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Mrblurr
02-08-2011, 09:53 AM
I'm looking for the R.P.D. arm patches from Darkside Chronicles that Leon wore.

Here's a pic (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090911091403/residentevil/images/thumb/1/14/Leon_S._Kennedy_Darkside_Chronicles_Artwork.jpg/236px-Leon_S._Kennedy_Darkside_Chronicles_Artwork.jpg)

I've looked everywhere for them but haven't found them, any ideas?

Captain Jack
02-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Those ones pop up on eBay every now and then. This is the closest thing you'll get, but to get it to look exactly right you'll need to do some modifications - or have one custom made.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/360323142371?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=208549979950&crlp=1_263602_309572&UA=M*S%3F&GUID=89897b9e12b0a02667364fc6fffecefa&itemid=360323142371&ff4=263602_309572

Mrblurr
02-08-2011, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the reply, I have another question now though.

Where can I get the belt for the costume? It's got a weird hooking buckle that I've never seen. I suppose I could make it with a piece of metal and some welding, but surely there's an easier process...

-EDIT-
Also, where is a good place to get the 9mm handgun he carries? I found out it's a Heckler and Koch USP Tactical so I just need to figure out what a toy or airsoft equivalent is for that.

W4RH0US3
02-08-2011, 10:21 PM
The 9mm gun Leon carries is not a USP. It is a Berreta m9. Since the M9 is one of the most popular handguns, I'd look on Evike.com or ebay and you will probably find them at a good price. Also side note Leon really uses a gun called the VP-70. You can find that on ebay for like 30-40 bucks. Good luck with your Leon Cosplay.

Mrblurr
02-08-2011, 10:29 PM
Ohh, thanks for correcting me! An M9 is a much easier thing to find than what I was looking for. I'll do some searching!

Mrblurr
02-08-2011, 11:06 PM
Wouldn't happen to know what kind of knife he carries and what a good costume version is would ya? I hear it's a CQD Mark V or something

Captain Jack
02-08-2011, 11:21 PM
Gaaah! Junior, don't help if you're wrong.

It's neither a USP OR a M9. Leon is only pictured with a M9 in some promotional images from Darkside Chronicles.

The gun he ACTUALLY uses along with his RPD uniform is a HK VP70. The "USP Tactical" you refer to is actually his custom handgun from RE4. Which looks close to, but is NOT, a USP Tactical.

Anyways for the RPD costume, track down a HK VP70. There aren't many airsoft replicas, and the ones that exist aren't cheap, but if you look around on Google you can probably find a cheap replica of some kind.

Mrblurr
02-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Ok, well now that I know about the arm patches, what about the black...kevlar (I think) pieces Leon has on his shoulders and chest? Should I just use black leather or something for it? I know where I can get the screws.

Captain Jack
02-09-2011, 04:08 PM
You could use a pleather or a leather, but in actuality the material would probably be cordura or a really heavy nylon. I think the coloring is actually navy blue though, not black.

W4RH0US3
02-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Gaaah! Junior, don't help if you're wrong.

It's neither a USP OR a M9. Leon is only pictured with a M9 in some promotional images from Darkside Chronicles.

The gun he ACTUALLY uses along with his RPD uniform is a HK VP70. The "USP Tactical" you refer to is actually his custom handgun from RE4. Which looks close to, but is NOT, a USP Tactical.

Anyways for the RPD costume, track down a HK VP70. There aren't many airsoft replicas, and the ones that exist aren't cheap, but if you look around on Google you can probably find a cheap replica of some kind.

AHHH what are do you mean? Thats what I said?

Lost Cause
02-09-2011, 08:04 PM
AHHH what are do you mean? Thats what I said?

OK, I'm going to wade in here.

What he meant was that Leon does not use a Beretta in Canon. He uses a VP70 (http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/de/hk-vp-70-e.html) in his RPD uniform, and the "Silver Ghost" (http://residentevil.wikia.com/Silver_Ghost) in RE4 and Degeneration.

Captain Jack
02-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Lost Cause is correct. W4RH0US3, you may have *meant* VP70 but you *said* M9.

W4RH0US3
02-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Lost Cause is correct. W4RH0US3, you may have *meant* VP70 but you *said* M9.
I was reffering to what picture he presented us
Anyway, here is a cheap vp70 on ebay

W4RH0US3
02-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Ahh sorry
http://cgi.ebay.com/ALIENS-VP-70-Pistol-Replica-Prop-Kit-/270658789794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f048561a2#ht_500wt_922
http://cgi.ebay.com/ALIENS-VP-70-Pistol-Replica-Prop-Kit-/270658789794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f048561a2#ht_500wt_922

Mrblurr
02-09-2011, 11:02 PM
So...what about the knife? Any ideas on where I can find a similar one?

W4RH0US3
02-10-2011, 12:07 AM
Well Captain Jack here is doing commissions and he can probably make one for you at a decent price Right Captain?

Captain Jack
02-10-2011, 08:41 PM
That I do. I don't want to advertise too much here, but if you're looking to have an exact replica made just send me a PM. Leon's knife is on my to do list already. I make them out of plastic though, so they're con friendly, but they look *very* real.

The closest existing thing I've seen is a SOG knife, which is very expensive. But very nice.

ManiacMarshall
02-10-2011, 09:36 PM
Leon's knife is a mercworx sniper.

They're $400.

Captain Jack
02-11-2011, 04:46 PM
Not quite. Leon's knife may be modeled after the Sniper, but it's not the same. Leon's knife has a few serrations at the base of the blade, and a completely different handle than the sniper.

The SOG has the right handle but the shape of the blade on the Sniper is more accurate.

None of the popular RE knives are real though, period. Some of them look close to real ones, but the truth of it is they are all original designs.

ManiacMarshall
02-12-2011, 02:35 AM
Well, there's always the possibility that a "Tier 1 Operator" (lol) could have his knife modified. Serration on a blade isn't that hard. Nevertheless, the Sniper is the ideal blade if one is going as Leon... save the nylon sheath.

I also love how the Jungle Fever II is basically the same make and model of Chris' knife... only 75% its' size.

Mrblurr
02-12-2011, 10:18 AM
I'm noticing that 1 item I thought would be an easy find isn't anywhere...the Belt Light. According to the internet's lack of results we can't make a little light that clips onto a belt to let us use both hands in the field. I saw someone's profile on here that sort of explained how to custom make one, and I have a similar idea, but I just figured that it would be something I could pick up at Lowe's or a place like that.

ManiacMarshall
02-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Inova LED belt light.

Look it up. There are similar flashlights like it as well.

Captain Jack
02-12-2011, 04:00 PM
There's always this one: http://www.airsoftpost.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_190&products_id=31706

Which looks like Chris's RE5 belt light, although I think Chris's was modeled to be larger.

The best Leon belt light I've seen is simply a modified headlamp. Basically build the box around it out of sheet plastic and give it a matching paint job and ba-boom - there ya go.

Mrblurr
02-17-2011, 08:39 PM
Now the front of his uniform, the armor...what would be a good substitute for that? I guess I could use a thick cloth, but I 'd like to actually find some kind of leather or something for it.

Captain Jack
02-19-2011, 03:14 PM
In reality a good cordura (heavy nylon) is probably what would really be used. However, dark blue or black pleather will probably have the more accurate look to how it appears in renders. It does sort of have a leathery look to it, so there you go.