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    Jan 17, 2014, 12:30 PM - ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #1

    I'm asking this question not only because of some very little, but visible white damage on the belt.May be the super trooper belt converted to brown???
    I also ask because i'm in the process of putting one together.
    now the one i'm doing will be made from black faux leather/vinyl , and here's my work so farClick image for larger version. 

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    I have plans to paint this belt a dark brown, so iv'e done some samples on a left over pouch cover/flap
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ID:	73966 i think the darkest one? what do you think? i dont know why i even tried the top two colours
    im also looking at some images form the gallery and the stitching looks (to me ) to be a tan kind of colour and not white, witch i see a lot of on some belts
    around. i'm using the black vinyl because its hard to find a right brown faux leather where i am, plus i had this lying around anyway and it's my first shot at
    doing an ammo belt, anyhoo...opinions, criticisms , comments welcome.
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    Jan 18, 2014, 1:14 PM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #2

    Bump, to see if anyone can confirm ESB belt was white vinyl painted brown????
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    Jan 18, 2014, 5:40 PM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #3

    IMO, it began as a white belt. In the reference pics, there is a significant
    amount of white showing thru the brown leather/vinyl dye.

    When I weathered my own ammo belt, I added some white using shoe polish.
    You can see it here:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/w...mo-belt-26602/
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    Jan 19, 2014, 5:39 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #4

    Thanks Eric, this helps a lot
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    Feb 26, 2014, 4:52 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #5

    Ok so i finished up the belt last night, the stitching color is a bold choice i know, but i just don't see it as white stitching on the ESB belt
    the stitching work was done by a local seamstress, and i think it came out real good,
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Feb 26, 2014, 10:22 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #6

    Wow, that looks really good!
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    Feb 26, 2014, 11:46 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #7

    Yeah, that came out great. Nice work.
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    Feb 26, 2014, 5:44 PM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #8

    I think you did a fantastic job Brother!! I personally favor this vinyl look, imo it comes the closest to the screen used belt.
    You captured the look and with a bit of weathering it should look spot on. You may even want to dry brush white in the corners and seams, just my three cents.

    Here’s a belt I’m lucky to have from METALLBOY, made using vinyl with aluminum boxes
    Pic Is a bit blurry sorry I’m at workL only pick I have
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    Feb 27, 2014, 5:44 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #9

    Quote Syper said: View Post
    I think you did a fantastic job Brother!! I personally favor this vinyl look, imo it comes the closest to the screen used belt.
    You captured the look and with a bit of weathering it should look spot on. You may even want to dry brush white in the corners and seams, just my three cents.

    Here’s a belt I’m lucky to have from METALLBOY, made using vinyl with aluminum boxes
    Pic Is a bit blurry sorry I’m at workL only pick I have
    Thanks Syper, I too favour the vinyl look although the vinyl may not stand up to the test of time or trooping. You're
    also correct about the weathering, so I'll add some maybe over the weekend, nice belt you got there too.
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    Feb 27, 2014, 10:13 AM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #10

    More vinyl belts. here's pics from a TDH member who's name I can’t remember at the moment, but again imo it looks more accurate then bulky leather belts.
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    and here's more pics of my pp2 belt
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    this is a very well made belt by METALLBOY and i love the fact that it looks beat/worn. I weathered it a bit and dry brushed white details
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    Feb 27, 2014, 12:22 PM - Re: ESB ammo belt, was it white vinyl painted brown? #11

    Quote Syper said: View Post
    More vinyl belts. here's pics from a TDH member who's name I can’t remember at the moment, but again imo it looks more accurate then bulky leather belts.
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    and here's more pics of my pp2 belt
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    this is a very well made belt by METALLBOY and i love the fact that it looks beat/worn. I weathered it a bit and dry brushed white details
    All cool belts, the real leather belts can look bulky. If I could find the right color vinyl I would offer a small run of these. Remember I did have to paint my belt as it was black vinyl. So doing a run of ones just like mine would be too labour some and would not be cost effective.

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