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Well the boxes have begun to arrive. So excited       Tools: Exacto knifes (large & small) Lexan Scissors http://www.amazon.com/Duratrax-Body-Scissors-Reamer-3-P

A submission photo, wishing I had a gun. Serious build tutorial update in the works.  

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Trimming cont..... BTW this is going to be heavy pics... FYI.

 

Before I get started I'd like to add a new tool to my arsenal, the belt sander. Used it in my last TK build and immediately switched over to this bad boy for 90% of the trimming. Loving it. Sorry if this isn't a tool we should be promoting but it's a sanity saver.

 

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ON WITH THE SHOW!!!

 

Shoulder plates.

 

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Trimming.... cont... I hate plastic  :blink:  :laugh1:  :56pullhair:

 

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Sorry for the vent 

 

:pint1: ah better

 

Knee....

 

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Posterior....

 

 

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Cod.......

 

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Trimming cont... Forearms  :angry:  :6: Need I say more

 

 

 

 

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Forearm boxes were trimmed down to 16mm in depth. This will be mentioned more in the build portion also.

 

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THIS...

 

SO.

 

MUCH.

 

THIS.

 

The TFA kit is a whirlwind of plastic. It seems to never, ever, ever end - until you start gluing stuff.

 

The build that I'm assisting with at the moment has shown me this much. What we have done to help maintain sanity throughout it is group all of the pieces together by which armor part they go with. For instance, we have all of the left forearm pieces taped together, all of the right forearm pieces taped together (Not "staged/assembled" - just bundled together) in an effort to support the appearance that there is less work to be done, and when we are going to build the left forearm, we just grab that bundle and build it.

 

It is much easier on the brain than keeping all of the pieces of the kit spread out all over the place, as that is visually quite daunting. If you haven't experienced it yet, then when you eventually do get to do so, you will lay out all of the pieces and just stare blankly at the sea of plastic that surrounds you.

 

There are indeed, a lot of parts.

 

Pave the way my friend. You lead, I'll follow. ;) Such a beautiful dance this is. LoL

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Trimming cont...

 

Left rear Calf boxes (if there's a correct name for these someone please let me know)

 

 

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Left (forward) box

 

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Right (rear) box

 

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