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Making some good progress, keep it up.


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9 hours ago, StarTrooper said:

Hey! Good to hear another new FOTK! For the gaskets, I managed to pick some up at a local Joann’s which happened to have some in stock from this link:

https://www.joann.com/cosplay-ribbed-pleather-fabric-black/16228017.html
 

I’m not sure if there are any near you, but it’s definitely worth a check. Unfortunately you can’t order it online, it seems like they are no longer making it.

If not, it might be a good idea to message jimmiroquai on the RPF (Replica Props Forum) or Geeky Pink here on whitearmor.net.

Hope you find a solution!

Hey Jayke we would love to see your gasket process :duim:

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2 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Making some good progress, keep it up.


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Thanks:)

2 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Hey Jayke we would love to see your gasket process :duim:

For sure! At the moment, I haven’t done anything at all yet with the material, and I unfortunately won’t be able to start on the gasket templates, as I’m going to be out of town this weekend. But once I start I’ll definitely show the process:)

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Hey everyone!

I apologize for the lack of updates, I injured my arm and it had to be splinted for the past few days, so I didn't get much work done, but here are the updates from before.

 

Back/Yoke

 

Here's the back/yoke, glued at the top.

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TIP: make sure to put lots of glue here, as this place WILL take a lot of stress. Also be sure to clamp it all down as well.

 

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Question: should the sides be glued or are they okay as it is?

 

Shoulder Bells

 

Glued in the connector pieces, looks pretty accurate in my opinion.

I just eyeballed it, you can measure if you like as well.

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Gaskets

 

I did pick up some gasket material, no templates yet, but I'm hoping to start working on them soon.

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And that is pretty much it.

 

Until next time

 

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Hi Jayke. Sorry to hear about your injury. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

Good work on the progress.

Don’t worry about gluing the sides of the ‘tee’. Better to use Velcro if you want to join.

It’s always hard to tell in online pics but is the rubber material black with a shiny appearance? It looks a little flat and the colour temp more grey. I’m sure it’s just the pic.


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10 minutes ago, JAFO said:

Hi Jayke. Sorry to hear about your injury. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

Good work on the progress.

Don’t worry about gluing the sides of the ‘tee’. Better to use Velcro if you want to join.

It’s always hard to tell in online pics but is the rubber material black with a shiny appearance? It looks a little flat and the colour temp more grey. I’m sure it’s just the pic.


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Thank you very much, I think I’ll use velcro then, maybe it’ll allow me to keep that front edge as well, since it is screen accurate.

 

For the gaskets, the material is quite shiny, and the color is fairly dark, but if it is an issue, maybe I’ll give it a coat of black dye.

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Nice work, looks like you could take off a little more of the return edge though form the bell

 

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1 hour ago, TKSpartan said:

looking good. !!:jc_doublethumbup:

Thanks!:)

19 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Nice work, looks like you could take off a little more of the return edge though form the bell

 

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I’ll get right on it, thank you for the tip!

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