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  1. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Wow, that's even bigger then the one I proposed, judgeman... Good work, Eklam!
  2. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Been busy recently MC Shopping Bags (got some left, hinthint) Bigger Version of my HaM Pack, called "HaM +" Enough space in the outer pocket and Velcro in the inner: Messenger bag with Cobra Buckles: And a rather large order in CB and MC (and black, but forgot to take pics...):
  3. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Thanks CKinnerley! I know what you mean. The belt itself is 2" (50mm), I don't think a lot of pant have belt loops that big. I have 1.5" (38mm) webbing, but the belt loops are usually in the place where one would benefit the most from the padding (on the sides, right next to the hip bone). A pad for 1.5" might even fit through most loops, I'll do a proto when I'm not as busy as right now. Got another idea for a MOLLE/PALS compatible belt that is only 1.5" wide...
  4. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Finished an interesting job in January: A guy bought a Solidfox CPC and wanted me to replace all the PALS/MOLLE webbing with original Multicam webbing. Was quite interesting to take apart and to see how the Chinese guys made it. Build quality wasn't even that bad, they just used a a non-bonded thread. BTW this mod costs around the same as the carrier itself, but it's still cheaper than the original... And I bought some Cobra Buckles!
  5. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Sorry for the doublepost but:
  6. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Thanks guys! validtumoralarm: Well, you can. I take credit cards
  7. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Been busy Pencil case and wallet in MC And how an AK-Bandoleer gets done... And an AK-4mag-Chestrig
  8. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    OK, now the problem is that zippers should generally not be load-bearing. But because of the integrated(?) pouches, I don't see any room to add the webbing with anything else than a simple seam. And that's not optimal either... So: 1. Replace the zipper a. Find a similar separating zipper, open the seams, remove old zipper, add new zipper and sew. But your typical home machine will have troubles with that. b. Ask DBT to replace it and hope they'll do it for free. 2. Add buckles a. Do it yourself. Buy 1" buckles (2), some 1" webbing, and sew. But again, your homemachine will have troubles with it, and if you don't know what you're doing, you'll curse. A lot. You'll curse a lot on 1a. as well, forgot to add. b. Ask a sewing shop in your area to do it. So, if you like cursing and learning how to sew, 1a or 2a are your choices. If you like it do be done elegantly and you have some money to spare, 1b or 2b it is...
  9. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    judgeman, post some pics of it and I should be able to tell you more.
  10. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Sorry for the late response, I talked to Arnie and now got commercial status, yeeey! Price is around 150 CHF/USD, depending on extra features, without shipping. At the moment I have Coyote Brown and MultiCam. Unfortunately I cannot justify the expenses to add another pattern/color, because it would not only be fabric, but triglides, buckles, Mil-W-17337 webbing, elastic webbing, zippers, binding tape, velcro and paracord...
  11. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    @Bando: I'd love to, but I'm out of zipper glider/pulls. Only got black left, and an order from the states will take its time... Should I pm you when i get some? @Geri: I only use mil-spec webbing, fabric and thread + ITW / US Made plastic parts. But your friend's stuff looks amazing, especially the binding of the yoke! FYI, binding is considered the the most challenging sewing operation
  12. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Thanks! But from a sewing perspective it's just a big zippered pouch with some extras like shoulder straps I almost feel like I'm cheating, I started a "civilian" sewing shop this spring and have an industrial walking foot machine...
  13. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Did a small assault pack named HaM, Hydro and More 45cm x 25cm x 10cm, about 10 liters, PALS on the front and Sides, Hydroport on the top, Hydropouch inside and a small pouch on the outside for random small stuff!
  14. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Me got Multicam! Duro fabric / Texcel webbing And got a rubber stamp, just for the lolz! Looks clearer / more defined in real life.
  15. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Thanks guys! I bought it because i want to turn sewing into a business, would be crazy just for hobby purposes... I'll set up my shop next week and snap a pic! @squale: But I have a walking foot But all my gear so far has been made on a Pfaff 360 home sewing machine, so yours is definitely GTG.
  16. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Got a new toy today: Juki DNU-1541 Couldn't test it because of those stupid german plugs it came with...
  17. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Try rockywoods.com. Rather high prices but good selection and they sell by the yard, you don't have to buy full rolls. And they're nice folks! I recommend them for guys who are just starting to sew, and GSI for the "advanced" gearmakers who can justify to buy full rolls.
  18. spoeni

    Tanaka S&W M13 FBI

    Thank you! I think it should fit my bill.
  19. spoeni

    Tanaka S&W M13 FBI

    I Like! It has just the right size for a revolver, not too small and not too big. I thought about buying it, is it just a collector's piece or can it be used? Cheers
  20. spoeni

    SIG Picture Thread

    My TM SG552 Nothing fancy: - Stubby foregrip (G&P?) - Bushnell TRS-25 - Cut down the front sight a bit ( The reddot "dot" was blocked by the ring) - TK Twist Barrel - MOSFET + Lipo Future plans: Possibly a light tuning to 350 FPS, was thinking about a M100, steel bushings, silent piston head and spring guide. Suggestions? Cheers
  21. spoeni

    Pics of your Gear

    here you go, but its not my whole loadout! I quite like it, just the lowest pouch is not really a "fast drawer", would be good to put comms there (if I had some...). I'm also planing a flat admin pouch to put on the top square
  22. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    I know, I said that I use paper models for every new pouch/thingie/whatnot! I'm just saying that doing a quality piece of gear will be a bit more complicated than drawing a pattern, adding 1-2 cm at the edge, cut out and sew. I use diytactical a lot, but please don't go there and ask newbie questions! The guys there do it for a living and real soldiers and won't take it kindly if some airsofters ask questions that were answered a hundred times before. I didn't have to ask a single question, you'll find everything there. And a lot is just experience (=try and error), I mean I just started this spring and already know quite a bit. But there is still a lot to learn. Another AOR2 pouch: a shingle for 20R, I use them for the small SIG mags. I like to add an additional row of webbing on the back, so you can attach it to a 2" belt.
  23. spoeni

    Custom Gear

    Thought I post it here as well: A bandoleer I made, the lower MOLLE square (on the right in the pic) is meant to ride just above the belt on your left side. All mil-spec (MIL-W-43668) CB webbing, ITW nexus hardware, 500d AOR2 Cordura on the front and 1000d CB cordura on the back. The whole bandoleer is padded with 4mm neoprene. There are still some blue chalk marks on it Need to rub them out... Murdoc: Your way is good for clothing, but for gear like pouches it's different. There's quite some things to concern when you want to do a quality piece of gear, e.gb. what kind of threat, fabric, webing, machine, stitch length, edge distances, to not leave any edges to fray, layer build-up and the list goes on. I'm not trying to put you down, I know that your way is good for clothing. I also use stapled paper models for new designs, just to get the feel of it and to see possible problems in the assembling process. The best way to learn it is still learning by doing and analysing other designs. You could also buy some cheap china-clones (ebairsoft comes to my mind..) and rip them apart to see how they are made. I even copy some pouches just to get a bit of practice and to use different techniques.
  24. spoeni

    Pics of your Gear

    A bandoleer I made, the lower MOLLE square (on the right in the pic) is meant to ride just above the belt on your left side. All mil-spec (MIL-W-43668) CB webbing, ITW nexus hardware and 500d AOR2 Cordura. The whole bandoleer is padded with 4mm neoprene. There are still some blue chalk marks on it Need to rub them out... Admin: This is not a commercial post, sewing tactical gear is just a hobby, I do not have the intention to sell anything!
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