New to the forum here and new to the Boba hobby but not costuming or prop building. Thanks for having me.
Iím in Denver, Colorado, USA. I came here looking to put together two kits. The first is a bit unique and different though I know that it has been done before. Iíll talk to in more in a moment. The second is just a straight up detailed ESB Boba kit from head to toe.
My goal with the first kit is to put together a Scottish Boba Fett kit that will be used by a persona which will go by MacFett. The basic idea is an ESB Boba kit from the waist up, kilted from the waist down, with a few specific changes such as:
- The cape with be a Wallace tartan with a contrasting solid dark green stripe
- A custom British tan, aged Kilt belt under the ammo belt
- A custom made Wookie faced sporran which roars when opened. (fortunately Iím 80% done with this already)
- Kilt boots w/ olive green spats, kilt hose.
I have found several sources to purchase everything for the waist up portions of the outfit. However I have two fears:
- The painting process
- The electronics
I have found a source to purchase all of the various components over time. I have some experience building props and painting. I run a custom hand painted banner and flag business (Dirk and Arrow Creations) however I realize how different painting canvas is to painting a hard surfaced material.
How difficult is the painting process? Are there instructions, steps, or advice out there?
Are there specific shades of olive green, red, yellow, orange, etc? Where can I find these and where can I purchase them?
With the newbie posting rules what they are and being a rank armature newbie at all of this I really donít have enough knowledge to contribute anything worthwhile here that will add up to 50 posts. So Iím stuck waiting the 90 days before I can post in the Cargo forum so please forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this.
At any rate, thanks for the help and time.