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So I bought my first armor and unfortunately it was an fx armor which after buying I found out is  not seen in such a nice light. I guess I did not do enough research. After debating back and forth I decided being the persistent person I am I was going to go town and try my best to make this armor worthy. It’s my first time and already purchased the armor and have nothing to loose. I know the helmet will have to be replaced working on that now. Will most likely be purchasing a helmet soon. Anyhow I’ll keep post updated on my progress. 

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Decided to try my hand at making returns. Scary words for a noob I know but I’m persistent. After taking to David Conklin over at Dave’s darkside depot. I decided it could be done. David has been a wealth of information thus far and extremely generous with his help. Any how what I did to create the returns is after talking to David and reading a few other tk builders post was make a jig and use a heat gun. I tried the iron method and could not get that to work at all. Here’s the results this farthus far

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Make sure you have a look through the gallery section, some areas won't need return edges.

 

You may find this info useful:

1. Replace the plastic belt with a fabric one.
2. Affix the holster via rivets vs. using the loops.
3. Cut the cod off the back
4. Remove the silver tape from the TD and mount it using banker clips (or similar)
5. Replace the ab plate buttons

So, about $50 or so and a few hours of your time.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/37234-fx-armor/

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/12478-howto-easily-make-your-fx-armor-eib-acceptable/

 

Make sure you also check the CRL as it has just undergone some updates ;) can find them here http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL

 

Good luck with the build, looking forward to the progress.

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7 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Make sure you have a look through the gallery section, some areas won't need return edges.

 

You may find this info useful:

1. Replace the plastic belt with a fabric one.
2. Affix the holster via rivets vs. using the loops.
3. Cut the cod off the back
4. Remove the silver tape from the TD and mount it using banker clips (or similar)
5. Replace the ab plate buttons

So, about $50 or so and a few hours of your time.

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/37234-fx-armor/

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/12478-howto-easily-make-your-fx-armor-eib-acceptable/

 

Make sure you also check the CRL as it has just undergone some updates ;) can find them here http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL

 

Good luck with the build, looking forward to the progress.

Only thing I’m not understanding is “cut the cod off the back? Can you explain it to my small brain self. Lol

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15 minutes ago, Thenewguy13 said:

Only thing I’m not understanding is “cut the cod off the back? Can you explain it to my small brain self. Lol

Think that was a typo, I think it should have said butt plate not cod, here is the full thread by the same poster Paul (previous DL of many years) 

 

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Few pieces I have started reruns on. Shoulder Bells and kidney plate. Will have to sand and polish but not to bad so far

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Looking good nice work.

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1 hour ago, Thenewguy13 said:

Only thing I’m not understanding is “cut the cod off the back? Can you explain it to my small brain self. Lol

I think I may have taken care of that part by giving it a return. I’ll post a pic 

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