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Accurate vest discussion

  1. #51
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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    I'm surprised they took that pattern to prototype. It needs alot of work.
    Kurtyboy, are you now advising them on how to improve it?

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    I am trying to advise changes. But do all the vests use the same pattern? The PP2 pictured tapers in at the waist because they have pulled the front and back sections together as can be seen by the v shape formed along the bottom edge:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...Armor-2-10.png

    Are the RotJ/MoM/AoSW vests also like this at the side seams?

    Clothears are using tackle twill.

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    Also, clothears have 14 padded strips on each sleeve. I count 16, is this correct?

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Away from reference atm so no pictures.
    The vest tapers a bit but not as much as it appears in those pictures.

    .The ROTJ/MOM vest has a single seam on the side and a bit of swoop towards the front.
    I would have to look but I think 16 ribs is correct.
    Please PM me about the projects status kurtyboy.

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    where is the evidence the originals were tackle twill? I have never seen it. I do not think that is correct. Either that or tackle twill they used for the originals is radically different from what is commonly termed tackle twill today. That stuff is too shiny and too heavy.

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Agreed. Tackle twill isn't a bad match but it's not perfect. Everyone start looking for a good match in the polyester realm I would say.
    I am already working on it but it requires samples and good communication with fabric companies to get anything solid.
    I would head up a gloves project as well if we knew that material.

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    There is no evidence of it being tackle twill. It was just the most accurate looking fabric that had been discovered back around 2002-2003 (may even have been earlier but that was before my time here). My last vest was made in 2004 hence the use of tackle twill.

    I have already asked Clothears if they can come up with something similar but not as heavy or as shiny. Fingers crossed.

    Lufo1138 said: View Post
    where is the evidence the originals were tackle twill? I have never seen it. I do not think that is correct. Either that or tackle twill they used for the originals is radically different from what is commonly termed tackle twill today. That stuff is too shiny and too heavy.

  7. #57

    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Yeah, I agree. Its a polyester type. Or maybe nylon? Looks very much like winter jacket polyester shell stuff to me.

  8. #58

    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Clothears are watching this thread and taking note of our comments. This is going to be worth the wait.

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Agreed! Same with the flightsuit. Nice and tight!

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Hello
    As Kurtyboy said we have been watching this thread with interest. We have been members of TDH for a little while now but we are relatively new to the Fett costume construction, we have been working on Boushh for the past 6 years and have striven for accuracy in every detail inside and out, we now really want to achieve that level of detail in our Fett parts. Hopefully with your help and the help of other Fett fans who have been studying the costume for years we can achieve this. Please feel free to pm me with anything you think may be helpful. I am currently trying to prototype the vest and ESB flight suit. I have spent the past few months having fabric dyed professionally for the suit, it took a lot of samples to get the colour. We will be at the TDH stand in Manchester if anyone is interested in seeing the fabric and our progress. It will be good to get feedback.

  12. #62

    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    So, what happened to this vest?

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Hello?

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    On hold with the jumpsuit until after hols as I understand it.

    Things were close to done with the suit and I don't know about the vest ; but excellent reference was kindly provided for it.

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Keen to see how this pans out...

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    image-jpgimage-jpgimage-jpgI've an esb vest and suit from clothears top job..

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Keen to see how this pans out...
    Same here! I'd love to see really really accurate vests get made!

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    Re: Anyone got photos of the screen used vest sans back armor?

    I heard from Clothears. They have found a more suitable fabric things are on hold because they are trying to move at the moment.

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    Re: Accurate vest discussion

    Three months have passed and no signs of life. Typical.

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