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Jack T. Chance



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skin-Job wrote:
Holsters all shipped today folks!



Karl

Excellent!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely in! (Sorry, baby with colic!)

I'll subscribe to the thread too so I don't miss anything now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pnag,

Here we go.

1. Charles Dickinson
2. Gprops.
3. Phil_Reach
4. Pnag
5.

One more......
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday, Richard Coyle brought to my attention that the centre of gravity of the holster is a bit high when holstering his all metal, live firing model.

For most people with resin or plastic models, the holster will be perfect, but if you plan on holstering and wearing a full metal blaster then do let me know.

All the full metal models are very top heavy

I can make a holster variant for you which drops the holster down a little lower on the belt.



Karl
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info karl. Ya, I'm finishing up an all metal version Coyle kit and I believe I will need that holster modification. Thank you mate. Lets get this list done guys....One more person.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skin-Job, good to know!

I have a heavily modified Off-World with lots of metal parts, so might request that mod too!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fine, but it would be good to know before we go ahead with the run.

The modification involves a completely different belt loop arrangement, with the holster much lower to drop the centre of gravity below the belt.

The holsters can be made with either belt loop, but can't be converted from one to the other as the new belt loop footprint is different.

So, please say so now and I'll put the additional info on the list.

Karl
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skin-Job wrote:


So, please say so now and I'll put the additional info on the list.

Karl


I'l take a 'heavier' modded one please! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done.

1. Charles Dickinson
2. Gprops.
3. Phil_Reach
4. Pnag (metal version)
5.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my holster today its bit tight around the gun but is awesome none the less.

Only question I have is

Does anyone have any tips or tricks to wet form this holster properly?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I do.

To begin with, you can't just open the package and put the blaster in and expect it to fit comfortably. You can't do it with shoes, and you can't do it with holsters.

The new holster needs to be 'eased' first. Using a hammer handle or other long smooth shape, ease open the inside down in the holster toe, right down in the bottom. Push the leather outward firmly but gently. Push back toward the holster spine, opening it out and creating space. get your hands in there to help.

Now wet forming.

Wrap the blaster in cling film, then position it inside the holster.

DO NOT IMMERSE THE HOLSTER IN WATER.

Wet a new car sponge and gently rub the holster outer shell with slightly warm slightly, soapy water (just a drop of dish soap in a bowl of water) in circular motions until the leather has darkened evenly front and back. It'll look blotchy at first. This is fine.
Don't soak the leather, or it'll take days to dry out again. Just dampen the sponge frequently. Just dampen the leather, water should not be dripping off the holster.
When evenly darkened front and back, wipe the excess moisture off and leave it for a few minutes until the leather looks like it's just starting to lighten in colour again.
Gently, using just your hands, massage the leather into the shape you want. Firm, gentle pressure so as not to scar the leather.
Be careful of going too tight in around details or you'll 'lock' the blaster in. Just form the leather to a sympathetic shape.
When happy leave the blaster in for 15 minutes, then gently remove without disturbing the shape.
Set aside in a cool, airy place and let the holster dry overnight at least.
Once dry, the leather will be a little harder than it first was and will remember the new shapes.
Rub in a really good quality colourless beeswax 'proofing' with your fingertips, wipe off the excess with a clean rag. Wait an hour then buff with a soft, lint free cloth (old T-shirt).

Done.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more to go!


1. Charles Dickinson
2. Gprops (Metal version)?????
3. Phil_Reach
4. Pnag (Metal version)
5.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips Karl they should prove to be very helpful.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, we have our fifth!

1. Charles Dickinson
2. Gprops (Metal version)
3. Phil_Reach
4. Pnag (Metal version)
5. Dougzz (Metal Version)

Although we can make the run happen with 5, so it's definitely happening, I want to leave this open for a week to give everyone a chance to get on board.


I have a hectic year ahead, and don't know when I'll be able to do another run, so I want to give as much notice as possible to those on the fence.

Many thanks you guys,

Karl
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! I'm glad it worked out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!!!

Let me know as soon as you need the funds Smile Delighted!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, I'm excited
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skin-Job wrote:
Yesterday, Richard Coyle brought to my attention that the centre of gravity of the holster is a bit high when holstering his all metal, live firing model.

For most people with resin or plastic models, the holster will be perfect, but if you plan on holstering and wearing a full metal blaster then do let me know.

All the full metal models are very top heavy

I can make a holster variant for you which drops the holster down a little lower on the belt.



Karl

My holster arrived a couple days ago and NOW you post this! I have one of Rich's metal, non-firing versions, the most recent updated model designed after his examination of the World Con Hero Blaster. It sounds like the altered holster might be the better choice if it's ever going to be worn, but I'm still not sure if I ever would wear it. Confused

Photos of the holster I received will come soon-ish. At the moment, I'm trying to decide how much work I should put into forming it to the blaster.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine : must say that the quality and thickness of the leather is truly awesome. Here it is with my humble Blade Runner collection :

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack. T. Chance,

I'm sorry the timing didn't work out perfectly for you. The information came to light very recently and I acted on it as fast as I could. As a gesture of goodwill, if you were to order the new metal version, I would ship it free for you.

Ki-Djowac,

Glad you like it. Yes, I use very high quality leather.
You should possibly consider wet forming the holster, it will give it a lot more character.


Karl
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