ANH Solo Gloves

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Supa troop, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ive had a good luck but i cant find the member who was making the Solo gloves can any one point me in the right direction and do you know if he has any of these left

    many thanks
     
  2. rad1701

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    I believe you seek DangeRuss66. I haven't seen him on in awhile. I have a deposit in on the gloves with him but none have been produced yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yup, that is who you seek. I as well have the deposit and no gloves BUT he keeps in 'regular' contact about the ongoing problems he's been having with his glove maker. Its taking some time but in the end it'll be worth it. I truly believe our patience will be well rewarded...
     
  4. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The guys a scammer! You'll never see your money again! Muhuhahahahahaha! [​IMG]

    Actually, Russ is a great guy. He lives just a couple of miles from me and we have drinks together often. For those that remember when he did his last run, it took FOREVER due to his supplier taking his sweet time, but when the gloves were done, oh, BABY! I love the pair I got (a couple of years ago) and they're stiil holding up beautifuly and only look more weathered. Worth every penny. On THIS run, the gloves (I believe) will be even more accurate (not sure how this is possible!) and made with higher quality leather. Those who were on the fence the last time because the project took so long soon regretted it as when they finally came in they sold out in record time. Russ recently got a promotion at his job so he spends very little time on the RPF anymore but I promise that this project is still moving forward. If you have any questions, please e-mail him and he will most likely answer in 24 hours or less.
     
  5. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great stuff how can get hold of him as a couple of guys including me over in the UK would really love to be included in this new run
     
  6. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    I think I'll smack Russ around a bit and direct him to this thread... [​IMG](I'm just kidding Russ!!!!!)
     
  7. Docking bay 327

    Docking bay 327 New Member

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    Don't sweat it. Russ will come through for you.
    It took us over 2 years for the very first run. But as stated earlier, they were well worth the wait. I still love mine and they are perfect.
    Have patience little one. All things with their own time.
    (seriously, expect a year or so.)

    Docking Bay 327
     
  8. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    You'll love 'em as they are superbly done and really set of a Han ANH costume.
     
  9. scarf man

    scarf man Sr Member

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    The last update I got was in September, so even if there is no news, I'd like to hear from Russ on the subject.
    I'm not worried, just impatient. [​IMG]

    Also it seems that the old thread has dropped off the board, so maybe he could update us in this thread every few months.
     
  10. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

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    The last I got was in October:

    "I spoke to my glove maker tonight and he and I had a long conversation. He really is a good guy and assured me that he is 100% positive that he will see this project to completion. I made sure to let him know that we have been patient with him, but it is now time to produce some results. I know some of you are frustrated, but believe me-you canÂ’t be more frustrated than I am with this project at this point. I made sure that he knew that we have been waiting, have been extremely patient & understanding with his delays, and that we must finish this up. He understood the urgency that I was communicating to him for this project to be over. HeÂ’s a good guy, but itÂ’s time to wrap this up.

    One of the things that I learned is that his manufacturer is a little intimidated by this project. He has my prototype, but they are a little intimidated by how picky we are about the precise details. This turns into a Catch 22 for us though. The more accurate we want these, the longer we have to wait. Well, I believe that weÂ’ve waited long enough. I know that the costume season is practically over and we wonÂ’t have the gloves before Halloween, and again, I apologize. But I gave him a deadline of October 31st to produce pictures, prototypes, or some sort of tangible result to let me know progress is being made. He agreed so hopefully some good news will be coming soon.

    He gave me a few more details about his operation and his manufacturing options. Basically, our order is going to be smaller than what he considers a large order so set up costs and production costs prohibit using dies and the cuts will be done with a laser machine.

    Thank you for your continued patience. I have every confidence that we will see this project through to completion. These will absolutely get done and everybody who wants a pair of gloves will get them, I promise. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks,

    Russell
    "
     
  11. scarf man

    scarf man Sr Member

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    I didn't get that one. I hope I'm still on the list, [​IMG] I paid my deposit and gave my size.
     
  12. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    I wonder if Russ ever got any prototypes? Does nobody want to make money off us out there?? Hehe.... [​IMG]
     
  13. Jodo Kast 3

    Jodo Kast 3 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody heard from Russ on this?


    JK3
     
  14. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    Not in a long while (months). I really think it will still happen - sometime. But a quick post or email with an update would be a good idea.
     
  15. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    I emailed Russ TWICE and haven't heard a response. I'm not worried or angry, I'm just wondering how things are progressing?

    B :)

    EDIT: I've sent PM's too just to be sure.
     
  16. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

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    I don't wanna lose hope about this.
     
