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    Sep 13, 2015, 12:09 PM - Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #1

    So here is an accumulation of years worth of work. Starting nearly 6 years ago with a quicky hasbro mod and trash can armor, I caught the bug and have been continually upgrading from there. Most recently I have redone all armor with RDK's great medium set from an old Ebay fiber glass set I got. Please feel free to comment or make suggestions, Im not completely done, stil some tweeks here and there, I just wanted to get some outside opinions to avoid my own tunnel vision on the project.

    The beginning:

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    Previously 501st approved fiber glass armor:

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    And the latest upgrade with RKD armor:

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    Sep 13, 2015, 12:13 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #2

    Some of the other improvements I made were to the helmet so it sits a little higher so it doesnt look like its sitting on the collar piece and Ive redyed the jumpsuit a shade or two darker.
    Do the ammo pouches look too big/ tall? personally thats the one place that draws my eye that Im not 100% satisfied with.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 12:42 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #3

    It's good. I feel the helmet sits too high. There's a lot of neck showing.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 1:36 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #4

    Most impressive , I feel the helm sits a little high as well.

    As for the belt, I agree with your judgment now that you mentioned it but I think it looks fine
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    Sep 13, 2015, 2:59 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #5

    Thanks, I raised the helm a bit because I'm a little on the short side, it helps add to the height, but I could definitely push it down a bit more, it would give me a better field if view. I'm contemplating taking my pouches apart and slimming them down a bit.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 3:04 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #6

    More than dyeing your flight suit, I think it could use more weathering. I can see some of the weathering on the suit but I a bit more would look better. Also hit the knee straps and Boba thong with a bit more weathering.
  8. Sep 13, 2015, 3:05 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #7

    6 years is a long time man, well done to you. Got there in the end looks great I like the jetpack look sharp man
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    Sep 13, 2015, 4:39 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #8

    Its as I feared, my current pouches are much too big, the green block shown are batmninja's dimensions. Man oh man where did I ever get the dimensions for these pouches in the first place? Ive had them for years. Guess its back to the workshop, hopefully I can salvage some of the old pouches.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 5:26 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #9

    I thought the belt looked big but it is always hard to know if the camera is giving a bit of a fish eye view.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 5:52 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #10

    Yeah dirty that bad boy up, and the ammo pouches looks to be 14 on you, CRL is 10-14, ive found the full 14 gives a really wide looking waist (and the proportion looks odd), Im running the 10 seems less busy and allows all the other kit to sit better together.. have a looksee at both.. hope it helps
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    Sep 13, 2015, 6:00 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #11

    Thanks on all the insight so far! I'm not sure what CLR is lol but I might cut back to ten pouches as well, rocking 12 right now. Currently brainstorming the least painful way to rebuild my pouches, I might keep with the foam blocks but durability could be an issue. We'll see how the first one turns out.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 6:04 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #12

    Never mind, CLR meaning the reference list, I feel dumb.
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    Sep 13, 2015, 7:14 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #13

    Costume Reference Library or
    Costume Reference List.........depending on your pleasure.

    The ROTJ SE CRL is still a work in progress but here is the link to the work.

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    Sep 13, 2015, 10:11 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #14

    So here's the re-worked ammo pouch via batninjas dimensions. I was able to salvage the outer flap to the older pouch and luckily was able to find my pleather I used the first time. I had them nearly 150% larger! Here's hoping the other 9 turn out this well. That should help with the awkward mid section. Also on the weathering, Im tracking that as well, a lot of my weathering got washed out when I re-dyed, so thats on the to-do list as well. Thanks for the reference link Mullreel, I dont think that CRL (see Im learning) was available when I first started years ago, and Hunter, your 10 pouches look clean and tight, think Ill stick with 10 as well. Thanks again guys, keep the ideas coming.

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    Sep 14, 2015, 11:22 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #15

    So I was able to deconstruct the old pouches and salvage the outer strap (the hardest part of this particular build I think). I was able to trim down the cardboard inner shells I used the first time around and re-skin them, re-wrap with the strap and viola! New, better sized (thanks Batninja) pouches. Went with the suggested ten pouches, did a quick fit in the mirror and I am optimistically satisfied with the outcome. Will have to do a waist down test fit for comparison.

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    Sep 20, 2015, 4:10 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #16

    Made a couple of adjustments, redid the ammo pouches, constructed a new jetpack harness, moved the helmet down a tad. I must say I am much happier with the look. Still little heres and theres, there always is. Going to add a little more weathering to the flight suit and small details on some other parts. Thanks for all the input from everyone. Keep it coming!

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    Sep 21, 2015, 5:19 AM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #17

    Awesome upgrades, however I would trim the RKD armor some more, it looks slightly too thick. Fettpride's casts always seem to guide for a more accurate and thinner trim job, so saying that I'd recommend taking about 1/8" off all together. What helmet kit is that?
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    Sep 21, 2015, 7:40 AM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #18

    The helmet is a mystery kit I found on eBay a few years ago. Definitely not one of the higher grade kits but I was able to make something decent from it. I think the final consensus was it was a recast of one of the other helmet kits out there.
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    Sep 24, 2015, 12:51 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #19

    Ordered a new chest light set from fettronics, should be here tomorrow! Can't wait! Pics soon.
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    Sep 25, 2015, 9:16 AM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #20

    wow what a difference it makes with the ammo pouches....its the 1 thing that caught my eye at first, now just looks totally natural....great job.
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    Sep 25, 2015, 7:47 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #21

    Thanks paucarmelbea, I am so much more satisfied with the fit now, they were way too big.
    Here's the current progress of other stuff:
    Got my Fettronics! Amazing how much some lights really brings the suit to life.
    Started to add some "dirt and grime" back to the flight suit, I didnt realize how much washed out or was covered when I re-dyed.
    Re-working my blaster as well.
    Also moved the knee armor up about 1", should keep them from getting caught up in the shin tools.

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    Sep 25, 2015, 8:54 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #22

    Ammo belt looks way better. Nice work!
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    Sep 25, 2015, 10:00 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #23

    The upgrades are looking good man, well done.
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    Sep 26, 2015, 9:24 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #24

    Got the blaster finished up. Other than the always ongoing tweeks and upgrades, I do think Im about done for now. Pending any other suggestions or comments, the build will be adjourned. Ill post up some more full dress as Halloween activities commence!

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    Sep 27, 2015, 9:00 PM - Re: Full Dress Out, Comments and Suggestions welcome #25

    Well like I said up above I think my current upgrades have improved my overall Fett tremendously. Thanks all for the outside eyes and suggestions. I think I adjusted everything that was pointed out. Except one, I hear you GCNgamer, but I think I'll leave the armor thickness as is for now at least. It helps hide the fettronics light board and I like the added depth it adds overall, so I'm keeping it for now. I tend to take care of a set of upgrades at a time. Next time around I'll probably hit up aluminum pieces, toe spikes and jetpack pieces. So unless anyone has any other obvious suggestions or comments I think I'll be signing off of my build for now. I'll still be checking in, and I'll post pics when events arise that give me reason to suit up. Thanks again everyone, great group to be a part of. I'll be back!.

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