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TKModder421

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    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    I'm a computer science major, but I've found a lot of interest in Star Wars costuming and armor building lately.

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  1. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Ok, so after letting the glue dry and cleaning up my giant glue mess it looks pretty good. But I have a concern... So my concern is there's a little gap running up along the front side of the cover strip. It's kind of hard to get a good pic of it, but here's a few... up in there real close! You don't really see it unless you get up in there. But is this normal? Something I shouldn't worry about? Or should I tear it apart and try and get better contact on the edges?
  2. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Haha I know, I know! Yeah I was definitely wanting to add inner cover strips but I wasn't sure exactly what scraps I could use. The way I trimmed all my pieces I'm not sure I actually have any scraps that are long and wide enough to be usable as cover strips. I may have to just buy some sheets of white ABS that I can cut into inner cover strips. I did give the forearms a hot water bath, they were far too oval prior. before after I was considering a heat gun if I've got spots that aren't flat enough to get good contact with the cover strip, but so far it looks like I should be fine
  3. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Alright, back to the build! So I did the necessary trimming and have started gluing the coverstrips on the forearms. Started with the front side of the right arm This is my first go at trying this and I got a little messy with the glue LOL. Thank goodness E6000 peels right off!! Gonna let that dry and give you an update when I move on to the other side.
  4. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Ok, I'm also looking for feedback about my best option for applying the cover strips to the forearms. Since I've trimmed them down, the opening at the top of the forearm (nearest the bicep) no longer lines up. What do you all recommend I do? Should I trim off some of the larger side at the same angle as the dip (red line) and make the cover strip (green rectangle) come up to the new butt point (this is the direction I'm leaning) Or do just make the cover strip go all the way to the top of the larger piece?
  5. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Yeah, I agree. I'm leaning towards just taking some off the top inside of the forearms
  6. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    OK!! So I finally have enough of my soft goods (undersuit and gloves) to do fitment adjustments on the arms I previously had done some initial trimming to cut down the circumference of the biceps and forearms. But because of the amount I took off the forearms, the openings became very oval, which is going to pose problems when trying to attach the cover strips, since I wouldn't have a flat surface where the two sides of the forearms meet So per advice from Joseph I gave the forearms a hot water bath. They're much rounder, more comfortable and provide a much flatter surface to attach the cover strips. I've done some duct tape rigging to get an idea of how the shoulder, bicep and forearm will fit. Currently I'm using the plastic hand plates from the ANOVOS kit, but I've ordered some soft hand plates from Joseph. So here's my right arm... I like the length of the forearm when my arm is straight, but when my elbow is bent the wrist opening cuts into my wrist and handplate which either slides under the opening... or outside the opening So I'm still trying to decide on my best plan of action here. Do I trim only the dip in the inside opening of the top of the forearm (maybe 1/2")? Or do I take a combination of a little off the wrist (maybe a 1/4"+) and the dip (1/4")?
  7. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Alright!! So I received my undersuit and I'm ready to start moving forward with prelim fitting and some trimming. I did some test rigging with duct tape and found my right arm to sit pretty well and have a good range of motion. But when I did the same with the left arm (especially bending my elbow) I wasn't getting the same range of motion. My forearm was running into the bicep and the bicep wasn't sliding up my upper arm any further. So I was trying to figure out why that was happening, and I noticed that the bicep piece wasn't sliding any higher because it was pushing up into my armpit as far as it would go. I took off both arms to compare the biceps and what I found was that the inside, top opening of the left bicep doesn't dip down as far as the right bicep does. You can see it much better when you line them up So I guess my question is what course of action should I take? If I trim down the top inside opening I'll be getting close to that thumb dent, but I don't have enough length on the top of the opening to be trimming off the bottom opening without possibly leaving a gap between the bottom of the shoulder bell and the top of the bicep. I hope that all made sense Thoughts??
  8. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Awesome!! Thanks guys! I'll update my progress soon
  9. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Oh ok! Helmet removal is the base line I should use for arm movement?
  10. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    OK, so I got my undersuit, so I'm ready to start with the rough fitting. Starting with the biceps first. How do I want these to fit exactly? I'm probably going to take in the top a bit but the bottom is comfortable when my arms are down but get snug when I flex my bicep. Is this a concern? Should I give myself a little more room at the bottom?
  11. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Good idea!! Do you recommend just a temp strap with tape cut to the right strapping length?
  12. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Alright I'm waiting to receive my undersuit so I can start making fitment choices. In the meantime I'm doing some quick size-ups with the arms first. I know I'm going to have to trim down the extremities just like a 1/2"-1". So my first question is how do I want the forearms to fit lengthwise? Here are some pics: I was thinking of trimming it at the red line. Thoughts??
  13. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Yeah that's the same tutorial I used for my mounts! That's where I got the idea for the threaded spacers. Yeah I hope to see you around too. I was gonna try and go to some events as a handler before I finish my armor, to try to get to know people in the community
  14. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Thank you sir!!
  15. TKModder421

    My first build!! ANOVOS ANH stunt TK

    Thanks James! I see you're in Utah too? I picked up 6, 1/4" outer diameter threaded aluminum spacers and found black machine screws that I liked with the same threading at Ace Hardware and carefully bored wholes in the Plasticweld mounts with a 1/4" bit. After applying the black plastidip the holes were a little smaller so the spacers fit in there nice and tight, I was considering gluing them in but they were so snug and the lenses are already curved so there wasn't any additional flexing that is going to cause them to pull out (from what I can tell at this point anyway. I also considered the Sugru route like Matt used and they're both great options. I just liked how I was able to do additional sculpting to the Plasticweld to make the mounts look like a molded part of the eye sockets. If you have any other questions about it feel free to ask or even message me directly.
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