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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Simmy_82 on Jun 08, 2014, 05:38 AM

Title: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jun 08, 2014, 05:38 AM
Hi guys and gals.

I'm in the stages of building my armour (only one gauntlet so far, pepakura) but planning my soft parts. I may ask stupid questions so please bare with me.

Flightsuit I'm just gonna buy one from an army surplus store. Being tall and skinny o may need it tailoring. When I buy it I'll post a pic and get opinions.

Confirmed Soft Parts:

Flak Vest - When ready to I'm going to order a K'raam Xrati vest in white.
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc164/redmando/Costume%20Sale/Armor002-8.jpg)

Tactical Gloves
(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2014-10-04-08-10-59_1_zpsk0idzjl4.jpg)


Tactical Belt - I'm going to remove non storage accessories/loops.
(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2014-10-04-08-08-16_1_zpspflkqkxz.jpg)

Boots - I will be adding guards over the laces.
(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/cordura_patrol_boots_zpstvx4f6dz.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 04, 2014, 08:53 AM
A few more questions regarding soft parts. Mainly are these suitable.

Flight suit - is this ok?

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2014-10-04-13-31-29_1_zpswjqlzprx.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Kavryn Falco on Oct 04, 2014, 09:52 AM
Gloves - cover any logos, and you should be set.

Belt - I dunno, could look too earthy.  Leather is best.  I'd check with an app team member; it may depend on how earthy the rest of your kit looks.

Flight - zippers need to be covered or removed (so they are no visible), and arms and legs will probably need to be tailored (because everyone's do), but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Boots - cover laces and any logos and you're good.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 05, 2014, 02:00 AM
Gloves - yeah appears to have no logos but will cover if so. Was just checking fingerless ed acceptable?

Pouches - Are the leather ones above yo earthly? I was thinking of putting 6/7 together on a leather belt?

Flight suit - I think this suit has leg adjusters on to tighten then. If not I'll get them tailored. The zips only one of concern is the thigh one. All others would be covered I believe.

Thanks for the info. I'll see what the Approval Team guys say, if they read this.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Kavryn Falco on Oct 05, 2014, 07:56 AM
Yep, fingerless is ok.  Those leather pouches look fine to me - the more the merrier ;D

You might try a kama or thigh plates to cover the thigh zipper.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 05, 2014, 03:29 PM
May remove the zip on the thigh not sure I want thigh plates I'll see what happens.

Thanks again for the info Vod.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Ralin Voth on Oct 05, 2014, 07:28 PM
All your parts are fine. If you don't have thigh plates to cover the leg zipper and hold the leg material tight, you'll definitely need to remove the zipper or hide it under thigh pouches, and tailor the legs a bit most likely unless you have legs like trees.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 06, 2014, 01:15 AM
So even the tactical belt is ok too?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Ralin Voth on Oct 07, 2014, 07:30 PM
Yep, plenty of official Mandos with one. Just no cellphone pouches.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 09, 2014, 05:06 PM
With the tactical belt being ok to use, does that mean drop down leg holsters are too?

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/holster_black.600_zps1shs9zup.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 09, 2014, 05:10 PM
Yes, but leather gear is recommended. Nylon web tactical gear is not very Star Warsy.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 09, 2014, 05:17 PM
I'm gonna give making my own leather posts a go, if it looks crap when done I will go down the tactical web route. I'm just not 100% confident I'm my leather working ability.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Oct 20, 2014, 02:31 AM
I'm gonna give making my own leather posts a go, if it looks crap when done I will go down the tactical web route. I'm just not 100% confident I'm my leather working ability.
Farm it out.  There are plenty of folks on here that can work leather, and would be willing to do a custom job.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Oct 27, 2014, 06:41 PM
I'll give it a go myself first. If unsuccessful I'll farm it out. Thanks vod.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Dec 17, 2014, 05:47 PM
In the process of making a dip down leg holster. Using a ring binder as its core, covering it with a fake leather etc. For the leg strap, does that need to be the same colour as the flight suit or the holster?

Also are elastic vents suitable to use as girth belts? I plan to have on under my ammo/voice amp pouches?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Dec 18, 2014, 06:05 PM
Few bits still to sort but managed to form a holster from a ring binder.

From this:

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2014-12-14-10-06-12_zpsljs5ny9_edit_1418943810798.png_zpsqcm19ywe.jpeg)

To this:

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG1742_zps8gukq3oy.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Dec 29, 2014, 05:16 PM
What the stand in gaiters? Can they be used under shin guards/in place of?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Dec 29, 2014, 05:34 PM
Like half chaps? Yeah, you can use them with or without shin armor.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/whzdwp.jpg)
^Like that, right?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Dec 30, 2014, 01:39 AM
Thanks Ref. Yeah essentially these. Tho I'll likely add the shin plate to them. I have skinny legs and hoping these will hold them in place better.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2014-12-30-06-33-17_zps0medyg3_edit_1419921372427.png_zpsnkwtl0ab.jpeg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Mavik on Dec 30, 2014, 09:13 PM
I would try and find something more form fitting to the leg.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Dec 31, 2014, 07:12 AM
There likely is. I have a pair I use for hiking, tighter fitting than those. Just used that as a reference image. I could always try junior ones fir tighter fit?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Ralin Voth on Jan 02, 2015, 12:51 PM
You don't want anything too baggy looking. Shin armor will also help hold it down and not look so baggy too.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jan 04, 2015, 08:25 AM
Ok. I got my flight suit for Christmas. I think the only thing I need to take in is the sleeves. All thoughts welcome.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG1763_zpsrwa9j9y_edit_1420377547919_zpss5cpjxrh.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jan 15, 2015, 11:44 AM
Just bumping this as I'd like thoughts on the suit before I take it to my local seamstress.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Random Mando on Jan 15, 2015, 01:30 PM
I just read your posts.  When I was reading peoples comments about the zippers on flight suits it gave me an idea.  Unstitch the zippers you don't need, jag the edges of the area to make it look like a tear in the suit, & then sew it up to make it look like a repair.  It should give the suit a worn look & some battle damage.

