Calgary Fun times at Crown Surplus

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  1. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Score!

    I know the prequel Jedi didn't actually wear them, but they _ought_ to have...

    Frustrated with the pouches on my Jedi costumes, I went to Crown Surplus and browsed the ammo and camo and stuff. I asked if they had any leather ammunition pouches or button-suspenders (another story) and got some bemused looks, but one guy remembered that they did have one French army belt left with 3 pouches altogether. This was my lucky day!

    I've dyed two sets of the pouches dark brown and I am so in love with them! Maybe it's the paint fumes :)
  2. Nite_shift Jedi Knight

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    May 22, 2004
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    Kewl, nice find, Crown Army Surplus has some nice stuff :)
  3. Old_Republic Jedi Knight

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    Congrats! Now if only decent pen lids were easier to find....
  4. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Post some pics of your pouches Jen!

    As for pen caps, I used Staedtler Silver Ball caps. They were easy enough to find at Staples. For me it was the plastruct hemispheres that were a pain.

  5. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Didn't someone use buttons to cover the ends of the pen caps? Where did you find the hemispheres in the end?

    Yeah, I should post photos - maybe later today I'll take some. I should also actually put up the webpage I've been working on for ages...
  6. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    I ordered the Plastruct (http://www.plastruct.com/) hemispheres from the manufacturer. I looked for suitable buttons, but had no luck.

    I used http://www.partsofsw.com/Ep_1/foodpel.htm as a guide.


  7. Old_Republic Jedi Knight

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    I'm surprised that the hemispheres couldn't have been found at Chinook Hobby.
  8. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Hey - I finally uploaded some pictures of my updated Jedi costume with the new ammo pouches:
    http://members.shaw.ca/laughing-magpie/jen_jedi_back_2005_small.jpg
    http://members.shaw.ca/laughing-magpie/jen_jedi_front2_2005_small.jpg

    It makes me want to redo my tabards _again_, and maybe get new belt buckles, and re-take pics in the sand somewhere - like I did with my first Jedi costume here:
    http://members.shaw.ca/laughing-magpie/JenJedi2.jpg
    http://members.shaw.ca/laughing-magpie/JenJedi1.jpg

    Oh well, I guess it's never really finished!


  9. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    When our cloaks come in we want to go to Drumheller and take some jedi-in-the-dunes pictures.

    That could be a fun day trip for the group.
  10. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    That would be cool all heading out for a photo shoot somewhere. I'm in.
  11. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Excellent! I'd love to do that!

    Funny - the 501st look like they are planning a rather similar expedition. Yes, I lurk. :)
    http://www.badlands.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=723
  12. Greeblie Jedi Padawan

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    May 27, 2005
    We all lurk from time to time :p
  13. alexandertrooper1 Jedi Knight

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    very cool I know personly my jedi stuff is still I the works but I'm getting some good ideas from all of your robes and stuff. My wife made my self and another member of the 501st some but we still need to add the belt and stuff. It at the moment is all just soft stuff but then again my sandtrooper costume always comes first. But if anyone needs stuff made she would be a good one to ask she loves to make stuff.
  14. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    "all just soft stuff..."

    *sigh*

    The trials of being a 'soft' costumer... We get no respect. Having worked with both the soft and the hard, soft is way harder!! At least more time-consuming with fewer tangible results until the very end.

    :) No hard feelings though (pun intended!) :)

    Keep us updated on your Jedi costume adventures!
  15. TD-2749 Jedi Padawan

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    Jen, I was just looking at your pics with the new ammo pouches. Superb!! It amazes me still how better-than-screen quality the Fanforce Jedi have become. If I hadn't sold my soul to the Emporer, I'd be tempted to invest in a Jedi suit for myself. :(

    As for soft parts versus armor, there's a good reason why I glued or staped everything on my Sandtrooper. My hands + sewing machine = bad mojo!
  16. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Thank you!

    I actually did re-do my tabards, obi and belt (as well as Raj's Jedi belt) over the past week. I like the tabards in the pictures above but they are just a little too wide, meanwhile the obi was a little too narrow and I wanted to use some of the lighter coloured wrinkled fabric I have that's much closer to Obi-Wan's. I now have quite a few mix and match tabards/obis :)

    The belt now has a hidden closure in the back, a small silver clasp on the narrow belt in the front and silver rivets instead of gold. I can't wait to finish my new lightsaber to go with it! Maybe I'll have to stop wearing a Padawan's braid once I've made my own saber. :)

    Jen
  17. redeyekho Jedi Knight

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  18. redeyekho Jedi Knight

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    Great mines think a like :) Jen your costume looks awesome. We got a bunch of awesome pics at Drumheller. You guys should go down there.

    http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/attachments/dh31.jpg
    http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/attachments/dh32.jpg

  19. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Ohmigosh! Those photos are AWESOME! We have to do that!!
  20. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Yes.....if you get the chance definitely go! It was SOOOOOOO much fun and the pics that I've seen have turned out better than I ever hoped! The pics that redeye posted are taken by one of us and are fabulous....but we had a professional photographer with us as well so those pics should be unreal!!
  21. redeyekho Jedi Knight

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    There's more pics of us at Drumheller that's up now if anyone is interested.

    http://www.badlands.ca/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=7161
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