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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #780 on: Jun 20, 2020, 08:18 PM »
Was just given something rather special:

According to a friend of mine, this is a WWII-era British ammo belt.  "Rare as hen's teeth," as he said.  Not sure if this will go on my current kit, or on the Medic I was planning.

And, time for you to shut off your trackers, vode.  I have acquired the bounty.


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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #781 on: Jun 21, 2020, 01:47 AM »
Good on you, Strak!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #782 on: Jun 22, 2020, 01:03 PM »
Thanks, Jennari.

Minor update:

Trimmed the corners off the bottom plate for the backplates, and I'm hoping this helps solve the problem of it popping off of the vest when I move.
And I think that this set of belts will be for this kit.  While I think that making a Heavy-inspired Medic would be cool, I'm going to put it on the back burner, for now.


#WorkContinues

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #783 on: Jun 23, 2020, 08:51 AM »
Hi Vod,
         That ammo belt looks more like a WWII American standard web belt with M1 carbine ammo pouches, The Holster is newer issue. The M1 was a small .30 cal carbine that used 15 round straight mags that size. The Brits used the venerable .303 Enfield rifle which was used for the Jawa droid stun gun.That used a much larger cartridge than the pouches shown, or they used light machine guns.  If you do a quick internet search for M1 Carbine mag pouches and .303 Enfield Mag Pouches, you will see what I mean.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #784 on: Jun 23, 2020, 10:38 PM »
The pouches are for a 1911, will hold 2 mags each.
The holster is a Bianchi  #UM84.  It will not be on the kit, as it also is for a 1911, and my blasters are a little bit more bulkier than that.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #785 on: Jul 03, 2020, 10:11 PM »
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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #786 on: Oct 05, 2020, 01:32 PM »
Work has been slow, IRL stuff naturally took priority.  Was able to scrounge up some more stuff for my kit from my uncles estate, like a set of motorcycle gloves (and possibly some leather duty holsters, if I ask the executor nicely enough...).
Will post pics once I can. Still learning how to use an iPhone.  Im used to Android.

Anywho... heres whats been done.  Got the visor trimmed out, and am putting a piece of sintra to reinforce the bottom of the T.  Ill be leaving a slim gap at the bottom, to slide the visor material into.  This Nite Owl will be getting the new color scheme, the copper and black.

Was finally able to meet up with Tyno Krast, and he is working to repair my original buyce.  He didnt even have it for an hour, and sent me progress pics.   The guy is awesome.  I cant wait to troop with that bucket again!!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #787 on: Oct 05, 2020, 03:13 PM »
Woo-hoo! Can't wait to see your classic Nite Owl back. I've missed that bucket like you wouldn't believe!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #788 on: Oct 05, 2020, 07:33 PM »
 
Woo-hoo! Can't wait to see your classic Nite Owl back. I've missed that bucket like you wouldn't believe!

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Thanks, vod.


Update: As promised...

This is why I need it fixed.  The green lines are where it cracked falling from a table at a con.  The peak of the visor was starting to curl in, while the cheeks started pulling away.
And thanks to Tyno...


It's back in shape.  And thankfully the repair isn't as drastic as I feared.

Now, on to the new buy'ce.
Here it is, fresh out of the box.

Trimmed out the visor, and am going to add a reinforcement to the bottom of the "T".


Grey Goblin Workshop does a killer job on their helmets!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #789 on: Oct 09, 2020, 12:09 PM »
Update:
Had an epiphany while talking to a friend about the kits.

I tried on the vest to see how things fit, and found the vest was still well-fit, but the plates (while comforting, weight wise) were uncomfortable.  Id forgotten how the corners of the collar stabbed me in the shoulders, and the ab plate was cut cockeyed. So, new plan.

Mk.III is going to be a Post Imperial version of Zulu.  And, to comply with the CRLs, the duster will be hung up, till such time as they allow it.  I will still be working towards Assassin and Pistoleer brigades with this kit, and this is where my OG Nite Owl and ComMando will live.

As for the second Nite Owl, that will now be for a second build, possibly for Medic brigade.  If anyone has ever seen the Cleveland EMS vehicles, theyll know the color scheme.

Pics to come.

Update:  Pics are here.

The rare Straka Selfie has appeared!

This is what happens when steel and magnets are left alone for years.

Sketch of the chest plates I'd like to build.  Still to be in my classic black and orange.

Now, this is what I've done so far.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #790 on: Oct 11, 2020, 08:26 AM »
Mini photo dump!
The coolness!





And the disappointment...


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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #791 on: Oct 11, 2020, 01:34 PM »
Are those bubbles in the visor? You can sometimes get rid of bubbles in adhesive film by puncturing them (preferably in a hidden spot) with a pin and then shrinking the film with a hair dryer.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #792 on: Oct 18, 2020, 11:41 AM »
Yeah.  Going to try a couple things before I go cutting on it.

Switched back to my original vest.  At least until I can make its replacement.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #793 on: Oct 21, 2020, 11:43 PM »
Yeah.  Going to try a couple things before I go cutting on it.

Switched back to my original vest.  At least until I can make its replacement.

your looking  good love the colors XD and the vest  looks  great keep it  up  :like:

Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #794 on: Oct 22, 2020, 02:40 AM »
Looking good mate, I like that blue . A deep dark blue always reminds me of the bespin security gaurd figure....the good ol days 🤔
Keep it up

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