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    Mar 27, 2007, 9:51 PM - The evolution of reinone's boots UPDATE PG.2 9-6 #1

    UPDATE PAGE 2 9-6-07


    In light of a possible reverse engineering run of my boots I thought I should start a new thread about how these replicas became a reality. There are many here that were not members that got a chance to see how these boots evovled from pictures to actual boots you can wear.

    It basically started before ep2 came out. The boots were a big mystery until the sole was Id'ed on a pair of bed ford stu's and kenneth cole Mt. killamangeros(sp?). Then we were on the right track...

    Finally a set of boots were sold on ebay and we all missed that auction. Some people on this board took further action to contact the seller and KC only to find out that these boots were never sold to the public. Luckly the bedstu's and Mt.k were still available for a while and some of us including my self were lucky to snag a pair.


    Having basic knowlege of pattern making I took it apon myself to further study the pit crews from the ebay pictures and thought if only I can find the soles we would be in bussiness. A few months came and passed and while talking to a freind of mine, I showed him my bedstu's I was wearing and he put me in contact with a boot maker. I checked out his shop and and showed him the pic's of the kc boots and gave him my notes to see what he can come up with. I wanted to see how much attention to detail he was to see what he can come up with on his own. And a month later

    the first proto



    Kinda weird looking huh. As you can see I started making some corrections right on the boots and I knew the fabric part didn't matter because its only a proto and the final boots will have the right color. I sent them back and discussed all the changes with him. He was pretty cool about it and tried again. Only this time he took longer to make them.


    They look better but still not there yet. He changed the back part and stitched lines are too seperated. Again I talked to him about these changes and I can tell he was starting to get impatient with my requests. he kept insisting that the boots were fine and should be happy that he was even doing them for me. detail is very importand to me and I didn't want to compromise on not having it as close as possible so I asked him to make me another prototype. Six weeks later... nothing. I called and asked him whats going on and he said that he wasn't going to finish the boots for me anymore because he thought they were fine and it wasn't worth his trouble anymore. So I was back to square one.
    The next day after I cleared my head I contacted him again to find out who was the person who created the patterns form me and he told me that it was a young pattern maker that he sub out. Then he told me that he was there in the room with him while I was on the phone with him. He passed him the phone and we started talking about the details of the patterns and he acknowleged that the design was my property since I commissioned them to make them. We ended up exchanging numbers and continued to work with him instead.

    It took another month to find a boot maker that was willing to give it a try.
    the boot maker was pretty cool and was willing to work with me and after a few weeks he made a prototype. Now if I remember correctly each proto cost me about $450 to make and these were my third.


    Yet still needed some tweaking. So another one was made. I can't find all the pics but this one where the two are compared.


    I can't remember what were the details on this last one but I think there was another final prototype made. All in total of 5 pairs to get us to what we have now. Knowing they still had room for improvement I decided to got with it because I was taped out and didn't want to spend another year working out the details. I thought maybe I can try again later on if they all sold. But they didn't so I had to eat a part of the project. But is all good.


    All in all it took about 6 months for me to finally get all the contacts to start making these and about a year from the first prototype to the final run.

    These would not have been possible without the help of members of this board who also reserched these boots, gone to C2 to take reference pics of the whole costume and uploaded these pics for us all to see.
    For that I love the TDH.
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    Mar 27, 2007, 10:19 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #2

    Wow, thats a good looking boot and a show of great dedication. Will you eventually have a run of them made?
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    Mar 27, 2007, 10:25 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #3

    I have a pair a remember all the work you put into them. Thank for the work.
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    Mar 27, 2007, 10:33 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #4

    pls pls do another run for it soon! i would definately wan a pair!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 10:58 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #5

    Wow, what an inspiring example of commitment to excellence. I wasn't around during those times, so thanks for sharing!

    Seeing the evolution from the first proto to the final version is very intriguing!

    I consider myself very fortunate to have owned two pairs of these with the second barely being obtained a week ago and finally in my correct size!!!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 11:06 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #6

    Make more boots! Make more boots!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 11:39 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #7

    I have a pair and these are simply the best fanmade boots out there.

