Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

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Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by stasz » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:01 am

I finished my flak vest yesterday and had my wife snap a couple pictures while i had everything on.
In these pics, I'm missing the mudflap and shoulder bridge covers. The thigh boxes were just clamped in place as i was adjusting the strap lengths.

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I'm gonna get some proper pictures together for Ripcode in the next day or two!
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by Mowskwoz » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:24 am

Looks pretty good!
I can't tell from the lighting but do you have the vest, butt flap, and thigh patches?
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by stasz » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:33 am

Vest and thigh patches - yes.
Missing the mudflap here. All that work putting everything on and I forgot!

Thanks! It's been an absolute blast working on this. Can't wait to get out there.
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Post by Brewski » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:05 pm

Looks great so far!! :thumbs:
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Post by Ripcode » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:33 pm

FYI - those pics would be unacceptable for approval pics.
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Post by stasz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:18 am

Thanks, Ripcode.

Yeah, I knew this wouldn't fly. Just a quick pic while I was suited up. I pretty much look for any excuse to put it on :)

I spoke with a photographer friend whom I'll be getting together with this weekend for my pics. Rather than bother with my phone camera, I figure I'll get the best quality shots that way. I don't want to waste your -or my- time.

I appreciate the advice!
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Post by stasz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:20 am

And thanks, Brewski! I took my time, did a lot of research, and the gang over at BS.N has been top notch. I'm proud of it.
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Post by Ripcode » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:02 am

stasz wrote:Thanks, Ripcode.

Yeah, I knew this wouldn't fly. Just a quick pic while I was suited up. I pretty much look for any excuse to put it on :)

I spoke with a photographer friend whom I'll be getting together with this weekend for my pics. Rather than bother with my phone camera, I figure I'll get the best quality shots that way. I don't want to waste your -or my- time.

I appreciate the advice!
We have a trading card program for members. So some studio quality shots would come in handy for that.

You only need to worry about the pic of you. Background and everything else is taken care of by the trading card staff.

For example - My wifes card:

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Post by stasz » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:06 am

That is awesome! As if I wasn't anxious enough already. I love the old school Topps look.

Great looking Scout rig as well...
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by Ripcode » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:22 am

stasz wrote:That is awesome! As if I wasn't anxious enough already. I love the old school Topps look.

Great looking Scout rig as well...
As long as you send me decent pics, you should be good to go. Your test fit looks great! :D
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by Silverfox » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:23 pm

I want to do a forest scene with all my TBrothers and Sisters!
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by Mr Fett » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:25 pm

Silverfox wrote:I want to do a forest scene with all my TBrothers and Sisters!
Wait until all the new ones get built that are coming out of the woodwork around here.

Yeah, I said that.

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Post by Silverfox » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:59 pm

Mr Fett wrote:
Silverfox wrote:I want to do a forest scene with all my TBrothers and Sisters!
Wait until all the new ones get built that are coming out of the woodwork around here.

Yeah, I said that.
Better than running INTO the woodwork....
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Post by DeafTrooper » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:47 am

:lol:
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Post by stasz » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:43 am

Scout squad powers unite!
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Post by Silverfox » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:45 pm

stasz wrote:Scout squad powers unite!
Form of.....a chainsaw!!
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by 311matt1080 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:51 pm

I am finishing up on my Scout. I am having a lady do my Vest and Flight suit Patches this week. I am also going to get rivets and attach my holster to my boot in the next cpl days. After that there is a small situation with my forearm armor that only has an elastic strap attached to one side, instead of two. Other than that, I should be all set.

I MIGHT need to stick some cardboard (or something) in my pouches and possibly see about un-scrunching my cummerbund in the crotch area. LOL. I'll see what everything looks like when I finally get everything all on.

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Post by Mr Fett » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:15 pm

311matt1080 wrote:I am finishing up on my Scout. I am having a lady do my Vest and Flight suit Patches this week. I am also going to get rivets and attach my holster to my boot in the next cpl days. After that there is a small situation with my forearm armor that only has an elastic strap attached to one side, instead of two. Other than that, I should be all set.

I MIGHT need to stick some cardboard (or something) in my pouches and possibly see about un-scrunching my cummerbund in the crotch area. LOL. I'll see what everything looks like when I finally get everything all on.
A lot of people stick foam blocks in the pouches. Also when attaching your holster to the boot, don't rivet them to the boot fabric only. Run a strip of plastic between both top rivets inside the boot and rivet through both the boot and then the internal piece of plastic. Do the same thing on bottom. Helps support it better from ripping the rivets out if it was through the cloth only.

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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by stasz » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:20 am

Mr Fett wrote:
311matt1080 wrote:I am finishing up on my Scout. I am having a lady do my Vest and Flight suit Patches this week. I am also going to get rivets and attach my holster to my boot in the next cpl days. After that there is a small situation with my forearm armor that only has an elastic strap attached to one side, instead of two. Other than that, I should be all set.

I MIGHT need to stick some cardboard (or something) in my pouches and possibly see about un-scrunching my cummerbund in the crotch area. LOL. I'll see what everything looks like when I finally get everything all on.
A lot of people stick foam blocks in the pouches. Also when attaching your holster to the boot, don't rivet them to the boot fabric only. Run a strip of plastic between both top rivets inside the boot and rivet through both the boot and then the internal piece of plastic. Do the same thing on bottom. Helps support it better from ripping the rivets out if it was through the cloth only.
Studio Creations includes a strip of ABS for this very purpose - reinforcing the holster rivets. That marine vinyl is tough, but not that tough. It will stretch and wear. I used backing washers on all my rivet joints as well.

For my pouches, I made box inserts out of foam board so they hold the shape, but I can still put stuff in them. Once I get my Aker, it'll be the perfect spot.
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Re: Scout Test Fit. Almost ready

Post by Dankelzaga » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:48 pm

Agreed on the foam. I just bought foam from Joanns, then I cut/hollowed out areas within the block of foam. One side is hollowed out for my amp and the other has enough room for cards, phone, granola bar, small bottle of fireball whiskey for cold forest nights etc :D

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