Hi all !
I'm currently working on the armor. I bought an Bobamaker's one which is amazing.
After having read lots of threads, i begin my work.
Threads which have inspired me are :
- Attaching armour : tutorial
- Stormtrooperguy' rotj armor rattlecancolors (for the method).
My first step is : how to attach armor on the flakvest ?
I saw differents methods. Some members use velcro but i have a friend who have an biker scout costume and he always has problems of armor parts which fall.
Perhaps the velcro he uses is bad but as my armor is in fiberglass, i cannot allow that a part falls.
So i'm going to use bolts.
The most difficult, i think, is to transfert correctly the marks between the vest and the armor.So i decided to make a pattern using cardboard :
1 - I put the collar on cardboard and i drew the outline of the part.
2 - I cut the shape leaving about 2 centimeters around .
3 - Then i use a wet sponge to soften the cardboard until it have consistency of dough. I use clamps to maintain the cardboard on the collar until the drying is complete (a airdryer is a good idea to make drying quickier).
4 - When drying is complete, i draw outline of the collar again and i cut the shape :
and here's a copy of the collar at no cost.
5 - But, for me, the rigidity was not sufficient so i try to use a product to harden damaged wood. I tried this product last summer to fix a door and it worked very well. It's make with epoxy resin very liquid so it penetrates in the material.
with a brush, i dabbed the cardboard until it's filled with product(i use plastic film to protect the collar).
I have to wait 24 hours before testing it
If it's works, i will make the 3 holes for attachment.