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Surprise wedding build

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Hello. 

One of our garrison members is getting married. His fiance has trooped with us a lot and is wanting to surprise him at their reception with her own armor as an approved member. 

We have the kit,boots are ordered. I have the neck seal and belt taken care of. 

A couple garrison members went in and bought her pauldron as a gift since this is going to be a cool surprise. 

I will have to check the forums here because we still need pouches.

I have helped 2 others with their armor builds, and currently have a TK with centurian award. 

We started off by marking the left and right parts for shoulder, bicep, forum, thighs, and calf. 

Then moved on to marking the return edge. I use 1/4" masking tape so we have a nice edge and dont have to eyevall anything or measure with a ruler. 

 

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For trimming I always start at the bottom.  Especially if you're new, mistakes are harder to notice and peopel normally dont stare at your feet

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This is a great surprise for sure! Awesome! 

More sandy couples! If you want to see how I trimmed up my wife armor check out this thread: 

 

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16 minutes ago, henselmonster said:

This is a great surprise for sure! Awesome! 

More sandy couples! If you want to see how I trimmed up my wife armor check out this thread: 

 

Thank you sir. 

He is a TK, she wants to be a sandy. Ì'll help as much as I can. Troopers helping troopers,  and they are good people. 

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Well when her armor is all done let her know about the Desert Foxes patrol, it is our all female patrol for the MEPD! 

And any questions you have about a sandy please be sure to ask! 

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Great idea !

May the Force Be With You

Asher

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13 hours ago, henselmonster said:

1/2”-3/4”!

i lean more toward 1/2” 

I got the shins trimmed and and inner strip glued last night. I will save the outer cover strips until Monday when she is there to help. 

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Shins sanded, bottom trimmed, inner cover strip in place

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Ab and the butt/kidney trimmed and sanded 

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I have not cut the butt/kidney plate.  It is stillone piece at the moment, it may stay that way. 

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Chest and back trimmed and sanded. 

I am hoping to have the thighs done by monday as well so we can start fitting the core and legs.  

I am off to look at the 3 buttons that fo on the ab. I cut And sanded them down the same way I did my 4 button plate for my TK armor. 

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1 hour ago, Airborne Trooper said:

Separate the butt and kidney!

I most likely will.  I am waiting to get her opinion when she comes to help Monday. I think it looks better as one piece, it is more comfortable when it is seperated

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She was unable to make it over today, so we will work on sizing the armor next week. 

I will most likely trim the arms between now and then. 

I had 20 minutes this morning, so I started on her bucket.  

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The 1/4" tape is my best friend. 

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