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Top notch work and I now want an ultrasonic cutter. :duim:

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Hi

 

I made you some shoulder straps......

 

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I need to clean my keyboard......

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1 hour ago, p4ntb0y said:

I made you some shoulder straps......

Those looks great.  How did you know it was my birthday?

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More action with the ultrasonic cutter,  cleaning up cover strips and will need to sand them down.  I like the straight look but open to suggestions.

 

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Try not to have cover strips passing the armor sections, they can catch.

 

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Also try adding a little off cuts of abs behind your thigh lower ridge gaps, will just look a little nicer ;) 

 

 

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Heading off on vacation for a few weeks so build will be put on hold.  Took some pictures to show my progress to friends while visiting.

 

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  So much done and so much remains,  feels like a mountain that I will never reach the summit until that day that I realize I am there. 

 

Enjoy your summer everyone.

 

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48 minutes ago, husky68 said:

feels like a mountain that I will never reach the summit until that day that I realize I am there. 

Well said.  Oh man, I know that feeling. 

Looking good.

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Looking great so far! The locking tabs are a very neat idea, hopefully they will stand up to the rigors of trooping. 

Don't worry about what's left. Enjoy the journey and the learning experience of building your armor. Once you get your approval and go for the first troop it will be worth the time and effort. 

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Returned from my trip to find new packages waiting for me.

 

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 These boots look great and require a good hard pull to get on.  The length seems long but they are pointed boots and the width is perfect so a smaller size would not have worked.

 

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  These elastics are sent from JP Garrison member Dan, TK52394.  They are doubled up and machine stitched making them perfect for my issues with shoulder bells.  Much appreciated and looking forward to trooping with him.

 

  My armor has been kept inside and cooler than the patio outside in the Tokyo burning summer where I normally keep it.  I'll likely pull it out this weekend and get back to work on it, attempting a tricky shim on the shins to make them fit better.

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  Put on the pants and boots and slipped on the shins.  Does not look as bad as expected but does seem complicated.

 

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 So the angle is still required in a V ( much like forearms and thighs ) to fit my shins.  Seems the left gap is only 13mm while the right gets up to around 25mm,  odd as both calves are relatively the same. 

 

Is the bottom near the ankle supposed to be as tight and fit as shown?  If so I will need to trim some away. 

 

The difficulty of measuring while wearing and likely trickiness of making these fit might be part of my lack of motivation since my return from vacation.  Jetlag is almost gone and rain keeping me inside.

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6 hours ago, husky68 said:

The difficulty of measuring while wearing and likely trickiness of making these fit might be part of my lack of motivation since my return from vacation.  Jetlag is almost gone and rain keeping me inside.

With this part I used some help from my wife, It's too difficult to adjust it by one self.

 

Keep on doing a great work. almst there trooper!!!  :peace:

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Depending on the different makers I've seen the odd sized comparisons on quite a few.

 

You don't want them too tight as they may dig into your ankles while walking, also wear the top coat of the leather.

 

I added a little foam to the insides of mine which also helps keep them a little higher as I had a big gap between shins and thighs.

 

You may need to trim to the V but just do small cuts and try in between, better off too big than too small ;) 

 

 

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Around the top area, is that the closest they will close? How much return edge do you have around the top? If there is a significant return edge, you can try trimming it back a a little at a time to see if that help close the gaps more. 

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2 minutes ago, Bulldog44 said:

Around the top area, is that the closest they will close?

 Yeah, that is taped up pretty tight with that gap,  maybe get it closer to 20mm on right opening up the bottom.  Might have to get someone to come by to give me a hand or take them to an armor party.

 

  Thinking I will move on with other sections and return to this when I can get another set of eyes and hands.

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Just now, husky68 said:

 Yeah, that is taped up pretty tight with that gap,  maybe get it closer to 20mm on right opening up the bottom.  Might have to get someone to come by to give me a hand or take them to an armor party.

 

  Thinking I will move on with other sections and return to this when I can get another set of eyes and hands.

If I get a chance to head into Tokyo soon I will help you with this. Just did my Anovos shins in July and it was a slow careful process of test fit, trim, test fit again, trim a bit more.... 

 

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