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3 hours ago, Hausi said:

Hi Greg, corrugated tubing is good for PO but not for SWAT, although we cannot say what they really used, whether it was fuel line or some other rubber tube, it seems like the shape of corrugated tubing is not right as the gaps between the wraps look too big. Furthermore in the screencaps you can see that it doesn´t look as evenly spaced, you can also see that the wraps aren´t completely straight but rather sloping as it naturally would be if you wrap something around the barrel. 

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In this last picture I believe to identify a bulge where the tube was wrapped around the black cable that runs along the sides and has the blue wire wrapped around it at the front.

Thanks.  That's unfortunate.  I must admit, I don't see a fraction of the detail you guys get from these pics, but the lower pic does look more like tubing of some sort rather than a corrugated material. 

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T21 is painted and assembled save a few greeblies and sling. Also made some minor modifications to the pack.

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Greg, your blaster looks amazing, very well done.

I´ve been discussing the corrugated tubing with Bigwam and after studying several reference pics, we are pretty sure, that they used some sort of fuel line or rubber tube, in the following pic, you can see that the end of the tube is visible:

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However, we decided that it isn´t absolutely clear and in your case, the corrugated tubing that you have used matches the look on screen quite well and the overall look of your blaster is right, that´s why we give your T-21 the green light for SWAT.

This being said, it doesn´t mean that corrugated tubing will be approvable in general, we still highly recommend the use of some kind of rubber tube or pipe.

It will always depend on the look of the blaster.

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13 minutes ago, Hausi said:

Greg, your blaster looks amazing, very well done.

I´ve been discussing the corrugated tubing with Bigwam and after studying several reference pics, we are pretty sure, that they used some sort of fuel line or rubber tube, in the following pic, you can see that the end of the tube is visible:

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However, we decided that it isn´t absolutely clear and in your case, the corrugated tubing that you have used matches the look on screen quite well and the overall look of your blaster is right, that´s why we give your T-21 the green light for SWAT.

This being said, it doesn´t mean that corrugated tubing will be approvable in general, we still highly recommend the use of some kind of rubber tube or pipe.

It will always depend on the look of the blaster.

That is outstanding news!  Thank you. :salute:

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Had a small troop today, so that was good. My voice electronics failed again, so that sucked. But I think i conditionally finished my t21, so that is good.

Added the tubing greeblie with some blue wire (sacrificed some cat5 wire). Added sling. Added coil wire. Just need weathering and one other thing.

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I put a couple of elastic bands around the barrel shroud. I’ve seen other builds where people use tubing. I think it is a bracket for a bipod. The elastic bands are temporary.
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Screen shot
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Actual Lewis gun.
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I will shape a piece of plastic to wrap around the barrel some time in the future. I also picked up some fuel line to test if I can fit it on the corrugated surface without looking ridiculous.

My weapons locker is expanding. New member of the family.

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Great work mate. I also used two elastic rubber bands on my T21 build. 

Nice collection! When will you be adding some Bapty variants to it? ;)

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That T21 is a thing of beauty! :duim:

 

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Have my first troop with my TD this weekend. I tried on my backpack tonight. I’m not to sure about trooping with it since there will be some thick crowds. Of course that means attaching the shoulder pouch to... what? I’ve decided to use a small elastic strap to wrap around my arm and magnets to hold it in place.

Drilled 3/4 hole in wood “ammo clip”. Inserted a couple of magnets.
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Duct tape another magnet to inside of chest.
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It holds its position without any other support - sort of. Still need the strap around the arm. Two sets of magnets might hold it in place without any other support. Might.
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On ‎9‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 6:08 AM, Wook1138 said:

Have my first troop with my TD this weekend. I tried on my backpack tonight. I’m not to sure about trooping with it since there will be some thick crowds. Of course that means attaching the shoulder pouch to... what? I’ve decided to use a small elastic strap to wrap around my arm and magnets to hold it in place.

