Upgraded flak vest

Ronin677

Well-Known Hunter
Hi all. Just wanted some feedback on my 2nd attempt at scratch building a flak vest. Don't hold back ;)


They grey one is the old one (and yes i have also upgraded the dodgy looking jump suit for a screen accurate one:lol: )

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Ronin677

Well-Known Hunter
GCNgamer128 said:
Great Job Ronin! I get a PM about every two weeks because someone wants your designs, I always give them out, but I always credit you!!

thanks mate, thats really kind of you. the plans were really simple to do and i think every single person on this forum could have done the same, thanks for comments though:)

btw i ended up using the sleeve templates from this thread http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=9926&highlight=flak+vest (just found my own design suited me for the vest itself). one last thing, my original design for the vest possibly needs an extra inch of material on the bottom.
 
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Ronin677

Well-Known Hunter
mrgr8ness said:
Awesome job! Looks like it has a zipper too. So when is the run?;)

mmm!!!! let me see :lol:

you are right it does have a zipper.

btw i'd like to thank the very kind person on this forum for selling me the material. they know who they are, so thanks :cheers
 

Ronin677

Well-Known Hunter
here she is all done (just the collar studs to put on, and weathering on the shoulders)


the right hand plates looks slightly on the wonk but is ok once the vest is on.

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stonerook

Active Hunter
Ronin677 said:
and my weathered shoulders :)


looking good!

You may want to mask off the skull decal and mist some black onto it.

stand back about 3 feet and apply light mist clouds to it.

check each time till you get the desired look.


then - wait about 20 mins - then using a sharp needle or similar tool, make the "white" scratches on it - just scrape off the paint.

the rest of the bells are not misted - hence the masking off.
 

skygunbro

Active Hunter
Ronin677 said:
mmm!!!! let me see :lol:

you are right it does have a zipper.

btw i'd like to thank the very kind person on this forum for selling me the material. they know who they are, so thanks :cheers

Well if I would have know you were going to be competition I would have never sold you the material....lol :lol:
Excellent job! looks very nice and you should be proud of your accomplishment-JAson
Did you have alot left over?
 

Ronin677

Well-Known Hunter
Hi Jason - thanks for the compliments mate. However i think i still have a way to go to achieve the same quality gear as you :)

I had about 3/4 of a meter of material left over so had plenty:) btw i didn't mention you in name in the previous entry as i wasn't sure of protocol about naming ppl without their permission, but to set the matter right everyone Skygunbro is one seriously cool individual (y) (y) (y)
 

skygunbro

Active Hunter
Ronin677 said:
Hi Jason - thanks for the compliments mate. However i think i still have a way to go to achieve the same quality gear as you :)

I had about 3/4 of a meter of material left over so had plenty:) btw i didn't mention you in name in the previous entry as i wasn't sure of protocol about naming ppl without their permission, but to set the matter right everyone Skygunbro is one seriously cool individual (y) (y) (y)

Thanks...All I did is send some material you did the work... :cheers
 
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