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After posting in the new member section the most fabulous idea was presented to me of posting a build thread to make asking questions and getting help easier.  An amazing idea!  Thanks Troy and Frank!  

 

Here it goes.  I've trimmed the legs and arms for the front and not to bring up any drama swapped Shins back and forth several times after I realized one had two number labels and another none.  That said I'm fairly confident these are mated to the correct partners. I am concerned about my measurement mishap where I made theis curve on the Left shin (pictured on right side). The gap is about 10MM.  Once I have the front cuts sanded (Apparently a metal ruler didn't help me keep the line non-jagged either) should I place a piece of cast off material back there with an inner shim to assure it's strength?  The cover strip looks like it will cover the gap but there's not much to hang on to on the left side .

 

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A block of wood with sandpaper wrapped around is a good way to get jagged lines straighter.

 

You may find wrapping tape around the pieces tightly they may come together a bit more. If you are still left with a gap cover strips will sort that out. 

 

With shins it's a great idea to add inside cover strips as they are opened and closed a lot so some extra strength is a great idea.

 

 

 

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Looking good so far Scott :duim:

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I've been working on my Anovos helmet most recently. I painted the frown, insides of the Hovi tips, cleaned the return edge around the eyes. I haven't put the frown mesh back in yet as I wanted to see if anyone noted anything I should fix first.

I do have two concerns. First, the brow strip doesn't go all the way to the back of the traps on either side. Would this be a concern later when I applied for EIB or centurion?

Second the distance of the blue tube stripes are a little more than a pencils width. They look ok to me but I'm thinking I'll have to remove and repaint them. They look like they are stickers to me.

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1 hour ago, Hesikaya said:

First, the brow strip doesn't go all the way to the back of the traps on either side. Would this be a concern later when I applied for EIB or centurion?

Second the distance of the blue tube stripes are a little more than a pencils width. They look ok to me but I'm thinking I'll have to remove and repaint them. They look like they are stickers to me.

 

Hi Scott,  they are not to be a concern.

As the CRl states:

Ideally, the tube stripes are positioned approximately a pencil width from the side of the cheek. 

 

It's aproximately, my helmet is an Anovos too and I haven't had problemm with that.

 

The brow strip is ok, here are a couple of reference photos :

 

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I would suggest to trim a little bit more the frowm and detail a little more the vocoder:

 

Frown is painted gray and does not leave the teeth area. A total of 8 cut outs in the teeth area of the frown are present.

 

Vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is painted black.

 

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Cheers

 

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I think these forearms are just about ready to have cover strips installed. I am planning to even out the bottom of the right where the black line is to clean that up.  I am still contemplating making the 1/8 inch adjustment to the wrist side of the right forearm but the tops are the same measurement.    The wrist side should have plenty of room to slide your gloved hand and suited up arm though right?  

 

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8 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

I would suggest to trim a little bit more the frowm and detail a little more the vocoder

TKSpartan I see what you mean about the vocoder but can you elaborate on what you mean on trimming more on the frown?

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I think these forearms are just about ready to have cover strips installed. I am planning to even out the bottom of the right where the black line is to clean that up.  I am still contemplating making the 1/8 inch adjustment to the wrist side of the right forearm but the tops are the same measurement.    The wrist side should have plenty of room to slide your gloved hand and suited up arm though right?  
 
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Looking great. A good tip is to fit your armour with your undersuit on, that way you'll get a better idea of how it will fit when trooping.


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6 hours ago, Hesikaya said:

TKSpartan I see what you mean about the vocoder but can you elaborate on what you mean on trimming more on the frown?

Hi Hesikaya,

It's just a little more, this is a basic requirement in the CRL and for higher levels 

 

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Here you can check my EIB application and see what I,m talking about.

 

 

Cheers :salute:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Hesikaya said:

The wrist side should have plenty of room to slide your gloved hand and suited up arm though right?  

Hi

For a nice fit you should just barely be able to slide your hand through without glove and handguard. Then put the glove on. If you’re going for Centurion the handguard is to be glued to the glove :salute:

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4 hours ago, TheSwede said:

Hi

For a nice fit you should just barely be able to slide your hand through without glove and handguard. Then put the glove on. If you’re going for Centurion the handguard is to be glued to the glove :salute:

Good point Daniel, Thanks for that. I had forgotten the handguards will be attached.  I will look at bringing the wrist gap down a bit more then. 

