Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: wmmbuzzkill on Dec 30, 2015, 04:58 PM

Title: Would this flak vest be allowed ?
Post by: wmmbuzzkill on Dec 30, 2015, 04:58 PM
So in my quest to build my mandalorian armour, I've been looking for an alternative to a flak vest with something that I already have lying around... Enter the planet eclipse paintball bounce vest. It's essentially a spandex fit shirt with padded plates sewn in, gives it the look and effect of an armoured under vest.  (http://i.imgur.com/n6ZLta4.jpg)

It's not A Tshirt, when it's on it fits very nicely and formed so it's not baggy, and with armour on top, it covers any sort of pattern on the piece itself.
(http://i.imgur.com/eMr25tM.jpg)

my question is if this would be allowed to be used as a flak vest, after any and all sort of logos and wording is covered up.
Title: Re: Would this flak vest be allowed ?
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Dec 30, 2015, 05:05 PM
No, that wouldn't work. It's way too similar to a t-shirt and won't give you the structural support that your armor needs. It's also going to look like a paintball vest no matter what you do to it. I'm all for recycling, but a vest is very easy to make and doesn't cost much money. I use this tutorial for all my vests (http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/flak-vest-tutorial-draft-your-own-pattern-9926/).
Title: Re: Would this flak vest be allowed ?
Post by: wmmbuzzkill on Dec 30, 2015, 05:26 PM
No, that wouldn't work. It's way too similar to a t-shirt and won't give you the structural support that your armor needs. It's also going to look like a paintball vest no matter what you do to it. I'm all for recycling, but a vest is very easy to make and doesn't cost much money. I use this tutorial for all my vests (http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/flak-vest-tutorial-draft-your-own-pattern-9926/).

The only bit I would argue is the fact that the internal support is rigid enough that it stands up on its own. I would provide more than enough support for the armour to stay in place.