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Those thighs are looking good. Definitely the hardest part of this kit. Absolutely no guide lines for trimming whatsoever. I swear I trimmed and sanded for hours on end just trying to get them shaped decently.

Keep up the good work.


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Wow great work Jayke. Lovin the DIY gaskets and bell supports

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1 hour ago, JAFO said:

Great work mate! The build is coming along very nicely.

I’ve seen many attempt the gaskets and many fail, so kudos to you emoji1303.png


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Thanks! The build has been quite enjoyable thus far.

1 hour ago, Krisko720 said:

Those thighs are looking good. Definitely the hardest part of this kit. Absolutely no guide lines for trimming whatsoever. I swear I trimmed and sanded for hours on end just trying to get them shaped decently.

Keep up the good work.


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Yeah, the thighs are super tricky, definitely the most dreaded part of the build for me, glad to have it out of the way.

49 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Wow great work Jayke. Lovin the DIY gaskets and bell supports

Thanks, both have been pretty fun to make!

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Great work on those gaskets

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Gaskets look pretty sweet, good job.

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41 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Great work on those gaskets

 

35 minutes ago, Sly11 said:

Gaskets look pretty sweet, good job.

Thanks guys, I’ll post some more gasket photos soon:duim:

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Thanks so much for the link to the gasket material! I was able to find some at a Joannes near me. Awesome WIP thread!

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13 minutes ago, huttman said:

Thanks so much for the link to the gasket material! I was able to find some at a Joannes near me. Awesome WIP thread!

No problem! Glad you were able to find some!

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Okay, so here are some more gasket photos.

 

I have just done the knee gaskets, with some Velcro sewn onto it.

Basically, I put some tape where the bottom of the thigh is and the top of the shin is and put it in the middle.

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For the arms, I stitched some Velcro onto the top and bottom so that they can stick right on to the armor.

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I have also begun on strapping the armor.

Using snaps, I have attached the shoulder bell to the yoke, and it sits quite nice.

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I used Glen's method of shortening the front strap so that the bell is always forward as well.

Thats pretty much it for now.

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It's coming together well Jayke. May I ask, have you finished trimming your knee caps and bells as it looks like you could sand a little more off the returns. Could just be the camera angle and photos, but it looks like there is just a little bit of material left past the return itself.

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17 minutes ago, Sly11 said:

It's coming together well Jayke. May I ask, have you finished trimming your knee caps and bells as it looks like you could sand a little more off the returns. Could just be the camera angle and photos, but it looks like there is just a little bit of material left past the return itself.

Thank you, I guess I still need to finish trimming, thanks for pointing it out:)

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1 hour ago, Sly11 said:

It's coming together well Jayke. May I ask, have you finished trimming your knee caps and bells as it looks like you could sand a little more off the returns. Could just be the camera angle and photos, but it looks like there is just a little bit of material left past the return itself.

Same goes for the shoulder bells and forearms.  

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Let us know if you need some reference photos to help. Keep up the great work

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12 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Let us know if you need some reference photos to help. Keep up the great work

Sure, if you could show some photos of where the forearms should be trimmed that would be great.

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18 minutes ago, StarTrooper said:

Sure, if you could show some photos of where the forearms should be trimmed that would be great.

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Hey Tony, things are going well, been building a ton so I kinda forgot to post updates!:)

Here we go!

 

Spats

 

Here they are, just need to put the clip greeblie on.

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I glued the one side, and stuck some Velcro on the other, so that they can be taken on and off.

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Ab Plate

 

The ab plate was pretty easy, I started by cutting the back in half with a blade.

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Next, I cut a 2 inch cover strip.

I still have to trim the top off, but overall looking pretty nice.

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I also plan to take about that much off to fit me.

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Legs

 

I made the strapping for the legs, simply used 1 inch webbing and folded it over, to make a loop, and set a snap on the end. This isn't screen accurate, but is still very practical.

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And those are held up by a leather belt.

Here's a picture of the legs on me.

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They look quite good, still figuring out how to attach the gaskets, whether I should just attach them to the thigh or to sew them to the leggings. They are just taped to my legs in the photo.

 

Chest

 

I decided it was time to tackle the chest plate situation. I copied what Anovos does and installed risers into the chest plate. I cut out 8 triangles out of scrap ABS, and glued 4 and another 4 together.

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Stuck some Velcro on, and boom! Chest plate almost done. I say almost as there is a small gap between the chest and the yoke.

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And that is pretty much it for now.

 

Until next time

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13 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Good Progress Jayke  :popcorn:

 

10 hours ago, Harbinger said:

Looking good!

 

22 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Looking great Jayke coming along nicely :jc_doublethumbup:

Thank you guys, this build has been super enjoyable so far!

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