  17. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    "Help us Russ, your our only hope." [​IMG]
     
  18. OPPI

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    I also kicked him an emai in the last week to see whats going on, havent heard back yet, but that doesnt mean anything

    dan
     
  19. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm having drinks with him tonight. I'll mention this and have him post up some kind of response.
     
  20. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I need my gloves! I've completed the rest of the costume down to the belt tools...
     
  21. OPPI

    OPPI Well-Known Member

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    Well? Any news?


    dan


     
  22. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard anything new or had any of my mails or PM's replied to. I'm still hopefull, since I have seen these from the last run and they are EXCELLENT.

    Russ, how's it going, man.? :)

    B




     
  23. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any word from Russ?

    The gloves will be the final items I need to complete my lifesize Han ANH.

     
  24. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    It's been well over a year on this. It would be nice to hear - something. I think all of us with deposits deserve that.
     
  25. Docking bay 327

    Docking bay 327 New Member

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    Don't sweat it. Russ will come through for you.
    It took us over 2 years for the very first run. But as stated earlier, they were well worth the wait. I still love mine and they are perfect.
    (seriously, expect a year or so.)

    Docking Bay 327
     
  26. OPPI

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    Why can no one get a respoonse? Why is there no update mass email to say...Hey i am still here and working. I think anyone with a deposit deserves this. Other who are just interested would like to know whether to get their gloves elsewhere. His last post to the RPF was 8/19/04 and to the Dented Helmet on 11/23/04. I havent heard from this ANH Solo project since 10/19/04. I understand this takes a while, even years but it HAS BEEN over a year. My first saved email of intrest is dated 10/24/03. I paid my deposit of 20.00 on 12/21/2003.

    I get it, it takes time. BUT I think MINIMALLY we should have quarterly updates. Its been 5 months now with no post, no email replies that anyone here will admit to or at TDH, and no PM replies again that folks will admit to. There have been too many run aways to do this this way. ie exedge and the like.

    I want to have faith but i also dont want to sit around for 2 years and then go "well where'd he go?" Russ seems like a good guy and i dont want to * him off with this but like I said, put people at ease with a quarterly email or post. Or if it is slow enough to be every 6 months then tell us that and send an email every 6. But there should be some kind of a regular update once money has changed hands.

    dan
     
  27. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    10 minutes to email folks is not too much to ask.
     
  28. robstyle

    robstyle Sr Member

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    Its been that long already, lol, man. I forgot I was even on the list and paid a deposit.
     
  29. DangeRuss66

    DangeRuss66 New Member

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    First, let me apologize for my absence. I know it's been a long time, but I'm still around and haven't run off with anybody's money. I've been waiting to post until I had some news.

    My glove maker has not been giving me any updates, and telling me "I should have some news soon, I'm contacting somebody new" etc etc... I have been in constant contact with him this entire time, but haven't had anything to report. I contacted him again last week and told him that it was time to do something or it was over, and I was just going to fold this project.

    I am still dealing with him-- but I am now in direct contact with HIS supplier. She told me that the factories in China where they are being made took the month off for "Chinese New Year" or something like that. I tried to stay pleasant, but said "uh-huh, OK-- so how can we speed this up now?" I have answered several technical questions about the design, materials, and colors to use.

    I *should* be seeing a prototype here in the next few weeks, at least that is what I am told. After the prototype is approved, we should see a production run in a few more weeks.

    Again, my apologies for my scarceness-- I just wanted to be able to post something positive. I'm begging forgiveness for those who put down a deposit who expected these gloves last year, but the ball is rolling once again and I promise that I will deliver.

    I will continue to take orders for anybody else who wants a pair, but I refuse to take any more deposits or money from anybody until I have product here. Keep an eye out for me and feel free to ask questions. I don't visit here as often as I used to, but I have a couple of friends who watch more frequently and will give me a "heads up" on this thread. Once I have more solid news to report, I'll probably begin a new thread with more information.

    Thanks for your patience with me and for keeping the faith. I would really like to thank those who posted above with the kind words of encouragement and belief in me.

    Thanks,
    Russell
     
  30. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the reply, Russ.

    Unfortunately, this run seems to be taking as long as the last one...

    Oh, well: not like I need them to grab the controls of my starship,
    but a monthly update of any sort will be appreciated.
     
