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I last updated this in 2004, so I figured I was due foor an update. Sold this set of armor in
2008 to pay off Sheila's college loans. Bought a set of fiberglass armor from MAA in 2009.
Haven't built it yet. kept the helmet and added an accurate fabric cover. Also modded the helmet
with a wireless video camera. It works pretty well, but haven't really done anything with it.
That's about it!
I purchased this armor from Chris Williams over a year ago (2001?). It was made for him
by a guy named Spat and is the most movie accurate armor available except for the
metal armor made by Terry English, who made them for the movie. Chris also painted the screen
accurate (or at least really damn close) paint job. Some custom detailing I did myself.
This armor is vaccuformed styrene plastic and is quite durable and comfortable to wear.
I wore it at work for Halloween in 2002 and wore it for 8 hours with no problems at all.
The knife strapped to the upper left shoulder is a rubber replica of the M9 Phrobus bayonet,
Same knife used on the M16 rifles. It was also featured in the Aliens vs. Predator
computer game, so I figured it was fair game and reasonably accurate.
The green hip pouches are military surplus. One of them is at least from the Korean War era.
The smaller of the two pouches can hold 2 standard Pulse Rifle Mags (20 round real steel mags),
while the other pouch can hold 3-4 long mags (30 round real steel size).
The small pouch was OD green, but had weathered so it was showing white on the main edges.
The larger pouch was actually tan in color. I used a can of Flat OD Krylon spray paint to
color them, and then gave the final product some touch ups with Flat Black. In the
pictures they look brighter than they really are.
Some detail shots...
That's actually a .22 cal bullet hole in the back of the helmet!
The shot hit square enough to penetrate both the steel helm AND the
fiberglass liner! Kind of makes me glad I didn't wear one of these
A little shin guard humor...
The shin guards are kept in place with the straps and buckles, but what really
keeps them in place are a set of fuzzy velcro boot cuffs that circle the tops of my boots.
On the inside of the shin guard, at the bottom, is some hook velcro that grabs the boot
cuffs, keeping that armor in place. Nothing short of a nuclear blast will get those off!
So what's next? Things to do...
I also need to swap out the shoulder epaulettes (sp?) with a replacement set I bought last spring (2003).
I need to swap out the resin helmet camera lens with the real, screen accurate one I bought this summer (2004).
I need to buy a set of replacement knee cups and shoulder bells. Spat remastered these parts
to be more movie accurate after he visited Harry Harris in the UK and took some pics of the
Need to get a different style pistol belt with clasp similar to those on the armor (LC2 style).
Actually, I need to get a couple LC2 style pistol belts. Another green one that will need a dusting of
black to make it a little darker.
Need to add a correct back bracket to mount my shoulder lamp (When completed).
The shin guards also are not exactly 100% accurate so they'll need some small amount of reworking as well.
I also need to add a flip down IR lens as seen in the film.
I want a set of armor in metal! I may have found someone who can do it reasonably. Time will tell.
The thing one has to decide is... is it better to pay a lot more and have it made by the same person
who made it for the film, or is it better to have it made cheaper? I'm torn.