Uncharted 2 hip Pouch

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by ElDabio, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. ElDabio

    ElDabio New Member

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    I made one of these out of leather because I had some scrap. This one appears to be nylon/canvas with bits of leather here and there. I will post a pic of mine when its done. What does everyone think? Comments? Suggestions?
     
  2. dwing

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    I sculpted one for a 1/6 fig and it's canvas with a leather belt.
     
  3. ElDabio

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    I was thinking about making one out of canvas. I work at a paint store and we have some really heavy canvas drop clothes for not a lot of cash. I'm going to spray the back side with a heavy coat of spray adhesive for rigidity and a kind of water proofing. And spray the outside with OD flat spray paint before adding the leather parts.
     
  4. Leatherworker

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    Great project :thumbsup - thinking in similar directions

    I like the idea with some kind of "rubber" coat on the canvas to provide some kind of water resistance. Many suppliers for nylon military gear use this technique.

    I would not use spray color as the look may suffer and the characteristic of the cloth may be lost. I was thinking off using some old military equipment (olive jackets or duffle bags) as basis material. The original weathering of this equipment may significantly help to enhance the "used look" you see in-game...

    Looking forward for your first pictures!
     
  5. ElDabio

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    I'm going to hopefully start on this in the next few days. I'm going to test the spray technique on a small piece. The good thing about canvas drop clothes is that they are cheap and you get many square feet to work with. Also I think I'm going to grommet a drain hole in the bottom since I'm going to water proof it so it doesn't hold water.
     
  6. Leatherworker

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    Hi,

    how is it going with your uncharted 2 bag? Any news or updates? Meanwhile my schedule will allow some first steps in a similar direction....

    Best
     
  7. TrentPraeger

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    Definitely looking forward to some progress on this piece!
     
  8. Pitfall Harry

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    It's either an ammo pouch or the place where he's keeping the small binoculars he uses in the game. I tend to lean toward it being a ammo pouch for the extra mags since his shoulder holster doesn't have a mag pouch.
     
  9. d_jedi1

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    It's definitely a mag pouch. I saw someone (perhaps earlier in this thread) imply that it may be an old russian pouch but cut down.
    (cut down because the Russian pouch was two, side by side.)
     
  10. TrentPraeger

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    I remember that, but I think it was a leather pouch, whereas this one appears to be mostly canvas with (maybe?) leather straps.
     
  11. Pitfall Harry

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  12. TrentPraeger

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    Nice find! Looks very Uncharted. Can't imagine running or climbing with that on....it would just smack you right in the thigh....ouch. But for just photos, it'd be a great alternative!
     
  13. Pitfall Harry

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    I noticed the seller has some "game related" things he's selling and I'm wondering IF this hip bag isn't actually suppose to be modeled after Nate's to begin with. It just seems way to close in the shape and style not to be.
     
  14. TrentPraeger

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    Very well could be. And it's not really a bad price, either! Might have to get this one myself...
     
  15. Leatherworker

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    So....

    Since I have to wait for my UC2 buckles to arrive to proceed with the rising sun buckle, I will use the time to proceed with my hip bag.

    Started with the most simple things: The belt strap is all leather. Since the closure is never seen in-game and hidden by Nathans shirt (potentially it does not exist in the character design) I will use a buckle similar to the ones used with my UC2 holster - so everything will fit together. There will be three leather loops.

    I made a simple paper model of the pouch to get a feeling for the dimensions and cut. Its damned small, if I measured correctly (13 x 11,5 X 4,5 cm) - have to check this again. As it is, it would hold exactly 4 beretta magazines.

    Will use olive canvas for the pouch (I will kill an old/used army duffle bag, which gives the propper used look).

    Suggestions and ideas welcome...

    Keep you updated...
     
  16. TrentPraeger

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    :):):)
    * I love your work and dedication! Looks like your off to a great start on this.

    Only 4 mags!? Well, better than the two on his holster! I wonder how many mags of the Defender it could hold...or for that matter, how many speed loaders for the .44!

    Overall, of course, you're off to a GREAT start! When are you gonna open up an "Uncharted" store for all of us Drake fans to get these wonderful toys?!:thumbsup
     
  17. Leatherworker

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    Little update:

    The leather belt for the pouch is ready. Its oiled and waxed to get the in-game coloring and better water resistance. One leather loop for the strap, two loops for??? They are there in-game, flanking the pouch - most likely decoration. Maybe one can use them to attach e.g. a phurba dagger or grenades. The metal buckle is painted in analogy to the holster buckles in-game with their coating peeling off...
     
