chest display

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    chest display

    hi everyone i was wondering if i really needed the chest display on boba's left
    part of his chest the red blinking numbers?

    http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/nec...eference/5.jpg

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    hansoloway's Avatar
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    Re: chest display

    Well...do we REALLY need any of this stuff? Anyway, it depends on your budget and the level of accuracy you want to achieve. I've been working on my Fett suit for about four years, gone through several versions and upgrades, and only recently this year did I break down and buy the awesome chest display made by TK409's brother. I got to the point where my costume was complete and cool, but I just wanted to get to the next level of accuracy and coolness.

    Since it is costly, I'd consider it a finishing touch, but if you're on a tight budget, I'd recommend putting your resources into more important parts first (especially a good bucket).

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    Re: chest display

    agree with Bill here. Its that final cherry you put on top once everything is done. The kids love the blinkies but be sure to pour your resources into completing everything first.

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    Re: chest display

    Its the bling man that adds the final touch. Like Bill and Jose have said, I'd focus on other things first. The little touches like the chest lights really make the suit stand out in folk's minds.

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    Re: chest display

    im thinking of riviting my armor to the vest so would i have to put the chest display before i put them on if i do that?

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    Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
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    Re: chest display

    If you're going to rivet your armor onto your vest (which I wouldn't recommend) you wouldn't be able to access the back of the chest lights to install the battery. You'd have to cut a window into the vest behind the chest plate.

    Don't rivet on the armor, either use heavy duty snaps or velcro OR you can epoxy flat-head screws onto the back of the armor, push them through small holes you cut into the vest and screw on a nut on the inside of the vest.

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    Re: chest display

    the reason wht i was saying that was cause i rivited my armor on the wronf vest before and i had to get a profetional to dril it out no there r litlle holes in every corner where the rivits were and i want to close them off too

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    Re: chest display

    Instead of spending a lot of money on some chest lights, just use that awesome tutorial on how to make your own from a bicylce light on tk409's website. That will probably do until you get the money to buy some nice ones.

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