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RFT Belt, Buckle, and Holster request
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Volund Starfire (Jason Ellenburg)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: RFT Belt, Buckle, and Holster request Reply with quote

I have everything for my RFT uniform save the leathers.

I am in search of a belt, buckle, and holster.

I have a 42” waist, would prefer the octagon buckle, and have a modified Hasbro nerf pistol for the blaster.

I have sent a handful of PMs asking for ordering information and have gotten only one back telling me that they are no longer producing them.

If anyone out there is producing them, please send me a PM.

If there is only someone who makes the holster for my pistol, then I will order it and will order the belt separately (though the only place I have found that sells the belt I would prefer not to use… hint: it rhymes with Tar Port-dress).

Thank you and I look forward to your PMs.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're kidding right?

Okay here's what you do. Go to Wal*Mart. Find a nice brown belt in your size. Buy one that has a snap to keep the buckle on. Should be $15 at most.

Still with me?

Go to A Tandy Leather store or the website. But the rectangular 1 inch buckle. Should only be around $2 or so.

Measure the angles on the bottom of the buckle. Put in vise. Dremel the edges down nice and smooth.

Open belt snap, attach new Octagonal buckle. Voila! A RFT Belt for under $20.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a really accurately shaped octagonal buckle, it takes a bit more work, but it's still doable.

Here's how I did the buckle:
I started with this buckle blank


You have to cut off the original hook and loop, to cut off the corners far enough:


Then JB Weld a new hook and loop

The hook is smaller, because it's made for a 1 3/4" belt, so if you use a 2" buckle, you will need to cut a small notch on each side of the loop on the belt.

Buckle dimensions:


You might try contacting Ashton about a holster. Did you read through the "RFT Holster Contact" thread?

His holsters are a little over-sized for the Hasbro blaster, and not quite accurate, as far as what I see on the screen caps I have, but he does do good work and might be your only option at this time.


Synn wrote:
I am doing a run of these holsters;



Various emblems can be embossed onto leather disks and stitched onto the holsters;



This embossing offer is no extra charge and is available to verifiable RL members only.

Contact me through my website for order inquiries.
www.nyghtcraft.com

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated the Rebel Fleet Trooper Resources thread to include links to the helmets offered here and the other makers of DH-17 holsters. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also handmade my belt and modified the buckle....they aren't too difficult...

there is informaiton and resources at the Tantive Yahoo group...
it is in the costume tutorial....if you are a member...check out the "Costume Tutorial"....and it is all there complete with links to Tandy Leather...if you decide to go that route.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason -

Lori is right about the belt part. We do have a Tandy store here in Portland. I actually have an account with them to get stuff cheaper. You can either go the Wal Mart method for the belt or get a belt blank from Tandy. But definitely get the rectangled buckle (and the oval buckle for the hook part - if you ever happen to visit that Tandy store in NE Portland, you will see what I am talking about) and do the modifications.

As for the holster, I had heard that Ashton has been out of reach due to lacking computer access. But, to be quite honest, Jason, I would recommend that you hit up Eric (Ceric) on our boards. It was his brother-in-law that made his gunbelt and holster for his Han Solo costume. It might not be a bad idea to go ahead and contact him. I have contacted Eric for my CorSec belt and holster. From what I can gather, all he would need is your waiste measurement and the blaster prop for the proper fit.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmmm....
I sent an e-mail to Ashton for one of our new RFTs who needs a holster...

well...let's see if he answers..
if not - I guess I will try Cedric as well...

Where I do the belts...I have never tried a holster...

Us poor Rebels....
we have no suppliers...

I tried Rob too...but...never got a reply..

looks like I will have to learn to stitch leather yet too...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't quite yet decided to go into the business of making these BUT:
I can share some from my experiences making the belt and holster:
Belt was easy as pie with a quick trip to Tandy Leather, and then taking the dremmel to the buckle...

As for the holster: I found a pattern for a stormtrooper blaster holster, which I just modified (don't have it now, but I think googleing 'stromtrooper blaster holster pattern' will get you a hit). I sketched it onto a piece of heavyweight interfacing, then modified it as needed to fit my blaster (a nerf one), meaning it had to be reduced a bit in size and the 'face' side modified slightly so I could grab the handle fully to pull it out quickly...

The intrfacing made a good way to 'test' my modifications by stapling it into it's final shape and modifying as needed. Once it was done, I used to to cut from a piece of scrap leather bought from Tandy, then dyed it to match the belt. I tried leather rivits but with no luck, so finally a friend just used a 'regular' rivet gun. So my holster is assembled with the exact same rivets that hold my RFT helmet together.

All in all, I'm sure it's not the professional, leathercraft quality work of some of the other stuff around here, but it passes and it's not too difficult, even for a do-it-yourself idiot like myself...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based off these screen caps:



I made this before C4:



It's one of the simpler holsters I've made. My seam is very secure, I use both glue and stitching, plus a rivet on each end.

The ones from the screen caps look to be dropped down at the top near where the scope goes, but I did mine the opposite way, dropped it down by the trigger, since that seems more practical, and that's the way I like my holsters.

I had to guess on the length, because we never see a blaster holsted.

Here's my whole rig, with one "ammo box".



The nickel snap on the left side of the buckle is also accurate.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was an awesome job, Lori!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill. Smile I've been doing leatherwork for a few years, now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed....AWESOME job...

and your ammo box reminds me that I have never finished mine..
yet another unfinished project...
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Clarification? Reply with quote

Just wanted to clarify:

- a 2" buckle (blank) not 1" as previously described

- recommended belt width?
-1.5"
-1.75"
-2"

as belts are often slightly narrower than their indicated size...
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, 2" is the right size. both buckle and belt. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol....
edit...

I just took a better look at Lori's post above...
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in my case....I just went with the slightly smaller buckle.
....and a 1 3/4" belt...

the smaller buckle (which won't hold the 2" belt) is easily modified to the octogon shape.....
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