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  1. 99centTaco is offline 99centTaco
    Jan 29, 2009, 3:23 PM - Need info on correct girth belt straps #1

    Hey guys, I remember doing this for a member here but can't remember who it was. Anyhow, I've gotten numerous requests for simple leather straps to connect to the back of the girth belts. I am going to have my sidekick make a prototype but want to get as much info on it as possible, such as the total length, width, how many holes there should be, how far are they spaced from each other, etc. Any info would help. And if your also interested in them just reply here no pms please, I'm tiring to keep all pms belt related right now. Thanks!
  2. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Jan 29, 2009, 3:35 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #2

    i am interested! count me in!
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    Jan 29, 2009, 4:10 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #3

    How about this pic i got from TK409's site.
    Please tell me if i'm allowed to post this or not.
    I don't think that this is a original version, but it's close i think.
    With this pic, you could use the original girth belt measurements as a comparison to the straps.
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    Jan 29, 2009, 5:26 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #4

    I am interested bro! I don't have any info to add, but please put me on the list. If it's made out of leather, then Taco is the man! I will probably take two sets.
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    Jan 29, 2009, 5:35 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #5

    I would have to say that the 'correct' straps on the back of the girth are a black Nylon Webbing and not leather.

    ESB the strap is sewn on the left, on the inner most bar

    ROTJ the strap is sewn on the right, on the outer most bar

    The length would vary from person to person, but it should about 4" inbetween each buckle and a little extra to hang down.
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    Jan 29, 2009, 5:36 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #6

    The straps in the movie version were made out of 1'' nylon strapping. You can find it at any hiking/camping store
  7. 99centTaco is offline 99centTaco
    Jan 29, 2009, 5:49 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #7

    I knew they were nylon but getting lots of request for leather. I can get the nylon though.
  8. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Jan 29, 2009, 6:59 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #8

    hmmm...well, Taco, if they are made out of 1 inch strap material, i think i will drop out...lord knows i have enough 1 inch strap material...
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    Jan 29, 2009, 8:51 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #9

    Why couldn't they be leather! I think it would look much better than webbing, IMO. I will still take a set Taco, maybe for my custom Mando, or maybe I will use them on my ESB anyway. I was going for accuracy, but the webbing looks like a hurried afterthought. Anyone know how important this is for getting a costume to pass standards?
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    Jan 31, 2009, 7:36 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #10

    Quote dankenman said: View Post
    Why couldn't they be leather! I think it would look much better than webbing, IMO. I will still take a set Taco, maybe for my custom Mando, or maybe I will use them on my ESB anyway. I was going for accuracy, but the webbing looks like a hurried afterthought. Anyone know how important this is for getting a costume to pass standards?

    You can use whatever your mind desires, I use leather on mine but some people like screen accurate results.
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    Jan 31, 2009, 8:39 PM - Re: Need info on correct girth belt straps #11

    I got a set of leather ones from Taco before. I like the look. I realize it's not 100% correct, but it does look sweet.

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