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druid
07-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Well, last week I picked up this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/1Splatty.jpg

The original owner lost the figure "8" that holds the clamshells together in the front and cut it off -.-...I'll get another one and mill it down for the new one.

This week, this arrived from knifekits.com.

Included is one 12"x24"x0.08" piece of MARPAT Kydex, two belt clips and diamond cutting wheel discs for a Dremel:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/2Knifekitscom.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/3Supplies.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/4Diamondcuttingdiscs.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/5Beltclipandhardware.jpg

How it matches the marker:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/6MARPATKydex.jpg

Today I made this:

Paper template
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/7Template.jpg

Rough cut the Kydex
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/8Roughcut.jpg

Heat forming. The best part is that if you do it right, you don't need any kind of retention strap. The Splatmaster actually 'snaps' into place:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/9Heatforming.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/9Heatforming1.jpg

druid
07-04-2010, 05:36 PM
Rivets [I will be painting the rivets black]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/10-Riveted.jpg

Belt clip installed. Picture #2 shows the locking mechanism and in $3 the adjustment bar for belt widths. The "U" looking piece is the lock that keeps you from unknowingly opening the clip.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/11-Beltclipinstalled.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/11-Beltclipinstalled2.jpg


This is the "large" clip. It's adjustable for up to 2.25" web belts. It also has a locking mechanism so that it can remain in place if that's the users' desire.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/11-Beltclipinstalled3.jpg

With the clip installed, I offset it so the screw heads wouldn't dig into the plastic Splatty:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/12-Offsetholsterclip.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/12-Offsetholsterclip1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/12-Offsetholsterclip2.jpg

Business end. The top tube in this marker is where the 10rd tubes go. The bottom tube is the barrel. I made the holster in such a way that the muzzle is blocked but the feed tube is not:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/13-Businessend.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/Splatmaster%20and%20holster/13-Businessend1.jpg


What do you think?

DFSniper
07-04-2010, 07:20 PM
awesome. thats all i can say

TheDarkShadow
07-05-2010, 08:09 AM
nicely made holster druid!

druid
07-05-2010, 04:15 PM
thanks

Hob Hayward
07-05-2010, 07:53 PM
hot dayum!

What is this kydex stuff? Looks darn cool to me.. some type of hard thermoplastic? You got me wanting to make stuff now..

edit: scratch that, I read the wikipedia page, where did you acquire it from if I may ask?

edit edit: nvm. I might just have to try making one of these for my brothers tac8 soon..

druid
07-06-2010, 01:59 AM
hot dayum!

What is this kydex stuff? Looks darn cool to me.. some type of hard thermoplastic? You got me wanting to make stuff now..

edit: scratch that, I read the wikipedia page, where did you acquire it from if I may ask?

edit edit: nvm. I might just have to try making one of these for my brothers tac8 soon..

LOL...wow, a double edit...one for remembering Google and another for re-reading my OP - LOL!!!!! :D

druid
07-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Just finished - Black .080" Kydex holster for the 68 Magnum. I'll not be painting the brass rivets because they match the marker very well. This one was a bit of a pain. As those of you who know old PMIs, the gas line on the passenger side presents a problem for a holster. The pump handle was no peach either.
Also, I mounted an UMB and gas line so I could use my gas-through stock in a manner in which it doesn't bang into my mask. Overall she came out nice and I'm happy with the results.

Sorry about the crappy pics...it's too damned hot outside to get nice ones cs:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0032.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0033.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0036.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0037.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/PMI%2068%20Magnum/Black%20holster/DCAM0038.jpg

bigbubba
12-10-2010, 12:58 PM
Looks awsome man!!

druid
12-10-2010, 02:54 PM
thanks.

Talon
12-15-2010, 05:56 PM
I love the idea, may I steal it? Nice pictures btw

druid
12-15-2010, 07:30 PM
You may. www.kinfekits.com is where you get the supplies. Add to that, needing:

* a heat gun on LOW or a hot hair dryer on high
* some heat resistant foam to 'mold' the Kydex to the object [works equally well for fixed blade knives]
* a set of cutting instruments. A dremel works fast but a good utility knife allows you to 'score' the plastic and snap it off
* Sanding block in medium and fine grit or equal sandpaper
* Rivets or grommets and their setting devices
* I used holster clips but you could just as easily bend a piece and make it into a belt loop [think 'cowboy' holster]..