Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How I made my canvas belt for TK storm trooper

What you need:
  • Lenght of Canvas "fire hose" tubing to suit your frame (although i dont think thats what its used for...) Sourced in melbourne from
  • 1.5mtrs sew on velcro (not the sticky stuff) Both sides.
  • 60cm of flexible plastic (i used some leftover HIPS i had to shim my armor) cut to size and inserted on the hip parts to firm up a holster and not sag.
  • A sewing machine set to sew thick material eg, lower tension, larger length stitch.

Once constructed, this belt seems to sit much better than my previous plastic belt.
The plastic inserts up are sewn in place, but can slide about 5cm if need be. The belt goes on like a regular belt and velcros up the back
Sewing the velcro in sections prevents it from kinking when it goes around the curve of the back and allows the thermal detinator to slide in.
The front section simply velcros onto the belt.

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