Little help on Wez armor

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Little help on Wez armor

Postby tk4013 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:54 am

I'm trying to attach the feathers to the armor, from the pictures it seems there attached to the padding, not the armor. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to accomplish this? And yes I can glue it no shit, I'm looking at a better way, maybe using mechanical fasteners of some type, I'd like somthing that won't pull off.

Also, any tips on making Wez's belt would be much appreciated, "as far as the actual construction itself", I have the parts.

Thanks for any iMput ;)
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby MFP 2020 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:11 pm

You mock me, sir. :)
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby HUMVEE Driver » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:54 pm

Just wait for Karol to chime in; he'll set you straight on how to do it.

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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby tk4013 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:08 pm

MadMaxImages wrote:You mock me, sir. :)


I would never :P
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby TK1087 » Thu May 27, 2010 6:40 pm

Like Humvee Driver said, wait for Karol. He is the king of Wez.
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby Karol » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:44 pm

TK4013,

Sorry - not sure if I ever saw this thread on here until now. You know, you can always e-mail me instead of using the forum and hoping I see the post! ;)

From screen caps, you can see the feathers are tied onto the pads. The feathers are first attached to strips of what looks like leather and then the strips are fastened on with string. What I did: I cut a couple pieces of leather about 6 x 2.5". I sewed on 2 strings, about 4 inches apart, to only one side of the strips. I folded the leather long ways and then used 2000 lb super epoxy (or maybe I just sewed it?) to attach 3 six-inch layers of feather trim inside. I then used the strings to tie the strips down to the pads nice and snug. I know I tied it to the inside padding only on the front, but not sure what I did on the back. That's probably confusing, so e-mail me and I'll draw out a diagram.

The belt is also kind of hard to describe. Basically, you will never get away with only using the carpet padding. You HAVE to back it up with something or it will tear. I would back up the whole strip of carpet padding first with something like black cotton poplin fabric. You just glue it on with a spray glue like 3M Super 77/Super 90 or use Barge cement. Then you back up the top half or so of the carpet padding strip with leather. You attach the leather simply by using the cone studs with the bend-back prongs (I used 3/8" cone studs available thru studsandspikes.com). Then you rivet the 6 straps to the belt through all of the layers.

I sold my pads last year, but I can get some photos of the belt for you, some screen caps, and some drawings this weekend if you e-mail me.
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby tk4013 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:50 pm

I understand what your explaining. Thanks Karol! :D
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Re: Little help on Wez armor

Postby Karol » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:54 pm

No problem!
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