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I made the visor removable using Chicago screws,  like Alay and TKZombie did.

 

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I used this green grinding screen that I saw on another post.  Sorry, I can't remember who originally posted it.  

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I made EVA foam grommets to help keep the Chicago screws in place and reduce some strain.

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Nice work and to think I just used silicon in my first helmet ;) 

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8 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Nice work and to think I just used silicon in my first helmet ;) 

I had intended to use Sugru, but when I saw Alay's post I liked the idea of being able to easily change the lenses if they got scratched.

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I'll be installing my own homebrew voice changer and I've bought an Aker amp.  I see that most  people seem to install the amp in their chest, but I find it is a little too thick to fit comfortably.  Are there any other ideas?  I'm starting to think I may have to design my own amp and put speakers in the bucket.  Maybe I should buy Tony's hovi tips and amp, but I like doing things myself when I can.  It's more fun that way.

 

Tony; will your hovi tips meet Centurion approval, or are they something you swap in after approval?

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6 hours ago, Skookumshot said:

Tony; will your hovi tips meet Centurion approval....?

Yes

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It's been a week since I reinforced the shoulder straps.  Some of the E6000 was trapped in airtight pockets and never cured and it softened the HIPS to the point where I was able to put holes in it with my fingernail.  Luckily, it came off fairly easily.  I'm sure glad I didn't glue them to my armour right away.  Lesson learned!

 

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so, I know the three pairs of rivets on the ab plate and the two on the ammo knee should be painted white, but what about the one on the bottom of the ab?

 

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so, I know the three pairs of rivets on the ab plate and the two on the ammo knee should be painted white, but what about the one on the bottom of the ab?
 
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This one doesn't get painted.

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Cool, thanks. Off to buy gloss white . I thought I had some, but just 3 different brands of flat white. Lol

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The frown is painted.  I always find painting a little fiddly. Does it look like I stopped in the right spot? I noticed that one of the mistakes that gets brought up for Centurion is over painting the frown. 

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The frown is painted.  I always find painting a little fiddly. Does it look like I stopped in the right spot? I noticed that one of the mistakes that gets brought up for Centurion is over painting the frown. 
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Looks great.

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Which bar should be painted black on the ears?
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I did some more painting on my bucket.  I have it loosely assembled to see what it looks like, but I don't want to mess with it too much for a couple of days to make sure the paint has cured completely. 

 

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Rather than drill holes in the ab and use snaps, I used magnets. 

 

I made little pockets using the extra fabric from the belt and used fabric fusion to glue them to the belt. I glued magnets on the inside of the ab piece.  The belt just pops into place. 

 

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29 minutes ago, Skookumshot said:

Rather than drill holes in the ab and use snaps, I used magnets. 

 

I made little pockets using the extra fabric from the belt and used fabric fusion to glue them to the belt. I glued magnets on the inside of the ab piece.  The belt just pops into place. 

 

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Nice, I'd be interested to hear how it holds up during troop. Look very clean, great work

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Thanks.  I think it will work, but time will tell.  If I pull it out of position, either up or down, it wants to pop back into place.

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8 hours ago, Skookumshot said:

Rather than drill holes in the ab and use snaps, I used magnets. 

 

I made little pockets using the extra fabric from the belt and used fabric fusion to glue them to the belt. I glued magnets on the inside of the ab piece.  The belt just pops into place. 

 

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I had been thinking about using a similar setup when I get to attaching my belt, don't want anymore holes in my armor :)

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7 hours ago, Artshot said:

I had been thinking about using a similar setup when I get to attaching my belt, don't want anymore holes in my armor :)

I was worried I might get it in the wrong position and be asked to move it for approval. The magnets on the armour are attached with 3M double sided tape, so they can be easily moved.  I figured if it works for car trim, it should hold up. 

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Personally speaking I would avoid using magnets if for one reason only, what happens if you're trooping and someone like a child grabs your belt and pulls it down?

 

If you're afraid of drilling holes maybe use industrial strength Velcro. Just a thought. Keep up the great work :jc_doublethumbup:

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