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Girth or Rope Belt Information

  1. #26

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    Re: Girth Information

    Hey, what colors did you guys use to die the girth like the ESB one?

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    Merged: BROWN girth!

    Found these. We don't have to dye them brown!
    http://www.saddleshop.com/cgi-bin/sh...&search=action

  3. #28
    fettalike
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Have you actually seen this in person yet? I can't see the color very well from the picture. Even if it isn't the exact right color, it might be easier to dye.

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Ive not seen one in person but like you said- it would be easier to dye.

  5. #30
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    They look very promising and the price is not bad either.Thanks for the heads up.

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Good thing you don't plan on dying it. Trevira is a synthetic fiber and is virtually impossible to dye. If you want to dye one, go with Mohair like the original. Wool dyes quite nicely.

    At least $15.75 isn't a bad price. Stateline has the 14 strand Mohair girths in white and black for $15.90.

    I plan on getting a white one from them and then dying it red so it will be authentic.

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Fetthunter, you wouldn't have Stateline's url handy would you?

    Pul-eeze!!




  8. #33
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!


  9. #34
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    I gotta keep this alive..


    I need a brown one for my Jodo outfit.

    Once I get it..How much modification will I have to do before I wear it?(I know..stupid question but indulge me)


    Jodo

  10. #35
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    If you dye a mohair girth, it will shrink a LOT (wool's funny like that). You might want to order one a bit larger than your normal waist size. Once dyed and ready to wear, you'll need 2 leather straps to connect the double set of buckles with. Some people use nylon webbing instead.

  11. #36
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Thanks..

    And another stupid question....


    How wide does it have to be to be close to the movie costume?


    Jodo

  12. #37
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    For Boba, order a "14 strand mohair girth" and you'll be good to go.

    I couldn't tell you the similarities or differences between Boba's and Jango's or Jodo's...

  13. #38
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Brown? Why would you want a brown one?

    My quest to lure others into making a ROTJ suit continues...

  14. #39

    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    I ordered mine a couple of days ago. Larger as recomended. Ill wash it, shrink it, and measure it so that future orders will have an idea of how much it shrinks. The dye thread is as follows:
    http://forum.thedentedhelmet.com/vie...pic=91&forum=3


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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    I've heard that if you use Rit in boiling water, the mohair (wool) girth can shrink as much as 50%.

    Why don't sheep shrink when it rains???

  16. #41

    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Thanks, hopefully I wont end up with an ankle belt.

  17. #42

    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    As far as the shrinkage, it might shrink if it gets cold and wet....oh wait, we are talking about the girth

    After you wash the girth and rinse it out, nail 4 nails to a board (2 on one end, 2 on the other) and hook the buckles of the girth to the nails. This should keep it from shrinking.

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    Thats a cool idea. Think my Landlord will mind if i put a few nails in my deck?


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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    There's only one way to find out...

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Anyone know if I can find a mohair one in brown anywhere??


    Jodo

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    JK3 I got the white one and dyed it without problem. I don't think a brown mohair 14 strand with the right weave has been found yet. -Mark

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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Thanks guys for all the help! Man, this is awesome! Best place for Fett/Mandalorian details!!

  23. #48
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    Sounds like a plan. I`ll have to start looking like crazy to get my costume done. Thanks for the help on this one.


    Jodo

  24. #49
    boba_fett77
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    I JUST DYED MINE TODAY. I DONT KNOW WHAT ITS MADE OUT OF BUT I PUT IT IN A BUCKET WITH BOILING WATER AND RIT D.BROWN AND WINE AND IT TURNED OUT BLUEISH PURPLE AND SHRANK ABOUT 30%. I AM GOING TO REDYE IT TODAY. I HOPE I Can just get it some sort of a brown color.

  25. #50
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    Merged: Re: BROWN girth!

    BF 77..


    Any luck???


    Jodo

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