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triss's armor
« on: Jun 11, 2021, 09:39 PM »
su'cuy, so i have already been posting on my clans forums but i thought that i might start posting here to for some extra advice and help. ;D  the picture of the boots i posted are the ones i am thinking of using. what do you guys think for gloves? the first pair of gloves are made of a cotton like material and the second are leather but do you think leather fingerless glove would be better? i also have the material for my vest that i will start work on when i have the time. also made a grav charge or detonator and ammo for my belt.   :sabine:
















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« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2021, 03:34 PM »
Looks cool! With the gloves, I think whichever is more comfortable, they look pretty similar.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2021, 06:06 PM »
OK, Thanks ;)

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 18, 2021, 09:38 AM »
So I have a question for you all. I've been working on my vest, but not sure  I should make the Velcro/zipper be on the back are the two sides of it. any thoughts? Which one works better?

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 18, 2021, 11:19 AM »
So I have a question for you all. I've been working on my vest, but not sure  I should make the Velcro/zipper be on the back are the two sides of it. any thoughts? Which one works better?

I would go sides, not back. Having the closures on the sides will make it easier to donn and take off than a back closure. This is why most real bullet proof vests have side closures as well.

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2021, 11:46 AM »
Ok thanks, doing it on the sides was the one I was leaning more towards doing anyway. Just wanted to double check.

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 18, 2021, 12:07 PM »
Youíre welcome. My vest has a front closure. Since my armor wonít be directly attached to the vest (instead being connected together with straps), I definitely wanted something that I can wear without the cuirass. I just need to cover the zipper.  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #7 on: Jun 18, 2021, 02:31 PM »
To cover the zipper you could sew a little strip of material on one side and then snap it on the other side. but you would have to unsnap it before you could
unzipper it. So I guess that could get annoying. Or you could do a sweat shirt style. like how they have the extra material covering the zipper  Just some ideas   ;)

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 18, 2021, 02:52 PM »
Yeah, thatís the plan. The problem is matching the vestís main fabric. If you check out my WIP thread, youíll understand why. Simply put, itís not a home made vest.

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« Reply #9 on: Jun 18, 2021, 03:14 PM »
I second the recommendation for the side zipper. If you set it up right, you can position the zipper so the teeth are hidden by the edges of the vest panels, and Tramp is right, it's much easier to get on/off. Just remember to get a separating (aka jacket) zipper instead of a normal pants zipper.

You will have to remember to make sure you can get your noggin through the neck hole though. Using a back closure means that the neck hole basically opens up into a flat line that wraps around your neck, whereas with a side closure, the neck hole is an unbroken circle, so you'll need either a shoulder that can come detached with a zipper or snaps or something, or you can add a slit down the back seam so that the neck hole can "stretch" to let your head through.

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 18, 2021, 03:35 PM »
Thanks!! That's really helpful!! I did not even think about how my head was supposed get in there :laugh:

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 18, 2021, 04:17 PM »
A third option is to make the neck hole wide enough to fit your head through comfortably without being too wide for the armor to look right.

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2021, 05:09 PM »
Thanks, the more opinions the better.

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« Reply #13 on: Jun 18, 2021, 05:42 PM »
So for my vest I use side closures as well (mine are elastic with bathing suit clips) and I made one shoulder Velcro closed.  That way I could get the close neck Mando look but still fit my head through without adding a front or back zipper.  I did make one with a back zipper during my learning how to sew a vest phase and didn't like it.   It was hard to reach the zipper and it never felt quite right.  The side opening was much easier and I never looked back after trying it a few different ways.

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 18, 2021, 06:47 PM »
Thanks, that's a good idea ;D I really appreciate everyone's help!!!

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