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  1. appompa255
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    Jan 5, 2003, 10:17 PM - boba fett vest #1

    Does anyone out there know where i can have a flight vest made for my costume? The current one i have is not very accurate, I bought it from the PropPalace online, it has a zipper in the front! You can email me directly at Appompa255@aol.com, thanks! -tony
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    Jan 12, 2003, 10:25 AM - Re: boba fett vest #2

    Sometimes you can find one in ebay. Keep looking.
  3. efxarts
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    Feb 8, 2003, 7:51 PM - Re: boba fett vest #3

    The real Film used vest was a squib vest worn backward. The stunt men use them when they get "shot". I am in the process of getting one. They are kinda rare now and were in use 20 to 30 years ago.


    Jeff
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    Feb 8, 2003, 8:04 PM - Re: boba fett vest #4

    Alright Jeff, I wasn't going to say anything, but that username has got to go. I've caught it out of the corner of my eye a couple times now and I swear it says EXFARTS...

    Anyway, I'll second that PP vests really bite. I got mine from RA and it was great. You might contact him...

    Phil
  5. Feb 8, 2003, 8:22 PM - Re: boba fett vest #5

    Glad I'm not the only one who "saw" the exact same thing, JMP.

    Don't change the name, Jeff. It's our fault for not concentrating on what we see, rather than what we want to see.
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    Feb 8, 2003, 8:28 PM - Re: boba fett vest #6

    Just like Yoda's 'dark tree'. You find there only what you bring with you

    Dirty mind + efxarts = exfarts

    Phil
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    Feb 8, 2003, 8:56 PM - Re: boba fett vest #7

    Squib vest? I'm not familiar with these. Got any pics and/or additional info you can share with us?
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    Feb 8, 2003, 9:05 PM - Re: boba fett vest #8

    While I don't know much about the vests, I do know that squibs are small explosive charges (very small) that attach to, well, vests I guess that are worn by actors/stuntmen. To simulate bullet hits the squibs are detonated and blow holes out through the outer clothing, simulating bullet entrance/exit. They're used on other things than vests, but you get the point. I think you can see one on a stormtrooper's chest on bespin. As leia/chewie/lando round the corner and into the elevator (left of screen) several troops come around towards the middle of the screen. A split second before one is hit I think you can see a small black dot on his chest. Moments later his chest erupts in flame as the blast hits. Pretty sweet

    *edit...woo 1000*

    Phil
  9. efxarts
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    Feb 8, 2003, 10:46 PM - Re: boba fett vest #9

    Ahem...It is I EFARTS....I mean EfXarts hear...and yes journeyman has it right. Basically, they are made from a canvas material with a batting filler to absorb the "blast" from the explosive charge from the squib. By the way, the Fett vest was simply painted the grayish color. It is normally plane white. Also, there is NO neck piece. That part was added to the jumpsuit using the same material.

    Jeff
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    Feb 9, 2003, 12:04 AM - Re: boba fett vest #10

    If it is possible, I'd love to see the photos/evidence that brought you to the squib vest conclusion.
  11. Feb 9, 2003, 12:38 AM - Re: boba fett vest #11

    Actually, I have seen squib vests on a stuntman or two a few years ago, and now that I think of it, it does seem like a viable "found part" explanation. They always seemed more padded to me, but my memory of them is somewhat vague. This would be a great find.
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    Feb 9, 2003, 2:20 AM - Re: boba fett vest #12

    I'd love to see some pics of this. I do find it VERY hard to believe that the vest was painted. I've seen the ROTJ vest at MOM on 3 occasions and it sure didn't look painted to me. But I'll keep and open mind for now. BTW, do squib vests have the shoulders like Fett's vest does?
  13. Feb 9, 2003, 2:28 AM - Re: boba fett vest #13

    The ones I tend to remember looked more like tank-top shaped, or sleeveless, vests. That's just me though. I'm sure there could be any number of different variations. I think that Efxarts may be on to something here.
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    Feb 9, 2003, 7:52 AM - Re: boba fett vest #14

    After seeing the suit in NY, I would not be suprised at all to discover that the entire soft suit was painted. This is good news! Hope it pans out!
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    Feb 9, 2003, 12:59 PM - Re: boba fett vest #15

    My sister came to visit me a week ago and i discovered that she has a vest in the exact colour,size and fabric for a boba vest. She gave it to me..It fits perfect and looks kick ass Talk about luck! I only need to wear it backwards since it has a zipper in the front and add the short sleeve things. I could check which brand the vest is..
    Will post pics and the brand name soon..

