1. Member Since
    May 2015
    May 22, 2015, 11:34 AM - First time builder #1

    Whats up everyone?! I'm about to start my first Boba Fett build and i've been looking all over the place for a good set of armor. I found some good stuff on Etsy, but the set I really like is on Ebay. The seller goes under the name of cuc_props and he sells several different parts for the build. Has anyone heard of this guy and if so, is the quality as good as it looks online. I've included the link to his armor on Ebay below:

    Boba Fett Mandalorian Chest and Collar Armor Star Wars Costume Prop Replica | eBay

    I'd really appreciate any input that you guys have!
  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. Bounty1138's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2013
    May 22, 2015, 12:04 PM - Re: First time builder #2

    Welcome. Do lots of research here before you buy anything. As a general rule, stay away from ebay unless it's Man o War Studios (often referred to as MoW around here).
    You'll save yourself the hassle of subpar parts that you'll need/want to upgrade later.
    There are a number of reputable dealers on these boards, but the waits can be long, but the products are worth the wait if you want an accurate Fett.
  4. formerly buda741 rnbuda's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    May 22, 2015, 12:35 PM - Re: First time builder #3

    Bounty1138 is correct. Ebay, Etsy, etc are not the best in terms of building Fett. Other than MOW and MLS you're going to be buying awful recasts.

    For armor I'd suggest Fett Pride or redkraytdragon here on the boards.
  5. norgs79's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2012
    May 22, 2015, 1:20 PM - Re: First time builder #4

    I bought this armour a few years ago when the seller was trading as SWProps. The armour was ok but it doesn't last. Mine started cracking after a while and just wasn't sturdy. I should have done more research beforehand but like most newbies I jumped in with two feet.
  6. May 22, 2015, 2:11 PM - Re: First time builder #5

    Yep been there done that too. Research and patience are key to a good Fett, save yourself some heart ache and cash, spend the next couple of months on the forum learn as much as you can and then jump ahead knowing you are fully informed.
    you may spend a little more, but It will be well worth it, plus there are budget Fett's you can buy (which are still quality),or even build you own from all the great Templates and tutorials here.
    I can never say it enough "research is your friend."

    ...And welcome aboard
  7. Member Since
    May 2015
    May 22, 2015, 6:04 PM - Re: First time builder #6

    Thanks all, I really appreciate all the tips!
  8. MasterEdi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2015
    May 23, 2015, 8:31 AM - Re: First time builder #7

    I appreciate all the wisdom shared on these boards. ... I've been listening (reading) to they're wise words, and although I have lurked on here for a long time, I'm only now starting to order parts for my Fett. Patience is a key, and listening to experience. Hope your build goes well, look forward to seeing pics!
  9. 1 Week Ago - Aug 18, 2015, 7:42 AM - Re: First time builder #8

    CUC_Props has ripped me off for a lot of money, when he said he combined shipping I asked how he wanted to go about it and he had me pay him outside of eBay. I bought all the soft parts from him, he got all my measurements and strung me along for a while. But not counting "build time" I have now been waiting for the items that were "shipped" for 10 weeks when ship time was 3-5. I lost contact with him 3 weeks ago, and he hasn't been active on his eBay, so there is nothing I can do. Beware CUC_Props.

Similar Threads

  1. First time bucket builder
    By IndyFettFan in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 26, 2014, 3:30 PM
  2. Long time viewer, first time poster
    By Flecktarn92 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Dec 26, 2013, 11:31 AM
  3. Quick help for first time costume builder
    By patriotfan11 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 PM
  4. Long time lurker, first time poster
    By intwenothor in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Mar 12, 2012, 11:14 AM
  5. new to the site, first time costume builder
    By suspect86 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 16, 2010, 3:06 AM