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Great work and very impressive building skills. If I was to pick I would suggest sizing down the chest plate a little, it is a tad on the large size

 

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alright, as per the advice of gmrhodes13 (Glen) and ukswrath (Tony) I trimmed the chest at the top. I've decided not to trim the biceps cause, well I'm lazy lol

first I ripped off the shoulder straps

 

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then I trimmed off about an inch around the neck and two top points

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then re-glued the shoulder straps

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then I heat shaped it a little bit

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then I tried it on with the rest of the armor, along with the new boots!

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action!!!
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Sizing is looking better, you just need to get the bottom of the chest to move backwards more towards the ab plate, the chest is sticking out quite a bit there

 

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13 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Sizing is looking better, you just need to get the bottom of the chest to move backwards more towards the ab plate, the chest is sticking out quite a bit there

 

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Yeah, I took note of that. Would ROTK style straps connecting the chest to the backplate help do you think?

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2 minutes ago, Cheeseballs said:

Yeah, I took note of that. Would ROTK style straps connecting the chest to the backplate help do you think?

On plastic armor straps from the ab to the chest are usually enough but the may not be enough for foam so side straps may need to be added.

 

Fantastic job

 

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56 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

On plastic armor straps from the ab to the chest are usually enough but the may not be enough for foam so side straps may need to be added.

 

Fantastic job

 

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alright, but I'll just try shaping it first.

here's my strapping system in case anyone wanted to see

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The chest/ab straps look as if they could be reduced a little as they are quite long which may help, but side straps would definitely do the trick

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I found these brass heads and I cut a piece of craft foam for the holster.

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test fit on the holster

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paint preparation

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added plastidip on the foam, primer on the brass heads. after they dry, I'll add silver.

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added velcro to the neck seal, so now the neck seal is done!

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so now I just need to finish up the holster parts. Im also thinking of adding a bit more padding in the helmet, then I'll be done?!?!:shok:

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holster done!

I finished the silver on the greeblies

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then cut slits in the holster and slid the tabs of the brass heads into them

and the craft foam was adhesive backed, so I just stuck it on.

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finished holster

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with blaster

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almost almost done!!! :smiley-sw013::dancing-trooper:

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action!!!

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and on second thought, I've decided to do what Ukswrath (Tony) suggested, and shorten the biceps, so that's what I'll do. please feel free to criticize, and tell me if I should change anything for accuracy.

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That's absolutely amazing! I think you should be featured not only in the next FISD newsletter, but also the 501st newsletter.  @Sly11 @gmrhodes13

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19 hours ago, Daetrin said:

That's absolutely amazing! I think you should be featured not only in the next FISD newsletter, but also the 501st newsletter.  @Sly11 @gmrhodes13

Wow really? Thanks I would love to be featured! :D

 

 

17 hours ago, tat2trooper said:

Great job bud. You definitely are a natural in the building department. :jc_doublethumbup:

thanks!

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7 hours ago, CallMeMrTibbles said:

Outstanding work there. Also great work on the WIP thread. Been a lot of fun following your build

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thanks!

 

more pics after shortening biceps.

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