So there it is. Only thing I don't like is the forearms plates sliding off if I don't tighten the straps properly. Maybe I can add a type of rubber cord connecting the upper forearm strap to the lower shoulder strap.Missing gauntlets, hands feel vulnerable. No response from both youtube guys to make a test vid, shooting test panels made with the same method I did, a heavy and a light type of glass filament weave.Just wanted to show results. Ask questions if you want. Will only post a new thread after this one if a test video comes out.
>>2509339>simply switched position
>>2509339Huh. Turned out mostly okay Maybe shouldn't have given you much shit.Good job.Now have some turkey. Happy Thanksgiving anon.
>>2509339Based homemade armor enjoyer.
>>2509339How much does this whole set up weigh? Have you done any ballistic testing, or is this just for melee shit?
>>2509339Write a guide. But honestly, 3d print would make this way faster.
>>2509382>3d print would make this way faster.No it wouldn't, his shit was made to stop small arms fire. It's his poorfag version of ballistic plates.
>>25094023d printing isn't just plastic. People have been using it for carbon fiber for quite some time now.
>>2509380about 25kg. Can't test am german noguns fag, asked the youtuber techthisoutmeow and zna productions to test my method. Various types of glass filament layers with epoxy/polyester resin can be made into 3a armor. Still waiting for a response. It's good against slashing and bashing too. Doubt a professional samurai with a ten thousand fold katana can cut trough a full plate.>>2509382see pic rel for basic idea that applies to all pieces I made. I dunno how you would print that. Gonna paste my an explanationIt consists of a backer plate (9 light + 9 heavy layers), porcelain shards and a topper (3 +3) encasing the ceramics. Wanted to use 2 offset layers of ceramics, instead I placed the first and additional shards on what I deemed crucial parts of the armor.This is the basic method for all armor parts I made, a full plate with porcelain for my mask, forearms and torso, the rest consists only of the backer type plate, 18 layers of sandwiched light and heavy glass cloth.Made a visor from 1cm thick polycarbonat. Went trough some trial and error while attempting to heat bend it. Made a bubble free curved piece with our oven, the trick is to heat it up to 150c first and frequently open the door to let out steam, after a while turn it up to 175c. I want to thank thermoplastic anon for that info again. Another thanks to soap bar anon, scrub a bar of soap then wipe with a dry towel on glassy surfaces like glasses you don't want to fog up with your breath, it really works.
>>2509339looks about as effective as storm trooper armor.
>>2509339My first thought is that your chestplate seems low, maybe it's just covered by fabric or something but is there a really big gap around your collarbones?For gauntlets, try looking at hema gloves. There's a bunch of different styles and will have different strengths but they're all generally supposed to protect you from fat nerds getting overexcited and smashing your knuckles with their shiny new feder.
i hope you plan to paint these, you look like a splooge monster.
>>2509339You need to replace the very useless dick plate with some kind of cod piece. An attacker could knock you over and stab you in the dick until you die anon.
>>2509601did you just make this lmao
>>2509442such a mask that sits straight on your face might be fine for smaller cuts and impacts but a serious blow is just going to crush whatever's underneath even if it doesn't penetrate.i would have taken some inspiration from a houndskull bascinet and give it some conical shape at the front to deflect blows and some padding as wellsame goes for your chestbut overall seems like it offers legit protectionalso there are airsoft goggles out there that have a fine metal mesh to prevent small pieces of plastic getting through, maybe could be an option for the eyeslits and breathing holes. presumably better than nothing
>>2509607just noticed the mouth doesn't even have ventilation holes.you're going to be out of breath very quickly
>>2509619It also doesn't have a tongue.
>>2509596My first thought too. Probably also the attacker's first thought as well.
>>2509442The 3d printer would likely be more expensive, but overall, with added in layers like you have, it would be hard as fuck with ceramic materials or carbon fiber. Also thinking about adding in hollow spaces to stop 556 rounds from going through, relying on them to shatter and break apart on the first layer and empty space.
