Thanks guys. I'll look into getting the tube stripe template shortly, and also noted about the paint drips!
Some update pics. My strapping system. The chest piece will overlap in future, just a pic to show the brackets:
Progress isn't so fast and I've run into a little problem. The crotch area is still too big/wide for me despite being trimmed to the maximum. Here's a pic of me in it (yes it looks overall terrible, more trimming on the sides will have to be done, and I think the arms are too high up?)
Now my question is, is it safe (within basic approval and up to L3) to trim more of the crotch sides? I'm not a guy so walking with wider spread leg is quite discomforting. It doesn't cut but it's just makes me walk REALLY awkwardly. I'll get a video next week and you'll see what I mean.
But if I can't trim anymore or risk not being L3 approvable in future I might have to rethink if I want that accuracy which I do badly want, or just try not to walk....which isn't feasible.
And here's a pic of my T-21. Far from being done or accurate but getting there. My only beef is that it seems overlarge for me at 125~cm long. I'm 168cm tall. It's near impossible to get a smaller one because nothing remotely similar can pass through customs, I had to have this one 3D printed. Still, less worrying than the above problem haha.
Yes I'm going for Gariden from Docking Bay 94...
Also managed to get replica Hovi-mix mic tips next week I will be done with the shins hopefully, reattach the chest properly. Now I'm scouting for as many references as I can for as close as I can get to screen exact weathering.