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  1. You are going to have lots of fun Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. That's what the community is for Plus, in a double snap straps configuration, you just increased your odds of everything holding together ; Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. Those don't look bad at all and if the male counterpart holds firmly in there, you should be okay. You are correct, if it's out of sight, it's out of mind and the functionality is still there. The guy at Tandy leather told me misaligned snaps will still hold for the purposes that we are using them for. If you want to avoid misalignments, use a softer mallet and take more time pounding the posts down. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. In my experience, misaligned snaps generally happen when the material you are using is too thin for the post to deform on to it's mating half.... It deforms to it's optimum limit, where it is straight, has no where else to go so it starts to skew with every blow.... Unless you are really careful. Machines help you keep the arrangement straight for sure, but you can do the same manually with allot of care and patience. A slight misalignment in the mating parts, either male or female, will still work. If you want it dead straight, put more material in between for it to pinch in on our use a m
  5. Taking your time, research, and having fun with it is part of the journey. Don't rush it..... Like I did. I worked on mine every night after work.... At a good pace. I produced something I'm proud of but am a little sad that the journey is over.... For now Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  6. The bucket looks fantastic! One thing that I noticed on my RS helmet is that the right side tube on the face is somewhat collapsed when you mate it with the cape.... Hence the ear gap. Mine has a very uncomfortable ear gap, perhaps too large, but I like it and it's not too far off from the real deal. Have a close look at the screen bucket, that ear gap is quite substantial. And some smaller things I've noticed and echoed, which would be up for debate, is that the left ear is a tad thicker and set lower on the bucket. I just ran with those observations..... Swat designation be damned! Lol
  7. Removing paint with non acetone nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol is good for small areas.... If you need to remove entire traps or all the tears, I've used easy off and it worked like a charm. Spray it outdoors and don't breathe it in Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. Will definitely help you where I can Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  9. Ooooo.... Where's the E11 from? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. There are many options for vendors and also for types of blasters. I got my bfg t-21 from tk421 propstop on Etsy... There's a whole section on the forum just for blasters. Surf around and see what you like. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. Glad you found the areas that need adjustment.... Just be careful that there is still enough of an overlap for the ear screw to grab during install. I thought I didn't have enough at one point, but just had the face plate moved too far back Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. Great progress on the body Greg...I like to check back into this thread as I'm interested in your bucket build I thought about your ABS paste approach for mimicking the paint drips but am leaning towards a different route....I did a test myself and will probably use e-6000 painted over with white enamel to make it look like a sloppy rattle-can paintjob. Once I blend the weathering in on top of that it should look like the movie helmet. The irregularities in the RS molds will lend itself nicely to this technique me thinks.....and if it doesn't work, i'll just peal it off....LOL
  13. I played around with my bucket last night and see how the brow gap forms. I have my helmet trimmed down so that the mask sits right up to the brow naturally. Do you have excess plastic on the sides and top of the faceplate that is not allowing you to push the face right to the front of the dome? These RS kits come off the molds in pretty rough shape compared to some of the pristine fan molds (AP). There's lots of doctoring to be done to get the pieces to sit nicely together.
  14. Check for a Sandy at MEPD that has Anovos armour.... Those peices are usually sold, given, thrown out. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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