SCOUT ARMOR: SHOULDER STRAPPING

I’ve been getting a lot of requests and questions on how to strap the shoulder bridge straps. Here’s the method I used that is simple and accurate for 501st approval.

The 501st Legion requires this bridge to be a piece of cloth. Not elastic. If you watch the movie as well and look closely at the strapping, it should be “duck cloth” material or similar to canvas.

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The method of strapping is referenced by many scouts before me. It is called the T-Strap method. It consists of many pieces of velcro and straps sewn together into a shape of a T. You’ll need to look at the pictures that follow to understand which side to sew the velcro pieces.

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On the armor, I placed some white velcro on the outer bridge.

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On the underside “inside” the armor, I placed some velcro between the inner bridge.

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The T-strap will velcro onto the under side of the bridge of the 2 armor pieces facing outwards

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You will then secure the two pieces of armor together, pull the T-strap and wrap over the outer velcro.

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Loop over the outer velcro, under the bridge until the strap faces outward again

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You will now have the strap hanging outwards with the velco pad that will attach to the shoulder bell armor piece

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Velcro the shoulder piece on and you’re done!

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Hopefully that’ll clear up the confusion on how to strap your shoulder bell armor while achieving a 501st approved and movie accurate strapping. Good luck and happy trooping!

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