Help with Knee attachment needed

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Help with Knee attachment needed

    Hi guys

    Getting very close to finishing my SE Boba now. I need to sort out the best attachment method for vac formed knees. Can anyone make a suggestion?

    I was thinking snaps one one side attached to the armour and the elastic attached to some plastic with the snap on the plastic, with the other side fixed some how?

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    Just use snaps on an elastic band on both sides. You'll only ever need to remove one side to get them on.

    -C

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    Put the snap through the elastic? Will it not work free?

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    I use velcro on the backs of the knees
    another piece is sewn on the jumpsuit
    they stay in place no problem

    The elastic strap on mine is for show only
    just double the elastic back on itself
    then put the snap through that part
    glue the other half of the snap on your knees
    very simple

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    mine are elastic and velcro. the elastic is glued in on one side and velcros on the other. but the strap is really just ornamental. there's a big square of velcro on the inside of the armor, and a matching square on the knee of my suit. that holds it, even if the strap isn't closed. the velcro connection to the suit also keeps them from sliding or twisting.

    at some point i've been meaning to replace the velcro with just a glued in strap on both ends. then i could just slide it up my leg and put it in place.

    snaps sound good too. pretty much whatever you are comfortable doing.

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    I'll take a photo of mine and post later. Here are the steps i used:

    - Attach "female" side of two snaps -- one each near outside edges on both sides of the inside of the knee. I used CA glue for this.
    - Attach the "Male" side of one of the snaps to a length of elastic band on one side. You can either cut a length you know will be more than long enough or just take the better part of the roll and attach the male snap to the end.
    - You attach the male side like you would to any fabric. Punch a small hole, put the middle of the backing through (so most of it is still on the other side of the fabric), the male snap top over it (so that top side is on the other side of the elastic), and use the setting tool to fasten the male snap parts in place.
    - Snap that side into the female snap on one side of the knee.
    - Put the knee armor in place and pull the elastic taut, so you can see where to cut it to get the right length.
    - Cut the elastic and secure the other male end to the opposite end of the elastic.

    All done! Takes about 5 minutes. I'll put photos of mine up shortly.

    -Chris

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    Thanks Chris, and everyone, very helpful. I have ali knee darts so may add the velcro too.

    I used epoxy putty to hold it with my custom, but it came off and I ended up super gluing the putty back on. Wanted to get a better method, and now I have.

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    This helps tremendously.

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    Re: Help with Knee attachment needed

    This is a great thread! I was trying to invent all kinds of ideas and these were all far simpler!

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