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Spotter Check In / 05.19.18: UFO Parade SPOTTER sign ups - McMinnville
« Last post by MissyThing on Yesterday at 10:49:52 PM »
WHAT: UFO Parade - McMinnville
WHERE:  Yamhill County Jail Parking Lot, 635 NE 5th St. McMinnville, OR
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 19th - gather at 1pm and parade starts at 2pm
RSVP by Monday, May 7th
The 2018 UFO Parade is coming soon!  We would love to have you back again to be in this year’s parade!

Welcome to Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base! / Boba Fett
« Last post by tsrpoe on Yesterday at 12:55:20 PM »
Looking to buy completed ESB or ROTJ Boba Fett Costume ? Any local builders in Oregon?

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Stormtrooper Builds / Re: DStep's ANH stunt TK build (ATA)
« Last post by Pixelito on Yesterday at 10:31:34 AM »
Daryl and Mike pretty much said it all already! I'm just here to continue confirming it.  :tongue:

I totally removed the return edge on my thigh pieces. Even with shims for my fatty legs, I found that they were digging in and cutting off circulation at times... Makes trooping even more uncomfortable! Leave 'em if you can but don't be afraid to do a little removal for your own comfort! All the comfort adjustments should pretty much come after you get things put together and fitting the best they can, though.
Stormtrooper Builds / Re: DStep's ANH stunt TK build (ATA)
« Last post by nukem25rs on Yesterday at 06:53:56 AM »
what Daryl said about the sitting.. none of that going on as a TK :P

knee height actually looks ok. once you put the ammo pack on one theigh and the snipe plate on the other it will look right. im 5'11" with an AP kit and the thighs sit right at the top of my knee caps as well.

As for the snugness of the thighs- one thing that will help and is up to your preference is to remove some of that top return edge on the inside of your thigh. If you look through pics some people leave it some people take it all off and some go about half. I had to remove all of mine as I Cycle and that edge just was to tight.  Once you get that front cover strip of the thighs glued on you will be able to somewhat shape the back of the thigh to meet up and fit what you need. I know the front cover strips are a specific width but with the backs you have a bit more leeway in width to accomadate a more comfortable fit.

the first cut and fit piece can be pretty daunting.. after that it gets alot easier!!

Stormtrooper Builds / Re: DStep's ANH stunt TK build (ATA)
« Last post by daryldoak on March 15, 2018, 10:21:44 PM »
Don’t trim anything off the tops of your thighs.  You won’t be sitting in your armor anyway.

You’ll be able to fine-tune the thighs up or down when you do the strapping with the garter belt.

I would go ahead and glue the front 20mm coverstrip on using E6000, then move onto the shins.

Make sure you are wearing your boots when you size the shins.
Stormtrooper Builds / Re: DStep's ANH stunt TK build (ATA)
« Last post by DStep on March 15, 2018, 10:06:15 PM »
I’ve roughly trimmed and test fitted the arms and legs and I have a question on the thighs.

My first test fit leaves a 20mm cover strip in the back and is able to leave the same space on both sides of the cover strip, where the ridge of the thigh drops down, just like the front cover strip.

At this size, the bottom of the thigh is just below the top of my knee cap and there is some room around the knee.  However, the meat of my thigh is real snug in the armor (I can still butt the center of the inner and outer thighs, so you can ignore the gap in the picture).

I also noticed that when I sit down, the top of the thighs already run against my hip bone.

Does this sizing sound right?  It feels like it should sit higher above my knee, so I would have to size it larger...but then I would need to trim the top of the thigh, so it wouldn’t bump into my hip when I sit.

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Imperial Work In Progress / Re: Mike's Cad Bane
« Last post by CadBane3 on March 15, 2018, 09:02:14 PM »
Not a bad idea. I think that hotter water may help too. To the bathtub!!
Imperial Work In Progress / Re: Mike's Cad Bane
« Last post by nukem25rs on March 15, 2018, 08:05:27 PM »
glad the solvent weld worked for you!!
those guantlets are looking nice and smooth!!!

 would the leather be able to take more water and dry ridged still? maybe the ridgitity would get better with more saturation to the core of the leather(just pulliong this from the air) may take a few days to dry but may help as well..
Welcome to Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base! / Re: Hello from Beaverton
« Last post by hlmcgee on March 15, 2018, 07:18:10 PM »
Welcome, I am also a local Beavertonian and have a Jyn Erso in the works. Looking forward to meeting you.
So I decided to get back to the hard stuff. Shortened the thigh front cover strip. Dry fitting the repair area. Thinking I'll ca glue it to a improvised inner strip and then re-trim it after, but not sure if that's the right way to go. It makes sense to me for support and reinforcing. Also clipped down some scrap for abs paste. Then decided to put together my bra hooks and straps for the shin closure. I'm also working out how to get the rear cover strip flush.

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