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Ta help orient the seam were I want it (inside) I’m gonna put some glue to hold it in place to make the sewing easier - atleast I think it will ^_^ (could use needles but naaah)

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During fitting I noticed that I could sew the shoulder and elbow gasket together so removed the velcro as I also found out that i don`t need it and it`s crowed enough in the suit:smiley-sw013: 

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Then is was the matter of attatching it to the undersuit, used glue to facilitate placement and it worked out:)

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Finished pruduct - did someone say Lord Vader:smiley-sw013:

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I also sewed my together, it's a lot easier to put on and troop in ;) 

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17 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

I also sewed my together, it's a lot easier to put on and troop in ;) 

That was my thought to, when thinking about it I was wondering why no one else seemed to be doing that, atleast not on any builds I read and I read alot of them...then I "found" Tony`s turtorial in the main TFA section and was like "aaahh":)

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Worked on the shins and wanted to make them look as similar to the Anovos and CRL I traced a line trying the replicate that.

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Made the cut and transfered it to the back piece, I´m glueing it with an overlap so drew another line, a glue-line if you will, and then cut the excess of (2nd pic below although it`s the left shin as I forgot to take a pic when doing the right)

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Glued together

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Then I trimmed the top sides, CRL seam is straighter at the bottom but it will do:smiley-sw013: (might trim the top a bit "flatter")

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The inside will be closed with velcro and instead of using overlap I chose to use a inner strip as velcro shelf, to me that would make the gap slightly less.

Here`s how i did the left shin but same applies for both. First I drew a line so it would follow the shape of the seam and then did another one further in, big enough to have  velcro on it and to be able to glue it to the inside of the shin.

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Ready to be glued in, not perfect but it will get the job done - hopefully:P

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Finished

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Then taped and trimed it. 

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For the right shins inner seam I used the cut-out from the left

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Cut

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Transfered the line

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Made the inner strip as described, taped together and trimmed

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The might need a bit of heat-persuasion to stay closed but I will find that out ones I put the velcro on after painting.

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The left shin has a  clip greeble and two boxes on the outside and using the CRL pic I eye-balled the locations, the clip greeble also rest in a little indention (on the ANOVOS armor anyway) and I wanted to give that a go - probably won`t make any difference but I like to have it:smiley-sw013: Used the greeble to trace out the space and then used the dremmel and some sandpaper….was I worried about cutting to deep? naaah...that was my first thought, to cut all the way through and glue a backing piece and even the edges out with abs paste so just went for it. Not cutting all the way though.

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The two boxes are fixed just below and I shaped them to follow the contur of the armor and layed it in place to check against CRL.

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Works for me and I opted to simply weld them on, glued extra abs on the inside to ad the contact surface. Also marked them to avoid confusion.

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And welded on and I did some shaping with a hairdryer to get the clip to bend just a tad, abs pasted the boxes to be seamless as per CRL.

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Sanded and ready for paint.

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Some painted stuff :)

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The left shin has a  clip greeble and two boxes on the outside and using the CRL pic I eye-balled the locations, the clip greeble also rest in a little indention (on the ANOVOS armor anyway) and I wanted to give that a go - probably won`t make any difference but I like to have it:smiley-sw013: Used the greeble to trace out the space and then used the dremmel and some sandpaper….was I worried about cutting to deep? naaah...that was my first thought, to cut all the way through and glue a backing piece and even the edges out with abs paste so just went for it. Not cutting all the way though.
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The two boxes are fixed just below and I shaped them to follow the contur of the armor and layed it in place to check against CRL.
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Works for me and I opted to simply weld them on, glued extra abs on the inside to ad the contact surface. Also marked them to avoid confusion.
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And welded on and I did some shaping with a hairdryer to get the clip to bend just a tad, abs pasted the boxes to be seamless as per CRL.
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Sanded and ready for paint.
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Some painted stuff 
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Great build .your doing a great job.

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Was sizing up the spats (boy they are ugly) when I realized I forgot the greeble on the right shin...so dremmel away and glue. wasn’t  finished with painting so that’s why I just glued it on.

