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Quick-Release Axe Holster
Quick-Release Hatchet Holster
Commander Shepard Steel Reinforced Uniform - Mass Effect 3
Wow! Looks great! I'm shocked at how similar the fabric is and everything. I'm kind of jealous of your gun haha... That's the one thing I didn't get to :P
Thanks for attaching those pictures and answering my questions. We ended up tweaking things a bit - have the front and back pieces attached to each other with a denim strap that has velcro that sticks to velcro on the front pieces. And loops under the shoulder pieces that keep it attached to the hidden "shoulder strap". Also put up two pictures of my completed one - largely based on what you put up here. Couldn't have made it without your tutorial. Thanks for making it as detailed as you did. I'm hoping to get my own written up and I'll be sure to link to yours, since I'm using a lot of your ideas/design.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner... A1&2: The shoulders via a semi complicated strap system to insure that they stay in the right position (regardless of the wearers movement, jumping, running etc.) and so you can separate the front and back armour pieces. I've attached a picture so you can see. A3: Front armour have three horizontal metal pieces and and additional two separate pieces, one per each side of the chest. The back only has three horizontal pieces. God luck with your armour!
Aluminium should work just fine. My supplier worked with steel, so I had a bit of a discount. Cost wise, it's a bit hard for me to estimate as I had to buy a lot of the tooling to be able to even attempt making this... sewing machine cost me a leg for example. But I'd estimate around $500 for fabrics, hardware, and the steel.
Can you use aluminum sheeting instead of steel? Do you have an estimate on what you spent on materials for the hand made parts?
Awesome job on this! My husband and I are hoping to actually try and make one for each of us for our local comic con in September and had some questions for you. How are the shoulders on the armor attached? Are they connected to the back or the front? And with the metal pieces in the upper body armor, are they all horizontal or are some vertical? And there are 3 in front and 3 in back, right? Thank you!
I thought so!
I would say yes. Take the following hip-mounted design in my link below. You'd simply swap the parts made for the larger axe for the parts made for the hatchet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Release-Hatchet-Holster/
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