Jeffnmar[TK] Posted November 7, 2020 Report Share Posted November 7, 2020 So after 8 long months ( thank you Covid ) BBB day finally arrived. I had originally ordered a trimmed kit from Daves Darkside but with time constraints between work and home ( again , thank you Covid) I opted for a commission build , otherwise it would be another 8 months before I could even get around to start working on things and I cant wait that long :-) Unboxing day and got everything laid out , Dave's packing job was excellent ensuring every piece was well wrapped and taken of during transit, big thumbs up. Once everything was laid and I ensured all pieces ( and then some) were accounted for and it was time to try things on . After reading the directions carefully and watching some YT videos I felt prepared enough to give it a try. I opted not to put on the bootsor the thermal detonator at this point, just wanted to get a feel for the armor. Full understanding that this is the first fitting and I have to get use to things , but after studying MANY builds and using the CRL as a reference I got a bit concerned , wasn't exactly how I thought the fit would go. I talked to Dave at Daves Darkside and showed him some of my concerns and I have to say his customer service is above board , ( 5 stars all the way) , after reviewing some of the pictures and concerns he is fully prepared to correct the following after I sent more measurements along with pictures to help with the details. I will include pictures below on my concerns and welcome comments from this team and/or recommendations and ensure I am on the same page with other builds I have studied and followed. I fully realize that I am not a 'skinny" guy , I am rocking the dad bod at 5'9" at 210 , but this suit seems to be 'conformed' to a 6 foot 240+lb guy , with the picture below in the garage , this thing looks huge on me :-). Fully expected to add girth , it is armor after all , but just seems I am a "large" body into an XL size kit? wrong on this? See pictures and comments below. 1) shin pieces are a bit on the bulky side , taking them in a bit and may shorten things ( Velcro came off on the left leg, couldn't fasten). 2) with the thighs , these things are HUGE on me , he will be taking these in as well specifically the bottom part 3) He wants me to send these back as well to ensure proper fit, they are a bit on the large side as well. 4) Biceps need a lot of work , very LARGE on me and push my bells out when I flex my arm. My next post I will try and seek some advice ion the chest / cod piece and helmet fit, having some concerns there as well .. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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