UPDATED: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica

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UPDATED: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica

Postby Max Replica » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:52 pm

UPDATE - AS OF MAY 2011 THERE IS A NEW RUN OF PLATES AVAILABLE. SEE PAGE 2 OF THIS THREAD.
AND THE PRICE HAS BEEN DROPPED TO $30.

Karol and I are proud to announce that one of the most requested Mad Max costume items is now finally available as a resin replica.

THE ROAD WARRIOR SHOULDER PLATE

What Mad Max costume item is more iconic than Max's shoulder plate from MM2? The problem is, the vintage Rawlings shoulderpads from that time period are getting very hard to find on eBay, and even when they are found, they rarely come with the correct plate. (Even the recently unearthed pair of rare Rawlings ER-46 shoulder pads that sold on eBay for $82 didn't come with a screen accurate plate!)

In fact, of all of the fan costumes we've seen over the years, only one or two had the right shoulder plate.
(If you're reading this you probably have already seen Karol's shoulder plate guide, but if not, go here: http://www.madmaxcostumes.com/pads.htm)

Well, we finally managed to source two correct plates and made a mold from the one that had just the right mold shape and slight wear to it. We've used a special high quality white resin that is super strong and has about the same flex to it as the real plate (I wouldn't recommend actually playing football with this plate, but it will NEVER break under normal costume use - we did a test one just to try breaking it)

This item uses more resin than our other replicas and the mold was very expensive and time consuming to make because of the size and shape of the plate. But we are trying to keep costs down for you guys, so right now we are only charging $35 (EDIT: As of 5/30/11 they are now only $30) per plate.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the plate only. You will still need some shoulderpad arch padding to strap it to to make the complete Mad Max shoulderpad that you can then rivet to your jacket. (see this tutorial if you haven't already: http://www.madmaxcostumes.com/maxpad.htm )
But that's the beauty of it. You can buy this accurate plate and then pretty much use any arch padding from a common, cheap pair of pads (or just make your own. Or... wait to see if Karol just might start offering some custom made arch pads...)

The plate comes fully prepped, sanded and painted with flat black primer. Ready to wear.
Not to mention the fact that we've saved you the effort of actually having to remove the plate from a pair of pads (and if you've ever paid for a full set of pads, plus the high shipping on those pads, just to get the plate, you'll be extra thankful for this item).

ORDERS - Send me a PM to get my paypal address for your $30 payment (or just send me an email inquiry if you already know my email). Shipping costs will depend on where you live.

Right now we only have a couple of them ready to go and I'm trying to keep those set aside for folks that might want them for Road Warrior Weekend (in less than a week.) Since I'll be at the event, I can just hand it to you then (but you'd need some leather straps and riveting tools to attach it to your padding and jacket).

All other orders will be pre-orders that should be filled in 2-3 weeks (We're too busy prepping for RWW to get any more ready this week.)

Here are some pics of an unpainted white resin plate, and the finished black version.

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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby MFP 2020 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:42 pm

You guys continue to rock. :D
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby framed » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:12 am

Cant wait to finally have a copy of that shoulder plate :D

Thank you guys!!!
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby ziggy » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:35 pm

Hi Karol

Are you planning on having some resin knives and spanners on site this weekend? How about Carpet padding? If so I will buy a knife and some padding, maybe a spanner.
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby Max Replica » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:03 pm

I'll answer for Karol, but he might chime in as well. I'm pretty sure that we don't have any extra spanners right now, but you'll at least be able to look at mine at the event to so that you can see if you want to order one for the future.
As for knives, we might have one or two that aren't already spoken for, we'll have to check.
I used up all of our resin in the last couple of days making shoulder plates. I think they're all spoken for until we do another batch, but I'll need to double check. I might have one extra to bring to the event (besides the one I'll be wearing of course).

As for the carpet padding, I'm pretty sure Karol has some. You should email him and tell him how much you're looking for. I'll tell him if I talk to him.
We're both crazy busy over the next few days until the event so I don't think we'd have time to cast more items even if we had resin, which we don't.
But we'll be getting some more resin supplies right after the event, so feel free to pre-order anything we're out of.
Thanks
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby ziggy » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:06 pm

Thanks Jared

No big rush. I will order goodies after the chaos dies down if you are out of stock.
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby Max Replica » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:04 am

Finally added pics to the first post now that I'm back from Road Warrior Weekend. Karol and I hope to catch up on orders next week (after Thanksgiving).
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby tk4013 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:30 pm

PM sent The Replica Warrior ;)
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby Max Replica » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:09 pm

I've finally caught up on orders and I've got one extra plate left. Painted and ready to ship to whoever claims it first.

After that, Karol will be taking over any future resin replica orders in the new year.
Current pricing is:

Gerber boot knife - $30
Hydrant Spanner - $30
Shoulder plate - $35

For semi-accurate boot sheaths and spanner pouches, check the relevant threads about how to order from the seller "Carolscountrystore" on Etsy (I don't make or sell these)

For accurate shotgun holsters from film one and two, get in touch with Magnolia Leather Works (I don't make or sell these either). You can find their contact info in the shotgun holster threads. There has been talk of him also trying to make a Mad Max revolver holster, but no news on that right now. If anything comes of it I'll be sure to post about it.

Just think, when I started putting my MM2 Max costume together just a year ago, none of these items were available. : )
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Re: Accurate Road Warrior / MM2 shoulder plate replica available

Postby tk4013 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:29 pm

Got my plate, thanks! :D
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