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Yey!

 

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All things considered, that's a tiny box!!

 

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They do pack it in there don't they.

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Awesome news....

Now stop reading this and cracking on!

 

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Right, so, apologies for the lack of updates regarding the armour, will be a torrential flow soon! However, on a side note, I'm looking to start strapping soon, hence, I need some poppers (snaps, or whatever they're called). The TK300 tutorials suggest the prym 15mm make, however, if I get the amount he suggests, it's going to come to at least £21. Personally, I believe that's a little extortionate. Are there any cheaper options available?

 

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Right, so, apologies for the lack of updates regarding the armour, will be a torrential flow soon! However, on a side note, I'm looking to start strapping soon, hence, I need some poppers (snaps, or whatever they're called). The TK300 tutorials suggest the prym 15mm make, however, if I get the amount he suggests, it's going to come to at least £21. Personally, I believe that's a little extortionate. Are there any cheaper options available?

 

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Yea that's a bit steep. A set of 30 here in the US is $6

 

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Yes you can get cheaper, there's some on eBay I can find a link for.

 

However the prym are worth every penny. I got 100 and the pliers from rebel scum workshop for around £50. Yes spendy but I've also never had a failed crimp and I've never had one undo unless I've wanted to.

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Make sure to get heavy duty, if you can set them with the pliers tool, they're no good, you'll also need the punch set.

 

 

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Hey everyone, sorry for the hiatus, exams and non-stop armour building tends to hinder things!

 

So, here's the main updates:

>I've trimmed the majority of the armour, I think I've only got the left thigh to go now.

>All Biceps and Forearms are constructed, as you can see behind the kidney plate

>I'm working on an "adjustable" strapping system which I'll make via using a strip of webbing with a male press fastener (snap) on either end to connect to the female ones on the plates seen in the second photo

>I managed to get hold of a sondico base-layer set, and I've removed the logos on both pieces.

 

Today I'll be attempting to assemble the shins or thighs (whatever I feel like really).

So yeah, been busy!!

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Omar, can you post up some all-round photos of the biceps, forearms and leg parts?

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Omar, can you post up some all-round photos of the biceps, forearms and leg parts?

So like, of them on me? I've only got my biceps and forearms done at the minute, I'm currently working on my thighs

 

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So like, of them on me? I've only got my biceps and forearms done at the minute, I'm currently working on my thighs

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No, they don't have to be on you, just photos of the completed parts :)
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So, first off, the image below has me wearing the completed arms, I'll get some better photos later, been busy for a bit!!

 

Secondly, and probably a little more pressingly, my thigh armor will not fit with the 20mm cover strips. Is there and chance that I could either make larger strips or somehow shim the thighs?

 

Thirdly, does anyone have an "easy" way to effectively do the shins? Obviously a cover strip covers the front, however there's hooks or something on the back seam? Is there any alternatives to hooks, like Velcro or snaps?

 

Fourthly, would you guys say webbing or elastic for the torso strapping?

 

Fifthly (wow), can someone explain what is going on with the sides of the abdomen plate? I really don't get the snaps/rivets thing. Also are there any good shimming tutorials out there you could recommend?

 

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Can you post this up over on your WIP, on the UKG forum? Also, get the all round photos of the completed parts up there (on their own, not on you).

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Can you post this up over on your WIP, on the UKG forum? Also, get the all round photos of the completed parts up there (on their own, not on you).

Yes, that'd be a good idea

 

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Can you post this up over on your WIP, on the UKG forum? Also, get the all round photos of the completed parts up there (on their own, not on you).

Here's the photos, I'll be uploading to the UKG shortly!!

So main points;

>I'll be sanding down cover strips to the rims of the biceps

>There's some areas in which the glue hasn't been held strong enough, thus I'll be reapplying E6000 to the strips with magnets holding them down

>The inner biceps are VASTLY different shapes, both have been cut to the mold, is this what they're meant to look like??

 

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Try to get photos without the light source behind them ;)

 
And photos showing the bicep cover strips more clearly would be good.
 
The forearms look ok apart from the glueing issue. But we need better straight-on pics of the cover strips there, too. You might have left too much ridge.
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Yes! Sorry about those photos, I'd be raking them outside if the weather wasn't so miserable today!

Forearms are still a little gunky though!

So when you say ridge I'm assuming you either mean like a return edge or the actual moulded ridge, so I'll answer for both!

If you mean the return edge, yes, I may have gone a little overboard, but I figured it'd be better to have too much than too little, as I can cut more off if I need!

If you mean the mould, That's as close as I can comfortably get them with 16mm strips unfortunately, thus leaving a huge plateau of ridged plastic! I'm more than open to any fixes though!a23076bf07006959ec0ce806d945e468.jpg21b39ed82a0f8e1ac985a9b0c3e7ebfa.jpg2277d1c1f5bed2787bbb226d62a87583.jpg547bf3e7d80cd290c65a93a2e9853ab6.jpge8e6264eb31697e3cdd230daa9ba89d5.jpg7e77861affe16860fa46cdebc3c24468.jpg182368a528d41add48fe5974716c2a6c.jpg1249d105f4bfa6d54d1e35853ecbca8b.jpg

 

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