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 Macs Hard Armor

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Macs Hard Armor
« on: Oct 28, 2016, 02:33 PM »
So I managed to trade to get some sintra last year.  i wanted to see how hard it is to work with, before my good stuff comes in.  well I had a vest made, but it can choke me at times, so I went with something i cna wear without the vest and still provide a good look, and something I can get in and out of pretty quick for my medical issues.  I am still waiting on the helmet, but thats been discussed and is good, next though i need gauntlets.  im using commercial knee pads for now.  Im not tring for approval yet, im trying to see if i can make decent armor.  please, let me know your opinions.   
1st look

2nd when i realized nothing keeping the plates stuck, even iron on velcro to vest let go after sitting for a day, and the stic stuff let go of the plates.  So i though try a romanesque curiass. 
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note for anyone curious  3mm  Sintra you can use 3/16 double post "chicago" screws with a washer.  im using 3/16x3/4 washers.  For 2 pieces of 3mm or 6mm use 1/4 double post "chicago" screws with no need for washer. 

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2016, 02:40 PM »
hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?

Actually..........nope. This area is for concepts only, not during any type of construction. I'll move it to the right area.

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2016, 10:08 AM »
Im thinking of a belly plate, maybe to double as a gear attachment point, similar to that seen on the Republic Pathfinders.  Since im a bit rotund, im thinking if i do it well, it could almost tie modern to legacy armor.  Opinions? 

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2016, 08:05 PM »
hello bud, firstly a quick heads up... should you decide to app then a flak vest will be a requirement. as for the velcro, most folk who use it use the sew on stuff for the vest and the sticky stuff for the armour. ;)

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2016, 12:44 PM »
I had tested some stick on on the plates originally, but it peeld off.  which is why im goofing of with this idea, and the no flak vest.    I am in an armor limbo due ot the set I ordered, the maker quit, and then never refunded my money, luckily someone is picking up the slack, so im exploring ideas and getting practice in while waiting for the good stuff to arrive. 

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 27, 2016, 02:16 PM »
i've read in some threads of folk who add a few blobs of e-6000 around the edges of the velcro that goes on the armour to reinforce the bond. failing that a lot of people go with chicago screws.

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2016, 02:28 PM »
thats what I have now.  I like the solid curiass look.  so when I try version 2, chi screws vs velcro.   

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2018, 01:58 AM »
Finally got some sintra to work on my skills, got to make a cod and knees.  ANd get a new set of gauntlets.  THe solid chest piece is working out well actually, decent movement, about same as current military issue body armor.  My Flak doesn fit, but have an alternate plan in place.   If i could make it to an armor party, id be even closer to done. 

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Re: hmm, maybe i should have posted here, not soft parts?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 03:36 PM »
ANyone got any pics of thier finished Boba type knees?  not on the flightsuit.  Kinda like Ven shows for her new metal ones.  ive got the pattenrs but they dont seem to line up on my knees.  even my combat pads looked odd when i wore them.   Could i possibly go knee pad less. 

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Re: Macs Hard Armor
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 04:14 PM »
Iíll dig mine out when I get home and post some photos for you.

As far as going without knee plates: if youíre planning on apping and becoming OM, then you will need knees. You can do schnees(shin-knee combo plates) similar to the sniper plates on Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers, but getting those shaped correctly can be a pain in the shebs.

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Re: Macs Hard Armor
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 09:19 PM »
cool, thank you.  I wanted to do shknees originally, but yeah im afraid i dont have that skill, but thats what i want in the end.  theregular knees i see lots of front on shots, but its sides ,back stuff like that i still need to see.  I am gonna go without the darts for now. 


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Re: Macs Hard Armor
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2018, 06:22 PM »
Sorry it's taken me a bit, but here's an Imgur album of my knees for my green kit. Hope this helps, and please let me know if you need any more angles and the like.

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Re: Macs Hard Armor
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 06:10 PM »
wow i cant cut things out neatly.  Would yall recommend putting some sort of reinforcing bar across the inside of the knees?  The section attaching wing to the bell dont seem very strong. 

 


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