Navajo Bro[TK] Posted September 7, 2015 Report Share Posted September 7, 2015 Hey guys, I'm the only member in NJ that has a kit so I'm the Dirty Jerzey test subject, lol. I have done a ton of research here and on the facebook group gathering photo reference, files and instructions. I'm okay with building armor but since this is a new type with no first hand reference for me I'm taking my time and doing the best I can. I'm familiar with ABS paste and making it, but honestly haven't used it more then a few times for minor fixes as opposed to complete seamless assembly. So far it seems pretty straight forward, everything is labeled and with the glue tabs it's basically like the old school TK overlap construction, meaning things are pretty obvious where they fit together. I'm sure I'll still have a lot of questions along the way so I'm going to start a thread to help myself out I see some FANTASTIC tutorials here already, so I won't necessarily try and show how I build this, but rather post up progress shots for feedback and questions which will hopefully not only help me but help others that might be unsure of the same stuff. I used tin snips to rough cut every single piece, had no problems and took maybe 4-5 hours total. I liked it because this part I could do upstairs next to the computer using the photo references here to find and ensure the cut lines. Tin snips left almost no mess at all whereas a dremel would have covered the entire living room in white dust hahaha! Starting with yoke/back/front and shoulders - complete rough cut test fit to get acclimated with the parts and layout: From here I started sanding and finishing the edges, and removed the return edge from the back armor and connections to make the seam more flush. Afterwards I'll also trim the inside support to match the curve of the shoulder straps. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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