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Like a glove:duim: One small thing, you seem to have alot of return left on the top ab-plate, If you´re doing the brackets then you will need some but it looks like you could trim atleast half of what you got now. Internall strapping is very much to ones liking, I have elastic for all of mine, others use webbing and happy with that. If you start with elastic and feel it´s not working for you then it´s fairly easy to swap to webbing or vice versa.

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43 minutes ago, TheSwede said:

Like a glove:duim: One small thing, you seem to have alot of return left on the top ab-plate, If you´re doing the brackets then you will need some but it looks like you could trim atleast half of what you got now. Internall strapping is very much to ones liking, I have elastic for all of mine, others use webbing and happy with that. If you start with elastic and feel it´s not working for you then it´s fairly easy to swap to webbing or vice versa.

Thanks, was going to go brackets but recently changed mind to use a double snap setup, was going to try doubled over elastic first and see how I like it. Got 5m each of the webbing and elastic to play around with.

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Yeah you'll need to tidy up the buttons.  Ideally they're not completely painted and show some white on the button itself.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Digz Graavz said:

Yeah you'll need to tidy up the buttons.  Ideally they're not completely painted and show some white on the button itself.

 

 

 

 

Bugger, had done most of the tops of the buttons, and then extended my painting to include the white edges

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Me too LOL

6 hours ago, BigCara said:

Bugger, had done most of the tops of the buttons, and then extended my painting to include the white edges

 

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A toothpick works wonders when trying to scrape away just the right amount of paint. Easy fix. :duim:

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On 3/10/2019 at 10:37 PM, BigCara said:

So toothpicks to tidy up?
 

That or you can use crafting swabs (Soft fine tip) and mineral spirits ;)

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That or you can use crafting swabs (Soft fine tip) and mineral spirits 


Thanks, I assume that is mineral turpentine here in Australia. Doesn't damage the abs?

I've also painted an off cut to see how it goes with the turps.


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13 hours ago, BigCara said:

 


Thanks, I assume that is mineral turpentine here in Australia. Doesn't damage the abs?

I've also painted an off cut to see how it goes with the turps.


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Correct. Aggressively test on a piece of scrap before trying on important sections.

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Mineral turpentine is fine but I generally use a tooth pick or sharp offcuts of abs ;) 

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I had some clean up to do on mine, and used Turps and toothpicks as Glen mentioned .

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On 1/24/2019 at 3:07 AM, BigCara said:

Just checking these are the right ones for centurion, as I bought the last ones in the shop, the black one is the one provided by AP which is not pan head.

They are only 3/8" but just fit

Just let me know before I paint them please.

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what's the head size in mms please

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On 3/14/2019 at 9:53 PM, phil said:

what's the head size in mms please

The unpainted one (pan-head) on the right is correct and 100% approvable at Centurion level.

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what's the head size in mms please


9.25mm but the guys at the screw shop talk imperial :) for some reason


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After a pause for over 2 months I’m back. So hopefully I can make a dint in the build. Tidied up the buttons today? Passable?

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Welcome back, Mark!  Those should be fine, and it was wise to post up a photo before gluing them but it would help to have a pic of how they look on the raised plates of the ab.  You did a great job making sure the corners are square instead of round, but note that ideally the edges of both should stay inside those raised areas, preferably with a slight space around them.

Keep up the great work and keep those photos coming!

 

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They look good mark. If I was to suggest anything, you could still trim/sand a little off the smaller Ab plate just to make sure it all resides withing the boundary of the top of the raised ab section it mounts to.

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They look good mark. If I was to suggest anything, you could still trim/sand a little off the smaller Ab plate just to make sure it all resides withing the boundary of the top of the raised ab section it mounts to.


Thanks, will give that a go, but only have about 1mm to play with as edge of top button is pretty close


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Great to see you back on it, mate!




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So here you are Mark. It is more active here than on the KFG forum, though you will get feedback there as well, it won't be from as diverse a bunch.

The build is progressing well, glad you're going for Centurion from the get go.

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Thanks mate, armour party next weekend should help me get some momentum again.


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After getting some tips at this weeks armour party, put bucket together then pulled apart to plastidip inside.

Taped everything up and ready for first coat.
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Took ages to tape face, going to spray a bit lighter as first coat on some a bit thick


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