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    Jan 5, 2012, 3:07 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Left gauntlet detail, new knee darts & shin tool #76

    I thought Darkside's were Jango parts... could be wrong though.
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    Jan 5, 2012, 3:16 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Left gauntlet detail, new knee darts & shin tool #77

    Well even if they are Jango's, all the dimensions are spot on to what was on the Fett costume at MoM; Diameters and lengths of each section.

    Maybe he makes both?

    When I say the plates are too narrow I'm only talking around 3/32. But it means I'll need to either cut part of my darts off or get them machined down a little to compensate. I can't cut out large holes in the knee armor for the darts like should be done, as it will tear into the side.
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    Jan 5, 2012, 3:53 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #78

    I notice the exact same thing on my bobamaker knees. It's a tight fit!
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    Jan 5, 2012, 7:08 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #79

    That new armor sure does look great
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    Jan 5, 2012, 7:12 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #80

    Thanks in no small part to YOU!
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    Jan 5, 2012, 7:13 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #81

    Unfortunately, on these it's a no-fit! I had to angle the darts outwards so that they didn't overlap the outer edge.

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    I notice the exact same thing on my bobamaker knees. It's a tight fit!
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    Jan 5, 2012, 7:45 PM - #82

    Looks GREAT Marcus! Glad the armor made it to ya safely.
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    Jan 5, 2012, 8:37 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #83

    Absolutely made it 100% perfect due to your rigorous packacking.

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    Looks GREAT Marcus! Glad the armor made it to ya safely.
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    Feb 23, 2012, 8:57 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. New armor. #84

    I was finally able to rip out the old inaccurate Radioshack toggle switches and install the proper pushbuttons!





    Some more shots of the original vintage dental files and darts:


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    Feb 24, 2012, 10:48 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #85

    I didn't realize the tips of the pushswitches were black.

    I have these I need to install in my guants. Thanks for posting!
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    Feb 24, 2012, 1:06 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #86

    I wasn't sure. They look black in some ESB photos. Pre-prod seems to be red and black.

    Quote clonecollector said: View Post
    I didn't realize the tips of the pushswitches were black.

    I have these I need to install in my guants. Thanks for posting!
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    Feb 24, 2012, 1:25 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #87

    Kurty, for the DS knee darts, you have to drill holes on the knees to fit the darts IN them and not ON them, just like the original costume is. If you glue them on the knees, they won't fit correctly and will be too long.

    Look at these pics of the DS sale thread:

    http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg
    http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/44...600x600Q85.jpg

    And this one from the exhibition:

    Boba Fett Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery
    Last edited by KaanE; Feb 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM.
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    Feb 24, 2012, 2:09 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #88

    I know that, man

    I'm saying the darts are too wide for the plates, or rather the plates are too narrow for the darts. I am positive the darts are spot on in diameter as I said previously.

    If I was to drill a hole for the dart, the hole would be wider than the plate so it cannot be done.
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    Feb 25, 2012, 6:56 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #89

    You never cease to amaze with the attention to detail hope to be on this level someday or at least close...Id even settle for resin copies
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    Feb 25, 2012, 7:19 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #90

    ****! that's an amazing setup!
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    Feb 25, 2012, 10:58 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #91

    Wow this suit makes my jaw drop. Im at 1700'ish dollars toward my suit and its nowhere near this detailed. Awesome work!
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    Apr 6, 2012, 1:07 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #92

    Don't forget I've been working on this on and off since 2004!

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    Wow this suit makes my jaw drop. Im at 1700'ish dollars toward my suit and its nowhere near this detailed. Awesome work!
    I have a big update coming soon. After this the flak vest and a couple of detail parts are about all that's left to upgrade.

    Also getting a custom RF circuit made that flashes at the correct rate.
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    Apr 9, 2012, 11:24 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #93

    Amazing thread....you are my inspiration!
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    Apr 19, 2012, 3:54 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #94

    I just noticed you have the shoulders on the wrong sides.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 4:00 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #95

    Haha! Can't believe I still have them the wrong way round. Someone pointed this out to me over a year ago as well!
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    Apr 20, 2012, 3:30 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #96

    Marcus, you probably fitted the knee darts now, but you work in from the outer edge. The drill holes will start to bite in the side wall, but thats fine, the dart fills te whole, if you follow. I personally dont use the resin inserts, just hot glue them suckers in place.

    Email inbound buddy too.
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    Apr 21, 2012, 2:37 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #97

    Hi Marcus,
    on pictures the shoulder bells are on the wrong side.
    But you have a great Fett.
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    Apr 21, 2012, 11:17 AM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #98

    The darts are still too wide for the plate though. And it's not the darts at fault!

    Quote Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Marcus, you probably fitted the knee darts now, but you work in from the outer edge. The drill holes will start to bite in the side wall, but thats fine, the dart fills te whole, if you follow. I personally dont use the resin inserts, just hot glue them suckers in place.

    Email inbound buddy too.
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    Apr 21, 2012, 2:37 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #99

    Email in bound buddy.
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    Nov 20, 2012, 6:36 PM - Re: ESB Boba Fett costume upgrades. Right gauntlet pushbuttons! #100

    What? Another upgrade you say? Yes! Finally, after all these years I have completed my all original parts shin tools. I know the Shure microphone is not correct but will do until identified (and thank you VolkerC for the idea).







    I still have a Dark Side beacon to install and I'm (still) trying to get a more accurate pair of thrusters from Rob at RS but he has gone AWOL!

    And my ESB helmet is now fully finished inside and out. LEDs in the range finder flash at the correct rate as seen in the Albino Fett video and are powered by the AA batteries (Duracell of course!) in the vintage battery holder in the back of the helmet. They are activated by the blue switch and the microswitch in the ear.
    Still need to upgrade that vest, don't know what happened to Clothears...
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