Just finished attaching my chest armour to the vest. i used steel eyelets, as can be seen on the ILM props. i bought the eyelets from a 'Hobbycraft' store, they are very easy to attach, everything is included in the pack except a hammer.
You can trace around your own armour onto cardboard for a template, but make sure that you keep the same curvature or the holes in your jacket won't line up with the bolts on your armour when finished.
Just a note: If you wish to troop in your armour you will need to cut off any excess bolt when finished (a dremel will do the job), get the bolt as short as possible so it won't dig into you.
I have a question.
Do you find that the vest material holds up ok to the stress of the eyelets?
Do you think that a reinforcement in the area of the eyelet would be helpful?
Could you please send a diagram to me of where you place the eyelets.
I am considering adding reinforcement to my vests, before they are sewn together.
Do you think that the location of the eyelets would be about the same for everyone?
What I am think of is placing a reinforcing patch, on the inside of the vest, that would be under the locations of where the eyelet will go.
So, if the eyelet will be withing a 2 inch radius, I could add this to the vest and the actual eyelet, could be adjusted to the individual the the reinforcing fabric would still be in a good place to do the job.
Everyone........please let me know your opinions.
where can I find the eyelets at ? I've looked everywhere and all the ones I can find are too large for the job.....