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Awesome. So in your mind less of an edge is more desirable. And yes I just got my Tkittell belt yesterday so it is a perfect 3".

 

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I257 using Tapatalk

 

In regards to the belt, canon accuracy is what I was shooting for so yes, less is better. 

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Tony, I got around to ordering that stuff from Page 3. Ended up finding the cap rivets at Hobby Lobby though. You might want to include that info on Page 1 for anyone else looking into finding these supplies. On another note, I attempted to buy extra split rivets at Home Depot and Lowes. Both places looked like I was speaking Greek when I asked where I could find them. 

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My new bible  :smiley-sw013:

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Tony, I got around to ordering that stuff from Page 3. Ended up finding the cap rivets at Hobby Lobby though. You might want to include that info on Page 1 for anyone else looking into finding these supplies. On another note, I attempted to buy extra split rivets at Home Depot and Lowes. Both places looked like I was speaking Greek when I asked where I could find them. 

 

Hey Jason thanks for the Hobby lobby info, yea I should have mentioned you can buy these little beauties at any hobby craft store.

 

As for the split rivets I believe I included a link to ebay where you can buy them in bulk but I also just added a link to evilboys rivet sets sold here on whitearmor.

 

THT thank you

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I was just trying to source some locally because I'm impatient lol. 

 

Oh I know that feeling lol. If you have a ACE hardware nearby they may have some, they tend to carry more non-mainstream items unlike HD or Lowes.

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Sorry for the delay folks, updates are coming soon. Armor is basically finished just need to process the pics and post.

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This is exactly what I've been looking for.  Something to really guide me as I take this on.  I've started some work, but it is helpful to watch a pro work.  Can't wait to have more time soon and really soak all this information up.

 

Now to get those measurements done right  :blink:

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7. Thighs (final)

 

After the ammo belt installation the garter belt snap was installed and final trimming was performed to fit the troopers legs. The following images are the completed thighs before polishing.

 

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2. Calves (final)

 

After final return edge trimming was performed a 1-1/2" L x 1/2" W velcro was placed on the upper, lower and center sections of the rear return edge.

 

Note: The lower section of the calves were cut an additional 1/2" to accommodate the trooper. The following are the finished shins before polishing.

 

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9. Shoulder Bells

 

One of the easiest section without a doubt. My trooper has wide shoulders so we've elected to remove all but 1/8" of the return edge from the lower bell.

 

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After trimming and sanding all the edges we installed the bell to shoulder strap. Cut a section of 3/4" elastic 14mm in length.

 

 

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Measure from the top of the bell 70mm.

 

 

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Glue elastic into place.

 

 

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9b. Bell to bicep retaining strap.

 

Measure & cut two 240mm (9-1/2") x 3/4" black elastic.

 

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Equally distribute elastic between bell sides. Apply glue and clamp in place. Use something to place under the clamp surface to distribute the clamping force.

 

 

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Let dry. 

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I hope to see this new trooper suited up when it's complete.

 

Most definitely 

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9c. Bell to Bicep strapping

 

Measure and cut a section of 3/4" elastic approximately 140mm (5-1/2"). This will be used to permanently the outer shoulder bell the the bicep.

 

 

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Measure and mark upper bicep 40mm. The mark location will be on the outer most ridge that aligns with the outer ridge of the shoulder bell.

 

 

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Measure and cut another  3/4" elastic, this time 90mm (3-1/2"). This will be used to connect the lower bicep area to the forearm.

 

 

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Measure and mark lower bicep 40mm (1.57"). Mark location at the the forward facing seem.

 

 

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Glue elastic section into place on the bell.

 

 

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Let dry.

 

Insert bicep into bell and glue bell elastic strap to bell.

 

 

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Let dry.

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9d. Completing arm strapping.

 

Connecting Bicep to forearm.

 

Apply glue to remaining lower bicep section of elastic, 38mm (1.5"). Attach to inner forearm, inside the upper cover strip seem.

 

There should be approximently 5-7mm (1/4"- 3/8") between the forearm and bicep.

 

 

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Let dry.

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9e. Shoulder bell to shoulder strap snap.

 

The position of the bell male snap is proportional the shoulder strap female snap. In my case the shoulder straps are 2" wide and the female snap will be positioned at 35mm (1-3/8"), offset from center as seen here.

 

 

Female shoulder strap shown here for measurement illustration purposes, scroll down  ;)

 

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Measure and mark the same distance on the bell strap 35mm or (1-3/8")

 

 

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Position male snap on bell elastic and mark location.

 

 

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Hand sew snap to bell elastic strap.

 

 

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Bells, Biceps & Forearms (finished)

 

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8. Chest & Shoulders (UPDATED with ATA components)

 

Chest plate and covers untrimmed. Mark return edge and trim off.

 

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After trimming.

 

 

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Position cover plates in chest and mark location.

 

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Apply glue to covers.

 

 

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Position on chest plate and secure.

 

 

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Double check to ensure the cover strips are aligned with the back cover plate leading shoulder edges.

 

 

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Let dry.

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CLEAN!   I like because its clean....

 

 

 

Great CLEAN build !    Looks perfect!

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12. Back Plate

 

Remove return edge.

 

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Center back plate with Kidney.

 

 

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Mark locations of lower snap mounts on back plate and kidney. Approximately 20mm from edge. FYI I use three mounts due to I've had snaps come loose and three works excellent IMHO.

 

 

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Glue in place.

 

 

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Let dry.

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CLEAN!   I like because its clean....

 

 

 

Great CLEAN build !    Looks perfect!

 

 

LOL I know you love clean and perfect. Hope this lives up to your expectations hahaha  :laugh1:

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Sweet, looks like I'm removing the bottom return edge of my back plate. I was wondering how the return edge would effect the snap strapping. 

 

There's a return edge there, but only about 1/8". I only suggest removing it if your armor fits you a bit tight and you need to make some room or eliminate chafing. Keeping the return edge effects the strapping system very little.  

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I could afford to trim some off the back, mine has a lot more return than the kidney. I have plenty of room where I glued my snaps that I can experiment. 

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