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    Dec 5, 2015, 5:00 PM - Its a trap! #1

    No it's really not its just another WIP thread. I have purchased a helmet and a trash can so that I may begin my build. This is going to be done on a budget and hopefully 501st quality. I just finished reading though the 10 year old 18 page trashcan armor thread and I am both inspired and blown away! I know the Sinatra is not that much more expensive, but getting the correct curves and angles on every peace of armor is a battle I do not feel like fighting. I have a trash can already so if this proves difficult than perhaps I will shift my idea. When it comes to the soft parts I plan to make them all myself as well. There are some great tutorials on here and every person I have come across is welcoming and helpful!

    So far I have made a Commander Cody, a Jawa, a Tusken Raider, A'Sharad Hett, and Kylo Ren (in progress). I've made sabers blasters and gaffi's I am no stranger to the game we all play however, I built all those things to prepare me and get me ready to put together my dream costume, Boba Fett. I am leaning hard toward ROTJ, but still considering the ESB. My biggest delema is that I love the ROTJ blaster, and I hate the ESB blaster. I would prefer to do the ESB Boba with the ROTJ blaster, but I digress. This will most likely be a slow steady process but hopefully it comes out well. Any input or advise it always welcome!!! I will update this thread as soon as I officially get started.
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    Dec 27, 2015, 3:47 AM - Re: Its a trap! #2

    Made some progress on the helmet tonight!
















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    Dec 27, 2015, 5:28 AM - Re: Its a trap! #3

    hey brooks! where'd you get the helmet from?
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    Dec 27, 2015, 1:32 PM - Re: Its a trap! #4

    Looks like recast.
    Poor quality.

    A lot of air bubbles. Need to remove them with putty.
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    Dec 27, 2015, 2:15 PM - Re: Its a trap! #5

    @Mike M. I don't know where the helmet came from it was a Christmas gift from my dad, he said he bought it off eBay.

    So yes @Uhbif anything off eBay is likely a re-cast and I usually would never support that but being that it was a gift of making the best of it. Hopefully it turns out okay.


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    Dec 27, 2015, 8:59 PM - Re: Its a trap! #6

    Are you doing a custom with it?
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    Dec 27, 2015, 9:00 PM - Re: Its a trap! #7

    No I'm going to try and do a ROTJ bucket out of it.


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    Dec 29, 2015, 1:09 AM - Re: Its a trap! #8

    wow, this is amazing and inspiring...
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    Dec 30, 2015, 7:28 PM - Re: Its a trap! #9

    Looking good so far! keep it up and tell us how it works out.
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    Dec 30, 2015, 8:59 PM - Re: Its a trap! #10

    Thanks for all the support guys!
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    Dec 30, 2015, 9:28 PM - Re: Its a trap! #11

    Any updated pics?
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 7, 2016, 11:30 PM - Re: Its a trap! #12

    Still working it's a slow wip. I want to hone my airbrush skills a little more before I go after the helmet. But I did get my boots and weather them!

    And I came up with a pretty good idea for metal toe spikes cheap and easy. It costs 1 aluminum rod, your wife's best eyeliner sharpener, and a couple nights on the couch.

    I started with the sharpener in the vise.


    I then started to sharpen the rod by hand but I really didn't want to be there all night.


    So I cut a section off the rod and stuck it in my drill. Way faster and less hand crampy.


    If you go slow you can get pretty good consistent results.


    They even have a spun machined look.


    *Disclaimer I would not try this with anything other than wood or aluminum. A metal sharpener you can rightly clamp down is a must for aluminum!*


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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 7, 2016, 11:35 PM - Re: Its a trap! #13

    That's awesome, I did mine the same way with a plastic rod years back, never thought of trying to sharpen aluminum.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 7, 2016, 11:38 PM - Re: Its a trap! #14

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    That's awesome, I did mine the same way with a plastic rod years back, never thought of trying to sharpen aluminum.
    Thank you! I really wanted metal but I couldn't figure out how to make them. I was about to buy some already made when I realized hey maybe a pencil sharpener will work aluminum is pretty soft!


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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 7, 2016, 11:41 PM - Re: Its a trap! #15

    Looks like I'll be saving 50 bucks on aluminum toe spikes now!
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 7, 2016, 11:45 PM - Re: Its a trap! #16

    I changed blades every 2 spikes it seemed to make a pretty big difference.


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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 12:00 AM - Re: Its a trap! #17

    So cool to see the ideas that people come up with here. Good luck going forward!
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 6:55 PM - Re: Its a trap! #18

    The toe plate and spikes are on their way to being complete. I drilled out the dent in the front of the spikes and then mocked it up on the boot. I think the toe plate needs to be a bit longer what are your thoughts?










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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 10:12 PM - Re: Its a trap! #19

    The plate ends line up with the piping as far as I see from reference images.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 10:13 PM - Re: Its a trap! #20

    Quote Gregory said: View Post
    The plate ends line up with the piping as far as I see from reference images.
    Oh cool so that plate should be okay then?


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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 10:22 PM - Re: Its a trap! #21

    There needs to be some rounded screw heads at the ends, but yes (Ignore the red arrows in this image).

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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 10:23 PM - Re: Its a trap! #22

    Awesome thank you! I have the screws just haven't drilled the hole yet.


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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 9, 2016, 1:48 AM - Re: Its a trap! #23

    Are the fasteners on the sides actually screws or are they nails?








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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 9, 2016, 2:33 AM - Re: Its a trap! #24

    The Pre-Pro #1 boot clearly shows round headed nails/bolts:

    boba-fett-costume-first-prototype-13-jpg boba-fett-costume-first-prototype-12-jpg
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 9, 2016, 2:33 AM - Re: Its a trap! #25

    Awesome thank you so much!


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