Screw Mounting Wickedbeard Armor Part 1
The moment I saw Gav’s turorial, http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=20322, I decided I was going to screw-mount my armor. It’s just to cool looking not to. Thanks Gav.
This tutorial is really no different than Gav’s. What is different is the ease at which Wickedbeard Armor lends itself to template making and mounting. Though the armor is shaped, it is flexible enough to flatten out for template making. The templates are used to outline the armor onto your vest, FLAT. I did not, and do not recommend, flattening the shoulder armor. There is just too much curve there and you stand a good chance of ruining the part.
I was able to do most of this myself. But an extra set of hands will come in handy once in a while.
Some of the hardware and tools I used:
2. 6-32 x 3/8”L Counter Sunk Machine Screws.
3.#6 Flat Washers.
4.#6 Hex Nuts. Dome nut preferred.
5.3/16” Eyelets. Available at most craft / sewing stores. NOTE: Use GROMMETS, not eyelets. See Post #14 One site for example: http://grommetkits.com/
6.Long straight edge. Just for making the centerline.
7.Hole punch. I used a Tandy tool. I don’t recommend punching the holes with just a pointed tool.
8.Rotary Hole Punch. Used for punching holes in templates.