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ABS shorts with Movement


I like many others have strugled with the ABS shorts moncal makes.if your not a bean pole or a small child,they do not fit out of the box.The other thing is how to make them give a little Flex when you walk and still fit inside of the thighs?
Heres my solution.

First off i shimed the sides so i could slide the shorts on,making good the gap at the top with spare plastic and a little fireglass.The outside of the shorts is now fixed in position all round.I made the dicision not to try and hide the join ,but to make a feature of it with a weld line or pinstripe running down the outside edges.I know this is not screen acurate but it was the only way to stop the seam from cracking when flexed.

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Now i had first thought of making the crotch area fixed also but had my doubts as to whether i would be able to walk in them.I tried the shorts on for size and noticed that without a fixed crotch area they flexed with my legs giving me good movement,now we are not talking leaps and bounds here ,the classic pigeon step is what i mean,but they made things feel easy on the leg even with the thighs on.So i trimmed and shaped the crotch with a little extra suport with fibreglass tissue,as the plastic is very thin in this area.primed and ready or vac-metalizing.The gap is enough so the two halves do not meet and pich your skin ( very important if you get my meaning )

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I'd like to see a pic of you wearing the thighs and the shorts. neat idea.

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just to give an idea.


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This is so good as I have been stuck on this for ages,so you didn't have to expand your top legs.?
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Nice work as always! emoticon
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Great Thread! This will really help lots of people emoticon

Can those that have finished these please post a photo of how the finished shorts look when sitting in the legs?

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This covers the question I left on your youtube page last night! Great tip!

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It's very interesting.
Thanks stukatrooper emoticon

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Thanks for sharing, I have a pair of fiberglass shorts that I am going to mod/finish with some fiberglass soon, I might follow your tip with the gap in the middle, looks much more comfortable than the "closed" solution.

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How are you going to hold them up,great info on the shorts perhaps one day I might finally get to finish my shorts.
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