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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 2:32 AM - ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #1

    I guess the story's been told many times: lurking for a long time in here; decided to take the plunge; and here we are, at my first post and my first step to being my childhood idol.

    My approach to this is to get the best quality parts in kit form, and paint them myself. This means helmet, armour, gauntlets, jetpack.

    The others will be bought as is, or weathered if they offer the service. I will update this first post periodically to update all (especially other newbies like myself) on the progress and availability of parts. And also seek answers to questions that I will undoubtedly encounter during this journey. So please feel free to chime in, especially when anyone feels I have taken a step in the wrong direction. Here goes:

    Helmet

    Have ordered one from Animefan, awaiting delivery. I have ordered the budget helmet, not the premium Fettpride one. Truth is, didn't really see the premium one till after I ordered the budget one. Anyway, I have sent him another message asking if it can be changed to the premium one (fingers crossed).

    Am intending to to get the light and servo kits from Jc27. Have PMed him on this, awaiting his reply.

    Update: Getting my helmet from FP (FPH2 ESB).


    Armour

    This is quite a headache for me. After reading through several threads, it seems that the decision is between bobamaker and RKD. I have PMed and emailed to BM, but have not gotten any reply since. Seems from several threads that BM is really busy with lots of commissions. My question is actually related to sizing. Seems that RKD has 2 sizes, and I am more inclined to his V3 (medium). I am 5' 7" (1.7m). Does anyone know if BM has different sizes? Also, it seems that BM is fibreglass while RKD is ABS. What are the considerations between the 2? Is it true that GRP will have a more durable finish as compared to ABS? I'm worried about ABS "bending" by accident and cracking the paint?

    What is a good chest light kit to get? I was looking up Tk409 and Shackman (as hinted on BM's website), but it seems these runs are not happening anymore? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Update: Getting my chest light from Fettronics (bought a Boushh light too).
    Update: Getting my armour from FP.

    Gauntlets

    Same issue as above. Not getting response from BM. Anyone has views on quality differences between BM and RKD?

    Update: Gauntlets from FP too.


    Belt

    For this, I went straight for Delta13mike's ESB belt. Looks amazing, and is functional. Have PMed him, awaiting reply.

    Girth belt, Cape and Braid

    PMed woodman for this. awaiting reply too. I wonder how different is the synthetic hair vs horsehair?

    Update: Bought all 3, including horsehair braid from woodman.


    Jetpack and stuff

    Boiled down to mirsylus (NME props). Sent PM too, awaiting reply. Have also contacted Bigdane for the harness, and have also ordered a set of Rings, Clips and Hooks from Full Metal Fett. Have also sent a PM to Dakota for all the metal greeblies that he offers for the ESB Fett.

    Do I need the Diver's buckle and X shaped triglides? What are they for?

    Update: Ordered my hooks, clips, rings and buckle from Full Metal Fett.
    Update: Jetpack coming from MOW.

    Flight suit and pouches

    Gonna take my measurements and go look for loanstar.

    Update: Awaiting reply from loanstar.

    Flak Vest and Gloves

    I have no clue where to go for this. Help is much appreciated.

    ​Update: Have contacted Arkady for the vest. Hope there are still runs.
    Update: Contacted Mike for the gloves.

    Neck brace

    Forgive my ignorance, but does this come with the vest?

    Update: Getting from Arkady

    Boots

    I guess MOW is the way to go. But they seem to be out of stock.

    Update: In contact with MOW. Probably get it in next shipment.


    EE3 blaster and sidearm and holster


    Again, clueless as to who to go for these. Advice appreciated.

    Update: Placed an order with Stormrider through Animefan.

    Shin tools


    Not sure where to get these from. Saw some on eBay, evolution prop store looks good. Are they reliable?

    Update: Found a great tutorial on the Shin tools: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/s...d-parts-52156/

    Update: Bought the items off Adorama!
    (Thanks Syllander)



    Ok, not sure what else I missed. Please feel free to point out, and comment on whether I am in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance!
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 3:52 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #2

    Hey m8
    I wish all the Best with your build. I couldent help Notice that you refer to that you have contacted me. Regarding harness kit. I cant finde the Message from you. But just tru agein and i will hook you up


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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 4:43 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #3

    Quote Bigdane said: View Post
    Hey m8
    I wish all the Best with your build. I couldent help Notice that you refer to that you have contacted me. Regarding harness kit. I cant finde the Message from you. But just tru agein and i will hook you up


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    Bigdane, you must be swamped with so many orders it's confusing you!

    I'm waiting to be slotted into run 4 if someone doesn't make payment. You've got mail again.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 5:49 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #4

    Quote merkava74 said: View Post
    Bigdane, you must be swamped with so many orders it's confusing you!

    I'm waiting to be slotted into run 4 if someone doesn't make payment. You've got mail again.
    Haha.... Got it


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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 5:57 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #5

    Fettronics for the chest display. BM armor is abs not fiberglass. Arkady for the flak vest. There are a couple options for gloves.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 6:29 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #6

    RKD'S abs armor is very sturdy and won't flex unless you want it too. I actually heated it up and reshaped a painted piece and the paint didn't crack or anything. I would not worry about that. As for the shin tools, stay far away from ebay. Three of the tools can be made from the real Paterson tools, which are still available. I got mine through Adorama. The fourth shin tool is some kind of metal pipe and most members make something.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 8:54 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #7

    Hmm... according to BM's website: "This armour is made from fibreglass with a gelcoat exterior..."

    Have PMed Fettronics. Not very sure he is still doing a run based on his last few posts... fingers crossed.

    Same with Arkady... didn't manage to find a thread (no pun intended) for the flak vest run, but have PMed him.

    Which producers would you recommend for the gloves?

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Fettronics for the chest display. BM armor is abs not fiberglass. Arkady for the flak vest. There are a couple options for gloves.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #8

    Matty Matt, your build is one of my inspirations at starting my own!

    Good to hear about RKD's armour. Since BM is not responding, I shall try RKD. Thanks!

    As I am not from the States, I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the term "Paterson tools", which is why I am trying to see if there are ready casted ones. Shall do more research here.

    Quote Matty Matt said: View Post
    RKD'S abs armor is very sturdy and won't flex unless you want it too. I actually heated it up and reshaped a painted piece and the paint didn't crack or anything. I would not worry about that. As for the shin tools, stay far away from ebay. Three of the tools can be made from the real Paterson tools, which are still available. I got mine through Adorama. The fourth shin tool is some kind of metal pipe and most members make something.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 9:10 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #9

    I believe the Paterson tools are easier to find in the UK. There are a few tutorials on how to make them into three of the four tools. I believe they will be lighter than cast tools, and the quality will be notably higher as well.
    BM has not updated parts of his site, and is all ABS now, as it's just a better and more accurate product.
    You should also contact Fettpride ( Fettpride@Fettpride.com ) for armor or gauntlet/ helmet information. Anything this nice has a wait time, but you get what you pay for. at your height, you shouldn't need armor that's sized up or down from typical screen sized goods.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 9:47 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #10

    Thanks, Syllander!

    I have indeed found the tutorial (updated my first post with the link) and bought the squeegee and chemical stirrer from Adorama!

    Noted on FP. Will try to contact him. Honestly, between BM, RKD and FP, I think their quality is all good (from what I read), so the first to respond gets my business!

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    I believe the Paterson tools are easier to find in the UK. There are a few tutorials on how to make them into three of the four tools. I believe they will be lighter than cast tools, and the quality will be notably higher as well.
    BM has not updated parts of his site, and is all ABS now, as it's just a better and more accurate product.
    You should also contact Fettpride ( Fettpride@Fettpride.com ) for armor or gauntlet/ helmet information. Anything this nice has a wait time, but you get what you pay for. at your height, you shouldn't need armor that's sized up or down from typical screen sized goods.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 7:44 PM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #11

    Have updated my first post with sources of where I am going to get my parts from. Hopefully this will help other newbies like myself a good starting point to find parts.
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    3 Days Ago - May 3, 2015, 11:03 PM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #12

    Here's a Fett ESB Bill of Materials I was trying to collect. It is just a list I started but I'm still trying to finish up my suit and will update this as I go:

