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Official Jet Pack Waist Strap Buckle

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    Merged: Re: Scored a US divers pack buckle


    Rogue Studios wrote:

    The trimming you see is actually metal tape they put on it and painted it green.
    Lee
    So the buckle is coverd with foil tape, and painted green? I thought it looked grey, it looks like a really pale green then, a lot lighter then the ESB bucket green. Any recomndations on color?

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY C17LM!!!

    I scored the same thing, just even better....TWO scuba packs (one of them is US DIVERS, with the buckle I was looking for), link is for reference only:

    :IMAGE MISSING, POSTING SOON:

    I could save the other pack to actually go SCUBA diving, with the US DIVERS one, I don't know what to do with it now, cause I removed the buckle from it....probably I could re-sell it on Ebay.

    Now, can Lee, Ego or Lynn post the actual measurements of this buckle? Mine is just like Ego's (with grove in the back), my buckle measures 2 3/4" long (horizontal, buckle front), 2 3/16" width (vertical).


    Robert

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY C17LM!!!

    Robert, can you post a pic of the buckle you got? I saw that same auction and asked for him to send pics of the buckle. From the pics I got back from him, it was the wrong buckle (it was a lot longer). If you did score the right one, congrats on getting it for only $10 plus shipping.

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY C17LM!!!


    BobaFettish wrote:

    Robert, can you post a pic of the buckle you got? I saw that same auction and asked for him to send pics of the buckle. From the pics I got back from him, it was the wrong buckle (it was a lot longer). If you did score the right one, congrats on getting it for only $10 plus shipping.
    Actually, I told him to send me the pics of the buckle as well, but never sent them, either way, I couldn't miss that opportunity and I won the auction. I'll be posting the pics sometime during the week, when I'm off from work...promised...!

    Robert

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY C17LM!!!

    Here's pictures of the two U.S. Divers buckles I acquired. One is stamped "US DIVERS CO" and the other is plain. Note that the cuts for the strapping is different from each other. As to which one is the exact one used on the movie harness, we may never know.

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    Back


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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY C17LM!!!


    BobaFettish wrote:

    As to which one is the exact one used on the movie harness, we may never know.
    Unless, of course, one of us hits the lotto jackpot, and BUYS one of the original suit displays (if they would even be sold, which is pretty unlikely already).

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Hey BF, wouldnt be interested in dropping one of those buckels would you?

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    At the moment, no. Finding one was tough, but finding two was even tougher, and I'm not sure which one I am going to use at the moment. When I'm ready to empty out my prop drawer, I'll keep you in mind.

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Yeah, finding these buckles can be tough. Check out your local scuba shops for buckles too. I found three of them here in Nebraska of all places! Two are the US Diver version and the third was the version with the one slit on the back and no writing on the buckle flap. I just got plain lucky. The guy I got them from had been diving for over 30 years, and he was phasing those particular buckles out of his inventory. Then I found a supplier for the JP harness webbing. Slowly, but surely my harness will come together.

  10. #35

    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Great score!!
    The one I got off eBay for $10 is like the one on the right.

    Lynn

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Sorry, I forgot to post pics of my buckles here, but anyways, mine is really close to the one to the left (one with the little grove in the back), that also has the "US Divers CO" in the buckle front. But somehow mine is lightly different from the one pictured...but not sure...going back to this one now and let you know tonight. The thing is that mine is just like the one Ego has...exactly the same one.

    I think and my theory is that the one used in the movies is the one to the right, that has no logos at all, to simplify the process of covering the markings or brand on the buckle.

    Robert

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    anyone have the measurements for the correct buckle? Braks link doesn't seem to be working.


    Thanks -Paul

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    I was lucky enough to obtain a us divers harness with 2 of the buckles on it! Each of them have 'U.S. DIVERS CO' stamped on the front and I was wondering if it was ever determined if the one on the real fett suit had painted tape covering the front of the buckle or not? If so, any ideas on what color or what tape? same as the helmet perhaps? If it wasn't painted does anyone have a suggestion for a good way to remove/hide the lettering?

