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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: A clue on the police street officer chest armor.. Reply with quote

Looking on the RPF I found this picture related to a SW costume thread...



Ignore the arrow pointing to the Desert sand trooper shoulder pad and notice the piece to the left.

Pic from PiH auction...



I had known for a while that it was made from Motocross chest gear, but had yet to see an exact match. It is still just a bit off too though. The site that it came from no longer has pics of the armor for sale. Hopefully I will know more soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good catch Andy!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man, that's awesome work!! I've been thinking the armor who entirely custom from the get go.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might not be perfectly screen accurate but it does look kewl.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found them...



Sinisalo

I think the quilting may have been done later, or are a variation of the gear itself. It is also possible they only used the plastic parts and scratch made the rest.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found another pair in France as well and check out the shoulder pads..





I am asking you guys politely, Please do not bid on the eBay ones, I am Robotix7. Thank you.

Here is the link to the french ones for anybody who wants those..

Thank you,

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool find Andy!
Good luck with the auction!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Andy.

Rooting for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys. I will let you know what happens and how close to the screen used they are if I get them. I have another feeling that they may have been used to make vacuum form molds of, because the screen used set has closed vent holes. The texture on the ear/shoulder pads also looks a bit odd.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost the auction because I held off with my final bid before I got more info, and it ended while I was at work. I got outbid by a buyer of MX stuff. I am not too worried because I am not ready to be working on the Police gear for a while yet and like all the other stuff I ID'd, they all come down in price again when you are ready for them. I am sorry if anybody here was willing to bid high held off because of me. At least now we all know what to look for. Now we just need to ID the Casio calculator and watch in the gauntlet.

I do not plan on posting this info at the RPF until I have a set in hand though. Still not as worried it will see a huge rise in price anyway because it isn't Star Wars. Another reason I am happy to be a BR fan Smile.

I did get more pics of this from the seller to tell me that the texture in the earpieces in the helmet is not in the shoulder pieces. It was either a variation in the armor material, a paint texture, or from material that was used to make replicas of it. I think it is possible one master was made and then they copied it for the rest of the police wearing them. They would have been pretty inexpensive to make copies from as compared to buying a bunch of the actual armor. I am sure it was pretty expensive back then, unless the company was willing to donate some of it for the production. I doubt it without the logo being seen though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who might want something close here is the Oneal set that is like the top picture for sale cheap on ebay. It looks close enough for a costume and even the shoulder pads are similar.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OLD-SKOOL-VINTAGE-ONEAL-MOTOCROSS-BMX-CHEST-PROTECTOR_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34353QQihZ007QQitemZ170156389650QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

And here is a set of the Sinisalo armor with boots that I will not be bidding on...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-Scott-Genius-Motocross-boot-Chest-Protector_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6751QQihZ008QQitemZ180166520697QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got one for a killer price...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=220205805044&rd=1



Now I am deciding on whether to just convert this one to "Close Enough" costume version. Or to use it to make vacuum form bucks and make a more authentic version(s). There are some big differences in the layout of the vest itself, and I am convinced the final screen used versions only used the existing vests as a basis.

I also need to look into getting the patches made for it now.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For posterity, here is the link to the old RPF thread on the topic...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely amazing!!!!! Thank you for sharing this

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCELLENT !!!

Thanks a lot, Andy ! (I learn something new about BR everyday here, it's amazing !!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am wondering now if the Cod Piece was also made from a found item. The Police holster has been a little elusive too, but I have some front runners for what it was. I think if I put it together to wear though, I may pass on the fish net shirt underneath Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if anyone has ever posted this very interesting photo somewhere on the internet. (I've tried to check on the RPF, but because I'm not a member, didn't have access to all the links and photos displayed there)
The very interesting thing is we can see the legs and boots of this officer ! We also have a clue he's (she's ?) wearing a black shirt underneath his chest armor...

I've reworked the image in Photoshop to make the details sharper... Here are my comments / questions on this one :

1- Looks like a police stick.
2- What's this ???
3- Side pouch.
4- What's this ???
5- Holster and Gun.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Karl's worldcon photo set there is a better picture of the Belt with the cod piece and pouches alone.

I found the shirt collars kind of interesting because it seems to be the only part of the shirt they are wearing. You can still see some of Fish net halfway between #s 1 and 5.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In Karl's worldcon photo set there is a better picture of the Belt with the cod piece and pouches alone.

Oh... OK !

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I found the shirt collars kind of interesting because it seems to be the only part of the shirt they are wearing. You can still see some of Fish net halfway between #s 1 and 5.

Ah, yes, I understand... I first thought it was an hidden belt buckle of some sort...

Do you have an idea for 4 ? Do you think it's a broken part of the gun or just an unidentified light (the red part looks like a led light) attached to the holster ???
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

# 1 appears to be an original Monadnock PR-24 sidehandle baton which was around at about the time of the movie. Other companies make them but the Monadnock was the (or one of the) first out.
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