:: June 13th 2016 ::
I need to check things look ok before I finalise and cut/drill/snap fix/glue etc.. the strapping and/or elastic into place. There is still plastic protection film on most of the armour at the moment hence the bits of blue tap holding it – this isn’t holding the armour together.
The thigh armour has the snaps glued in now and the 3″ elastic has 2 x snaps at one end, and is just tied around my leather belt (under the armour) at the other end at present to get a height guide.
The shins now have Heavy Duty Velcro bonded in place along the fitting strip (to replace the standard Anovos Velcro supplied with the kit) and seems to hold really (really) well.
The shoulder armour is not strapped yet, just taped in to place for initial checking.
Final waist ab-to-kidney straps are yet to be made.
**Excuse the gormless look on my face 🙁
Conclusions at this stage:
Notes made and progress logged with my armourer. Just waiting on his feedback for this initial fitting.