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Decided to go with snaps for the chest/back side-closure as well, I know it’s not going to be as flush as velcro (think velcro is screen accurate) but wanted to give snaps a go first as I like how they work over velcro were you have to aligne it everytime you put it on. So....same procedur as last time gave this, should have used white webbing to prevent the black from showing in the gap but don’t have any so...

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All snapped in, like the clean look of it from the inside

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back view is fine but slightly from the side it could be better... but...some paint should fix that so be right back

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As the paint dries I gave attention to the midsection and opposite from the OTTK:s that has openings to the sides, FOTK:s got one in the back and the sides get permanently closed with no visible seam, I have it sized and ready to be cut, I want it to taper some so I have made marks to the top and bottom so it`s time to split the difference

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I made my cut mark by following the golden rule of "it`s easier to cut more of than to ad back on" to be on the safe side....and if all else fails...the TD would cover rather large gaps and that also comes in handy if I suddenly expands in the midsection:smiley-sw013:

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And done, the cut-offs will be used as inner strips to join the back to the ab

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Time to go check on the paint:)

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Didn’t make it all that different...but I’ll deal with it later if it becomes an issue:)

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sanded the chest and back and setting it aside for now.

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time to start with the side closure, it’s basicly an inner cover strip...going to clean them up a bit, sand and then glue.

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Got a little side-tracked...was about to glue the sides but made the conclusion that it would be easier to sand the parts separately so I started with that. But they are now glued.

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Also decided to close the back using snaps so drilled some holes, made som strapping, set some snaps and I think it will work.

 

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And made the strapping for the cod

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As I´m not a part of the rebel scum I have a good feeling about this:smiley-sw013:

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Looking forward to replacing this poster with one on myself^_^

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11 minutes ago, wook1138 said:

Looking awesome Daniel!  Looks like a cool poster to replicate. ;)

Thanks and...I know just whom to ask;) Funny thing about that poster is that my wife gave it to me a few years back , I think when TFA premiered so it was during that time I felt likt "eeaahh" about the new Stormtroopers so I remember beeing polite and saying "I love it!" cause as I have mentioned on a few times, she couldn`t care less about Star Wars so it`s very loving of her to go and by stuff for me to clog up the apartment with, anyways….I didn`t like it much then but now I´m all "it`s so cool, it`s so cool, I wanna build one B) (yeah I´m a nerd^_^)

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Looks AMAZING with the chest pack on!

10/10 for the way you’re documenting this, btw.

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45 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

Looks AMAZING with the chest pack on!

10/10 for the way you’re documenting this, btw. emoji1303.png

Yeah it`s going to be a fun costume to troop in:) and thanks:salute:

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Coming together quite nicely. Really want to get one of those vests, but need armor first!

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3 hours ago, Harbinger said:

Coming together quite nicely. Really want to get one of those vests, but need armor first!

Thanks and yeah they are really cool and totally ads to the "wow-factor":) wish I had more patience to have an Anovos on order to but…...I hope they ship out soon so you can start a build:duim:

 

Btw did the samples arrive?

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As I´m not a part of the rebel scum I have a good feeling about this:smiley-sw013:
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Looking forward to replacing this poster with one on myself
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Where did you get the black artillery vest?


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1 hour ago, TheSwede said:

Thanks and yeah they are really cool and totally ads to the "wow-factor":) wish I had more patience to have an Anovos on order to but…...I hope they ship out soon so you can start a build:duim:

 

Btw did the samples arrive?

Me too.

 

(And yes, thanks.)

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1 hour ago, CrookKnight said:

Where did you get the black artillery vest?

 

 

They aren't too hard to make ;) https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/37947-qs-first-order-stormtrooper-vest-heavy-assault-trooper/

 

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Nice work!! Everything is really coming together. Re the chest/back closure, I'm wondering if you can do a touch of heat bending to bring them together a bit more so that they're not pulling at the snaps - might make them sit a bit more flush.

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22 hours ago, CrookKnight said:

 


Where did you get the black artillery vest?


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Diversity props, you can find them on FB:duim:

 

5 hours ago, shashachu said:

Nice work!! Everything is really coming together. Re the chest/back closure, I'm wondering if you can do a touch of heat bending to bring them together a bit more so that they're not pulling at the snaps - might make them sit a bit more flush.

Thanks! And actually there’s not much tension at all, the gap is intentional as I figured that any were heat can escape is a good thing:)

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The magnets finally arrived and it was time to close the lid on this:)

Here’s what I did: originally planned to have four magnets, one in each corner but soon realized that would be overkill, these suckers are strong! Well duh! You might say but I have never used any before...made all my suits with CA clue and plastic weld so never needed any before...so put two in the middle, up and down....glued then on the inside and place a stack on top to find were to put the ones on the lid

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Placed the lid were I wanted it and put some magnets on

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When removing the magnets followed (not all but one would be enough) 

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And I could mark were to glue

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Did the same fort he bottom and found that I hade to make a little something for it to work 

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Magnets all glued in

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End result:) It’s not coming of easily and that made me think that although the vest could possible interfer the magnets still would hold the back pack on the back...testing it is!

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Went ahead and glued some magnets, if it won’t work then no biggie as I have plans for the interior

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Magnets on the back aren’t glued yet as I haven’t confirmed the placement hightwise

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It works! Yeey! Next challenge will be to include the vest but that’s for another day:)

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Well....when starting to try it on it become clear that more magnets were needed...alot more....I used all 50 in this project, who would have thought:blink: I’m going to be a walking magnetic field so Keep your phones and other devices well clear :D anyway...couldn’t find much quality reference as to how high up to mount it other than this and there’s no way I have that much space to the TD...I think I got the hight close enough though.

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Mine look more like the toy in terms of spacing or lack there of to the TD

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And a front pic 

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I shorten the straps to lift the vest up some more and here’s how it turned out, I would like it to sit more flush to the armor but with strapping alone this is as good as I could get it.

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As I mentioned earlier I had some plans for the inside and for that I needed some cellfoam

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After cutting and fitting is was time to remove the backing and I started by peeling a section off and then pushed it up towards the frame

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Then rolled it from the other end and got hold of the backing

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Then it was simply a matter of roling it, removing the backing as it Went

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Magnets are still pretty visible

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Now they`re not:)

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I don`t like the waves of that top part so currently heating it with a hair dryer to try and straighten it some.

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Time to make some strapping for the posterior plate

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Center snap is for the belt

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The belt will "rest" on this ledge so using that as a guide

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Simply but carefully set the plate up against the belt, you feel when it`s in place

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Using a pen to mark the ends and glue them down, I only glued a little to begin with for those "just in case-moments"

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Time to test and all was good, feelt good and then glued the straps in full:)

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I made a really complex strapping device 
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What ever works man.

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