  18. TrentPraeger

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    Probably a good guess about the second loop. With what you got there, you're off to a great build.:thumbsup
     
  19. Pitfall Harry

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    I've worn a second belt under my shirt before and had it overlapping my regular belt just to hang my pouch on and let me tell you it doesn't work that great. The reason it looks good in the game is because it's "in the game". You'll notice that the front portion of the second belt goes right up under his shirt to the middle of his stomach! LOL

    I haven't had the time to do this yet but I was thinking about picking up a belt blank at Tandy Leather along with shorter strap and I was going to make a custom belt with some snaps or Velcro attached to the main belt and the strap. Then I'd use the shorter strap as the "second belt" and attach it to the main belt. Basically giving the illusion I was wearing a second belt that would look like it went up under my Henley. That way you don't actually have to wear a second belt and it won't mess with the "untucked" look either.

    If you've got a second belt tucked under your shirt people are going to see it, especially with any type of a decent sized buckle. The only way it may not show up is if the second belt is super thin and lays flush against your stomach under the shirt.
     
  20. Leatherworker

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    Its a very good point! When I did some first experiments I had the impression it could work. When the pouch is ready, I will test it carefully...

    I think that in-game it is supposed to be a second belt. Only the angle on the front side is wrong - most likely not to hide the belt buckle...
     
  21. TrentPraeger

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    I always thought Nate just used half the belt loops on his jeans, and had a belt that was a little longer. Sort of overlapped the belts in half the loops. After looking at the render, however, it does just look like it's hooked on the opposite side of his jeans under the henley....but how?!!?!!?
     
  22. Pitfall Harry

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    When I was putting together my Uncharted 2 outfit I used my Indy Gun Belt for my "Hip Pouch belt" and I twisted the buckle around to my side and then had the strap come out from under my Henley. The problem was that the I had to tuck the second buckle behind my buckle so it wouldn't overlap it.

    It worked to a degree but it wasn't very practical at all and honestly if you were doing any kind of moving around the thing kinda came undone and didn't look that great.

    Even though Drake's outfit is cool the whole belt setup on the skin is a major graphical error because there's no way that could be a full second belt. If it were then Nate's waste on the left side would have to be squeezed in right to his navel. LOL

    The best route to go with this setup and to get it to look like the game is to do what I suggested above. Take your main belt and attach snaps to it and then get a second belt and cut it down to a shorter length and attach snaps to each end of them and then snap them to your main belt after you put the pouch on it. IF it's done correctly you can get this look and not have to worry about tucking another full belt under your shirt. ;)
     
  23. wolflinglost

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    Don't most western holsters have two belts on them? Because it looks like it could be inspired from a western holster or just a drop leg pouch made to use a leather belt instead

    *EDIT* just been playing it and I was in the snow caves right after you see on of the shambhala guardians in the yeti suit and after that Nate walks backwards to the camera and it does kind of look like there's actually a belt loop just for that. I could be wrong and it could be part of the belt though
     
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  24. d_jedi1

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    my scaling could be a little off but my numbers aren't much larger than yours.
    5.78" X 5.5" X 1.9" (14.68 X 13.97 X 4.826)

    Actually, I'd guess that yours are closer since I fudged my initial numbers and upped his height 1.5"

    I'm still leaning toward leather since the model for the pouch has the exact same texture as his holster. But to be fair, I use a canvas pouch for my costume.
     
  25. Kredepops

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    I just completed my hip pouch. :)

    I used an existing ammo pouch I bought here:
    Rhodesialainen Fereday & Sons yleistasku, repro - Varusteleka
    Which I then customized to fit the look :) I bought two of these, so I could cut one up and make the long 'tongue flap' fastener on the front.

    Here's my pouch - it's a little bit too big, but it doesn't bother me much. I also think the tongue and the flap is one single piece of fabric on the pouch in the game, but since you never see it open, I went the easy way and just attached the tongue to the existing flap.

    The pouch was also a bit too tall so I cut some of the sides and front off and thereby made the flap which is an extension of the backpiece, longer and more accurate.

    Finally I attached two pieces of leather for the closer straps, the top is slightly wider than the bottom one. AND then I distressed the hell out of it.

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    And one of me wearing it for size comparison. Mirrored ;)
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