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First component done! 4 mag placard for the carrier. ALICE pouch fasteners were pretty easy to put on. Dritz eyelets/grommets also easy. Used Walnut Hollow's hot knife tool with cone woodburner tip to make holes and squish fastener prongs like the originals. Sewing 420D wasn't a problem with the Singer 4411. Might need to sharpen needles soon so I can get better tension. 20211115_152125.jpg 20211115_152129.jpg 20211115_152134.jpg 20211115_152142.jpg 20211115_152206.jpg
 
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I was not satisfied with the relatively bright thread against the fabric, so I took an alcohol art marker in "Bronze Green and applied it to the seams and stitch lines on the 4 mag panel 20211122_163156.jpg 20211122_163224.jpg

Then after receiving my thread order; I did a test run, Ranger Green nylon thread on the left, and Olive thread on the right
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Then I made 1 of the 2 cummerbund pieces, and inserted a 1/16" HDPE flexible reinforcing panel in there. 2.25" webbing has velcro loop side inside, and other than the ALICE QR Pistol belt buckle and 3/16" eyelets, everything is "Ranger Green". Shown next to Asian made Blackhawk triple mag pouch in BHI Olive Green and USGI OD106 canteen cover. 20211124_103942.jpg
 
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Happy Thanksgiving/Harvest Festival day! Since I had the morning to myself, I went and finished the 2nd Cummerbund part. Now all that's left are getting L SAPI cut plate or two, and then make the front and back plate bags. I'll have to revise how I did the eyelets because two layers of 1" webbing plus a layer of 2.25" webbing, some velcro, and 1 layer of nylon apparently bent my last 3 110/18 needles :( I was able to finish with 100/16 needle but I definitely need to repair or replace my HD 4411 needle plate thanks to it getting bashed by the bent needles. So for the rear bag, I think either 1 layer of 1" webbing, and no 2.25" webbing underneath the eyelet strips, or I can do same doubled 1" webbing but fold the 2.25" webbing and sew it then butt the eyelet strips so that its only 2 layers of 1" webbing and the nylon fabric to sew through. We will see. New needles from either Organ brand or Schmetz probably will be better.

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Shown with ALICE USGI triple pouch, and the 4 mag placard for the PC, under natural light

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Might redo the front plate bag but functionally, its good to go. Biggest pain in the rear, the side seams where there are angles. I see why most companies go for 3 fabric pieces to sew one bag together as opposed to what I did, with a single piece of fabric
Shown with cummerbund and 4-mag pocket. Next is the rear plate bag, might be worse because I'll need to put eyelets for the cummerbund pieces and align them good
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I have a Highcom 4S17M Size L SAPI level 4 standalone plate in there to fit against.
 
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