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Boba Fett shoes - "I got it"!! (4-29-03)

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    Boba Fett shoes - "I got it"!! (4-29-03)

    Hello everyone!

    I finally went to the town that makes customized shoes and had mine ordered. Armed with printed pics that I got from Rex, I showed them the Fett shoe from every angle & they said they could do it.
    There's a choice of doing it in leather, Nubuck or canvas...I had mine made in genuine leather, unless ofcouse if Nubuck or canvas is more preffered.
    They are unsure however if they have the grey garter on the side....they do have white or black. Is it possible to dye the garter grey if I elect having white? Or would black garter be better to match the stripes?

    It'll take 2 weeks for 'em to make it so I guess I'll show you pics of it by then.
    However, if you think Nubuck or canvass is more preffered, please tell me asap as I only have 2 days from now to tell them before they cut up the material.

    Thanks!

    Mardon


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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    I am sure the movie shoes where not made from leather, I think canvas is a better choice.
    Let's see what the experts say (BB, BF??)

    Here is the link for the ref cd.
    http://bobafettcdref.cjb.net/
    I am sure it will help in future projects.

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    Yeah, leather is DEFINITELY NOT the way to go. The real Fett shoes were canvas or something. Just check the reference CD for close ups.

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate it.
    Will have 'em change :-)

    Mardon

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Really interesting posting. For how much (&#36 do you think they'll be able to make these boots? Keep us posted.

    Robert

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    I would recommend the canvas as well. As for the ankle expansion joint (garter), I'd go with the white and then paint/dye it gray later. Please post some pics when you get them as quality boot suppliers are few and far between.

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    yeah, I completely agree that canvas is teh way to go. I have long felt that the boots look like a pair of modified converse all stars (the sole is dead on I think)

    Let us know how these turn out!

    Doug

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    I'll be getting a call from them if they cant provide a grey colored garter - so if I have a choice of either black or white, atleast I could tell them which color.

    However, if I elect the white garter & dye or paint it grey later......wont the grey color run to the canvass around the garter?
    In leather, then it could work - but in canvass?
    Been asking this myself since earlier.

    Any other opinions?

    Mardon

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Looking at the photos, I believe the original boots, MoM/AoSW, were a white material that was most likely painted rather than being gray off the bat.


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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    ditto on canvas appearing to be the correct material.

    I'd love to see what they come up with as well,
    Phil

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Great post! I was just sitting here this afternoon staring at my converse and how the shape on my foot works perfect. I was trying to imagine how I would turn them into Fett boots. Canvas is definitely the way to go. I thought for sure the elastic part was black. If you're going to go all the way - please don't go with white hoping to dye it. Black will be much better and you can dirty it to lighten it up if at all. See the Ref CD photo below.
    Thanks for looking into this!!
    - ChrisB.


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    I agree. Black looks more accurate. You could just use some dye remover, or just drag them through dirt to get a more greyish look. Chalk, maybe?
    ::Edit:: Hey, this is my 100th post!!! In less than a month, too. Can you tell I have no life?

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    I must agree with canvas.

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    Yes. Canvas. And black. No white or leather.

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    <font color="#ff5555">WARNING: Please do not KICK, or pretend to KICK anybody in the shins with Boba Fett Shoes on - Thank You


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    Ouch... It would be stepping out of character, though. Use all blasters first, then use gauntlet items, THEN the shoes.

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Thanks for the recommendations, they're all great!

    How about the stripes - could they be black leather?

    Mardon

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    The elastic was white as well. And I do not believe the shoes were dyed. I think they were painted. But hey, that's just how I think the originals were done...I could be wrong.



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    Re: Boba Fett shoes


    mlcallanta wrote:

    How about the stripes - could they be black leather?
    The "piping" does appear to be black leather. The worn areas are tell-tale signs.

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    I know that canvas is the way to go. Listen to TylerDurden and you won't be wrong. I think that the elastic in the side was black. About the black lines, it's better to use black piping, material of your choice, which leather would be adequate and more accurate.

    Robert

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    Ok, these two images should settle the white boot/white elastic debate. If any can disprove that these pictures show a white boot with white elastic, please prove it otherwise. Remember, black elastic is just that, black elastic. And it should not have any white showing through. Now I am not saying how anyone's boots should be done, but this is how I believe the originals were done.

    TK409: I think you are confusing dyeing with painting. I would not want to dye a pair of these boots either. But painting the boots would work nicely- just like the originals...

    MoM


    AoSW

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    I second that.

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    Im thinkin that white painted would be the most movie accurate but then we will need to know the paint. Sounds like a job for Lee! Just kiddin Lee. Really though if we do get these made I think that canvas would be a must but I for one would rather have boots that are already colored rather than try to guess and screw it up myself. (Of course I will change my mind when I see how awesome someone else's are though.)

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    OK, I see what you're saying about the white being painted rather than being dyed. Still, would you recommend going to the trouble of having a set of white on white boots built? And then leave it up to the buyer to paint them? ...An interesting option. Kind of like buying an unpainted/unweathered blaster and leaving it up to the buyer to do what they will with it AND offering an already weathered version. I could see that. I'm open to either one!

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    Re: Boba Fett shoes

    Yeah baby!! Mardon's huntin' down some Fett boots!! You're on a roll mate, keep after them boots!



    I agree, Canvas w/ the leather piping. I'm drying to figure out which would be easier. Film boots aside for just a moment, would dyeing white elastic, while "installed" on the boot, have the potential for any bleeding into the canvas fabric? I'm thinking swabbing it on w/ a larger cotton swab.

    Or, would drybrushing black elastic w/ fabric paint be easier?

    Aaauuggh! It boggles the mind!!

    Mardon, just settle this, find the exact match, and all will be well.



    Just kidding mate. Whatever you work out will be fine. I think we could just give people the choice of white or black if grey is not a possibility.

    Sound cool everyone?



    take care,

    -Rex

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