Kingdom armor requirements:
Duke Cosmo Craven from Atenveldt came up with the original pattern for the torso plates and Sir Jean Paul de Sens passed it on to me.
Previously constructed vest/pants
Armor pattern pieces (measure to fit)
4x8x1/8 ABS Black plastic - $32
Industrial strength Velcro – (Wal-Mart carries this)
StoneKeep Armory: http://spiers-saddlery.stores.yahoo.net/scagearandar.html
Western Plastics: http://www.westernplasticsonline.com/
Cloth Vest and Pants:
Any sturdy, non-stretchable material will work for this part. Something that can breathe is preferable for heat reasons. One thing to take into consideration; however, is that the cloth pieces need to be large enough to hold the armor plates and whatever padding you will want.
For the Vest, any type of torso covering: overcoat, vest, etc. I have even seen everything from a sewn overcoat to a sleeveless T-shirt used.
For the pants, any design that has legs will work. I bought martial art GI pants and use them.
As long as it can hold the armor plates, it should work.
1 - Sew or buy your Vest and Pants Pattern - Do NOT add in Velcro strips
2 - Size and Cut the Basic Armor Pattern that’s included in this packet
3 - Cover a part of the plastic sheet with the Painters Tape
4 - Trace the armor pattern onto the painters tape with the black Marker (make it a size or 2 too large, it’s easier to remove than add to)
5 - Cut the patterns out with a jig saw
6 - Remove the tape from the plastic
*From this step until the armor is finished being molded you will need two...