Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Subscribe
  1. bobamaker's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    714
    Jul 19, 2007, 5:37 PM - Attaching Armour : Tutorial #1

    Just finished attaching my chest armour to the vest. i used steel eyelets, as can be seen on the ILM props. i bought the eyelets from a 'Hobbycraft' store, they are very easy to attach, everything is included in the pack except a hammer.

    You can trace around your own armour onto cardboard for a template, but make sure that you keep the same curvature or the holes in your jacket won't line up with the bolts on your armour when finished.

    Just a note: If you wish to troop in your armour you will need to cut off any excess bolt when finished (a dremel will do the job), get the bolt as short as possible so it won't dig into you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_01.jpg 
Views:	8077 
Size:	38.1 KB 
ID:	19002   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_02.jpg 
Views:	8038 
Size:	29.5 KB 
ID:	19003   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_03.jpg 
Views:	7134 
Size:	32.3 KB 
ID:	19004  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_04.jpg 
Views:	7670 
Size:	34.0 KB 
ID:	19005   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_05.jpg 
Views:	7671 
Size:	45.9 KB 
ID:	19006   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_06.jpg 
Views:	6844 
Size:	37.6 KB 
ID:	19007  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_07.jpg 
Views:	6911 
Size:	37.1 KB 
ID:	19008   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_08.jpg 
Views:	7159 
Size:	37.0 KB 
ID:	19009   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_09.jpg 
Views:	6930 
Size:	40.0 KB 
ID:	19010  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Attach_Armour_10.jpg 
Views:	8210 
Size:	34.7 KB 
ID:	19011  
  2. mrgr8ness's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,604
    Jul 19, 2007, 5:48 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #2

    Cool!
  3. Dark Amon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    250
    Jul 19, 2007, 6:06 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #3

    good job Daz !
    i search how i fix my bobamaker armor on my flak jacket now i see the answer ! but can i fix the bolt without maked a hole ?
  4. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,861
    Jul 19, 2007, 6:36 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #4

    Very good idea, DAZ!

    Got a question for people trooping in the armor. After walking around and putting the armor on and off for multiple events, there may be chance one of the bolts may come loose. Would you recommend using a thread-locker (like medium strength lock-tight) to prevent this from happening?
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,738
    Jul 19, 2007, 6:42 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #5

    Using a dab of hot glue on the end would keep it fastened and provide a little cushion from the bolt head.
  6. never_ending_fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,158
    Jul 19, 2007, 7:57 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #6

    Great Idea! And I really like your addition of the hot glue MandaloreFett, just peel the glue off when you need to and reglue it. Hot glue's cheap. I think this is the route i'll end up going.
  7. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,032
    Jul 19, 2007, 8:38 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #7

    Awesome tutorial Daz!
  8. Keegan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    548
    Jul 19, 2007, 9:00 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #8

    Great job Daz! I have been meaning to do a tutorial on this forever.

    If anyone is curious, I know how to make it with a pretty accurate pattern for attachment, and many other things too if anyone is intrested.

    Can't wait to see your finished costume!
  9. Seven's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    607
    Jul 19, 2007, 9:01 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #9

    Really nice to see this method being so nicely laid out. If anyone asks, this is the way to go. Thank you BM!
  10. Fetthunter's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    2,215
    Jul 20, 2007, 1:19 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #10

    Quote MandalorFett said: View Post
    Using a dab of hot glue on the end would keep it fastened and provide a little cushion from the bolt head.

    Or, you could use a cap nut. It screws on, and has a rounded head. No mess, and it doesn't dig into you. Drop of Loctite Threadlocker, and you're good to go!
  11. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Jul 20, 2007, 2:57 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #11

    Why would you need to take your armor off?
  12. bobamaker's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    714
    Jul 20, 2007, 9:13 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #12

    Hi

    Try these, they're called "locking end caps" or "star washers" these will be perfect These won't come off whilst trooping.

    DAZ

    Quote Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Very good idea, DAZ!

    Got a question for people trooping in the armor. After walking around and putting the armor on and off for multiple events, there may be chance one of the bolts may come loose. Would you recommend using a thread-locker (like medium strength lock-tight) to prevent this from happening?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Washers.jpg 
Views:	3184 
Size:	12.5 KB 
ID:	19034  
  13. mandalore697's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    956
    Jul 20, 2007, 9:31 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #13

    Great tutorial Daz, I'll definitely be doing this for my armour.....

