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Budget Boba Build

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    Sweet brother! I thought I was moving fast, you must tell me what secret drug you are taking that allows you not to sleep at night. With your mad skills we could take over the world on Boba at a time!!!!

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    its looking really good, especially for budget

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    I've almost finished the gauntlets. I made the gauntlet rocket out of some dowels. The tip of the rocket was made by widdling the basic shape then belt sanding it smooth. I almost tore my thumb off doing this, so I wouldn't recommend this method. The fin things on the rocket are just scrap pieces of plastic cut and glued on. I tried to drill holes in the tip but abandoned it because it started looking awful. Since time is running out I decided to just paint some "holes" in it. Yea, I know that's lame, but this is just for a Halloween party and eventually man cave decor, so I'm not worried about it.

    Larger pics here







    My gauntlet has no keypad because I can't find anything to use for the keys. If I figure anything out before Friday I'll put a keypad on it.














    Paint, dowels, more red filler cost me about $20 so we are now at $260.00

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    Got an idea for the keypad. If you've got a leather punch thing, use that and the for-sale sign, scratch-make a keypad, I've thought about it for Kast. All you have to do is then make the circles ovals, unless you have an oval hole punch handy.

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    Great job! You've got some mad skillz

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    Here are my $16 fett boots.

    Boot are really hard to find right now, so I had no choice but to make them.

    I bought some flat sole No Boundaries slipons from Walmart. Then used masking tape to make a pattern based on them, then cut it out in some leftover canvas I had from making the pouches.











    I cut the pattern out in canvas and sewed the pieces together, then I used shoe goo to glue the new slip I made onto the store bought shoe.





    Then I painted them gray with flexible fabric paint.



    Lastly I added the details.




    I'll make the spikes tomorrow. The slip on shoes cost me $10 and the paint $6 so, that puts us at $276

    In retrospect, I could have just painted some Chuck Taylors and then added the black stripe down the front. They run about $40 and I wasn't willing to sacrifice mine for the project. This was a cost effective solution.

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    WOW! Great boots!

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    wow those are great really

  9. #34

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    I got the cardboard bucket nearly finished.










    The paint for the helmet, armor, and jetpack, ran me $35 plus the welding shield another $16.00 Which brings us to $327

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    Pretty much finished the helmet



    Found a local store that sold girth belts. 10 bucks. Finished the armor. No decals yet but they arrived today. I need to tighten the ammo belt and make a few more tweaks. Need to buy some better gloves.

    With the sintra for the armor, miscellaneous pieces, decals, and the girth belt I'm finished with this project and the grand total is $402.00.

    If I had to do a budget Boba again I could do it for cheaper now that I know where I made my mistakes. I could probably shave a good 50-one hundred bucks off. Since I have all the paint and materials I could probably make everything except the flight suit and ammo belt for $250-275.

    First test fit



    Now to start on a Better Boba Build which I will complete by buying high quality parts instead of making them. I've already bought a bucket from a board member. I won't do a thread on this one since it will take a year or more.

    Thanks again TDH! Couldn't have done it without you.
    Last edited by fetts.Sobriquet; Oct 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM.

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    mann dude that look great very nice work bro

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    this has turned out real nice! And there was me thinking my boba build was cheap :thumbup

    This is an awsome first Fett suit you should be very proud dude.

    Steve

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    Thanks guys. I really appreciate your support. It kept me going when I got frustrated and wanted to scrap the whole thing.

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    Amazing. It's really cool to see the entire process and the fact you did it in such a short window is such a huge accomplishment. Looks great!

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    Awesome work..in that amount of time & cash,unbeliveble!! :thumbup

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    fetts.Sobriquet said: View Post
    I got the cardboard bucket nearly finished.










    The paint for the helmet, armor, and jetpack, ran me $35 plus the welding shield another $16.00 Which brings us to $327
    Great helmet... realy....

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    this is really an amazing build. I can't believe the detail you picked up using for sale signs. Where did you find the gauntlet templates? i looked in the gallery and didnt see them.

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    wonderful! thank you

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    that helmet rocks! great work!

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    What is WOF?

  22. #47

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    WOF - That would be me. "Wizardofflight" Check out the Galleries for the template files.

    This is really looking great!

    Alan

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    ohhh thx!

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    dont forget the budget chest lights tk409 did a great thread on one for about $8

    its towards the bottom. http://www.tk409.com/fett.html

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    Re: Budget Boba Build

    Great first suit!!

    Now weather it up and enjoy all the pic requests you'll be getting on Halloween!!!

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