Obi-Wan Kenobi Blaster and Holster

OddViking

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Hello There! I just finished a prop for a fellow cosplayer who is building of of the Kenobi show costumes, and I wanted to share my build, especially the holster pattern and the unusual closure piece for it I discovered. (I did this as a favor, I don't build these on commission or anything).

Blaster parts resin-printed on my Elegoo Saturn, from blaster files by Big Fred's Customs on Etsy. I only did one small modification to the files, in Blender I hollowed out the scope, and left a small ledge to hold lenses, because I love a scope with lenses. Once printed, I did add some threaded "pegs" for strengthening the joints on some parts, but otherwise it all fit together really nicely and only some of the top rail parts needed light sanding to fit. For the holster, I created a pattern around the blaster based on the references, and a pdf for it is linked below.

Blaster color reference:
Many people think this blaster is all black, and I think the reason is that one of the only clear images of one of the props is in darker light (from a display at LFL). Once I started getting still frames, especially from the laser-gate scene in full sunlight, I was sure of two things: it is two-toned chrome and dark-metallic black, and there appears to be probably three versions of this prop, and some have different areas that are the brighter tone. It still appears dark in many shots like night scenes, but metallics often do that. If you up the lighting, you can still detect differences in shine level and tone on parts by comparing them to other parts.

The build
The pieces from Big Fred's file all printed well on my Elegoo Saturn resin printer in two prints, and fit together well. Only the tiny squares on the top rail needed minor sanding to fit easily. As I said above, I modified the scope to be hollow with a little shelf to hold lenses once finished. Because some parts like the scope sit out a bit from the blaster, and that part especially bears the weight of the blaster in the holster, I added some "pins" made from clipped bolts to a few places so that they would strengthen the bond better than glue alone. I added a thin brass nail into the trigger as well, because sometimes you wanna pull that trigger a little, and this would keep it from popping off:

A few of the round parts like the main barrel and top rail had some faint print lines, so after a light wet sanding of the parts, I gave those some filler primer for a more perfect finish. I primed the pieces flat black, then spray painted everything with a base gloss black (except the handle plates, which I left primer black and then clear coated with satin clear). I used Alclad 2 chrome airbrush paint on the parts, then clear-coated with Alclad Aquagloss. Once cured, I taped off any two-tone parts, and painted a lighter coat of black Alclad “primer and micro-filler” which is a more transparent black, to get the dark areas darker without completely losing the metallic shine.


Weathering
Next I weathered with Fullers Earth powders (with matte varnish painted in spots as a binder to keep it more permanent). I wanted that Tatooine sand stuck in the crevices to give it an aged look because he hadn't really used it in a long time.


Lenses for the scope were some small 13mm plastic ones I found on Amazon (link: Plastic lenses ) which were nearly the right size, but needed some fine edge sanding to fit, and the tiny front "lens" was from the end of a clear paintbrush handle. Glued using some Testors window glue "Clear Parts Cement and Window Maker" (for trains and other models) that doesn’t fog clear parts like superglue does.

Holster
For the holster, Kenobi un-snaps it in that laser gate scene, and the “snap” was something I hadn’t seen. It had a hole all the way through, with a post that pops in. It took a good deal of searching, but I finally found that exact closure. The one I got was from a leather craft site in Japan, and luckily only took three weeks to arrive to ensure my hunch was right.

Another prop maker from the UK recognized it, and sent this, which names them "Left the dot" fasteners:

I created a pattern around the completed blaster with cereal box cardboard, and once it fit and matched the references, I cut it out of leather [Update, based on some new reference posted below, I updated the pattern for the blaster to match the lower strap and edge seams- see updates in a post below].

I just created a clean pattern pdf, which was made to fit this Big Fred's Customs blaster (you should be able to adapt it to a similar print, but print it and check first). You can get my Ob--Wan blaster holster pattern here [UPDATE: Someone posted a photo in the comments that alters the bottom a small amount, so I updated the pattern to reflect that detail]: Kenobi Holster Pattern [V2] PDF

I dyed it with Angelus "Dark Brown" leather dye. The way the flap flops open after he un-snaps it, it looked to be well-oiled leather, so I used a few treatments of Neetsfoot oil to achieve that look. Then I used two needles and hand stitched (saddle stitch) the holster closed, the top belt slot, and the small strap. See my pattern for more details.

