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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2005, 01:16:25 AM »
Now if you made that in multicam for me, I would be set!!!
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2005, 08:46:20 AM »
Actually I have one in MC for you that will be done before noon today.

Ian, you are absolutely right, the shouleder straps came out a bit long but that is easily fixed so I can since it up higher.

edit: has already been fixed.
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2005, 08:58:52 AM »
I love that SW...very nice kit.  Great job!!
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2005, 09:49:23 AM »
You are amazing. I wish i had the ability, nay the finesse to create such masterpieces... but as displayed at RSD the things I make usually fall apart after heavy use :(
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2005, 09:50:39 AM »
P.S. How much does it cost usually for the raw materials to make that kit?
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2005, 11:04:22 AM »
Raw materials break down like this:

1000D Cordura Nylon
             Ranges anywhere from $12-$20 per yard depending on where it is from and what pattern it is. I have 3color desert from Larada's that was cheaper than normal but I had to special order legit MARPAT that was pretty costly.

Webbing
            Local places like tactical concielment and tempe sales have some webbing but most you have to get from places like tennesee webbing or www.para-gear.com

Hardware
           www.supplycaptain.com has a great selection of milspec fastex products as well as shock cord and paracord. www.para-gear.com has a ton of hardware but in black only.

Velcro
          www.dogbooties.com has great prices for OD velcro but if you are looking for CB or FG you may ahve to pay the astronomical prices of supply captain. I got some straight from eagle industries but that is not easy for everyone to do.

Zippers
          Drop zone tactical sold me some zipper coil by the meter along with sliders and besides groop buys on LF it is the best place to get #8 and #10 sippers.

Elastic
          Only tactical concielment has decent prices on OD and CB elastic.
$1.50-2.00 per yard.
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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2005, 11:06:23 AM »
Total materials for a project like the sidewinder run about $30-$40. Pouches are in the $5-$10 range. So you can see how much money you save when you make your own gear!
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« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2005, 11:15:15 AM »
Hey man, can you forward me some of your talent :P.
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« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2005, 02:24:35 PM »
I did nothing but spend a little time figuring out how to properly run a sewing machine, and invest a few bucks in materials. Nothing that you do it yourselfers can't do. As for my keen spatial ability, that was due to many hours of playing with legos and building stuff as a child.

here is the Sidewinder in Multicam.





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« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2005, 03:24:12 PM »
This keeps getting better and better....
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« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2005, 06:29:09 PM »
Man, I don't even know where to begin with that stuff, but i think i may begin work on a sidewinder like that soon.

One more question, do you use any type of padding in the shoulders or back?
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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2005, 07:23:26 PM »
No padding. It may require it but I did not put any on. Or I could go with padded straps like the CIRAS.
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« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2005, 12:03:38 PM »
Gila Monster version 2.





and the MC sidewinder loaded up with MC pouches.

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« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2005, 12:11:33 PM »
tEh GHiLa MuNsTAr!!!

Looks great, David!
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« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2005, 01:09:20 PM »
It should be stated as a matter of public record that that's my kit, bitches. There but for the grace of the gear God, David.
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