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 Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #15 on: Jan 04, 2010, 09:40 PM »
That's not cavalry... I dont think... idk... it seems to me like calling a Claymore a knife....

Basilisk War Droid vs Horse....

Besides, those mandos actually RIDE their mounts.... You guys just put them on patches and things.

Silly cavalry.... I suppose I should be thankful we're not from Great Britain (shaking fist in air); you'd probably try to pull out something like that one general in Iraq had: "Household Parachute Horse Artillery Guard." WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!

That's like, 4 things in one. How do you do that? I've never seen a horse para-dropped into a warzone, let alone with a cannon behind it and a couple of those guys with the big funny bearskins on their heads.... I'm just sayin....

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2010, 02:05 AM »
thank you for this thread... I now know how to cover the laces on MY basic training boots. I was going to try and plate it up, but this seems soooooo much easier and sensable. Thanks again!

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #17 on: Jan 07, 2010, 02:32 PM »

Ok I'm caught up on my new gaunts and a few other V2 things shy of some paint. For the DCU boot plate up I'm planning on using I think it's something like 22 - 18 ga aluminum (not sure of the gauge but it's a hair or two over 1/16th of an inch) anyway, I'm planing on a toe piece, a heel piece, some sole strips, and something to cover the laces. If you guys like what I come up with you're more than welcome to follow in suit.

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #18 on: Jan 07, 2010, 06:32 PM »
All I really need is something to cover the laces. My boots have enough weathering to look good without any other plates.

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2010, 08:27 PM »
Kinda what I was thinking.... Plate for the ankle/upper foot area... Toes aren't important- heck, I got 10 of 'em...

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #20 on: Jan 13, 2010, 03:46 AM »
Is it really neccessary to cover the laces?
They seem the most practical way to do up a boot, that's why we use 'em.  And Mandos are rather practical people....  it'd seem to fit, no?

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #21 on: Jan 13, 2010, 08:04 AM »
I'll be getting an update of those plates for the combat boot cover up soon. I tried a few things and it didn't look right and flopped around so I had to start over. I do have what I think will be a good solid method but I have to make the plate for it, should still be able to tie and untie the boots no problem by the way. Keep your fingers crossed  ;)

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #22 on: Jan 13, 2010, 01:20 PM »
Is it really neccessary to cover the laces?
They seem the most practical way to do up a boot, that's why we use 'em.  And Mandos are rather practical people....  it'd seem to fit, no?


Unfortunately, yes- they just put it out (yesterday, I think) in the new guidelines for costumes here.

"The bootlaces must be covered..." :-/

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2010, 01:53 PM »
Look at any in-universe picture of a mandalorian, boba, jango, jaster, jodo, etc...none of their boots have laces.  Keep in mind we're looking at "a galaxay far, far away".  They don't use such "earthly" things to do up their boots.

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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #24 on: Jan 13, 2010, 05:25 PM »
Got it, just read the updated standards...

I guess I'm just a few months too late to the boot-laces showing party.  And here I've got a dozen pairs of nicely weathered combat boots... all of which would look somewhat ridiculous with spats.

Ah well, time to go shopping!


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Re: Combat Boot Shoe Lace Cover Template (Thanks Tahl Taab)
« Reply #25 on: Jan 14, 2010, 10:53 PM »
By the same token, if you want to have a "stock" pair of boots, just look for Tanker Boots.


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