TOR visor template made, ready to cut lexan come sunrise.
Partially shaped new gauntlets from 6" pvc pipe.
Using my new arm casts I achieved ~6hrs of work in 20minutes.
rare earth magnets on hand for recessed mounting and I saved a double handful of copper staples, from a giant box, which will be epoxied on the opposite of the closure.
these gaunts need alot of trimming for economy of motion but the fit is already banged out.
finally I have decided against fiber glass shins for a number of reasons. one they are shins, im bound to hit osik with them, FG might crack and break. two, it's a lot of work and takes a lot of time. three, i'd need to make a dummy of my leg and sofar i haven't been able to knock anything up quick and dirty.
so I decided on my old friend the 6" pvc pipe... form around my old 6mm sintra shins.
the paint on the old ones will be ruined but whats that to me?
If the shins bang out as fast as the gaunts i may enclose them but that is back burner.
Knees!! Knees are going bye-bye in V2.
If I need them I'll add them as sniper plates on the top of my shins.
also on the schedule this week is molding the pauldron, it's gotta get done!
re-assembly of the poncho, measuring and cutting lat plates and screwing them into the abs and chest plates. these will curve and tuck underneath the back plate, probably velcro in place, maybe screwed if i can put the armor on without opening the poncho.
next week I ought to have my pauldrons on the poncho and will be able to bang out some new biceps armor. I still have the old ones and will most likely use them to nab measurements, especially where they soaked and rolled up. that was a very painful way to learn about cut outs inside the elbow and other joints.
paint scheme is changing from gloss black, though VERY sexy, to matt black. accent color stays gold and the legacy visor stays red. The TOR visor may end up mirrored gold or mirrored red, suggestions very welcome!
if there is time I will add a sintra hard holster to my non skull thigh plate.
in rifle news I'm going shopping for a 3/8" dovetail base plate and picatinny 1" scope rings this week.
Adding a functional 4x optical scope on the side and a plumbing scope to the top. This time it will be mounted on two short picatinny rails instead of superglued on, since im tired of regluing it twice a day.
the magazine got knocked off the rifle, I'm considering doweling it in place.
the long barrel got snapped off the rifle and needs half a fitting sawn off, said fitting needs to be replaced.
if time permits i will add heat shields to the barrel, got the plastic sitting around.
new rifle sling is jury rigged and I like it so much i won't replace the attachment i took of the front end.