The Adventures of a tiny TK

YES! I am too short for a Stormtrooper!

Let’s put everything together!

And so i got to THAT point on the build! Time to put these pieces together!

I feel like i need more clamps. And the magnets arrived yesterday. Thank goodness!!!

I made the mistake of thinking those ones that they sell at Michaels would work… Yeah peoples… they don’t work! So i ordered some from Ebay.

I’m putting Shims on the inside of everything.

I’m not sure yet if that’s common practice, but since everything has been reshaped, i’m afraid some edges won’t meet 100%. This way i think they will be more reinforced!

20120526-085650.jpg

 

Before i glued anything though, I might have tried them on like that 1000000 times, just to make sure!

20120526-085712.jpg

20120526-085720.jpg

 

I don’t think you show your love for the craft until you bleed on your work! SERIOUSLY!

20120526-085732.jpg

Oh boy, so yeah… when I trimmed everything, i had to cut off those flat tabbie thingies on the edges that make both sides meet up properly. I reshaped everything made smaller to fit me nicely, but the edges were not meeting at all. It didn’t really matter what i did, it just didn’t work, so after asking around i learned that people that have done this to size a girl, actually Re-made those tabbies. so here we go!! gotta make them.

The heat gun can be your best friend and your worse enemy at the same time.

After thinking for a while (gosh, how much time have i spent just staring at this bunch of plastic, thinking, and thinking???? hours probably!) i decided to use those paint mixers to sandwich the plastic, and then apply the heat where i wanted to bend.

This definitely made my life a lot easier.

By the way… it works better if you have that nozzle thingie, like hair dryers you know??? So you can direct the heat exactly to where you need to.

Heat and bend!

 

20120526-085743.jpg

See? I got myself a very good looking tabbie thingie! LOL

20120526-085757.jpg

 

these magnets are bitches I’ll tell ya! U haven’t yet pinched myself with them, but GRRRRRR they are sooo annoying. they jump from anywhere to attach themselves to everything!!!

But they do a good job holding the pieces together.

20120526-085813.jpg

See what i mean?????

20120526-085835.jpg

 

Ok, i am absolutely proud of this seam. I don’t even care that this is the only nice looking one in the whole build! At least I got one perfect!!! lol

20120526-085848.jpg

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: