Rambo 3 Hero Boots

Raven1973

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Made by the late Pasquale Di Fabrizio back in the late 1980's. These were sponsored by Adidas (check out the logo on the ankle pad). Very rare, unfortunately the laces and the 4 buckles have long since gone. More screen used stuff to come. ;-)

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I wonder if those are some of the one Sly stiffed him on?

I wouldnt have thought so, I think because of the Adidas sposorship (as thats the only reason I can think of why the Adidas logo is on handmade boots) that they were paid for by Adidas.

In the article, it mentions blue shoes, so I dont think thats the case. :)
 
I had boots like these back in the 80's = Joe Elliott wears some in the Def Leppard video Animal and the uk video for Pour some Sugar on me - but mine were from the Wild Pair.
 
Some cool lookin' hero boots. Too bad it has a generic sole and heel combo (not very military) but I understand they were for filming purposes and not meant for combat. Great pics of the used pair. Any chance of showing more of the buckles and Adidas logo, Raven?
 
Some cool lookin' hero boots. Too bad it has a generic sole and heel combo (not very military) but I understand they were for filming purposes and not meant for combat. Great pics of the used pair. Any chance of showing more of the buckles and Adidas logo, Raven?

Unfortunately the buckles are long gone, I am in the process of having same replicas made for it.

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THose are some cool looking boots! Never took notice of them being so weird and custom made while watching the flick.

I honestly wouldn't mind owning a pair to wear!

More pics please!

Nick
 
Okey doke,
The display is being started. Ive just bought a nice brown picture frame for the base of the display. I have padded the boots out with paper and card, so the boots now stand up, I then put some black material in the tops to hide the paper and card. I have also bought two inert AK47 rounds, a screen accurate Buddha pendant similar to the one worn by stallone in the movie, which will be laid on the display, and two wooden replica Russian F1 grenades (like the ones used in Rambo 3. I got some old American angle iron that is from the old WW2 American airbase at my mothers village, the grenades will be attached to that, with some fishing wire, to simulate the mine filed scene from the movie. I am now working on the base. It will be made with paper and PVA glue, to create the Afghan terrain (even though the movie was shot in Arizona and Israel). Once the base is dry, I will paint over the paper mache with more PVA glue, then coat it with sharp sand mixed with some soil. When that has dried, I will then bond the top off with hair lacquer (so the sand dosent go adrift too much). The stand for the hand made Gill Hibben Rambo 3 knife is mounted and ready to be covered with sand too. I may also include some rusty barbed wire (will have to go to my mums for this), or use some new barbed wire that I have, and cover it with sand then paint it brown to simulate rust. Anyways, I'll keep you guys posted. I also have a Rambo 3 brass plaque that will be incorporated into the display too. If I can afford it, I will also get a custom display case maker (who I have used before) to make a top dome to sit on my resessed picture frame to keep the dust off.

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Here are some pics of the base (which is now finished). Sorry for the poor imagery, I only have a cell phone camera. Things left to do....

Attach frame to base.
Add the screen accurate Russian F1 grenades (and paint them the correct colour) when they arrive, and add fishing line.
Put the Buddha pendant on the display.
Glue the brass Rambo 3 plaque onto the frame.
And finally add the Hibben hand made Rambo 3 knife when it arrives.

I will be adding either a glass or perspex squared dome when its all done, to keep off the dust.

I tried my best to get the metal stake at the correct slanted angle (like in the movie), and I also added a small amount of rusty barbed wire at the bottom, couldn't add too much as I am restricted with space.

The biggest challenge was to get the correct consistency and colour of the sand / dirt. I had to mix it with a combination of dirt from the garden, play pit sand, and sharp sand for building work...yesterdays first attempt was good, but in the morning it was too dark, so I had to go out and buy some more play pit sand, which was very cheap. In the light (outside, it looks bang on!). Anyways, I will keep you guys posted, and once its all together, I'll take some good pictures for you.

BTW The frame is sitting on an old wooden gate, this isn't part of the display, I just sat it on there until I find someplace to put it...I might buy another stand as I did for my Rambo bow display.

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