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Hey Lynn,

    If you happen upon another lower Jet Pack belt w/ buckle, like the one you have, pm me cause I'd be interested in buying it. Thanks!

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    I'll keep an eye out for one, I got mine off eBay for $10.
    Lynn

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!


    Rednave wrote:

    I was wondering if it was ever determined if the one on the real fett suit had painted tape covering the front of the buckle or not? If so, any ideas on what color or what tape? same as the helmet perhaps? If it wasn't painted does anyone have a suggestion for a good way to remove/hide the lettering?
    The assumption is that a piece of aluminum tape was placed over the "US DIVERS" stamp. This is due to the verticle "line" at the squared-end of the buckle (see Brak's first pic in this thread for reference). I ended up using my stamped buckle as the strap cuts in the back of it made the most sense for adjusting the waist strap. The plain buckle I had is designed more for a permanent, non-adjusting belt. Both buckles are pictured above in one of my previous post.

    I would recommed using a lighter shade of whatever color you used on your chest armor for painting the buckle. The real one almost looks like a mint green.

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!


    Lynn TXP 0369 wrote:

    I'll keep an eye out for one, I got mine off eBay for $10.
    Lynn
    I know you can not post live auctions so...

    try seaching under " US DIVERS dual scuba tank backpack&manifold " on ebay. There is one pack for bid there (current bid $20.5 US). I would bid on it but it says shipping to US only. Not up here in Canada.

    Loranar

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Thanks! I saw the tank backpack on eBay. Now the only part of the backpack that you actually use is the lower straps, right? Or did Fett actually wear the whole thing under his vest?

    John Barrows, Jr.
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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    No Worries,

    I think you would have to heavily modify the pack because the only pics (I have seen) of the harness look alot different. Then again it will be completely covered by your vest. It just depends on how much of an accuracy freak you are. And if you are like most people on this board...

    I plan on scratch building one when I get to it (unless I find a good buy).

    There is an excellent post http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=7474&forum=6 on the correct (I beleive) JP harness.

    BobaFettish has some great pictures on there.

    Loranar

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!


    BobaFettish wrote:


    The assumption is that a piece of aluminum tape was placed over the "US DIVERS" stamp. This is due to the verticle "line" at the squared-end of the buckle (see Brak's first pic in this thread for reference).
    I came across this thread again and thought I'd add my 2 cents about the vertical line at the squared end of the buckle. My buckles actually have that line. It's from the buckle being flipped open and smacking into the back part of the buckle. If you've got one of the buckles--try it.

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Maybe the tape wraps clear around, and the line is only imprinted on the tape? Good call.

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    Re: JET PACK WAIST STRAP BUCKLE FOUND BY ROGUE STUDIOS!!!

    Well, now it's got me looking again, with tape on the mind and I noticed the piece on the back of the buckle.
    Looks like tape to me. Like it's peeled back.
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    " BORDER="0">
    It would explain the "inconsistencies" Brak's had mentioned.
    Oh yeah, it is pic number 60.
    -Wes

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    re: Official Jet Pack Waist Strap Buckle

    Scored a dual tank "backpack" for .99 cents! Only thing was, shipping was &#36;13, hehe. oh well. &#36;13.99! It is the same exact one on Brak's site, same belt cuts and stamp. Since it's over I'll post the auction, maybe it'll give more ideas on what to search for.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT
    One thing that helped me for sure was that the seller left a period out in "U.S. Divers" Probably kept some of you sharks away!

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    re: Official Jet Pack Waist Strap Buckle

    Looks like I finally got one. I have to ship the weights but oh well.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...146578552&rd=1

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    re: Official Jet Pack Waist Strap Buckle

    Cal you suck!

    You ought to tell them to keep the weights Heck it will cost you more to ship the weights (that you may not need anyway) than it would for the purchase of the sale.

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