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Homemade Metal Body Armor on a Budget Project

This homemade metal body armor on a budget project is simple to learn. This step by step tutorial shares how easy it is to make a cool looking suit of armor without spending a whole lot of money.

Homemade Metal Body Armor on a Budget Project

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Role playing games and medieval recreations are really popular throughout the country. These types of shows often draw large audiences, so the participants take a lot of pride in making their costumes authentic looking. This tutorial was created to show the reader how easy it is to make a suit of metal armor for themselves that looks very realistic.

This tutorial was created to show how anyone can create their own authentic looking metal body armor. The information is presented in a way that make it really easy to read and to also understand what is being said. While having previous DIY skills would be a definite plus, you really don’t need to as long as you can follow the tutorial.

Tools (poor guy version):

*A drill

*Phillips Head Drill Bit

*Metal cutting drill bits

* A piece of wood

*A marking device(pen, marker colored pencil)

*Clamps

*Screws

Rich Guy Tools(if ya got em):

*Drill Press

*Vice

Materials:

3.5 x 1.5 in Mending Braces (mine came from my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store)

Paracord

Lighter

Scissors or Knife

How many plates do you need?:

You will have to figure out on you own. What you will have to figure out the number of plates you need by the following steps:

1) Buy ten packages of Mending Braces

2) Measure from nipple to nipple on the chest you will be making the armor for

3) Lay enough plates down in a row to equal or exceed the measurement…depending on your desired area of protection

= Write down that number and don’t lose it=

4) Measure from nipple to waistline on the torso you will be making the armor for

5) Lay enough plates down in a vertically overlapping column to equal or exceed the measurement…depending on your desired area of protection

= Write down that number and don’t lose it=

Multiply your two numbers and that will give you your base line

Multiply that number by 2 and you have your front and back plate count

Do the same thing for your sides then add them all together and you have your plate count

Mine came out to 168 plates

Benefits of reading and following the Homemade Metal Body Armor on a Budget tutorial

● The tutorial describes all of the necessary materials, supplies and tools needed to get started

● There is an easy to download plan included that has a step by step instruction guide

● You will also find numerous full color pictures that provides a good visual reference

Click here to read about how to make homemade metal body armor on a budget project:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Armor-on-a-Budget-or-Lowes-Lamellar/?ALLSTEPS

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