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Stratcat96

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  1. Nice job documenting everything Cameron! You sure look to be having a lot of fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You don't technically need to glue the strip on yet. As long as you've trimmed the butt joint to the right size on both halves in the front, you can tape it together and do your overlap sizing in the rear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Good job Cameron! You really worked your butt off to make this happen. You'll have no problem getting approved. See you in the trenches! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. This is a screen-used reference photo courtesy of ukswrath Ukswrath said regarding the thigh ammo pack "The front of the ammo belt will not be centered with the cover which is normal." This is considering that it is mounted equidistant on both sides in the rear. There are Centurion approved TKs with the pack both ways. Take that as one will, but this is the basis of the advice given to Cameron about that pack alignment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I wouldn't worry about that thigh belt pulling like that at all, quite normal. I must confess that my own OCD caused me to redo it until it was just about flush. Looks good my man Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Might be the shadow or the angle, but your thigh pieces sort of look a little short. You mention that they are wide, which I can see too. Do you have any better pics of your thighs on, possibly with the shins too? For width, they should follow the natural taper of your legs, with about a finger's width left btw your leg. You have to be careful bc too wide they'll look like board shorts, not pieces of armor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. https://www.amazon.com/NEW-ORIGINAL-US-ARMY-ISSUE/dp/B004RCLM8Q Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes the "flat areas" of the butt joints are on the front. Those joints in the front are trimmed to accommodate the strip size. The rear uses the same size strip but does not have to be trimmed in a particular way to accommodate it. You take off as much or as little as you need to size. As ukswrath says, those sizes are for accuracy, but if a trooper needs to use something bigger to accommodate shimming or something like that bc he needs more space, you can use something bigger but it just needs to be uniform. So if you need to use a larger size strip, do it on the front and back Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi there! Generally the flattened area of your butt joint should be trimmed on each side to roughly equal one half the width of the strip that area requires. For example your forearms use a 15mm strip. The flat area on each side would be trimmed to be 7.5mm. That way the strip completely covers the total flat area when the pieces are joined. Sizing then is done in the rear Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great Tony, thanks so much! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Tony I'm finally replacing my floppy Anovos belt with a kittel belt after one of the holster rivets ripped right out. I tried taking the covers off the front and successfully got one off without too much damage but the others just weren't coming off. I ended up using 12mm poppers with snap plates at the rivet points to attach the plastic after giving up the fight with all the pink glue which worked out great. Now that I'm ready to mount the female snaps to the belt for the ab connection, I have a question about alignment. From your pictures it looks like you align the belt along the button plate, making sure the overlap doesn't cover the buttons. Assuming my overlap measurement is the same, does aligning it with the base of that plate ensure that the belt is straight across the ab and not crooked? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. That's good to hear that it held up well. It is floppy, I somehow thought it would be a little stiffer. I strategically velcroed mine in along the back so now it is secure, and using the depressing the switches doesn't shift or jiggle the fans. Securing it (to me) is the only way to go, but with it back against the curvature of the helmet the fans aren't able to *quite* sit as low as I'd have liked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Kalani, I saw that you bought a Bracket fan system from Ukswrath. Have you put it in yet? I have mine secured with strategically placed Velcro around the bottom rim of my bucket but in doing so can't get the fans any lower than cheek height. I can deal with that, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where to put the battery. I was wondering how you did it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. For e6000 that has squirted outside a cover strip, I use a guitar pick (a Jim Dunlop nylon pick to be exact). I run it up and down the edge of the cover strip and the friction brings up the glue real easy and leaves that clean strip area. You can use a piece of your scrap as well. As long as it's not harder than your armor it's not going to wear into the material Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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