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 Post subject: Smartgunner Steadicam Vest Pattern?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:47 am 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
Service Number: A10/TQ0.0.82146E1
Country: New Zealand
Hi all,

I'm sure there was a thread here for either a base pattern &/or pics for converting a generic cam vest into something more screen accurate, but I can't seem to find em. Anyone able to help out with info OR have some good 3A vest ref pics?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:36 am 
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Location: Rapid View, Saskatchewan
Service Number: A10/TQ1.O.32157E1
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M56 Smart One has great reference photos of several 3A vests here:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14382&p=227004&hilit=vest#p227004

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:43 pm 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
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Ah nice, thanks Moosh.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:08 pm 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
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I was sure someone had a pattern for the vest pads, but I may have been thinking of this excellent thread:

Caramac's Smart Gunner - http://forum.alienslegacy.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15672

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:44 am 
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Adding to this thread I tried to check where the arm connects to the gun but cant get a good picture on the bracket would that be somewhere else? thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 am 

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Adding to this thread I tried to check where the arm connects to the gun but cant get a good picture on the bracket would that be somewhere else? thanks


It is a short stub shaft on the arm that slides into a hole on the gun itself

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:14 pm 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
Service Number: A10/TQ0.0.82146E1
Country: New Zealand
There's a couple of parts that make up the "connector" (and different SG builds handle it differently, of course).

For a few pics of the currently-believed-to-be screen accurate method, check out the thread Moosh linked too.
Quoted from Pg 11 -
M56 Smart One wrote:
... Matsuo has addressed fitting the C-clamp to attach the L-bracket to so that I can attach the gun to the steadicam arm...
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Also check out this thread (as it shows off the L bracket you [probably] need to clear the drum mag) -
http://forum.alienslegacy.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=242975
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... For the gun bracket I will be trying to get screen accurate, for the attachment to the vest...not so much.
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On the other end to connect to the gun, I layered up a "C" bracket. It hugs the gun in a screen accurate location. 2 tiny screws are in the top 'legs' and one large bolt runs through the 'counterweight' cylinder and up into the barrel cover.
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And for my own, I've bolted a Kessler Crane ball joint straight into the gun body (doesn't quite have the clearance around the drum mag, but SGs are always I work in progress, I reckon -
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I'd recommend reading through all of the build threads linked here - http://forum.alienslegacy.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17377 (the two threads mentioned in my/Moosh's posts are also listed here).

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