In the end you will only see a little slice of the shirt, but it's still needed as a base.
Yeah, if someone is going to scream for a medic I won't even try helping out!
The velcro is indeed for the kneepads. But not really to affix it, but more to assist the rest of the attachment. At the side there is a big slice of velcro for keeping the holster in space. You can't really see it in the picture, though.
Last time I went through the time schedule I ended up with January / February for finishing the Sergeant. In the meantime though it's more and more likely that I'll pause this project to make a commission job for a fair in October. If this will happen the Sergeant will be further delayed for a few more months.
Sorry, I know the wait is long, but with a full time job, several hobbies and some private live going on, I'm a slow cosplayer.