    ...just when I think I'm done, something else comes along!!
  14. Mojo-Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,783
    Jul 20, 2007, 10:26 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #14

    Great tutorial Daz... :thumbup
  15. never_ending_fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,158
    Jul 20, 2007, 1:07 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #15

    Quote dung0beetle said: View Post
    Why would you need to take your armor off?

    after hours of trooping in the heat wearing (maybe) a t-shirt, then the jumpsuit, then the padded vest, then a layer of some sort of plastic or other hard material to hold in the heat and the vest is bound to get stinky. If not you could end up spilling something on it or having someone spill something on you.
  16. Mojo-Fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,783
    Jul 20, 2007, 1:23 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #16

    I think DB was being sarcy...
  17. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Jul 21, 2007, 12:41 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #17

    I couldn't find the sarcasm smiley...
  18. SaxeCoburg's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    863
    Jul 21, 2007, 9:56 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #18

    That's cool... I more or less did the same with the grommets on my ESB Boba. What I like is I can get the vest really tight up against the back of the armour, no gap like I had with snaps or velcro
  19. Ronin677's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,903
    Jul 23, 2007, 10:50 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #19

    Just when i needed a better method, you come up with the goods . Thanks Daz

    oh the new method will work wonders with some new armour i am about to order expect the order any day soon daz
  20. shabad's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    357
    Jul 23, 2007, 11:10 AM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #20

    Great method Daz, I think I'll upgrade to this with my current armor even before I upgrade to my newer armor. I also really like your tutorial method, very easy to follow.
  21. mixmastermace's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    123
    Jul 23, 2007, 2:11 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #21

    What about those of us that don't have resin copies of our armor lying around?

    How do you mark the holes in that case? Or do you just make paper/cardboard copies?
  22. younginfett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    109
    Jul 23, 2007, 3:06 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #22

    looks nice Daz i used the good ol snap method and that worked well but this is great
  23. mandosoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    755
    Aug 26, 2007, 3:07 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #23

    How would I make resin copies? anyway to do it with stuff around the house?

    Quote bobamaker said: View Post
    Just finished attaching my chest armour to the vest. i used steel eyelets, as can be seen on the ILM props. i bought the eyelets from a 'Hobbycraft' store, they are very easy to attach, everything is included in the pack except a hammer.

    You can trace around your own armour onto cardboard for a template, but make sure that you keep the same curvature or the holes in your jacket won't line up with the bolts on your armour when finished.

    Just a note: If you wish to troop in your armour you will need to cut off any excess bolt when finished (a dremel will do the job), get the bolt as short as possible so it won't dig into you.
  24. never_ending_fett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,158
    Sep 1, 2007, 4:39 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #24

    How do you go about this with the collar and back armor bolts? What I mean is do you have a seperate attachment point for the collar armor to the vest that is different from where the collar and back armor connect with the "keyboard key" bolts/studs. And following this same train of thought, when you are attching the backplate you can't really use this method can you? How could you screw it on once the vest is on you? Would you just use velcro or snaps then on the back along with the bolts/studs?

    I hope I made this clear...not sure how best to ask this...i'll wait to attach the collar and back until I get that all figured out i guess.
  25. mandosoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    755
    Sep 1, 2007, 6:12 PM - Re: Attaching Armour : Tutorial #25

    the collar should overlap with the backplate, therefore you can make the studs into bolts themselves. This way you can bold on the cape and have a hinge like atachment, the rest of it is snaps or velcro.

Similar Threads

  1. How To Scale Your Pepakura Armour-Tutorial
    By Xtreme TACTICS in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jan 16, 2010, 10:59 PM
  2. Re-attaching boot spikes, need help with attaching aluminium!
    By Lisa in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Nov 21, 2009, 4:15 PM
  3. Attaching Shin Armour?
    By chansplace in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan 26, 2009, 11:31 PM
  4. attaching your shin armour
    By jangojohn in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: Nov 23, 2008, 9:24 AM
  5. Would a tutorial w/pics actually help?-Added vest tutorial
    By LisaFett in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Oct 31, 2002, 10:27 PM