My Pilot Belt

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Jimmy L. 66
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My Pilot Belt

Post by Jimmy L. 66 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:34 am

Greeting citizens!
I have finally completed my Utility belt!
I started with a Williams Studio 2 belt.
I then took ideas and clues from rickrickrick stunt belt build,i then used an inspired by/ slightly modded Chuck Williams patterns, I think it's a keeper. a couple of miss-fires but I wanted to show my progress- bat-warts and all-overall I love it.
I seldom see the pilot belt, and it is my favorite, so I went for that.
Belt is leather, painted using rickrickrick method. I made some pouches out of wood blocks ( yellow spray paint/ 1 coat clear) with leather flaps, but they read a little big to me.
That much leather is not in the budget right now, so for new pouches I used foam on foam-( 3-4 coats paint 3-4 coats clear) all snaps are painted thumb tacks.
I tried to dye the elastic, but it turned out orange instead of yellow- the slpots on back of elastic are where I tried to paint yellow.
Many thanks to Chuck and Rick for inspiration and clues along the way.
It was a fun build and plan on doing many more.
Suggestions and comments welcome?What do you think?
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my belt 3.jpg
slpot on back
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receiver side is 2" nylon strap (sloppily) glues to belt
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buckle side is also 2" nylon strap with Velcro closure ( so I can remove/ reuse buckle)
my belt 4.jpg
my belt 2.jpg
my belt 1.jpg
overall a nice piece I think

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Jimmy L. 66
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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Jimmy L. 66 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:37 am

Oh I forgot the pics of the blocks I made
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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by elmrgraham » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:52 am

Pretty sharp.

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Batman65 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:59 pm

Looks FANTASTIC. I think any Batman would be proud to wear that belt. I Myself fabricated a belt using the foam cave design. This was done purposely so I could fill it with fun size candy bars at Halloween. I think it captured the feel of the tv show belt pretty good, considering. I plan on doing a stunt belt also when I have time with a nice brass buckle and probably the rounded snaps. I have the metal, I just have to sit down and start etching..lol

Beautiful job on yours.

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Flyinggrayson » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Great job! You fiend!

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by burkestudio » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:52 pm

Nice job!!!

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Lou Szabo » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:47 pm

Nicely executed. Are you taking it to the next step...Batarang pouch...
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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Jimmy L. 66 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:41 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys
yes, Batarang pouch will be on the next one.
I think that shouldn't be difficult in the foam.
I also plan on doing as many different pouches as I can reference- electo shock pouch, rope pouch, bat spray pouch ( was that ever on screen?), bat radio pouch, etc...

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Austinunc » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:14 pm

I love the pilot belt and think you did an awesome job! I bought a Mattel belt and its not what I had hoped for but I plan on buying a Clint young pilot belt in the future, unfornitally im not to talented when it comes to creating stuff like this.

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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by floatinjoe » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:20 pm

Looks great. I also like the look of the pilot belt. I know that it isn't practical in design, but I like the way the pouches look with the top flaps.

I'm working on building mine, but it keeps getting put on the back burner.

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Post by Chuck Williams » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:15 pm

Excellent job!!

It came out great! WELL DONE!!! :D
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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:05 am

Very cool!
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Re: My Pilot Belt

Post by rickrickrick » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:43 am

Nice work! The foam covered belt boxes look great!

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