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I'm digging the gaskets I just ordered me a set

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Hey guys. Regarding paint. I can tell you for sure that the Krylon gloss white will crack. I am refinishing an entire kit that was painted with this. I still have not settled on a replacement paint. Doing alot of research on auto and marine paints at the moment. Also, from what I am learning so far from others and from a good friend who paints cars, it's a really good idea to clear coat so that you can buff out scuffs and scratches and keep from having to repaint again down the road. Just a little info I'm hearing. Hope it helps.

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GOOD job and great thread, thanks a ton! As I'm on Jim's waiting list for a Phasma kit, I try to learn how to finish/assemble it while waiting for it. The posts here helped me so much although I'll have to deal with chroming Phasma...

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Congrats trooper!!!!

 

 

Albert Sanchez

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SENSATIONAL!!!! Congrats on the approval. Your passion to the build has been rewarded!

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Congrats! Been following your build. You sir have a gorgeous set of armor. Well done. :)

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congrats, your build is inspiring, im going to be using it a lot for refrence when my kit gets here next month.

 

Did you have any problems with the gaskets from FN, as ive got mine ordered

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congrats, your build is inspiring, im going to be using it a lot for refrence when my kit gets here next month.

 

Did you have any problems with the gaskets from FN, as ive got mine ordered

No problems yet! I'm thinking I might sew the elbow gaskets to the shoulder gaskets, so it's one long sleeve. This will prevent the elbow gaskets from sliding down.

 

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Wanted to share a preview of a photoshoot i did today with Jim's armor. More to come!

 

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Just awesome mate! You're having way too much fun

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I've begun painting mine and I've noticed that the paint is a little uneven here and there. Did you run into that? Did you wet sand and buff to get it nice and even after painting? Suggestions from others appreciated.

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Wanted to share a preview of a photoshoot i did today with Jim's armor.  More to come!

 

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Hey Evin,

 

Great build thread mate....The suit looks really good on you.

 

I'm just starting my build with Jim's V3 kit. 

 

I noticed with your forearms the clasp greeblies spaces on the underside haven't been filled? I was under the impression that they should be filled?

 

I know in Jim's PDF instructional guide he states to fill the unused spaces on the underside.

 

I've tried to source a screen grab to show the forearm underside and the only one I found was this - 

 

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So I'm thinking there should be no greblies recess's visible on the underside....Unless you or anyone else knows otherwise?

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So I'm thinking there should be no greblies recess's visible on the underside....Unless you or anyone else knows otherwise?

You are correct. But correct me if I'm wrong, the CRL does not state that it needs to be smooth on the bottom side on that two greeblies on the top sides. Technically you could get away with it.

 

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The Sideshow Jakku Trooper has no greeblies but it still has the place for them.

 

 

 

Albert Sanchez

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Hey Evin,

 

Great build mate...I've followed it closely...I'm working on my V3 kit from Jim.

 

Can I ask how you assembled your shins and what method you used to close them!

 

Did you use magnets or velcro to close the outer and inner seams or are there other ways?

 

Cheers

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