STAGE 5 – assembly: thighs and shins

:: March 12th 2016 ::

Time to start getting the legs sorted and assembled.. the thighs and the dreaded ‘shins’.

The thigh armour is the largest limb armour in the kit and is one of the pieces that might require a little delicate trimming during the final fitting.

After a couple of blue tape fittings we’re ready for the final bond. I will be bonding both the outside and inside seems as I did with the arm sections for greater stability.

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Time to address the shins…

As you will know from the previous posts there was an issue with the shins and the Facebook and FISD forums have been alive with fixes, alternative builds and ways round sorting this. I had to resort to posting these images to get an answer:

LEFT on right and RIGHT on left

LEFT on right and RIGHT on left

RIGHT on right and LEFT on left

RIGHT on right and LEFT on left

The overall feedback was that the original and correct R on R and L on L was the best fit so that’s how I proceeded:

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Now, there are two schools of thought here regarding the best way to close off or fit the shins at the back: the supplied Velcro or the use of a bra hood and eye system. I have gone for the supplied Velcro at the moment, and if I get any problems I can always resort to adding the bra hooks later. There is enough modification already going on at present and I don’t really want to add additional work now unless absolutely necessary.

That’s it for this stage.. more updates shortly.

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