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Revan leathers straps help

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So im trying to figure out where to get some leather to remake the straps holding the Ring to the armor. I have a MWA armor and wanted to see if anyone had some advice on how to REMAKE them. I have this big idea on how to i want to improve my armor but having a hard time finding some leather for it or material like leather. 

Any help is much loved!

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I've just cut up an old leather jacket and painted it with a silver paint. Looks awesome. Try not to hard leather, or else you can't bend it around the rings. 

I replaced the rings also for thicker metal ones. It are curtain rings ;) 

You're never finished changing your armor ;) I bet you'll be changing the shoulder straps from the armor for better ones later to lol

Good luck!

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Yup its in the other post but right now i wana get that working first. Its one of the biggest this is wrong with my costume. lol Thinking im getting some vinly from joanns. Dont have an old leather coat lol

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What type of silver paint. Dont know what works with pleather. If pleather is even the right word. Last time I asked for pleather I got some neon latex sm stuff.

 

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I went to a saddle maker for the leather.  He had tons of different textured leathers and I had him make my straps. I haven't painted pleather, but my straps were sponge-painted with a mixture of Folk Art Metallic Sequin Black and Decoart Dazzling Metallics Shimmering Silver.  This link for my thread shows the paints I used:

 

http://www.theflagshipeclipse.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1756-becoming-darth-revan-a-womans-perspective-part-ii-the-belt-straps/

 

Since I was working on the belt straps anyway, I replaced the rings with nickel finish O rings that have an open gate, easy to remove to put the rings through the leather. 

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Awesome!  One thing I didn't consider was the texture of the leather.  After I picked up my straps, I was concerned that the leather might be too soft and stretch out with the weight of the new rings.  My new rings are a bit heavy.  But they haven't stretched.  And I had mine made with Velcro stitched to the back where I needed it.  And you can get a test swatch and get your mix right on the paint.

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I too replaced mine with leather. I had a 8oz side of leather for another project, and I just cut strips and mixed up a dye. I blended silver and black until I was happy with the color.

 

I can take pictures if you'd like.

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