Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: iRtheCreeper on Dec 20, 2020, 10:36 AM

Title: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: iRtheCreeper on Dec 20, 2020, 10:36 AM
Would making something like this out of a webbing material work for the bandolier requirement?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGASYA0/?coliid=I2L97EQEXOEF9E&colid=LA408WVDQ6YB&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGASYA0/?coliid=I2L97EQEXOEF9E&colid=LA408WVDQ6YB&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it)

I'm trying to do like a combat engineer type build, and thought something like this would look super cool(if done properly), and as I don't have too much leather working ability, I thought that a mesh would work for the general theme of an engineer.

ANy feedback is appreciated, thank you!
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jethroskull on Dec 20, 2020, 11:27 AM
When you say "bandolier requirement" which CRL are you referring to? I'm not sure suspenders would count but I'm curious to see what you are working from.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: iRtheCreeper on Dec 20, 2020, 11:35 AM
The modern CRL. The premise behind the idea is that I want to be able to strap a bunch of tools/ bits and bobs to it.

I guess it isn't very "bandolier"ish, but maybe If I instead cross the shoulder straps across the chest?
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jethroskull on Dec 20, 2020, 11:51 AM
Okay, I’m with you now. When you say ‘requirement’ it makes me think of an item that is required, which a bandolier is not.

As to using that harness system you might find yourself having to do a lot of work to make it less earthy, and at over a hundred bucks... you can get a piece of pleather and sew a bandolier for twenty bucks.

There’s also the question of such an involved harness over your gear. It will make your plate alignment more critical and possibly difficult to keep straight.

My two cents? Take care of your basic requirements first and worry about engineer bits after approval.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: iRtheCreeper on Dec 20, 2020, 11:53 AM
That's good advice, thank you. I'm just lookin' at bits and getting excited for everything lol.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jethroskull on Dec 20, 2020, 12:00 PM
I get it but it’s easy to get carried away and try to do too much. Basic approval really doesn’t need a lot of extras, that’s part of the fun. You start with a relatively clean slate and upgrade over the years.

Trust me, I’ve fallen into the “too much” trap and have to be careful which part of the project I actually invest in.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2020, 12:13 PM
webbing tends to scream earthly tactical gear which is something you really want to avoid where possible.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jethroskull on Dec 20, 2020, 12:39 PM
A better resource would be military surplus. You can get ammo belts like the Tusken Raiders use. Much easier to make “in world.”
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: Hind24V on Dec 31, 2020, 03:08 PM
Speaking of military surplus, would this be a good choice for your bandoleer?

(https://thumb1.zeppy.io/d/l400/pict/254353127288/chinese-c96-broomhandle-mauser-bandoleer-bandolier-chest-rig)

Or this?

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610Do%2BVlnpL._AC_SX425_.jpg)

The first one is a Chinese WW2 era bandoleer for Mauser C96 ammo (fortunately, repros exist for a tolerable price), and the latter a repro of a British bandoleer for the Pattern 1903 rifle.
Title: Re: Question about bandolier design/ material
Post by: jethroskull on Dec 31, 2020, 04:02 PM
Those should be fine, very Tuskan. I like the 1903 with the shaped tabs and the brass studs.