Alright, so it's time to repair and upgrade the armor for the Halloween party at my church. I made a list of all the items needing attention and formed a checklist. Tonight, I worked on the right arm.
First, I needed to secure the flexible duct inside of the forearm where it hadn't been attached.
A little hot glue on the inside attaches it nicely. Note that there's duct tape on the end of the duct work, as hot glue won't adhere to well to the surface of the flexible duct alone.
Then I added some weathering and the first set of scripture. Black Templars are intensely religious so it makes sense. I took a scripture verse excerpt that I liked, translated it into Latin, and put it on the arm:
"Non ero fidens in brachium carneum" means "I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh." This is from The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 4:34:
O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."