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03-10-2005, 07:35
I'm up late working on my Force Recon kit bash and finished up this woodland leg panel for him.

I know Fatale was asking about bbi making one-- and then Pivot suggested making one from a RAV, but I used a crappy Dragon vest to make this one.

Nan from EBT also made a pretty sweet one a while back and I used his version as a base idea for my own.

It came out a little bigger than I wanted it to, so I may do a smalled version later. I based the size on the larger bbi one (that came with the USMC Custom Craft set) and this one is the same dimetions, but it falls a little too close to the knee for me.

Anyway-- just thought I'd share it with you all!

03-10-2005, 07:36
I used the interrior of the vest for the back of the panel...

03-10-2005, 07:42
Cool!!!.....Any chance for a detailed how-to for this particular sweetie???

03-10-2005, 07:42
Great job GS. No matter how hard you look, you can't fing leg panels. I have the one from the master craft and it's one of my favorite pieces.

03-10-2005, 11:30

03-10-2005, 11:49
Cant wait to see it on your figure, great craftsmanship

03-10-2005, 12:16
Looks like a hi-speed factory piece. Too bad they don't make them and make them this good. Fine work.

03-10-2005, 12:26
Tell you what GS, I send you all my DML RBA and you help me do like 20 of this, k??? :D
:lol That's some kickass modification you got there! I may have to try this myself, except that my sewing pretty much sucks. Great work! ;)

One Bravo Four
03-10-2005, 13:00
Any chance that you could pound out a tutorial?

03-10-2005, 13:26
That's awesome!

Don't make me beg for a tutorial...

03-10-2005, 14:36
kewl grenny. :thumb

03-10-2005, 15:08
Nice job GS.

03-10-2005, 15:38
Well, that's some fairly insane work, my man.

03-10-2005, 16:18
Very cool! I've been wanting one for a really long time, i'd love to try to make one.

Clown fart
03-10-2005, 16:24
OK That's some fantastic work and looks much better than what the big guys would turn out but I'm a little lost as to what this particular piece of equipment is used for.

03-10-2005, 17:51
Originally posted by One Bravo Four
Any chance that you could pound out a tutorial? Easy enough...

Belive me, there's really no magic to making one of these. Actually, I'm sure a monkey could do it (which explains why I could!)

And-- if you have the all-powerful, all-wonderful Fabri-Tac-- no sewing, either!

Here's a pic of most everything you'll need (sans any straps you may choose to use for the leg straps and the two smaller straps that attach to the belt.)

03-10-2005, 18:09
Here's a list--

- crappy Dragon vest (they finally have a use!)
- Fabri-Tac
- comic book backing board (or other THIN piece of cardboard)
- straps (I used the straps from Ranger Tim's gas mask carrier-- because I used the carrier for the back of the upcoming Force Recon's FSBE, so I cut the straps off of it. And for the belt straps, I just used some old, thin strap off of... well, I actualy don't remember, but I'm sure it'll be easy to find something!)

That's all you'll need.

- First, cut two shapes out of the cardboard. If you're making a smaller or larger leg panel, just use the apropriate dimentions. (see pic below)

- Then use the front or back of the vest and cut it around all the edges and seperate the front MOLLE part from the back (interrior) black, silky part. (You can actually make two leg panels from one vest.)

- Take one of the the cardboard shapes and place some Fabri-tac in the center. Then place the front part of the now cut vest on the cardboard. Move it around so that the MOLLE straps are even a line up nicely.

- Turn it over and see where you can trim the vest of extra material. The goal here is to have just enough material towrap around and tuck under the cardboard and Fabri-Tac in place.

- Once that is done, you should have a piece of cardborad with the MOLLE front and the extra fabric Fabri-Tac'ed to the back.

- Now repeat for the back with the black material.

- Now you have two halves. Time to add the straps.

- Take which ever straps you've chosen and Fabri-Tac them to the back side of the MOLLE half, placing them in the appropriate spots. (Keep in mind that for smaller leg panels, you will only need one strap.)

- Do the same with the top straps.

- Then just add Fabri-Tac to the back of the MOLLE half again (be sure not to get too close to the edges) and place the back, black half to the front MOLLE half.

- And then you're DONE!

03-10-2005, 18:11
Whoops. Here's the pic of the shapes I used for the cardboard--

03-10-2005, 18:20
Here's a comparison of the final product.

Real one's on the right...:bag

Clown fart
03-10-2005, 18:24
AH-HA. Thanks.

03-10-2005, 20:16
Inspiring, Dude. :thumb
Now if only I can get off my lazy ass to make one. :lol

Heres a link to other Drop leg panel styles that look easy to make.

03-10-2005, 23:31
After reading this thread, I was reminded about my suggestion to Fatale. I recieved a Mastercraft BBI 3-Color leg panel from One Bravo Four, I compared it to the panel on the back to the RAV, and it's almost exactly the same dimensions.

real action man
03-10-2005, 23:35
Awesome work, grenadier !

03-10-2005, 23:42
Wow...great tutorial. Appreciate your great stuff and the tutorial. Thanks.

03-11-2005, 01:25
O_O Dude! I need DML Crapola Mollie vest!

03-11-2005, 11:09
Brilliant mod and how to Stinny !:thumb

03-11-2005, 12:53
I keep reading the thread title as WOODEN LEG.....I think I need a holiday:bag

03-11-2005, 15:19