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Milimar Nilstro (Chris smith)
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning all I hope you had a good break well busy one for me
lets see….. I have altered the fixing of the leg flairs after issues with my sons original ones
I think this will be much better.



I have moved forward with the weathering / ageing of my helmet and I must say for a 1st go I am not at all
disappointed. going to “sand it a bit then seal “ …. job done on the outside any way, visor etc. to add next.








Well Flak Vest saga I have altered as suggested hear on the wip I have also moved the bottom strap down from where it was fixed by the manufacturer and I thinks it’s better more as the sample imagers posted on hea. I have also made the neck strap more parallel not tapering in as per these images.

Well what do we think folks game on or ???????







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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far, keep it up!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry not posted for a while but been busy.....

Comments please, would be much appreciated ?






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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking good so far. Nice job! Smile

I do notice a few things. For one, the buckle on the back strap of your chestbox should be a silver metal slide inside of a plastic slide-release buckle. And also, is your vest a little transparent or something? It looks like the shoulder straps are visible through the back of it, but I can't tell if the material is thin or if, for some reason, the material is just clinging really tightly to the shoulder straps going down it and making them stick through. If it is transparent you should back the vest with some white material to turn it opaque. And lastly, the bottom edge of the back of your vest is a bit long. It should be trimmed down to around 1/2" to 3/4".
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi very many thanks for the feedback much appreciated.

1. I have changed out the ladder slide please see images below.

2. I read this in the tutorial "What I believe to be an original ANH vest has the shoulder straps starting at the bottom of the front and going all the way over to the bottom of the back.
The Empire and Jedi versions had the shoulder straps cut off and new, wider ones attached at the top edges, but you can still see the original straps in the vest. ( some have mistaken these for smaller wires )
The straps are in a "V" shape in most vests, but there appears to also be at least one that on the back they are attached straight vertically

I will back the vest with some white cotton fabric. That is my fault as the fabric is in fact the ballistic nylon it is slightly transparent. Plus I mistook the straps as being slightly visible as the image from the tutorial. But I will back the vest if that ok ?
My only worry I backing the Vest will not stop the straps from being visible as its the front fabric you can see them through this would this then mean making totally new vest ???

3. I was not 100% sure of the drop at the back so I left it slightly on the deeper side I will open the hem and re hem 1\4" higher to make it 3/4"







I will the re - submit images if I my please pre clearance ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi quick update following comments I have altered the rear of the flak vest to 3/4".
I have lined the back of the vest as loosened it a bit too.





Thoughts please.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you can't actually see through the vest-- like if you wear it you shouldn't be able to see the color of the coveralls peeking through it-- then you should be fine. I think that the vest guide is just showing how the shoulder straps are positioned on the back of the vest, but again, as long as you can't see through the vest it should be just fine, even if there is some impression of the straps through the material.

Looking at your latest pictures I think it's looking just fine! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,

Fully understand many thanks that's a massive relief Thank you.
I have lined it in any case.
I hope to get some new photos issue end of this week.
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