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The Beginings of a new ANH Han Solo
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CaptSolo77 (Brian)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carlos,

Nice job so far, much improved over your first attempt. There are still a few details that are a little off, but you should be proud of what you have accomplished!

I'm not an LCJ, but I would think this should certainly pass...much better than the costumebase version which some members are currently using.

Keep up the good work, and good luck with your build.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the end of your holster have a cap?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that is a nice belt and holster! I know you must be proud of the work that YOU did. I know I was. Once you get the greeglies and the Elvistrooper disk, you should be golden.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! What color dye did you use? It appears to have a reddish tint. Is that what it looks like in person, or is that just how the picture came out?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! You can be proud of that belt!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the complements. I got to troop with a RL Han the other day, when I asked him to take a look at my belt & his jaw dropped Surprised , I figured it passed the test. Wink

Its been a few days in a major heat wave so the leather has had plenty of time to dry to its final color. The dyed that I used was Tan Canyon from Tandy leather. I applied 2-3 coats with an old t-shirt, then finished with Carnauba cream also from TL to help protect and seal. ( I was also afraid of the dye coming off on my clothing during troops). Once the cream was dry I buffed all the leather with another old t-shirt to give it a little bit of shine.

The color of the dye defiantly has a hue of red too it, while retaining a nice deep dark brown tone.



& end cap

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good to me, I so no reason why that will not pass with flying colors.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, but I notice that your stitching line is uneven.

What I do, to keep it even is to use a groover like this one: http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/search/searchresults/8069-00.aspx

After I glue the seam, I make a groove along the seam on both sides and mark out my holes in the groove and punch them. This keeps the stitches in a nice, neat line, as well as sinking them a little below the surface of the leather, which can help protect the thread from wear.

Just something to think about for future projects, or for someone starting out on making holsters.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoloYT1300 wrote:
Looks good to me, I so no reason why that will not pass with flying colors.


agreed Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my droid caller today. Smile So I made a c-clip out of a wreath hanger much the same as I did for my thermal dets in the past. Worked out perfect!



Shes all done. So hows it look? Aside from the crooked stitching...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! Just out of curiosity, what is the diameter of the end cap on your holster?

Jedi Loreen wrote:
After I glue the seam...


What do you use for glue? Would Tanners Bond Leathercraft Cement work ok? Also, do you let the glue fully dry before stitching?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wreath hanger? Great idea! I never would have thought of that.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havok69 wrote:
Looking good! Just out of curiosity, what is the diameter of the end cap on your holster?

Jedi Loreen wrote:
After I glue the seam...


What do you use for glue? Would Tanners Bond Leathercraft Cement work ok? Also, do you let the glue fully dry before stitching?

That glue should work fine. I have an old bottle of Leather Weld (which I think the glue you mention replaced) that is basically a white glue.

And yes, I let it dry completely (it dries pretty fast), or my punch would get all sticky.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All done, Submission has be fired off...

Take that back, the email failed. could someone pm me the proper RL officer I should contract for submission?






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be me. at the top of this page under "forum and costume controls" you should find a link to submit a new costume. Wink
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