More fun with LAZARRSS!!
Let's start at the beginning;
I wanted to try a carrier with mostly hypalon. So while I was cutting some other stuff, I decided to engrave few small patches. I engraved them pretty deep, and they looked awesome (CB fabric with the engraved part ending up black).
So I decided to engrave my logo onto the front part of the carrier, since it was basically a T&E project anyway. Ended up looking pretty cool;
Let's just say that when you engrave 2/3s or more into a piece of fabric, you ruin the structure (Hypalon is rubber - woven fibers - rubber AFAIK). It didn't break until I put my plates in and lifted it up by the middle slit. The entire thing broke so I started to pull it apart. The engraved area went easy, the rest of the grid was close to impossible to rip apart. So I hung it up, and did a dead hang from the front flap (I'm only ~65kg) and it worked out pretty fine. I had also used my old CAD files for the cutting pattern, instead of the new, rounded ones. Gaaaaaahhhhh.
So I redid the pattern, and ended up with this;
- Designed for Norwegian issued plates size M with NFM plate backers (12.25x9.5").
- Coyote Brown Litelok base fabric.
- Hypalon PALS grid; Works with most attachment systems, including MALICE clips.
- Skeleton PALS cummerbund (3x9 per side), shock cord adjustable.
- Hypalon pull tabs.
- Slots for QASM buckles for option to attach chestrigs directly to front.
- Weight: 490 gram / 17.3 oz
When doing the 2 sets of carriers that I made, the carriers (front and back x2) ended up at ~8 hours (some of that time was spent figuring stuff out). Then the fucking cummerbunds ended up at 3:15 hours. Basically the cummerbunds currently eat away too much time, there are too many steps compared to the carriers. My plan is to do a Hypalon cummerbund as well, which will most likely be a lot quicker than the skeleton type, if my calculations on the number of steps is correct.
edit: wasn't there an image resize feature on this forum?