I decided that I should get started on Boba. I decided to make the plates out of PVC to pinch a couple (Thousand) pennies. My updated budget list will be posted below. When showing the progress of these plates to Stormtrooperguy, he said he was impressed with the shape and that it could work.
I wanted to finish one plate before continuing in order to make sure I could do it. Here are the progress pictures. I took a bunch to demonstrate that I could achieve the depth factor and the weathering with rattlecans:
My green after weathering (before blackwash):
Here is where I am so far. all pieces are in various stages of completion.
Here is my updated budget and the status of each item:
Helmet: Get one from Bob for $90 - Yet to be ordered
Jetpack: I'll probably go with MoW for $300 - Yet to be ordered
Flightsuit: Bought one off of TDH for $100. Also has a built in neckseal which saves me $25 from Arkady.- Ordered, not yet paid.
Vest: Arkady - $50 Talked to her, and can't order until August.
Boots: Meep. $150 MoW. I'm going to try to make my own, but I'm not holding my breath. - Not yet ordered.
Gauntlets: I have a set of resin ones with all doodads. I just need to replace the bottoms.
Gloves: not sure what I'm doing about these yet... $10-$90
Girthbelt: Have it, just need to keep dying it.
Ammo belt: Easy enough to do, just a little elbow grease. $30 - Yet to start.
Sidearm: $110 off of ebay, and I plan on trying to make the holster. $140 - Yet to be ordered/started.
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Armor Itself: I'll be unrolling PVC for most of it aside from Cod,knees, and back. So far, $6. Back, and knees
Paints: Budget painting for $50 So far - $12
Wookie braids: Braiding my own with weave hair - $6
Shin tools: I think they're like $50 for the original parts with mods?
EE-3: Ordered to have it made for $215. - Ordered, half paid for.