Height question for new build

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    Height question for new build

    I have been "lurking" around TDH for several weeks now and am planning to build an ESB Boba Fett for my wife. I am concerned however about choosing the right size parts for her. She's only 5'2" and about 115lbs.

    Am I going to have trouble with her size? What armor type will best fit her?

    If you have had to build a suit at this height, please let me know what sort of challenges I may be facing, or if I should hype up a Jawa build instead!

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    Re: Height question for new build

    Height shouldn't really matter. All the 'stock' parts you can buy are set for taller people, but it's easier than you think to make the parts yourself. You can even get a smaller helmet model. I forget from whom, but a little research should reveal this to you. ^_^

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    Re: Height question for new build

    I'm hoping to avoid making the parts, although I don't mind trimming and assembling armor. I have built a sandtrooper and feel comfortable with that aspect of it.

    Can stock parts be trimmed down for size, or is this a "lost cause" for me?

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    Re: Height question for new build

    If you're going to try trimming down stock parts, I recommend buying the parts for a Jango build instead of a Boba, or even just general Mando. This way, you get smooth armor pieces, and it'll be easier to trim them down for a smaller structure. then just add your own dents in the proper places. =3

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    Re: Height question for new build

    You should really spend more time helping out your friend anyways!!

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