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I think I made a hasty adjustment..


I had glued the elastic and hooks like the photo below where the elastic would be between the two halves:




Or like this




But the fit was so weird and such a struggle to unhook, I started to look at other images to make sure I did it correctly. I then went to RS Propmaster's Facebook page and found these images of their suit:









It seemed to make more sense to have the hook go through the back, so I figured I had done it wrong the first time. So last night I pulled them off and glued them that way.


Today, looking over the photo references again I realized that I had it correct the first time...


Is this one of those preference details that vary from suit to suit in the films so either is ok? Or should I pull them off again and glue like I had the first time? I'm ultimately planning on submitting for Centurion level...




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Ok I fixed the images so they are bigger & here is a blow up of one of them. It appears to me that the hook is going through the hole from the back surface, not the front surface.



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I didn't think the RS guys would be sloppy with a detail like this.. Are we sure it couldn't be done either way? I don't mind fixing it... It's just seems more logical and comfortable than having the elastic in between the two halves...

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Finally had a chance to take photo's of individual parts of the suit. Here's how the Left Bicep and Forearm have come out. Right is similar so I'll skip posting it. I'll be doing this with each basic part. Let me know if you have suggestions for edges, corrections, improvements etc. Just want to make sure I get the fine details accurate, but I know the ultimate factor is how well it fits me. I'll post pics for that when I'm at that point. Thanks for any comments and help.



Left Arm_Page_1 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Arm_Page_2 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Arm_Page_3 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Arm_Page_4 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr

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Cool Thx, definitely agree about the bottom edge of the bicep. I'm sure I'll trim it by the time I get it all fitted to my body.


Here's the Right Thigh. I'm posting this before attaching the right ammo belt so that others can see the offset detail specific to the RS Prop Masters suit. It was something that wasn't very clear to me when I first assembled it and had to pull apart. Figured it might save someone else the trouble. Some of my photo's are more washed out than I want, I might replace them sometime later so that details along the surfaces are more clear...


Oh, & I chose to use snap plates for the elastics instead of the screen accurate method of gluing them directly to the plates for convenience of adjustments and ease of future replacement. I plan to troop in this set, so it seemed more practical. It even paid off so far as you can see by there being 4 female snaps on the elastic. I had them set too high at first and all i needed to do was add more snaps below to lower them.


I also haven't trimmed the backs of the thighs yet, though I expect that will happen for comfort heh..



Right Thigh_Page_1 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Right Thigh_Page_2 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Right Thigh_Page_3 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Right Thigh_Page_4 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr

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Left Greave before I attach the sniper plate to document what the top looks like before it is covered up.



Left Greave_Page_1 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Greave_Page_2 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Greave_Page_3 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Left Greave_Page_4 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr

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Very well documented and clean build you have done there , and as for those photos :)

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I would have used glue instead of snaps on most elastics but as long as the armor looks good on the outside, that's just personal taste.

I really like your pictures. The focus, the lighting, the labels and pointers for certain details, you should definitely round them up in a guide and sticky the guide or put it on the FISD wiki or whatever. This is some high quality reference material for future TKs you created here. Awesome work ! :duim:

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Thanks :) Its been really fun to document.


I debated back and forth for a long time whether to go with snap plates or the screen accurate method of direct gluing. Because I want to troop in this suit, I opted for the convenience snap plates give of disconnecting each piece or future replacement of elastics etc. While E-6000 is easy to remove and redo, snaps seemed more preferable to me. I will put some additional notes on these images to point out this difference so that future aspiring troopers aren't confused about why some do it one way and others do it another.


I haven't noted it yet, but I have even used inner cover strips on the seams to strengthen the pieces further, which is a deviation from the original costumes. Am planning to write stuff like that on the images too. The thought is to have these images contain all of the various bits of information I have learned through research.

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Started in on my bucket.



Helmet_Page_1 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Helmet_Page_2 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Helmet_Page_3 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Helmet_Page_4 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Helmet_Page_5 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr



Helmet_Page_6 by Echo Rogue, on Flickr

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Practicing a little painting. One question, I read in other threads that many feel the Testors gray is closer to the original color rather than the Humbrol because of a shift in the color of the Humbrol paint.


Here's a test:



Thoughts and opinions on which is best?


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