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Bootlegger137's AM4.5 ANH Stunt Build Thread (Centurion)

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Ok...my first official build thread...so here goes nothing!

 

Currently waiting for the BBB to arrive. In the meantime, I've collected many (if not all) of the other parts I'll need. Some will transfer from my AM2.0 Sandy (Police Officer/Level 2) that I built a couple of years ago (Undersuit and neckseal, primarily...along with sound system).

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I've got the undersuit from Stormtrooper Undersuits; neck seal from Veedox; belt (measured using my Sandy armor) from Imperial Issue; boots from IB; paint stencils (which I may or may not use...to be decided) from Trooperbay; holster from Darman; flexible hand guards and nuts/bolts from JustJoseph63; non-audio mic tips from ukswrath (not shown are his TD brackets), and various bits of elastic and velcro. B)

 

And here is where the magic happens (will happen)...

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Spent the last week or so cleaning it up, organizing it, and getting ready for the build. This is the lap of luxury compared to my previous builds (Sandy and Scout), which were done in a one bedroom apartment using the coffee table or kitchen counter as work surfaces. :D

 

More to come...

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Off to a good start, looking forward to seeing those BBB photos

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To keep myself entertained (:blink:) while I wait for the BBB to arrive, I've committed to do as much prep/busy work as I can to speed the build along.

 

First up, how do I want to strap the armor together? I used the bracket system for my Sandy, and that was a bit of a pain, if I'm being honest. So, I decided to use a snap plate/strapping system using @justjoseph63's thread on Snap Setting as a guide:

To give my armor a bit of flexibility, I'll be using 2" wide elastic (since I have it on hand), rather than the webbing in the thread above. But I won't start that part until the armor arrives and I know exactly how long to cut the elastic. In the meantime, I've made all the "plates" for the torso using 1.25” webbing (also had it on hand).

 

First, sort all the snap parts :mellow::

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Then, cut the webbing, using the lighter to seal the ends from fraying. I made a cardboard template to make production a bit quicker :):

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Finally, add the male side of the snaps :wub::

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And you wind up with a bunch! :pint1:

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Up next...fixing up my Hyperfirm E-11 and holster!

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Nearly had a Spinal Tap Stonehenge issue.
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Whoo Hoo! From the dirt to the shine! Looking forward to the build.

 

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