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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 08:25 PM

Title: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 08:25 PM
Ok-here is my soft goods thread [title amy have been misleading, I am one hard--censored- shabuire.

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"..and a Coke."
"Ok, Pepsi. Is that all?"
"F*** you!" *leaves*
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that was just the disclaimer canceling out any unintended impressions.


Alright-so I have my battle ship grey military coveralls that I weathered by palying with copious amounts of...unnamed flammible powder..., small engine repair, and throwing it at my sister to make it seem really dirty. Naaah not really :P

So here are some pics of just the vest itself over some of my BDUs.

Front:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9033.jpg)

Back:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9031.jpg)

and jsut one side:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9032.jpg)
*bleep* you-those arn't girl curves-they are my over straitening my posture and my sister taking the picture befoer I was ready.



And now some with the flightsuit and gloves. Oh-and I made the vest out of an old leather motorcycle jacket, and spent my saturday....makeing that. All hand sewing!     I used this 20gauge black nylon thread-same type used to sew the soles onto combat boots to be brutaly specific.   And I will be adding more snaps along the zipper flap to keep it closed.

Front:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9072.jpg)
the sleeves look a little uneaven-that's just because of how one arm is going out to the side and the other is going straight down.

Back:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9076.jpg)
this pic makes mah shebs look big because my arms from elbow up are slightly back from my sides, and from the elbow down is going infront of me.

Right side:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9077.jpg)

Left side:
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9074.jpg)

The gloves I'm useing are Klein K3 Journey Man Heavy Duty work gloves. I have removed/covered up all the orange.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/klein-tools-journeyman-heavy-duty-gloves-medium-40062-at-the-home-depot-clip.jpg)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 08:35 PM
Looks ok bro, but it might be a bit more comfortable if you cut the sleaves up to the armpit.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 08:49 PM
their actualy loose enough that they don't really constrict manouverability any more then arpit height. Plus I have bycept plates to go on there with velcro and webbing.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 08:54 PM
If they are a comfy fit for you bud ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 09:04 PM
yeppers-How would I go about making a neck seal though  ???
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 09:09 PM
Looks like yer flightsuit collar covers it mostly, but a balaclava would help.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 09:10 PM
and WERE the osik do i get a grey balclava ?!?!?!
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 09:12 PM
Make one ! LOL Its just a tube of material, we had headovers in the army which doubled as a balaclava. Also it wouldnt matter if it was black to match the vest.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
Ache-too warm..............maybe i'll fashion some kind of...grey...velcro enlosure........explosive super-laser tube......that....also.......goes..........up to......actualy-let me see if ROTHCO makes grey spandex balclavs...from what I understand they are supposedly available in any colour that military garments come in...
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 09:21 PM
Ache-too warm..............maybe i'll fashion some kind of...grey...velcro enlosure........explosive super-laser tube......that....also.......goes..........up to......actualy-let me see if ROTHCO makes grey spandex balclavs...from what I understand they are supposedly available in any colour that military garments come in...

Exactly what i was aboot to say  :rolleyes:........... :laugh:
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 09:31 PM
OMG-rothco does NOT make anything I can use for the neck seal from what I have seen  :'(

while looking in bandanas, I found this.   It is 100% cotton so I can dye it with ease [I hope]   Any Ideas?
http://www.rothco.com/general/index.cfm/Description/Black-Bandana-Mask/fuseaction/itemdetail/item/5323/subcat/74/prodid/90/from/left
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 09:39 PM
Looks ok bro, but ye dont need it.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 09:41 PM
hmm.....what if I took a small flap of fabric from another pair of coveralls jsut like my current ones, and made it into a velcro strip just eenough so it covers the front of my neck& throat?
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 14, 2012, 09:55 PM
Could work mate, but a balaclava is easier  ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 10:03 PM
I'll try the flap thing before the balclava.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 14, 2012, 10:33 PM
It was just pointed out to me by my Chewbacca lamp that this vest has a hint of Micheal Jackson's Thriller the way it has they 2 \ / shaped strips of leather going down the front and back. I at first did not make this connection and just figured the would be extra reinforcement.    Upon my preliminary inspection, I noticed what apears to be spaghetti sauce on the bottom of it.   Oh-and anyone have any ideas on how to rid it of the smell of a sleazy montreal dance club?    (cologne, cigarets, coffee and what I think is old, mildew-ey car interior)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 15, 2012, 02:09 AM
Oh and I have inquired to jarek tahl tracyne & greatskyriver about neck seals.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Kel Toi on Apr 15, 2012, 06:58 AM
Cool stuff bro, looking forward to seeing more ;)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 15, 2012, 08:51 AM
For a lowly price  of $12, Jarek says he can make me a neckseal, such a great price; 1: return buisness, 2: recomend him to other people, and 3: I will take all my (clan of unnofical noobs) clan's fabric needs directly to him.

