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    Dec 26, 2014, 7:55 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #51

    Quote crumdum said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    I am looking at doing this with my armor, but I was wondering what to do with the center most chest armor piece? Did you use magnets on this or velcro?
    I used a smaller magnet on that one
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    Jan 1, 2015, 1:58 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #52

    RDK, did you use more of the 5lb magnets then you did the bigger ones. My pilot math tells me that 2 5lb magnets would be just as strong as 1 10 lb magnet. So guys who are worried about trooping could if nessisary, just add a few more of the small ones without worrying about the over powering effect of the big ones.

    Now this is usualy the point of my day when a flight test engineer tell me my math is wrong and calls me a meat servo.
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    Jan 1, 2015, 2:28 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #53

    Nope, I used the same amount of the 5lbs as I did of the bigger ones due to the sizes and shapes of the armor. It worked out perfectly.
    You can try your method too though, let us know how it works out
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    Jan 4, 2015, 1:40 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #54

    N00b here.. What is a BN Vest?
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    Jan 4, 2015, 2:08 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #55

    batninja vest. He is a member here that used to make vests.
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    Jan 4, 2015, 7:58 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #56

    Q: How well does it keep spacing during movement? Ie, how to keep an even spacing between plates during heavy movement..?
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    Jan 4, 2015, 9:10 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #57

    In my experience, the armor does not shift at all during movement or trooping
  9. Jan 20, 2015, 1:23 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #58

    just gotta keep credit and id cards clear.... or roomkey cards if your at a con. My wife used magnets on a Cammy costume that ruined our room card on several days of dragoncon
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    Jan 20, 2015, 6:26 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #59

    ^same.
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    Jan 20, 2015, 7:23 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #60

    Quote djminor said: View Post
    just gotta keep credit and id cards clear.... or roomkey cards if your at a con. My wife used magnets on a Cammy costume that ruined our room card on several days of dragoncon
    Wow, good to know. I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks for the info
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    Jan 20, 2015, 9:09 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #61

    Great thread, thanks all the advice. Has anyone used magnets on shin armour and cod pieces? A bit of an odd question, but in the case of the latter is it advisable not to apply magnets round about the area the cod piece protects?
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    Jan 22, 2015, 11:16 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #62

    Very god idea 😉
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    Apr 20, 2015, 12:25 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #63

    I just ordered some magnets, so let's see how it works when they get here.
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    Apr 20, 2015, 5:18 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #64

    Keep us posted! ��
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    Apr 20, 2015, 5:28 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #65

    I am thinking of attaching magnets to the inside of the vest, so the armor pieces would go to the correct spot. I was thinking of using iron on patches to attach the magnets because I don't know how to sew.
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    Apr 20, 2015, 11:48 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #66

    You don't have to do that. You can just move the plates around to where you want them and they'll stay put
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    Apr 21, 2015, 4:05 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #67

    Hey guys, I was looking up these magnets and was about to buy from apexmagnets like RDK suggested and then I figured I should check amazon first because apexmagmets sells them as a set of 10 for $11.99. I checked amazon and saw the same set of 10 being sold by a company called Emovendo for $5.86 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001KV...=AC_SX200_QL40). I figured Emovendo might be a cheap brand or something so I googled them to see if I could find any info on them and it looks like they are now apexmagnets.

    Just wanted to share this info with you all to help you save a few dollars.
  19. Apr 21, 2015, 3:10 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #68

    Excellent thread, RKD! I will definitely use this method once I start my first build. I think I might sew in the magnets on back of the vest because with my luck I would eventually lose pieces when taking armor and flight suit off at the end of the day for a wash haha
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    Apr 28, 2015, 8:13 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #69

    really informative. good thread. thnx
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    May 8, 2015, 12:29 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #70

    Im going to try this method witch sounds better then ripping velcrow off everytime. going to try this as soon as bobamaker sends my armor
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    May 10, 2015, 1:19 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #71

    After suiting down for the first time with the magnets holding the chest armor in place, I found that 4 or 5 of them stuck to the metal bits of my jetpack harness. I'm going to have to put these magnets back and probably reposition some of the chest armor. Has anyone else run into this issue?
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    May 10, 2015, 8:23 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #72

    i never even thought about magnets, this is genious and a very clean easy way to take off and put on armor. I have a question though, what about the back armor? Seems the harness and pack would knock it off even with strong magnets?
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    Jun 10, 2015, 10:24 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #73

    Quote JBFETT said: View Post
    i never even thought about magnets, this is genious and a very clean easy way to take off and put on armor. I have a question though, what about the back armor? Seems the harness and pack would knock it off even with strong magnets?
    I'm going the magnet route too but from what I remember from my last build, I don't think it's needed. The collar and back armor "lock" at the shoulder studs and the harness coming out the back armor grooves, jetpack, and gravity will pretty much do the rest to to keep it from moving....I think.
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    Jun 13, 2015, 6:28 AM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #74

    Hi guys
    As a newbie getting ready to my first TDH build, i have been reading all the build threads and getting a bit confused. I read this thread and i have made the decision to go down magnets route as this seems easiest way. I am in the UK is anyone able to point me in the right direction as to magnet suppliers here, as i am unsure what type of magnet is best as there seems to be quite a few different types people are using.
    cheers
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    Jun 25, 2015, 12:59 PM - Re: Chest armor utilizing magnet attachment method #75

    I use magnets of a different kind. I found them at a seamstress location and they're used for clothing. They work great on my TK armor and so far, have worked great on my Fett.

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