I agree with you. But the purpose of my costume is to troop with. So i was afraid that a painted belt was not rather resistant in time.
So i chose to use a material which had a correct color and weather it after. My idea is to make my Fett more "realistic" with functional parts (rangefinder, pouches, blaster...).
Yeah I'm with you brother still your work makes me want to get off my ***, head to the garage and start cutting, glueing, painting and just getting my **** done truly inspirational!
I try to fix the flap using an extra pouch.
1 ) I cut about 4 millimeter at the beginning of the flap
2 ) I marked the folds using an iron. Adjusted temperature to synthetic and used a wet cloth to avoid damaging the leather.
Here's the result :
Is it better ?
I still need to add wheatering but it's not the most difficult part if i start on a good base.
It gave me ideas of an evolution of the pouches :
- integrate one of the magnet in the wood structure to avoid a too big thickness of the part of the flap which is glue in the front of the pouch(-> more accurate).
- some evolutions to the leather pattern to simplify the shape and assembling.
I will certainly make a version 2 of the pouches later when all other part will be finished.
Now that's a great ammo pouch! I can't wait to see the improved v2 ammo belt and pouch templates. Keep up the great work!
Quick question - do you have the above templates for the leather that surrounds the wood in Letter format (or is it required to be in A4 format due to the size)? Thank you again!
Few more quick questions:
For the stitching, do you recommend bonded nylon tan thread size 69, or something else (darker brown? different gauge? different material?)
When gluing any of the parts together, is there a specific type of glue you recommend over others that works well when bonding wood to imitation leather, magnets to imitation leather, imitation leather to itself, etc?
Thanks in advance!