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Perhaps to much glue was used, it does get hot and more glue - more heat in combination with what others already said with snap-plates straining the armor for a longer period of time..never used E6000 though,  used snap-plates on my TX build with zap-a-gap and that stuff gets really hot but nothing happend with the armor (Anovos). That stuff cures in seconds. Now I only use the ”movie-way” hence no snap-plates. So...try using less glue and see what happens :huh:

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18 minutes ago, Bud Spaklur said:

I think you’re adding a step of plastic in there....so I’ve seen somewhere on here making that they set snaps in the nylon/elastic, then attaching that strip to a small plastic plate, then attaching the back of the plate to the armor. I sketched this so that you could see what I meant. Basically just a piece of abs between the armor and the snap.

Is this standard for a snap plate???

And are you saying that Quartz put a small piece of electrical tape on the back of the snap and glued that directly to the ABS?

Are you supposed to make snap plates this regardless? Are the plastic ABS plates supposed to be drilled and a snap to fit through it with the elastic attached?

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How to make snap-plates (standard)

However I wouldn’t bother with the lines, just use the knife with the ruler aaand you usually don’t use a rivet, just the snap (male/female) 

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42 minutes ago, TheSwede said:

Perhaps to much glue was used, it does get hot and more glue - more heat in combination with what others already said with snap-plates straining the armor for a longer period of time..never used E6000 though,  used snap-plates on my TX build with zap-a-gap and that stuff gets really hot but nothing happend with the armor (Anovos). That stuff cures in seconds. Now I only use the ”movie-way” hence no snap-plates. So...try using less glue and see what happens :huh:

Yep, I think the amount of glue and the amount of pressure was the issue.  I do remember getting a lot of glue on this piece, and because I was concerned with the magnets I used clamps that may have been too strong.  This one is, by far, the worse one and it stands out in memory as having all the suspect conditions as mentioned. 

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55 minutes ago, Bud Spaklur said:

And are you saying that Quartz put a small piece of electrical tape on the back of the snap and glued that directly to the ABS?

He actually 3D printed his ABS snap plates (no nylon, just one piece of plastic).  But yes, tape went on the back of the actual snap part and was glued right to the armor. 

 

Did the video help?  The snap plate is usually just one piece of ABS or nylon webbing with a snap.  I haven't tried adding a piece of ABS (or nylon) below the plate for protection.  Not sure how this would affect the overall adherence of the snap base.

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2 hours ago, wook1138 said:

This one is, by far, the worse one

Still, no one will ever notice - looking forward seeing you suited up :salute:

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I went ahead and started a new thread for this now that it's spilling into multiple build threads:

 

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I found some pics I don’t think I posted. They are of the vocoder. I have done one coat. It is hard to tell what should actually get painted.

 

Pencil in the outline

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First coat still wet

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How is the shape?

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Again, hard to tell where the black should stop.

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Oh yeah. The left side tube striped after the toothpick treatment.

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So, just puttered for a few minutes tonight. Got the front cover strips on the shins and test fitted the ammo pack to the right thigh. I know there are standard measurements for where to drill the hole on the thigh. But I test fitted it and mine will be a bit different.

Question is, do I centre the ammo pack to the cover strip or try to have the rivets equally spaced from the back return edge?

Clamped on after quick hot bath.
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I think both side are about 12-15 mm from back return edge
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Shins

Before
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I’ve managed to lose some magnets. I’m tapped out!
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3 hours ago, wook1138 said:

qually spaced from the back return edge?

That would work:duim: (RS suit)

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Hi Greg,
Vocoder is looking nice (in my opinion). There are quite a few variations on the screen used ones so, if in doubt, take a look at the reference photos to see which style you prefer. I found starwarshelmets.com very helpful for lid painting.

Just out of interest, did you paint or use decals for your tube stripes? I’m not sure if it’s a clearance issue (EIB etc) however I have a sneaking suspicion that your left and right tube stripes might be reversed. :-(

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It’s the angle of the stripes nearer the vocoder end that caught my eye.

Hope you don’t mind me mentioning it.


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"Question is, do I centre the ammo pack to the cover strip or try to have the rivets equally spaced from the back return edge?"
 

I put the rivets equally spaced from the back edge. I quite like how it looks. My OCD usually makes me twitch when I see stuff off centre but this doesn't bug me one bit.

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Regarding the knee ammo pack, here’s a screen shot. All in this shot are slightly off centre.

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I’ve seen other builds with them central (including mine) which have cleared Centurion, so I guess it’s more down to your preference and how your kit is moulded. :-)


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5 hours ago, CableGuy said:

Just out of interest, did you paint or use decals for your tube stripes? I’m not sure if it’s a clearance issue (EIB etc) however I have a sneaking suspicion that your left and right tube stripes might be reversed. :-(

I painted... and I flip-flopped on what looked better.  I used stencils from trooperbay - and to me it looked like the stencils were flipped around the wrong way on the template.  But it does look off when compared to the pic you posted.  Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go throw up.

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8 minutes ago, wook1138 said:

I painted... and I flip-flopped on what looked better.  I used stencils from trooperbay - and to me it looked like the stencils were flipped around the wrong way on the template.  But it does look off when compared to the pic you posted.  Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go throw up.

 

Ah man, I did the same on my first lid. Spent ages faffing with mine too. It's really not a deal breaker as far as I'm aware. :smiley-sw013:

 

You're making a great job of your build so far. Keep it going mate. :-)  

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Just now, CableGuy said:

 

Ah man, I did the same on my first lid. Spent ages faffing with mine too. It's really not a deal breaker as far as I'm aware. :smiley-sw013:

 

You're making a great job of your build so far. Keep it going mate. :-)  

CableGuy- are my tube stripes ok???

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1 minute ago, Bud Spaklur said:

CableGuy- are my tube stripes ok???

 

Oh dear - what have i started?.... lol :laugh1:

 

 

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Ah man, I did the same on my first lid. Spent ages faffing with mine too. It's really not a deal breaker as far as I'm aware. :smiley-sw013:
 
You're making a great job of your build so far. Keep it going mate. :-)  



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In fairness, they’re still really nicely done. (I feel like a plumb for mentioning it now). :-(

As Brien said, perhaps see if Andrew or Tony have any concerns for L2 and L3. :-)


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I think it`s just the angle of the photo (and the chiped end of ref pic) the bottom end of last stripe should "lean" a bit forward so to speak,t looks alot in the pic but as I said I´m almost certain it`s the angle. Most impotant though is that the curve extends backwards.

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4 minutes ago, wook1138 said:

but I think I got it wrong.

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No -  you got it right:) (or else I got it wrong to..naaa, can`t be it:P)

 

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