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Chest Box Straps & Surplus Length

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Chest Box Straps & Surplus Length Reply with quote

Would love to get the benefit of your greater experience:

How do you tie the chest box straps?

Once tied tight I have a vast surplus that I donít know how to hide.

Rear shots of X-Wing pilots in the Yavin briefing room seem to show that the spare isnít left to dangle.

So where does it go?

Right round to the front and back into the chest box?

Trimmed short and Velcroíd into place to hide it under the rest of the strap?

Some other simple solution that Iím just not smart enough to grasp?

Please share your tips! Thank you. TFWBWYA.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put Velcro on mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut it down to size?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sewed mine to the other strap
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people just cut their excess chestbox strap down. It's okay to have a little bit of excess hanging, two or three inches, but not a lot of excess.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all. Guess Iíll just cut it down and add Velcro to hide it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you plan to use it for both standard X-wing as well as a Hoth snowspeeder pilot, you will want to leave it long enough to fit over the Hoth jacket.
I would recommend leaving at least 4 to 5 inches excess.

Put a piece of velcro on the end of the strap, and then 2 pieces of the mating velcro along the strap where the end meets. One positioned for the standard X-wing, and the other piece for the Hoth pilot.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DroidWelder wrote:
If you plan to use it for both standard X-wing as well as a Hoth snowspeeder pilot, you will want to leave it long enough to fit over the Hoth jacket.
I would recommend leaving at least 4 to 5 inches excess.

Put a piece of velcro on the end of the strap, and then 2 pieces of the mating velcro along the strap where the end meets. One positioned for the standard X-wing, and the other piece for the Hoth pilot.


This is exactly what I did. I'm not exactly planning a Hoth build right now, but you never know.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, DroidWelder and wabbit89.

Yes, Iím doing the full Snowspeeder version too, so thatís why I didnít want to cut it down. Will cut and may just run Velcro down the whole of that differing length.

Almost there. Almost there....



Almost ready to take on the whole Empire myself:



TFWBWYA.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. Welcome, fellow Red Five. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wabbit89 wrote:
Love it. Welcome, fellow Red Five. Smile


Thank you, wabbit89!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think you look like Wedge, but welcome to Starfighter Command
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JediXXL wrote:
I still think you look like Wedge, but welcome to Starfighter Command


Thanks, Gil. Give me time. I may yet get on to giving you all a Wedgie!

(Still got to get my Lukalikes approved first though.)
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