As a few of you may already know, I have embarked on a journey to recreate my favourite Fett of all – Mythos Boba Fett. I’m sure many of you are familiar with this iteration of Fett, made famous by Sideshows polystone statue. If you haven’t seen it, I invite you to indulge yourself at this link: https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collecti...tibles-200158/
As much as I would like to say I am the first to recreate this version of Fett, I am not. I believe that @Fett 4 Real (F4R) was the first that do recreate the Mythos and I must say he did an excellent job. F4R’s build thread has been a key source of information and inspiration for this upcoming build. His attention to detail and research paid dividends for him at the end of his build and I intend to emulate these qualities throughout this thread. F4R’s build thread can be found below:
Fett 4 Real does Mythos: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/f...thos+boba+fett
So the first step in any build is the research. The Mythos is not as straight forward as ESB, ROTJ or the Pre Pro series. The statue is not cannon and the costume that is presented has elements from almost all Fetts (this is part of the reason I love it so much). So before I can start purchasing specific parts and decide the paint scheme, a few things need to be confirmed. The aim is to match the statue and apply the Mythos paint scheme with traditional layering techniques. A great deal of this information has already been stated by @RafalFett in parts of F4R’s Mythos build thread, I am merely regurgitating it all in this thread with some minor inputs. This is what has been established so far.
As you can see the paint scheme is very much ROTJ with the PP1 ‘eyes’ added. For the front of the helmet you can see that weather in much heavier than both the PP1 and ROTJ. Although the weathering is heavier on the Mythos, the level and areas in which the weathering is applied varies between each statue. Personally I am not a massive fan of the weathering applied to the ROTJ helmet and I much prefer ESB and PP1 style. The nail in the coffin between the ROTJ and PP1 is the Rangefinder. As you can see the rangefinder is not ROTJ and is that of a PP1 or ESB. Noting this, I am leaning towards going screen accurate on the PP1 with the addition of the almighty dent...
Now onto the side profile of the helmets. As you can see the ears, kill stripes and back left panel are very much ROTJ. On the PP1, the right ear appears to be completely unpainted and this is a sticking point for me as I much preferred the ROTJ ears to the PP1, but I also want to stay reasonably screen accurate. This is all so hard! At the end of the day I think I’ll need to apply some artistic licence and reach a median point between all the helmets.
The cape is an obvious stand out in this section. It adopts the same principle of the PP1 being a full poncho rather than a small cape. The poncho – which is now what I will refer to is as – appears to have the base colour of the ESB cape. The cape is attached at a single point as seen in the reference photo.
I draw your attention to the significant weathering on the breast plates that is not feature in any other rendition of Fett. No other set of armour is this heavily weathered nor do they feature the ‘oxidisation’ or tarnishing of the exposed metal. Because of this I intend to liberally apply my artistic licence when in comes to this.
Wookie Braids and jetpack both appear to be ROTJ and the shoulder bells are most definitely PP1.
Finally onto the gauntlets and are they are an interesting set. They immediately scream PP1 but upon closer inspection you can notice the addition of the hose on the right hand gauntlet which is akin to PP2 and ESB. To sum up the gauntlets simply; they are ESB hardware with ROTJ colours.
The main difference that you can see in the above reference photos is the battle skirt. The side pouches that we see on all other Fetts have been removed and appear to be sewed onto the battle skirt. The battle skirt appears to be made out of the same fabric as the poncho. The ammo belt is more akin to the ROTJ than any of the others and the girth belt appears to be a bright red, ROTJ colour.
The first thing that jumps out at you is the trophy lightsabers that Fett has earned from slaughtering all those pesky ’Jedi Scum’. Man I love this Fett. There is three hanging lightsaber clips, all of variable length. The next obvious thing is the addition of the Pulce 40 which is housed in a custom leather holster. When I was consulting with @Delta13Mike on the custom ammo belt, he pointed out that this actually isn’t the Pulce 40 we know and love from ESB, but a K-11 which never appeared in any of the on screen costumes. The Mythos K-11 is an amalgamation between the standard ESB Pulce 40 and the K-11 that featured in the holiday special but more on this later. I will be covering off on the weapons in much greater detail in a following post. Between the lightsabers, rifles and pistols that this guy carries, there is just way to much to cover on the first post. Finally you can see how the adjustment for the girthbelt is different to all the other Fetts. I have a very cunning way to match this adjustment system but I won’t spoil the fun just yet.
As you can see the boots are pretty standard with the black centre strip so no surprises there. Spats are ROTJ, keeping in theme with the flight suit, wookie braids and girthbelt. The shin tools are the same, however we see the addition of what looks to be a M9/Tanto bayonet strapped to his right leg. Like I said above I'm going to refrain from going into too much detail on the Mythos weaponry.
The Mythos carries an armada of weaponry which includes a total of five weapons of various types. Out of the five, two are very familiar weapon; ROTJ EE-3 and the Pre-Production Sidearm. For the sake of brevity these two weapons will be left out of the update.
The Blaster Rifle:
The rifle is a straight forward one; it appears to be a hybrid between a clonetrooper DC-15L featured in the prequels and the DC-15LS sniper version that is seen in the “Clone Wars” series. The main points to note are the charging/cocking handle on the right hand side of the rifle and the extended rifle barrel.
The Automatic Blaster:
Anyone with military experience will immediately recognise this weapon as a M60 machine gun which was made famous in the Vietnam war. As you can see below the weapon appears to be relatively unaltered except for the end of the barrel that has received the token Star Wars spin.
The sidearm took a little longer to decipher. Originally I thought it was exactly the same as the ESB Pulce. As mentioned above @Delta13Mike corrected me on this and it is most definitely not the ESB sidearm. It is instead, what is referred to as, a Sucros K-11. The first time this side arm appeared was in the Holiday Special. The only holiday special version I can use to compare too is the 3D printed version that @toolguy301 designed. The second version is still called a K-11 but is not seen in any cinema or pre-production costumes. From record, the only time I can tell that it has appeared is in a number of early edition Sideshow Boba Fett statues.
Well then, that concludes the first of what I hope will be many post that will make up this build thread. I encourage everyone to jump in and highlight anything that I may have missed and provide any advice you have. I will need all the help I can get to finish what seems to be a monstrous task. The next post will cover what parts I have already accumulated and I will be asking for some advice on what other additional parts that you all recommend that I use in the build.