>>2509589yes breastplate and upper legs are bit low, didn't tight them properly. Said to my wife to take pics. For gloves I think I got it now, simply the work gloves with cut off fingertips and above that my welding gloves. Should be good enough to hold my polehammer and still offer some protection.>>2509619I can breath just fine, two holes for nostrils. Can also breath with mouth (yada yada I'm a mouthbreather) as air comes in/out trough eyeholes which was a problem itself as it foged up my visor, got it fixed with soap.>>2509676show examples of how this could be made, 3d printers are definetevly cool, but I noticed a trend where people will simply assume that a printer can print anything. How would you measure out your face this way? I did with simple gypsum bandages. And then print it how? Carbon fibres? For costs, a 33cm x 33cm rectangle plate costs about 15€ in material costs, the groin plate has this size. thats 9 + 9 patches of the heavy a d light glass filament. 1m2 can be cut into 9 patches. 1m2 of glass weave costs about 3-5€, so about 3 for the light and 5 for the heavy, 8€ total for the weave. Epoxy resin can be expensive, cheapest I found was 11€ per kg. for a 33cmx33cm plate with 18 layers of mixed weaves I needed 750g of epoxy, so about 7-9€ or something. Now you got a basic plate for what 15-20€. Porcelain is the best worst ceramic for balistic protection, you can source that for free. Add another glass weave for spalling protection above that to stop porcelain fragments from flying everywhere and boom you got a decent plate I'd say. 25€ max.
>>2509750https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAgfHkocU2gI imagine you can just scan your face and fit it to you personally with cad programs. Solidworks be like that. Now, some of them are brittle, which makes it shatter, which is useful when dispersing forces like being struck by bullets.
>>2509753aero space grade filament costs 600$ per kg, dang
>>2509771Don't worry, we have a substitute made out of cum socks and super glue.
>>2509339can't wait to see you in the news
>>2509803i just want to survive the german winter blackouts. raiders gtfo
>>2509804just burn the Middle Eastern immigrants if you need fuel. Two birds with one stone.
Where are you located? PLZ 73XXX here. Will shoot your shit for free lol.Pretty much any caliber possible except 50 bmg
>>2509750>I can breath just fine, two holes for nostrils. Can also breath with mouth (yada yada I'm a mouthbreather) as air comes in/out trough eyeholes which was a problem itself as it foged up my visor, got it fixed with soap.you've never played a game of paintball or airsoft have you? just put on your corona mask and try running 3-4km and see how difficult it gets. i've played a lot of paintball and even with the properly ventilated face masks they provide i got massive headaches after a whiledon't want to imagine the horror of having to breathe through eye slits and two tine holes near the nose
>>2509956das cool, I live near munich. Can you film that and post it somewhere? Do you think a small sized panel will suffice? I'm thinking about making it 15cm x 15cm, two types. One backer and one full plate. Is 20€ enough for ammo costs? What could be a good approach, shoot both with 9mm until it passes trough and then shred it to pieces with increasing caliber strength? Do you've a burner email or something so you can tell me where to send it to you?>>2509982wrote this before, I'm not intending to wear this and run around tacically trough the wasteland with a bunch of operational mall ninja gear. We'll just bunker down during the blackouts and if it turns out evil people have become desperate enough to raid the neighborhood, I'll gonna put the knight's suit on during the days. All pieces can be worn individually. I could put on the torso, arm and leg plates and probably sleep in it even.
>>2509994really do yourself a favour and cut a hole where your mouth is. doing any activitiy at all over a longer period without proper ventilation sucks very bad very quickly. it's not like i was rushing everyong doing 360° no scopes all the time when i was playing, eventually just walking got tiresome. or put on your mask and do your everyday life at home and see how long you can take it.i'd suggest to get a riot helmet and a ski-mask if i want to stay anonyour chest plate isn't the best design either but presumably you put a lot of time and effort in it and don't want to rework it and it might work just fine
>>2510027https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds-Ev5msyzohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0TfSW0FfiAi don't totally agree with how the things were done in these videos but at least it's a clear demonstration of what the difference of the shape of armour can do.flat piece of steel the arrows when through it like butter, a rounded shape like the chestplate and they didn't do shit from any direction.
>>2509340Lmao the dick shield is killing me
>>2509339If your endgame doesn't result in lengthy news coverage I'm going to sorely disappointed.
>>2509339You made that cod piece but no tongue?I demand the tongue or I damn yor armor in curse to ineffectiveness
>>2509994>>2509994You can find me on discord:>https://discord.gg/7eQx2mzsTesting would better be .22lr pistol .22lr rifle 9mm 4" barrel, 9mm 16" barrel then 7,62x39 and maybe a buckshot.
>>2510041r u tardedcodpieces were always a part of good armor
>>2510041a shield for killing? That would be cool, maybe I should add some rusty nails on it, like on the legs and arms.>>2510042life is sometimes dissapointing>>2510103tongue anon, I repel your curses with bible qoutes scribbled on the inside, don't you see the irony? You're speaking in tongues yourself>>2510197man... discord...>>2510203It's not like that, it's a groin plate like carriers have, I just didn't cut it in triangle form
>>2509771I mean if you think about the time and production costs, and if you do other things with this 3d printer to make money, it might be more economically viable.
