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.
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 )
Re: ABS shorts with Movement 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.