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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Rebel Pilot holster Reply with quote

Quick question... really more of an opinion poll.... for all the pilots and pilots-in-training out there.

Which holster looks better with the rebel pilot ensemble? Han's holster (ANH) - low slung, attached in front and in back, maybe without all the greeblies he has like the droid caller... or Luke's holster (ESB) used in Dagobah and Bespin - low slung, but hung straight down off the hip.

My thought is that Han's holster would be more common among smugglers and Luke's more common among rebels... but the two often intertwine. I'd like to hear what the great community thinks, though.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most pilots I know sport Luke's rig, but there are those who prefer the "fast draw" version that Han had.

Either is acceptable for a pilot to be wearing. Just don't forget that you still need the grey pilot belt for costume submission though. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a modified version of Lukes I guess. It started with a costume base Han belt, and after that literally fell apart, I took just the holster, and made it to fold over and snap onto itself. I put that directly on my Grey Belt. Works good, looks alright.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a custom RFT rig that I carry



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a "luke" style hoslter. and I love it. I like it because it will also look great with my "hoth" pilot when I get a jacket done.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An additional question to that, does anyone know where I can GET a holster?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in need or that too!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the 2 different "orange phases" that I went through, I used the RFT gun/holster rig.

As for getting one, they are SUPER easy to make. My base made a dozen of them in one afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would a shoulder holster be acceptable?
Just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twitch wrote:
Would a shoulder holster be acceptable?
Just curious.


Probably not for a formal/canon since we've never seen one worn that way, and some event organizers might not want it, but if you're doing an informal custom, go for it.

However personally, I think it'd get in the way of the chestbox and vest straps. The pilot costume has A LOT going on above the waist, adding more up there just seems a bit overkill. I like having the gunbelt low to help balance the costume visually.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya, what he said.....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phantom8 wrote:
During the 2 different "orange phases" that I went through, I used the RFT gun/holster rig.

As for getting one, they are SUPER easy to make. My base made a dozen of them in one afternoon.


really? is there a tutorial? 'cause I'd like to give it a try in making it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HazardThree wrote:
Twitch wrote:
Would a shoulder holster be acceptable?
Just curious.


However personally, I think it'd get in the way of the chestbox and vest straps. The pilot costume has A LOT going on above the waist, adding more up there just seems a bit overkill. I like having the gunbelt low to help balance the costume visually.


I've done a Shoulder holster for a member her. But she has since inherited her husband's former Holster when he switched to another one.

If you put the holster on under the Flackvest and pull the actual holster through the arm slot, allowing the holster to hang on your side, it doesn't add much more to the look of the costume.

But something to concider when thinking about a shoulder holster is Blaster choice. You have to pick a blaster that will work with a Shoulder holster and not get i the way of your arm too much (like all DL-44 scopes would)

Over the years, I've had a few holsters for costumes. Mostly either similar to Luke's ESb or a cross draw holster.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Furiafelina wrote:
phantom8 wrote:
During the 2 different "orange phases" that I went through, I used the RFT gun/holster rig.

As for getting one, they are SUPER easy to make. My base made a dozen of them in one afternoon.


really? is there a tutorial? 'cause I'd like to give it a try in making it.


I second this sentiment. It would be really cool to make one of these myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The easiest way to make a holster template is to lay the blastder you need a holster for down on a piece of paper and outline the blaster, adding about 3/4 of an inch. If you have long enough paper, you can just roll the bolster over for the other side.

Place the template on your leaver and you can cut it out. Make sure you cut the channels for any scopes you have.

then wet the leather and fold it over your blaster, cliping the edge you will eventually glue, stich and rivet. When you have the holster molded the way you want it, start gluing the edges together. I use a regular drill with a small bit to drill the stich holes I'll finish the holster with.

Here are some of the holsters I've done in the past.








You can see the sharpie marker I used to mark the templates on some of these holsters. On may of them, I just did the outlining on the leather itself, not on a piece of paper. Once the leather was dyed, the sharpie doesn't doesn't show anymore. And I've dyed holsters both Black and Mohogany (redish brown)
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