>>2510197wrote you, using discord website in desktop view on my phone fucking sucks. Page takes ages to load and every word doubles for whatever reason. Sent you my email in the chat, pls no glow shit and doxxing.while on there I checked techthisoutmeow's channel, man ppl treat that like alternate facebook i swear...
>>2509339side plates and a gorget would make it pretty much complete
>>2509339Is there a reason why the faceplate need to be contoured that way instead of just a flat (or maybe slightly curved/angled) plate?
>>2511537signaling of intent
>>2511533I should've put on the torso plates correctly for the pic, front plate sits higher and back plate lower. There isn't much room actually, my mask's chin is in contact with the top edge of the breastplate. Looking down is difficult this way. For sideplates, I feel I am at a limit with 25kg already. Walking around like a clunky knight, every step makes 'clank' from the groin plate slamming against the leg plates. Maybe I gonna make some simple side plate pieces and use looped straps, looping them in the strap of the backplate. Similiar to the groin piece>>2511537admittatly, I've no clue. I just thought I need a form of my face, did that with gypsum bandages. Then I used that gypsum mask as base for the woven glass filament. It has padding on the inside on the chin and forehead.
>>2511544the sides only need to deflect, not absorb, impacts. they should be cut resistant. the only blows they realy need to be able to take are punches or handheld weapons stabs.
>>2511544also: invest in some orthopedic knee sleeves and orthopedic lumbar belt. it stabilizes the joints and helps to keep posture, even though it can be a little stuffy. it greatly reduces the risk for injury when wearing heavy plate though.and look into how medieval armors straps and contact surfaces are placed. they had weight distribution down to routine. like letting the chest plate rest on the hip supported belt instead of solemly on the shoulders, and letting the shins rest on the boot.
>>2511533And tongue plate
>>2509339>Ask questions if you want.Why did you do this? I do not understand.
>>2511558that seems true, maybe I should consider making thin plates with few layers. Maybe 8 layers or something.>>2511561good info, didnt consider these orthopedic products yet. Somewhat similiar thought I had was, you could stud protective gear for skateboarding etc. with the glass filament. I did so with the helmet.The torso plates connect over the shoulder and sideways like a belt, I can let one connection stay open and it still fits. Shins also slide on boot unless I tighten the straps too strong, if I'm not wearing high shaft boots, it's uncomfortable to wear this way.>>2511746ayoooo>>2511752winter blackouts in germany, oportunistic low life criminals roaming the streets, once the unprepared realize in what situation they found themselve in, it will be too late to prepare anymore. You won't be able to call the police. We just had a case here in bavaria, telephone lines didn't work and some assholes stole ancient gold coins from a museum. Now what do you think will these criminals do once they realize they don't have food at home?
>>2511923the protective gear part is a different beast. the orthopaedic gear is to prevent knee injury from missteps or non optimal posture. same goes for the lumbar belt.even the cheap aldi versions do their job.joint injury is the number one eliminator of modern troops.for the fit: add a padded comfortable belt strap with some semi-rigid plate support. this way you circumvent the spine being loaded and free your lungs more. putting padding on the shin lower side, so it rests better on the shoe, can make the bug a feature.some light knee pads could help with the armor and hard knuckle or sand gloves would add some necessary hand protection.for the groin plate: try to cut it int an inverted trapezoid (basicly upside down chest plate shape). then it moves more easily when walking. the two removed pieces can be added as belt flaps/ armor skirt pieces.
>>2509339The obvious thing that you're missing is to decorate the armour like you're Gimli from LOTR, then you can strut your stuff in public and say you're an eccentric cosplayer.
>>2509339Did you have your mom take those pics of you?
>>2511923>Now what do you think will these criminals do once they realize they don't have food at home?Knock your fat ass over even with your LARP armor.
>>2512115I'm more of a dwarves from dwarf fortress enyojer>>2512464wife>>2512465rip and tear
>>2509339What are you gonna do when someone shoots you in the chest or whacks you with a steel pipe? That shit isn't gonna do anything to divert all that energy from completely fucking you up. A bullet doesn't have to penetrate your armor for you to be on the ground gasping and disoriented as a group of people best you to death. Fucking retard.
Is this the goober thread?
>>2513001That's not really how it works, but thanks for playing.