Actually, the girth belts are the same, but the color and connection methods are different. In all cases the girth belt is a white/natural mohair horse girth with a diagonal weave. However, the pre-prod/ESB Fett is Dark Brown while ROTJ Fett is Dark Red.
Additonaly, the jury is still out on how the belt was connected in the back. Most agree that two 1" wide black straps were used to connect the four buckles on the girth. The straps were sewn to the buckels on one end, and buckled (like a regular belt) on the other end. The question is what material was used? Was it nylon (like in the MOM and ASW displays), was it leather (some think leather is screen accurate), or was it an elastic strap?
In general, if you have to ask if there is a difference, there usually is. Differences between the movies, differences between sceens in the movies and differences between the various tour displays, pre-pro photos, and Special Eddtions. Very frustrating ... I know, but pick one you like and run with it, or mix and match. It's totally up to you.
We came to the determination that the ESB and the ROTJ were the same color from a couple pictures.
They are both a deep Maroon where the Pre Pro is a brown.
There is an excellent picture that I had posted of Boba Fett standing on the bridge of The Executor in ESB where you can clearly see the deep maroon.
Now that the Picture hosting is down, I will have to find other means of showing that but maybe someone can offer a good pic.
The picture is not showing up for me, but I will take your word for it. I thought I had searched all the threads regarding the color of the girth, but I guess I missed the final determination of the color. Thanks for setting me straight.
Any concensus on the quantitiy and mixture of RIT dies, to get the correct girth color?
It's a long held misconception that the ESB girth is dark brown. It does appear to be very similar in color to the ROTJ girth. I feel it's probably more saturated and less washed out than the ROTJ girth, but definitely more maroonish than brown.
I worked for a little while to put together my mix for the ones I sell. All I will say is that I use a couple different colors to get that look and it takes me a couple days to dye them with the process I use.
Ek makes really good copies,they look just like the real thing,I know,i have the real thing.......great job EK.........compare EK's belts to the real belt pics here..... http://fettphotoz.myphotoalbum.com
You can see the colour difference in different lighting.