    -Mikael
  16. efxarts
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    Feb 11, 2003, 4:27 AM - Re: boba fett vest #16

    I just replied to a PM and this is what I said. I work in the film industry doing effects work. I know stunt men and have seen a type of vest that is almost perfect. It is newer and made from different materials (stricter Fire Codes). Also, They told me point blank that it was an older version not in use any more. As for the color, one thing you have to remember is that it is 20+ years old. I had an opportunity to visit the Archives back in 96 for research. This was before they really got serious and started categorizing and storing properly. I saw PILES of costumes mismatched all over the place. I had to dig through several to get the full Vader suit. Boba's costume was in peaces on the floor...the dirty nasty floor. I almost cried. All the MOM's costumes were cleaned for the display. Time fades fabrics as well as the sun (Jedi) So keep these things in mind when trying to color match. I hope this helps.


    Jeff

    P.S. I answered another pm. The newer ones cost around $1600.00
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    Feb 11, 2003, 11:45 AM - Re: boba fett vest #17

    Thanks Jeff! Very cool...



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    Feb 12, 2003, 12:40 AM - Re: boba fett vest #18

    Jeff, please tell us that you were able to take some pictures while you were there that you could share with us!!!
  19. efxarts
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    Feb 12, 2003, 3:37 AM - Re: boba fett vest #19

    Sorry. We were under a nondisclosure agreement. We could not bring in cameras of any type. We were even "guided" through every step of the place. It felt like some kind of top secret government lab...


    Jeff
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    Feb 12, 2003, 10:17 AM - Re: boba fett vest #20

    What did you have to do to get into the archives. Do I hear Field Trip. By the way Jeff having Tommy Lee Jones as your avatar will make anyone see exfarts.
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    Mar 8, 2003, 8:28 AM - Re: boba fett vest #21

    I have contacted numerous online vendors of pyro and have condensed all their suggestions and replies down to these vendors. I have not contacted these vendors so they may be deadends but these were the names that came up as possible sources for squib vests.

    Tri-ess Sciences
    Phone: (800) 274-6910
    http://www.tri-esssciences.com

    AMSPEC, Inc.
    5917 Noble Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91411
    Phone: (818) 782-6165
    Fax: (818)782-7134
    E-mail:amspec@earthlink.net
    http://www.amspecinc.com

    De La Mare Engineering, Inc.
    1908 First St.
    San Fernando, CA 91340
    Phone: (818) 365-9208
    Fax: (818) 365-8775

    MP ASSOCIATES, INC.
    P.O. Box 546
    Ione, CA 95640
    Phone: (209) 274-4715
    Fax: (209) 274-4843

    RENTAL ONLY
    Chris Barbeau
    The Ring of Steel Action Theatre
    ccb@mimic.imap.itd.umich.edu or ccb@umich.edu
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    Mar 10, 2003, 8:52 PM - Re: boba fett vest #22

    I wouldn't doubt the soft parts of the suit being painted. I always think about that blasted pre pro suit that was white all over, and it wigged me out seeing white boots and gloves exactly like the current suit. I doubt they would re-fabricate these.
  23. Spanky
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    Mar 11, 2003, 9:45 AM - Re: boba fett vest #23

    Thanks BB for the info.

    I contacted all of them yesterday. I either sent email or faxed and/or called. So I basically left messages for all of them. If I get anything back I will let everyone know if there is an interest.

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