I agree 100% with Lufo
+1 with Luffo and S1P
its not an argument its a discussion unless theres name calling
But like I had said before and will say again there should be no seam, even in the promo pics if you look close there isnt a seam, its the backing which is the same fabric inside out?
Think it was batninja was saying the tackle twill has a shiny side and a not shiny side
Armydad not challenging you at all bro, if you've ever taken a look at Kurtyboy (the original poster) thread on his never ending upgrades you would know he is all about the accuracy and not price or anything like that, so dont take offense to me or anyone saying that something isnt accurate and all that, just stating the facts.
None taken by any means, and I understand wanting full accuracy, its an awesome goal to set- we're all Fett fans here after all
So what happened to all these super accurate new vests that were coming soon???
Batninja is doing another run
Let's see those new accurate vests! MoW? Clothears?
Does anyone have any reference photos of a screen used Boba flak vest without the back armor? Particularly interested to see the slots for the jetpack hooks.
what you are looking for is in the background of this picture...
Boba Fett Return of the Jedi Costume - BTS - The Dented Helmet Gallery
on the left, someone is holding the flak vest. You can clearly see the righthand slot for the jetpack strap.
It is from the greatest birthday in the history of the world.
Last edited by Lufo1138; Jul 5, 2012 at 3:46 PM.
Wow! I hadn't seen that photo before and thanks for pointing it out.
Well looks like the 'most accurate flak vest available' needs some modifications now before I buy one LOL!
I talked to Christian. He is up for making modifications. I haven't had a chance to follow up. Keep us informed!
OOhhh... that extra seam running horizontally above the jetback hook slots! We can't do without that!
I've been talking to Clothears as recommended by RS. Looks good but needs some changes.
That seam does (edit) NOT (edit) appear on all the vests. There is a slight difference between ESB/PP1/2/3 and the ROTJ vest. The vest shown in that picture is a stunt version of the vest I believe and does not share the details of the ESB/PP style.
Here is the back of the PP2 vest.
See the full gallery near the top of this thread.
I really wish somebody would make a more accurate vest. Not just the details, the patterns need to be new as well.
Kurtyboy, I knew the RS guys were planning one with Clothears. I never saw a pattern before Rob got very busy wit stormtroopers. If you have seen it can you PM me?
Last edited by Keegan; Jul 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM. Reason: Missed a critical word! DOH
Now those are great pics.
I agree. We need a more accurate vest. Pattern and material in current versions are not really very close.
With these photos of the PP2 vest it seems to taper in at the waist. Seriously 'fitted'! All the replicas seem to just go straight down.
Clothears on the left, original on the right.
Anyone know the correct number of padded strips on each sleeve? I'm getting 16 or 17.
hmmm... have them put it on a fitting form or something. It'll be easier to compare the problem areas. But it looks to me like that is completely the wrong fabric. It shines like silk. The originals do not have that kind of shine, and the difference is not simply due to weathering. The highlights on the replica are stronger at higher levels of incidence than the original which has spec highlights pile up more straight-on to the observer. That fabric is also WAY too heavy. It drapes entirely differently. Not even close.