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Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Badger » Thu May 25, 2017 11:24 pm

Hot on the heels of the custom 'Mare's Leg' rig, is this.

I was asked to come up with a 'Kaylee' kind of tool/utility belt, something she might have knocked up herself in the long hours of deep space downtime, maybe from what she could find laying around the engine room.
The client wanted somewhere to keep her phone and some cash at Cons.

I used the very edge of a hide for the base belt, the rough, buckled, untrimmed part. I think the leather is really interesting around the edges of the hide.

The leather is all brand new, but aged and artworked in the same manner I treat a movie prop when working ona film. Paint, stain, selective colour removal, hard and soft burnishing.

The 'Firefly' badge is made using the press tool from the wallets run. The black cylinder is the take-down tool set from a Saiga 12 shotgun. The other pouch is a prototype case I made a while ago for a Leatherman Wave.

Thought you guys might like to see...

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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Fanfromthefirst » Fri May 26, 2017 12:00 am

Fantastic work as always, Karl. I'm only a little jealous :mrgreen:
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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Yellowjacket » Sat May 27, 2017 1:24 am

THAT. Wow, that is one of the best, custom props you've created for the fandom. Great choices on the leather, details, fittings and overall design.
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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Badger » Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 am

Thanks William,

It came out well, has the right kind of 'Verse' feel, I think.

It got me thinking about a kind of 'day pouch' that could be slipped on to a regular belt.

Perhaps a split pouch with a compartment front and back, with a laser etched badge on the flap lid. Big enough for a phone in one section and a wallet in the other.

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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Badger » Sat May 27, 2017 3:32 pm

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.
These are made for Panavision. It's an adaptation of an earlier design, so I already have a pattern for this model, the R&D is already done.

This pouch is 6" by 4" by 2" overall.
The split creates two internal pockets, each around 6" by 4" by 1".

The leather is Oak tanned 'Vintage'.

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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby msglaigaie » Sat May 27, 2017 3:55 pm

THAT belongs in the 'verse. Yes, it does have the 'feel'.
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Re: Another Firefly leather commission...

Postby Mr.Universe » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:29 pm

Oh man! That's beautiful! Great work! It definitely has that verse 'feel', msglaigaie.
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