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I am now the proud owner of a AM Lite kit and I'm just about to start my build so I thought I'd start a thread!

 

There's been some great AM build threads recently so I'll be studying them as I go along (Congrats Rob on being #100 EIB by the way!).

 

Here's the obligatory box and armour-laid-out shots...

 

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Here's a couple of bits I've already got...

 

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Any comments or pointers more than welcome and I'll try not to mess up the build!

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Congrats on the new purchase - AM is really starting to propagate through the ranks. :)

 

BTW, your daughter is absolutely adorable!

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CONGRATULATIONS ROB!!!!! Don't you just love getting those brown boxes :D

 

Like Brian said, AM is taking a big chunk of the armor world...

 

 

Measure twice, cut once. Have yourself a lot of E6000, and spring clamps!

 

Take your time, don't rush!

 

Looking forward to watching your suit come together, please take lots of pix, so you came share your experience with us!!

 

:dancing-trooper: Have fun with your build!! :dancing-trooper:

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I LOVE getting those brown boxes!!

 

Thanks for the lovely comments guys, here's my little girl before she turned to the dark side...

 

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As we now have an 8 week old daughter as well, time is at a premium as you can imagine!

 

The E6000 is on order along with my snaps and pliers so in the meantime I've managed to start work on my MR bucket. I've ran into a few issues taking the tube stripes off with the acetone-free nail polish remover though :( Will I be able to just spray over the affected area with my Halfords Appliance White rattle can?

 

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I've also drilled out the 4th tooth on each side of the frown and will open them up a bit with some needle files...

 

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and trimmed the brow...

 

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Hopefully I'll get on with the millput for the seam tonight along with the screws for the ears.

 

Cheers,

Rob

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  • 1 year later...

[Hangs head in shame] It's been far too long coming but over the last couple of weeks I've managed to get going again on my build...

 

It's still difficult to be able to spend lengthy sessions on my build so I'm trying to get at least a little bit done every other night. That way I might be finished the right side of 50!

 

Here's a couple of pics of the gloves, hand plates and forearms that I've been working on. I'll upload some more pics over the next couple of days...

 

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Got a bit more done guys.

 

Had a trial fit last night to see how things were sitting together.. (you'll have to excuse the excited grin!) :D

 

I haven't attached the bells to the biceps and forearms yet, do they seem to be in the right position?

 

Cheers,

Rob

 

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Your left forearm piece does look a little lower than the right.

 

But other than that it looks spot on in my opinion.

 

Your Armor is coming along really well Rob and i cant wait to see some more pictures.

 

And nice E-11 by the way, i just picked mine up, just waiting for it to come :D

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the encouragement Eric, always good to get some reassurance!

 

Really like the E-11 just have to be careful not to drop it :icon_eek:

 

Here's the strapping on the arms and the work I've done on the belt...

 

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I screwed up one of the rivets on the belt trying to use the wrong size washer but hopefully I've recovered the situation ok?

 

Hopefully getting my holster in the next few days so I'll crack on and get that attached as well most probably using chicago screws...

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Thanks for your kind words Karin (and not-so-subtle plug :lol: )

 

Definitely interested in a set of your latex hand guards - have people attached them to nomex gloves or has the majority gone for chemical gloves?

 

Cheers,

Rob

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Bit more of an update...

 

I've fixed the holster to the belt using chicago screws to make packing a bit easier.

 

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Need to finish off the kidney/butt plate next...

 

Cheers,

Rob

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  • 4 months later...

OK time for a long overdue update....

 

Thanks to a lot of help from Gary, Billy and Pete from the UKG :icon_bow: I've FINALLY completed my build and been cleared !! :peace: Wow, what a buzz! :dancing-trooper: :dancing-trooper: :dancing-trooper:

 

Now just waiting for my TK number.

 

Here's some pics...

 

Split the biceps and forearms to change from an overlap to a butt join

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Some clearance pics

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I'll post up a couple of detail shots of the armour tomorrow including some of Karin's lovely handguards (wow what a difference from the AM guards)! :icon_eek:

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