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 Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2016, 09:11 PM »
Nine days is definitely not a double-post, so no worries.  I hope your plan B for your flak vest works out, vod.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2016, 08:02 PM »


It looks white, but it's a beige color.  Still needs some weathering, but it covers the vest.



The collar needs a bit of attention, and I need to run some fabric glue or tape along the inside seam to prevent it from fraying further.  But this should hopefully work.

When my plates are ready, I'll get the Velcro panels placed and permanently fixed.  But I'm happy with it so far, just need the go ahead from Mi'ix.

Also weathered my girth belt, loin cloth and gloves.  My flight suit should be G2G, so once I put some small touches on the vest, my softies are done.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2016, 08:16 PM »
We'll take a look at an upcoming armor party. 

So far, the only thing that pops out to me is that the rivets/tacks will need to be painted to be the same color as the vest.  Otherwise, looks like it came out pretty good!

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2016, 08:57 PM »
I can take care of that when I do the weathering.  It's gonna be dirty.  Gotta make the Alor'ad proud.


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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #34 on: Jun 04, 2016, 05:00 PM »
Painted the rivets, pretty darn close in color.  It'll be further blended with future weathering.





If that still won't pass, I have some leftover fabric with which I can cover the rivets.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #35 on: Jun 08, 2016, 08:37 PM »
Were did you get the spats vod?

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #37 on: Jun 08, 2016, 09:39 PM »
thanks vod, I'm shocked at how cheap they are, I was expecting upwards of $30. Great looking kit so far Venom.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #38 on: Jun 08, 2016, 10:21 PM »
For $15 shipped, I couldn't find a better deal.  They're heavy, thick leather, and extremely durable.  Mine are dated 1965! 

Can't wait to start on armor.  My kit looks naked without it.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #39 on: Jun 10, 2016, 04:14 PM »
So I picked up a matching set of Dickie's work wear, matching color and material. 

My flak vest is a similar color, so I threw it all on and took a quick pic.

The long under sleeves may or may not be changed, haven't decided yet.  It's kind of an ochre brownish orange color.

Opinions?  I think once I get some plates on the vest, it'll break up the monochromatic appearance, since my plates will be black and green.

Boots and gloves will still be black, and gauntlets are blacks and brown.

The desert brown sash will look better with an ammo belt, I have it on there to help give it a single piece look, covering the waist band of the trousers.



The vest is slightly lighter in color than the flight suit.

I still have my OD green coveralls if this doesn't look right.

And I need some ideas on how to adjust the shoulders on the vest so I don't look like an early 90's business woman, as Mi'ix so eloquently put it.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #40 on: Jun 10, 2016, 04:33 PM »
The shoulders on the vest are lifting way up past your actual shoulders. How did you construct the vest? Is it padded?

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #41 on: Jun 10, 2016, 04:57 PM »
It's a military surplus flak vest.  I put a fabric cover over it because I couldn't dye out the camo.  It's not padded, that's just the way it's designed.  There are other pics on page 1, and you can see it's evolution throughout the thread. 

I know it sticks way up.  Collar and shoulder plates may alleviate that, but I'd rather figure out a way to pull them down before plates get installed.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #42 on: Jun 10, 2016, 05:10 PM »
Oh, right! There's a way you could adjust the shoulders, but it would involve cutting them, altering the shape and re-sewing them.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #43 on: Jun 10, 2016, 05:18 PM »
Ref knows what's up.

I agree the shoulders of the vest will have to be better contoured to you.  Even when we put some plates on the vest, I don't think it would weigh it down to an acceptable level for the app team. 

I imagine Ref's suggestion will be along the lines of cutting some excess material out and sewing together the remaining ends, but I'm no soft part master.

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Re: Soft parts, flight suit, flak vest, etc. WIP
« Reply #44 on: Jun 10, 2016, 05:34 PM »
That's pretty much it.  Just split it at the seam, then start overlapping the outside edge of the shoulder until it sits flush, then sew it together.  :)

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