Shackman Lights installation, How to?

  1. #1
    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    From
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,453

    Shackman Lights installation, How to?

    Hi all. I was lucky enough to pick up a set of Shackmans awesome lights and wanted to know the best way to install/mount them behind the armour?

    The last set had a sponge backing on an I could just tape them in.

    Thanks for you help, Rob.

  2. #2

    Re: Shackman Lights installation, How to?

    mine is taped in with duct tape. hasn't moved in over a year of heavy trooping.

    you can mostly see it here:



    i put one board behind each breast plate, and have the battery running down to my hip pouch. i think i spliced a longer battery lead in to make that reach, but i could be wrong.

  3. #3
    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    From
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,453

    Re: Shackman Lights installation, How to?

    Thanks buddy. I was going to go with a board behind each plate, but was going to have two inch or so 'button holes' in the vest and have the wire pass through the vest. This will leave the boards taped to the back of the armour and protected by the vest. Was not sure about putting tape directly to the back of the boards so thanks for that.

    Rob.

  4. #4

    Re: Shackman Lights installation, How to?

    I found that having the board between vest and armor made the armor stick out too much. I have a fairly large diameter chest for my overall size though, so that's more of an issue on me than it would be on someone smaller.

  5. #5
    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    From
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    1,453

    Re: Shackman Lights installation, How to?

    I have vac formed armour with a lip around the edge and 'hollow' area, if you follow. I think I may get away with it, but if not will follow suit with yours.

    Cheers, Rob.

Similar Threads

  1. Boba Chest Lights, TK-409 or Shackman?
    By zorak in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Nov 23, 2006, 3:53 PM
  2. Visor Installation
    By Bortas69 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 20, 2006, 2:43 AM
  3. Problem with my Shackman Lights
    By T-Bone in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jul 18, 2005, 7:59 AM
  4. shackman lights
    By patiam69 in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Aug 15, 2004, 1:22 PM
  5. Shackman's Lights
    By Duh in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: Feb 23, 2004, 1:41 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •