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murray1134

Finally upgrading from my FX suit

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It's been a long time coming, but it's finally time for me to replace my old FX suit with a new suit from MTK.

Started with the helmet, there are some gaps in the ears but I don't think it's anything unreasonable

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Nice work mate!

And keep in mind that gaps are accurate, so you are off to a great start! :yes:

Just look at some sreencaps and reference images, there are plenty to be found on the MEPD's various pages. 

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Gotta question about the arms. I'm not going for SWAT/Deployed but I'm trying to build close to those requirements.
I cut the arms straight and they are pretty big at the wrist.
Wondering if I should redo them to be at more of an angle or if I should keep them as is and just put some foam in them?

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You might want to try closing them a little further at the front, you just barely have to be able to fit your hands through the opening. 

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Been working on the armor and I've run into one area that I need some advice or assistance with.

The shins have a molded section on the back and I'm not sure if it needs to be cut off or if it's acceptable as is.

This is with them taped to size and where I'd most likely put the cover strip

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With the tape and cover strips removed to see the full back detail

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Have you already adjusted the shins (without cover stripes) so that they close exactly at the back?

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Yes, they can close without the cover strips

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Now I understand, no, the cover strip is glued under them.

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You want to try and make the moulded strips the same size both sides before you glue the cover strips on, something like this.

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Looks good, but, don´t forget the rivets here:

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What is this on the thigh? And: the coverstripe belongs on the outside, the shins close from the outside to the inside:

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I still need to cut out the bottom of the thighs. I wanted to do a full fit first

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Hey, that's already looking very promising! 

I bet you can't await to weather your gear. :D

But in addition to what bigwam has already mentioned, keep in mind that especially the large space between the kidney and backplate might hinder your basic approval. You definitely have to connect those two parts, either using the screen-accurate brackets- or much more practical popper-method. 

Cheers mate. 

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I appreciate the feedback everyone.
I'm already working on fixing the shin.

I do have a strap running from the back plate to the kidney plate, I guess I can try to shorten it

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I have three straps connecting the backplate and the kidney. You might also want to adjust the shoulder straps, in your case, use longer straps to allow the backplate to move down a little bit. 

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