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And the spats I planned for :smiley-sw013:

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Thighs was next and like the shins I wanted to try and get the curve on the seams. Well tape is in the way you mor....:P yes that’s true but kind of hard to tape up from the inside when sizing, I could have taped from the inside after but it’s not that hard to trace the missing bits when you remove the tape:)

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Was going to glue the outer seam with a butt-joint but did an overlap instead, sanded the edges to smooth it out and will sand more later.

 

After the front piece was cut I transfered the lines to the back. Same method as with the shins.

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Glued the left thigh and then used the cut-outs to trace out the right. As I had a piece to place as a guide I didn’t need the tape to Keep things together, I could also have taken the pieces apart but felt it would be easier to draw and see how it would look when put together so that’s why I did what I did.

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Compared to CRL - the overall shape of the thigh need shaping to look a bit more like the movie so for now I only looked att the curve.

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Not perfect but atleast not just a straight line:)

 

Both thighs glued awaiting trimming

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Put the thighs aside for a moment and started on the ab boxes.

 

Here`s all the pieces laid ot and I managed to put the second from the left (as looking at it) upside down. The boxes need shaping so I´m using a contour tool for that.

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I eye-balled the thicknes of the boxes by looking att screen shots and the Crl and used the first box (when I was happy with it) as a guide for the others so they are consistent, had started the shaping when I remebered to take a pic so that`s way the biggest box is already finished.

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Here`s how they will be installed. Using a plastic screw and you drill a hole, insert the screw, put some glue on the head, put the box in place and then from the inside push the screw up to the box, I´m using super glue so hold for a few seconds and that`s it.

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Just in case I´ll be mixing some epoxy to cover the screw heads but not untill all boxes are done.

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And..some time later all boxes are trimmed, holes drilled and the screws in place. 

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Using the method described one box at a time got done. 

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Extra glue added, ready to install.

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Installed: Screws are obiously cut down on the inside unless you want to test your pain threshold:smiley-sw013:

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20 minutes ago, wook1138 said:

I haven't check out this build in a while

Tssk tssk (;)

 

 

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Just seeing this now. I’m very late to the party, here. Looks cool, Swede. Just keep adding to your army of costumes! ; )


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1 hour ago, Bud Spaklur said:

Just seeing this now. I’m very late to the party, here. Looks cool, Swede. Just keep adding to your army of costumes! ; )


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Not to worry, the best is yet to come - and thanks, hoping to have this approved and ready for a convention-troop come mid november :)

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I'm loving this build brother :popcorn:

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13 hours ago, Sly11 said:

I'm loving this build brother :popcorn:

Thanks - much appreciated:)

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On 10/7/2018 at 6:55 PM, TheSwede said:

Not to worry, the best is yet to come - and thanks, hoping to have this approved and ready for a convention-troop come mid november :)

By mid november I guess you mean Scifi Stockholm? Will be great to see you there. Maybe I need to bring my KB as well.

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11 hours ago, Coil said:

By mid november I guess you mean Scifi Stockholm? Will be great to see you there. Maybe I need to bring my KB as well.

That’s the one! And you should:duim:

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Been fidling with the shape of the thighs by looking at TFA scenes.....not quite there yet as I didn’t think it would be a good Idea to dremmel in the flat, using the tin snip was kind of pushing it:P but it’s a start:)

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Did some more trimming and sanding and I´m happy for now, going to see how it looks with the cod before doing more.

bottom before

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After: not perfect but better, the angle of the pic is also different but it looks more like the Movie/CRL than before.

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CRL

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Top before

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After: dependig on were the cod end up I might tweek the inner swoop some more.

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Looks fantastic! And the way you sanded them actually makes it look like you've got a return edge there as well. Nicely done.

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Time to install the holster, the 2 "lonely" screws are for the blaster. 

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Per usuall I eye-balled were to Place the greeble and holster mount.

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Felt it was to thick so sanded the mount and the resin wedge down a bit, just preference

Before

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Ready to put together and also installed the blaster-screws

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Ready for paint.

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Yepp it works

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