    Thank you for all your hard work!
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:25 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #8

    Thanks for the compliments. It was frustrating at times but it was fun doing it.
    If there is enough interest I can make another run. I still own the patterns.

    paul
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:27 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #9

    Paul,
    Would the cost be dependant on the number of persons on the run or is it a set price ? I must have missed out on the first one.

    ~Mike
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:32 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #10

    The price depends on the number of boots made. It could be less now, but I wont know for sure untill all the modifications are made and the number of boots is established.
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:37 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #11

    count me in. size 12 or 13
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:43 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #12

    Quote reinone said: View Post
    The price depends on the number of boots made. It could be less now, but I wont know for sure untill all the modifications are made and the number of boots is established.

    Just so you know, these boots are also used by the BARC trooper and the Galactic Marines - so I'm sure ALOT of those folks would chip in as well.

    As for me depending on price - I'm in
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:51 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #13

    yeah, I have had these on the back burner for 2 years now. I wanted to do these, the barc, and boba fett but my job got in the way.
  14. Mar 28, 2007, 2:14 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #14

    Reinone, it's great seeing the evolution of your Jango boot run, much like cruzer, it was also before my time, so thanks again! Now with that said, I think your second run of the "Ultimate Pair" of V.2 boots is already starting to shape up nicely (additional names are from previous thread).


    REINONE BOOTS RUN LIST:
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    1.HaKaider
    2. Bleahhh
    3. firstsonofsolo
    4.Darth-Marvelous
    5. reveal1vader
    6. Me-Galactic Bounty Hunter
    7. Jango Newbie
    8. Jimmy BufFETT
    9. Skalen Fehl
    10. Loan Star
    11. Darth Hobbs
    12. pghfett

    So there ya' go, this is already turning into a promising run list! So it's up to you bro, come on...YOU CAN DOOOOO IT! DO IT!....DO IT!8)
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    Mar 28, 2007, 3:15 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #15

    A dozen people have shown interest so far ... dude, ya gotta Git R Done & do a run.
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    Mar 28, 2007, 3:37 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #16

    Quote Galactic Bounty Hunter said: View Post
    Reinone, it's great seeing the evolution of your Jango boot run, much like cruzer, it was also before my time, so thanks again! Now with that said, I think your second run of the "Ultimate Pair" of V.2 boots is already starting to shape up nicely (additional names are from previous thread).


    REINONE BOOTS RUN LIST:
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    1.HaKaider
    2. Bleahhh
    3. firstsonofsolo
    4.Darth-Marvelous
    5. reveal1vader
    6. Me-Galactic Bounty Hunter
    7. Jango Newbie
    8. Jimmy BufFETT
    9. Skalen Fehl
    10. Loan Star
    11. Darth Hobbs
    12. pghfett

    So there ya' go, this is already turning into a promising run list! So it's up to you bro, come on...YOU CAN DOOOOO IT! DO IT!....DO IT!8)

    Hey, GBH

    how'd I 'git so low on that list JK

    actually, I'd settle for 20th for a pair of those fine kickers
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    Mar 28, 2007, 7:46 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #17

    I too would be interested in a pair size 12.

    I have an accurate KC sole size 13 in good condition if that helps.
    Jono
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    Mar 28, 2007, 11:49 AM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #18

    If I could get a size bigger than 11 I'd be interested.
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:27 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #19

    Let's do this!!!!

    I'm in for a new pair. The Ultimate!!

    I love my pair, but there are a few things that we could make better.

    Turo
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:30 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #20

    Quote Galactic Bounty Hunter said: View Post
    Reinone, it's great seeing the evolution of your Jango boot run, much like cruzer, it was also before my time, so thanks again! Now with that said, I think your second run of the "Ultimate Pair" of V.2 boots is already starting to shape up nicely (additional names are from previous thread).


