Armor and Prop Madness - Armor Party! Sun 2/10/13

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Crap! That's no good! I still have yet to go over there. If they had the 3.5" leather blanks I was looking for I would have. I'll stop by eventually.
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motek9173 wrote:Phyllis....if you want to meet at my house we can carpool.
Kim....
when were you planning to leave for this and how late were you thinking of staying?


Doughboy...

If I am able to attend...I will bring my sewing machine..so bring your RFT shirt with you and I will remove the cuffs and sew up the slit "while you wait"...

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TK3446 wrote:
Tandy does have it but you might not be able to buy a small piece of what you need. Ask the guys there if they have any remnants off to the side. Otherwise your looking at buying a big piece for around $80-100. You could make a bunch them.
I can tell you for sure that Tandy does not cut hides to sell small pieces....
they MIGHT have a piece in the remnant bin...BUT...those pieces are generally not big enough....

You can buy a veg tanned belly which is a smaller piece of hide and dye it black...the black dyes work very well...

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Schph Gochi wrote:
TK3446 wrote:
Tandy does have it but you might not be able to buy a small piece of what you need. Ask the guys there if they have any remnants off to the side. Otherwise your looking at buying a big piece for around $80-100. You could make a bunch them.
I can tell you for sure that Tandy does not cut hides to sell small pieces....
they MIGHT have a piece in the remnant bin...BUT...those pieces are generally not big enough....

You can buy a veg tanned belly which is a smaller piece of hide and dye it black...the black dyes work very well...
Thanks for the tips guys!
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Score one for the mother in law! She had a nice piece of black leather I can use to make my holster! If anyone has a pattern for it that wants to being it for me, that would be AWESOME!
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Sakic Jade wrote:Score one for the mother in law! She had a nice piece of black leather I can use to make my holster! If anyone has a pattern for it that wants to being it for me, that would be AWESOME!
The patterns are available either on the FISD boards (whitearmor.net) or available through google searches for stormtrooper holster. We can find on the good ones on sunday and print it up..you'll have a couple of TKs there to direct you to the best one for size and accuracy. Yeah for mom in law!
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If anyone has a Imperial disk...I NEED ONE!!!
Many bothans died to bring you this post...the tearing of ligaments and almost the loss of a TK's finger...

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Grrr... Looks like I've been grounded. :?
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Looks like I will be a "go" for this....I "shopped" wisely and have a little spare $$

Anyway...

Doughboy...
Please bring your RFT shirt with you...I will bring my sewing machine to remove the cuffs and sew up the slit on your RFT shirt for you "while you wait".

I will be bringing leatherworking stuff as I am attempting Bespin Luke pouches...I hope to get to the "wet forming" process today and do the stitching and snap setting tomorrow....I am out of dye so I won't be able to attempt dying...

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Rebel Doughboy wrote:If anyone has a Imperial disk...I NEED ONE!!!
Do you need an aluminum one or would a resin one be okay?
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Fleetfang wrote:Grrr... Looks like I've been grounded. :?
D'oh! That's no good!
Schph Gochi wrote:Looks like I will be a "go" for this....I "shopped" wisely and have a little spare $$

Anyway...

Doughboy...
Please bring your RFT shirt with you...I will bring my sewing machine to remove the cuffs and sew up the slit on your RFT shirt for you "while you wait".

I will be bringing leatherworking stuff as I am attempting Bespin Luke pouches...I hope to get to the "wet forming" process today and do the stitching and snap setting tomorrow....I am out of dye so I won't be able to attempt dying...
Awesome! Looks like we'll have a pretty full house. Very cool!
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jweger77 wrote:
Sakic Jade wrote:Score one for the mother in law! She had a nice piece of black leather I can use to make my holster! If anyone has a pattern for it that wants to being it for me, that would be AWESOME!
The patterns are available either on the FISD boards (whitearmor.net) or available through google searches for stormtrooper holster. We can find on the good ones on sunday and print it up..you'll have a couple of TKs there to direct you to the best one for size and accuracy. Yeah for mom in law!
New plan on the holster. Leather I got was pretty thin, so Gaza and I came up with a new plan of attack!
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Woohoo!

Alum or resin, doesn't matter...it's for the DH-17 I plan on casting. Sadly the Sterling parts don't arrive till next week. But if I can pick ONE up it will be great!
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Rebel Doughboy wrote:Woohoo!

Alum or resin, doesn't matter...it's for the DH-17 I plan on casting. Sadly the Sterling parts don't arrive till next week. But if I can pick ONE up it will be great!
I'll bring one of my resin ones for you. My aluminum ones will go to my bowcaster and my officer hat I ordered to wear with my snowie.
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not prop related but, does anyone have a copy of windows vista basic they could bring? Belinda's laptop needed a new hard drive that I replaced but don't have a restore disk, the product key is all i have :cry:

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Who's got two thumbs and can schmooze like nobody's business?
THIS GUY!

I'm back in, and will be on the train arriving at 11:55 in Crystal Lake! See y'all there!
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I might swing by. I have some stuff I need to paint...

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Fleetfang wrote:Who's got two thumbs and can schmooze like nobody's business?
THIS GUY!

I'm back in, and will be on the train arriving at 11:55 in Crystal Lake! See y'all there!
Call me or whomever when you arrive for pick up!

It'd be cool if you could swing by Steve. Thomas also called me tonight and maybe by as well.

I'll be swinging by country donuts tomorrow morning too. I'll have the coffee on and the first 12 pack or two is cooling in the fridge. My biggest problem now is deciding what to bring with!
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Doesn't look like I can make it tomorrow. Half my armor wasn't given to me an bit sure when I'll get it. Not a happy camper

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motek9173 wrote:Doesn't look like I can make it tomorrow. Half my armor wasn't given to me an bit sure when I'll get it. Not a happy camper
Oh no! That's no good...hope you can get it worked out.
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