I forgot to mention, I like your idea for the holster.  I may have to use it.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Jan 15, 2015, 01:43 PM
The coveralls look good to go as is, just take off the dickies logos and maybe the back pockets unless you plan on covering them with a kama. The zippers on your chest will be covered by armor. Gauntlets will cinch down the sleeves around you forearm and your gaiters will tighten down you lower leg slack.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jan 15, 2015, 02:27 PM
Thanks for the tips vode. Logos already removed. I'll remove the back pockets. Do the pen pockets on the sleeves need removing? I'll leave alterations til I've got the gauntlets and leg bits. I'm deceivingly skinny.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Jan 15, 2015, 02:43 PM
Leave the pen pockets and get some tools to put in them. I say don't alter it since only upper arms and thighs will be loose.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jan 15, 2015, 03:29 PM
Are there any examples of tools I can use?

Thanks again for the tips.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Jan 15, 2015, 03:37 PM
Look at Boba's shin tools for inspiration or store some darts or something in them for a dart launcher.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jan 15, 2015, 03:41 PM
Ah I get you. Thanks vod.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Feb 25, 2015, 05:11 AM
First attempt at a faux leather pouch.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/57435211-1df2-46fd-b9a8-16435efa0872_zpskiximrgm.jpg)

Will likely replace these with real leather of funds allow.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Mar 01, 2015, 05:57 PM
Are these boots suitable?

I'd be adding foot guard and possibly shin guard.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/Screenshot_2015-03-01-22-31-08_zpsfpzvwikz.png)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Mar 04, 2015, 05:54 PM
Are these boots suitable?

I'd be adding foot guard and possibly shin guard.
Sure.  I severely doubt your feet will be able to breathe in them, but they should work, yeah.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Apr 23, 2015, 02:26 PM
Flak vest has arrived.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG2090_zpsdn8bebrp_edit_1429812617802_zpsdswwau42.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jun 06, 2015, 09:44 AM
Ammo pouches arrived today. Austrian army StG58 ammo pouches. Fitted then to an old leather belt and added the holster.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG2270_zpspkkveaji.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG2272_zpsrvgtt1ck_edit_1433597911916_zpsylc8fdim.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMAG2271_zpslxqhzetn_edit_1433597947004_zpsikh4we3u.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jun 14, 2015, 02:46 AM
Are elastic waist belts suitable as girth belts?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Jun 14, 2015, 02:59 AM
CRLs want any elastic to be concealed unless it is for knees and the Boba thong. You can use an elastic waist belt as a base and cover it for the girth belt. On a side note, could you PM me or just give details of how you turned a 3ring binder into a holster?
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Jun 14, 2015, 03:14 AM
Tried sending a PM, not working for some reason, might be my phone.

Thanks for the info. I'll just get my friends wife to make me a girth belt. I was just looking at other options.

I did a tutorial on the holsters. Here's the thread. I saw the general idea elsewhere.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=85517.0

Any other questions regarding the holsters just ask.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Natan Vizsla on Jun 14, 2015, 03:21 AM
Thanks, I'll get to work on some of those on Monday for my set of blasters.
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Aug 13, 2015, 07:41 AM
Slowly naturally weathering my flak vest. Currently just wiling my arms and legs off when I finish work.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/DSC_0217_zpsztl1hkse.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/DSC_0216_zpshrjyp4cy.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Aug 31, 2015, 03:21 AM
Decided to go down the WW2 gaiter / leggings route. Bought some repro ones and died them black. Had to order some black laces as they wouldn't take the dye.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150829_101710_zpsbtfcl3n9.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150830_105859_zpsnwsy1sjl.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150830_191027_zpstrdl57ao.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150831_102823_zpsg3jhjnkk.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Sep 18, 2015, 01:01 PM
Cape test fitting. Is this suitable coverage etc? Anything wrong approval / crl wise?

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150918_175313_zpsmih4r1qj.jpg)

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/IMG_20150918_175133_zps5idl7xqg.jpg)

Dyed and painted. Just needs tears and hole damage and more weathering.

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/DSC_0475_zpste7qp6ov.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Simmy Soft Parts
Post by: Simmy_82 on Sep 21, 2015, 03:06 AM
Cape complete!! Just belt to sort!

(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae77/Simmy_82/Mandalorian%20Armour/DSC_0477_zpspkchuop8_edit_1442818928348_zpsudyf7hin.jpg)