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Hey Troopers, 

Just received my WTF armor today for my Hero TK build.  I didn't expect that the kidney/butt plates would arrive attached.  Detaching them won't be a problem, but I wanted to go with the bracket/elastics strapping system because I really like how it works on my Stunt TK.  Once I detach the kidney/butt plate, the return on the bottom of the kidney/top of the butt plate is tiny.  

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So if I want to use brackets, is the only solution to rebuild the returns?  I was really hoping to avoid this kind of thing out of the box.  Any tips are appreciated.  Thanks, troopers!

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If you mean the "classic" strapping system, I would go with either Darren's kit (http://mrnostripes.bigcartel.com/) or Trooperbay https://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-sandtrooper-full-bracket-set.  The cost on both is the same.

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If you mean the "classic" strapping system, I would go with either Darren's kit (http://mrnostripes.bigcartel.com/) or Trooperbay https://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-sandtrooper-full-bracket-set.  The cost on both is the same.

 

Thanks for that Joseph.  However my question was about the returns, not the brackets themselves.  Darren makes awesome bracket kits.  :)

 

I have a feeling that the returns will need to get beefed up on the WTF armor at the kidney/butt plate connections in order to accommodate the brackets.  I'm not a fan of the screw heads showing on the outside of the armor.  Guess I'll need to break out my wood jig and heat gun again!

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You are a better person than I am for using a heat gun, Christine!  I tried it once on some scrap ABS, and let's just say the results were... uhh, unsuccessful.  Speaking of which, if you know anyone that needs a kidney plate shaped like the state of Rhode Island, let me know..  :D

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...if you know anyone that needs a kidney plate shaped like the state of Rhode Island, let me know..  :D

 

Sounds like something that could be used to build a Death Trooper!

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Some of the screen used armor just had it screwed into the face of the armor i think they actually riveted brackets to the armor too (no one do this lol)but bit of white paint and it should be fine

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19 minutes ago, StrmTRPR85 said:

Hey Cricket did you find a solution for this?  I am in the same boat :)

 

Yep!
Part 1 (building a return):
https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/41502-crickets-wtf-hero-build-even-more-tk-for-the-vertically-challenged/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-592439

 

Part 2 (adding return reinforcements for the brackets):

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/41502-crickets-wtf-hero-build-even-more-tk-for-the-vertically-challenged/?do=findComment&comment=595304

 

 

Hope that helps! 

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