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 Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 02:26 AM »
Well, thanks to Bazii's inspiration, I am now about 85% complete on my holster.  Need to add some straps basically.  This will be a drop leg or thigh style holster when complete.

Whatcha ya'll think?







And here's a comparison of the holster to the original brown vinyl I used.  A little bit of acrylic paints to dirty it up...

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 10:16 AM »
It llooks great!  I'm sure it took some work to custom fit it to that blaster.

I'm no expert on holsters, but will you need a bit more material on the front to better secure the weapon?  It kinda looks like it's barely sitting in the holster.  That's the only caveat I can see, though.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 12:42 PM »
The gun fits snugly.  I used a heat gun and 2 sizes of PVC pipe to shape it.  The holster itself is made out of a 6 inch PVC sewer pipe.  :)  It is covered in dark brown vinyl.

I will be adding a retention strap to secure the gun and to cover the trigger.  May be adding a thigh "plate" but that is still in the debating stage.  I will, however, be adding a thigh strap.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2011, 06:04 PM »
Well, I'm opting not to put a retention strap.  It fits in snug and since it is Star Wars after all, I'm going to say it is held in via magnetic retention and only I can draw it.  ;)  And, it can only be fired by me, hence the reason not to cover the trigger.  Cop out... maybe, but oh well.  :rolleyes:

Here's the holster strapped to my leg.  Just need to attach it to a belt and I am good to go.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2011, 07:04 PM »
Just a suggestion-I think the inside edge of the holster needs the same weathering as the outside. It stands out a bit. Other than that I really like the design and the materials you used, excellent job making it "look" like a formed leather holster.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2011, 08:55 PM »
Yeah, I see what you mean.  I had to do some reforming and gluing on that and really wasn't focused on it.  That's why we put our pics up... so others can see what we missed.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 11:10 PM »
Okay, I see what you mean.  The holster looks awesome, even over jeans.  :D

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 02:06 PM »
Well, after much feedback and thought, I have come up with a strap.  Blending the old with the new, I think this works.





Also, fixed the "weathering" on the inside edge as pointed out by seugtai.  (Good eye vod.)

Now, I need to touch up the paint on the gun because all the fitting and such have rubbed down the paint so the orange is showing.  :(


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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 03:17 PM »
nice work on the holster  ;)

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 03:20 PM »
I liked it without the strap but, I do like the added strap as well. Glad I could help, I'm just crazy about stuff like that. ;)
Are you planing on leaving the other straps as is or are you going to give them the same faux treatment as the holster?

I'd also like to see that tutorial on how you did those PVC claws, that's something I'd like to try. If your still interested in posting that up.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 03:39 PM »
The strap has the same treatment.  May not be as noticeable.  I can do a tutorial no problem.  Will be fun.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 03:49 PM »
I'm sorry I wasn't clear, I was referring to the straps that attach to the belt and the one that goes around your leg. They look like they might be nylon strapping right now. Are you leaving those as they are or are you giving them the same leather look as the strap that you added to the holster?

Thank you, I look forward to seeing that.  ;D

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 04:15 PM »
I see what you're saying.  They're actually canvas.  The problem w/ the vinyl is in long strips, it loses the look because it does't bend right.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #28 on: Jun 03, 2011, 10:33 AM »
Well, thanks to Bazii's inspiration, I am now about 85% complete on my holster.  Need to add some straps basically.  This will be a drop leg or thigh style holster when complete.

Glad my idea inspired you there...  I will say that you did a much better execution of the idea than I did though.  lol  ;D

It looks great!!

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #29 on: Jun 03, 2011, 09:25 PM »
Glad my idea inspired you there...  I will say that you did a much better execution of the idea than I did though.  lol  ;D

It looks great!!

Isn't there a saying that a master is most proud when his pupil surpasses him.  Well, maybe there isn't, but there should be.  ;)

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