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 MCarger81's W.I.P.

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MCarger81's W.I.P.
« on: Nov 16, 2015, 06:26 PM »
Hey Vods here is the start of my WIP, it took me about a month but, I have finally completed my Own Vest and now needing some armor template advice. As you see i'm struggling trying to tape them on   ??? and i feel they are the right size EXCEPT my collar... is it me or does it seem off, wrong angle or just too big?  much advice is greatly appreciated




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« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:03 PM »
The collar is too wide. I had the same issue. But the spacing looks good, and the size looks good except the collar.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:18 PM »
The plates might be a bit low to, the collar plate is supposed to sit high. The advice I got from an app team member is to set it about where your shirt collar would sit normally. And the rest of the plates would come up to match it. But yes, the collar plate appears to be a bit too wide as well. Great job on the vest by the way vod! Looks like it fits you really well, you might have to find a way to either tuck the straps in somewhere or hide them a bit, but other than that, top notch.

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:22 PM »
The collar is too wide. I had the same issue. But the spacing looks good, and the size looks good except the collar.

Yes that's what i thought, it's back to the drawing board to fix them up, thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:23 PM »
The plates might be a bit low to, the collar plate is supposed to sit high. The advice I got from an app team member is to set it about where your shirt collar would sit normally. And the rest of the plates would come up to match it. But yes, the collar plate appears to be a bit too wide as well. Great job on the vest by the way vod! Looks like it fits you really well, you might have to find a way to either tuck the straps in somewhere or hide them a bit, but other than that, top notch.

ok so if I round the inside of the collar and narrow it some then i should be good, thank you for the advice and kind words!

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:25 PM »
Yup, after that you should be golden.

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 16, 2015, 07:26 PM »
Yup, after that you should be golden.

Perfect! Also i'll do what you said and maybe make some velcro for the straps to hide them, maybe buttons...

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 17, 2015, 08:25 PM »
Ok so i did some cutting and re-arranging of my templates, please let let me know if this works especially the collar. I also moved up the ab plate and the pec places.Thoughts and ideas?



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« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2015, 08:49 PM »
Looks good to me.

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« Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 2015, 11:27 AM »
Looks good to me.

Thanks for the good news Svik  :D i'm going to start on the cog next and backplate templates then once all is cut and approved I'll get to the Real cutting

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 18, 2015, 05:26 PM »
I'm working on my paper template for the Back Plate, can you guys post up some pics of yours? for some reason i'm having a hard time putting the image in my head as to how it is attached to the back

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 18, 2015, 07:00 PM »
To me, the plates look a bit big still. Not by much though. It's almost universal that people think the plates need to be bigger than they really are. Take a good close look at Jango and Boba, and you'll see they really are fairly small compared to their body size. I don't think you need to lose more than 1/8" all around to make it perfect, although in reality it's probably approvable as-is.

I'd still try and move that collar up all the way so it's just below the neck hole of the vest. You may even want to trim a little more out of the curve of the collar for your neck so the wings can sit up higher on your collar bone. Again, I'd start with 1/8", post a pic, and if necessary take another 1/8" off. Shouldn't need more than 1/4" though to get it up where it should be.

Keep up the great work!


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« Reply #12 on: Nov 18, 2015, 07:08 PM »
To me, the plates look a bit big still. Not by much though. It's almost universal that people think the plates need to be bigger than they really are. Take a good close look at Jango and Boba, and you'll see they really are fairly small compared to their body size. I don't think you need to lose more than 1/8" all around to make it perfect, although in reality it's probably approvable as-is.

I'd still try and move that collar up all the way so it's just below the neck hole of the vest. You may even want to trim a little more out of the curve of the collar for your neck so the wings can sit up higher on your collar bone. Again, I'd start with 1/8", post a pic, and if necessary take another 1/8" off. Shouldn't need more than 1/4" though to get it up where it should be.

Keep up the great work!

Great Info, thank you Ralin I'll start with an 1/8th and see how that works, if anything that'll probably help alot since it's a tad hard to cross my arms

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« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2015, 08:26 AM »
Yeah, I was just gonna say the collar still looks a bit wide, Ralin is (no surprise) right on the money. That little trim should make you golden

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« Reply #14 on: Nov 20, 2015, 05:20 AM »
I'm working on my paper template for the Back Plate, can you guys post up some pics of yours? for some reason i'm having a hard time putting the image in my head as to how it is attached to the back

Side view, rivetted to the vest at the top tabs and under the arms.

Older shot but hopefully helpful:

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