POTA ANSA Astronaut Suit

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  1. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever attempted the Planet Of the Apes ANSA astronaut space suit that Charlton Heston and the others wore. Apemania is now making a replica backpack, so if someone could do the suit it would make an excellent display. It seems the suits were made of satin backed cotton, a common fabric used in wedding dresses. Here is a link to its description with a link to a photo survey of Charlton Heston's suit made by Western Costume:

    http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/Ape...PofAcostume.htm

    When I was a wee lad I was really into the ape costumes, but there was always something cool about that ANSA astronaut suit. With the talent on this board, I know it can be done. Feel free to chime in with pictures, knowledge or an "I'll take this project on".

    GB

    Edit - Direct link to Charleston Heston suit photo survey:

    http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/Ape...ostumSurvey.htm
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hasseline's Hypothesis was correct. :confused

    You MANIACS. You BLEW IT UP.

    * you... * you ALL to HELL. :cry

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  3. phase pistol

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  4. GBOOTHROYD

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  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And quite an accurate replica it is too. :eek

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    No word on price tho...

    - k
     
  6. GBOOTHROYD

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    I inquired about price when they first started making them, which was quite some time ago. At that time, maybe two years ago, it was $1,500.00. Don't know if they've come down in price. You can always email them to find out current pricing.
    I also asked about the flight suit, but they said they had no plans to make them, which I thought was odd in light of thier backpack.

    GB
     
  7. GeneralMayhem

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    Looks like for the time they were done, the flight suits were a nice piece of design work, combining flexible wearability and utility.
     
  8. Apollo

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    Maybe Davidyear1 can do them
     
  9. GeneralMayhem

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    I would offer to take a crack at them, but I'm booked up for at least the next month or so.
     
  10. GBOOTHROYD

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    That's funny I was thinking of DAVIDYR1 too. GeneralMayhem, I'm not in any particular hurry. Pricing is of course the key. Do you give discounts for multiple orders? Do I need to start an interest thread?

    GB
     
  11. Apollo

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    Hey you know what they say about great minds... ;) :lol
     
  12. GeneralMayhem

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    I thought this was an interest thread. lol
     
  13. GBOOTHROYD

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    Well, there does not seem to be all that much interest. I guess there are only a few of us who want this item done. I guess I may have to get private quotes.

    GB
     
  14. Pauleysolo

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    DAVIDYR1 did an incredible job on those Luke SW Ceremonial jackets--I am sure he could do it
     
  15. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A couple of the spacesuits turned up in the Cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope.
     
  16. GBOOTHROYD

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    The space suits you are referring to in Star Wars ANH were worn by the chimps Cornelius, his wife and Dr. Milo in Escape From The Planet Of The Apes. They are not the flight suits that Taylor (Charlton Heston) and his crew wear aboard the Icarus in the original Planet of The Apes.

    GB
     
  17. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    Alright, who's going to step up to the plate to do the ANSA Astronaut Space Suit to go with my Ape stunt Carbine being made by Rylo? Indy, GenaralMayhem or DavidYR1, who's it going to be?

    GB
     
  18. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GBOOTHROYD @ Jan 14 2006, 12:00 PM) [snapback]1158951[/snapback]</div>
    I did not know that. :confused

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    I thought the spacesuited aliens in ANH might have gotten their suits from Gerry Anderson's "UFO" series or something..

    - k
     
  19. GeneralMayhem

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    I just spoke to my partner about this. We can work this into the production schedule if you're still interested.

    PMing you with price quote.

    Write to us at shadow_dale_creations@yahoo.com for more info.


    ~ GM
     
  20. MediaGuyPJ

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    Hey I would be totally interested in one of these flight suits aswell. This would be completely awesome.
     
  21. GeneralMayhem

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MediaGuyPJ @ May 6 2006, 10:16 PM) [snapback]1239735[/snapback]</div>
    PM Sent.
     
  22. Jon8712

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ May 6 2006, 04:44 PM) [snapback]1239624[/snapback]</div>
    Hi, I'm interested in more info as well. PM sent. Might tie in nicely with some Apes stuff I have planned for DragonCon.

    Art
     
  23. GBOOTHROYD

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    GeneralMayhem,

    I should be getting my measurements to you by the end of the week. I can't wait for this to be made.

    GB
     
  24. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    GeneralMayhem,

    Any word on the ANSA Astronaut suit?

    GB
     
  25. GeneralMayhem

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    We should be getting to it soon. We're finishing up orders due before Dragon Con at the moment.

