Finn's Leather Jacket

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  1. Indy Magnoli

    Indy Magnoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    We'll probably start working on our version of this shortly, but I can't seem to find any good shots of the back. It's part of the Anaheim display, so someone must have taken a photo of the back...

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    Kind regards,
    Magnoli
     
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  2. clembot

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    See if you can get someone to take a photo of the materials/fabrics, too - the Rey costume has a comprehensive list of which costume item/prop is made of what material.
     
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  4. Mara Jade's Father

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    I am extremely interested in that jacket. I'm also interested in where it originated in the story. Finn has possession of it even when he is in his armor. It is very similar to a a custom Star Wars flight jacket that I have been envisioning for years now.

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  5. Indy Magnoli

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    Strange that they say the jacket is nubuck... doesn't looks like nubuck at all. Nubuck has a suede-like finish, but this jacket looks to be a smooth full-grain. Chuck, those photos are great! Just what I needed... stay tuned!
     
  6. Husker75

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    I've got some more very detailed shots I took today. I have crap connection right now but can put some up on Sunday for you if you want!
     
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  7. Indy Magnoli

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    Yes, definitely... or if it's easier to e-mail larger photos, you can send them to Indy_Magnoli@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  8. chizbot

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    Indy, have to be hating those sleeve ribs! :)


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  10. Darth Lars

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    [strike]I wonder if that really is leather.. The sleeve ribs look the same as on the new X-wing pilot's flight suit, just in a different colour.[/strike]

    Edit: It is leather. The sleeve ribs are just strips of leather laid on top of each other like shingles.
     
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  11. Mara Jade's Father

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    Any idea what those metal parts are?
     
  12. Husker75

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    Sent you the pics by email! Hope they help!
     
  13. JJ Griffin

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    I was thinking of modeling and printing the metal greeblieson his jacket, Indy, do you need anything like that or plan to do it all in-house?
     
  14. Indy Magnoli

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    I was planning on leaving the greeblies off, letting the customer take care of it themselves (the same plan for our Starlord Jacket). So, if you want to start developing them, it'd be a great idea!
     
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  15. JJ Griffin

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    Will get on it tonight! Love your work, btw!
     
  16. Indy Magnoli

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    Here's our initial prototype:

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    I've photoshopped a few tweeks that we're going to make, but this will give you an idea of the direction we're going...

    Kind regards,
    Indy
     
  17. Mean Obiwan

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    Looks great to me! I've been pretty fastinated with this jacket since I first saw it. I wouldn't mind owning one ;)
     
  18. MasterEdi

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    Sweeeeet!!!!...... Looks fantastic! ... Can't see the outside of the sleeve, do you have the crazy layer thingys?( .. I know very technical terms I'm using here) ... Are you going to do Hans?.... Oh soooo want that one!!!!
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  19. Indy Magnoli

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    Yes they've got the crazy layer things... just revising now and will post photos in a few days. We'll do Han's jacket as soon as I can get a few more better images.

    -Indy
     
  20. Mara Jade's Father

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    A few questions;

    Are re the red areas red leather or red paint because I think the real jacket is painted.

    Regarding the metal hardware and the areas where they attach. Are you allowing for ways to properly attach the hardware if found or replicated?
     
  21. Indy Magnoli

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    The red areas are actually red leather and red strapping. Yes, I agree the originals seem painted, but I think that's an example of the "prop" versus "real world" debate. If someone wants to paint there own, we can certainly leave those parts tan, as they'll all be made-to-order.

    As for the hardware, the only issue is going to be that vertical strap on the chest. Again, for those who plan on adding hardware, we can leave the bottom of this piece unstitched by request.
     
  22. Mara Jade's Father

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    I see what your saying but I see the red paint coloring is intended to be custom decor added by the owner. A type of decor added by WW2 military aircrew and Motorcyclist. Of course they usually do images.. in the Star Wars universe it seem like people use color panels as personal identifiers (X-Wing Helmets, Clone troopers Armor) I'm pretty sure that LFL could have come up with the money for red leather is they wanted to. I believe the paint and its weathering was an intentional visual choice. That's just my humble opinion.

    When you say chest, do you mean center the or left breast? Either case, it looks like whatever those pieces are, you need to be able to have access to some sort of entry to add them because it does not look as if those item as are pinned or riveted directly on to the leather.

    If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion. If you are not willing to create the doodads, maybe you should work with someone who is... or at least someone who is willing to create a 3D file and sell them on Shapeway.com. At least this way you have some sort of reference for how they might hook onto the jacket.
     
  23. Indy Magnoli

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    The center piece, I was talking about. The breast has a relatively loose piece of canvas that the greeblie could easily be pinned to.

