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  1. Ok, I've done more trimming. I've trimmed the right thigh, right calf, and the ab plate. Now it appears as if I've made a rookie mistake. I didn't measure accurately enough and may have trimmed the back of thigh too much. In the picture below I've got the standard 20 mm strip on the front, and the back I've got a 30 mm strip. It's too tight on my thigh, I've marked in red where the thigh is digging into my knee. I can't pull it up any higher and it restricts me from bending my knee when walking. And it's pretty tight. So it needs to be wider. I've already cut the back of the thigh with a 20 mm cover strip in mind. So I have a 10 mm gap between the halves. I remember illusionz_09 having the same problem (http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/31122-illusionz-09-anh-stunt-armor-build-ata/page-2#entry455018) He ended up with a 40 mm back strip that tapers but as referenced in the EIB application this would be a problem for Centurion (http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/37710-tk-11802-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-ata-599/#entry504042) So what are my centurion options? Can I have a 40 mm cover strip in the back as long as it's the same for my calves, and doesn't taper? Thanks illusionz_09, for detailing your thread so I have something to reference and look back on.
  2. Got some more of my soft parts in. Darman's neck seals and holster Very nice! Also got some latex handguards and centurion rivets from justjoseph63 Also very nice! Joseph also hooked me up with some proper screen from my frown Got my arms trimed and tapped. Still need to do some sanding and trimming to remove some of the return edges where necessary.
  3. Manual labor it is then. Thanks I think maybe my tin snips are just old. They look like they were made in the 50's. I intend on doing the inside strips as well. Not only does it make it stronger, but it looks better too.
  4. I've noticed I'm scoring less and less. I think I'm just being overly cautious. I cut out my first cover strip today, does everyone else do score and snap for the cover strips? That plastic is a bit thicker, and I can't put pliers to it. I ended up bending it by hand, but at 15 mm there isn't much to grab on to. It did work though. Also these arrived at my doorstep today
  5. I trimmed up the right bicep and forearm more today. I started by measuring 10 mm from the formed ridge. I gave myself a little extra room so I don't mess anything up, I can trim the extra 2-3 mm off later. I clamped the ruler down to and used my exacto to score a straight line. After scoring a couple of times with the ruler I removed the clamps and continued scoring I still can't get over how well score and snap works. I saw plenty of others doing it but never thought it would be a viable method for me. 1 bicep and 1 forearm trimmed, I also couldn't wait to try it on. Still need to sand down those edges.
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  7. Thanks for the info, I'll take a better look next time I'm in Home Depot. I think this is a great explanation, really helps visualize it. I'm still trimming the biceps and forearms, I'll post pics in the morning. How do you go about sanding these items?
  8. Yeah, that's what I figured. Some screen would be fantastic Joseph. All I could find at Home Depot was 25 ft rolls of it. I was actually going to PM you today anyway. I want a set of your Centurion rivets and latex hand guards. On the kidney plate: russellr2d2 had the same problem in his thread. According to this http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29569-ata-armor-build-my-first-tk/page-4#entry385648 it looks like pic A is up. I can verify more once I start trimming and make sure it lines up with the butt plate correctly. like so http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29569-ata-armor-build-my-first-tk/page-9#entry398186 Russell is helping me and he doesn't even know it. Thanks Russell!
  9. It appears as if I was overly excited and posted my build thread in the wrong forum. I didn't put it the sub-forum as instructed. Sorry. Please move this topic http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38551-anh-stunt-tk-first-time-builder-ata/ Thanks
  10. After 12 months of waiting, BBB received. I'll go ahead and post that first since I know that's why everyone is here. Now if I still have your attention, this armor isn't going to put itself together. This is my first time undertaking anything of this magnitude. I'm not a particularly handy person. I'm a computer programmer, no one comes to me for advice on hands on activities in the real world. Needless to say I feel like this will be a difficult task To make it more difficult I should shoot for centurion, because if I'm going to spend this much time and money doing something I might as well go for the gold. Introductions aside, after inventorying all my parts the first question I had was, how do I tell the left arm from the right? Luckily that was answered here: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/tutorials/article/8-howto-assemble-and-strap-arm-armor/incase anyone else doesn't know. I started trimming my biceps and forearms. I didn't particularly want to buy some lexan scissors because, I hate buying things I don't know if I'll ever use again, so I started with an old pair of tin snips that my father had laying around. Those work fine for the straight edges but in the curves, forget about it. I dreaded trying the score and snap method because I remember when I was younger the knife would always go where it wanted to, and we were not always in agreement on the direction. But those tin snips really suck in the curves. So, I found an old pair of exacto knives I had but rarely used, because of the previous problem, and gave it a try. Turns out it works very well. I mark it with a pencil and holding the exacto like a pencil I score it several times and peal it off with a set of pliers. one set of biceps and forearms roughly trimmed. Now for the questions: 1) Which way is up? I know I've seen the answer but can't seem to find it. Answer: A 2) I don't have any screen for the helmet frown and while I was in the hobby shop I found something called plastic canvas. Will this work for the frown? It's kind of thick. Was only 60 cents. Answer: No That's all for now, progress will likely be slow, I appreciate all the help I already know I will get. After lurking for a year, that's about all I ever seen, troopers helping troopers, and troopers helping aspiring troopers.
  11. Yeah, I get that, actually the most interesting part of that post (which is pinned) was the part about the ribbons. Anyway, that was just information I found useful, but wasn't necessarily easy to find. With a site this large sometimes that's just the nature of the beast. The 5 post part was a rule that's not pinned anywhere though, and had me initially confused.
  12. I've seen the same problem. Interestingly, the last time I saw that message I couldn't access Sith lords website either. http://forum.501stsithlords.com/index.php?act=idx could just be coincidence, but thought it was worth mentioning in case they were related.
  13. Just a suggestion, but it may be helpful for new members if there were a post about general site operations. Maybe in the Getting started section. One rule I found I didn't know about was needing 5 posts to post or reply in the sales thread. Another I found was the ranking system having to do with posts and the various ribbons (http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/11146-rank-advancment/) and also this post in the how to's about adding pictures http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/tutorials/article/48-posting-images-in-threads-2015/. Anyway, that was information I found that may be more useful if it were consolidated a bit more.
  14. My name comes from the days when I was playing a lot of Halo 1&2. I wanted something witty to show up when I killed someone or they killed me. This way it would say "You were beat down by corporate america" or "you killed corporate america" and Xbox Live only allows 15 characters in a gamer tag. So, CorporateAmerica becomes Corpor8America.
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