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    Sep 16, 2008, 6:25 PM - Accurate color for the flak vest? #1

    All the pictures I've seen of ROTJ Boba Fett has a "greyish" colored flak vest. I've seen several pictures on this board with more of a tan or beige color. My Bobamaker vest is actually a beige color.

    Apparently beige is acceptable, but is it accurate?
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    Sep 16, 2008, 6:56 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #2

    Quote Arakus said: View Post
    All the pictures I've seen of ROTJ Boba Fett has a "greyish" colored flak vest. I've seen several pictures on this board with more of a tan or beige color. My Bobamaker vest is actually a beige color.

    Apparently beige is acceptable, but is it accurate?
    I dunno, but I know I wouldn't want a beige one. up to you.
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    Sep 16, 2008, 11:28 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #3

    Well the most accepted material of Flak Vest is Tackle Twill, we usually have them the grey.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 3:43 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #4

    hi

    i got twill for me vest and on the bolt it said tencel twill. any one know the difference?
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    Sep 17, 2008, 6:14 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #5

    Tencel is an organic material. Twill is the weave of the fabric. Tackle Twill is 100% polyester. I have not seen it sold anywhere with the name "tackle twill". It is actually called "Poly Pro Twill". It is used for backing for athletic embroidered letters, like those used on letterman jackets, etc.

    I have seen other material used and it looks ok, but most of the "Fett Experts" here will say the tackle twill is the only correct material, or the most screen accurate.
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    Sep 19, 2008, 6:02 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #6

    hi

    ok thanks
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    Sep 22, 2008, 6:05 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #7

    So as long as the material is the accurate "tackle twill" the exact color is not an issue?
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    Sep 23, 2008, 7:37 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #8

    I so know what you are talking about. The first pic is of my Fett. The second pic is a pre release pic of the real thing.

    biege and grey. I would love a grey one that matches the second pic but have not ben able to source one.
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    Sep 23, 2008, 8:43 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #9

    The fabric/colour used per Ladysewforus is the same that the real fett one (on my vest so). It's called Tackle Twill with a Greysh colour.

    Your vest looks more an off white / natural cotton colour IMO If your vest is made by Bobamaker, it's an off white cotton, because tackle is hard to get and he does it with cotton, not tackle.

    But, please, BM does a high quality parts, don't misunderstand me.
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    Sep 23, 2008, 10:11 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #10

    So is it greyish for ROTJ? What about ESB?

    Yvette
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    Sep 23, 2008, 10:15 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #11

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    The fabric/colour used per Ladysewforus is the same that the real fett one (on my vest so). It's called Tackle Twill with a Greysh colour.

    Your vest looks more an off white / natural cotton colour IMO If your vest is made by Bobamaker, it's an off white cotton, because tackle is hard to get and he does it with cotton, not tackle.

    But, please, BM does a high quality parts, don't misunderstand me.
    It sure is a BM and it really is excellent quality (can't fault it). just got my eye on that grey material now

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    Sep 23, 2008, 10:20 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #12

    Pretty sure it's the same. My sense is it looks more weathered and dirty with brown tones in ROTJ, but it's the same material in both.

    Quote tk337 said: View Post
    So is it greyish for ROTJ? What about ESB?

    Yvette
  13. Sep 24, 2008, 10:48 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #13

    This really is same the vest, just that it has variances in different pics because of so many different factors that have effected the color.
    Light, age, dirt and so on and so forth.
    The ROTJ and ESB vest are both grey, and just have a different effect to the pictures of them is all.
    Just like muted grey such as Bobas vest can almost look white in bright light esp with it being shiney.
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    Sep 29, 2008, 11:15 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #14

    I'm not sure why there are tan ones out there... it's always looked gray to me.
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    Oct 1, 2008, 7:19 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #15

    The accurate color looks gray. Some pics I've seen make it looks white with gray weathering. I spent way too much time sewing the velcro on my Boba Maker vest to replace it with a gray one. I ended up just misting it with gray primer and it ended up looking pretty good.
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    Oct 1, 2008, 7:32 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #16

    The weathering can really do the trick. Throughout the movie, there are so many different variations, due to the lighting, the shadowing and also the aging of the material, depending on when the scene was shot.

    I would definitely suggest working with it until you have the desired color.

    just MHO
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    Oct 1, 2008, 7:50 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #17

    I had Debbie's vest and dyed it "Pearl Grey" (Rit) for about 15 minutes in hot water. IMO it's about as close as your gonna get.
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    Oct 3, 2008, 7:00 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #18

    Hi, i have the same problem with my flakvest, but a litle wethering helps?
    Sorry for the bad Picture
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    Oct 4, 2008, 12:12 PM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #19

    That is a nice looking Fett! Your vest looks more white than beige. A little bit of gray weather and it would look awesome.

    Is that a mannequin? If so I love the pose.
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    Oct 26, 2008, 4:32 AM - Re: Accurate color for the flak vest? #20

    Hi, yes this is a mannequin. I have weather the vest a litle gray, but it looks not 100% i think..alitlebit blue maby?










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