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Black1705f

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  1. So as I prepare to embark on my first build like most I'm terrified to make my first cut. After a lot of research I feel compelled to start with the biceps to hopefully build some confidence from there. So my question is....when sizing the bicep or any limb armor do I want to trim to size from both pieces (outer and inner) or just off of one piece. In other words if I want to reduce both sides of the armor by say an inch do I cut a half inch off both the inner and outer armor halves or do I take an inch off the sides of just one piece and if so which one inner or outer. My gut tells me to take it off evenly but I thought I'd get some advice. For my next question bare in mind I'm relatively sized proportionally to a 1970's Englishmen in that i'm 5'9" 155lbs or perhaps a little short for a trooper. But anyways, is there a good guideline to use for the screen used widths of cover strips on the shins, thighs, forearms and biceps? Likewise what should I be doing with the return edges on each piece. I know a lot of people will just say search the forums but I keep seeing some conflicting answers and the guidelines don't always specify on every piece. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed Black
  2. Long time lurker first time poster. Just to preface this is my first ever attempt at any sort of custom build. I received my AM kit and was impressed with the quality but distraught at the task at hand. I haven't got any soft parts yet, but that will be easy by comparison. Luckily I had a pro (Eric Dyck) build the helmet in the same time it would take me to open the box it came in. I still have to paint it but I find that will be easy because I have lots of miniature painting experience. So as I prepare to embark on my first build like most I'm terrified to make my first cut. After a lot of research I feel compelled to start with the biceps to hopefully build some confidence from there. So my question is....when sizing the bicep or any limb armor do I want to trim to size from both pieces (outer and inner) or just off of one piece. In other words if I want to reduce both sides of the armor by say an inch do I cut a half inch off both the inner and outer armor halves or do I take an inch off the sides of just one piece and if so which one inner or outer. My gut tells me to take it off evenly but I thought I'd get some advice. For my next question bare in mind I'm relatively sized proportionally to a 1970's Englishmen in that i'm 5'9" 155lbs or perhaps a little short for a trooper. But anyways, is there a good guideline to use for the screen used widths of cover strips on the shins, thighs, forearms and biceps? Likewise what should I be doing with the return edges on each piece. I know a lot of people will just say search the forums but I keep seeing some conflicting answers and the guidelines don't always specify on every piece. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed Black
  3. Moved to correct thread....please delete.
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