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Advice on shim between ab and kidney (FX)

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How should I cut/attach this shim? Should I trim the bottom corner of the ab plate and shim, making a curved line to bottom of the kidney? Or cut straight from the bottom of the kidney to ab plate?

Or even bondo/glue the shim in place, but cut into two pieces making both the Ab and the Kidney larger, meeting in the middle?

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Study as many of the submission pics for centurion as you can. They will show you how it should look. There is also a pretty old thread around here about upgrading FX armor to EIB standards. It talks about the ab/kidney shim a bit. I think your pretty close though. There is usually a notch at the bottom of the kidney armor that is not attached to the ab plate. Maybe you could incorporate that. The belt will cover a lot of the bottom of the shim either way. Was your posterior already separated from the kidney when you got it?I am facing similar choices with my older armor.

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Yeah, the posterior was already in two pieces.I'm probablt going to shift the shim down, and trim a little off both the top and bottom of the ab plate. I've been looking at a lot of TM's armor and how people wear it, so while I can't make this armor perfect, I can make it look as good as I can.

I've actually thought about attaching the codpiece back to the ab plate too.

 

Of course, this all depends on how the thighs look. I need to modify them quite a bit to get a good fit. I'd hate to have too big of a gap between my thighs and torso pieces.  

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I ended up cutting the shim in two, and attaching them to both the back and ab pieces. I used fiberglass for the inside, and bondo for the outside. They are almost ready to paint. :)

 

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