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Not much needle work, but i'm using a vertical utility pouch to carry a 1,5L bladder. I also used the clamp from an old camelbak i had.

Its great for hot days and it does not compromise the mobility at all.

 

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So I figured I would make some more armor and I had a friend who is a very large boy. He could never find and thing he liked the fit of so I made him this.It is only about 90% finished.

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*snip*

 

Need to angle the pockets and add velcro.

 

Pockets look like a good idea but I dunno about the velcro... just seems weird to see velcro on Tigerstripes :/

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Make everything you want from paper. Stick it together with duck tape. If OK; cut it into "2D" and transfer it with chalk to stuff. While cutting out; leave about 1-2cms at the borders, if no fold back needed.

If you need fold back: fold back+1-2cm.

Then sew it temoprarily together with your hands, after it using a mashine.;)

After finishing, you can cut down the extra stuff, where needed.

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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 :unsure: Need to rub them out...

 

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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.

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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.

 

Yes, but if you don't have lot of material; or don't want to take apart a 70 years old cloth, or webbing; or can't have a sample... I'll still advise to make paper or cheaper material test modells... If it has difficult form... :waggle:

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Yes, but if you don't have lot of material; or don't want to take apart a 70 years old cloth, or webbing; or can't have a sample... I'll still advise to make paper or cheaper material test modells... If it has difficult form... :waggle:

 

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.

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I like to add an additional row of webbing on the back, so you can attach it to a 2" belt.

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Well I'm here again with some work that isn't exactly needlework, nor nearly impressive as what some of you guys are doing, but it's still custom to some extent.

 

It's a ittle mod I just did to a Camelbak Bottle I received from my girlfriend for Christmas. Simple and effective.

 

Camelbak better bottle

Surgical Tubing

Hydrastorm bite valve.

 

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Fits perfect in an MBITR pouch.

 

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havent touched the sewing machine in mths but past two wks sudenly regained my interest !

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kandahar "style" plate carrier and battle belt for my self , and Personal Body Armour for a mate .

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