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About MadMax

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  1. Thanks for the reply ukswrath. If that's what that patch was for that's pretty pathetic. It's not even placed correctly . Needless to say I didn't bother putting it back on. While I got you I just wanted to say thanks for your build thread and instructions all those years ago now. When I first got the kit I was glued to your build trying to plan out every step of mine. So thank you for that!!!! Just taking me forever to get it done.
  2. So we all know that the Anovos belt is a floppy mess. The popular fix seems to be to strip the hard parts and move them over to a Tkittle belt. However, this comes with some risk of damaging the hard parts in the process. So I thought there must be a good way to reinforce the Anovos canvas. My idea was to slip some flexible reinforcement material into the belt from each end. Hence the "For Rent" sign. So I cut it like this to get the largest strips of white. Got lucky that the width I needed I was able to fit 2 in the large white section. I did a test fit an
  3. So I bought this to take care of the floppy Anovos belt. Stay tuned.....not only do I have an idea, but I have a plan!
  4. Thanks all for the feedback and encouragement. I appreciate it. Glad to hear the rear strip centered is the way to go. Not doing that would have driven me crazy. Will definitely look into the velcro upgrade. More to come. Cheers
  5. One of the last things I did before my hiatus was to work on the backs of the shins to get them to line up. So I taped them all up to hold them in place while with the intention of giving them the hot water treatment. Well, I got the taping done but never got around to the bath part. And then they sat for 4 years like this. Well, it seems like holding them in that position for so long worked just as well as the bath. I took the tape off and they are almost perfect! I do have a question on the next s
  6. Thanks. Yeah, I remember seeing that but it made me nervous to get on them with enough heat to get them down. I think I tried one and I didn't like how it turned out. I was able to get them pretty flat so I am happy with them for now. Cheers
  7. So here are all the armor sections ready to roll. First up the chest plate. Here you can see how narrow I have my return edges. Should snap plates installed. I haven't done the lower ones yet that connect to the abb section. Still figuring out the best place to put those. Posterior plate next Back plate Kidney plate Abb plate
  8. Hello all, So it has been a very long time since I circled back and posted here. Almost 4 years!!! Sadly my TK project got side lined for almost all of that time. Super busy at work and unfortunately some health problems as well prevented me from making much progress. However, I am now back at it so I figured I would post up with what I have been doing of late to move the project forward. With all the main parts trimmed and edges sanded I figured it was time to make up a bunch of snap plates. I don't intend to use the velcro method as supplied by Anovos. So snaps it is.
  9. So the first step in TD assembly is to get the tube the right length. So I trimmed down the supplied to to best match the required dimension. Since cutting a hunk of PVC pipe is not so interesting I will spare you from the pictures..this time Up next was to fit the end caps. Following standard procedure I used the hot water method to allow fitment of the caps. Of course one must always follow safety protocols so make sure you have appropriate hand protection (aka: oven mitt). Pressing into the cap Looks good
  10. To help along my procrastination with addressing the back of the shins I decided to spend some time on accessories. Specifically the TD! First off, I attempted to follow ukswrath's advice for straightening out the TD clips to match canon. However, when I got the angled portion to just about straight it snapped off! @#$%^&*!!! I tried to clean up the break in a lame attempt to salvage the supplied clips but it was just way too short. So I endeavored to make my own. Off to the hardware store to find the appropriate material, which amazingly I did. Apparent
  11. So moving on down the body comes the thighs. By this point I had relatively good confidence so things started going a lot easier. Since I figure you have seen enough clamps by now I will just move along to the end result. Outer strips Inner strips and no right thigh is complete without its ammo pack. I opted for the straight look as opposed to the slightly tilted up variation. Given my height I figure I need as much coverage as I can get. I am probably going to put some foam on the inside of the split pin to prev
  12. So to continue with the trend I worked my way down the body from the arms down to those dreaded calves. So up next were the shoulder bells. For this it really came down to fitting and trimming. Not so exciting. Here is how they look after my efforts. After leaving almost no return edges remaining I discovered 2 things 1) They really loose their rigidity without those edges 2) Still not big enough for my pythons....I mean biceps Later on once I get to overall fitting I will give them a hot water bath and reform the shape a bit
  13. So the biceps were up next. These went much like the forearms. Fairly easy to handle (maybe even easier given their small size) so I won't belabor explaining the process. However, feeling more confident I decided to do both outer strips at the same time Then on to the inners Final product Up next...I am not sure
  14. So the forearms proved to be a nice little part of the project. Quite easy to handle and they fit together quite well, even with the little bit of extra material I am leaving on to accommodate my size. For this reason I decided to glue the strips to both halves at the same time, a departure from how I started with the calves. Here are a few shots of the LH outer cover strips going on: And the RH: Once these all cured up I moved to the inside and added the inner strips as well. They look like this: As with many other TK
  15. Well it has been way to long since I updated this thread. A fair bit of progress made but sadly did not make any time to post. So I have dumped all the pics I have taken along the way into my picture hosting account and will update the best that I can. I finished off the front side of the shins with both the outer and inner cover strip. Looks a little like this. On the inside (sorry not so easy to see) After this I decided to leave the back of the shins for a later date. Having picked the worst possible parts to start with I figured I had better mo
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