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    Dec 9, 2005, 9:36 AM - Jumpsuit colour? #1

    I have managed to get hold of an old jumpsuit but am not sure that it is a close enough colour match to warrant converting.
    I'm going for ROTJ style, What do you all think?
    Also any suggestions as to if there is anything I can do if it isn't the correct shade would be appreciated.
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  2. SaxeCoburg's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2005, 12:33 PM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #2

    Looks too dark. ROTJ is alot more of a fadded tan/grey color. But if the you can bleach it out it may make a good starter suit. Another thing to consider is where do you plan to get the "extra" fabric to do the thigh and shin pouches?
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    Dec 13, 2005, 4:52 PM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #3

    You can buy a 'colour stripper' from Wilkinsons stores, this may take some of the colour out, it's only a few quid for the product so it's worth a shot. I suspect that it will remove some of the colour but not all.

    Good luck
    DAZ
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    Dec 13, 2005, 10:50 PM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #4

    Or buy a good one from BM
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    Dec 14, 2005, 6:35 AM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #5

    Why not try soaking it in a little bleach? Try using small amounts first over several sessions and see how it go's. This is what i plan to do with mine (mine is dark blue at the mo but i am going for the ESB version).
  6. Dec 14, 2005, 7:13 AM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #6

    I'm with Ronin I've had mine hanging out in the sun off and on since Halloween to fade it as well. Doing ESb also... but a bleach wash is a good option and go slow with it, don't rush the process. Patience.....
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    Dec 14, 2005, 10:08 AM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #7

    Crazy4bobafett - you are wise in the ways of costuming young padwan

    seriously though, if Dexx does go for the bleaching method Crazy4bobafett is 100% correct and patience is paramount.
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    Dec 21, 2005, 12:07 PM - Re: Jumpsuit colour? #8

    Thanks for all the replies.
    I would love to get a BM jumpsuit (and all of BMs parts) but at the minute Im trying to save some cash.
    I think Ill try the 'colour stripper' from wilcos first, Ive got nothing to loose really.
    For the extra pockets Im trying to get hold of another suite of the same type so I can use that.
    Does any one have any patterns for the tools pockets and pouches?
    I have tried using the search but can't find any.

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