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Just a word of advice, NEVER use the sticky stuff on your soft parts. The adhesive will heat up just from you moving around in the armor, add in a hot summer day troop and that gunk is going to start spreading to areas it shouldn't be. Then you have the problem of pulling it out of storage and your vest being ruined. Happened to my first vest after I pulled it out after getting back from SDCC08. So I'd recommend sew on velcro when ever putting velcro on soft parts. For the plates them selves though sticky velcro is fine. Using snaps or bolts for attachment is never a bad idea either.Here's a link for attaching armor with bolts.Here's one for using snaps LinkHere's also a threed on the use of velcro/snaps and magnets to attach armor you might find helpful.Have a good one,Hagen
I used nothing but industrial grade velcro on my vest. It works great on the aluminum, but the vinyl vest is a different story. If you do use it on your soft parts, your gonna have a hard time putting a needle and thread in it for added security. The glue gums up the needle and causes the thread to break. If you were to use something like fishing line it might hold up. Or put a screw and nut through the velcro and vinyl just to keep it from moving on you.
Good luck Captain! I've read where a couple people overworked their sewing machine's motors from trying to sew thru the adhesive. Just be careful if you try it.
That helmet fits you beautifully. Now as far as the antenna, I would use the long rectangular one if any on the helmet. That is my personal opinion, but the helmet doesn't really need it. You could always try to do something similar to what Falin Skirata did on his Assassin helmet. He had a sliding range finder. You might try to message him for how he did it and see if he has pics to check out the idea.
I may have missed it mentioned before, but what colors are you planning? I'm trying to picture it all together to get the whole picture.-Brandi