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Oh, thank you. I didn't know anything about a belt under the armor which hold the thighs in place.<br><br>

And thank you for the tip of taping the strapping in place first.<br><br>

I think it should be mentioned in the CRL's that the thighs are secured with a belt under the armor.

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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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Having a belt under the armour holding the thighs up is not only screen accurate, but makes wearing the armour so much better. If the thighs are attached to the abdomen, they have a tendency to pull the torso down. Having the thighs free from the torso is the way to go :)

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Having a belt under the armour holding the thighs up is not only screen accurate, but makes wearing the armour so much better. If the thighs are attached to the abdomen, they have a tendency to pull the torso down. Having the thighs free from the torso is the way to go :)

Yep, 'feels' much better, too.

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I used a wider diameter HSS drill bit than the rivet. This effectively drills or grinds the top of the rivet. Pretty soon, it detaches and you're left with what looks like a tiny washer and the rear section just pops out.

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Today something arrived :peace:
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Thank you very much Paul for the new ammo!!!

I still trimmed the new "ammo stripe", but I just can drill out the rivets tomorrow. Then should be the right thigh movie accurate as well. :D

The "strapping chest to back" is also glued. I hope it will fit :huh:

Here I meassured the distances and fixed it with the tape:
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... and then .... glued. Looks good so far I think.
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Thermal Detonator is ready too and becomes a bit "softer"
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Tomorrow I'll get it on with the shoulder bells.

Paul, how is the holster fixed? I see on the CRL's that it is riveted on the belt. Is that correct and movie accurate?

Greets, Markus

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Cool! And that works easy?

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Yep. If you use a smaller bit, it just gets stuck in the rivet and the whole thing spins. Use a decent, sharp bit, though.
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The rivets are removed now:
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I used a 4mm drill (for metal)

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After that I put the new ammo stripe in place and fixed it with clamps:
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I know I have to round out the bottom corner of the stripes, but is that the right position, Paul?

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Strapping of the shoulderbells is already glued.
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A little test fitting is not wrong:
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The armor does fit the doll very well :P

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Here are the shoulder bells:
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...and I fitted it, but I don't have any photos of me wearing the shoulder bells. BUT there is something similar: :P
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The right thigh is ready now (except the strapping to the (underwear-)belt. One after another:

First I positioned the ammo stripe correctly and fixed it with my clamps. After that I marked it and drilled a hole (DM 4,0mm) and put the rivet in it - ready!
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Yes, I havn't forget it ;-)

I have too few rivets so I have to buy some today. It is not listed in the CRL's to use 2 or 3.

 

Shall I paint the rivets white? If so, what color-"number" has the white?

 

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Ah, ok. Thank you ;)

 

First I present my newest progress:

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Next step: "drop boxes"

I marked the sides and the upside to could not change the pieces:
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meassurement to belt: exakt 1cm (proof follows downwards :P )
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proof - 1cm!!! :D
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left box:
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proof :P :
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and I didn't forget the rubber washer:
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Next part of my operation: test fitting and making selfies :P . It is very difficult to do this allone :blink::)
I shot countless photos, but only a few are "good enough" to show here in this threat ^_^
my goodness, I look stupid, but here you can see the shoulder bells. What do you think about the position? Is it ok? (there is still no strapping around the upper arm)
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