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To clarify, you have both outer parts on your right leg and both inner parts on your left leg as in this configuration below.

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This is how they should look below.

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You've got them paired up wrong. You have two outer parts together and two inner parts together.


Thanks, always good to check these things before cutting


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Looks good, mate, but do you have your boots? It’s best to measure your shins wearing boots.


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Yep will take another photo with boots once I swap things around


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Ok swapped right LHS with Left LHS so now have an outer and inner piece on each.

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Front cover strip
Close enough to 20mm

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I would have gone with 25mm on the front strips to give you a bit of extra room. You look like you need it. You can spread the shins apart at the top and taper down towards your ankles to give you more room. 

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Slight bit of trimming at the base

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Looking good

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After yesterday’s armour party where I was given many good tips I spent the afternoon trimming the fronts of my thighs so they are only just wide than the 20mm cover strip. And making the cover strips.

 

Had a bit of an issue with the right thigh after getting ahead of myself but think I’ve managed to salvage it.

 

Will probably need shims on the back of the thighs though, hoping to avoid it.

 

Have spent 2 hrs trying to align the sniper knee. This seems to be the best I can get but it’s crooked, will need some tips. Of course it fits perfectly on the right!

 

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Looks good, Mark.

The sniper plate can be tricky.

Re the thigh, are the 2 sides aligned at the bottom? Don’t forget to remove some of that return edge before doing to final sizing at the rear - although as we said you’ll probably need to shim, at very least near the rear top.

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Looks good, Mark.

The sniper plate can be tricky.

Re the thigh, are the 2 sides aligned at the bottom? Don’t forget to remove some of that return edge before doing to final sizing at the rear - although as we said you’ll probably need to shim, at very least near the rear top.


Yep aligned nicely at the bottom. Still gotta take return edges off, including at the bottom. Got space in the lower thigh to taper it. Is it possible to only have a shim showing near the upper thigh? Anyone got any good reference pics?


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Nice work, in regards to shims if I'm understanding right, any shims should not be seen ie: fill any gaps with ABS paste, sand and polish. 

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Nice work, in regards to shims if I'm understanding right, any shims should not be seen ie: fill any gaps with ABS paste, sand and polish. 


Thanks for the clarification, saw some photos online where you could clearly see them, kinda expected it wouldn’t meet centurion standard which I’m trying for.

I’ll add, read up on abs paste, to my ever increasing too do list.


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Right thigh trimmed, return edges gone
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Still to do back, can just get 2 fingers between armour and thigh, too tight??

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Been a long time between posts, have just finished my 4th degree and now have some time to finally finish my kit, hopefully before the 2 yr mark kicks in. As going for centurion and being a perfectionist won't be done in a week, going to be a bit more systematic rather than jump between pieces like I have been doing previously.

I bought a lexan welding face shield and cut it up for lenses, see photos below.

Was thinking of pulling the helmet apart so I can get them in perfectly, fixed with sugru. Then reassemble with some rivets instead of some of the hidden screws. Any thoughts on this approach?ca486d55da1cf42403d04e9b432fa3e6.jpg

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Mate!!

I was just thinking I hadn’t heard from you since the armour party back in Feb!

Nothing useful to add other than I’m glad to see you back at it.

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Got beaten trying to get the the sniper knee right, so took a break to focus on rl stuff.

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Hey, welcome back!
Sometimes stepping away for a while is the right thing to do, but glad you're back into it again.


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Have had lots of trouble securing the individual lenses as they want to pop up flat and the sugru doesn't appear to want to set as the temp here is pretty cold. The sugru doesn't also appear to like adhering to the plastic.

Have cut a larger piece that spans the two eye sockets and it seems to like sitting in there following the shape of the helmet.

Have used some Apoxie modelling compound to beef up the inside so I can get a larger surface area to bond too.

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