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    Sep 3, 2006, 6:54 PM - 9 Yead old Fett armor progress report #1

    A couple of people asked when I would post some progress pics, so here goes. I am really bad about posting these, so I apologize that there are not more progress shots.

    The armor is made from WizardofFlight's great templates. He sized them down to my son's size and they came out perfectly proportioned. All of the parts are made from Sintra (with a little Bondo here and there). I may add more bondo to the cod to make it look a little less stuck together.

    Propbably should post the bucket in a different section, but... The helmet is a DP95 which I flared and then started painting. Still a lot to do on it, but it's coming along. Any comments are welcome









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    Sep 3, 2006, 6:58 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #2

    Dang! That is one nice start, and the helm looks very nice!
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    Sep 3, 2006, 7:07 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #3

    Thanks. Forgot to mention the gauntlets are from Cruzer - one of the casts from his kid sized masterpieces. Hopefully I can get going on them soon - need to get this all wrapped up by Halloween (plus my Vader suit ). SGB made some kids parts, jumpsuit, vest, spats, etc. which all look great. I hope to start attaching armor parts real soon.
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    Sep 3, 2006, 7:15 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #4

    the sad thing is your 9 year old kids armor will most likely be better than mine!
  5. Sep 3, 2006, 9:01 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #5

    haha, nice armor for a 9 year old.
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    Sep 3, 2006, 9:47 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #6

    Looks like you off to a GREAT start with the kids armor !!!
    I gotta show my son this he will love it !!!

    Nice job once again
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    Sep 4, 2006, 12:46 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #7

    Thanks guys, been having a lot of fun with it. Just hope I don't get too burned out to build my own when I am done with this. Still a ways to go on the helmet. Need to lighten up a couple of spots, finish the top and back, then try to attach a stalk...Lot's left to do, what the heck am I doing spending time typing? The TDH site and everyone on it have been great in figuring all this out! Now to build a small jet pack...
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    Sep 4, 2006, 3:43 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #8

    Man that is coming a long fantasicly, GREAT JOB!! Can't wait to see it finished! Keep us updated, please.

    Alan
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    Sep 4, 2006, 12:16 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #9

    Wow, this is looking like the best small scale Fett I have seen. Keep up the good work
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    Sep 16, 2006, 11:45 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #10

    Man, that looks awesome so far! can't wait to see the finished suit
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    Sep 16, 2006, 12:16 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #11

    First off, VERY nice job on that helmet.

    I gotta say that I have a bad habit of reading things the wrong way. The same goes when I post something ... I intend it to mean one thing, but most people interpret it as something else. In this case, I initially thought you had found armor that had been lying around for 9 years! :o
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    Sep 16, 2006, 9:03 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #12

    LOL. Yeah, after I posted this I thought people might take it the wrong way. I have done a LOT of work on the costume since the post, so I will put new pics up tomorrow.
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    Sep 28, 2006, 8:28 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #13

    Any update pics on this was wondering how the soft parts I did for this look on.-
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    Sep 29, 2006, 9:24 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #14

    Posting updates this weekend. And the parts you did look AWESOME!!! Sorry for the delays, been in the middle of an office move.
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    Oct 3, 2006, 2:24 AM - Re: My 9 Year old's Fett armor #15

    Whew, okay I finally got some more pics. Sorry folks they look bad with the flash and all, the costume looks MUCH better in real life.

    Made a few minro mods to make the costume work for my 9-year old. Probably will not have hoses on this one, maybe for C4 though. I also made the flame thrower on the left gauntlet a little shorter so he won't be bumping it into things so much. Sorry, no right gauntlet yet, still working on it. Other things being worked on are the gloves (first set would not take the dye), jet pack (a couple people might sell me a small one ), knee armor (this weekend I hope), stalk and rangefinder (in progress) and the boots (good base, but still need a lot of work). Anyway, spent a lot of time detailing this to the ref photos. The helmet might have too much detail actually, looking pretty busy. I copied all the scratches off the ASW one, but I think it may be too much detail for the smaller DP95 helmet. Anyway, love to hear what you think....

    I will try to get more detailed shots if people would like, just need time to do this before it gets dark...

    BTW - SGB did the soft parts on this and they are really great. The gaunt shells are from Cruzer, Armor is from the WizardofFlight templates. Thanks to them and everyone else for helping get this together for my son. He almost fell over tonight when he finally saw most of the parts on him.


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    Oct 3, 2006, 8:57 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #16

    Way to go dad!! It looks incredible from head to toe. Your son will be the envy of the neighborhood. I better not let my two sons see this thread or they will think I am a big slacker.
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    Oct 3, 2006, 9:41 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #17

    Thanks! A few details to do still, but we're getting there. May not have it all for Halloween, but definitely for C4. Hmm, looking at these makes me think I need to remove one more ammo box too... Any opinions? Accuracy vs ackwardness?
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    Oct 3, 2006, 10:04 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #18

    Good call on the ammo box...it'll balance much better, and no one will know.

    AWESOME SET UP BRO!
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    Oct 3, 2006, 11:56 AM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #19

    Hey wherz yo jet pack, Bubba Fett??

    Ha ha ha ... sorry, I've seen somebody post that reaction he once got, and I just found it really funny! Anyway, costume looks really good right there. Nice work!
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    Oct 3, 2006, 12:03 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #20

    Why I oughta... lol. Yeah, still looking for the JP. Waiting for someone to send me a pic of a small one they have. If they don't work out it will a Halloween sans JP. I'll get one done for C4 though!
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    Oct 3, 2006, 12:44 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #21

    That Fett is looking great!! He is one lucky kid. Great going Dad! Keep up the excellent work. Your certianly setting a high standard for the rest of us to follow that's for sure.

    Alan
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    Oct 3, 2006, 1:11 PM - Re: 9 Yead old Fett armor #22

    Wow, looks fantastic! A lot of us are going to be jealous that a 9yr old has a better looking Fett than us! Hahahaha...............hmmm

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