Attaching Shin Armour?Subscribe
  1. chansplace's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Jan 26, 2009, 6:56 PM - Attaching Shin Armour? #1

    I'm in the process of working out attachments for the leg armour. I recently read that most people cut slits and thread elastic in behind the leg under the jumpsuit to attach the shin armour.

    I was trying to think of a method that would eliminate the need to cut slits, and i came up with this. the elastic runs inside the jumpsuit and is permanently attached at each side with snaps/press studs. then you simply snap on the shin on either side. no need to cut slits, but I will have the strapping permanently attached and will need to punch holes for the press studs.

    So thoughts please on this idea before i go ahead?

    Last edited by chansplace; Jan 26, 2009 at 7:05 PM. Reason: change title
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    Jan 26, 2009, 7:04 PM - Re: Jango Shin Armour #2

    I've wondered about that possibility myself; you'll just have to be very careful putting the jumpsuit on so that you don't rip the elastic right out. Otherwise, I can't really think of a reason why it shouldn't work at the moment.
  4. chansplace's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2009, 7:07 PM - Re: Jango Shin Armour #3

    my concern for slitting the jumpsuit was that it might tear if not reinforced, so for those that have used this method, do you get the slit stitched as a buttonhole?

    I havent used press studs on plain material before, so I'm wondering how they would hold up, would it be as prone to tearing as above or would i need to reinforce it with anything?
    Last edited by chansplace; Jan 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM.
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2009, 9:40 PM - Re: Attaching Shin Armour? #4

    I used iron on denim patches on the inside and just cut a 1-2" slit. I've washed the heck out of that suit and never had a problem. Interesting idea, make sure the elsatic is tight enough, and the snaps will hold under the pressure. Might want to back the snap a little so the fabric doesn't fatigue and start to tear.
  6. Foxbatkllr's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: Jango Shin Armour #5

    The slits on the real suit are buttonhole stitched. There may be reinforcement too. But if done properly there won't be any tearing on the slits.
  7. SEEKER's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2009, 10:31 PM - Re: Attaching Shin Armour? #6

    I suggest adding the snap on the shin armor closer to the front of your shin.

    It shin armor will be a bit tighter around your real shin. Remember to attach everything before adding the slits.
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