Rather than highjack someone else’s thread and because this is a discussion of an ongoing project, I would like to get the opinions of the members, especially those who have played at the larger MilSim events. In the past, I have seen several threads discussing this concept, the Juggernaut suit/EOD suit/Body Armor; in fact, I’ve put my two cents worth in a few of them. Now, I am ready to back those two cents up with a few more bucks. As many of you know, B-B Wars is a company I started a few years ago, I manufacture tactical gear for Airsoft players, especially custom tactical gear; however, due to forum rules, I cannot openly sell this gear without a vendor’s account. Fortunately, I have discussed this topic with Austin in the past and his ruling was, as long as I do not present the items in a promotional manner; in other words, try to outright sell my products, I can discuss/present various projects. Therefore, let me make this clear up front, this is strictly a project presentation. I seek only discussion and feedback on the project I am about to present. That said; I should present a little background for this project to explain how things came about. A few months ago, a friend approached me for a custom piece of tactical gear; he wanted a suit of body armor based on a picture he found on the Internet (see figures 1 and 2). I know it’s from a video game, but I am not a gamer, so I couldn’t tell you which one; however, this is a scaled model of the real thing, a rather well detailed one too. It was my inspiration for what follows. Figure 1 Figure 2 Although this project is not yet complete, as I still have a vest and pouches to make, I decided to post his now to get some feedback from others as to the appearance and practicality of use or application. In other words, given the opportunity, would you wear it in a game? Would it be practical under the right conditions? Let’s face it, it would not be for everybody, nor would it work in every game, but under the right conditions, does this have potential? Let’s start with an overview, the basic under armor as it appears now (figure 3); mind you, the vest is just a stand in, the final vest will be my new version 7 and will have OD MOLLE strapping like the leg platforms. Figure 3 Figures 4 and 5 show my friend wearing the suit; the skirt portion was not completed at the time of these pictures. Figure 4 Figure 5 Obviously, the full body pictures make it a bit difficult to see any details; therefore, the following images will fill in those gaps. Figure 6 (A close-up of the collar) The original collar was just two pieces; however, it was modified into this design to allow easier removal of the suit without removing the collar from the vest. Figure 7 (The shoulder paldrons) Figure 8 (The bicep guards) It was decided to use the loop Velcro instead of standard webbing for the MOLLE strapping to allow the wearer to apply hook backed patches or insignias. Figure 9 (The forearm guards) Here again, the loop Velcro was used; however, this time it was used to reduce the bulk and eliminate buckles and pull-straps while providing maximum use of the MOLLE attachment points and a strong, but adjustable closure. Figure 10 (The armored skirt) This is the third attempt at the skirting, the original prototype was too flimsy and did not hang properly, the second was much better, but the attachment method chosen became too bulky on the belt, taking up too much space. This version attaches directly to the vest’s belt keepers and the front and back panels have snaps for easy removal. Additionally, their foam inserts can be removed; this way, a slightly thicker or thinner pad can be inserted to provide more or less protection as desired. The side panels have MOLLE strapping to allow for additional attachments of accessories. For those persons with a bit more girth, there will be filler panels available; I just have to figure out how to attach them without filling the belt up as the previous attempt did. Because of the images limit, i will post the rest of this in a second post, sorry for the double post.