I don't imagine my uniform work in progress is of much interest, but it's fun to catalogue this stuff.
Behold! The small child inside me is breaking free. I tried on the flight suit for fitting, but haven't even laced the boots yet. Still lots to finish before a test fit. Sewing patches, or velcro? Do people velcro patches? Swap out the arm or name based on event or location? I like the idea of velcro patches but wonder if I'd ever utilize it. Arm patch maybe. Name... yeah. Bleh. People velcro these right? Sewn on is screen accurate?
This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.
Everything but the boots were ordered from GBFans' store. I loved it. The box opening was splendid and everything was neatly packaged. Awesome. Definite "I recommend". Order in advance or when stock is available because there's some wait times to be expected.
Wow. The chemical gloves.
Of all the items in the box, the chemical gloves blew me away. I could straight up kill toons in dip Judge Doom style. (Roger Rabbit fans out there?) They even came with cotton gloves to wear inside the gloves. I was impressed, for $8? Nice.
Here are the boots I picked up: Corcoran 995
So beefy. I love it. Hey. Boots and Flight Suit pants. Tucked in or out? I hadn't really paid attention to boot details before this costume crusade and it's amusing how that's a costume detail to consider.
Something fun I did that wasn't a main prop forum was the MT-500 radio. I found a file and decided to print one out to see how it goes.
I used a texture spray paint on the radio to try and replicate the texture you see on the actual vintage device itself.
I then went over it with a dark gray to match the color of walkie itself. I used some chrome paint on the middle battery bit and used a rubber coating on the 3D printed antenna. Topped it off with a sticker from the GBFans decal set. All in all I'm excited for the way it turned out! Now I just have to find a holster for it.