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  1. ok I figured it out, thanks https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=35435 I still need to find a source for foam to use as padding to help keep a few things aligned better.
  2. 45528 requesting access https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=35435
  3. I'm missing something here... I can log into https://www.501st.com/. but https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=45528 Internal Server Error Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /efs/501st.com/html/include/boot_header.php:112)
  4. Been a BUSY week, but TK-45528 reporting for duty I’m sure I haven’t requested all the proper access to So Cal, 1st imperial detachment and all… (so many different places!)
  5. because the original builder made the front seem so wide, the knee will never sit flush… (and I can’t get it apart to try and fix that) So I put a 1/4” thick EVA foam spacer inside to let me glue the center. This also should help some with the knee wanting to go under the thigh. Then I glued the sides. waiting on approval…
  6. This should do for the TD update. Trimmed knee return off. considered leaving just a bit on either side of the strip, but it was just cleaner this way to me. maybe I’ll add a bit of scrap to gap fill if it bugs me.
  7. I decided to go with long Velcro on the other side of the bell to bicep connection. adjustable over time is good… and it was determined that the way this armor has the knee installed needed to be fixed… so, I set about removing it. Not an easy task… but there where spacers under it, so that helped a little… needs some cleanup… Minimal visible damage. Other than the hole in the palm of my hand. (Put on a glove after that!) this build has had its blood letting moments. That may be the most yet. seems the bottom return edge should be removed, if I understand correctly. it is what it is.
  8. Also started to play with how to add straps between the bells and biceps. first with a snap in the bicep. then I started making the elastic straps. snapped one end on to get a feel for size… thinking maybe to short… but maybe not… it could work, with a snap on both sides. but I’m thinking now, maybe use a long patch of Velcro on the bell side, to let me have fine adjustability… Especially if/when the elastic stretches.
  9. Here is what I have been doing to fix up this TD. I found that I have the perfect paint, so I decided to patch the holes. (Tested on small cylinder on right) Covered the inside. ( my end caps come off making this easier) my fingers were covered in superglue when done! But I didn’t get them stuck on anything. filled things up with some filler. Second filler pass (alternated colors so I had a better idea of where I was) also made the screws black. What holes? and super close match grey applied. Now I wait for it to dry… (inside is original grey except for a bit of overspray) In the right light, 1 or 2 of the holes have a hint of where they were. if it bugs me to much, I’ll wet sand a bit more and paint again. Probably not though…
  10. This is a rebuild, have to work with what I have and try to make it work. tube is 7.5” wide, 68mm OD. the end caps are close to 3/4 but a bit different from each other, not exactly to control spec. Can’t fix that… the panel is superglued on and not coming off without being destroyed… (I played with the idea, but nope) I could flatten the clip ends, moving the screws a bit closer to the end as well. But that will change the control panel rotation a little... ANH stunt control, doesn’t match that image, but the image from gmrhodes13 looks like a real TD, so this will go in my file for future reference!
  11. Discovered the TD metal parts are installed in the wrong place for more than basic approval… and far enough over that I’m going to need new grey pipe, or attempt an expert patch and grey paint job to fix it.. apears to be 68mm OD 64mm ID 2mm wall checking the source master list
  12. where would you suggest getting foam suitable for this task?
  13. thanks for the observations! im aware of the shoulder bells popping up, I’m looking into how to solve that. I am 6-1 so I probably will have a gap, back there, but I am going to play with adjusting the shoulder bridge size to see if it goes down some. And it should not have that slant… hmmm I didn’t notice the leg not being straight, it could be the knee was pushing on it…. I need to check that. I didn’t want to have to pull the knee apart as well, but after some in person expert input during this fitting it became apparent that I WILL be pulling it off and fixing it’s alignment…. more tuneups to come!
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