Drilled 3/4 hole in wood “ammo clip”. Inserted a couple of magnets.
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Duct tape another magnet to inside of chest.
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It holds its position without any other support - sort of. Still need the strap around the arm. Two sets of magnets might hold it in place without any other support. Might.
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If haven`t left for the Troop already - take the field pack!! Went through some heavy crowds with mine to today and it held up fine:duim:

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If haven`t left for the Troop already - take the field pack!! Went through some heavy crowds with mine to today and it held up fine:duim:

I donated it to the props display. The Armor needs some fine tuning. Going back to the TK for the rest of the day.

How was the troop?



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1 minute ago, Wook1138 said:


I donated it to the props display. The Armor needs some fine tuning. Going back to the TK for the rest of the day.

How was the troop?



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It was great! A big Convention with a massive crowd throughout the day, Convention is 3 days but only had the chance to go today...best part was when I hit the floor with my son, we were quite the crowd stoppers just the 2 of us and when we picked up 3 more Troopers the reactions when the visitors saw us comming was priceless, I mean they are used to organized Marches, 3 each day but now we were just cruising the floor :yes: Started a Tour of Duty with some pics and expect to see yours as well:salute:

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It was great! A big Convention with a massive crowd throughout the day, Convention is 3 days but only had the chance to go today...best part was when I hit the floor with my son, we were quite the crowd stoppers just the 2 of us and when we picked up 3 more Troopers the reactions when the visitors saw us comming was priceless, I mean they are used to organized Marches, 3 each day but now we were just cruising the floor :yes: Started a Tour of Duty with some pics and expect to see yours as well:salute:

Sounds awesome! People seem to really respond to the TDs.

I fine tuned the kit a bit and wore it much more the second day. Trooped with the T-21. Nice!

Here is the only pic I have right now - I was in kit about 6 hours each day but didn’t manage to give my phone to anyone for pictures so I’ll wait for others to send me copies. I had to copy this one from the expo’s twitter feed. I’m on the left. The other sandy is another Badlands trooper, Jon, who is SWAT. It is from day one so no T-21. I don’t believe the one in the middle is from the Star Wars universe ;)

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The kids all asked why I was dirty, that’s what you get beeing the only TD:P and the T-21 made some eyes pop that’s for sure...don’t remember how many times I bumped it in the side of my helmet when carrying it on the shoulder though :D Only hick-up was the belt popping loose on one side but I guess I’m the only one grunting when seeing it as no visitor would ever notice that :engel:

Got some more pics from the EC so an update is to be made after I blurred a few faces:duim:

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Found a pic from day 2 of the expo. I’m practicing my Garindan walk.

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Found a pic from day 2 of the expo. I’m practicing my Garindan walk.

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That’s a great pics Greg!
I have a couple more of us I’ll send you.


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And now a deployed PO! Woo hoo!!

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Since I'm done with this build for now, I figured I would post some stuff that I didn't post during the build - namely the trimming part.  I posted this over at  FISD for new people trimming the AP kit, so I guess I'll add it here too.  Sorry if the images show up as only links - tapatalk thing when copying posts from one forum to another.

 

This is of course for new people with no experience with trimming the AP kit.  I'm not really talking about measuring for fitting, just the rough trimming (for the most part)

Getting ready. I use a combination of lexan scissors, dremel, and score and snap with a utility knife.
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Picked these up.
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Bicep

 

There is no left or right for the arms.  They are the same.


