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Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by hal9k1, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. hal9k1

    hal9k1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 22, 2003
    OK, I went to start the biker body armor (I know I?ve been saying that for months, but I did want to wait till the guard was done first) and decided I needed a basic ?test fit? of the armor. No T-bits, tank, web belt, thermal, etc.

    Here is the question: it?s too big for me?

    Is it just a ?lost cause?, nice idea but I just can?t pull it off?

    I really need honest opinions here. I need to know if I should proceed or just give up and sell the whole thing before I spend more money and time on it.

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  2. Mugen

    Mugen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 7, 2005
    Damian. I am fully secure in my armor abilities when I say that is starting to look AWESOME! It just needs some tender love and know how....I told you that I am ever available to assist you, as I too know how armor is suposed to fit and look. I cant wait to see it complete! I believe you may have it ready by the BATLEFRONT2 event...if you are motivated enough.. =D=
     
  3. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Master star 4

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    Mar 24, 2005
    I know my opinion is not a guy's opinion.. but I think you should proceed.. it looks fine to me!!
     
  4. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 20, 2006
    Damien, I think it looks good. I'd also have to look at a pic of a biker scout but just looking at these I think it looks pretty good.

    Oh and your beard is getting greyer :p ;)
     
  5. dialswiftjustice

    dialswiftjustice Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 12, 2005
    Aren't you a little short for a storm tropper?


    but, not for a biker! looks good

    the knee looks a little too big, but other than that it looks good on you

    one suggestion: leave the blue tape
     
  6. hal9k1

    hal9k1 Jedi Master star 4

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  7. dialswiftjustice

    dialswiftjustice Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 12, 2005
    well look at it this way, cant look any worse than this!

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  8. BrotherHalo

    BrotherHalo RSA Emeritus and Heckler star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 12, 2003
    Hey Damian!

    FYI, the blue tape isn't canon for Biker Scouts. But white gaffer's tape is for Sandies and TKs. Go figure! [face_laugh]

    Of course, I'm just kidding. Here's my critique:

    1. I've trooped with Scouts in your height range and slightly shorter. If you do some trimming to the armor to make it a bit proportional, you won't notice if the pieces seem too big.

    2. The knees. Yes, they are slightly big, but once you get the elastic strap around the back, they'll hug your legs better and not look flared. But I would still trim maybe a 1/4 to a 1/2 all around.

    3. The thigh boxes are too big, but that's just one of the flaws with that kit. Trim it down. Take a look at the BSN gallery to get it in proportion.

    4. The holster: the part that attaches to the boot is a bit big. Trim it a bit near the bottom and slightly around. I've discovered that you SHOULD round off the corners as well. They can snag on things if you aren't careful.

    I think that's it. The kit is a good one, but just needs a few adjustments.


     
  9. Mandalore69

    Mandalore69 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 11, 2006
    Damien I thank it looks great