(If it's a wrong forum area, my apologies, hope a mod can move this elsewhere)
about a time to make a small introduction and project thread! Hope you don't mind, I thought I'd jump straight to the discussion as I already a few questions to ask. I'm a Fett fan lured back to the magical world of Star Wars by local troopers here in Finland. After seeking information and contacting their garrison I got the inspiration of building my own costume. Intense browsing soon led here to the Dented Helmet -a best thing to happen for a newbie collector. It's an outstanding community and I've already received much help to be thankful of.
I chose ESB Fett for my first costume project. I got a "starter package" from a retiring collector and have now a few basic items. Of couse I hope to have any advice regarding the items to achieve a troopable and cool Fett costume.
What I have for Helmet right now is the Don Post Deluxe, that has been widely discussed here. After my research I'm under the impression that it's not the best one around because of it's shape. Perhaps cos of my untrained eye, I really can't spot the flaws so clearly, although I acknowledge the missing of the "strange" features of a screen-accurate helmet (wavy brow, uneven cheeks and so on). The paint scheme is a bit off and has to be tweaked for screen accuracy. Otherwise to me it really looks quality stuff. Perhaps I'll post a few pictures for comments and criticism.
A few questions to help with the following acquisitions. I've learned it's best to concentrate on one item at the time to get all the research done and details right, but as opportunities come and go, I'd like to be prepared for chances.
Jetpack: I have a quality jetpack (not sure of the maker though) but with wrong colour scheme. Am I correct if I think the jetpack models themselves are the same in ESB and ROTJ- only the colours change? I'd like to know the same thing about gauntlets, is there a difference between the movies? I think the armament differ, but the base stays the same.
I'm going for the flightsuit, cape and ammo belt sold by secondprize here.
I hope it's okay to ask in a public forum, what are your opinions on the quality and pricing of the items? To me it all looks good and reasonable and appropriate for my epic goal.
Hope I'll get this show rolling. I'll post pics and questions during the progress!