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 Post subject: My Nostromo Hightops
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:16 pm 
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They had some pretty awesome shoes on the Nostromo!

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Damn it's a lot of work to modify these things...

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A little more paint and it'll be done!

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I'm not even going to consider modding the bottoms (they had more of a work boot sole, still not sure how they did that...), but these are super comfy and quite the conversation piece!

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:40 pm 
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The d-rings.....they look perfect!!!! Where oh where did you find them?? I don't care if have to redo the ones on my shoes, they look so much more accurate than mine!

And are you going to put the third vent hole in the side?

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Another question as well. What is that tool you used to punch the hole in the leather striping? (And no sneaky saying its a hole puncher!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:58 pm 
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I am going to do the third vent hole! You know me too well man!

The hole puncher is a relic of a by-gone era. Nothing I've had has worked as well as this beast. It was my dad's and has multiple size hole options. Newer one break so easily...

I'll dig up my source for the d rings and post it. The leather I used was scrap from the boots made by my employers for the U.S. Olympic team!

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Another question as well. What is that tool you used to punch the hole in the leather striping? (And no sneaky saying its a hole puncher!)

But that kinda *is* what it's called:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=leather+hole+punch&client=firefox-a&hs=KM8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=D2V1U9C_GoLfPejNgLAP&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1920&bih=956

I had one. It never broke, but it did go quite dull after a couple of months' heavy usage. I do mean heavy, though... as in 4-5,000-odd punches per day.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:34 am 
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Amazing! I might try to redo Mom's hightops and add the D-rings to my little canvas shoes too! Eagerly awaiting the link! Thanks dude! Your builds are so inspiring! I've said it before but I LOVE your threads!! :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:00 am 
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Ok. So it is a leather hole punch. I honestly didn't think that is what it was based on the picture. Learn something everyday!

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Haha, I have one with many different sizes, so does my Dad, heavy duty bugger! No breaking here, Dad steals mine cause his is always lost. He uses them for his harness for the chuckwagon, he's always fiddling with new harness! haha. I use them for crafty things, it's a bit overkill! haha

I did find sew on white 3/4 inch D rings! let me know if you guys want a link, they are not an auction so it's safe :) I'm going to order a couple bags for when I decide to attack these!

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:10 pm 
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D rings:

http://myebestbuy.com/p021d-ring1pc.aspx

You want the 3/8ths white plastic.

I used blind rivets (also called Tandy rivets) and totally got busted using the rivet clamping thingy at my work. Oh well, they knew I was odd already...

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Haha! That's cute!

What size rivets did you use?

Thanks for the D ring link!

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 Post subject: Re: My Nostromo Hightops
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 pm 
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Damn Retro, don't you ever stop ? Good job !


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:34 pm 
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Thanks Osmotic! I've always got a few projects brewing... expect at least a couple more threads in the next week or so!

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:53 pm 
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Ordered new d-rings! Thanks for the link man. I appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:19 pm 
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If I can ever get my work shop back together (instead of in boxes) this looks like a fun little project :-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Cool! It was fun to do, but now it's a gateway to Nostromo costuming...

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What is the base shoe?

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PF Flyers with the logos removed!

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Exactly like in the movie cool, was not sure PF Flyers were still available with the popularity of converse

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:35 pm 
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Not badly priced either. I got a pair as a birthday present a few months back, but a quick search of Zappos and eBay shows that they aren't hard to get. It certainly beats trying to track down Ripley's Reebox hightops...

You'll need to seam rip the rubberized PF logo off the side of each shoe, and there's a small green bit in the back of the sole that comes off easily with a sharp knife. Then it's just making the leather loops and buying d-rings and blind rivets.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Cool! It was fun to do, but now it's a gateway to Nostromo costuming...


Welcome to my world. Want to help me with a cat carrier? :) BTW, I have design sketches for the shirt and pants if you want to either get them sewn or give it a go on your own.

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Exactly like in the movie cool, was not sure PF Flyers were still available with the popularity of converse


Still made, but made in China. :( You can get the white PFs in either leather or canvas. Either looks good; I preferred the look of the leather ones myself.

EDIT: And one more tiny comment, if you are interested in shoes. They come with a red stripe around the bottom (it's on the rubber sole, just below where it meets the material of the shoe upper). On Ripley's shoes, the whole thing was painted white and they put another sole on the bottom (looks like an additional layer, not sure why). Dallas' shoes, however, have the red line and the standard sole.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:19 pm 
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That would be great Charlie!

Here's a shot of some of my Nostromo items together. Odd to feel so nostalgic for a retro future...

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Cool project! Looks great!
Furthest I got with something like this was I picked up a pair of Bug Stompers in my size in my favorite color (Black). All I had to do was pay :lol:

I consider what happened on the Nostromo the past though... about 57 years back :lol:

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Brett's shoes had the stripes as well.

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The scene where they stuck Brett's feet in to make Lambert's death seem more icky. Cause she wore cowboy boots and I totally forgot about that until Retrogarde reminded me.

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(But that's not really Lambert. She wore cowboy boots. This is a shot of Brett inserted to make Lambert's death more icky.)

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:15 pm 
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(But that's not really Lambert. She wore cowboy boots. This is a shot of Brett inserted to make Lambert's death more icky.)


Previous post edited for clarity. :) I noticed the shoes while I was doing screen gabs for the cat carrier and totally forgot she wore the boots.

I am easily distracted by cats. That's my excuse.

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