C2E2 Upgrade Time
So... originally I was going to wear this kit on Saturday of Planet the other weekend, but when I did a test fit a few days before realized that some pieces were too loose on me now, and I didn't have time to make the adjustments necessary to make them fit. Sounds like it's time to focus on rebuilding. This time I want to make sure the parts are more adjustable so that I can make this next iteration last for a much longer time. I expect this to be a slow build to completion, but I also have some deadlines that need to be met throughout the process.
There are certainly some pieces that can be reused, mostly ones that I rebuilt more recently that'll just get a repaint, but a large number of pieces will be remade from scratch.
First small change:
FanExpo StL is in <2 weeks. I hope to make new thighs by then. Due to how I want to make the thighs adjustable, the inner thigh sections may not be included in this version, but the plan is make new thighs out of 6mm foam for a thinner profile. I'll be using What the Foam as I've found it to be stronger than standard 6mm, and I want the thighs to hold up well.
C2E2 - August
Want to have every outer body armor piece to be complete at this point, including repainting. Haven't decided yet if I want to go more game accurate in the color and use the guide or go custom yet, but I want to find a less expensive paint and something I can actually find/get in stores around me. There are a few soft parts and electronics upgrades I want to get done as well, but electronics are a stretch goal for C2E2, and soft parts only a tiny portion are on my must complete list by August.
Hopefully I'll have a new update soon, but in the meantime enjoy some photos of ODST playing drums from the test fit mentioned earlier...
*Surprisingly not as challenging as expected.