Ammo pouches look like they're for stripper clips. Soviet-era. SKS?
Close. Yugoslavian WWII ammo pouches. This guy is asking at too much. I paid $8 for mine. I got two of them(they come in doubles) then cut them apart and resewed them so I had singles, I have a double on the back for my cell phone. I then stripped off the old stain and restrained them to match my belt.
eBay has loads of great vintage pouches for Jedi or any type of Star Wars costume.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Nov 8, 2012 6:42:25 GMT -5
Jasher those are plastic capsules from costumebase. For plastic ones they are great, plus they really open so you could fill them with nerds candy or similar. I keep saying that one day I will have some metal ones made up. It'd be easy for some of our machinists to make them.
Belts are very easy to make. If you don't want a pattern on it your tools are very simple.
Box cutter Straight edge Leather sewing needles.
2" belt blank 1/2" belt blank Very thin scrap leather Buckle I got mine online @9 bucks each shipped. Stain Waxed thread Threaded Sam brown studs gold or silver Belt hanger of some kind
Tandy Leather is the best place to get your parts. Cost of each belt is about $50.
For mine I actually wet the leather and molded the loops for the buckle. On the padawan belts I didn't have the time for drying so I just worked it by hand. The loops aren't as tight but they look fine.
It's really very simply to make your own belt. If anyone wants to make one I'll walk you through it.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Aug 16, 2013 16:09:12 GMT -5
As a pilot, I need to keep a record of all of my flights. A pilot logbook. I haven't updated an actual hardcopy log in years as my log is an E-log. As I prepare for job interviews I need a presentable logbook to bring to an interview. My old one was too small for my present hours so I had to go bigger. I thought you guys might get a kick out of my new pilot log.
1/4" cowhide shoulder cut 2" three ring binder with brass screws that are visible on the spine. This binder will hold a full ream of 8 1/2" x 11" paper in landscape format. Light leather stain Embossed pilot wings. I had a stamp made up a few months back that I used to stamp the wings. I went searching the Internet and found this off of deviantart. The creator, also a pilot, gave me permission to use his design to make into a stamp. I am thrilled at how the stamp came out. The log was meant to be weathered to give it that vintage aviator look.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Sept 30, 2016 11:13:22 GMT -5
Time to revive an old dead Zombie thread for Halloween.
We rarely spend much if anything dressing up for our church Harvest party. Last year we just found everyday clothes and I spent about $8 on the captains hat. This was last year's.
This year.....not so much. I broke the bank a bit.
As you guys know, I'm modding the 48" FOTK battle buddy toy for my 42" son. I'm just finishing up the final touches for my Anovos TK. E-11 using all vintage parts is coming up in two weeks. My sons decided my wife needed to go as Rey. So I just whipped up the Rey belt. Overall I'm pleased with the look. I think I got pretty close to screen accurate. I'm using some scrap now to make the wrist cuff.
That's awesome, keep us posted on the Rey custom. If your wife is going as Rey, then are you going to do a TFA character as well, or stick with your more traditional Jedi? Your son has that TFA stormtrooper armor now too correct? It sounds like this is going to be a fun year for you. I have a big conference at work the week after halloween so will be too busy to really do much.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Sept 30, 2016 12:27:03 GMT -5
I'm an OT TK. Wife is Rey. 10 yr old is Finn. 6 yr old is the FOTK.
I know I'm not TFA but I can't afford a FOTK. Besides, with Rogue 1 just a few months away, the OT TK will be very popular again. I barely pulled off the Anovos TK. The Anovos armor was a great deal but you still need extra parts like strapping, paints, Shims, snaps, rivets, tools for punching holes and setting snaps and rivets, clamps, magnets, bra clasps, Velcro, and E6000 glue. Not to mention a romfx voice changer, cooling fans, boots etc. And a huge roller bin to safely store and transport your armor. I'm spending a small fortune on the E-11 as well.
My younger son is really too small for the 48" armor but it will work. Next year it will fit perfectly and the year after should be just a tad small for him. They all love Star Wars, so three years with the same costumes won't be a big deal.
I'm going to try to weather the belt just a tad by leaving splotches of stain on a bit longer. Usually you strive for a nice uniform look to a belt. Rey's belt is anything but new. A few dabs here and there will most likely get the desired effect and look more used and worn.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5