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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #15 on: Oct 10, 2020, 06:16 PM »
Life has finally given me a bit of time to work on my kit.  I made a new vest but apparently didn't take any pictures?   :rolleyes:
I do have some with my plates mounted on it and the ones I took as I added my sleeve/blanks for mounting my armor. 
I have a velcro closure on the one shoulder with this one which I find that I prefer.  I have also decided to make the neck seal a separate piece.  This one fits much better than any of my previous attempts.





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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #16 on: Oct 16, 2020, 05:17 PM »
So I got my plates added to my Kama using pins.  I have locking backs that I will be attaching to keep them in place through the fabric.  I used JB weld to attach the pins to my plates.  I think I will need to add a thin layer of epoxy to fully secure them as few came loose when I was doing a test fit and walkabout. 



I do still need to add magnets into the vest to secure the plates in some areas.  I am thinking that I will sew them on under some felt as that won't need to be hemmed.

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #17 on: Nov 08, 2020, 09:00 AM »
Alright, I did some weathering on my soft parts.  Which is both exciting and a bit difficult.  I started with a coffee bath for my softs.  I used some of the cheapest dark roast I could find as I wanted a distinct color.  Made a few coffee packets (filter with those dollar store hair ties to keep them closed) put them in some boiling water and let it steep.  After it cooled down to a temperature that wouldn't hurt my garments in they went.  My greys stayed in longer then the Kama because while I wanted to make the red look used I didn't want to alter the color too much.  So I probably left them in their for five hours or so.   Then I put them in the sun to dry.  After sun drying I threw them in the dryer for ten minutes to really bake my stains in.  They look used now.





Then I went to work on the weathering the pleather portion of the kama.  I grabbed my softest sanding block...I didn't want to do to much damage to fast....and roughed up all the corners on the panels.  Then I did a bit on the sides that aren't locked down into the skirt.  I also made sure to sand the edges between the panels where my holster sits to mimic the wear caused by the friction of the holster rubbing against the panels. 




I did sew most of the magnet onto the front of my vest...one left.  I do still have to add the ones to the back though.

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #18 on: Nov 18, 2020, 06:03 PM »
I have finally finished sewing in all my magnets.  I made the little pockets to hold them to the vest out of felt and it works so far.



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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #19 on: Nov 26, 2020, 12:12 PM »
So I started making some pouches.  I got the first one finished and decided that I didn't like the stitching that shows through on the top of the flap.  I altered my method of making them after that.  I fist one is unlined.  I added iron on interfacing for the next half a dozen.  I made them out of the left over material from the most recent flak vest that I made.  This is high quality pleather so I was able to iron it directly to the cut out pouch.  I also used the interfacing to iron on the magnets that I am using to hold the pouches closed.  I went with magnets because I really do despise the sound of velcro. 

So first pouch without interfacing.  Magnet sewn on.



Then the next few with the interfacing.  I haven't taken a picture of the completed ones yet but I much prefer them.  I sewed them together inside out then top stitched all the seams to get the pouches to lay correctly and give a more finished look.



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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #20 on: Dec 01, 2020, 06:36 PM »
I have completed two pouches (in addition to the original trial one) and almost completed another pair.  I just have to stitch down the strap for the belt to slide through in the back.  They will also need to be weathered to match the rest of my kit but that shouldn't take long.





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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #21 on: Dec 10, 2020, 07:06 PM »
Pouches and vest have been weathered.





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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #22 on: Dec 14, 2020, 01:20 PM »
Holy cow, I love love love your armor set up. Super creative!

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #23 on: Dec 14, 2020, 06:52 PM »
Nice job! If they ask for more weathering on the leather,  I used acrylic paint on mine. I just dabbed little amounts of acrylic paint on the top and rubbed it across and in with a sponge. Again I didn’t use a lot but it did give it a more worn look.

Im not sure how that would work with your pouches. They’re pleather I think? So it may not work?
You have an awesome build though! Super great job!  :porg2:

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #24 on: Dec 14, 2020, 07:33 PM »
Holy cow, I love love love your armor set up. Super creative!

Thank you!   :)

Nice job! If they ask for more weathering on the leather,  I used acrylic paint on mine. I just dabbed little amounts of acrylic paint on the top and rubbed it across and in with a sponge. Again I didn’t use a lot but it did give it a more worn look.
Im not sure how that would work with your pouches. They’re pleather I think? So it may not work?
You have an awesome build though! Super great job!  :porg2:

Thanks a bunch!  I actually had already planed to try adding some of the brown acrylic in the same color that I used for the washes on my armor.  It works pretty good even on the pleather.

Update:

I did a bit more weathering on my vest.  I added some brown acrylic to simulate that slightly grungy look.  Still a little hard to see on the black but I think it makes it match the weathering on my plates a bit better.  I also did a bit of weathering on my gloves.  Some good old dirt and a bit of charcoal.  I'll wipe them down a bit later after the dirt and charcoal have settled in to the fabric.








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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #25 on: Dec 15, 2020, 12:01 AM »
Nice job! Looks really good! Gotta love that muddy look!

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #26 on: Dec 15, 2020, 09:13 PM »
Wow this is looking fantastic. Looks like you're getting pretty close to being ready for app. Keep it up!

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #27 on: Dec 16, 2020, 04:51 PM »
Nice job! Looks really good! Gotta love that muddy look!

Thanks!

Wow this is looking fantastic. Looks like you're getting pretty close to being ready for app. Keep it up!

I am aiming to apply before Christmas.  GOALS!  :cookie:

Update:

I got the brown on the kama, pouches and gun belt.





Before left- After right


Browned and unbrowned pouches (Making up words but hey you guys get it :) )



Made sure to get some of the brown on the red as well.  Some brushes on the seams and then also on the kick pleats between the panels of the kama.


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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #28 on: Dec 23, 2020, 08:23 PM »
So it was noted that it was hard to see the weathering on the legs of my flightsuit, to try and correct this I added a few stronger lines of color to give it a more used look.
Not sure if I like it yet.



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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #29 on: Dec 25, 2020, 08:09 PM »
And here is everything assembled currently



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