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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Daedalus on Jun 27, 2012, 09:44 PM

Title: Flak vest material
Post by: Daedalus on Jun 27, 2012, 09:44 PM
I have the design i want for my flak vest but i am stuck on what material i should use. I want it to look nice yet be a sturdy material. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Flak vest material
Post by: Jarek Tahl-Tracyn on Jun 27, 2012, 11:23 PM
I use heavy canvas or duck in the ones I make. If the cloth look does not work, you could do a double layer one, inner layer canvas/outer vinyl-pleather (and roast in it) .
Title: Re: Flak vest material
Post by: Ralin Voth on Jul 03, 2012, 07:06 AM
I second a cotton duck material. My wife made me mine, it's double layered so it can actually stand up on it's own, even under the weight of all the plates on it. It's a bit warm with the double layer, but not as bad as the guys in pleather! To tell you the truth, as long as I'm not outside in the sun it hardly bothers me at all anymore.
Title: Re: Flak vest material
Post by: Daedalus on Jul 06, 2012, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the advice. I am almost finished with my vest I'll post pictures in the next few days.