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  1. lawdawg 35's Avatar
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    Nov 21, 2010, 6:55 PM - 501st approved ROTJ FETT #1

    Hello everyone,

    I've been wanting to post up for a while now, but just haven't had time.

    I started this project back in February knowing absolutely nothing about costuming, and having no artistic or mechanical talent what-so-ever. I recevied advice to start here from my Academy advisor at 501st Garrison Carida, and after signing up my life changed forever!

    A BIG thank you to this community for being so willing to share your advice, talents, and encouragement. Thank You to Art for Supplying the means for all of these talented folks to share their gifts.

    My suit is by no means perfect, but I am Very Pleased with the Result. I had to skimp in some areas, as I was starting with nothing, including Prop building supplies and tools. I also did not have an unlimited budget. Upgrades are a part of every Fett Costume from what I have learned and mine will be no different.

    I wanted to thank the people who helped me along the way, Sorry but the list is Very Long:

    Rob, Mark, and Shawn, and Joe From Garrison Carida

    A Special Thank YOU to Roddie From Garrison Carida for GIVING me several pieces of my costume (Shoulders, Neck armor, Ammo Belt, Left Gauntlet, Cape, Cod and Kidney plates)

    FettDad for being an awesome friend and constant and reliable source for any and all information as well as being a master of the EE-3 and a great JP Harness maker

    Stormtrooperguy and Slave1pilot for posting the painting tutorials I used to paint my helmet, knees, jetpack, and most of my armor.

    Fettpride for making the most awesome helmet ever

    MAN OF WAR for his Jetpack kit

    Woodman for making the most awesome wookie braids ever

    Serenity for his amazing Aluminum accessories

    Lady Sew For Us and Arkady for their top notch soft parts

    and Lucksy for his amazing decals

    Boo BOO FETT for his sweet diver's buckles

    Several other members also helped me by selling off pieces of their suits because they were upgrading Jawafive, Artek, VeganMando.

    If I forgot any one I apologize, There are so many of you to thank I would not be surprised if I forgot someone.

    I am honored to be an approved member of Garrison Carida now and would never have achieved this dream without TDH. I was able to participate in my first troop yesterday, at a public library, and it is an experience I will never forget. I can't wait for my next opportunity.

    Thank You again TDH!

    Mike Bryant
    BH 7341

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  2. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Nov 21, 2010, 7:06 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #2

    dude, great Fett you got there! it has been so much fun helping you out, and now having the finished product and knowing i had a hand in it is just too cool! thanks for the kind words, brother... congrats on your acceptance!!
  3. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Nov 21, 2010, 7:18 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #3

    Congrats
    You did a very nice job on that
    Fully respectable for a first timer too.
    eve for a second timer...
    or a third...
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    Nov 21, 2010, 7:57 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #4

    Congrats Bro! The Boba looks great! Carida is glad to have ya.

    See ya in Carlisle in Dec.
  5. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Nov 21, 2010, 8:17 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #5

    Nice work on the paint I like it
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    Nov 21, 2010, 9:08 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #6

    Nice!!! Welcome aboard bro. Hopefully, I'll catch you at a carida event!!
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    Nov 21, 2010, 9:31 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #7

    Congrats! Looks great.
  8. formerly Woodman woodman's Avatar
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    Nov 21, 2010, 10:53 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #8

    Great job and congrats on the approval. Thanks for the shoutout as well.
  9. elusivesolution's Avatar
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    Nov 22, 2010, 8:55 AM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #9

    Love it! I really dig the helmet. Congratulations.
  10. BooBoo Fett's Avatar
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    Nov 22, 2010, 9:06 AM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #10

    Congratulations! Real nice job.
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    Nov 22, 2010, 2:13 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #11

    Congratulations mate, great looking Fett
  12. WTFett's Avatar
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    Nov 22, 2010, 4:43 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #12

    The smile in the pic says it all, nice job!
  13. clonecollector's Avatar
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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:39 AM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #13

    Congrats!
  14. lawdawg 35's Avatar
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    Nov 23, 2010, 3:29 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #14

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone...It means A LOT coming from all the experts here!!
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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:01 PM - Re: 501st approved ROTJ FETT #15

    Congrats... Hopefully I'm not too far behind with mine being done as well.

    Sean
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    Nov 24, 2010, 9:09 AM - #16

    Hey, that right gauntlet looks familiar! : ) killer suit bro! Congrats on your approval!!

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