Scout Trooper – Armor – Belt – Modding

Adding Strength…

Since the belt consists of 3 separate pieces, glued together, I’m a bit concerned that the stress on those joints could fail at some point. So, I’m going to attempt to beef them up a bit…

The back side of the Belt where the 3 pieces have been glued and plasti-welded.

The plan is to cut some metal strapping and use JB-Weld to secure it…

The first 2 pieces cut, and bent to conform to the contour.

Then, 2 flat pieces will go in the other area.

The “hump” area was marked…

I then used a cutting wheel on my dremel to make straight cuts.

Then, a different bit was used to remove the plastic in between the cuts. I need the cut out area to be flush with the rest of the area.

Plastic removed on both sides.

Test fit…

Nice and flush…

I then drilled holes into the meta straps. This should help give the JB-Weld something to “grab” on to.

JB-Weld mixed up, and applied to all of the reinforcement straps. Once it’s dry, I guess we’ll see if this is a working solution.