She'll be comin' round the mountain but she's comin'!

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Chuck Williams
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She'll be comin' round the mountain but she's comin'!

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Yep, we know who's baby she is!

Some hint's on what's in development...
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I literally cannot wait to see how you and your Good Lady handle the Dominoed Dare-Doll.

(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?)

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I LIKE IT Ben!! Gotta run it by the Boss... :D
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I want that buckle
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Oh dear lord.

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Some days you just can't get rid of a ... SHARK!

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You're absolutely right Szabol!

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.
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Can't wait. I hit you eons ago about badly wanting a Williams Batgirl cowl, so this is just the cherry on top of the bat-sundae. :)

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Excellent

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I have been waiting for this belt buckle for almost 10 years. My daughter will flip!

Will you also sell the buckle separately? I collect buckles ...
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You bet! Buckle available separately.

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!
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Is this done like the one in the old post, where the bat pins go through two holes? There's a pic on the old site posted by Scott. I can't wait to buy the painted version, or maybe one of each.
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After that, the Joker Buckle.
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I'll be soldering the vintage buckle onto the back of the BG buckle on some I'm sure.
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.
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Great job Chuck, the buckle looks amazing
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