Limited Run Complete ANH Vader belts with boxes, buckles, and hooks

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Cantina_Dude

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Hey gang!

I'm gearing up to produce a run of 10 complete ANH Vader belts that would basically be ready to go right out of the box and I wanted to gauge interest here on the forum.

They will come with a real leather belt (with either the accurate closure at the front with functional buckle or closure at the back with a non-functional front buckle, your choice) that is 58 mm wide (about 2.25") and features the appropriately spaced grooves along each edge. The metal boxes will come painted and weathered and featuring all the accurate lights, knobs, red rubber washers, and mesh. I will outfit the boxes with LEDs and have separate batteries/hidden switches for each box. The metal buckles will have the accurate varying width squared off slots and also come painted and weathered. For those who choose the accurate front closure, the buckles will have the hook and ring attachment to connect with the sizing holes on the front, just as the screen used belt did. For those who choose the rear closure, the front buckle will be attached in such a way as to mimic the accurate setup and include some dummy rivets with the bottom one peeking out a bit from behind the buckle, again, as seen on the screen used belt. I will also install a custom designed accurate lightsaber hook to complete the full belt.

I will be able to determine the final price once I get a full sense of how much interest there is, but I am aiming for $375 USD plus shipping (from Canada) and PayPal fees for a complete belt.

Below is my first prototype belt. The paint job on this one was done fairly quickly and loosely, but the weathering on the production pieces can be done to whatever extent and to mimic whatever scene the customer requests.

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Please let me know if you have any questions. Once I reach 10 committed buyers I will start production. If there is anyone who is interested in getting in on this run, please post in this thread and I'll start a list.

Interest:
1. (From SLD) TDurden - DELIVERED
2. (From DV Props FB Group) Raf Lothbrok - DELIVERED
3. (From DV Props FB Group) Bruce Jackson - DELIVERED
4. (From DV Props FB Group) Anthony Saragusa - DELIVERED
5. (From DV Props FB Group) Alex Ko - DELIVERED
6. (From DV Props FB Group) Akira Iwase - DELIVERED
7. (From TPD) chalback - DELIVERED
8. (From DV Props FB Group) Rick Urquhart - DELIVERED
9. (From DV Props FB Group) David Gielda - DELIVERED
10. (From DV Props FB Group) Jalen Krenz - DELIVERED

Wait List:
11. (From IG) Nick Obermaier
12. (From DV Props FB Group) Harry Zhu
13. (From SLD) DarkLord916
14. (From SLD) Chrisfav
15. dmpsk8
16. (From FB) Jordan McGinnis
17. (From TPD) teecrooz
18. ZhangZiyi
19. (From FB) Dan DynamicMenace
20. (From TPD) jedimike1
21. (From DV Props FB Group) Brad Palan
22. (From IG) vdr_77283
23. (From SLD) VaderFanLives
24. (From FB) Josh Beckett
25. kurtyboy
26. (From SLD) legends209
27. (From SLD) Vaderkylo
28. (From FB) Keegan Brosseau
29. (From SLD) tejph
30. (From FB) Massimiliano Casellato
31. (From SLD) rawdawg_rollins
32. (From FB) Françoise Voss

Thanks folks!

Mike.
 
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Cantina_Dude

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OK, I've got 10 people lined up, so I'm going to start the process of ordering materials and get production rolling! If there are additional interested people, I can add you to a waitlist and see how this first run goes. (y)
 

Cantina_Dude

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The original knobs were sourced for the production from J.A. Michell Engineering along with all sorts of other machined metal greeblies used on countless other Star Wars props and costumes. The knurled knobs used on the original ANH Vader belt boxes were the thumbscrew used to secure the top cap on the fluid arm of their high end turntables.

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Imperial Weapon

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The original knobs were sourced for the production from J.A. Michell Engineering along with all sorts of other machined metal greeblies used on countless other Star Wars props and costumes. The knurled knobs used on the original ANH Vader belt boxes were the thumbscrew used to secure the top cap on the fluid arm of their high end turntables.

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Thank you for letting me know but I might jus go for lookalikes if I can't find them.
 
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