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We can get caught up in building and tend to miss the odd photo or two, three, four.

 

Great news your replacement ab boxes have arrived. 

 

I did see BSP post an image of the backplate they are modifying the mold, interested to see the updates.

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This is what the forearm looks like. With the gloves, it’s not as bad. It does seem loose though.

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I’m going to attach the holster before glueing the halves together. Making the riser’s base seamless and keeping that seam line would be tricky if I did it after glueing. Since I have a resin and metal holster from Dan, I got it out to confirm sizing.

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What do you know, it doesn’t fit and would require much more bondo to build up to matching this outline. Oh well, I’ll use the BSP supplied holster and sell Dan’s.

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For comparison, here are the two next to each other.

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I’ve got the other thigh glued and curing on one side. Once this glue dries I’ll put it on to see if I need to shim the inside seam. As I mentioned, I want to attach the holster before glueing the other leg.

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Biceps and forearms are glued and just need the excess e6000 removed. Photos for the sake of photos.

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A few of the “no glue required” parts were sanded and made ready for use tonight as well. The outer chest, kneecaps, and butt are all ready to go.

 

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I'd have about the same room, a few pieces of foam will solve that. Also undersuit sleeve will fill some of the font when it bunches with gloves. 

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When you size then be sure to wear them on the correct arm

 

 

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8 hours ago, JAFO said:

When you size then be sure to wear them on the correct arm emoji1305.png

 

 

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I knew you'd catch that.  My squad's Kylo was over helping sand parts last night and gave he a hard time about those pictures as well.   

We also debated the correct way to do the yoke return edge.  The options we were going back and forth on are using ABS scraps to make it or ordering some Foam.  I'm going with the foam.  I'll cut it to shape and coat the sides with an epoxy to harden it up for a bondo seam filling.   I'm ordering this stuff in the 6mm thickness.  It looks like the yoke varies in thickness so I'll strategically add and subtract to the sheets thickness as necessary.  Thankfully I have crafty friends to assist with this part.   On another bright side, I should have plenty left over to line the forearms and tighten them up a bit. 

 

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9 hours ago, ShadyP said:

I knew you'd catch that.  My squad's Kylo was over helping sand parts last night and gave he a hard time about those pictures as well.   

We also debated the correct way to do the yoke return edge.  The options we were going back and forth on are using ABS scraps to make it or ordering some Foam.  I'm going with the foam.  I'll cut it to shape and coat the sides with an epoxy to harden it up for a bondo seam filling.   I'm ordering this stuff in the 6mm thickness.  It looks like the yoke varies in thickness so I'll strategically add and subtract to the sheets thickness as necessary.  Thankfully I have crafty friends to assist with this part.   On another bright side, I should have plenty left over to line the forearms and tighten them up a bit. 

 

I didn't bother mentioning it, you have them paired correctly in the other image ;) 

 

I've added strips of ABS to overcut clone armor returns before, held up pretty well, just remember the yoke does take a lot of strain so the more strength you can give the better. 

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16 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

I've added strips of ABS to overcut clone armor returns before, held up pretty well, just remember the yoke does take a lot of strain so the more strength you can give the better. 

that's why I've opted to use EVA Foam.  It'll arrive early next week and will likely drive me up the wall a few times while I get it cut to shape.  

My next mission is to attach the raised details to the thighs and shins.  Specifically the holster plate and the strange credit card swiping details.  My plan is to use some loctite to attach some white plastic screwed to them and then drill holes in the armor.  Add a washer/nut to the back and loctite those in place.   

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I got very little done this weekend aside from the drive to and from Portland Maine for a Make-A-Wish troop.

Before I glue these together to prep for bondo and the foam lining / return edge, is this correct? I can’t tell if I should glue the from/back flush with the detail side of the back crest or if I line up the trim lines and reinforce with a cover strip on the inside.

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Looks pretty good to me

 

Compared to another KB build 

 

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