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Any new stuff? How are the sanding girls doin'? :lol
There's been a shortage of sanding girls. I really need more of them.
There has been new stuff. Though the last couple of months have been a bit cramped with WonderCon and Silicon Valley Comic Con, I have made tiny bits of progress.
First off, I glassed the little shoulder bits into the big shoulder bits:
Then I used some Bondo Glass to add pegs to align the back and chest to one another:
Then we spent some quality time goofing around with the armor:
And I finally permanently attached the lugs to the lower back:
Those were fiberglassed into place from the inside and became the effective backer plate for the screws that hold the footman loops that the shoulder straps get attached to on the bottom end. I also glassed in a plywood inner back plate:
Then I added some ALICE pack shoulder straps:
Then there was a bit more screwing around:
The next day, since I was alone in the shop, I locked myself in the noisy dust making room and cut out all of the necessary cutouts on the bottom of the chest box:
The lower chest plate was slid into a matching curve cut into the bottom of the chest. Then I gooped it in place with a generous helping of Bondo Glass:
Here it is from the front:
Then I blobbed on more Bondo Glass to make sockets on the back of the chest that will accept the pins sticking out of the front of the back:
So far so good:
At this point, there were a ton of parts just sitting around in primer, so it was time to start adding silver basecoats:
Here's my friend Freddy admiring some of the shiny:
And Noelle adding in more silly:
Still the last few bits to mold, but progress continues:
We're almost there.