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Painters tape is a good substitute to use in those areas clamps don't reach.

 

You can also reduce the pull of magnets by adding a little tape and scraps of ABS wrapped around them. You could also just use a magnet on one side and on the inside a metal ruler ;) 

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I prefer gaffer tape to painters tape as it holds better, but is still more removeable than scotch/duct tape.

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Looking good, be sure to clean up that glue before submission. ;)

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Looking good, be sure to clean up that glue before submission.


Definitely. I think I got a little glue happy.


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Don’t want to be the barer of bad news but you will most likely need to shorten those cover strips, they should end at the start of the ridges.

 

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Don’t want to be the barer of bad news but you will most likely need to shorten those cover strips, they should end at the start of the ridges.
 


Yah. Someone told me that on FB as well. Not a big deal. Thanks for the heads up


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Fixed the cover strips and added the ammo knee. I’ll add some scrap to the back to cover in that gap at the bottom. 97f00c5908c0384789cc10562f94b316.pngThigh #2 gluing overnight. 17c14f48421f8222711cd27331c0ad72.pnga6e2f3bf39051913e918db6b17a758c8.png


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Much better. Return edges look a bit jagged, you should probably clean those up too or risk snags and cuts.

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Much better. Return edges look a bit jagged, you should probably clean those up too or risk snags and cuts.


I’ll try sanding that down. Hopefully that helps.


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Still a lot of touch up work to do but here we go. Shoulder bells obviously need to be higher, the brow trim was slipping off, and I need to put the cover strip on the right shin, but overall it’s taking shape. The right thigh looks weird to me too.


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It's all about fine tuning, once you have boots it can also make a big difference, just like strapping, we don't always get it right first time, takes some tweaking  ;) 

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Right thigh looks rotated inward slightly, as Glen said some strapping adjustments solve a lot of “problems”.

 

Also, I hope you are test fitting those shins with your boots on?

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Right thigh looks rotated inward slightly, as Glen said some strapping adjustments solve a lot of “problems”.
 
Also, I hope you are test fitting those shins with your boots on?


Yup. I’ve tried and sized with the boots previously


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At some point I would like to try and go for the higher approvals for this build, as that's what I've been working towards with the way I've been assembling. It's likely putting the cart before the horse, but that's my ultimate goal. Any tips based on what you guys see currently that I should be thinking about for those? I have read through several EID and Centurion build threads so have a good idea of what will be asked.

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Always easier to build to the higher levels from the get go ;) 

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Jeff,

 

Fantastic that your are thinking about EIB and Centurion. In my experience it is FAR easier to build with Centurion in mind that not - go for it!

 

I do not (as of now) see anything major keeping you from getting the higher approval levels, but more photos would be great - refer to the CRL and anything you are unsure, post photos.

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One thing I've noticed is the gap between my front and back pieces is bigger than I'd like it to be, especially for the higher approval levels. I know that fastening the belt tighter can help with that, but are there other good way to close that gap?

 

 

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If you are aiming for Centurion and tightening the belt does not fully close the gap, you will need to shim (or trim down yourself!).

 

If you kit did not come with extra plastic you will need to source a sheet or two of white ABS.

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Put my last cover strip on the shin piece. I should be ready for a fitting tomorrow night to see what other fine tuning I need. So close!


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