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ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Latest upgrade: Remodeling the mannequin

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    ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Latest upgrade: Remodeling the mannequin

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    I've recently done some upgrades to my old ESB suit, with a few more on the way. It is currently missing a range finder and stalk but those will be added soon.

    Recently upgraded were the jumpsuit, neckseal, jetpack beacon, short right knee dart and the blaster (which can be seen in THIS thread). I also have a set of jetpack underside greeblies still to install and paint the Pulce sidearm). I also plan on upgrading the flak vest at some point.

    The Bradley Fett jetpack is attached to one of those incredible Dragon-Fett harness rigs. I love that thing.





    Found parts include the cheek detail:


    MQ1 board:


    Buckle:


    Right shin tools and short dart (short dart not visible):


    Anti security blade is 75% found parts:


    MQ1 keypad:


    The holster is also real although not really visible in these photos.
    Last edited by kurtyboy; Jan 1, 2014 at 8:47 AM.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    That is a really good looking suit, the flight suit fits you really well and ur the right body shape to be Bobba fett (there's nothing worse than seeing someone dressed as Bob who would be better off as a Gamorian Guard). well done. Is that a genuine key pad?

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Mannequins do have a great shape don't they? LOL

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Hey, I've got a great shape too, just a bit too muscular to get into THAT suit! LOL!

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    Looks great. Who made the flightsuit? Don't forget to paint your diver's buckle.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    You learn something new every day! What color should the buckle be?

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    unfortunately the references on the color are not clear. This is the only ESB shot I know of showing the buckle.



    if you can figure out the color there, God bless you, sir. I think it looks like a blue gray in that shot, comparing it to the color of the ab plate.

    On pp2 it looks more gray-green, like the ROTJ exihibits. Either way, they definitely painted it something, IMO.

    Last edited by Lufo1138; Jan 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Your vest looks thin and stretchy around the ribcage... more so than most of the ones I've seen on here. This isn't a criticism, in fact it looks like mine. I made mine from a t-shirt because of the cost, difficulty and the fact that the jumpsuit is hot enough without adding a padded flak vest (I did sew in pockets to hold a coathanger frame that supports the armor to keep if from sagging). I personally don't think I'll run into anyone who knows the difference while wearing it, and I'm more likely to put it on if it's comfortable... maybe I should find a comfort/screen accuracy thread to discuss this in.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    I dont think its painted but worn...BBFs replica buckle looks very similar in color, not shiny like some ive seen

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    I dont think its painted but worn...BBFs replica buckle looks very similar in color, not shiny like some ive seen
    I have two originals that are as worn as can be and they still reflect a lot of light. You can see in the ESB image where there is no paint running down the left edge... it is a stark contrast to the rest of the buckle which is a deep gray color. Also, the ROTJ was painted for certain, as the gallery pictures from the exhibits clearly show.

    ROTJ buckle from the MoM exhibit, painted buckle but with no paint near the edge of the straight side:

    Last edited by Lufo1138; Jan 19, 2011 at 10:53 AM.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Well I just learned something theres green almost like the dome of the helmet

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Thanks for the info and pictures of the buckle, I had honestly never noticed that before even though I have seen all the MoM pictures.

    About the vest, it isn't actually stretched as it's made from tackle twill and pretty tough, it's just pulled tight because I had it made for average size 38" chest (i.e. similar to slender Jeremy Bullock in the late 80's) but the mannequin I ended up with is a bit wider. One of these days I'll replace it and the vest with a more accurately patterned one. And the armor will probably get upgraded eventually as well but that's it

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    It is a genuine MQ1 keypad on the gauntlet and genuine circuit board in back of the helmet.

    webba fett said: View Post
    That is a really good looking suit, the flight suit fits you really well and ur the right body shape to be Bobba fett (there's nothing worse than seeing someone dressed as Bob who would be better off as a Gamorian Guard). well done. Is that a genuine key pad?

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Some more minor upgrades.

    Woodman balaclava (also a set of his braids coming soon...)


    Sidearm in the real Nemrod holster.


    Some pictures of parts I didn't show previously...




    The stabilizer 'found part'.


    And I took a dremel to my MSH1 to accept the hollow rangefinder and microswitch. I've started the hunt for the rangefinder circuit board parts.
    Last edited by kurtyboy; Jul 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    webba fett said: View Post
    there's nothing worse than seeing someone dressed as Bob who would be better off as a Gamorian Guard
    ...oh my... better get to Jenny Craig...

    Nice upgrades Kurty!

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    The new pics are great, Marcus. Your suit is really coming along.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Another upgrade, still very much a work in progress. Only a few of the components are spot on, but I've been assured by the various sellers that they will perform the same task,


    Also busy installing my Terminal Fettler range finder to the hollow stalk as accurately as possible. Quite proud of how it's looking. More to follow...

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Looks like your having fun

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    More upgrades!

    Resin castings of some fairly accurate looking computer/calculator/adding machine/'insert your suggestion here' keys!


    Real reamer files in the jetpack and gauntlet.




    Real SX-70 lens and the most excellent hollow RF topper from Terminal Fettler. I also added the brass screws which I filed down like they are on the original.


    Fantastic Wookie braids from Woodman.




    More to come soon!...

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Is a dental file on the screen used ESB? Not saying your wrong, just never seen that put there before. I love finding new details to add into my kit and that would be a cool one if it's verified.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery

    gymbeau2000 said: View Post
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Is a dental file on the screen used ESB? Not saying your wrong, just never seen that put there before. I love finding new details to add into my kit and that would be a cool one if it's verified.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Awesome, thanks! I have a new project for the week now.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Kurtyboy,

    It's coming along very nicely! If I may point out one small thing (sorry to nit-pick)... Your shoulder bells are on backwards.

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    LMAO

    while working on my ESB jetpack this weekend I learned there are holes in the top part of the missile check out the pics in the gallery to see what I mean

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    Re: My ESB Boba Fett costume in progress of upgrade. Many 'found' parts.

    Doh! I'll need to sort those shoulder bells. **** things don't fit properly anyway. The mannequin's shoulders are just too big. And I'll check out the holes in the missile as well.

    More upgrades though! Finally got a helmet with one of the correct chin cups today so I modified the straps to make them more accurate. I will re-do them properly once I get some more bits and pieces in.








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