  31. OPPI

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    I knew you would be coming through, just had a few bad experiences in the past which started to taint my thinking. Sorry for doubting

    and thanks for the update
    dan
     
  32. OdiWan72

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    Thanks for the update :)

    Markus
     
  33. rad1701

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    Russ,
    Thanks for the news. I think most appreciate any kind of update occasionally, even if no progress has been made on the gloves. Hopefully your glove maker will finally get you a prototype soon. :)
     
  34. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw your reply. Thanks man. Cant wait to get these.. :)

    B
     
  35. Randy of AFTimes

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    Forgive my intrusion , but I did want to mention that, yes, the Chinese New Year DOES affect the factories overseas.

    Ostensibly, it lasts about a month and the workers, who normally live at the factories, leave and go home to viist their families. Most come back after a month's time. It usually happens in February.

    BUT don't let them use that as an excuse for everything. Everyone there knows about the holiday and should have planned accordingly or at least told the person trying to get the run done that there would be a delay.

    Just my two cents from the world of toys... and how much for the gloves? :D
     
  36. DangeRuss66

    DangeRuss66 New Member

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    Thanks for the info about the Chinese New Year. I believed her when she told me, but it was no excuse for this project taking as long as it has been.

    In my original glove makers defense, I believe he has been getting the run-around too, and that is just another reason why this project is taking so long.

    I don't have a definate price on the gloves yet because a new manufacturer is now being used. I'll hopefully have more details soon. Ballpark figure for the gloves is $50 for an upgraded version of the ones I sold a few years ago for a little less. I'll post more when I learn something new.

    Thanks,
    Russell
     
  37. DangeRuss66

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    Good news.

    I received a pair of the prototype gloves in the mail yesterday and they look great. There is just one minor detail wrong with them-- the palm is not black like they are supposed to be. Being as they are just a prototype, it will be an easy fix. Gytheran has said that he will post a picture for me later this evening.

    The leather is outstanding thought The Deer Skin makes a HUGE difference. The last gloves were made of goat skin and were more of a "bargain" pair of gloves. The feel of the Deer Skin is much more supple, softer, breathable, and comfortable. I am extrememly pleased with them, and I know you will be too. These are definatley going to be great.

    those of you who signed up, please send an email to me at smugglergloves@cox.net and I will be in touch soon. Stay tuned for more updates.
     
  38. LZeitgeist

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    Hey Russ.

    When you gonna do a third run of these?

    ;)

    (Love ya, man...)
     
  39. lgtsbr

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    Email sent Russ

    Dave
     
  40. Gytheran

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    The deerskin makes a huge difference over goatskin. It is a much softer leather than the goat, which seems to have the *right* look to what I remember of Solo's gloves.

    Here's a page where the future images may be stored, as well as a high res version of the image below:

    http://gytheran.com/gallery/Solo-Gloves

    [image]http://gytheran.com/gallery/albums/Solo-Gloves/proto_gloves.sized.jpg[/image]
     
  41. rad1701

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    WOO-HOO. A prototype. Glad to see it. Please keep us posted Russ. Especially when you get the black/tan pair. :)
     
  42. propgeek1701

    propgeek1701 New Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    So, I'm interested in these gloves too. Can't find a cost anywhere in this thread. Can anybody give me a heads up? Is it too late to get in on this project?

    gregmoss@msn.com

    -propgeek1701
     
  43. DangeRuss66

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    The project is still open. Please email me at smugglergloves@cox.net for more info.

    Please be patient waiting on a reply from me though. I'm still trying to recover my emails from Outlook Express. I'm not as familar with OE as I am the full version of Outlook, but I'll get to everybody eventually.

    Thanks,
    Russell
     
  44. DarkTrooper

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    Has anyone heard anything from DangeRuss since May?

    We (on The Dented Helmet) have been waiting on him to do a run of Jango gloves too but haven't heard anything in a while.
     
  45. robstyle

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    generaly he only posts updates when he has them not the "nothing new" replies, lol.
     
  46. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He and I shared a rather large bottle of Captain Morgan the other night, does that count? :lol
     
  47. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    Also looking for an update. And by that I mean from Russ - even if no progress has been made. I'd like to hear from him.
     
  48. Docking bay 327

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    Holy Crap, Russ, I can't believe this is still going on. I have to commend you, man. You are the most committed person I know.

    Keep the dream alive Russ...

    I love my gloves and wear them whenever I can.

    Thanks for everything,
    Docking Bay 327
     
  49. kurtyboy

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    How close to the actual color is that photo of the prototypes? Has the color come out slightly off in the photo compared to how they look in reality?

    I ask because a professional costumer I spoke to feels they are too orange.

    What about the dark color on the underside of Han's gloves. Is it supposed to be black or dark brown?

     
  50. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    Anything new? Any new developments?

    B
     

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