here is my concept of what I want
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/dresdonnecksealconcept.jpg)
Title: The. That is all.
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 15, 2012, 11:23 PM
well, I got a bit of work done on covering up my big "leather-face" cross stitchign down the front of the vest with some scraps of leather from the sleeves and attached them with a few dabs of gelled cyanoacrylate so it seems "seemless". Just because i don't want the stitchign to be visibly bwteen the plate you'know?
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 16, 2012, 06:34 PM
well...........it apears while I was rinsing my flightsuit off, someone decided to do me a "favour", and pour a bunch of detergent in with it!    so now it's like brand new (minus a few grease spots on the thighs)    SO, I rubbed it all over the van, beat it with old tools like it owed me money, used it as a rifle cleaning rag, splashed around in a palstic bin full of blackwash, and I EVEN burried it in my yard with lots of organic matter like wood chips and greasy engine leakage graval.    \i'll dig it up next wednsday or something........  :rolleyes:


I'll post pics of my flak vest tonight
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 16, 2012, 07:59 PM
I sewed the webbing across the chest&gut, next step with that is to cover it with black elather from the arms and do a bit of stitching under one arm were the previous owner did some fail sewing to attempt a repair.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/DSCF9079.jpg)
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 22, 2012, 02:42 PM
Today I will be hemming the cuffs and collar of the flightsuite.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 26, 2012, 11:48 PM
Oh yea-I got previously stated sewing done, and I will look into armour-ing the gloves.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 28, 2012, 08:31 PM
I will need to upgrade the sipper on the vest. It's a cheap plastic generic jacket zipper and I don't trust it =_=


Gonna' go ahead and buy me a big--censored- brass ammo-belt zipper like the one on my M-65.  said zipper has never failed me-ever. so it should hold up well. I am thinking about putting snaps along the flap, but it will be covered. So should I keep the flap as-is?
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on May 29, 2012, 07:17 PM
Starting some work on the gloves-however the gloves will be with the gauntlets, because they will be armour....so click on the link in my profile signature and you will see a list of links, look there and you will see links to the rest of my threads.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jun 03, 2012, 12:52 AM
How the shab do I mount the finger plates other than glue?    A LARPing buddy of mine suggested rapid rivets, but I don't think I could get the rivets into the glove without screwing it up....I mean, the anvil would probably screw up the material when struck to ppressfit the rivet together...plus, i kind of like how secure they are by my tests....ried velcro but that acted like way too big of a spacer between palte and glove.      Only glue I have found that will stick to the aluminum plates is Ethyl-2 Cyanoacrylate.     yes, there are a few diferant superglue formulas out there.
Title: Re: Dresdon's a softy
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jun 05, 2012, 04:12 PM
I found Ethyl-2 Cyanoacrylate worked pretty well for glueing the metal plates onto the porus surface of the gloves. I was also thinking of doing sort of a pauldron/bandolier type of thing. 'Was thinking I could use webbing of some kind, but then put some low profil truss head screws through the back of the webbing into the magazines or w/e will be on it for a bandolier sort of thing...mabe chewwie style box mags...I'm also thinking of making it out of some 4" black canvas garrison belt webbing that goes 45 degrees across the chest  kind of like on ARC 77's clone assassin? armour....and that mini pauldron thing....but reversed going from left shoulder to right side of belt. I was also thinking about maybe using project boxes for the chewwie style boxes if i do those....