Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

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    Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    Finally got to work on some soft parts because I was off yesterday. The armor is progressing but you know how it is when you work on one thing too long and start to lose focus, so I began work on the vest , ammo belt w/ pouches and girth belt. I am thinking of attaching the kama to the girth belt.By the way.. thanx to BatNinja for the templates on the pouches. I made these from his tutorial, my balsa wood was slightly larger than listed on the tutorial so I had to mod them a bit , but I wanted to show some appreciation for those who spend their time trying to help the rest of us.THANX!
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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    I used the same material when i made my very first Fett ammo belt! (still have a ton left too!) Is it from Walmart? This is looking good!

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    yes, the infamous wal-mart. How did yours hold up?

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    I eventually got a real leather belt... the material itself holds up but I found that it was a bit hard to glue down. I should probably have some sort of contact cement instead of craft glue. I have since given that belt away.

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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    more progress today, I now have 8 completed ammo pouches , 90% on the belt, I also cut out my kama and got some work done on the girth belt. It is getting pretty late now, so I'll get some pics up tomorrow

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    i made my belt from the exact same material. and i made it from batninjas thread to...

    how did your velcro hold up to the weight of the belt?? just wondering

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    I got the "industrial strength" velcro with the sticky back from walmart. It is 1.5 inches wide by 4 inches long,and I put two pieces back to back giving me 8 inches of velcro surface on each end. I stuck the velcro and also sewed it. I actually completed it last night, I'll try and get a couple pics up tonight.

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    k cool. sounds good

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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    pics of the finished belt and pouches
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    Kama and helmet skirt
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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    Good job on the belt!

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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    Thanx!!

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    edit post
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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    you were making such steady progress, is there a reason for the sudden turn around?

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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    Yeah, in short I am working on this and a boba...I feel the need to send money to my grandfather monthly to help out with some expenses and I can't manage both builds anymore. Thanks for the many comments and compliments!

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    Re: Flak vest, and ammo pouches progress

    understood, sucks to see it go but priorities must be maintained otherwise they wouldn't be priorities! Good luck with the sale.

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    Oooh I'm gonna keep checking this one

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