The Phantom Belt and Gun build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Phantom22, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    Ok so I have always been a Phantom fan and have always wanted to own some of the props, I decided to make my own. The guns I am using are Rock Island 1911 .45's, bought the stock G.I. grips to put on, trying to track down the extended slides and barrels. Bought a belt buckle from reelart and having a cobbler making a belt from screen grabs. The only thing I am trying to figure out is how could I re-create the skulls on the sides of the holsters? Are they stitched on or are they leather worked? any help would be appreciated. Also bought a set of rings off of ebay. I know a member here used to make the skulls of Touganda, sucks I missed it. Anyway here are the pics of what I have right now. Should have the buckle in next week, and will post pictures of the progress of the belt.
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  2. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    I got the other ring in today, as well as the G.I. grips for the guns. Belt Buckle came today but have to get it tomorrow. Will start making the belt tomorrow as well. Here is an updated picture.
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  3. Mr Webber

    Mr Webber Sr Member

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    Great project, im probably going to use a local cobbler for a similar though non Phantom gig, will be watching your progress with great interest.
     
  4. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    Thanks. Here is the belt buckle. Going to start making the belt this week. Anyone have any ideas on how they put the skulls on the sides of the holsters? Is it leather worked, or a separate piece sewn on? Cant find any pictures of it.
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  5. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That buckle looks awesome! I own a Rock Island too, you might have some trouble with aftermarket parts for it. I've ran into a few problems modding my RIA, for some reason its not shaped like most 1911's.
     
  6. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    Thank you for the heads up. I learned a little gun-smithing in the military, so I am hoping I wont run into any serious problems. Shot it and was only 2 inches off center mass at ~25 yards. Not bad.
     
  7. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice! Looking forward to your progress!
     
  8. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    After working on it for a few weeks here is a rough finished belt. Have a few things I need to tweak. Attached as well is a picture of the leather worked skull on the holsters. Not quite done yet.

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  9. Phantom22

    Phantom22 New Member

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    Another update. Did some trimming, and some other stuff. Still needs work. Need to trim the holsters, and do some more tweaking.
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  10. kw1968

    kw1968 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    also i big phantom fan thats awesome man great work
     
  11. jmaxwell522

    jmaxwell522 Active Member

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    I have a Phantom Buckle that is a little bit more rustic and handmade in appearance. Mine is metal and weighs a ton. I've been prepping to cast the sucker to do a resin cast. If interested PM me.
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  12. Andrewshaddox

    Andrewshaddox Active Member

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    The screen accurate belt buckle is awesome! Where did you find that??
     
  13. pinder91

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  14. Andrewshaddox

    Andrewshaddox Active Member

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    Oh awesome thanks. I had never seen that site before actually.
     
  15. simiouno

    simiouno Active Member

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    I've got the reelart buckle on my Phantom rig , but I blued mine and knocked it back with wire wool to age it..my rig is the comic version inspired by Don Newton the GREATEST Phantom artist ever..also the skulls are on my Colt grips, not on the holsters..
     
  16. floatinjoe

    floatinjoe New Member

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    Any chance of seeing your rig? I'd love to see the buckle blued, and of course, I want to see a comic version.
     
  17. simiouno

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    For sure pal..
     
  18. simiouno

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    I take it your a PHAN,like me..the buckle stripes run the opposite way than the comic, but in the very first story 1936 the skull belt symbol appears in the corner of the page and they run like this buckle..it is passed from father to son so I wanted it to look old..I'm doing comic pages of this character and use my belt for REF..if you want to see the art mail me ..
     
  19. floatinjoe

    floatinjoe New Member

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    simiouno, those look great!
     
  20. simiouno

    simiouno Active Member

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    Thanks..do you have any Phantom props ?
     

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