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Originally I used velcro to conect in the back, but after the test fit today I decided to go with snaps.

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More progress!

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I put blue tape on the 1/6 scale figure and traced out the thigh pattern. Then I put the tape on paper and cut it out. Then I traced the pattern on graph paper. With that I could make it 1/6 larger, and cut out a real life pattern. Then I traced it on the thighs

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I cut out that back cover strip and I'll reattach it. I'll cut plastic to fill in the bottoms. In the end it should have the look it want. 

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This is one of the things I'm most proud of, vacuum forming my own belt boxes and drop boxes. Replacing the ridiculously large drop boxes was a must.

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Almost finished them

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It looks like a mess now, but after I clean it up and paint it it will blend right in

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I learned so so much from today's test fit. For one, that top area of the ab has to go.

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Another thing is the upper part of my under suit needs to be tailored to fit better. I was bulging out of the elbows and armpits.

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I haven't been able to do much in the last few days. I did get the knee plate on though.

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Also got the back of the thighs glued together. 

 

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You'r really getting along nicely! It's so good to see this trooper come to life!

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7 hours ago, dutchy said:

You'r really getting along nicely! It's so good to see this trooper come to life!

Thank you! I really hope it turns out as good as I'm imagining.

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Finally got to work on the belt today. I cut 1/8 plywood and glued them in the backs of the boxes so I can screw into it.

I predrilled the holes and counter sunk the other side so the screws sit somewhat in the holes. I have a snap in the middle of the belt. I'm debating if I want to do snaps for the sides or velcro. I definitely interested to do snaps for the sides of the back belt.

Apparently I rushed one of the boxes so I had to remake it today. I should have the belt all done tomorrow 

 

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Gluing the details on. It occurred to me half way through this project that I could have contacted one of the other armor makers that make shoretroopers and asked to buy the ab only. It would have been easier to cut out that little middle extra top section and add buttons that to cut out all three details and remake them almost from scratch. Oh well

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Great news! The 3d printed parts for my pack are in! 

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Because the backpack is supposed to be strapless I'll need to support the weight. 

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I attached suspenders to the snaps underneath and that will hook onto the ab. Hopefully that will prevent the back from sliding down and pushing the chest up, choking me. 

 

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Keep it up! This is turning out so cool. Now I want to build a R1 Trooper! Stupid money and other projects getting in the way. I will live vicariously though this build thread lol

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23 hours ago, henselmonster said:

Keep it up! This is turning out so cool. Now I want to build a R1 Trooper! Stupid money and other projects getting in the way. I will live vicariously though this build thread lol

Lol thanks! Stupid money is right! If I don't post here for more than a week,  call the cops. Tell them to dig holes in the backyard, it was probably my wife

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1 hour ago, yoshix said:

Lol thanks! Stupid money is right! If I don't post here for more than a week,  call the cops. Tell them to dig holes in the backyard, it was probably my wife

LOL! 

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2 hours ago, yoshix said:

Lol thanks! Stupid money is right! If I don't post here for more than a week,  call the cops. Tell them to dig holes in the backyard, it was probably my wife

I'm just kidding, my wife loves me. She would never do that...

 

Or would she

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I cut plastic strips for the bottoms of the thighs, glued them on and bondo in the gaps

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After sanding 

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I was able to paint the thighs today and hopefully  (with my wife's participation) I can get some pictures tomorrow.

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I started on the backpack. the first thing is the white canisters are too small so I'm remaking them using a poster tube I had lying around. I cut circles and glued them to the ends to seal them up.

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Then I resined them. It made some tiny bubble in some areas, if they don't sand out I'll have to add a second coat of resin.

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*grabs more popcorn*

I really, reaaaaaaally can't wait to see you all geared up!

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Since I may have missed it, how close are you to being done?

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On 1/16/2018 at 0:21 PM, LoveMonkey said:

Since I may have missed it, how close are you to being done?

So very close, I had hoped to be done by Sunday, but I've having to remake more of the backpack parts than I had hoped. So hopefully if the next two weeks 

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Had a great test fit. Sorry for the blurry photo, the sun was going down and that was all the time I had yesterday.

I learned a lot. I need to change some things 

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6 minutes ago, henselmonster said:

Dang!!! That’s some sharp looking armor. Great work!

Thank you! 

 

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I got the canisters sanded up and I didn't need to apply a second coat of resin, so that' a plus.

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Cut the ends off of the original canisters and glued them on the new ones 

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After priming them they start to look like soup thermoses.

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Also started priming a few of the other parts. Sandy and priming a few time to try to get rid of the lines from the printing

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I don't remember if I took pictures of my frame before or not but here it is

 

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