    ;)
     
  26. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    How do you know I'm not going to Dragon Con?
     
  27. GBOOTHROYD

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    No answer? I was told there was room in the schedule for me. Now I'm on the back burner?

    GB
     
  28. GeneralMayhem

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    There is no "Back Burner". Orders that came in first go out first. We should have the undersuit done this weekend for you to see.


    ~ GM
     
  29. Shadow Duchess

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    Hello,

    We're working as hard as we can on everything and I just wanted to give you a show of good faith by giving you a couple of photos of the undersuit as promised.
    I hope you will like it, keep in mind the mannequin is a 40 chest and shorter from neck to waist than you are but I wanted to put it on something for you to get a good view of it.
    Thank you again for your patience and understanding, and we will have this finished for you soon.

    [attachmentid=9954]
    [attachmentid=9955]


    SD



    <div class='quotetop'>(GBOOTHROYD @ Aug 30 2006, 06:59 PM) [snapback]1310209[/snapback]</div>
     
  30. GBOOTHROYD

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    O.K., thanks for the pictures. I'll have to check pictures for exactness, but looks good so far. If memory serves, the mesh should not be so fine, but I'll let you know.

    GB
     
  31. GBOOTHROYD

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    I stand corrected. The mesh you've chosen looks extremely accurate. Excellent job thus far. I can't wait to see the rest of it.

    GB
     
  32. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    GenaralMayhem,

    Halloween is coming, I'll need the ANSA space suit.

    GB
     
  33. GeneralMayhem

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    <div class='quotetop'>(GBOOTHROYD @ Sep 20 2006, 08:26 AM) [snapback]1323205[/snapback]</div>

    GB,


    If you have a question about your order, please e-mail us. Business communications like this belong in e-mails to our company address, not in the thread.

    Your suit will be completed before Halloween.


    ~ GM
     
  34. GBOOTHROYD

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    GrneralMayhem

    The reason I post here is to keep you honest. I don't know how many times I was told you'll have pictures next week only to get nothing. The first pictures were sent to this thread not my personal email. You chose to do that yourself.

    GB
     
  35. Shadow Duchess

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    First let me apologize about not having the photos done when they were anticipated but, we fell behind but have never been without contact when emails were sent.
    We are not dishonest, but we are human and sometimes life does interfere with our work as it does for most people.
    However, the suit will be within your hands before Halloween and we hope that perhaps you'll provide photos of yourself in it and that you will in the end be happy with your order.

    SD

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  36. GBOOTHROYD

    GBOOTHROYD Well-Known Member

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    ShadowDutchess,

    Well, that is good news indeed.

    GB
     
  37. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    Just got here, and am a big fan of the POTA suit. A friend of mine worked this up for me as a birthday present:
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    and when I saw all the hard work involved, I figured I had to honor her hard work and get the patch done up:
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    ... so I have ten available besides the ones we used on suits. I'm posting here instead of the junkyard, because I'm not selling 'em. Don't really have the rights, don'tcha know.

    But drop me an email at

    larry@ait-planetlar.com

    and maybe we can work something out.
     
  38. anubispro

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    What ever became of this ANSA flight suit ?

    I would love one.
     
  39. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well as some may know ShadowDales track record is not very good so....
     
  40. anubispro

    anubispro Well-Known Member

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    So,..is there no one else that can do that type of work...
    ...thats trustworthy?
     
  41. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    I still have three of these:

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    if anyone wants them. Just PM me your mailing address and I'll mail it out. If you might just write "PM sent" in this thread, too, so everyone knows when the three are spoken for, that'd be cool.
     
  42. Funky

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    PM sent
     
  43. mbmcfarland

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  44. anubispro

    anubispro Well-Known Member

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    PM sent
     
  45. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    That didn't take long. :)

    Watch your mailboxes, guys!
     
  46. anubispro

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    YOU sir are indeed "THE MAN"!!

    BTW,...That jacket looks really good on you. :D

    Any chance of getting another one made???
     
  47. Funky

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    Good question. I don't suppose your friend would be interested in doing a couple more for a little extra cash? :love
     
  48. anubispro

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    Thanks to Larry, I am now a little bit closer to owning a ANSA flight-suit.
    :thumbsup
    THANK YOU LARRY !!!!
     
  49. somerset fox

    somerset fox Well-Known Member

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    If another batch of these patches are made i'd like to be considered for one too please.
     
  50. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    I've got one for you; just PM me your address and I'll pop it in the mail.
     

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