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    Mar 26, 2014, 4:40 PM - Flak vest material? #1

    Hello everyone.
    I am still a rather recent member and I am working on an ESB Fett. This my first set of armour and I wondered if anyone could tell me what sort of fabric is usually used on the flak vest?
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    Mar 26, 2014, 5:13 PM - Re: Flak vest material? #2

    We refer the the material as "tackle twill" it is a medium weight non-stretch fabric with a silky feel. It will have a shiny and less shiny side. One popular vest maker uses a fabric called Peau de Soie which is very close. Any heavy weight and durable costume satin will work though.
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    Mar 26, 2014, 5:34 PM - Re: Flak vest material? #3

    Thank you very much. Should the fabric be doubled or anything or will one layer be enough?
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    Mar 26, 2014, 7:20 PM - Re: Flak vest material? #4

    It should have a layer of quilt batting or filler between the inside liner and outside tackle twill layer.
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    Mar 26, 2014, 9:24 PM - Re: Flak vest material? #5

    Makes sense. Thanks a lot! I will post pictures when I start a rough version (hopefully this weekend). Feedback and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Mar 26, 2014, 11:06 PM - Re: Flak vest material? #6

    Here's how I did mine, though it's not much of a tutorial.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/b...upgrade-46892/
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    Mar 27, 2014, 5:42 AM - Re: Flak vest material? #7

    Awesome! Thank you, that helps a lot!
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    Jun 11, 2014, 1:00 AM - Re: Flak vest material? #8

    Hi,

    I just wanna know if this material is O.K. for a Flak vest.

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