Jump to content

Highlander’s AP ANH Stunt Build


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 178
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I adjusted to 9mm down and 13mm on from the edge. Looks about right to me. 

One complete set of arms. I found the thicker outer cover strips pull the forearms out a little. Probably still needs a little shaping but not as drastic as before. Thigh trimming begins tomorrow.

Got a little side tracked with helmet electronics. I used the Ukswrath integrated helmet speakers and 4 fan system with 2 anker powercore mini batteries. I made some elastic battery cradles to get the

Posted Images

I tested the fit on the bicep for 20mm cover strips and it seems about right to bend my arm comfortably. I got the left forearm and bicep marked to 10mm per side for the first cut. For these sides, is it better to use lexan scissors and even out with sandpaper or score and snap with clamps and a straight edge? Based on my initial trimming the score and snap requires less sanding but scissors would follow the line better with the curve of the armor.
 

inpTvrG.jpg
bDbs90L.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

If I may offer a couple of tips, they would be these, Ryan..

 

First, know that your arms will be bent most of the time while trooping, and that point (red arrow) will poke into your arm, so I would suggest cutting it off.  There are quite a few examples of this particular point being left on in the OT armor, but let's face it, sometimes we do extended troops and having that jab into your arm for several hours is no picnic. 

 

rUu5m5F.jpg

 

As long as the cover strips cover the seam you are golden

 

o8OP5DD.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, justjoseph63 said:

If I may offer a couple of tips, they would be these, Ryan..

 

First, know that your arms will be bent most of the time while trooping, and that point (red arrow) will poke into your arm, so I would suggest cutting it off.  There are quite a few examples of this particular point being left on in the OT armor, but let's face it, sometimes we do extended troops and having that jab into your arm for several hours is no picnic. 

 

rUu5m5F.jpg

 

As long as the cover strips cover the seam you are golden

 

o8OP5DD.jpg

Thanks for the tips! The dashes are my cut line to get to 20mm for my next test fit. I will make sure to trim the edges on the forearm and bicep to follow the curve and reduce any pinch points.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

After measuring, checking and remeasuring, I wasn’t happy with the lines I had originally marked. I saw on Ukswrath’s build that he marks the return edge first. So I clamped a steel ruler and marked the return edge right where the flat part ends and marked 10mm from those marks for my cut line. This gave me a better reference and I got a very straight line. I then clamped the steel ruler and scored the line with a razor blade and snapped it off. Now I have it sized for a 20mm cover strip and the fit is pretty good. I have a bit of room but I am worried if I size down at all my hand won’t fit. Also it fits pretty snug on the right arm. Does the fit look ok? Has anyone else had the AP arms fit different between right and left?
 

[Edit: I sized them down by overlapping and 15mm cover strips should work. I am going to cut down the biceps to 20mm first and overlap to 15mm to double check it works for them too]
4Kcs4T4.jpg

8doXbE3.jpg
aPi2a45.jpg

AO7SW8a.jpg
HXFl8ZT.jpg

qQWWZnW.jpg
OFw7j9S.jpg

Edited by rwmead10
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, rwmead10 said:

Has anyone else had the AP arms fit different between right and left?

Yes.  I found I had to give the right forearm a hot water bath to change the shape of the elbow opening.  It is oblong in the wrong direction... if that makes any sense.

 

Without the bath, it will still fit but because it is tight it may want to rotate and sit funny while you are trooping.

 

Looking good so far.  Keep it up!

Edited by wook1138
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

One forearm and bicep trimmed! It looks like I will need to keep my cover strips at 20mm for the biceps to be comfortable while bending my arm. I don’t want to go any tighter and chance them not fitting. How does the fit look?

UiQHjFL.jpg

XCfT9kn.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I will try and get a better sizing picture tonight. Assuming I stick with the current sizing, should I go with 20mm cover strips to cover the entire ridge or 15mm with some ridge showing? I prefer no ridge showing but also want to be approved. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, rwmead10 said:

I will try and get a better sizing picture tonight. Assuming I stick with the current sizing, should I go with 20mm cover strips to cover the entire ridge or 15mm with some ridge showing? I prefer no ridge showing but also want to be approved. 

