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  1. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Thanks, I assume that is mineral turpentine here in Australia. Doesn't damage the abs? I've also painted an off cut to see how it goes with the turps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Bugger, had done most of the tops of the buttons, and then extended my painting to include the white edges
  3. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    So toothpicks to tidy up? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Thanks, was going to go brackets but recently changed mind to use a double snap setup, was going to try doubled over elastic first and see how I like it. Got 5m each of the webbing and elastic to play around with.
  5. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Slightly better than the other day If I stand completely upright the jatz crackers get squashed. Do I have room for longer elastic shoulder straps as the overlap of the shoulder covers at the back plate is between the 4-5rib which is the same overlap as the chest plate. Is there too much overlap of the chest plate /ab? Can I score more length here? Elastic strapping or nylon webbing internally?
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    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    I've been looking to do chest back, abs and kidneys next. After taping everything up to do a rough fit check before I strap, I've got some concerns that my torso might be a bit longer than I thought. I'm only 6' tall but pretty solid at 230lb. When I taped everything up and had a slight overlap of the chest plate and abs (only about an inch) and aligned the kidney to be level with the top edge of the abs. There was about a 3-4" gap in between the back plate and the kidneys. Its fixed if I hunch over, but not overly comfortable for more than 2mins, and standing up straight blows it open. I know I can slightly lengthen the elastic over the shoulders by about an inch to drop the back plate slightly, though any more and the shoulder straps might get to short to attach at the back, this still does it doesn't give me enough to close the gap. If I move the chest plate up closer to my neck that also helps drop the back plate, but results in the cod crushing the Jatz Crackers. How much overlap should I have on the chest plate/abs? Should the neckline of the chest plate be roughly at the same height as the bottom of the helmet? or doesn't matter? I'm using double snaps for strapping, should I use elastic or nylon webbing through for the torso straping? Any other suggestions? or am I over thinking stuff.
  7. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    More waiting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Let this dry over night Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Can't touch this! Love the animation On a separate note, elastic on the shoulder bells around the biceps is just glued directly on?
  10. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Snap time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. BigCara

    SNAP Setting 101

    I was trying to work out the same, thinking elastic for arms / legs, probably need nylon for my "Trooper butt". Was thinking of doubling the nylon over and stitching together, but gluing sounds so much easier.
  12. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Thanks might need to try zap a gap, Round 2, tried another glue with an activator pen, lasted til I flexed my hand, but this was an improvement on round 1
  13. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Was thinking afterwards that scuffing may have helped. Thankfully the hand guards are undamaged, and the gloves were only $3 from the supermarket. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Dismal failure Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. BigCara

    BigCara's ANH TK AP Build

    Thought I'd knock off something simple today. Don't you hate when there is only enough glue for one glove. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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