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Some hint's on what's in development...
(PS: If DC/WB don't have the phrase, "Dominoed Dare-Doll" clamped down, perhaps that would be a cool name for the character along the lines of your Caped Crimefighter and Wonder Boy items?)
Old old thread...coming true
The photos from the auction along with some a friend had of a complete belt he was trying to buy in a private sale were the basis for this buckle.
That belt is also what I used for scale. I enlarged the images until the belt was the same size as my vintage belt and I had my buckle size.
I worked with my friend Jerry D. who did the CAD drawings so we get a buckle with all the same wacky touches as the original, hand cut buckles.
It is thin and lightweight. Not much heavier than the buckles that come with the vintage belts.
Of course I plan to attach it to an entire vintage buckle for a collectors piece, but I sourced just the metal hook part of the buckle and will solder those to the back for attaching the buckle.
That's what I did with this one. I salvaged the hook from a vintage belt with a huge ugly resin rose and soldered it to the brass buckle.
Easy as pie and keeps the weight down.
Will you also sell the buckle separately? I collect buckles ...
Happy to finally get around to this!!!
In fact I think the only complete belts may be with a suit purchase since the vintage belts are a found item.
If you have a vintage belt you just need to bend the metal part open with pliers to change it to this.
Then just bend it back down. Super easy. It's really soft metal.
Jerry saw the assembled brass buckle and wants his left unpainted.
I'm fond of it too!
I just don't want to ruin hard to find Catwoman buckles if I don't have to. That's why I'm just doing the hook part for the majority.
It really makes me scratch my head that they attached the hole buckle.
I don't understand the "pins" aspect unless it was a temporary thing during assembly. The hook does need to be held in place while attaching. It's touchy to do without breaking all your solder joints on the other side.
The vintage buckle has holes drilled in the corners where they are soldered onto the BG buckle. You can see the bumps of solder under the paint.
The border ring and the bat are also soldered on the front so I don't see why the wire hooks are there other than a temporary tool to center and hold the two buckles together during soldering.
I guess I'll find out when I put the two together what those are all about!
Frankly I've learned to take auctioneers explanations with a grain of salt.