The double Kydex holsters were custom made by TAC PRO in Thornhill, Ontario.
I made this up before the film came out, reference photos were not as good as the ones posted above.. Still need to finish it (LEDs & Paint)
I'm making a functional screen accurate paintball wrist gun over on my own thread. I'll try to keep progress on them on this thread additionally for anyone thats interested
Which model Nerf Gun was this? (I apologize if this was already asked!)
Nerf Longstrike; THANKS!
For my own Deadshot rifle I used the following Nerf parts;
Blaster: Recon CS-6 (can use Retaliator)
Scope: Zombie Strike Clear Shot
Magazine: Standard 18 dart clip with some craft foam. Would have gotten a proper banana mag but considered it to be a minor detail
At my local hardware store (Bunnings in Australia) I found Rust-Oleum Colonial Red as a nice match.
I didn't get time for weathering, the crosshairs or the slogan.
this is really handy since I'm going to make the rear holster out of foam initially and once I have ironed out any teething issues I will go to a final version made from plastic guttering and base layer it with 3mm foam and then a layer of then rubber to hopefully avoid movement on the back. I hate wearing rear harnesses and holsters any way so this might be a part of the project that I mount with industrial Velcro so I can remove it when it is itching or annoying me.
For making the holster there is a really good video on youtube I have used before. Will try to post it later if I can.
It is quite common for prop masters to rig the stunt crew out with rubber items. A couple of my personal friends are stunt coordinators and I speak to them occasionally.
Quite often the rubber helps to stop the vests and outfits from moving during action scenes, not to mention the added safety on the prop items. A good prop master and assistant will try to layer up the lower pieces often to make them more resilient. Not forgetting when foam is used sweat and water damages the outfits rather quickly. it is for this reason that many will heat seal the foam initially, use plastidip or another sealer, and then sometimes use a fabric base layer, which can then be reinforced with rubber on the outer details and joints.
I have recently started layering a thin piece of rubber around the edge of some of my most recent foam builds and will do so for this one, as it grips the under shirt a lot better and stops movement.
You are quite right many internal rivets and clasps will be layered over to make them more comfortable, though after speaking to a props master recently this has to be closely monitored since sometimes comfort, manouverability and practicality are on a thin line. Just one of the many reasons why cost escalates and their might be numerous version of the outfit between the stunt crew and hero/actors. I prime example of this was when the Dark Knight was filmed.. (if you look at the ras Al Ghul legend stunt crew nearly every one had a different out fit in that, must have been a knightmare for the costume and design team).
Do the prop masters you've spoken to mention using rubber foams in sheets like EVA, L200, etc frequently or do they prefer to cast a sculpted piece straight to rubber?
I've rarely done that, but then it gave me the idea to use rubber occasionally on the edges of gauntlets to stop them sliding around your arms. It also helps to some times put them on the shoulder straps as it stops the armour sliding on the points which tend to have more action. Also is very handy when using compression suits as a base layer as some foam does not layer good on compression fabric.
It must be a good idea because it is similar to what they do on first aid supports now.. they prefer to use silicone bands around the edges of supports which are next to the skin as it prevents bandages and supports moving and sliding.
Once my mannequin arrives I will start my Deadshot tactical vest build and take regular photo's of the build. I am Still looking for the template for the Deadshot vest armour, but I think I am going to use the vest pattern from the 1/6 action figure as a guide. I have posted the figure in my public profile album along with other items I will be using too.