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  1. Ok, I got the sniper knee put on: Next time I have a couple days off work, I'll start working on the thighs again.
  2. Wow, it's been a minute. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I got a little intimidated by the sniper knee and cutting/sizing the thighs...and then time slipped a little. Now I'm back, and I have updates and questions. Return edges have been removed: Got my boots in the mail! Now back to the sniper knee. I understand for Centurion, the knee needs to align with the contour of the top of the shin piece, but I think I'm having trouble getting it to line up perfectly. This is the best I could get it:
  3. Welp, the clamp and wait method didn't work, so I boiled up some water. I think the only thing scarier than cutting the armor out is sticking all the hard work into boiling hot water. Thankfully, it all worked out! I also trimmed down the return edges at the bottom. I'm letting the piece finish drying overnight and will reattach the velcro in the morning.
  4. When I first cut the excess of the back of the calves, it lined up well. I think the issue was when I was gluing on the cover strip in the back, the spacer I used to keep the cover strip and the opposite side from touching was too large and warped the plastic, so I've got some large clamps and I'm going to let the piece sit for a couple days to warp back into shape.
  5. I've put aside the thigh pieces to work on the calves to ensure they line up together and have run into a bit of a snafu. I'm using the included white velcro, but it doesn't seem strong enough to keep the halves together at the back due to the plastic wanting to pull apart. The velcro also isn't sticking onto the plastic the best, so should I use some E-6000 to hold it better? I've only done the right calf so far, as I ran into this issue.
  6. I've removed the return edges on the chest piece and around the neck. I've trimmed the thighs down about 3cm already, but I've got a question. Is the front edge (and the corresponding peak at the top) supposed to line up with the center line of my thigh/shin or sit slightly off to the side? Different pictures I'm looking at give me slightly different views of it. If it needs to be directly up the center line, I'll need to trim more off and I feel like it's starting to look a little too small. If the thighs track the center line, they still run over/und
  7. I've started trimming down return edges on the back and chest pieces and have come to a couple questions. For the chest piece, I have trimmed the bottom return edge but am curious if I should leave some near the shoulder straps. If I remove all of the return edge there, it'll show the velcro strips and straps underneath. Is this an issue or not? For the thigh pieces, the majority of the top return edges have been trimmed, but can I also trim the return edge at the bottom? The previous owner already shimmed the inside of t
  8. It's been a few days, but work is going steady. Forearms are mostly done, but could use a little trimming. Knocked out the biceps too. Sure am glad I bought the value size bag of clamps, as I was able to fully assemble one bicep at a time. As this is my first build, I decided to stick with the included velcro strapping system. While I was at it, I went ahead and strapped up the rest of the armor. I need to trim and finish strapping the torso pieces,
  9. A busy Saturday rewatching Star Wars: The Clone Wars from the beginning so I can start season 6... but that has given me plenty of time to work. I've trimmed the return edges on the my forearms (front and back of the inside, just front of outside piece). I've started assembling the left forearm, so we'll see how it turns out tomorrow. I do have a question. The halves of my right forearm don't quite match up, and I was just wondering if this is normal or not.
  10. That hadn't occurred to me, but it sounds like an excellent plan. The previous owner is slightly (2" and 20 lbs) smaller than me, but none of the pieces have been fully assembled, so I can still trim them down to fit. I have no doubt I'll have some questions moving forward, so thank you in advance for your help!
  11. Hello everyone! I'm starting my first ever build and am excited to join the 501st. I got my Big Brown Box on Wednesday, but actually bought my kit secondhand from another member, which has the double edge sword of some of the work already having been done. The helmet is already complete, so I only need to finish the other hard pieces. Some of the parts (thighs, calves) are already assembled in the front, but my understanding is the majority of the trimming is done in the back, so that's not a problem at all. Also, some of
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