Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

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    Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    I have looked through google for US army half shelter, but I don't know if what i'm finding is legit. Can anyone respond with a link to a good source. And does getting vintage material realy that much better? I'm a perfectionist.
    Thanks guys

    -Tom


    BTW hear about Bobamaker's wrist? Sucks. I've got 2 orders in from him too

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    U.S. Army shelter half any army surplus store will have them, and they are just canvas.
    Use U.S. Army shelter half not half shelter for the search.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    There's tons of vintage material in a neigbour army / hunter's shop of mine. Any NATO surplus store should do too I believe.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    There should plenty of the stuff on the market right now since the Marine Corps was using them until around the mid to late 90's. So by now all of the Corp's stock should be out in the surplus market.

    I find it pretty interesting that people are using them RotJ Fett capes, having used them back when I was in the Corps I can say that's about all they're really good for.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    Riceball said: View Post
    There should plenty of the stuff on the market right now since the Marine Corps was using them until around the mid to late 90's. So by now all of the Corp's stock should be out in the surplus market.

    I find it pretty interesting that people are using them RotJ Fett capes, having used them back when I was in the Corps I can say that's about all they're really good for.

    So true. I never used mine in the field.

    You cant beat a good ole $12.00 used shelter half for the costume.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    If you are looking for the correct material, I have some extra left over from the half shelter I cut for my cape. There is enough material for one more cape in it. Let me know if you want it.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/bbt/rotj_cape.htm

    Some of Art's links may not be any good any more
    But the Info in the Tutorial is.
    make sure you do your research if you are going accurate.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    flea bay, ending soon,

    put this in the search engine......


    Vietnam Era US Army/USMC Shelter Half Complete Dated 75

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    I actually lucked out with mine. I'm Army (Infantry Leads the Way), and I'm actually friends with a local Nat'l Guard S-4 who was throwing out an ancient GP medium, so I helped myself to a giant slice of the side curtain.

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    Re: Where do I get ROTJ cape material?

    Is the canvas really pliable enough to serve as a rough cape? It seems (although, this is coming from a guy who's never used the canvas) like it would be too stiff or rough to have the loose flexibility and durability of wearable cloth. Please, correct me if I'm wrong - I'm more than a little inexperienced in this department.

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