Suiting Up.....

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Suiting Up.....

Post by Mayhem75 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Hello all:

Well my RT-Mod TK build is almost complete. I have very minimal movement of the helmet but am playing with it.

My bigger question to all TKs is..... When out in the field do you help each other suit up? I have only put everything on a couple times now but there is no way I can do it all by myself to save my life.

I am hoping the Troopers helping Trooper motto of the FISD covers suiting up in the field.

Let me know if I need to start practicing, I would hate to be that TK with the butt plate open LOL

Thanks,

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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by n0c00lgamertag » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:57 pm

If you need help with a tricky button or something, someone will gladly help. But with practice, you will be able to get in and out of the Rmor by yourself fairly quickly.

Here is a good video I found on the FISD site when I was done with my build and it helped tremendously...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7uD2V55 ... ata_player

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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by Crimson » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:14 pm

It's actually very simple if it's set up correctly. Nobody in my experience has need assistance getting into TK or TD.

A general order of putting it on is from floor up, with a few exceptions. After getting into your undersuit:
  1. Thighs
  2. Boots
  3. Shins
  4. Lower torso
  5. Belt
  6. Chest/Back
  7. Shoulders
  8. Upper arms
  9. Forearms
  10. Hand plates
  11. Helmet
Some of us have rigged interesting strapping systems to make it even easier. For example, I put on a regular old belt on my waist over the undersuit, and attach the loops that are velcroed to the thigh pieces. Sort of like a garter system.

The chest/back, shoulders, and upper arm pieces are all attached together so I put them on like a shirt.

My sound system is self-contained in my helmet (which is convenient, but unfortunately not very loud). As such, I actually put my gloves and hand plates on after I put on my helmet.

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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by Crimson » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:17 pm

And of course, I reply to this thread before looking at your pics, so it seems you've figured it out! ;)

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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by Mayhem75 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:50 pm

Well I can do most of it by myself but a couple spots I need help.
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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by Crimson » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:27 am

You'll figure it out. :) Part of the fun of all of this is the learning process involved in figuring out how to really own your costume. It's always evolving, so even if a lot of the assembly, construction, and use are documented, that doesn't mean that new things still can't be learned.

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Post by Mowskwoz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:44 pm

Mayhem75 wrote:Well I can do most of it by myself but a couple spots I need help.
What spots do you need help with?
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Re: Suiting Up.....

Post by Mayhem75 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:11 pm

Right now I have one snap one the back plate the connects to the kidney plate that I can not reach myself. The elastic on the the bells that go around my arm I need help putting on. Sometimes just need the velcro on the back of the calves adjusted. I definitely need more practice and I sure my strapping method can/could be optimized with help and time. I will be practicing again tonight weathering permiting. Still need to finish the TD but I am sure that will take some help to put on and/or a ton of practice.

Thanks for all the replies and feel free to check out the photos linked to my other post - let me know if anything stands out that I need to fix before I sumbit for approval.
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