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Ok...first almost full suit up. Need suggestions/advice! The cod hits the top of the thighs. Looks like I need to trim cod more? Trim cod and inner thigh? Looks like i have to bring torso up a bit more too? Bring chest down a bit also??arms fit good, just need to put cover strips on biceps. c0f4b2e4d660abbc8c05998d35473fdf.jpg27b8e78009fa0ace2e9f44b93f803305.jpgc5ded797f12437c19d4cb561fe917b04.jpg54ccac788b61626944641d4f61e213e8.jpg

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I'd suggest bringing up your ab section first and then check again what room if any there is.

 

When you compare to this there's probably half the distance from ab plate to chest compared to yours.

 

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Some have very minimal gap between, but most appear to have issues with the cod hitting thighs ;)

 

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Ill try that first. Im so used to how/where my ANH TK fits I have to adjust for the different parts of this one.

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Ok. Yanked the midsection up higher and it sits a little better. I threw on my ANH tk belt just to get an idea of how a belt would look on it. The cod looks a little wide near the top still? Also the rear of the thighs bump a little against the butt plate. Maybe trim about 1/2 inch off the top of the thighs to spread things out a bit? f48566600933cf699f6df0e40c5d5db5.jpg

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Justin, this is phenomenal work.  All in all I'm quite impressed with your craftsmanship.  When you get it finished I look forward to trooping with you in my Rogue One Vader!  Awesome work trooper!

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So all major construction finally done! I hate the R1 belt btw. Have to glue on 3 more of the belt face boxes. Going to trim the top of the thighs just a bit to get them to sit a little better and improve movement. I had a hard time getting the thighs to close because I couldnt quite reach. Aloso going to improve the shoulder strap connections and add obe or two elastic straps from the ab to the inside if the chest to keep it from pulling up. All in all I think Im pretty much done. 73bba369ec8449b281c62f0e5e61ad6c.jpgcc80b30cdd85139ba4e6407430407fca.jpg

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All done! My left thigh is a tad high in the pictures, but its on an adjustable strap system so easily taken care of. Moving around in it is a huge difference than my ANH TK. Inalso tried on my pack and it sits better, and with the rubber straps, it helps keep the back pack straps from sliding off to the side and getting vaught under the shoulder bell. The extended/larger back also helps alleviate the weight by pushing the pack into a better vertical position.

Overall I learned a lot of new things with this build. My only complaint is the belt. The all plastic construction is a pain to deal with, and I hate the notches at the top of the belt. Because of the softer details of the abs pull and how far back the bottom lip sits, it was difficult construction wise to get them in as well as I could. b21da7f428d17c96800a8038000bf034.jpg0adebdfaa91f31d438d490b46ed08aaa.jpg1c5bceb9f52c673813ad7396acc56812.jpg5312b36de354eed3c684a3d205a14fb4.jpg640ef8493f960d74e39072a16b70ae9e.jpg

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I attached one of the big flat plastic strips to the front with poprivets, and it arced out enough for gluing on the belt face and lining the slots up the best I could.

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You look great!

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Only a few issues I had to fix. Need to bring my back up a bit. Trim mah buttplate so I don't have saggy trooper butt. And fix my "ii" 's as I glued them on with the ridges at the top cause I wasnt paying attention to what I was doing.

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outstanding job brother

 

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Congratulations trooper good luck on the field test

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congrats! Make the empire proud on saturday!

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First field test with the armor went great! The only minor issue was my left thigh drooping a bit because I didnt have the slide buckle above the quick release secured well enough. Other than that, went from 10:30am to 3:30pm in the kit, with about 3 hours with the pack on. Nothing on the armor felt too constricted and no armor bites. Pack sits great and the rubber straps kept the pack strap on place, not sliding off and resting on my shoulder caught under the bell like my Anovos kit. I even sat in a chair when helping judge the kids costume contest! Even made the local paper on the first outing!

All in all, great kit, and I learned a lot more building tricks along the way to make the kit comfortable, durable, and easy to get in and out of on my own. Still not thrilled about the R1 belt design, but managed to make it semi presentable. 53b600ff61a97e4c39a8229c33153d25.jpg4a183353bee6714d53b97e0493a73149.jpgf0f38757f58cac7ab644ebe3f74aab07.jpg

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Nice work trooper. I find with some of the buckles to double loop through the nylon or elastic helps keeping them nice and tight. 

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Trooped the Mothman Festival this weekend and got my strapping to sit better and more secure. Was able to get a few 3 hour long stints in armor even with the heat in the upper 80s. Mobility in the R1 kit is so much better. Just a few comfort tweaks to do, and some more troops to fine tune it. aa9f796de6d7be18dab5ef20f55572d9.jpg00b9b2f92c9e7d54487a64ab0e1d2fdb.jpg

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I made a block about 2 1/2" long from excess cut off from a thigh cover strip. I drilled two holes through it, the back of the TD, and the belt. I used a 3/4 pop rivet and washer through from the belt, through the block and into the TD to secure it. I'll take a picture tomorrow evening and post it.

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