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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: X wing leg straps question Reply with quote

Hi I am in the progress of making a pilots costume over here in the uk(HI all)I am following instructions from echobase website ,but I am not clear on the piece of belt that goes around the waist ?
Does it attach to the straps that attach to flack vest and how does it stay up?
Sorry if this is a stupid question but your knowledge would be very helpful
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Dave
ps if it is a catch clip or something does anyone have one I can purchase thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just like any other belt. You put it around your waist, cinch it tight, and hope it doesn't fall off, since there's no belt loops. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The belt does not attach to the ejection harness straps, it's seperate.

This is the only place we girls have an advantage in this costume, because we have waists, so our belts stay up. Razz


I haven't finished my costume yet, I am so not looking forward to the hassle it's gonna be when I have to visit the rest room! Confused That's where guys have the advantage over us, if they have the dual zipper.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where s the best place for screen acurate belt clips please?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could someone post a close up picture please of belt buckel
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ATMTROOPER wrote:
where s the best place for screen acurate belt clips please?


Mr BoJangles sells the belt buckles.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this picture of the belt:



Mr. Bojangles is about the only one I know who stocks the buckles.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never understood why webbing is sewn onto one side the buckle like it is. Yes, I know it's done that way on Luke's belt, but it doesn't make any sense. That kind of buckle doesn't work right with only one end of strap going through it, it works better with both ends going through it. Seems like the only want to make it stay tightened, is to use Velcro on the long end that goes on the inside.

I'm not going to do that, I'm going to leave both ends loose and let the buckle do what it was intended to do, be functional.

Plus, I'm working on losing weight, so that way I won't have to keep resewing the buckle, to keep the sets of mini flares evenly spaced, I can just cut off the ends and melt the edges.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou all,Ive also noticed and Im not sure about this but some pilots dont have buckle at the front ?why
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the buckle is not mandatory for acceptance/formal status. The belt is, but not the buckle. So basically, people have made due with whatever they could find. Plastic buckles, velcro, etc. Obviously if everyone had the buckle, we'd be very happy, but we're not holding our breath at this point.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I still have a few left. Might be a while for me to make a bulk order once these run out.

Pm me if you interested.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM sent.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM sent

I am trying to get a good screen accurate version as possible
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those buckles never worked for me. I got a set of aftermarket automobile seatbelt buckets. They just snap closed and look pretty good Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make me thought to what Royal Air Force have made from Aviation cargo strap the ROLL PIN BELT as safety belt for crew and later for Special Operation Forces

It is the same buckle, not a surprise thinking that ANH was shoot in UK

In USA it was called RIGGER BELT but buckles were slightly different


From my side of the ocean perhaps could be easyer to catched some, or cannibalized a RAF One Evil or Very Mad
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