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 Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?

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Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« on: Oct 30, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Hey everyone! So, I have a set of legacy plates I've been working on and would like some input. Here is the tape-up test fit that was done earlier today.









Issues I know I need to fix: the main backplate needs to be shaped a little better so that it sits flatter, so that it doesn't stick out at that angle. I also need to work on the gut plates, either by curving them to fit closer to my belly, or by trimming them down so there's less overhang. Any suggestions?

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2017, 10:43 PM »
First off, welcome to Legacy!   It's a great place to be, and you won't curse velcro as often as the modern kit wearers.

Everything needs more shaping.  I wouldn't trim off any width until you do because shaping them to fit you will make the look narrower on you anyway.

Your collar plate is a couple of inches too low. Should be almost choking you.   When you move it up, that'll move the rest up too, and then they cutouts for your shoulders may be in the wrong place.  You can also create a filler plate for that gap, either a piece that abuts the collar and the pectoral plates, or that goes under both.   Collar might be a hair narrow, but it's hard to tell until you move it up.

I know you're just in tape phase, but the gut plates aren't centered with pectoral plates right now.

Onto the back.  the first (top) backplate is sitting too low, needs to move up 4-5 inches, or you can create a plate to fill in some of that gap.  If you move it up, you may need another plate to the bottom to get the required 2/3rds back coverage from the CRLs

As far as shaping goes... put on a sweatshirt, heat it up and press it against yourself, or have a friend do the same.  If you need harsher curves, use PVC or a countertop to help mold those bits. 

Off to a good start!

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2017, 07:30 PM »
Plates appear a tad small for your frame. There are options to widen things out if you like thinking outside the box.

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2017, 04:37 PM »
what material are you using

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 03, 2018, 06:55 PM »
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So I finished that ding dang college thing, so I have more time to work on my kit! I shaped the plates I have to myself better, and I think I might need to add another gut plate.



I might need to redo the back due to the sintra getting a bit wavy during the heating process. I don't really want to heat gun sintra in the house because of housemates and pets, and it's too cold to do it outside so there might be another very long wait for updates again.

Do the plates still look too small Bowfanny? Also I'm using 3mm sintra I picked up on amazon.

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 03, 2018, 07:54 PM »
*5 years later...*
So I finished that ding dang college thing, so I have more time to work on my kit! I shaped the plates I have to myself better, and I think I might need to add another gut plate.



I might need to redo the back due to the sintra getting a bit wavy during the heating process. I don't really want to heat gun sintra in the house because of housemates and pets, and it's too cold to do it outside so there might be another very long wait for updates again.

Do the plates still look too small Bowfanny? Also I'm using 3mm sintra I picked up on amazon.
So my 2 cents. The plates need to come up so that they are close to chocking you. With that in mind, if you were to do that, it looks like you can add 2 more slabs of armor to the abs.  your chest plate looks a little small but that could just be me. my concern is when you bring the plates up to your neck, is where the chest plate wraps to your armpits. the other thing is when you do bring the plates up,  do the cross arm check. 

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2018, 10:57 PM »
How close to choking are y'all meaning? And Bowfanny, you mentioned creative solutions, what did you have in mind?

As the kit stands now, I can kind of cross my arms, but not super well. I do have another 2'x4' sheet of sintra coming in the mail in the next week, so if this is a dead end I can scrap it or cut it down a little bit for my spouse.

A general question: How do y'all attach the armor to your vests? Does it just hang over like a separate rig? Or are some of the top plates attached while the lower ones hang free so to speak?

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2018, 11:16 PM »
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How close to choking are y'all meaning? And Bowfanny, you mentioned creative solutions, what did you have in mind?


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A general question: How do y'all attach the armor to your vests? Does it just hang over like a separate rig? Or are some of the top plates attached while the lower ones hang free so to speak?

I don't. The front plates are all strapped/chicago screwed to eachother, likewise for the back, and the front and back are connected by straps and shoulder and belly/lower back. Goes over my head like football pads.  Vest is only their for aesthetics and CRL purposes-- VESTigial... (Sorry, English Teacher by day, puns are an occupational hazard)

Hope that helps!

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2018, 12:25 AM »
As far as choking, you want the collar plate to sit on your collar bone, right to the top of your sternum at the base of your neck. Everything will fall off that positioning. In your picture above you want the top of the plates to cover the area where your shirt collar is.

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:03 PM »
Thank you all for the advice! Shooting straight, I'm gonna put the armor itself on hold to work on soft parts so I have something to put the armor on. I'm also still doing some soul searching to see what direction to go in after this. Cheers!

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Re: Pat's Legacy WIP I Guess?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:33 PM »
It's definitely way easier to envision the final look if softparts are done while you are working on the plates!  Don't get discouraged.  You'll get there!

 


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