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Holy crap it’s here!! Nervous and excited at the same time! Can’t wait to get started, just gotta keep my 2 year old away from it! Lol this will be my first build, so I’m definitely open to any and all advice/suggestions!! Thanks all!

 

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Holy crap it’s here!! Nervous and excited at the same time! Can’t wait to get started, just gotta keep my 2 year old away from it! Lol this will be my first build, so I’m definitely open to any and all advice/suggestions!! Thanks all!
 
https://imgur.com/a/8XIwUdj2ef5e58dd4eb33c4e5ce3c03aa729d42.jpg
 
 
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Best of luck, take your time and enjoy the journey


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That’s a good kit you’ll love it. Hopefully you read up and are ready to go. Take your time measure a lot and make slow cuts. It’s not a race and ask lots of questions.


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Getting set up and magnet sachet preps for the build! Think I’m gonna start with the TD. Seems pretty simple and I’m a fan of starting off with an easy win!
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Such a clean workspace ready for a build


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That’s because my background, a little OCD, and having a 2&1/2 year old son! LoL


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Congrats on your BBB day!

Good luck on your build!  Before you cut anything, read through a few builds (if you have not done so already).  Post lots of pictures and ask lots of questions.

And most of all, enjoy it!  It won't always be easy, but it will be rewarding.

Oh yeah... a little OCD is a good thing ;) 

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Congrats on your BBB day!
Good luck on your build!  Before you cut anything, read through a few builds (if you have not done so already).  Post lots of pictures and ask lots of questions.
And most of all, enjoy it!  It won't always be easy, but it will be rewarding.
Oh yeah... a little OCD is a good thing  

Thanks! I’ve been scouring the forums for a good month trying to pick up best practices and ideas, and I’ll definitely be doing some more!


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Congrats! I’ll be building right along side you. Same exact kit. Let the fun begin!


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Congrats! I’ll be building right along side you. Same exact kit. Let the fun begin!


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Noice!!!


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Well, 

 

Did you break it open yet? :popcorn:

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Well, 
 
Did you break it open yet? :popcorn:

Ha! Absolutely! As we speak I’m working on the TD and fixing to make my pvc mannequin.


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Fellow AM builder, great start!

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Decided to go ahead and get them pesky decals done. Tomorrow I’ll probably do the initial work on the bucket. 72bf19bc5cf368c692248118d5db0456.jpg


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If you are thinking about painting the inside of the bucket, now is the time before you assemble (easier by far). Also, if you are thinking about making individual lenses, now is the time to make the holders

 

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If you are thinking about painting the inside of the bucket, now is the time before you assemble (easier by far). Also, if you are thinking about making individual lenses, now is the time to make the holders
 

That’s what I was thinking. Is it better to plasti-dip before doing the teeth as well? That’s the one thing I was unsure of with that. Right now with the teeth “in” it provides its own masking; afterwards I’d be sanding through the dip and the teeth. I think I need to look more into the pros and cons of the different lens mounting styles too....


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3 minutes ago, Hydraken said:


That’s what I was thinking. Is it better to plasti-dip before doing the teeth as well? That’s the one thing I was unsure of with that. Right now with the teeth “in” it provides its own masking; afterwards I’d be sanding through the dip and the teeth. I think I need to look more into the pros and cons of the different lens mounting styles too....


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Check out Sean's build, he used putty to plug the teeth holes. For my first WTF build, I used the paintable plasti-dip and had no issues with the holes cut out (just take your time). Remember to rough up the interior a little for helping with adhesion. 

If you do individual lenses, use an epoxy putty around the eye holes and place some threaded posts (I did 4 per eye). Once dry you can plasti-dip it as well and everything looks molded in. 

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TD looks great, a little black paint on the screws and that`s a wrap:duim:

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I’m really liking the idea of mounting 2 separate lenses. Is there a putty or something that’s better than others or will just any epoxy putty do? Or sugru? Thinking of gluing T-nuts, then putty, then plasti-dip.


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