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PostSubject: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Ok so there are basically 3 ways of trimming these - straight cut, rounded or at 45' corner cut.

Ive built suits using all of these ways - which way do you prefer and why?

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:54 pm

I cut them at the angle and then rounded the corners slightly so I am either best of both worlds or wrong on both counts.
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:54 pm

I made most of mine like a mix between the two, cut at roughly 45 degrees and smoothed it out afterwards.
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Cut then sanded round as my OCD will not let me have sharp edges,I even have to sand my tab corners.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:23 pm

stukatrooper wrote:
Cut then sanded round as my OCD will not let me have sharp edges,I even have to sand my tab corners.

lol.. ditto this one..
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:30 pm

I always round my snap tabs too - gotta look neat and tidy for the boss Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:21 pm

My snap tabs are rougher than my cover strips. :p
Cut at 45 degree angles as well.
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:36 am

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Much sloppier than that! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:06 am

I have mine cut at 45° angles an then slightly sanded them, ever so slightly rounded. Like a more "worn" appearance.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:19 am

I like em rounded..it just looks neater to me that way.
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:10 pm

I think both styles were used: the "cardboard stormtrooper standee" picture (that hi-res promo trooper shot we all have) shows round, angular and just plain 90° uncut edges, all on one suit.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:21 pm

ObiHahn wrote:
I think both styles were used: the "cardboard stormtrooper standee" picture (that hi-res promo trooper shot we all have) shows round, angular and just plain 90° uncut edges, all on one suit.

And thats what we love about these Iconic figures Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:11 pm

stukatrooper wrote:
And thats what we love about these Iconic figures Smile

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Gotta love that, true.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Rounded, nice and smooth... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:29 pm


2 words from me .... Rounded ....& OCD

45 degrees indeed!!!! ..... you barbarians!! Lol

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:26 am

G4Tyrant wrote:

2 words from me .... Rounded ....& OCD

45 degrees indeed!!!! ..... you barbarians!! Lol

lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:48 pm

ObiHahn wrote:
I think both styles were used: the "cardboard stormtrooper standee" picture (that hi-res promo trooper shot we all have) shows round, angular and just plain 90° uncut edges, all on one suit.

So here are all 3 ways to trim the cover strips Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Tue May 03, 2011 11:39 am

Are these styles usually mix-and-match on the same set of armour, or is that the exception? Ta! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Tue May 03, 2011 6:44 pm

Pretty much mix um up. I would guess all the suits would be mixed up with the actors wearing abc shins and legs coupled with xyz torso on one day, followed by aei legs, with rst legs and omg torso the next.

I would pick a style you like and follow throughout a build unless you can live with a random mix Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Tue May 03, 2011 8:46 pm

I do all mine joining strips whit the cut corners:
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:28 pm

I've been thinking about the shape of the end of the cover strips for ages and I'm so glad to find this topic. The benefit of taking the road less travelled!
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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:35 pm

I like lightly rounded edges personally ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: ANH cover strips - how do you have yours?   Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:38 pm

firebladejedi wrote:
I like lightly rounded edges personally ;-)
I did mine the way I would have done it had I been one of the original prob builders with no reference.

Lightly rounded edges. Could have never left them unfinished, I blame the Anal retentiveness that runs in my family.... Smile
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