Weathering ammo belt?

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    Weathering ammo belt?

    I have a beautifully made Taco ammo belt. I am doing SE ROTJ fett. Is the the damage on it white? I want to shoot for the look of the ammo belt listed on Fettprides for sale thread.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    The damage is white because the belt and boxes were originally white vinyl and were painted over to look like brown leather. Where the belt took damage the white underneath shows through... So, if you want yours to look like it should, I would take a white drybrush approach, along the lines of what most people do with their blasters, but use silver to drybrush on the edges. Keep in mind, if you are going for the look at the time of filming there was a lot less damage to the belt than we see today at the exhibits like MoM and AoSW. Here are a few photos taken during filming to give you a better idea of the damage seen then.
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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    I find that white shoe polish also works well. I dabbed it on with a 00 brush is some spots and used a toothpick dipped in it to make really fine dots and white "scratches".

    -C

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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    Silly question but are the flaps flaps? And do they have stitching or is the stitching painted on?

    If its stitched, how did they keep it 'yellow'.

    This has always boggled me as ive never seen it in person.

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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    Awesome guys! Thanks!!!

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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    Stormrider said: View Post
    Silly question but are the flaps flaps? And do they have stitching or is the stitching painted on?

    If its stitched, how did they keep it 'yellow'.

    This has always boggled me as ive never seen it in person.
    When I say "painted over" I may have made a misleading statement. I actually believe the pouches were most likely recolored with a paint on type dye. And if you take a look... the threads are colored, they just didn't accept the dye the same way the vinyl did.
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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    Check out the threads (and the vinyl) under the flap as compared to that outside the flap that has had the dye applied.
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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    Art these are great! Thank you!

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    Re: Weathering ammo belt?

    You are very welcome.

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