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  1. Congrats! The AM 2.0 is a fantastic kit! I look forward to watching your progress. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi Everyone! After 4 long troops, I noticed a few hairline cracks on my neck and in either side of the shoulder straps. I added a ABS doubler on the back side of the shoulder straps. In addition, is mixed up some structural epoxy and flocked cotton (FLOX). I made a filet around the inside neckline. Another easy way would to CA glue some ABS strips on the neckline. I gave it a little paint to blend in after everything dried. The next item I wanted to modify was my shins. I added some velcro inside the front of the shins and to the front of my boots. This should eliminate any rotation. Lastly, I cleaned and polished everything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. In reality, the butt moves around quite a bit. If it is a little off, no one will ever notice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My notch lines up with butt plate perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Lou, It's looking fantastic so far! I sent you a PM re: forearms with photos. Keep up the great work! Sean
  6. I built my Doopys blaster this past week. I decided to make a few mods, but not go crazy in this one. I definitely think another, more derailed, blaster build is in my future. Metal thumb screws, metal site pin, drilled out barrel tip. Modded parts prior to painting. My rag tag paint area. I’m using Rustoleum satin black. Here is the finished product. I’m going to keep the blaster looking new for now, to match my new armor. I’m sure there will be some weathering in my future. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yes, EBI very shortly I hope. I think I can probably finish my blaster this week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. TK 11485 requesting access! http://501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=27583 Thanks!
  9. Yes sir! Here is the link. You are going to love the AM kit! It is TOP NOTCH in my opinion!
  10. I just received my basic approval and 501st membership! TK 11485 reporting for duty! Now, I need to finish my blaster. I don’t think this is going to work.... Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I just got my approval! I am now TK11485.....whoo hoo! Agreed Jordan! I think I will drop my thighs about 1/2" and raise the shins about the same. The knee will overlap the thighs if I tweak it. I imagine I will be doing a lot of tweaking as I start figuring out what works best. Cheers!
  12. 1. Sean Sullivan 2. Star Garrison/North Texas Squad 3. AM 2.0 4. AM 4.5 helmet with Ukswrath’s electronics. 5. TKittell Belt and Pencap thigh garter system 6. Teresa Nuthall neck seal 7. TK Boots 11. 6’ 1” tall 12. 200 lbs. 13. TK ANH Stunt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So, I used a large pot of boiling water to dip the base of biceps for shaping. The ABS warm up relatively slowly vs heat gun and allows for pretty easy reshaping. The bottom (base) of the AM 2.0 biceps is very oval like. I was going to live with it, but at the last minute decided to reshape a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. This past weekend I decided to boil my biceps to achieve a rounder base. It turned out really well. I built a jig after measuring the required bicep/forearm gaps. This made installing the two inch straps much easier. I just glued the straps with CA glue. The shoulder bells received their snaps and now the arms are finished. Next, I installed snaps for thigh garter system. Finally, I spent the remainder of the day trying things on and doing my final fitting. I used some helmet padding to line up my shins perfectly. Ukswrath’s helmet electronics installed. Rivets painted. Frown mesh installed. I THINK I am finished with everything! I will spend a little time cleaning and polishing and I should be ready to take submission photos. Finally!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Work is continuing to progress, but I have been slacking in posting photos. That being said, this might be s long reply! While other parts were setting up, I decided to glue straps on my “trooping” hand guards. Everything laid out and ready to bring strapping. I felt compelled to hide my white closure strip. What better way than son black CF wrap left over from my airplane build! Knee ammo pouch trimming and installation complete. Next up gluing my shoulder straps with e6000. Straps are dry, and now it’s time for shoulder elastic. I decided to use 4 snaps vs gluing to allow for future adjustments. Shoulder Bell and bicep snaps installed. I decided to recruit my wife to help with the sew on snaps for shoulder Bell attachment. This photo catches me up with actual progress. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Last night I started off by gluing the read thigh inner strips. Then it was on tho the front cover strips. To speed things up, I went back to CA glue for the rear shin strips. Note to self......don’t use blue tape and hinge method on strips visible from the outside. After setting up I was left with tons of blue tape residue that encountered the glue. I spent about an hour cleaning things up using various techniques. My awl worked best. Finally, I installed the white closure velcro. Since everything else was drying I built my trooping hangars elastic bands. Fast forward to the next day.....hand guard elastic glued to hand guards. And finally tonight, attaching elastic strips to the shoulder bells. Now, I need to let everything dry. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Random tasks completed tonight, limited by my magnet supply. I started off working on my sniper knee. I build a small shim that will glue to the shin cover strip. Here the knee is being glued in place. Again, using e6000 for easy future TD conversion if the urge ever hits me. Next up, the front inner strips of the thighs are glued to join the halves. I have decide that painting the bucket isn’t my strong suit. I laid down the black on the ears and vocoder. Finally I took a few side by side photos of my AM 4.5 and WTF bucket. The AM is on the left in the photos. More cover strips tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I am continuing with cover strips. I have to glue as much as my magnets and clamps allow, then wait for things to set up. It’s slow, but I do like the forgiveness of the e6000. Since things were going slow, I got started on glueing the shins too. CA for the inner strip and e6000 for the outer. This clamping session will complete the arms and shin joining. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Great thanks! I was out of town last week. Before I left, I started glueing arm armor. I decided to get the tedious part. finished first. Cover strips Gluing inner strips with CA glue. Inner strips on right arm finished. I think I will be gluing the outer strips with E6000 on this build. More to come this week. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I worked on some painting this evening. I used the scrap from some stickers as a template. Whine I had the paints out, I painted the grey parts on the helmet. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Here, I have installed the “split snaps” on the left side. Originally I was going to use a single elastic strip to connect the sides. Unfortunately the elastic only stretches one direction. So, I folded 3” wide elastic for form three sturdy straps. Everything lined up just right. Next, I moved to the right side. I was very happy with the plastic slide that I did on my WTF build. I duplicated the process with a few slight improvements. In preparation for strapping, all three back pieces are taped in place. 1.5” strapping pieces cut with edges and snap hole melted. Installing snaps. Ready to install the finished product. Male snap plates installed. I will wait to install the snap plates on chest until after I fit the shoulder straps. Here is the chest plate trimmed and polished. Shoulder straps trimmed and polished. Finally, I installed the helmet strap that I decided to use. I still need to purchase keeps before installing buckle. That’s all for today. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Thanks Joseph! I think I will be using the split rivet with a male snap like I did on the cod. I will probably is 3” wide elastic with 6 snaps (split rivet locations) because, I really want to minimize any vertical movement in this joint. With the snaps, it will be a replaceable part too. I’ll post pics later today! Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I trimmed the back plate tonight and heat shaped it to fit with kidney. After the back was fitted I installed the butt snaps. Then, right “cosmetic” snap installed. Finally I marked the left side holes for split rivets. I’m not sure if these will be functional or not. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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