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KindofaBigDeal

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    Zach
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  1. I built a galactic marine clone kit and learned how to shim - the process sounds similar to what you have to do with your fotk kit. Please read my build doc and scroll down to the part “Shimming Armor” Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MLWhXs6wegJA4m5T4m2ShO0Ms0ElCLwDRUtEjTAe4eE/edit I am also stuck on my build so don’t get discourage. Take a deep breath and you will get through it. Don’t give up.
  2. Alright since my gaskets arrived I wanted to try and size the shins to fit but the results didn’t make enough change and so I’m asking for help here. I’ve taken off one inch of the left thigh to try and make room for the knee. Then I remembered the holster is on the right thigh and that’s a point I can’t trim past limiting how much I can take off the bottom of both pieces. I am wearing tight under suit and can’t pull them up any higher on my legs. I would love for suggestions for what to do next to adjust the pieces to fit. I am not going to get discouraged I will continue making progress on the pieces that do fit in the mean time. Is the square on the inside of the thighs needed? I’m not seeing it on the the crl. Thanks in advance.
  3. I received my geeky pink gaskets yesterday which look amazing!!! [emoji2956] thank you Teresa for your hard work and effort to make my first order gaskets and neck seal a reality! I am really looking forward to test fitting 90% of the costume soon!! [emoji2962] Last night I made progress with more pieces primed and some pin holes filled! Thus far I’m really impressed with Jim’s kit for several reasons: 1 - it’s a very clean kit, with very few pinholes and scratches to fill, s as I rotated the piece I was surprised how few imperfections there were. which means it’s faster to get it painted and onto strapping. 2 - crisp detailed pulls with sharp edges. I’ve seen other builds where details are soft and need to be cut out and replaced but not having to deal with that is awesome. 3 - It comes with no pieces needing to be shimmed . Compared to my galactic marine build this is much easier and I’m excited to keep making progress and I’ll keep you updated! Before filling
  4. Got together with Scott to work on our kits!
  5. More progress today! Lots of pieces primed and a few sanded! I need to catch up to Scott TK16390! We both are in WI and building Jim’s kits. Totally not a competition [emoji12] call it “motivation”! Sanded
  6. I still feel pumped up from the armor party yesterday so I got some greeblies attached! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Right? I decided I’m going to prime, sand, and fill the parts I know fit. I will wait to tackle the thigh issue later. I have motivation back and I want to put it to good use as there’s are a lot of work to be done. I ordered my gaskets from the amazing geeky pink last month. The only other piece I need to order is my belt and I’m working on getting in better shape so that I can fit into all my costumes more comfortably.
  8. 1 years, 2 months, 7 days later I hosted an armor party and made some progress! Shout out to #DevastatorSquad!
  9. Thanks that's perfect. Do you have the right as well or should I just base it off of the left? Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  10. If it does not. I had it custom sized by Jim to my measurements so I wouldn't have to worry about shimming. The piece is able to be pulled up high enough on my leg. I believe that modifying the bottom front and back will allow it to fit properly. I have marked up areas I think would be accurate with pencil around the knee area, but would like to know your thoughts before making any cuts. If anyone is able to help and thinks the cuts need to be adjusted, I would love to see an edit in photo shop with proper lines. Please ignore the lines on the top as I don't think I need to trim that area any more. Thank you. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks for the suggestion, however the issue I'm currently having is knowing what to take off of the piece, and it's hard to show where my knee is with all black on. I hope this makes sense. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  12. I fixed up the top inside of the thigh and also took 1/4 inch off the bottom. As you can see, the armor extends bellow my knee. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  13. Hey Tony thanks for checking in! I'm still working on sizing the thighs right now, You can see I've done a little trimming here off the inside of the thigh, which allows it to slightly higher up my leg and a slightly better fit - but the bottom of the thigh piece is still below my knee. I don't want to lose any of the recessed detail so I'm hesitant to take any more off the top. Looking at the gallery and screen caps, I understand some material is taken off of the front and back bottom of the thigh, so that is definitely going to help, but if I could move it up my leg a little more, I could obviously take less off the bottom.
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