 

Hi Ryan, personally , I prefer no ridge showing too, and it's more accuracy and it looks like you have still enough room in your forearms .  look at the following reference photos. 

 

oF6jxvK.jpg

 

n0e0On4.jpg

 

glEFQxy.jpg

 

 

Keep on doing a great work !!  :salute:

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rwmead10 said:

I will try and get a better sizing picture tonight. Assuming I stick with the current sizing, should I go with 20mm cover strips to cover the entire ridge or 15mm with some ridge showing? I prefer no ridge showing but also want to be approved. 

I agree that little to no ridge is the way to go. You’ll have a bit of ridge showing because of the soft return edge of the ridge, and that’s perfectly fine. You don’t want the coverstrip to overhang the edge of the ridge, so they might end up being 18 or 19 mm anyways. Depends how you measured it when you trimmed. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

 

Hi Ryan, personally , I prefer no ridge showing too, and it's more accuracy and it looks like you have still enough room in your forearms .  look at the following reference photos. 

 

oF6jxvK.jpg

 

n0e0On4.jpg

 

glEFQxy.jpg

 

 

Keep on doing a great work !!  :salute:

 

That is another question. If my biceps need to be 20mm but I have room in my forearm, can that be smaller? I thought the firearms and bicep cover strips have to be the same?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ideally the cover strips should be the same on the biceps and forearms.  If you are having an issue and need more room, there is an alternative.  You can add an extra wide interior cover strip for the strength, and have a minimal overlap of the outside one on the edges.  You will need to add some extra E-6000 (shown in blue) at the join to help hold the outside one on.  

 

 

                                                                                                         Iyrs72Y.jpg?1

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Ideally the cover strips should be the same on the biceps and forearms.  If you are having an issue and need more room, there is an alternative.  You can add an extra wide interior cover strip for the strength, and have a minimal overlap of the outside one on the edges.  You will need to add some extra E-6000 (shown in blue) at the join to help hold the outside one on.  

 

 

                                                                                                         Iyrs72Y.jpg?1

 

Hey Joseph, I think he has enough room with the trimming from what I understand. He has wide ridges so he has to apply wide coverstrips to match.

 

And yes Ryan, try to keep the forearm and biceps coverstrips as similar as possible with regards to width. I’m sure a mm hear or there won’t matter if need be. 

Edited by wook1138
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I tried overlapping for 15mm front and 20mm back and I don’t have any wiggle room In the right bicep. Looks like my best fit is 20mm cover strips. I will move forward with the other side and work on sanding and shaping. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a little side tracked with helmet electronics. I used the Ukswrath integrated helmet speakers and 4 fan system with 2 anker powercore mini batteries. I made some elastic battery cradles to get them flush with the helmet and cut out sections of the bracket for them to attach to the helmet directly for more strength. I also added 6mm EVA foam to the lens for a goggle-like fit. Getting it on is a chore but it fits fine once on. May need to round off the front right fan so it is not as pointy which can catch my forehead.

f3zjyzW.jpg

dar8aQI.jpg
THWSDiH.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, rwmead10 said:

Honestly I may be going down to 2 fans which removes a battery. It is very hard to get on and off...

Holy cow!  Yeah, I would never get my head in that, LOL.

 

I find two fans is more than enough.  Looks pretty sweet, though. :duim:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fixed the helmet setup. I cut out the back section of the fan mounting bracket and used some 5/16” braided cord protector to gather the wires. Then I moved the batteries to the back so I had room on the sides to twist the helmet on. Still a squeeze but much more comfortable. A little back heavy but it works well. Now back to the armor!

7V0ceAx.jpg
N3DAY9z.jpg

6vaSt0N.jpg

bLJokif.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Perhaps try all the arm pieces on together first to make sure you have the right gaps before doing any trimming, easy to cut off but harder to replace ;) 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...