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360 of Real Armor !!

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    360 of Real Armor !!

    I am very excited to share some fantastic new reference pictures of the armor and vest !!!



    The full gallery is here:
    Boba Fett ESB Promotional Armor 2 - The Dented Helmet Gallery

    These pictures originate from the new Blu Ray bonus discs and were screen-capped for us by a friend.
    Aside from being wonderful reference for anyone wishing to make replica armor or vests, these pictures are significant in a number of ways.

    Before we saw these it was not known how much of the Pre-Production 2 costume survived in the present day. We knew the helmet and jetpack are in private hands but it has long been rumored that the PP2 costume was stolen from LFL in the time when Empire was been made. While other parts may well have been stolen these pictures prove at least some of the suit is safe and sound in the archives!

    Here are the armor parts identified.



    Very cool to see some better pictures of PP2 armor plates!
    The two plates that are not the same as in the PP2 Kenner photoshoot were actually arranged this way sometime during the time when these costumes were used in promotional appearances (see below)



    So really these new pictures show a complete set of promotional chest armor. But for PP2 fans like me, it is thrilling to see the armor is still around.
    And not just the armor, but the vest as well.

    By matching the dye spot pattern I have matched this vest to the PP2 vest.



    Its a bit hard to see but I think everything compares very well! Another PP2 piece accounted for.

    I hope you all share the excitement I had when seeing these for the first time. A big thanks to Rodrigo for the screen caps and to Art for putting them up!

    Year of the PP2 indeed...

    Last edited by Keegan; Sep 21, 2011 at 11:56 PM.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    I was let down by how little Boba was represented in the "Collection" until the disc loaded the menu for the armor. I had my thoughts on what everything was and I'm happy that this bit of information got out. Thanks KB for loading and confirming all of this.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    WOW! Now this is great info! Sadly that left chest plate might be the only surviving Pre-Pro #1 armor part. It's time to revise the Pre-Pro #2 armor stencils... Or not.
    Last edited by RafalFett; Sep 22, 2011 at 1:50 AM.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Great info! Thanks for posting this!

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Great stuff !!!

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    Great hunting. Crazy the amount of information that surfaces after 30 plus years.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    i hope all the pics on the blu ray end up in the gallery soon

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    This is great info , Ive always thought the vest was a different colour on the PP2than the rest of the others,
    Great tro know that ,that rig is still alive ,

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    What method was used to screen cap these?

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    And not to forget that this armor setup was used with the Sandy helmet too:

    boba-fett-promotional-armor-2-16-png boba-fett-promotional-armor-2-01-png
    Last edited by RafalFett; Oct 31, 2012 at 5:00 AM. Reason: Corrected attachments.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    These are awesome pics bro! Thanks for sharing

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    These are fun times!

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Very cool!

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Turtle said: View Post
    Great hunting. Crazy the amount of information that surfaces after 30 plus years.
    So true!

    Looks like the PP shoulder emblem is airbrished on no?

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Yes I think it looks like the chest and shoulder emblems are not stickers but painted on.

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    I agree with the emblems being painted on. One of the detail shots on the blu ray has a close up of the chest emblem and it sure looks painted to me .

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Ohhhhhhhh AMAZING info!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot kbrosseau for sharing with us!!!!!! thanks TDH!!!!!!!

    Leo

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    Great Stuff!!!

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    I had to run home at my lunch break and check this out on the BR. It looks awesome in high def! Thanks for the heads up!

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    TxFett said: View Post
    I agree with the emblems being painted on. One of the detail shots on the blu ray has a close up of the chest emblem and it sure looks painted to me .
    That shot is also in the gallery. I am pretty sure we have all the views captured. Can you confirm they are all in there?

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Yes sir, they are all in there in their HD glory.

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    kbrosseau said: View Post
    Yes I think it looks like the chest and shoulder emblems are not stickers but painted on.
    I thought that was always a given?

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    Not at all. They are obviously decals on the ROTJ style armor and before these pictures, the exhibit shots were all we had to go on.

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    Re: 360 of Real Armor !!

    While the ROTJ chest logos were created using the ESB one as a base, the shoulder logo was made after the Pre-Pro #3 logo. I can't say it for sure, but the sister armors (Pre-Pro #2, Sandy and ROTJ v1) looks like painted and the twin armors (Pre-Pro #1, Pre-Pro #3 and ESB) looks like decals.
    Last edited by RafalFett; Sep 29, 2011 at 2:36 AM.

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    I dont think there decals at all Im sure they were painted with negative cut outs but Ive noy seen any reason to think them actual decals,
    And considering we know the PP2 was supossed to be used for ESB but went missing ,I think it is possible that the ESB wasnt the first to have them added

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