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Legacy Era Build, version A

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So I received my kit and let it sit in the box. Made up an excuse that I wouldn't touch it until my other 2 costumes were approved. Well, that finally happened. Here goes:4957fab3616c0eb79cae6406beebb050.jpg

 

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First thing I did was lay all the pieces out and label them left and right. The kit is from Kevin Weir, and he had already labeled some of the pieces, so that was very helpful. d50ac36536beffd1e6e022e575ddb25b.jpg

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Awesome nothing better than BBB's, good luck with the build

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Awesome nothing better than BBB's, good luck with the build
Thank you!!! I have researched this kit a LOT, but i'm still a little nervous!

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The inner shin pieces have a L and R imprint, but I labeled it anyway because I think that part gets cut off eventually. 943cc555f7024e07c8844d23ef00d1ca.jpg

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I have read and reread a blog called mydescentintonerdness. Let me tell you, that gal is a genius. Very helpful with all her pics and explanations. She mentioned that the thigh corners will be lower on the inside, so I laid them out and labeled accordingly.b3f03d4957f7422d212d5e635c197031.jpge804d4627a40317a575a2589935dc7a3.jpg

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As for the back of the thigh, they can only go one way. The wrong side will not match. I labeled these accordingly as well.9d66abc2cf6519cfe4e13f8c2ff9bd9b.jpg

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Should be an interesting build to watch. Good luck.


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Thanks!!! I hope it turns out ok! Lol

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Thanks!!! I hope it turns out ok! Lol

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I have no doubt it will.


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I also ordered my boots from Crowprops. They arrived today, so that was more incentive to get started. The smell of leather was beautifully intoxicating! When I ordered them, he suggested going with the EUR size inside my current tennis shoe label. I did, and they fit perfectly. They are a little stiff around my ankles, but I'm sure they'll soften up over time. bc705e6180dd6032f956f709697040ef.jpg8ab2299bdd3fb7e048ec84e356a2b2e9.jpg

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I bought buckles and webbing for the thighs, and 2 inch elastic for the corset at Hobby Lobby, and a few weeks ago, I ordered the snaps from Trooperbay. b1c53316b8d8dc75c7bc5217e015ad45.jpg

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I used a pencil to draw the areas that needed to be trimmed on the handguards first. I thought "if I mess it up, this might be the least expensive part to replace!" Used lexan scissors. Still need to sand them down. 2a237310a5abc99eda93143803062c18.jpg

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I used a pencil to outline the area to be trimmed off on the shoulder bells and used lexan scissors again. I trimmed just outside the line to give me room for error and for sanding. Bell on left is trimmed, right is untouched except for pencil markings. 0bd136f0fcfcdb48b29ddf3ef844f882.jpg&key=96b85e1f2b517cb102f03c06f97b100130f32760a9e1476ad12eb13fa07ee9bc4f6b18ad8f76d816347d32cbcaf11c29.jpg&key=6a06e75d63e1597f1070820bf97a8dbe14e2c3242d1bd749d1d3146fc64251fd

 

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Here are the shoulder bells, trimmed and sanded. I wonder if I should remove just a little more of the return edge.....?

Last pic is from CRL, and that one has a smidge of return edge on the bottom. Hmm.

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Penciled in the area to be trimmed. Used lexans, then sanded with dremel, and again with finer sandpaper. Might remove just a bit more. 0daec2b7d29edae21bbb188d1780c13e.jpg2bd78434f65b75e961df50de0ae1eafa.jpg

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Nice start on the build:duim:  Although I´m not that familiar with this kit I would remove all of the flashing on the top and sides of the shoulderbells and also remove about half of what`s left on the cod area, at a minimum the flashing that`s still there. I was looking at the armor in the CRL and the parts don´t seem to be trimmed as they should, bicep and forearms in particular has flashing that would be rather uncomfortable….but as I said no expert on this kit. Just shared some thoughts - keep it up:salute:

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Hi Lucy nice to see another Legacy build. Looks like you have been doing your research but just in case I would suggest having a look at this build thread as well 

 

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44182-legacy-fem-trooper-version-a-tj_fem-wip/

 

you've been quite conservative with your cut lines but the first ones are always the most nervous ;), As Daniel has suggested the shoulder bells could be trimmed up more and I have added some pics below for you to review. In the above link there is some good pics on trimming the Abb plate as well, The Forearms mentioned well the legacy is unique :) the standard  TK does clear out most of the return edges but for the legacy it still shows the curve of the return, but this can looked at when your there.  Since helping my wife clear her costume I have helped a few other legacy's on there journey, so will happily chime in and try to answer any questions you have along the way 

 

And good luck :duim:

 

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Nice start on the build:duim:  Although I´m not that familiar with this kit I would remove all of the flashing on the top and sides of the shoulderbells and also remove about half of what`s left on the cod area, at a minimum the flashing that`s still there. I was looking at the armor in the CRL and the parts don´t seem to be trimmed as they should, bicep and forearms in particular has flashing that would be rather uncomfortable….but as I said no expert on this kit. Just shared some thoughts - keep it up:salute:
I was nervous about trimming too much. But yes, I did have my doubts that maybe I still had more to trim. Thank you for your input!

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Hi Lucy nice to see another Legacy build. Looks like you have been doing your research but just in case I would suggest having a look at this build thread as well 
 
https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44182-legacy-fem-trooper-version-a-tj_fem-wip/
 
you've been quite conservative with your cut lines but the first ones are always the most nervous , As Daniel has suggested the shoulder bells could be trimmed up more and I have added some pics below for you to review. In the above link there is some good pics on trimming the Abb plate as well, The Forearms mentioned well the legacy is unique  the standard  TK does clear out most of the return edges but for the legacy it still shows the curve of the return, but this can looked at when your there.  Since helping my wife clear her costume I have helped a few other legacy's on there journey, so will happily chime in and try to answer any questions you have along the way 
 
And good luck :duim:
 
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Yes, you're absolutely right! I was being too conservative with my cuts. I am more of a visual person, and especially after seeing your pics, I will do some more trimming. Thank you for taking the time to help me!

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Hey there Lucy, I love these kits and was lucky enough to see some up close at Celebration Orlando.

Cant wit to see you finished and approved.

Keep up the good work.

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Hey there Lucy, I love these kits and was lucky enough to see some up close at Celebration Orlando.
Cant wit to see you finished and approved.
Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much!!! I'm pretty excited to finally start this project!

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Never followed a legacy build, should be informative :popcorn:

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Very nice STEP BY STEP build THREAD...
I’m excited for u . I hope u take ur time and cannot wait to see u troop in it !!!


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Never followed a legacy build, should be informative :popcorn:
I'm excited and nervous!!! Lol

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