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 First Armor Build-WIP

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First Armor Build-WIP
« on: Jan 02, 2019, 10:46 PM »
Hello everyone I finally got my armor plates so how is my spacing of my armor? 



 
I know that the is a bit off ab plate is off centered. Aside from that which one is better?

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:36 PM »
The mockup can be perfect on the dummy, but it won't be the same when you're wearing it. We won't be able to tell until you have it on. I would recommend acquiring a vest and wearing it in a test mockup, tape the plates on for now to see where they need to go. We'll be able to guide you from there  :)

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2019, 12:27 PM »
These look like DHPFX plates. As someone who has worked a lot with those in the last year as DHPFX is local to me, I would recommend more shaping on the collar (center applied heat to fit closer to chest) and some on the diagonals of the ab plate to get it to sit closer to the ribs.

Are you by chance in CO?

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:18 PM »
The mockup can be perfect on the dummy, but it won't be the same when you're wearing it. We won't be able to tell until you have it on. I would recommend acquiring a vest and wearing it in a test mockup, tape the plates on for now to see where they need to go. We'll be able to guide you from there  :)

OK I will get those up soon :)

These look like DHPFX plates. As someone who has worked a lot with those in the last year as DHPFX is local to me, I would recommend more shaping on the collar (center applied heat to fit closer to chest) and some on the diagonals of the ab plate to get it to sit closer to the ribs.

Are you by chance in CO?


OK, and yes they are DHPFX plates and no I am not in CO I am from WA so a little too far.   





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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2019, 04:58 PM »
While still working on the vest for the armor, I finally got my knee guards from demon dog studios on Esty so I I have gotten the knee darts on and the left one had a rather gap so I used mili-putty to fill in the seam and am now about to a coat of primer on it. and What is the best way to put the straps on the knee guards ? I am planning on have a small strip of velco in the inside and on the suit so they aren't constantly sliding down aside from that I am not sure what to do. Any suggestions?






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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jan 27, 2019, 01:13 PM »
Are you planning on using elastic straps? If so, I would recommend sewing that strap to some nylon webbing and then attaching the webbing to the inside of the knee with some heavy duty adhesive (contact cement) or screwing it into the material with some short screws. Basically, you want to ensure they aren't going to come off or degrade while trooping. Something sweat resistant will help a lot.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2019, 04:54 PM »
Are you planning on using elastic straps? If so, I would recommend sewing that strap to some nylon webbing and then attaching the webbing to the inside of the knee with some heavy duty adhesive (contact cement) or screwing it into the material with some short screws. Basically, you want to ensure they aren't going to come off or degrade while trooping. Something sweat resistant will help a lot.

Yes I am and thanks for the advice on securing them to the knee-guard! I have to get some elastic straps soon!

UPDATE

I am using my old vest but how does it looks for spaciing and quick side note is this material for the vest approve able?




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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2019, 05:46 PM »
Neat fabric texture! Though I'd need a further away picture to give you an educated answer on if it's approvable or not. So long as it is a heavy enough fabric to support the plates and not super rubbery in texture, I don't see much issue. But I'd defer to the app team Q&A section for the final word from the team as a whole. Some fabrics are tricky.

Spacing is looking much better! The only thing I'd watch is making sure that collar to chest spacing is the same as the ab to chest. Right now you have more space on the outside on the collar. You can fix this by rotating the chest plates out slightly.

You're getting closer!

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2019, 02:06 PM »
Neat fabric texture! Though I'd need a further away picture to give you an educated answer on if it's approvable or not. So long as it is a heavy enough fabric to support the plates and not super rubbery in texture, I don't see much issue. But I'd defer to the app team Q&A section for the final word from the team as a whole. Some fabrics are tricky.

Spacing is looking much better! The only thing I'd watch is making sure that collar to chest spacing is the same as the ab to chest. Right now you have more space on the outside on the collar. You can fix this by rotating the chest plates out slightly.

You're getting closer!

Sweet and the fabric is actually what flak vest is made out of so it is more subtle then how it looks do these pictures work? and ill get armor pics up later today 


 

UPDATE:

I tried to adjust the plates and hold them down with tape and..... it did not work as well the first time are there any other ways to temporarily attach the plates?

Here is how it turned out. I know the chest plates need to be lowered and should they be almost parallel to the collar plate once rotated?

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #9 on: Feb 04, 2019, 10:08 PM »
I would recommend maybe a different type of tape? Not entirely sure, but we won't have a great idea on how the plates are now unless they're straightened out.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #10 on: Feb 04, 2019, 10:25 PM »
Since these are DHPFX plates, you may find yourself having to trim the collar down after shaping to ensure the space between the collar and chest plates is consistent all the way across. I think people used to be able to get approved with the tapering space from outer to inner, but not so much anymore. I would however suggest you start getting velcro on so that your local Ruus'alor or helpers can get you in the right neighborhood.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Thank both for the suggestions, I tried duct tape and it worked out so here is the turnout how does it took?


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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2019, 02:39 PM »
Looks like you will need more shaping on the collar. Heat up the middle so those corners sit flat to your shoulders. Same with ab plate. See photo to where shaping needs to happen.



Red lines are where to apply heat to bend. Green is for direction of rotation.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2019, 05:47 PM »
Looks like you will need more shaping on the collar. Heat up the middle so those corners sit flat to your shoulders. Same with ab plate. See photo to where shaping needs to happen.


Sweet so since the plates have curve on the outside would making a small cut on the ridge like the one shown below make so that the edge is not messed up? 


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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 2019, 07:16 PM »
You're exactly right. Or you can let it bow and use gentle heat to push it back into shape. This suggestion is more difficult.

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