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CoolHandLAZ's Anovos ANH Stunt TK Build (FIRST BUILD!)

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Welcome and great work so far!

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7 hours ago, CoolHandLAZ said:

I was wondering how much return edge are you all taking off of the shins by the knee? I couldn't seem to find info about specifically this (most likely it is there but I just missed it). My gut instinct is to just lose it all to avoid the armor burn.

Actually, this is one of the areas that most of us leave as much as possible on to give that "thick" appearance to the armor.  As long as it is comfortable, I would leave that as it is, but it can be trimmed down as needed.  I wouldn't suggest removing it all, though.

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22 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Hi Luke, Don't worry about  making questions, we love questions, photos and help others so keep on making questions and posting photos. :jc_doublethumbup:

 

 For the Shins , you can leave a small return edge at the top and they  don't have any return edge in the botton as you can see in the references.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             

 

Thanks! I'll keep on keeping on. I started doing the measurements for the shins today so this was a big help!

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21 hours ago, TheRascalKing said:

Welcome and great work so far!

Thanks! And thanks again for all the advice on the SCG facebook page :smiley-sw013:

 

15 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Actually, this is one of the areas that most of us leave as much as possible on to give that "thick" appearance to the armor.  As long as it is comfortable, I would leave that as it is, but it can be trimmed down as needed.  I wouldn't suggest removing it all, though.

So I ended up leaving some return edge on there. I agree, that "thick look" looks great so I'm going to do some measuring and see how it all feels. :duim:

 

55 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

Looking great so far Luke

Thanks! Your build thread has been a MAJOR help so I appreciate you putting all the time in to make that! It's been an awesome resource along with all the other threads around the FISD site. 

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Welcome Luke and nice work! I sat on my Anovos kit for over a year after I received it in 2018 so I know where you're coming from! I just earned my Centurion badge for my ANH Stunt this month so I'm excited for you to get there too! :smiley-sw013:

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15 hours ago, GoofTrooper said:

Welcome Luke and nice work! I sat on my Anovos kit for over a year after I received it in 2018 so I know where you're coming from! I just earned my Centurion badge for my ANH Stunt this month so I'm excited for you to get there too! :smiley-sw013:

Thanks! And yeah it was just sitting there glaring at me so I had to finally get to it! That's great about your Centurion status and hopefully I can join you someday soon!

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 7:37 PM, CoolHandLAZ said:

Thanks! Your build thread has been a MAJOR help so I appreciate you putting all the time in to make that! It's been an awesome resource along with all the other threads around the FISD site. 

Glad to hear it helped, Troopers Helping Troopers

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5 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Glad to hear it helped, Troopers Helping Troopers

Absolutely! Looking forward to installing your fan set in my helmet and I'm very much considering your com setup when I get to that part down the line :salute:

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Well I was able to get the forearms worked out. I was having trouble with the seam popping up after I installed the inner cover strips. I ended up making it work by way of a full-on attack of magnets, clamps and painters tape:

 

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While I was waiting for those to dry, I started sizing the biceps and working the edges to make them smooth. Definitely trying to take my time with the sizing. The forearms were a good test because I haven't constructed armor before. So now that I've figured out what works, hopefully I can apply that knowledge to the biceps and the rest of my build!

 

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Feeling good so far! One step at a time. Just gotta keep telling myself that ;)

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4 hours ago, CoolHandLAZ said:

I ended up making it work by way of a full-on attack of magnets, clamps and painters tape:

Yes, this section of the armor is usually  challenging, great way to "attack" , I would suggest to leave it dry at least 48 hours instead of 24.

 

Keep on doing a great work mate!!!  :salute:

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15 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Yes, this section of the armor is usually  challenging, great way to "attack" , I would suggest to leave it dry at least 48 hours instead of 24.

 

Keep on doing a great work mate!!!  :salute:

Yeah good idea! Going to make sure it's solid before putting on the outer strips.

 

Thanks copy that!! :smiley-sw013:

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Finished glueing the inner cover strips for the biceps. Next, I'm going to work on sizing the shins. So I know that there needs to be zero return edge by the ankles, but I was wondering exactly how much more needed to be cut off/how high up? It's difficult to tell where the actual return edge is/ends.

 

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Cheers all 

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I would remove it all, Luke (as seen with the blue arrows below).  Any return edge will eventually wear the paint off of your boots from friction.  Sanding the edges down super smooth will help prevent that as well.

 

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12 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

I would remove it all, Luke (as seen with the blue arrows below).  Any return edge will eventually wear the paint off of your boots from friction.  Sanding the edges down super smooth will help prevent that as well.

 

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Sweet thanks for the info! From the reference images from the movie and images of troopers on here, it seemed like they were trimmed down more than I had it but I figured I'd make sure :D

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