sanding! Works great just need to be VERY careful when using!! Here's the belt so far, pic below belt wasn't exactly straight so it looks a little off. Also worked on the ammo boxes cut them down to 10MM per Tony's(UKSWRATH)build Also worked on the forearms used Tony (UKSWRATH) and Terry (Navajo Bro's) builds as a guide, Thanks guys!! I cut the return edge off the wrist and the inner forearm will get pics tonight also had a question in the pic below can I sand the point where the two halves join straight across? That's it for now, Thanks again to UKSWRATH and Navajo Bro's!!
  15. How's this? I wasn't really sure if I had the stripes right or not now I'm stressing!!
  16. Tony, THANKS for answering my questions really appreciate it. Will be talking to you soon about all your goodies for my bucket!
  17. Any help on the issues above?? Bueller,Bueller.... Here's a look at the TD not sure if it will work or not Also received my stencils from Trooperbay was wondering which side go where, if looking at the bucket this is what i think they should be is this correct? That's it for now any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  18. Switched from Helmet to TD and came across an issue, the center piece of the TD was cut at an angle at the top it was 117MM at the bottom is was 113MM so I trimmed it to 113MM is this going to be an issue? see pics Also looked at the belt and that too was cut short, it's only 99MM wide so I'm not sure what to do?? It's 7MM from the ammo boxes but if I cut it to 3-5MM it's not close to the 4"width also the length is just a tick shy of 18-1/2" and if I go with the 1-1/2" from the last ammo box I'd have to cut a little less than 1/2" off the belt so it's way short as well. Any suggestions??
  19. Thanks Brad! Switched out last night and that solved the over lap issue with the S tube,can't see it now! one question what's the phiilips head screws for? I have like 6 or 8 in the bag that AM provided?
  20. Still working on my bucket been slammed at work and haven't had much time to do much else. Slow and steady it's a marathon I keep saying to myself! attached the ear pieces had to do a bit of sanding down to get these to work,how do they look?? and left side back side view front view painted the teeth and tears also did the back and ears, does it matter where the rank goes? in the pic above when I attach the S tube the overlap can be seen is this OK?? thanks
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