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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Pilot info thread. Reply with quote

I've been picking up a lot of research along the way and I thought that I'd compile it. Had a pilot costume kicking around in the back of my head for a long time now, and seem to be assembling it almost in spite of myself.

Ryloth's Uber pilot resource thread.

This thread I stumbled across has a wealth of information, rather than re-inventing the wheel I thought I'd start with that.

I've come across some interesting things of my own, so I'll add my own ideas along the way.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some Glove links.

http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/np/MensGloves-ByStyle-Leather-Gauntlets-td660-thinsulate-lined-leather-gauntlets.htm#page=details

http://www.leathermystics.com/gauntlets/gauntlets.html
(The plain leather version)

http://www.wampawear.com/pilot-gloves/
Quite a new glove. WW spent a bit of time and effort making a screen accurate glove.
Review: http://www.jrs501st.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=8135&start=15

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=271258106588#
$16 gloves $12 postage
These are the ones I've actually ended up buying. Cheap, light, and as good as leather gloves get in Aussie conditions. Cut off the clip tags and you're good to go! Wink

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7998-Large-Goatskin-Leather-Motorcycle-Police-5-Gauntlet-gloves-Union-made-USA-/400910262995?hash=item5d581d22d3 Here's another set.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flight suits.

The preferred RL supplier, MonCal is out of stock, and when he's in stock, delivery times are horrendously long. Feedback says that the suits are so good that when you get them, you forget about the wait...

http://www.wampawear.com/?p=775 Wampawear do suits and vests and a range of stuff for pilots.

Cosplaysky do an approvable flightsuit for $120 plus $10 or so postage per suit.

http://cosplaysky.com/catalog/product/gallery/id/415/image/937/

Chewie wrote:
I wouldn't trust Cosplaysky, the Luke I gave to Tom was from them, and given that I gave them all my measurements I was sent that one, not to mention it was meant to made in linen or cotton, instead it was made in polyester.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some boots;
Boots: Jackboot replicas $110 including shipping.


Epic Militaria Jackboots are amazing for a wide range of costume, including Jedi.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys
I supply most of the guys in Australia with there X-wing bits
I can supply the chestbox (complete ready to wear)
I also machine all of the alloy bits
leg flares, belt flares and the arm tools
Im in Melbourne and the postage will be much better than from overseas
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Mark! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for Marks stuff too. It's fantastic. I have a set for my pilot and they are top notch!
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the boots i use are out of China

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WWII-German-EM-Jack-boots-replica-/121269938631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3c4069c7

they have a rubber sole which is great for grip
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're the same boots I linked in my previous boot post. My epicmilitaria boots have rubber soles and I've not slipped in them yet. I'd really like to do a side-by-side comparison, and we should be able to get that soon, I believe that our new recruit has already ordered some.

But what we know;

Epicmilitaria boots cost up to $250 delivered.
Replica boots cost $110 delivered.

Epicmilitaria boots have a noisy heelplate that makes it sound like you're walking in tap shoes but makes for a rather impressive march in a military uniform. They also have rubber inserts and I've not had a problem with slipping. Epicmilitaria are real second-hand boots used by East German soldiers. Mine are in near pristine condition, already broken in, and are of supreme quality. They may be 40 years old but they certainly don't look it!

Both look similar in photos, both are approvable for Pilots, Fleet troopers, Jedi, as well as several darkside costumes like Tie pilot, gunner and bridge crew. They also be a good Mando boot. As such, these could be a very versatile purchase!

Mark, would you be kind enough to review your replica boots, please?

What I know;
They are new, far cheaper, and have rubber soles. My biggest concerns would be the quality of leather and stitching, I think. I seriously considered getting the cheaper replicas, but decided to wait a few more weeks and save up for the real ones.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of our pilots in Melbourne have this boot and no one has had any problems. Myself have had them for many years and often wear them all day without an issue.
The treaded sole is good for grip on some of the surfaces i have been on.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Mark!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These belt buckles are the ones used for Star Wars belts, approvable as "Type B" Jedi belts or imperial belts. They'd also be a good base for fleet troopers or pilot gun belts.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com.au/en-aud/product/rectangle-buckle-blank-2-51-cm-11688-00.aspx

The product code is 11688-00 and they're a bit hard to find.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-Wing pilot buckle
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Airborne-Webbing-Replacement-ROLL-PIN-BELT-BUCKLE-PLCE-/110681308396?
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any one local that makes flight suits?
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the past we have modified standard overalls or purchased costume base which also need to be modified.
There are many now that purchase premade such as Moncal etc.
There are also some that have had them costum made in places like China and had them shipped.
The numbers in Australia don't make it a viable thing to produce.
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