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 builder's block

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builder's block
« on: Aug 12, 2020, 03:51 AM »
I'm getting kind of stuck on my order of operations.  I have a flight suit (still needing slight modifications) and a flak vest, boots, and a helmet.  I'm aiming for a pilot build and have my hose due to arrive on Fri/Saturday.  Once that comes in I'm aiming to finish my helmet.  After that I'm stuck, should I do my armor plates and chest box next or should I do my ejection harness?  I hesitate to do the ejection harness before my plates so I can compensate for size, but if I do my harness first I can get an idea of where weathering needs to be when I finish my plates.  I am planning on gaiters that I can mount my shin plates to and I think that's why I'm stuck, I know I need to build the gaiters before the armor, but if I'm ordering Sintra for my shins should I do all the armor at the same time, or do little bits of soft vs hard at the same time?  Should I build the chest box before my harness or after?  Should I go full harness or just belt and leg straps?  If I do a full harness I want to hang my holster from my harness like a shoulder holster and hang my chest box from the shoulder straps, if I do a belt and leg straps I would go with a drop leg style holster.  I know what I want to do, I just don't know how to get there.

GraniteDad


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Re: builder's block
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2020, 01:06 PM »
Couple thoughts-
Do you have a checklist? if not, put one together so you can start ticking off items rather than the swirl.
I would personally recommend getting sintra cut out and roughly sanded before the harness, just because it is a huge dopamine hit to get that done  :laugh: When I got my chest plates done, I felt 50% done with my kit (I am... nowhere close to that, but it felt so good)
From your description, it sounds like the gaiters would be a good thing to focus on. I haven't done my knees yet, so I definitely am of the mindset that you should work what makes sense to you- don't try and get all armor 100% cut/done before starting anything else. If you can get a specific piece ready (eg. knees down is done), you can then move on to focus on other pieces.

 


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