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Markus, your attention to detail makes me feel - frankly - Lazy

I keep saying the CRL's are wrong. I only care how the original LFL costumes were assembled and I advise everyone to build their kits the same. The original shoulder straps are riveted to the chest an

Here are the glued ear bars: The "s-type-neck trim" Every decal are on the helmet now. It looks from time to time more like a stormtrooper helmet : I glued a piece of vel

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Sorry, what do you mean with reference material? Why wrong place? :-/

 

Ok, thx for the tip (E6000)

 

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damn! :6:

on both sides of the ammo? how can I do it right now? :blink:

Rivets are easy enough to drill-out. You can glue a small piece of ABS behind the holes and fill / sand smooth.

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Have now cut the elastic for the abdomen:
 

today (I mean 04/06/2016) I do nothing more ... * yawn *

good night! :P

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the back is ready now

 

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I have a question about the kidney/posterior armor:

The CRL requires that the edges of the hip areas should be rounded/curved. Now I drawed a line with a pencil to show you, how I would cut. Is that right, or have I misunderstood that?

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greets, Markus

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Abdomen and chest are finished except two points. I had to glue them again, but I'm shure now I FIXED it :P

http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mar_v85/library/Chest%20and%20Abdomen%20finished

 

I also glued the kidney/posterior. Once I measured incorrectly, so I had to add a little piece ... I hope it will looks good ... :huh:

http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mar_v85/library/Kidney%20and%20Posterior%20gluing

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5 is okay. The rivet goes between rib 2 and 3. Glue the loop side of Velcro inside the opposite end of the strap and the hook part to the back plate :)

Forgive my ignorance in the building of armour :D

 

But, is he not better glueing the straps, rather than riveting, as the CRL doesn't allow rivets for anything higher than level 2?

 

"Shoulder Straps

For 501st approval:

Shoulder Straps are securely mounted in front and may free float in back. They may be affixed with rivets, Velcro, or adhesive.

 

For level two certification (if applicable):

No visible rivets are allowed.

Shoulder straps do not have a flat surface at the ends.

Straps are ribbed 100%.

 

For level three certification (if applicable):

These are affixed in the front (no snaps, rivets or brads are visible).

These are affixed in the back (no snaps, rivets or brads are visible)."

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I keep saying the CRL's are wrong. I only care how the original LFL costumes were assembled and I advise everyone to build their kits the same. The original shoulder straps are riveted to the chest and Velcroed in the back. The rivet allows the strap to swivel so less chance of cracking.

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Forgive my ignorance in the building of armour :D

But, is he not better glueing the straps, rather than riveting, as the CRL doesn't allow rivets for anything higher than level 2?

 

I keep saying the CRL's are wrong. I only care how the original LFL costumes were assembled and I advise everyone to build their kits the same. The original shoulder straps are riveted to the chest and Velcroed in the back. The rivet allows the strap to swivel so less chance of cracking.jfirthaosw2_zps5nxvnwlw.jpg

Well there you go, I'm glad I put the original quoted text in :D

 

Were all the ROTJ costumes like that, or various methods of fixing?

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@humperdingle: no problem. I know that it's very hard to follow EVERY Threat ;-)

Is there any risk of not getting the CEN, when I'll rivet the straps?

AND

the rivets are not painted white, right?

 

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Ok, then I will rivet and paint them white!

 

Thanks, Paul!!!

 

PS.: what color-number shall be the white one (for the rivets) to choose the same color as the armor!

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I have already rivetted the shoulder straps in the front. I think it looks quite good ...

 

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