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How to make weapon's belt?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 07:42 PM UTC
Dear folk, working with my first figure, have no idea how to make belt, could anyone kindly suggest which specific material is best for making weapon's belt? Thank you!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:56 AM UTC
Lead-foil is very pliable, it can be rolled to various thicknesses and it forms well to give a very realistic look. I've also used plain old printer paper in a pinch. HTH.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 03:45 PM UTC
I use Tamiya tape doubled up- then cut to the correct size and threaded through etched buckles from Aber.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 07:58 PM UTC

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I've also used plain old printer paper in a pinch.



That is what I like to use. I cut it to the desired length and width and glue it in place. I get it wet and shape it the way I want it and then paint it the desired color. I have always been happy with the results.

Randy