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Been a productive few days.

- Velcro closures and cover strips on calves.
- Sniper knee in place just needs a small bit of heating and glue to attach the sides. Front glue has had 48hrs to cure. Happy with it's position.

- Front of thighs done, and reinforced on inside, return edges trimmed,
- thigh ammo pack trimmed.
- Split rivets purchased from Bunnings, no sausage though :( .

Plan to finish legs by end of week.

Cover strips on backs of thigh should be vertical and exacly in middle or off set slightly ok??

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39 minutes ago, BigCara said:

- Front of thighs done, and reinforced on inside, return edges trimmed,
- thigh ammo pack trimmed.
- Split rivets purchased from Bunnings, no sausage though :( .

Plan to finish legs by end of week.

Cover strips on backs of thigh should be vertical and exacly in middle or off set slightly ok??

Great work Mark. :duim:  Sniper knee is always a challenge .

 

Would you mind to post photos of the posterior side of the Shins and Thighs please? I would like to see the alignment and mobility cuts if they are present. 

 

 

something like this.

 

 

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cheers

 

 

also consider the following chart  when installing the thigh ammo belt>

 

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and the rivets correct position

 

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Thanks

 

Here is a better lit photo of the posterior of the shins, I've marked where I think I'll need to do mobility cuts but that will be later once I get a feel for how everything goes together haven't yet done anything with the bottom of calves as they seem to fit ok against the boots.

 

Posterior of thighs still to be cut properly, there is currently an overlap at the knee which I have to bring in, but need the full width at top of thighs. Vertical tape is where i think cover strip will go, also marked where I may do mobility cut too.

 

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Been over thinking the thighs as they seem pretty tight at the top and mid thigh. So I opened up the overlap at the knee, now they seem a better fit at the top but the knee opening is 6 - 6.5" wide, would this look ridiculous as my knees are approx 4.5" in diameter?

 

If I try to narrow it at the knee the top will have to open up more as the mid thigh gets pretty tight. Suggestions? Bring in at knee (as shown in previous post) & Shim? Or ok as per these photos?

 

Have 20mm cover strips ready but could go wide if have too

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Images with you wearing would probably help. Perhaps tape when they are comfortable and look from there.

 

Lots of references of mobility cuts here 

 

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Ok, I'll hassle the wife for some more photos :)

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Images with you wearing would probably help. Perhaps tape when they are comfortable and look from there.
 
Lots of references of mobility cuts here 
 
Photos attached,

Note Cod and posterior just for reference, held by hand as not finished.

Last photo has the opening at knee bought in. Opening the top by about an inch.

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I have seen wide at the knee thighs approved by some GML's before but personally the last photo looks better with them brought in a little, gives you more comfort at the top of the thighs.

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I have seen wide at the knee thighs approved by some GML's before but personally the last photo looks better with them brought in a little, gives you more comfort at the top of the thighs.
Thanks, it does look better, will just get shimming or crash diet.

Is a slightly wider cover strip ie 25mm acceptable for centurion?



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Yes there should be no issues with a slightly larger cover strip

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I had to put a similar V opening in my thighs to make them fit high enough. Larger strip in the back is usually ok.


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Gone with a 25mm cover strip, about 15-20mm opening at the top narrowed the knee opening by about 20-30mm. Cover strip has about 2mm of contact each side at very top

Gluing one side first on each thigh before joining, will fill gap with some epoxy and do larger reinforcing strip on inside.6b00ece8de66ecb65155bb4c4e392eb4.jpg

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Gap in thighs filled, internal strips put on both thighs to reinforce. Rivets ready to go for ammo pack, tomorrow.29f66a91c7079acd4bafaa34a677d369.jpgc64d09da8f44583ce6d805f487a1fa87.jpg

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Nice work, a chore to wait for glue to dry ;) 

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48hrs later

Do I need to fill small gaps at joins near knee?

Anyone else with AP have this issue (3rd photo) at back of left thigh near knees? One ridge is double the height. Heat gun?3ff082d814bd23d539ff4dfee44087bf.jpgfcb23056eaa7f013b0c6e1f2534e9a90.jpga31cfcd0358541041580bdac90656d75.jpg

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Had this with my ATA thighs, a little heat would help. I used a small piece of wood either side to make sure I didn't loose any shape of the ridge

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You don't have to fill the joins however it is screen accurate to do so ;) 

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Heat gun and baking pan, what could go wrong?
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Note for centurion you can loose the large tab on the rear of the straps. 

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The main reason some kits have them like AP for example was so they gave a little more room for larger troopers. If you dont need that bit then yes, cut it off for centurion for accuracy.

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17 hours ago, Sly11 said:

The main reason some kits have them like AP for example was so they gave a little more room for larger troopers. If you dont need that bit then yes, cut it off for centurion for accuracy.

Yes Actually my shoulder straps have a extra small tab and a big one for larger trooper.

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Back of left turned out ok after thumbs and heat gun screwed it up

 

Can I take off a bit more on the right side of the mobility cut? or does it have to end on the ridge?

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Been a fairly productive few days

- Thighs finished, ammo pack riveted in place, rivets painted

- Calves finished

- Garter belt for thigh all set up and attached to thighs

- Cod strap riveted in place and 2 fasteners attached on posterior

- Shoulder bridge straps modified and shoulder bell straps shortened to attach closer to bridge strap

 

I'll attach some photos if they ever download to this computer as I have exausted my months photo uploads on taptalk.

 

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