Power armor redux

I’ve made some substantial improvements to the power armor costume for FI.  Instead of pull-type gas springs(for closing storm doors) I have now installed push-type gas springs(for opening cabinet or vehicle doors vertically).  
You can see both up and down positions in the pictures below.   

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I’ve added brackets to the base of the armor which hold it upright when i’m not wearing it, a very useful added feature!  I’m very happy with how the bends came out on the back end of those brackets.  Here is a close-up and a shot of my white-trash metal bender.  

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Yes, it’s 1.5″ PVC pipe clamped in a bench vise.  

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More improvements and changes to come for the power armor.  

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