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Painting the inside is overkill. A lot of guys do it right off the bat, but it wasn't done with screen used helmets. Waiting for the Electronics section to be created here and I'll share my setup. 

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You also want to make sure that your armor's  base colour is the same as the helmet. 

Even though you are going to weather it, it might still be visible if you have used different paints/ colours.

But good luck with your box of plastic!! :duim:

:salute:

 

 

 

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Little panic attack causing there, dutchy!  Thanks for bringing that up. I just did a real quick check and they seem to be very close. Especially after some dirtiness is added.

Looking forward to the electronics section to see everyone's setups.

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I made some progress with my armor today. I started working on the abdomen and chest piece. I'm not entirely happy with the strapping system. It doesn't seem to line up at all and the fit is off. I do like how the abd rivets and snap turned out.

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Any input on the strapping system? I'm thinking of lengthening the elastic to try to increase the overlap along with repositioning the brackets to line up better.

 

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So yeah, totally didn't fit. I'm guessing I need to lose about two inches. My question is do I remove material from the abdomen or the chest? I feel like trimming the abd is the best move because it is covered by the chest. Think I'll pause on the front and move on to some arms.

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Just hit up the local craft store and pick up some extra elastic. You'll just need to cut and sew it in 

 

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On ‎7‎-‎3‎-‎2017 at 8:57 PM, The Sleepy Llama said:

Little panic attack causing there, dutchy!  Thanks for bringing that up. I just did a real quick check and they seem to be very close. Especially after some dirtiness is added.

Stay calm and drink blue milk ;)

But the WIP pictures already look promising. You're on a roll here!

:salute:

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Time to resurrect this thread from the mostly dead. Much has changed since my last post. Life sort of got in the way of this build, along with project ADD. So after a move to a new state and ordering a TB armor kit, I decided to get my Sandy done. Much progress has been made and submission to a new GML is in sight. Glad to be back in Mos Eisley and getting dirty again.

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A few more pics:

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Really happy with the chest armor. My bucket has the first pass of Burnt Umber on it and will benefit from the second pass of oily black soon. What do you guys think?

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Getting the final parts done.  I've been afraid to start cutting on my thighs, so here goes nothing. Pic of the first test fitting/taping.

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Thanks for any input.

 

Steve

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Been a while since I updated this. My Family was impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise CA. My Mom and Sister lost their home in Magalia and my Grandma was trapped in her home. She has been tentatively identified , but we are still waiting for DNA confirmation. Needless to say I haven't done a lot of 501st related things lately. My Grandma has always been a fan of sci fi and the Star Wars universe. I think she would be proud that I finally finished this project.

Anyhoo here is a picture of disaster of a thigh. I measured and taped and did it again. I still managed to mess it up, the question is how bad.

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So the situation is I trimmed for width, then trimmed for length. As I did that I made them too tight. By a decent amount. I opened up the front as much as I could and added a shim which leaves me here. Any thoughts on if this is approvable? Any fixes? 

My plan is to try to source a replacement set of thighs at some point, but I would like to get this done soon.

Thank you for looking

Steve

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looing good! i think there is nothing to complain about. not necessary, but it would be nice to close the little gap on the left thigh with sludge.  so now lets get dirty dude!

 

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Looks good and suits you well mate. :duim:

Personally I think that it's still too clean. 

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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