Girthy!

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    Girthy!

    Got my first piece of my BF armor today! The girth belt from Dover Saddlery. I've got to get myself some Minwax water-based red stain to dye it.

    Anyone have recommendations for a strap system in the back to connect the ends?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Girthy!

    1 inch nylon strapping.

    Look at the ESB promo pics in the gallery of Boba Fett standing in the Cloud City hallway. You can see it very clearly.

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    Re: Girthy!

    BBF also sells the straps I think.

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    Re: Girthy!

    BBF = Booboo Fett? I figure I can go to a fabric store and pick up something that simple. Or maybe an Army/navy store. Hmm.

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    Re: Girthy!

    It is mohair hopefully?

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    Re: Girthy!

    I just used some black leather I had laying around from an old Vader belt and punched a few gromets in it...works good for me.

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    Re: Girthy!

    It is indeed mohair. (Was that important?)

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    Re: Girthy!

    If you PM me I will send you the link for the screen accurate nylon strapping. I cant post a link to the auction, it's not mine. Be aware the smallest amount is 10 yards for $9.95 free shipping but it is the right stuff.

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    Re: Girthy!

    Just snagged 4 yards for $3.50. But thanks!

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    Re: Girthy!

    BlackCatBone said: View Post
    It is indeed mohair. (Was that important?)
    yes it is important

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    Re: Girthy!

    The weave on the standard heavy weight strapping is incorrect thlight weight strapping has the correct weave.

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    Re: Girthy!

    I was wondering if the stain has to be watered down (cut with water) to use as a dye or is the stain used straight from the can? I have a mohair belt that I'd like to dye.

    Does the belt shrink after dyeing? Will it need to be stretched while drying?

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