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Katye

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  • Birthday December 22

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    Mt. Juliet, TN

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  1. I tried to do most of the forming with the heat gun but the heat bath will be my next step if need be. Just gotta to some research on it so I don’t screw it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Yea me too on the broad shoulders and weight. It’s been a task to get it all sized right. I thought I had my kidney in the right place to be able to go higher levels but looking like that’s not the case unless I can get stubborn fat to come off Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Next question would be, who sells larger shoulder bells?
  4. I am using Pencaps garter system. which is great but that damn left one keeps moving, wonder if its cause of me trying to keep the knee plate from popping under it. I will try the foam in my shin to see if that helps Yes I looked at CRL and the back and kidney connection I realized I missed it. The kidney on the sides I am not sure what to do because I have the strapping as tight as it can go.
  5. I took new photos this weekend. I can’t figure out how to get the back of the left thigh to not turn on me The knee plate gives me a headache I don’t know how to fix it from popping under the thigh. I know my detonator is in the wrong spot I got my shoulder straps cut down per previous feedback I shortened the shoulder bell elastic per previous feedback but now it looks goofy in the back [emoji849] I believe I got the butt fixed from sticking out so much but now my kidney looks goofy [emoji1744]‍[emoji3601] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Great I will if worse comes to worse I’ll try to figure it out. Hopefully it’s okay. I think the hardest part of the build is the finessing after all the cuts, bruises and blood stops lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My garter system is from Pencap. Yes I plan on doing the Velcro. I’ve been working on fixing my straps today From your post about my biceps, I believe they were sitting wrong in those pictures because I measured my biceps cause I had to add shims to them too. In all I had to add shims to my biceps, kidney, and thighs. So I shimmed my kidney wrong? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve been looking at it daily throughout the build but what y’all see helps tremendously because I look in the mirror and get discouraged cause I can’t get things to fit right by myself [emoji23]. I plan on putting velcro on my boots and the inside of my shins so that should help. From the CRL and photos I’ve seen on the forum I think my thighs sit too low in the front.. does it look that way to you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The kit the helmet is 3 pieces so I had to cover that spot which I used and apoxie that dried grey but it didn’t sand very well but had to paint it. I tried matching the white but I might just have to paint the whole thing that color. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Okay let me make sure I’ve got the list right.. 1. Make the should straps shorter? 2. Rotate left shin 3. Rotate left thigh 4. Top white straps make shorter so they touch the OII box 5. The butt plate needs to come in? How do the front of the thighs and shins look they felt off to me but it was my first day in full armor Also how does the chest look on the armor it again feels weird but I think that’s cause the boobs get in the way unfortunately [emoji1744]‍[emoji3601] Yes I had to paint the back of my helmet because the helmet kit was 3 pieces so it was a huge pain in the butt. Do I need to just paint the whole helmet the same color? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I appreciate it. I'll be taking new pictures in about 3 hours so I will post them then and hopefully go from there.
  12. Its TKUK. It actually really sturdy I read all the stuff about them but since the sale was offering 2 suits and people have gotten approved with the suit I figured Id give it a go. If it doesn't work out it'll be on me but I've actually been pretty pleased with it compared to to the comments I had read regarding it. I think the suit has changed a lot since most of those comments though but I figured since I was going to be painting one suit it was better to try this route verses spending close to $2000 bucks for two suits. Mainly a budget issue and I didn't have to go on a wait list.
  13. Definitely, I am just trying not to bug the Garrison guys too bad because I know it is holiday season. I have been working on it none stop for about 6 weeks, I am trying not to rush the 501st suit. My biggest thing is actually getting this one right so that I can finish building my other one, that's the one I am being impatient on because I am painting it navy and gold for the Nashville Predators to be able to wear to Saturday night games so I want to get it done so I can wear it. But I want to wear it the right way so I'm working on finishing building the 501st one first. Its actually been a blessing having two suits because I was able to use the other kidney for the fix from the last set of pictures I posted.
  14. No I used snaps like the diagram Joseph posted in the snap setting tutorial. I have a snaps connecting the forearm, bicep, and shoulder. I also did the lip on the bicep to hold the black elastic strap. I might need to not snap the bicep to the shoulder bell and just use the back elastic strap to hold the bicep up. I was going to try both once I have extra hands to help. I never realized how hard it would be to get in the full suit by myself. I guess it probably just takes practice.
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