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Matneato's TK Stunt Build (Anovos)


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On 3/1/2019 at 2:55 PM, Coastertk said:

Your build is looking great so far! I noticed the Canucks glass a few posts back, are you in BC? 

Hi Jay!

 

Yes I'm in BC! I live in Abbotsford!

 

I'm hoping to join the Outer Rim Garrison soon!

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Glad to hear it man. We have a few troopers in your neck of the woods for sure. Feel free to reach out if you need any hands on help. 

In the meantime... try your hand at the paint thinner/toothpick method to slightly reduce the ab button paint. That’ll nip it in the bud before Justjoseph asks you to do it for your EIB application. I’m pretty sure your headed in that direction?

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On 3/5/2019 at 6:03 PM, Coastertk said:

Glad to hear it man. We have a few troopers in your neck of the woods for sure. Feel free to reach out if you need any hands on help. 

In the meantime... try your hand at the paint thinner/toothpick method to slightly reduce the ab button paint. That’ll nip it in the bud before Justjoseph asks you to do it for your EIB application. I’m pretty sure your headed in that direction?

Thanks!!!

 

Yeah I was looking at the other day, I will be doing fixing that up very soon!

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BUILD UPDATE:

 

This will be a big post! Thanks in advance for checking it out!!

 

I have been hard at work for the good part of March trying to complete my build!

 

Part / Status:

 

TD - Complete

Belt - Complete

Shins - inner cover strips are cut, to be installed

I found the shins to be one of the most challenging parts of the build. "Shin Gate" almost got me a few times LOL. It would have been impossible to complete these without a helper to measure a million times before I made the first cuts. I went with the elastic and hooks method for the closure. These are very challenging to try and fasten up, I may swith to velcro down the road.

 

Thighs - Right Thighs still needs the rivets painting white

I went with interior cover strips on the thighs to make them more study and they do get moved around a lot while I am trying to fasten the shins.

 

Shoulders - Complete

Biceps - bicep to shoulder snap connection to be installed, installed bicep hook for shoulder connection

Forearms - Complete

Gloves / Hand Guards - Complete

Torso - Rivets to be painted white

Helmet - Upgrades needed, electronics to be installed, chin strap needed

 

TD:

I finished off my TD! Drilled and tapped the holes for the M4 pan head screws.

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Complete assembly.

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Pan head screws.

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TD - Front View

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BELT:

 

I receive my new canvas belt for imperial issue. Measure the center and then marked the location of the female snaps. I riveted the ABS part of the belt to the canvas, then installed the drop boxes and covers. Lastly I punched holes for the holster and install it with the Anovos supplied Chicago screws.

 

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Complete.

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SHINS:

 

I wish I took more photos of each step to complete the shins! I think I was ninja focused on getting them done.

 

Test fitment after cuts:

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Side:

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Back:

Looks slanted on the right...it was just pushed over, i corrected this before gluing the rear cover strip.

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Cover Strips clamped and glued:

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Shins Complete:

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THIGHS:

 

After completing the shins, I applied the same technique to the thighs. These were relatively easier than the shins and came together in a few days. I have installed interior cover strips to both thighs for stability. i have also installed snaps for the 3" elastic which will attach to a waist belt to get them up!

 

i will be updating this post with photos of the interior cover strips and snap system.

 

Clamped and Gluing:

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Right thigh complete with riveted ammo pack: I still need to paint the rivets white!!!

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Left thigh complete: The cover strip at the top might be a bit to tall.

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SHOULDERS:

 

I installed the elastic for both the shoulder bridge connection (complete with sew in snap) and the bicep loop which will work with the hook from the bicep.

 

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Complete:

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BICEPS and FOREARMS:

 

Completed the biceps and forearms. I decided to glue the elastic to each part rather than a snap system.

 

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GLOVES:

 

Completed the gloves with the flexible silicone hand guards from justjoseph63!

 

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Flex!!

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TORSO:

 

The torso just needed a few minor updates;

 

- installed side snaps

- installed 2 male snaps on posterior

- re-painted small bottom plate

- installed should straps and sew-in snaps

- installed split rivet and strap with snap on cod section

 

I still need to paint the 6 side split rivets white! 

 

Small button plate re-paint:

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Open:

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Closed:

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Back:

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HELMET:

 

I have many upgrades planned for my helmet, starting with the re-painting of the frown!

 

I wore the helmet for about 5 mins around the house and I was sweating in there! I need a fan system ASAP haha.

 

I took a quick photo of my helmet for the start of a before and after helmet build comparison:

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Thanks everyone for reading my post!

 

Regards,

 

Matt

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Great job Matt :jc_doublethumbup:

 

Not to nitpick but the front thigh cover strips (at the top) should run the full length, yet not extend past it.

 

Keep up the good work :duim: 

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3 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Great job Matt :jc_doublethumbup:

 

Not to nitpick but the front thigh cover strips (at the top) should run the full length, yet not extend past it.

 

Keep up the good work :duim: 

Thank you sir! I will make this modification tonight!

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BUILD UPDATE:

 

After 4 months of building my ANH Stunt TK, I finally suited up and took photos from my GML. 

 

My goal for my TK armor is to reach Centurion status with the FISD. 

 

Part / Status:

Neck Seal - Adjusted neck seal as it was too big, re positioned velcro for tighter fit.

Torso - Rivets to be painted white

Right thigh - Rivets to be painted white

Helmet - Repaint, align ear piece, fans to be installed, chin strap to be installed

 

E-11 

 

Husky Travel Case - Interior padding with Star Wars material, 3D printed imperial cogs

 

Front

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Front - No Bucket

 

I received feedback from my GML that my neck seal was too loose. I have since re positioned the velco and sewn the neck seal for a tighter fit.

 

 

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Left Side

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Right Side

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Back

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THUMBS UP - I was so excited to finally take this photo after all my hard work!!! :dancing-trooper:

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Thanks again for reading my posts! 

 

Matt

 

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Great work, came out a treat, just a note your belt appears to be on a slant, may need an adjustment ;) 

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Congratulations, you look AWESOME!!

Small nitpick - looks like your undersuit may be bunching out a little between your shoulder bells and chest plate. Not a biggie, but a tighter shirt would resolve this :)

Rock on, trooper!!


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On 5/7/2019 at 11:31 AM, T-Jay said:

Good job Matt. :duim: That feels even better than BBB day, right?! ;)

 

Wishing you a lot of fun with that armor.

Thanks T-Jay!!! It feels awesome!

 

Now to start my E-11 build with your completion kit!

 

Cheers!

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On 5/7/2019 at 4:22 PM, gmrhodes13 said:

Great work, came out a treat, just a note your belt appears to be on a slant, may need an adjustment ;) 

Thanks!!!

 

Yes I agree, I think it unsnapped during adjustments for the approval photos. I will make sure it's correct for the next photos and when I'm trooping!

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On 5/7/2019 at 6:39 PM, MakeNoiseMan said:

Congratulations, you look AWESOME!!

Small nitpick - looks like your undersuit may be bunching out a little between your shoulder bells and chest plate. Not a biggie, but a tighter shirt would resolve this :)

Rock on, trooper!!


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Hi Brendan,

 

I agree the under suit shirt is a bit baggy, I have another one on order that should look a lot better and not bunch up!

 

Thanks for the support!

 

Cheers!

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On 5/9/2019 at 1:46 PM, Matneato said:

Thanks!!!

 

Yes I agree, I think it unsnapped during adjustments for the approval photos. I will make sure it's correct for the next photos and when I'm trooping!

I added velcro to mine to keep it in place for trooping.

Great job!  I look forward to nitpicking your EIB ;)

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