    ​Prop ​ TypeProp (maker)
    bootshttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Bo...-/201154557165 (MoW)
    http://www.bobamaker.co.uk/Toe_Spikes.html
    Toe plates, white platic for ESB MoW 2014 Boots https://www.shapeways.com/product/Z246N4MTQ
    girth belthttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Bo...-/261556075688 (MoW)
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/w...ing-run-43313/ (woodman)
    gloveshttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Bo...-/201150730034 (MoW)
    flight suitweathered and dyed flight suit http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/o...uit-run-23461/ (Loanstar)
    2 x pouches (Loanstar)
    ESB Fett cape (Loanstar)
    shipping
    paypal fees
    flak jacketLoanstar Vest + Neck Seal
    http://www.bobamaker.co.uk/Flak_Jacket.html (bobamaker) + weathered
    armorBackplate (redkraytdragon)
    Shoulder Bells (Pair) (redkraytdragon)
    Collar Plate (redkraytdragon)
    Chest Set (redkraytdragon)
    Cod plate (redkraytdragon)
    Kidney/Butt plate (redkraytdragon)
    Gauntlets (clamshells .060) (redkraytdragon)
    Full greeblie kit for gaunts - no Flamethrower kit (redkraytdragon)
    Knee kits V3 (unassembled) (redkraytdragon)
    shipping & pp fees
    Paint - "Armor" includes: Collar, Chest plates/center diamond, AB plate, backplate, shoulders, knees, kidney/butt plate and decals
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/f...ailable-48024/ (Darth Voorhees)
    Paint - gauntlets (Darth Voorhees)
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/16542...l?materialId=5
    collar studs -- made by me w/keyboard keys and silver paint
    jetpackhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Bo...-/261560763475 + shipping (MoW)
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/fett-jet-pack-46907/ (NME props) + paint -- no longer available or too long for me to wait
    jetpack paint up (Darth Voorhees)
    JP, harness, 2xD rings, stabilizer and greeblies, rocket, 2 thrusters -- http://bobamaker.co.uk/Jetpack.html (unpainted)
    + shipping USA
    http://www.rspropmasters.com/product...6-jetpack-kit/
    FettDad JetPack harness (thd Cargohold)
    Web belt and Diver's buckle (thd Cargohold)
    jetpack rings/clips (fullmetalfett)
    Rattlecans, Acrylics, Testors Matte Finish, painting prep, sandpaper and finish
    Rustoleum Spruce Green Satin - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B2P1S2
    Satin black - http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-249.../dp/B002BWOS8K
    Black Primer - http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-51316-6.../dp/B00B36CLV6
    Dark red color - http://www.amazon.com/Testor-Corp-Sp.../dp/B002LTW67I
    Yellow / Mango Orange - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GJDWJW http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BWOSBC
    Silver damage (aluminum or silver) or Silver Base Coat *need help here * http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-727.../dp/B0019K1YD2
    Matte Finish - Testors http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009FF6DN4
    wookie braidshttp://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/w...op-me-pm-34910 (woodman)
    ammo belthttp://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/d...r-works-50236/ (Delta13)
    http://www.bobamaker.co.uk/Ammo_Belt.html (bobamaker) + ESB + weathered + USA shipping
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/b...uous-run-35232
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/esb-ammo-belt-49469/ (low budget version)
    helmet fanhttp://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/f...fan-kit-46787/
    chest light kithttp://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/f...mer-run-50214/ or http://www.fettronics.com
    + shipping
    shin toolsPaterson Photographic Print Squeegee - Adorama.com
    Paterson Photographic Chemical Stirrer
    JP adjustment tool (white) https://www.shapeways.com/product/YM...410247&li=cart
    Anti security tool (ESB) (white) https://www.shapeways.com/product/49...232817&li=cart
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/f...n-tools-50262/ (Darth Voorhees)
    weaponsMLS Resin Pulce 40 Sidearm
    + Rattlecans, Sandpaper, Fixative & Sealer for Sidearm
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mares-Sten-P...item33890c43c4
    http://shop.jblspearguns.com/the-mini/
    ESB EE-3 (Woodchuck prototype tbd)
    sidearm holsterUsed holster (thd Cargohold)
    fettpride@fparmor.com
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/i...-iconic-50462/ Sidearm and holster nemrod molded (no answer to PM, likely not producing any more)
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    2 Days Ago - May 4, 2015, 2:57 AM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #13

    Nice list, tterrell! I am also moving along getting parts and waiting for replies.

    In the meantime, I am reading up on all the build threads, paint templates and attachment tips / tricks.

    Related to that, I cannot for the life of me seem to find any template on how to paint the 2 ESB gauntlets, complete with the scratches. Any leads, anyone?
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    1 Day Ago - May 5, 2015, 5:19 PM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #14

    Nice list and good idea. I have to do the same to track all the stuff Im getting and need.
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    1 Day Ago - May 5, 2015, 5:46 PM - Re: ESB Boba Build / Buy / Paint #15

    Currently just have to eyeball the gauntlet paint.....
    theres enough images in the gallery to pretty well hit the mark.

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