Strapping System for TE Armor!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by xmart, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. xmart

    xmart Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I need a complete set of strapping system for use with my TE armor.
    Where can I get a set?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Studio Stasis

    Studio Stasis Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Im doing mine by buying the elastic by the foot at the Joannes Fabrics. The drawback is you have to sew the velcro onto the elastic, or use a snap system.
     
  3. xmart

    xmart Well-Known Member

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    Thanks buddy but I don't know about the measurements? :D

    Does anyone have idea on the strapping measurements for the Stormtrooper?

    Anymore ideas?
     
  4. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    Strapping measurements would be based on your body measurements. There is no "universal strapping system for TE armor". It's all custom made. Just buy a few yards of black elastic material... buy more than you'll think you'll need, it's cheap enough.

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    I have many more located here, in even more detail.
    http://www.tk1536.com/armor2.html
     
  5. Rick Hanson

    Rick Hanson Sr Member

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    To hold up the ab/back pieces, I have regular nylon strapping and a couple of snap buckles on mine.

    Here you can see the shorter straps with the "male" side of the buckle attached to the ab plate, and the longer straps with the "female" side attached to the back. All of the strapping is riveted to the armor.

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    A closer shot of the male side, which is also where adjustments are made if you need to lengthen or shorten anything.
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    And finally, a quick shot of both ends nearly snapped together. When I actually wear the armor, I cross the back straps behind my neck like suspenders and snap them together in the front.

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    All of my other armor bits have elastic strapping on them for more range of motion. My chest/back armor, shoulder bells, and bicep pieces are all permanently attached to each other too, so I can just pull the whole thing on and off like a shirt.

    There are many ways to accomplish this, it just depends on what you prefer and how much work you want to put into it. :)
     

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