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Hey all!

BBB day has finally come! I've been super excited for this day to happen. I decided to do a build thread cause well.....I know I will need alot of help with the build. I also have my E-11 going as well and have taken a break to make my first cuts. I know if don't do it right away fear will set in even more. So here we go! I took everything out and laid it out trying to process the whole idea of this build. The only thing not in the picture is the bag of screws, the green lens for the eyes and the stack of abs given for the cover strips ( this is a huge stack). I'm happy he was able to send so much extra as i would like to do inside cover strips. I also will need to shim the kidney plate as I'm going to build to centurion (hopefully)

 

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So started with thermal caps and I will need to clean them up a bit

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I them moved to the forearm, of course this is where my first question comes up. I know I need to clear out the return edge all the way down on the wrist area but on the other side. I have alot to go

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Ive read for depth that i should leave some. Is this something I should be worrying about now or should I clear it now?

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BTW meet Roscoe I'm sure he will be in a lot of pictures....He likes to help

 

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I'd clear more of it.  The bite on the forearms can be nasty. 

Hi Roscoe.

Check the references for TD's, as you'll most likely need to thin down the endcaps.

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I worked on the forearms again this morning clearing a lot more out of the returned. I also trimmed the edges do the mold lines are going. Currently these are huge on me so I will need to work on sizing them for my arm. I believe the cover strip for the forearm is 15mm? Walt def leaves a ton of room for anyone with a bigger arm, this is my first kit so I dont know if this a common thing. At my first glace I do think I will have to shorten them but ill post pic later on that. 

 

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wrist return- These have not been sanded yet just cut. Should I clear more? one side I can see form the picture 

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I pulled out the biceps to see how these should line up. I think I have them correctly? 

 

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27 minutes ago, Paine1031 said:

I believe the cover strip for the forearm is 15mm?

If wanting to be in keeping with the movie suits a general rule of thumb for the cover strips are:

15-17mm arms

20-22mm thighs and front of shins

25mm back of shins

And I just thought I should mention that the screen-used biceps didn´t have any flat joining surface so If you have room to trim them off I suggest you do so for some added ANH-magic:)

1 hour ago, Paine1031 said:

wrist return- These have not been sanded yet just cut. Should I clear more?

Yes.

 

1 hour ago, Paine1031 said:

I think I have them correctly? 

Looks like it:duim:

 

Here´s some rererence to go along with what I said:salute:

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Just don't make them too small, I have mine cut to the standard sized cover strips but I do have a lot of room left, I decided to add a little foam inside rather than making them too small as they may have not matched the rest of the armor. I would suggest adding some tape and trying all your arm pieces on at the same time to make sure everything looks consistent ;) 

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17 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Just don't make them too small, I have mine cut to the standard sized cover strips but I do have a lot of room left, I decided to add a little foam inside rather than making them too small as they may have not matched the rest of the armor. I would suggest adding some tape and trying all your arm pieces on at the same time to make sure everything looks consistent ;) 

This is my plan a bit later. Thanks for the tips!

 

22 minutes ago, TheSwede said:

If wanting to be in keeping with the movie suits a general rule of thumb for the cover strips are:

15-17mm arms

20-22mm thighs and front of shins

25mm back of shins

And I just thought I should mention that the screen-used biceps didn´t have any flat joining surface so If you have room to trim them off I suggest you do so for some added ANH-magic:)

Yes.

 

Looks like it:duim:

 

Here´s some rererence to go along with what I said:salute:

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Ty for the pics they are a big help!

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Movie-Troopers had slim biceps, here´s a good look to aim for:duim: They should however be able to move freely up and down so don´t make them too tight.

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Biceps sit a little lower than ANH also

 

 

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1 hour ago, TheSwede said:

Movie-Troopers had slim biceps, here´s a good look to aim for:duim: They should however be able to move freely up and down so don´t make them too tight.

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It looks like alot of the top forearm is removed as well. Leaving maybe 5mm?

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Also is I have read that WTS legs are two different lengths, I think I ave them lined up with the correct pair. Trimmed off the flashing 

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I think I can removed the full return edge at the ankle?

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Around 5mm is fine for biceps, you can take off more if you need too. All the return edge on the bottom of shins can be removed, otherwise they will dig into the boots ;) 

 

If you get stuck just check a few of the other WTF build threads, you'll normally find answers to most common questions in them

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