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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #30 on: Jul 06, 2013, 01:40 PM »
I know you said you wanted opinions for kama/loin cloth and cape ....I would go the Kama/ loin cloth( or cod piece ) if you use all three I believe would be cloth heavy and that was from others critiquing my own kit

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #31 on: Jul 12, 2013, 01:30 PM »
Going with a Loincloth and Kama.   What fabrics are good for that, and also for the flight suit? I'm going to have to make my own.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #32 on: Jul 12, 2013, 02:28 PM »
Hey, Straka. I have yet to talk to you on the Mercs. I'll give you a welcome! (Its me , A'tin) Anyway, as far as cloths, I just got some fabric from a Michaels arts store. But if you want higher quality stuff, there is duck cloth, leather or (faux leather). And as for the flightsuit, try this website: http://www.awawork.com/coco.html I got mine here for $35 and they fit just right. Albiet it can be tough to get in an out of, but it fits once you're in it. Hope that helps! ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #33 on: Jul 12, 2013, 11:58 PM »
Thanks for the advice, A'tin.   See you on Live!

Just to mark it down somewhere, I need a 46 Long, maybe a 48 Long.  Now, on to the flak jacket...


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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #34 on: Jul 20, 2013, 11:35 AM »
Ok.  Found a decent flightsuit ( http://www.automotiveworkwear.com/RedKap/CT10/coveralls.html ), now on to my next problem.

Is this acceptable?
http://www.airsoftmegastore.com/2319-NCS-CPV2915B-NcStar-MOLLE-PALS-Modular-Tactical-Vest-Black.aspx

Was double-checking the CRL's, and it said MOLLE vests are still acceptable, but I'm not sure which style of vest would work.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #35 on: Jul 20, 2013, 11:51 AM »
I don't think that vest is gonna work... The flak vest should appear like a form fitting leather vest(or a material that resembles leather).

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #36 on: Jul 20, 2013, 12:30 PM »
Think that any of the ones on there would work?  Or maybe a pattern I could find for a decent price?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #37 on: Jul 20, 2013, 01:34 PM »
Most of the air soft gear I've seen people try to use requires a LOT of work to make it not look like earth gear. If you check the sales thread there might be some people who sell patterns. I got mine by finding a leather jacket at a thrift store and removing the sleeves.

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
"I dance in death's valley"
"we're not mercenary's, more like adventure capitalists"

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #38 on: Jul 20, 2013, 02:21 PM »
Yeah that sounds like a good idea. Go to a Goodwill or a thrift shop and find a cheap leather jacket. Turn it so that the zipper would be at your back, and just trim off excess around the collar for the new "front". And as Ronin suggested, cut off the sleeves.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #39 on: Jul 22, 2013, 12:02 AM »
I hadn't even thought about that.  And bonus on there being a Salvation Army store not 5min. walking distance from home!  :D

Vor'e!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #40 on: Jul 22, 2013, 12:12 AM »
When it comes to thrifting, check as many as you can, as often as you can, until you find what you need... I have three within 10 minutes of each other, and an army navy store, and I went to them like every other day for a few weeks until I got what I needed. (side note, I actually bought a women's vest, because it was a better fit and didn't require any tailoring, so don't count stuff out until you're sure you can't use it)

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
"I dance in death's valley"
"we're not mercenary's, more like adventure capitalists"

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #41 on: Jul 22, 2013, 12:14 AM »
No shame in that. Just don't mention it at any armor parties at Mand'alor's house; he'll start makin fun of ya.  :P

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #42 on: Jul 22, 2013, 11:10 PM »
I think he might know now.  ;D

Found a padded vest, fits better when worn the right way, but I'll have to sew something over the zipper to hide it.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #43 on: Jul 22, 2013, 11:33 PM »
Hey, I couldn't buy scrap leather to make a vest for $10 bucks.. but I found the jacket for that. I stand by my decisions...  :laugh: :laugh:
I took leather from the collar and made that a flap to cover the zipper, but the sleeves would work for that too(or as pouches.)

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
"I dance in death's valley"
"we're not mercenary's, more like adventure capitalists"

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #44 on: Jul 22, 2013, 11:57 PM »
Going to have my sister do a little hunting for me, see if she can find something better. She's the queen of thrift store hunts.  Unfortunately, all my local shop had was a polyester fabric...  Still, this is only my first build. The next one will be better.

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