I had previously made a post regarding dyeing gear such as plate carriers, and I was advised to use paint to do so. However some of the gear that I plan to paint in the future includes the helmets from the upcoming E&S 26040A figure. Since the helmet cover seems to be unremovable, I’m not sure if I will be able to paint everything that I need to. Add to that the fact that using paint makes cloth parts too stiff, and makes it difficult to cover every nook and cranny.
However, an alternative was also presented in the form of rit dyes. Not only does it offer more in-depth coverage, but unlike paint it doesn’t have an impact on Velcro parts (at least according to a Reddit user with whom I discussed the topic on an r/gunpla Q&A thread), and doesn’t make fabric parts stiffer. It also seems to work quite well with plastic parts, as far as I can tell. I have already sourced the all purpose version of their black dye, but that doesn’t work well with synthetic fabrics such as polyester. So I ask you, what type of fabric are 1/6 scale clothes, pouches, and fabric parts usually made of? Also, would they work on the leather-like material that E&S uses for the shoulder straps on their JPCs?