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HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

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    HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    can anyone explain how to connect the cod and kidney armor pieces around the waist? i have not tried it yet (still waiting on ruffkin to get me stuff....that is another story ) but have been thinking about it and i am not sure if the girth belt is used, or elastic, or another belt....? anyone lend a hand? pics, or tutorial would be great....thanks!!

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    The cod and kidney plate are actually "bolted" together using the same type of stud seen on the shoulders. One stud per side.
    the cod piece should slightly overlap the kidney plate. I've added velcro inside my cod piece close to my hips just to keep it in place.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    I just added velcro and glued the studs on.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    so what was the actual connection in ESB? any pics?
    I saw the ROTJ costume and it had the same connection as the backplate on the codpiece, but was there a difference in ESB?

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    volkerc said: View Post
    so what was the actual connection in ESB? any pics?
    I saw the ROTJ costume and it had the same connection as the backplate on the codpiece, but was there a difference in ESB?
    Probably not.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    FettDad,

    Don't have the pics readily available but here's how I did mine.

    Using machined studs [same as the collar and backplate], screws and washers, I first drilled a hole thru both the cod and kidney plate at the sides after measuring.

    And since Boba had a 'G-string' [I use this term loosely ], I glued on white elastic to the bottom of the cod and then had another elastic strap cut for the waist [this was done to give me a more comfortable form fit around the waist and some tension to hold up the cod piece and not worry about it sliding down ]. \

    The white elastic strap was then looped over the waist strap at the back [for the G look. ] and the ends of the waist strap was hole punched to accommodate the screw and washer that will poke thru from the inside and allow the machined stud to screw on from the outside.

    So, if you're looking from the a layered view, you will see, starting from the inside: Screw head, washer, waist elastic strap, kidney plate, cod piece and then machined stud.

    Hope this helps somehow... I'll try to get pics later tonite...

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Probably not.

    yeah, probably not. but i'm seeking confirmation what was used...

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    volkerc said: View Post
    yeah, probably not. but i'm seeking confirmation what was used...
    Problem is, ESB is extremely limited with reference.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Problem is, ESB is extremely limited with reference.
    I know, I know, that's what's killing me. I'm just hoping that someone here knows. See it could be that they used something crappy and than switched to the above mentioned method. And that's a question that bugs me for quite a while now.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    thanks guys for all your help on this...i should be getting my stuff this week, so i will check it over, put it on, with the g-string....ummm....
    but i think what you guys gave me will help a ton!!

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    Halo_1 said: View Post
    FettDad,

    Don't have the pics readily available but here's how I did mine.

    Using machined studs [same as the collar and backplate], screws and washers, I first drilled a hole thru both the cod and kidney plate at the sides after measuring.

    And since Boba had a 'G-string' [I use this term loosely ], I glued on white elastic to the bottom of the cod and then had another elastic strap cut for the waist [this was done to give me a more comfortable form fit around the waist and some tension to hold up the cod piece and not worry about it sliding down ]. \

    The white elastic strap was then looped over the waist strap at the back [for the G look. ] and the ends of the waist strap was hole punched to accommodate the screw and washer that will poke thru from the inside and allow the machined stud to screw on from the outside.

    So, if you're looking from the a layered view, you will see, starting from the inside: Screw head, washer, waist elastic strap, kidney plate, cod piece and then machined stud.

    Hope this helps somehow... I'll try to get pics later tonite...

    Stay safe,

    Tim.
    It does a little bit, but pics would help out a ton for me to understand it better, so whenever you get around to it I guess.

    thanks

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    I am at the point of attaching the cod piece to the kidney plate myself. I was going to just use velcro, but I am toying with the idea of magnets.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    Here are the pics...

    Using machined studs [same as the collar and backplate], screws and washers, I first drilled a hole thru both the cod and kidney plate at the sides after measuring.

    And since Boba had a 'G-string' [I use this term loosely ], I glued on white elastic to the bottom of the cod and then had another elastic strap cut for the waist [this was done to give me a more comfortable form fit around the waist and some tension to hold up the cod piece and not worry about it sliding down ].

    The white elastic strap was then looped over the waist strap at the back [for the G look. ] and the ends of the waist strap was hole punched to accommodate the screw and washer that will poke thru from the inside and allow the machined stud to screw on from the outside.






    So, if you're looking from the a layered view, you will see, starting from the inside: Screw head, washer, waist elastic strap, kidney plate, cod piece and then machined stud.







    Hope this helps....

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Nice cod there, Tim! Does that "G" ever slip on you since it's not connected to the kidney plate?

    As for the connection in ESB, it's the same. Couldn't find a good ESB or pre-production pic, but you can see it on the Sandy armor pic that was in the Insider recently. Hope this helps.
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    Wow Tim, thanks a bunch! That helps me understand perfect now. Doesn't look hard either. You've been a tremendous help!

    thanks.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    totally helpful on that guys!!! looks easy enough, man!! appreciate the help as always...maybe someday i will be able to give good advice and pass on this rich tradition of helping the needy!!

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    My gear is set up exactly like Tim's except I don't use the black nylon. The white thong is attached to the kidney plate to the front of the codpiece.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    Ryan,

    The 'G' never slips. I made sure the elastic strap was 'tight' enough to prevent that from happening. Anyhow, with this set up, should I need to change the waist elastic strap, I can just slip it out, and slide on a new one.

    Am glad I could help out Hunters.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    Hey Tim, do you think this will work on a Bobamaker Armour set? and as bad as this sounds, do ya have any pics showing you in the Armour, with the Butt and G String setup

    lol at G Strings.. at least we dont have to wear Diapers like the Scouts

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    Tim.. sweet set up bro (downloads pics)

    Thanks for sharing...

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    Alcfalath said: View Post
    Hey Tim, do you think this will work on a Bobamaker Armour set? and as bad as this sounds, do ya have any pics showing you in the Armour, with the Butt and G String setup

    lol at G Strings.. at least we dont have to wear Diapers like the Scouts
    Matt,

    It should work with any armor. I did post it up, it was in my build thread...no worries, here you go. This is the only pic I have:


    Gav,

    Glad it helps you out bro.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    Tim, thanks for the awesome tips on how to keep the cod/kidney pieces on and thanks to Darrell as well for posting this thread!

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    Re: HELP! cod and kidney connection!!

    you are welcome, gene!! and thanks to all for the help, and the pics!! now, another problem...i just got my pieces from ruffkin, and guess what?!! i am to much a fat***!! i kind of put the stuff around my waist, and maybe i just dont have enough hands (well, the wife thinks i do ) but it doesnt seem like my GUT will allow the kidney piece to slide into the cod piece...any suggestions? do i extend the kidney piece?

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    To extend the kidney piece I would suggest using one of those plastic "For Sale" signs that you can find at Home Depot or Lowes. You would probably need a little bondo to make the extension seamless.

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    FettDad said: View Post
    you are welcome, gene!! and thanks to all for the help, and the pics!! now, another problem...i just got my pieces from ruffkin, and guess what?!! i am to much a fat***!! i kind of put the stuff around my waist, and maybe i just dont have enough hands (well, the wife thinks i do ) but it doesnt seem like my GUT will allow the kidney piece to slide into the cod piece...any suggestions? do i extend the kidney piece?
    Ah, so are you saying that once you attach the kidney and cod pieces together the circumference of the attached pieces doesn't allow you to fit in it? I'm a skinny dude so it shouldn't be an issue with me, but I would like to know how you'd go about extending it with one of those "for sale" signs (the bondo-ing process I don't quite get).

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