Setting the "snap" was simple enough, the site I ordered mine from offered a setter for the stud (which has a tube back on this one), which looked like a larger grommet setter, which I already had a few sizes of. Sure enough, one of mine fit it fine. The socket part just needed a hole punched and widened, and then four small slits poked with a hobby blade for the prongs to fit through. I ordered the darker bronze finish version, and once set, used some 600 grit sandpaper to brighten the face a bit to more brass like his holster in the show, while leaving the darker finish as weathering.
 
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OddViking

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Uncharted Leather

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Great job on the blaster and holster! I was able to get a few screen shots of the holster that show a small section on the bottom that holds the blaster in place. The holster also has two rivets to attach the back strap.
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Seneca

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Great job on the blaster and holster! I was able to get a few screen shots of the holster that show a small section on the bottom that holds the blaster in place. The holster also has two rivets to attach the back strap.
That a lip in the back or just lighting?
 

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OddViking

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Thanks! I ran through that sequence a lot of times and could never see the bottom of the holster. Those rivets are also something I never saw, I sewed it instead. I was heartened that I got the bottom right when they released the new Black Series figure pictures the other day, it looked rectangular. Ah well. Someone can improve on that holster pattern, it looks like a minor modification to add that. It didn't need it in the design because it rests on the scope at the upper edge. Maybe because mine is longer, I can update it and incorporate that into my existing one.
 

CWOODREPLICAS

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Great work! I’m not actually sure any of the holster is stitched together. You can see the reflection of the rivets in this screen grab.
 

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OddViking

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Great eye, you are totally right! Decades ago, I used to rivet everything together, but it was really a shortcut, and with less longevity than stitching. I evolved as a leatherworker, but it looks like I should have not done it so well. Rivets up the back edge for sure, and two to close the belt loop.
 

OddViking

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Okay, I updated it to reflect these new references, and I updated my pattern (linked above) to reflect this more accurate look:

So here are the two adjustments:
1- Instead of sewing the side seam and the belt loop, it appears all seams are riveted with standard two-piece quick set rivets (while that hurts my aesthetic as a leatherworker, it is much faster to build).
2- The lower edge has a sort of loop that holds the blaster under the front of the "magazine", much like the Resistance Pilot blaster has. This means there is a strap that is part of the one-piece holster, that probably rivets on the back side. Mine had the barrel contained inside the holster, so I needed to trim it down in length too.

On this holster, because it is all finished, I modified mine to look the part, but my pattern moves the seam to the edge where the rivets would actually do it. For part 1, I simply added five non-functional rivets up the back edge, and added two non-functional rivets to the belt loop. For part 2, I cut the holster down in length, but left two sides of the lower strap, and then simply stitched them together in a butted seam on the bottom. This gives it the look, without having to rebuild the holster.


Because this was a significant adjustment, I wanted to verify my new pattern was good, so I printed out the bottom edge, glued it down to some cereal box cardboard, and then cut it out, and tried the blaster inside this new configuration. This helped me move one hole mark, but the rest fits as it should:

So, it is updated, and in a way not as great as a holster (the front site and the muzzle now catch on the lower edge, which they didn't when contained inside a longer holster), but it looks way more movie-accurate. That part is more important to me! Thanks for the feedback everyone!

UPDATED PATTERN: Updated Kenobi Blaster Holster V2 PDF
 
I fell down an internet black hole looking up obiwan mythos rifle build and found what *may* be the base or would make a good base for that blaster. Check out Sheridan Model PGP Pump Pistol Paintball Marker.
 

OddViking

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I fell down an internet black hole looking up obiwan mythos rifle build and found what *may* be the base or would make a good base for that blaster. Check out Sheridan Model PGP Pump Pistol Paintball Marker.
The base has been identified, it is a "The Webley Mk 1 Air Pistol (modified as a blaster pistol with a small side scope, an enlarged muzzle, and fitted with a Remington Model 760 Gamemaster .222 4-round magazine.) is used by Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) as his personal sidearm since he hasn't used his Lightsaber or Force skills for a long time after the fall of the Galactic Republic."
 
The base has been identified, it is a "The Webley Mk 1 Air Pistol (modified as a blaster pistol with a small side scope, an enlarged muzzle, and fitted with a Remington Model 760 Gamemaster .222 4-round magazine.) is used by Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) as his personal sidearm since he hasn't used his Lightsaber or Force skills for a long time after the fall of the Galactic Republic."
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Welp, never mind. Looks great Oddviking and thank you for the pattern.
 

Halliwax

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have to admit, i never finished the show, but that blaster is wicked nice! id rock that on a daily basis
 

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