It's the anniversary year of ESB and I decided to put on the suit and see a professional photographer.
The idea was to duplicate a scene/pose from ESB as seen in the pic below. The photographer took some time to get it as close as possible, pose, lighting, ect.
Let me also thank all of the guys and gals the propmakers that made such phantastic pieces available to us, and the dented helmet for being such a great and informative place on the web. Your one stop source for all your Fett needs!
Photo: Wolf Mueller-Funke
Helmet: early 90’s copy of movie used helmet, fiberglass
Visor: dark green tinted welding shield
Rangefinder: terminal fettler
Polaroid SX-70 view finder: (found part),movie scene negative mounted behind
LED's self made circuit board, activates when stalk goes down
Aluminium Stalk: Bkbt
Borden Connector (found part)
R/C Stalk mechanism: high quality servo, and remote parts from 1/24 scale modelcar
Visible Circuit Board / Back Vents: real Casio MQ-1 (found part)
Chin cup and strap: British police riot helmet from the 80’s(found part)
Paintwork and assembly: myself
Body Armor: Chest, Backplate, Cod, Knees, Collar, vacuumformed, fettpride
Chest circuit board: shackman
Hardware to mount collar and cod: computer keys
Gauntlets: Man of war studios version (resin and vacuumformed plastic,version 2?)
Switches on right gauntlet: alco/Tyco (found part, working)
Hose on right gauntlet: Generic plastic hose with correct webbing
Darts on right gauntlet: Michell engineering turntable parts (found part)
Micro Mega Dentist files (found part)
Left Gauntlet: calculator pad, real Casio MQ-1 (working) (found part)
Aluminium Missile: Russrep
Aluminum and metal Flame Thrower (myself)
glenross screw: resin copy, will upgrade to found part, if and when I find one.
Aluminium Knee darts: DeanO
Shin Tools: Paterson Squeegee and Stirrer (found parts), Shure microphone
Paintwork and assembly: myself
Cloth part of costume: Suit, ammo belt pouches and vest, Bobamaker
Gloves: myself, made from parade gloves, dyed and sewn
Real Horsehair wookie braids: Julie
Gray Balaclava similar(but not dead on) to the one used in the movies.
Leather ammo Belt: 99cent Taco
Horsegirthbelt: unknown manufacturer, doesn’t have the sewn middle connection like most others use. Movie costume didn’t have middle connection, dyed by me
Boba's sound installed through mp3 player on continous loop and voice amplifier
Strips to connect both ends of girth: black leather, myself
Boots: CA Boots
Toe Spikes: fenixprops
Weathering and assembly: myself
Jetpack: Man of war studios version (?), (signed on during the Jeremy Bulloch project run(2?3?))
Micro Mega dentist file (found part)
Aluminium Beacon: Serenity, light, myself, high power bulb
Aluminium stabilizer: Michell engineering U.K. sweep arm (found part)
Aluminum thruster caps: fenixprops
Paint and assembly: myself
Buckle: U.S. Divers belt buckle (found part)
Jetpack harness: selfmade from steel, welded like the one used in the movies,
Webbing from divers pack
Paint: outside waterproof and scratch resistant paint, all colors used mixed from basic Ral colors myself to match up with the real deal. Flat appearance., not semigloss. Thinned to use with airbrush.
Weapons:Blastech EE-3: real 1916 Webley No1 Mark I, flaregun(found part), deactivated to comply with the law for easy storage and to carry around.
Scope: 4x20 Webley from the same manufacturer in Japan as used on the real costume.
Scope mounts: metal, welded and made by me as close to the real used ones as possible.
Leather string: real old wwII machine gun leather string, aged perfectly by itself to match, knotted like the real thing. String was as old when ESB was made and is now as old as it would be 30 years later.
Stock greeblies: am/fm u.k. connectors from the 70’s (found part)
Center Stock greeblie: modified Man of war
Real Molex connectors:
V8 piston rods: Revell (found part)
Flashtube: MPP flashtube (found part)
Barrel Laser: made from different parts, working, trigger operated
Sidearm: real Pulce 40 (found part)
Holster: Nemrod (found part)
Paint, assembly, weathering: myself and the times…