Todd's Costumes Han Solo Hardware Kit

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ThirdDegreeBern, Jul 13, 2015.

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  1. ThirdDegreeBern

    ThirdDegreeBern New Member

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    http://www.toddscostumes.com/costumes/han-solo-holster-rig-diy-hardware-kit/
    I was poking around on the internet last night and paid a visit to Todd's Costumes. I noticed that they now sell a full hardware it to build a Han Solo rig. Just add leather and go. What is y'all's opinion on this? Is it a good value or are there other places to find the buckles and such?
    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Crazylegsmurphy

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    Before giving my thoughts, my questions are:

    How much does screen accuracy matter to you?
    What version of the holster are you wanting to build?
     
  3. lewistully

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    I have a set and I am really happy with it. The only place you can get a full set of hardware. Outside of this all you need is a side of leather and you are set. I haven't actually put my belt together yet, but I will be sure to post pics when I do. Highly recommend it!
     
  4. ThirdDegreeBern

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    Screen accuracy is pretty important to me. And I prefer the ESB version of the Blaster so I would need that holster.
     
  5. Egon

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    maybe we can point out some inaccuracies? I own his full ANH holster but mostly out of price while maintaining the gestalt of the real deal, but I'd be really curious as to what is off.

    The hardware set seems like a great way to get into making a holster, or a way of cheaply (though inaccurately) swapping between movie styles.
     
  6. Crazylegsmurphy

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    Cool. It seems that based on the many reviews, Todd's offerings are quite good. Many people have been very happy with their purchases and highly recommend them.

    After having spent a LOT of time researching these holsters for the pattern I am creating, my personal view is that while Todd's holsters are probably the most accurate you'll currently find, there are quite a few inaccuracies.

    Many of them would not be noticed by anyone who isn't obsessed with the details. Some of the inaccuracies are a little more noticeable even to the average eye.

    It is of course up to you to decide what level of detail matters to you. Your budget and how quickly you need the holster will also factor into whether you decide to order one or not. If you are really into screen accuracy, then my advice is to build your own.

    Something else to consider. If you're not in a rush, I will shortly be releasing my patterns online. I will also be contacting a few vendors selling holsters in the hopes they will incorporate my findings into their offerings. This will hopefully result in more accurate holsters for everyone.
     
  7. ThirdDegreeBern

    ThirdDegreeBern New Member

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    I am not is a big hurry. I have been looking around for a pattern and have found some reference material but it would still end up being a good bit of guess work.
     
  8. Crazylegsmurphy

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    I won't go into all of them here, but I will give you three examples.

    - The pouches are sewn incorrectly.
    - The shapes of the buckle hardware is inaccurate.
    - The position/size of the pouches are incorrect.

    I realize a lot of people want to swap movie styles, but as you mentioned this results in very inaccurate holsters. Each version is actually quite unique in almost all aspects.

    I'm not saying they aren't well made holsters, but they do need some tweaking if you're looking for screen accuracy.
     

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