Showing off again: Super accurate Luke ANH belt

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by kurtyboy, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are some pictures of the Luke ANH utility belt I've been puting together for a few years now. Its finally complete. Only the long pouch is replica and its the most accurate one ever made. The droid caller needs a bit of work.

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    Alternate version with Macrobinoculars instead of lightsaber:
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    And aren't these the most accurate Luke ANH boots you've ever seen? :love
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    The mannequin still needs a bit of work so I'm not ready to show the whole thing off.
     
  2. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    stunning.

    you need to get howard (chewie15) to make an ANH luke bust.

    seen your boots before, and aside from some weathering and dirt, appear to be an exact match to the screen used.

    nice stuff kurty, thanks always for sharin. :thumbsup
     
  3. FETTCLONE

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    Looks great, Marcus. Absolutely top notch.

    Any chance of sharing the types of pouches (triangular in particular)? I'd love to scrounge for some myself... and as usual the more accurate, the better. :D
     
  4. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice. Almost a shame its going to live on a mannequin.
     
  5. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    I am almost complete with MY Luke, except those * boots.. No one else makes them?.?
     
  6. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    great belt. Now it seems you're almost there if not already. Cool stuff.
     
  7. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Top stuff indeed Marcus - the boots are superb.

    :)

    Howard.
     
  8. Lupus Yonderboy

    Lupus Yonderboy Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant work mate :)
    Thanks for sharing.
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  9. simon_lewis

    simon_lewis New Member

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    Fantastic work I must say.

    So far I've got a Graflex and a Kobold:
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    But I need help with the belt itself PLEASE.

    We don't have Tandy Leather in the UK and I can't find a supplier who does 2" belts in brown (or the buckles in fact). The Tandy site doesn't list finished brown belts as far as I can see either (am I missing something?).

    Can you gents shed any light on a supplier of 2" brown belts and buckle blanks who would ship to the UK?

    All help gratefully received.

    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  10. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You mean this?

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    Its just the mannequin that needs a bit of work. I need to extend the neck a bit and reshape the trapezius muscles, join the head properly to the mannequin, fiberglass them together, fill sand and paint the seam.

     
  11. Primrodo

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    VERY nice. Looks awesome for sure.

    I'd also like to know about the tri-angle pouch, did you find it? What was it?
     
  12. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    With the saber placed where it is do you have much of an issue with it smacking you in the crotch much? That's always been my issue when hanging a saber off my belt is finding the "sweet spot" so it can swing while you move without nailing me in the sweet spot.
     
  13. Westies14

    Westies14 Master Member

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    * Kurtyboy. I don't think I've ever seen one even close. You should be proud.

    How much would you estimate you've put into the belt and accessories combined? And how long did it take you to collect all of it? The saber or the binocs alone done accurately are long-term goals for many collectors.
     
  14. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The triangular pouch is WWI Dutch and extremely rare. I was very lucky and acquired it in a trade (thanks Jim).

    The costume was made to Luke's dimensions so it would never fit me unless I stopped lifting weights and starved myself for a few months :p

    As for how much the belt and accessories cost altogether? I shudder to think. The item I traded the triangular pouch for was selling at $800. The Graflex was bought back when they were selling for $300, and the Eumig for just under $200. Plus two Kaligar cameras for between $250 and $400 each... you get the picture

    I think I started on this costume about 3 years ago.
     
  15. Westies14

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    hahah the cost of doing things right. It wouldn't be the same or mean as much without all the original parts you've put into it though...
     
  16. bwingpilot

    bwingpilot Active Member

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    Nice work Kurtyboy.
     
  17. aljf

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    Loooks great :D





    aljf :confused
     
  18. Banquo Fett

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    Nice. I was almost there. Then I swapped a trangular pouch for an MPP and got rid of the rest. I've never regretted it, but these pics leave me ... verklempt.

    Would I be a jerk to mention that is the wrong type of Kobold? It is a step transition, but the truly correct version has no attachment at the bottom (just a hole), and it has a smooth edge at the bottom, not the coin edge. That said, yours is as close as anyone is likely to find -- I only know of one person who has the exact Kobold. Maybe he'll chime in.

    Kudos. ;)

    Hey Simon Lewis, what did you use on the top of your Kobold? For the dome?
     
  19. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah I know I still need the correct Kobold. One day...

     
  20. bobasfett

    bobasfett Well-Known Member

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    It really looks amazing....WOW.
     
  21. Lordsandy

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    Awesome job.

    I love that long pouch................its perfect.

    I am glad you got the Swiss pouch as well.

    Jim
     
  22. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful

    I have the same Luke ANH tatooine boots from Magic Wardrobe-as well as the costume from them- It took forever to get them. I have an MP Productions belt with Matt's triangular pouch replica and long pouch replica and the correct swiss army rectangular pouches. I also have the correct Graflex with conversion and the vintage Eumig with Real Kaligar lenses and viewer. Finally, I have the same Kobold as you-

    I have not put them all together- but your display and pictures have inspired me to do so-- it looks just great- well done.... :) :thumbsup
     
  23. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beware of the Magic Wardrobe. They cannot be trusted.

    They have this policy that if you recommend their work to someone else and then that person has a dispute with them, it is somehow your fault and they will go as far as ripping you off

    As for the correct height mannequin, there seems to only be one available on this planet! It originates from Holand but they are also available in the US. The arms are semi poseable.
     
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  24. Jediwannabe

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    Masterfully done.

    -Jediwannabe
     

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