bantha hunter Posted November 4, 2022 Share Posted November 4, 2022 Hey guys! I'm currently in the midst of building my TD, and I thought it would be a good idea to create this build thread to post about my progress. A couple of months ago I created another thread on whitearmor.net (Click me!), but now that I am starting with strapping the pieces together, I have decided to continue here... My armor is an ANH stunt kit from RS propmasters, and I had a lot of fun with it so far. I really want to recreate a specific TD to aim for SWAT down the road (waaay down the road), and settled on this guy right here: I really love the look of the RT-97C in combination with cheese-graters. I also discovered that my arms are slighty longer than average, which means that there is an unsightly gap between my wrist-openings and the regular hand guards. I think cheese-graters can help me hide that gap better, so this is what I'm going to try. Because I'm not exactly "70's stuntman sized" (I'm 6'2", 95 kg) I had to modify a couple of parts to make them fit me. Man, that was a bit scary at times. This is where I thank the dude who first discovered how to make ABS-paste. Thanks buddy! I couldn't have done it without you. I somehow managed to shim the back of my thighs and calves without completely ruining them, and have just finished shimming the kidney-armor as well. Lots of sanding and applying ABS-paste. And then more sanding... And more paste... And sanding again... This process has literally taken weeks, but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is what my shimmed kidney looks like when I wear it with the chest and abs armor. I think I only added a 2,5 cm wide strip of ABS and tried to blend it with the original part as best as possible. I'm generally happy with the result, but I'm currently pondering if the gap between abs and kidney is still too wide, or if I'm overthinking it? I could probably bite the bullet and try to add another 1/2" on each side, to completely eliminate the gap, but I'm debating if it is worth the trouble. As I mentioned, I'm ultimately trying to aim for SWAT, even if that is still a long way off, so I really want this thing to look "right". What do you think? Anyway, once I have decided how to proceed with the kidney I'm going to continue with the strapping. I'll keep you posted. Cheers! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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