    JJ Griffin mentioned in a post above that he'd be working on these...
     
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  24. Mara Jade's Father

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    Since the real item is unknown, you may be right about it being pinned. However, when I look at it, that breast panel looks as if the material is some sort of canvas strapping and those straps are strung through the mystery piece. Once again... I don't know anything for sure. It's just my take on what I am seeing.
     
  25. Indy Magnoli

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    Yeah, could be...
     
  26. Birdie

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    Looking at the pics in the close-ups in the German gallery of pics, I'm certain you are correct. All of the metal greeblies are threaded onto the jackets like buckles on straps.

     
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  27. Mara Jade's Father

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    See how it looks like there might be at least 3 straps... possibly elastic behind the greeble?

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  28. Indy Magnoli

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    Yes, we'll have three straps in that breast "pocket". Leaving these straps loose for whoever wants them as such is no problem at all. Just make sure to mention this when you order...
     
  29. Mara Jade's Father

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    Can we see the back of your prototype?
     
  30. Indy Magnoli

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    Here you go:

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  31. JJ Griffin

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    Indy, would you mind sharing with us the dimensions of those "greeblie" straps so that if/when we decide to model them for 3D printing we have some idea about what size they should be to be compatible with your jacket (which I assume, given the high quality and your reputation, will be the go-to jacket for aspiring fans ;)?

    If you'd rather not share that info I understand. Not suggesting a formal partnership or anything, of course! Just hoping to get a baseline for how wide/long they need to be IRL.
     
  32. Indy Magnoli

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    Sure, once we finalize the design (which will be posted here when it's ready), hit me up again for those specs and I'll post them here.
     
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  33. Mara Jade's Father

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    Lots of detail in. Quite impressive.

    To me it seems like the belt length might be shorter as to allow the back to gather more when compared to the display. Not sure if that's it but there seems to be something going on back there.

    Also, any shots of the prototype being worn? On the form, the length looks long but I realize it might just be perspective.
     
  34. idiotbyte

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    Based on the behind scene footage from SDCC today, Poe is seen wearing the jacket when he is captured.
     
  35. Mara Jade's Father

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    This? Is that Poe?

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    Yes. That's Poe.
     
  37. Indy Magnoli

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    A couple more WIP shots:

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    this is coming together fantastic
     
  39. idiotbyte

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    It looks fantastic. Will it be ready before December?
     
  40. Indy Magnoli

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    Yes, hoping to have this added to the site by the end of this month.
     
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  41. JJ Griffin

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  42. idiotbyte

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    Oh man. That's so awesome. My poor, poor wallet.
     
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  43. JJ Griffin

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    Just saw a pic of the new TFA poster from D23. Now I really want to do this version of Finn! @Indy Magnoli, any chance it would be possible to get one of these jackets in-hand by DragonCon (September 3rd)~?
     
  44. MasterEdi

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    Fantastic, Amazing, Beautiful work!!! You sir are a master of quality!... With that said, I'm a old guy, I need the Old guys jacket. Any word on Solo's digs?... My pennies are about ready.
     
  45. Indy Magnoli

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    JJ Griffin You have a PM. ;)
    MasterEdi, we'll be doing Solo's jacket as soon as I'm happy we have all the info to do it accurately.
     
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  46. JJ Griffin

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    Indy, just noticed some differences between your last round of progress pics and the screen jacket. I apologize if you're already aware of these issues (I'm sure you are) but I figured I'd point them out anyway!

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  47. Indy Magnoli

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    The tacking is definitely on the other side, so because of the buckling I figured it must be on this side too... but in that shot I'm not so sure. That stitching will be corrected...
     
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  48. JJ Griffin

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    Here's a couple more up-close shots:
    Star-Wars-Celebration-Anaheim-2015-The-Force-Awakens-126.jpg Star-Wars-Celebration-Anaheim-2015-The-Force-Awakens-125.jpg

    Comparison to opposite shoulder:
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    Honestly it is hard to tell, and I don't know nearly as much as you do about which way would be "better" :(
     
  49. Mara Jade's Father

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    I do not think that is tacking, I think it is the end of the stitching detail of the shoulder peaking out from underneath the trim.

    the one shot above shows good detail of the placket and how it needs to be so the buckle can be added.

    the red panel is interesting. The top stitching is not red from the paint but there is slight bleed over of the paint on the other pieces of the jacket near the panel. So it looks like the panel was painted after at least some construction and the the stitching added.
     
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  50. JJ Griffin

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    I assume best thing to do would be produce it WITH tacking, that way customers can just cut it free if they want? My concern about not tacking them down is if they will crease/"bubble" up as a result of being worn and moved in, which will make you look like you have mini-caves on either shoulder, you know~?
     

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