What were the ANH stormtrooper boots painted with?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by kurtyboy, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One for the ANH trooper experts. What were the black 'Mods' style boots painted with?

    White spray paint? White brushed on household paint? Special paint for leather, etc. ?

    Thanks
     
  2. geordietrooper

    geordietrooper Well-Known Member

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    im guessing maybe white emulsion paint :love
     
  3. ob1al

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    I doubt it would be spray paint as the edges of the soles are still black, which means they would have had to mask every pair.

    Given that we know the helmets - a much more important piece of the costume - were handpainted with white gloss, I'm going to guess they did the same for the boots.
     
  4. Stormtrooper

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    Dunno if these are ANH, ESB or ANH re-used for ESB...

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    But the white is definitely SPRAYED-ON ..... traces of overspray on the 'face' of the heel on the underside... and a lil' bit on one of the boot's soles (barely noticeable though)
    Whether it's car-paint or spray-on shoe dye.... dunno, but it's flaking like a *. :lol

    Cheers,
    John
     
  5. voice in the crowd

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    John,

    Just out of interest is there a manufacturer name anywhere on your chelsea boots?

    Sorry for going off topic kurtyboy

    Cheers Chris.
     
  6. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Off topic? HELL NO.

    I just bought a pair of 1970's boots but they're not 100% accurate.

     
  7. OldKen

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    stormtrooper you deffinately earn your name.

    yeah, are there any words anywhere on those things?

    they look craptastic by the way.

    cant imagine owning somethig like that.

    i would kill to own anything screen used from the OT.

    let alone actual ESB TK boots. (which were most likely ANH before ESB.)


    simply awesome.

    kurty, what type of TK you got in the works?

    any pics, you always have something interesting, so i know we arent talking about an FX suit here... :p
     
  8. kurtyboy

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    Ah I've just got a plain old GF hero. Had it since before I joined the RPF. He's accurate enough for me :)

     
  9. OldKen

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    hey thats still sweet...

    do you know if 2 diff helmets were produced? a stunt and a hero, or is it like most where its one converted to look like the other???

    i would love to have a TK hero.

    my ultimate goal is to have a luke anh hero complete with fabric belt and grapple etc. with a mark hammil ANH bust under the bucket on display. :D

    dont forget to show off once completed.
     
  10. dashrender

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    I hope no one minds if I venture off topic for a moment,

    Where are TK's getting their boots?

    I have a set of, yes you can cring, FX armor and I now need new boots. mine broke between the heal and the main flat sole after this past weekends parade. what crap, I've only had them 8 months...
     
  11. Hermes

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    I can get boots much similar to those, and paint them in a very similar fashion as well - Id est - it will flake, but it will flake screen-accurately at least:)
     
  12. Stormtrooper

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    Hi everyone,

    There *is* a brand-name inside the trooper boots... but I'd rather not disclose the brand name... sorry, guys :(

    For the same reason I won't post pics of the inside of the ROTJ armour / helmet.... to protect the integrity of real screen-used trooper stuff, and minimise the chances of replica stuff being passed as the real deal, at some stage in the future.
    I have a policy of not revealing this info to *anyone*, so I won't upset people by not telling Person X but telling Person Y... I hope everyone understands :angel

    On a more positive note, I may have an interesting annnouncement to make in the next few days concerning the subject of trooper boots ;)

    Cheers,
    John
     
  13. KevVader

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    ...interesting..I'd like to know how these could be dyed as well. I have a similar set of boots that I bought from Roots years ago....don't wear them anymore...thought they would make a decent pair of Trooper boots if I dyed them white somehow....

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Darth Detroit

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    There are a few scenes, I beleive inthe beginning of ANH that clearly show the paint has peeled off revealing a black boot.
     
  15. geordietrooper

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    i don't think they used gloss paint in the movies
    they look scuffed rather than chipped or peeling
    so im sticking with emulsion :love

    but who knows ?
     
  16. SithLord

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    I got a pair of black boots that look a bit like the originals from GAP...if I remember I'll post a pic of them...

    :cheers,

    CA
     
  17. Clutch

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  18. OldKen

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    john, couldnt you have just said NO? :unsure

    now we all really want to know.

    i understand why you dont want to show the insides of the armor etc.

    but if it was a boot company and a found item, i dont see why it would be a big deal...

    oh well.

    curious about the announcement though. :love
     
  19. kurtyboy

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    umm...

    im obviously not a boot expert...

    but those look EXACT.

    holy cow kurt...

    awesome find...
     
  21. KevVader

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  22. troopermaster

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    They look VERY close Marcus.

    Do you know what brand they are?

    JB-Do your boots have leather soles or synthetic?

    -Paul :)

    edit for spelling :unsure
     
  23. kurtyboy

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    I don't have them yet...

     
  24. kurtyboy

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    Hang on... look at the auction description again. It says Regal.

     
  25. HDPE

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    John does your soles look like this?

    Han Sole O :lol :lol :confused
    [attachmentid=7243]
     
  26. Stormtrooper

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    Paul - The soles appear to be made from leather...

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    Note the white overspray, and what appears to be a 'QC Passed' sticker still remaining on the sole :)

    HDPE Stormy - No, the soles on my boots appear to be a lil' different to the soles on Han's trooper boots from ANH (see below).
    Maybe mine were bought new for ESB, or else the shoe shop that John Mollo visited back in 1976 didn't have 50-odd pair of Jodphur boots in exactly the same style? :p

    Well the 'anouncement' that I had was that after many many months of searching, I've finally found a pair of vintage jodphur boots which are the same brand as the originals and almost identical, right down to the boots' 'model #' (circled in yellow)

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    The inside appears to be a lighter colour and the writing is slightly different, so it's possible that they are a bit more recent than the original trooper boots.

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    Cheers,
    John
     
  27. voice in the crowd

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    Hi John,

    I take it for granted the QC sticker wasn't for the quality on the spray painting :)

    Is it the common belief that only one type of boot was used for ANH/ESB or maybe more than one type.

    I just wonder with having to get 50+ pairs of boots if they didn't get from more than one source.

    Cheers Chris.
     
  28. troopermaster

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    Hi John,

    Excellent work tracking down the boots mate,well done :thumbsup

    Now put us out of our misery and tell us the manufacturer :p

    -Paul.
     
  29. HDPE

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    Awesome John, and thanks for sharing the pics :thumbsup

    In the dewback promo pic the sole look diff from Han's and more like yours, hard to tell though.

    [attachmentid=7300]
     

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