Hello all, I am member of the 501st (ID 11038), and as such I would be wearing the Boba costume to places where kids tend to get very grabby.
What would be a good material to have the hard parts made out of?
I am afraid of resin, as one of my Blasters for my ESB TK is resin, and I end up repairing it after troops in some form or another.
My TK suits are ABS, so I know how resilient that is, but I also know getting paint to stick on it is rough (flexy so it pops off)
Fiberglass seems a safe bet (MY DV parts are Fiberglass) but would be a little more intensive to repair, and heavy....
I am just starting my Fett project, and am trying to feel out what needs to be done.
Is there a comprehensive list of suppliers of the various parts somewhere? Whitearmor.net has a great thread called "the various armortypes and where to find them" or something that was a great help in figuring out what and who to buy from.
I am more interested in Prop Replica than Costume, but I also hate to pay all my money and then wait 6-8 months or longer for the parts. (My vader leather parts are going on 4 months wait now)
Thanks for the help!