Hidden straps on knee armor

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    Hidden straps on knee armor

    Has anyone cut tiny slits in their jumpsuit to conceal the elastic straps on the back of the knee armor peices that hold them to your knee caps?I'm just starting my Fett build up so I've been looking at pictures.I've seen so many awsome Fetts on here but the elastic knee armor straps are always eyesoarers to me. IMO I think the elastic straps make the knee armor look cheap and phony looking.
    Maybe another alternative for the active THD prop makers is to make a resin,fiberglass,or plastic rear cover peice that's paintable.I realize you won't be able to fully bend your knee with a peice like this but it might be worth the sacrafice.
    Please leave your input on what you think.I'm a newbee so if you feel these are bad ideas criticism is welcome as long as you explain why.
    Other possble alternatives are welcome as well

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    The elastic straps are screen accurate. If you weather them properly then they won't stand out as much.

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    Well to keep the costume canon, the straps are shown on Boba Fett. They are not shown on Jango Fett though, I'm not sure how they are attached, but someone on these boards will know!

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    I was told that on jangos suit the straps for the thighs, shins, and knees are all run through the inside of the jumpsuit, so it still pulls tight but leaves the back of the suit the same.Seems pretty simple to do.Although I would sew button hole to prevent fraying or cut the slits, and put some super glue around the edges.

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    I wonder how in the world they were able to fasten the straps on Jango's leg armor on the inside of the jumpsuit???I guess maybe they'd start fastening those straps and armor before pulling the jumpsuit up as they fasten the armor up your legs. Sounds terribly inconvenient but I'm sure it has to look better than having exposed straps showing.


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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    i would say it was a strapseperate from the armour peice, run through the back of the leg, with a peice of velcro (or somekind of fastener) on each end which you could then just pop onto the armour peice

    make any sense?


    -Wulf

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    like others have said, the straps belong there if you want a screen accurate suit. if you are just looking for something that looks good, you can do whatever makes you happy

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    Dha_Syntir said: View Post
    I wonder how in the world they were able to fasten the straps on Jango's leg armor on the inside of the jumpsuit???I guess maybe they'd start fastening those straps and armor before pulling the jumpsuit up as they fasten the armor up your legs. Sounds terribly inconvenient but I'm sure it has to look better than having exposed straps showing.

    I do this. Put a slit in the jumpsuit, put the jumpsuit on, run the strap through the slit and around your leg, and then secure it to the armor (I use snaps to do this.)

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    having it go under your jumpsuit sounds really uncomfortable.

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    I went to Barnes and Noble today and found this Star Wars Visual Dictionary book
    Inside has great large photos of every part of the Jango suit.If you flip through the pages the the Jango section you can clearly see the slit in the jumpsuit with a black strap running through the inside.Pretty damn cool book with great photos
    Last edited by leester01; Dec 2, 2006 at 2:41 AM.

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    Re: Hidden straps on knee armor

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    having it go under your jumpsuit sounds really uncomfortable.
    But I always wear my spandex TK jumpsuit under my and . I actually don't even notice the straps ... well, unless I think about them!

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