Attach the leg armor

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    Attach the leg armor

    Hi,

    I'm having problems attaching the armor on the legs (below the knees).
    Have anyone a good solution to get the armor to stay tight against the leg, and not just to the flightsuit?
    I was thinking on putting velcro on to a pair if high socks so they will stuck to the flightsuit....

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    I remember reading somewhere that the original costume had straps that went under the flightsuit and attached to the leg armor. It means making button holes in the flightsuit, but if they're behind the armor parts it won't matter.

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    Have a read of this post by WHOJEDI : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=2788

    Basically it's a rundown on the actual costume.

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    I have used snaps and velcro as a backup.

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    Thx all for your help.

    I found the old threat, that was great
    Yes, I believe straps would be a good idea,But the orginal suit wasn't built for trooping, so I think I will use vecro as a buckup as JF76 says.

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    This might be the wrong place but your talking about Leg Armor so i was curious where you got your leg armor or if you made it? Thanks.

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    Katua Fett said:
    This might be the wrong place but your talking about Leg Armor so i was curious where you got your leg armor or if you made it? Thanks.
    I got mine from eBay together with the rest of the body armor. It's made of sintra. It was two years ago, and it was the first thing I bought on my suit.
    I got it all for 60$ and I thought I could to the whole suit very cheap...
    But now two years later I have spent over 1200$
    The armor wasn't that good, I hade to trim it a lot as it was too big...

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    Swedolorian said:
    I got it all for 60$ and I thought I could to the whole suit very cheap...
    But now two years later I have spent over 1200$
    I can attest to that....

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    Swedolorian said:
    I got mine from eBay together with the rest of the body armor. It's made of sintra. It was two years ago, and it was the first thing I bought on my suit.
    I got it all for 60$ and I thought I could to the whole suit very cheap...
    But now two years later I have spent over 1200$
    The armor wasn't that good, I hade to trim it a lot as it was too big...
    Man, that´s the same I did. A full sintra armor was the first thing i bought. I also thought the whole costume would be very cheap, but later come the gauntlets, jet pack, a good codpiece, pintures, sprays, belts, flak vest, dremel to cut pieces, broken visors..,, Yeh, i have spent around 1400 $

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    Re: Attach the leg armor

    So from what I have read, I take it that the straps attach to the leg armor with snaps but then the straps goes through the jumpsuit and then around your actually leg (when i say actuall i mean skin or some sort of high sock) So im thinking of using some appoxy to put the snaps on the armor, any thoughts?

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