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aghoneim

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About aghoneim

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    Toronto, ON
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    User researcher, gamer, and avid fan of all things Star Wars! I also occasionally travel (Hoth anyone?)

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  1. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Another update (sorry if I'm bouncing around - going from one item to the next as things dry / come off the assembly line) : I've been working on the Sniper Knee and decided to glue the front first, and then glue the sides. Long story short, the sniper knee didn't line up well so I figured it would be better to do it in stages. The problem is when I tried to glue and fasten one of the sides ... I cracked the top. You can see it here. Whenever I try to push the knee closer to the shin, that crack gets bigger. So I did two things: I glued a small strip of plastic behind the crack to strengthen it (I hope..) I applied glue at the bottom edge of the Sniper Knee. So clamp is placed on the bumps, rather than near the crack. Hope I did the right thing!
  2. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Just did a quick test fit of the lower body, and just the right* leg (sniper knee is still drying). Also posterior hasn't been pulled in yet. How's it look overall? *I'm using a mirror!
  3. aghoneim

    Anovos TK Centurion Build

    I'm not sure ... but ukswrath did that build to L3. So if you follow him, you should be good! I've been following ukswrath's guide religiously as well as Ross Walmsley (for internal strapping). Good luck!
  4. aghoneim

    Anovos TK Centurion Build

    I know ukswrath's guide goes over removing Hero config of Anovos belt and patching it again.
  5. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Thanks guys! That clarifies it for me - though I will try heating posterior first, I'm thinking I will still do this to help hold it in. It looks awesome! I know what I'm doing tonight
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    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    I would never have thought of that V method. Very cool! I will however try heating first, and if no luck, then look into the V tab. Off the top of my head, I don't think I have a section of scrap ABS close to that shape, but I think I could heat and bend one into it. Especially for those super thin scraps. Thanks!
  7. aghoneim

    Anovos TK Centurion Build

    I may be corrected (still learning and completing my own build) ... but I think you have the holster on the wrong side ... From pics (sample below), the holster is sitting on the other end, so that it comes down your left side.
  8. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Hello again Things have been a bit busy, but I got around to doing a quick fit of the torso parts. Two things I noticed was my chest needs to be tightened in a bit (I think) and that the posterior was protruding outwards more than I would like. Any tips for tightening the posterior in a bit more? Here's a pic of both: For the posterior, I'm thinking either to heat it and form it to my shape, or add a popper to the side and connect it to the ab ... Thanks!
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    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Thanks guys. Glad to hear! Still working on the left shin, but good to know I'm on the right track anyways (even if it looks good in the pic).
  10. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Quick update on shins. ... They're a pain! But there's progress. The right shin, which had too much of an overlap, I've managed to flatten the rear connection, and it fits perfectly. Forget the left one, it's dead to me. Obviously not true, but it needs more work. The rear connection needs more flattening, and it's shape needs to be more oval to fit the boot. Right now, it kind of slides around since it's too circular in shape (should be a bit more oval for the ankle and boot). Some pics: How they both look (cover strips installed): How they look worn (I decided try white industrial strength velcro for the calf closure): From the rear:
  11. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Ah okay, got it. Well glad they fit fine, I guess that's what's most important! I'll try my best to get my shins to cooperate ... we'll see.
  12. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Thanks Rat! So ... wait ... how did you get yours to fit then?
  13. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Thanks! Okay, good to confirm that. Back to heating them a bit. I’ll update again on progress for both left and right. I guess after gluing front cover strips, both shins took a different shape... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Howdy - hopefully this doesn't come out like an update dump. It's Thanksgiving long weekend here, so naturally I spent *most* of my time building my TK - it's truly the gift that keeps on giving! 1) Completed the Thermal Detonator 2) Got a lot of progress on internal strapping. I'm following Ross Walmsley's popper tutorial. That is, his practical poppers video and torso rivets/external poppers. They're really good, and I liked the idea of having poppers and being able to measure/adjust on the fly later on. In some spots I went with two poppers, others just one. The plan is to go with nylon only for the internal straps, and elastic to connect the arms (should, bicep, forearm) together. Here's the whole thing together: (It looks awesome!) Just a few more straps to be completed ... 3) Still gluing the shins and thighs. It's gonna take a few more days - but things are coming along! I used a hair dryer to bring in the gap a little (created after gluing front of left shin, see earlier post). I'll add a pic after the rear cover strip has dried. Another thing about my shins that I did not expect was that my right shin (which does not have a gap, but actually overlaps a bit after gluing ... again, see earlier post) seems to also need some heat treatment and adjusting. Long story short, I decided to go with bra hooks as method for closing together the shins - but when checking the fit, the bra hooks basically having no tension from which to pull with. I'll need to create a bit of a gap for the rear closure to look. Here's how it looks on it's own, without me even trying to close it: And what the bra hook testing looks like: Am I correct that I will need to reduce the overlap? Or is it possible I'm overthinking this and it will close just fine (in my head, when I close my shins, the rear cover strip should be snug on the armor, with little gap).
  15. aghoneim

    aghoneim's ANOVOS TK - 1st build

    Thanks Daniel! I'll look into heating the shins with water ... or maybe a hair drier. Since the front is already glued, I worry about getting the whole thing wet. Maybe shaping with a hair drier while bending into shape with my fingers will work. I'll read more on it ...
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