So the trim lines are pretty good for most pieces. Red in the pic. The green is the return edge for the butt seam that gets the coverstrip. The blue just separates the two halves.
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Inside bicep. I used the score and snap method here. I don’t like using this unless the lines are straight and flat. The knife can get away from you pretty fast and you can end up cutting your armour or at least create a weak spot for a future tear. I never score towards an inside corner - I'm not great with the knife and tend to overshoot the corner - creating a weak spot in the armour.
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Cut to the corners with scissors and snap the the edges.
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For the butt edge the is lots of material. I only need about 7 or 8 mm (15mm coverstrip) for my edges.
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Using the inside is great for seeing return edges
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Biceps rough trimmed. Butt edges not sized yet.
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Forearms
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Elbow edge. I left return edge only because the particular sandy I’m building has some return edge. I’ll reduce later to better match reference pics.
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Wrist edge of forearms. More return edge needs to be removed
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Wrist return edge needs to go. The inside of the piece really shows the return edge well.
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Shoulder bells before
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Shoulder bells after
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Don’t forget to clean up the little return edge along the side if present.
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Arms trimmed and ready for fitting. Return edge left where possible for screen accuracy sake. I removed all return edge for my TK build. But this is a sandy and they seem to have return edges.
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After fitting I reduced all butt return edges to about 7 or 8 mm for a 15mm coverstrip.
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Had to trim the shoulder bell return edge so I fit over the bicep better - not done yet in pic.
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I sand the areas that I will glue with coarse sandpaper. This helps the glue stick. Use E6000 - can't stress that enough.
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Cut some 15 mm coverstrips and sand the rough sides. There is a shinier side - this is the side that faces out. The other side gets the rough up with sandpaper and glued.
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Ready for assembly. Edges rough sanded and all corners rounded off.
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Got some gluing done too. Forearms got their coverstrips.
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The right arm doesn’t get a full coverstrip. And yes, that is the inside seam by accident.  Too long of a day - good thing it is E6000.
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Check it out below in green.
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More trimming of the AP kit.

Shins
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Unlike the arms, there is a left and right to the legs. Shins are indicated as so.
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Since you will cut away that part, mark with marker.
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I use scissors for these cuts. I will rough cut with dremel but finish with scissors to get curves at corners. Sharp corners invite tearing. Unless you are good with the knife I really don’t advise the score and snap method for areas like this v
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Oh yeah, if you get confused about the shins, they are shaped like this. This is the left shin. Note the difference in the shape of the outer part (right side of pic) to the inside. The inside (left side of pic) has a tighter curve higher up the shin.  Also, coverstrips will be 20mm - the seam will not be overlapping when you put it together. All sizing is done with the back seam (in my case) and most people will be good to just cut the front return edge down to 10mm each side.
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Thighs
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This is the right thigh. The inside part swoops down to avoid your... errr... bits.
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The right thigh also sucks. The return edge along the butt seam is not straight.
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I drew a straight line to act as a return edge.
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Trimming the front seam.
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The score and snap works awesome here. 10mm edge.
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When I cut the front seam I try to leave some extra material along the lower return edge detail. This will minimize the chance of a gap. This is the right thigh so it will be covered by the ammo belt, but keep this in mind for the left thigh. I forgot.
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Final trimming on shins. Ankle return edge completely removed.
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And more trimming. Torso and belt.

Ab. There is no trim line at the ab to kidney seam. I put my cut line at the pencil mark.
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A lot of material to remove. I used the dremel and cleaned up with scissors.
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I rough cut the kidney along the pencil line. There is lots of extra material here if needed. I knew I didn’t need much and just trimmed off a bit to make fitting easier.
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Chest. Most of the trim lines were visible. I always trace them out with pencil. But I had trouble here. The pull was a bit rough here and at the shoulder bridges. Still doable.
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Rough area from the pull.
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Sized the ab and kidney parts and I only need 1cm from the edge of the kidney notch.
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Torso rough trimmed and sanded.
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I left a little return edge along the sides of the chest. The return edge along the shoulder tabs will help strengthen them. My left side had less return edge thanks to the dodgy trim line and me not paying close attention.
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Inner return edges are rounded so they won’t snag on things during fittings and what not. All torso return edges are about 10 mm to accommodate screws for original bracket system - but may reduce them a bit more once the screws are in.  You really want to rough sand everything and make sure there are no sharp edges before the fitting and strapping process - this will prevent your undersuit from snagging and less chance of creating a tear in the armour.
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Belt and ammo belt took about one minute to trim. Turned upside down, scored the seam, used scissors to cut along the corners and snapped the edges off.
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