    REINONE BOOTS RUN LIST:
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    1.HaKaider
    2. Bleahhh
    3. firstsonofsolo
    4.Darth-Marvelous
    5. reveal1vader
    6. Me-Galactic Bounty Hunter
    7. Jango Newbie
    8. Jimmy BufFETT
    9. Skalen Fehl
    10. Loan Star
    11. Darth Hobbs
    12. pghfett

    So there ya' go, this is already turning into a promising run list! So it's up to you bro, come on...YOU CAN DOOOOO IT! DO IT!....DO IT!8)

    "Just when I thought I was out... the pull me back in!!!" lol


    I'll see what I can do. I'll start searching for materials this week.
    Paul
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    Mar 28, 2007, 12:36 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #21

    YES, I would also be interested!! DO IT!!!
  22. Mar 28, 2007, 12:41 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #22

    Saweet! This postive peer pressure is really working this week, first we all talked psberetta back from jumping off the "Fett Ledge" and "NOW THIS"!

    REINONE BOOTS RUN LIST:
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    1.HaKaider / Size 13
    2. Bleahhh / Size 10.5
    3. Insignia NIX / Size 9.5
    4. firstsonofsolo / Size 14
    5. Darth-Marvelous / Size 11.5 or 12
    6. reveal1vader / Size 11
    7. Galactic Bounty Hunter / Size 10 or 10.5
    8. Jango Newbie / Size 12 or 13
    9. Jimmy BufFETT / Size 14
    10. Skalen Fehl / Size?
    11. Loan Star / 2 Pairs / Size 10.5
    12. Darth Hobbs / Size 9.5
    13. pghfett / Size 9
    14. Jimmy BufFETT / Size?
    15. CaptJono / Size 12
    16. SWFreak / A Size Bigger Than an 11
    17. SEEKER / Size?
    18. Brad1957 / Size 10.5
    19. asok / 2 Pair / Size 6 and 7
    20. Resilient / Size?
    21. Benkenove / Size?
    22. NikNak_aka / Size 12
    23. AdmFrancis / Size 8.5
    24. Scottrooper / Size 13
    25. zxwing / Size?
    26. Predatormv / Size 12\27
    27. Hippo Clone / Size 11 and 13
    28. Jango Fettish / Size 5
    29. ShocKWavE / Size 11
    30. pane / Size 10
    31. Bounty's Hunted / Size 11.5
    32. Fett 323 / Size 10
    33. Fett Fanatic / Size?

    COLOR ALTERNATIVE: WHITE or?
    1. Quag / Size 12 / White
    2. Darth Hobbs / Size 9.5 / White
    3. pghfett / Size 9 / Color?
    4. SEEKER / Size? / White
    5. CGClone / Size? / White
    6. Commander Voltaire / Size 10 / White

    There, now it's starting to turn into a JUGGERNAUT! Oh! pghfett, now your not at the bottom of the list anymore!

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    Mar 28, 2007, 1:28 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #23

    Please put me down for a size 6 and 7.
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    Mar 28, 2007, 4:08 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #24

    If you decide to do another run of these boots, can you also explore the possibility of doing them in a different color? It would be nice if the maker could do a pair in white with an off white or tan sole. Their are a number of barcs, GMs, and wannabes that would kill for a pair in white.
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    Mar 28, 2007, 4:41 PM - Re: The evolution of reinone's boots #25

    Quote Galactic Bounty Hunter said: View Post
    Saweet! This postive peer pressure is really working this week, first we all talked psberetta back from jumping off the "Fett Ledge" and "NOW THIS"!

    REINONE BOOTS RUN LIST:
    ____________________________

    1.HaKaider
    2. Bleahhh
    3. firstsonofsolo
    4. Darth-Marvelous
    5. reveal1vader
    6. Me-Galactic Bounty Hunter
    7. Jango Newbie
    8. Jimmy BufFETT
    9. Skalen Fehl
    10. Loan Star / 2 Pair
    11. Darth Hobbs
    12. pghfett
    13. Jimmy BufFETT
    14. CaptJono
    15. SWFreak
    16. Some guy named SEEKER?
    17. Brad1957
    18. asok / 2 Pair

    There, now it's starting to turn into a JUGGERNAUT! Oh! pghfett, now your not at the bottom of the list anymore!


    LOL

    Lets keep this alive !

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