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Suddenly I feel like I'm moving forward.  I started installing the cover strips on the shins this morning after trimming the backs.  This is my first foray into applying cover strips.  Crossing my fingers that I didn't go too far when I trimmed the backs.  Just waiting for tomorrow so I can take all the clamps off and check out what I did.  

 

After that I worked on the thermal detonator and installed the Mr.NoStripes brackets.  My concern is with the screws for the brackets and how much they are still protruding right now. Is this a normal amount or do I need to counter sink them and add a doubler behind them to increase support?

 

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Nice work, even if you don't countersink them I would advise using support behind, as these take the strain when bending they will crack the plastic over time.

 

Appears they were countersunk by this image

 

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Do you have any cover strip material left over, I would use something a little thicker than trimmings just to make sure it's going to hold, I've seen a few crack ;) 

 

Here's one of Tony's ( @ukswrath's) threads on how to make some https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/36372-how-to-support-pads-for-mr-nostripes-bracket-system/

 

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My Shins have their front cover strips applied. This was my first experience trying to use E6000. I've learned that it's very slippery at first and getting pieces to stay put is like a mud wrestling match. I've definitely allowed quite a few gobs of glue to escape in the process and I need to clean that up.

I managed to get that 10mm gap at the bottom down to 5mm which makes me happy but I also really want some input from the community. I still need to even up the sides so it'll be a very short distance from the bottom of the cover strip to the lower edge of the shin when that's through. That being said, should I do anything about it? And if so, what? 27481727dbbacd3899266f266a0c64b5.jpgad3377f42020dcc71124e56f0a9c0a0f.jpg07f4c18dd5d90603de9778ba0aa4bad9.jpg

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Nice work, you can trim the bottoms up to the cover strips so that gap won't be seen. You'll find you don't need a lot of E6000 and you can use a lot of clamps, magnets and painters tape to help them stay in place. I advise to add an inner cover strips at least on the shins as these are opened and closed a lot.

 

As you see in the gallery there can be some gap between the sides of the cover strips and outer ridges ;) 

 

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Looking good Scott.

 

I totally agree with Glen here regarding an inner cover strip. The front of the shins are the most stressed section of the entire armor. Without the entire flat sections to mount the outer cover strip to it's possible the shins could come apart when installing. This is only a suggestion. Definately an area worth watching none the less.

 

Keep up the good work :duim:

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Does anyone have a goto for ABS sheets to buy for the additional cover strips?  I'm looking around the internet finding Polycarbonate sheets, ABS Styrene, etc. What kind am I looking for?  I don't think I have enough extra in my kit to make the internal cover strips or all the supports for the brackets.

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2 hours ago, Hesikaya said:

Does anyone have a goto for ABS sheets to buy for the additional cover strips?  I'm looking around the internet finding Polycarbonate sheets, ABS Styrene, etc. What kind am I looking for?  I don't think I have enough extra in my kit to make the internal cover strips or all the supports for the brackets.

Hi, have you tried trooperbay ?  https://trooperbay.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=abs

 

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And this is the moment I start wondering how well I eye balled these shins. Two of the stickers we're attached to the same shin so I spent a bit of time looking at them.

When test fitting the sniper knee it doesn't fit up to the left side without bulging up in the front and dipping down on the inner side. To get it snug in the front I really have to press it down hard and I fear they'll tear or come unglued.

Now I wonder, did I assemble the shins incorrectly? Or is there something else I'm missing? ea063a4c8b399b98f6568fc3436bcc7d.jpg3cd8f8acd99a09c5c45de6123e557ae9.jpgbeb156c1350e7e2535749ce4d17b60fc.jpgf12fc18497606b4580ba058e707e196d.jpge84ee0dc347cd15b755c730467ddcc94.jpgac55d1a928f9980dc745b56362b3fce3.jpg85c7b2d1dd59cec187f74674f94d5d21.jpg

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