The midlands 'orange' uniform

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by veritasuk, Jul 11, 2005.

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  1. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    As I think most of us agreed at AT , the midlands are going to have an official uniform as it were... the orange. Martin is sourcing some jump suits for us, cheers dude, but I think it is important if we are to have a midlands squadron, that we all agree to make the costu,e to the same spec. I know it takes time and money, not always things in plentiful supply, but theres no rush. I just think it would be really spiffy for us to attend conventions and such in the orange with our own squad patch.
  2. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    I agree Verity and straight away people would know who we were and where we were from.....I would like to be involved but need to know how much things are going to be before i can commit...unless I use my student loan on it!
  3. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    its something that has to be done piece by piece. WHen you can afford it get the jumpsuit and make adjustments to that. Then when you can afford it, get the materials to make the vest... you see where i'm going. Eventually we will be the snazziest chapter ever !
  4. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    An interesting concept you have come up with
    I look forward to seeing what you lot end up with
  5. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Ok folks, I have an image of the boots I'm looking at getting, the images for the jumpsuits are proving very hard to find. I did speak to Little Dave, Rebel Jedi Knight 88 about this yesterday, he has some great ideas and a cheaper option on the suits, if I understood him correctly. So as costuming supremo of the Midlands I'll hand over nuts and bolts to Lil Dave. Oh and I still have the line on the suits and I'll keep it open as long as possible.
  6. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    I think it would be helpful if we all stick the the RL method of making. I'll dig them out
  7. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    for my knowledge what is RL?
    here is a link to the jumpsuit i suggest. it is near screen accurate but needs a bit of sewing!

    http://www.robinsonandhunt.co.uk/flameretard.html

    to see where more pockets are needed go to Rebel Legion

    http://echobaserebels.com/reference/xwingcostume/
    go here and click on flight suit!

    i think this is the best info i can give atm so you guys can get that sorted.
    i will add more later!
  8. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    The RL is the Rebel Legion. I see you saved the link I sent you. Thats saved me the job.
  9. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    i hope its helped! i am in the process of gathering info and destroying useless stuff to make a perfect guide to making parts!
    as i am the youngest and have the least amount of money then it should be cheap for you guys.

    wat do u think of the jumpsuit?
  10. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    The Rebel Legion is like the alternate version of the 501st - but dealing with the Rebellion costumers.
  11. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    I think the best ones to get are the lined ones for £45 because of the neck line. I suspect they were the one Martyn / Martin (How ever the hell he spells it) found.
  12. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    i havn't seen a link to them. but those are really expensive!
    mine cost £28 including P&P!
  13. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Ok the coverall's, I've been quoted on are the lined ones they're on that site for £45 I will double check but those are the ones I was told £19 each for. Let me know what you guys want to do and I'll get confirmation on the style and cost.

    The main reason I chose that style was indeed the neckline and the zip front, I'm not sure how the costume will look with stud front fastenings, I've also been looking into the chest box, I've been told that a paint tray, the kind you get with a small paint pad set is ideal, I'm just waiting for a quote on those.
  14. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    It's also worth having a chat with Richie's Armour who do a really accurate Chest Box kit and a Helmet kit as well.
  15. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    I hope every one is good with a sewing machine !
  16. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    Erm....no.!

    Veritttttyyyyyyy..........[face_batting]
  17. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    dont go to richies unless u wana pay a small fortune
    the helmets are £120 (owch)
    If you wait a few days i can get a really good guide on the chest boxs.
    and a few other things
    i still havn't seen Tays website coverall!
  18. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    By the way the paint tray is the worst ive seen.
    ill sort things out
  19. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    Yes pink man ? No worries I can help out with stuff.
  20. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    Yay!!! I also have my Nan who does loads of sewing stuff like that for me so sure she will be able to help me but if not......You know where my costume is heading!!!;)
  21. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    i just rang da place and they can nock £5 off each one if we buy a bulk of 10. what do we think? £49??
  22. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    Your trying to hard mate I told you earlier today martin is sorting all of this out so why bother ringing them aswell? Just chill we will get this costume idea done don't worry!
  23. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    thanks!
    i have a better idea for the box though let me think a bit more
  24. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Ok I've asked the supplier to double check the quote and the style on these coveralls, it looks like the Dickies Pyrovatex (WD4885) are the ones Verity prefers and at £46 a shot I can understand why, it's just a question of getting these at the right price and I will let you guys know on that as soon as.

    I know some of us are on a budget and can't really afford to pay too much, with that in mind how much are you willing to pay for a coverall ?

    Seeing as we're going to try and keep these costumes as authentic as possible would any of you be happy with Stud Fastening coveralls ?

    If I can get a good price on the lined coveralls but they have a 'Butterfly coller', would you still be willing to have them ?

    If I asked each member to provide chest and inside leg mesurements could you manage that within 24 hours ?

    I'm still working on this, don't for one minute think I'm not.
  25. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    Willdo MArtin Im on the case!
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