:: Feb 20th 2016 ::
Today I started on the last of the larger panels, the thigh plates:
Again like the other larger panel sections, these panels was fairly straight forward and as such presented no problems.
Before we move on the the next set, I noticed my blade wasn’t performing as well as it was a few days ago – time for a swap round. If anyone else is making one of these, keep your eye on your blade as they soon wear down… and a blunt blade is a dangerous blade – it can slip away from the plastic if it is not sharp enough to cut into it.. but it will still be sharp enough to do you some damage!
Next up are the forearm panels. Again relatively straight forward however the right inside forearm panel has 2 cut lines from some reason, and this threw me slightly. After further investigation with the FISD it appears that this is there in case you have very large forearms. (So why not put it on the left panel too..?)
Anyway, all forearm panels trimmed now and ready for finishing.
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