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  1. KaiMartin's Avatar
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    Jul 10, 2013, 11:46 PM - Kai's ESB build (WIP) #1

    Hey fellow Boba Fett enthusiasts,

    My name is Stuart, but my friends call me Kai Here will be my ESB build.I started this journey in mid-2013. Since then, I have been collecting parts for my build. I am a full time college student so I'm trying my best to complete this endeavor. I'd like to take this time to thank members like Syllander, Revelation Nitetwenty, Dutch, Matty Matt, DVH, Superjedi, and RafalFett for their support thus far

    Updated: April 1, 2016.

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    My items:

    Helmet: ASOK budget helmet
    Armor: RKD
    Chest lights: Fettronics
    Gauntlets: RKD
    Jetpack: Mow
    Blaster: Sidewinder (painted/weathered by DVH)
    Sidearm: Stormrider (painted/weathered by TubaChris)
    Flight suit: Arkady
    Vest: Arkady
    Neck seal: Arkady
    Balaclava: MOW
    Pouches: Arkady
    Ammo belt: Mow
    Girth belt: Mow
    Cape: Mow
    Braids: katarra8 (off Ebay, will upgrade)
    Boots: From Full Metal Fett (not sure of its origins)
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    Last edited by KaiMartin; Apr 1, 2016 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Updated!
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  3. Wes7's Avatar
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    Jul 12, 2013, 12:07 PM - Re: (WIP) Starting my ESB build #2

    You're off to a good start! Arkady makes great flight suits and MOW's jetpacks are phenomenal.

    A lot of people make armor out of sintra because its cheap and easy to add dents and shape with a heat gun. I would like to say, though, that unless you spend a lot of time to perfect the armor, you might be better off ordering from one of the many armor makers (RKD, FP or BM). Scratch built armor is pretty hit or miss so just take your time and have fun with it. I'm nearing the end to an ESB build (waiting on the rest of stuff in the mail) so just shoot me a PM if you have any questions at all.
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    Aug 15, 2013, 6:51 PM - Re: (WIP) Starting my ESB build (UPDATED 8/15/13) #3

    Sweet, thanks for the info Wes7.
    Last edited by KaiMartin; Apr 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM.
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    Nov 4, 2013, 6:45 PM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #4

    Btw nice build
    Last edited by KaiMartin; Apr 1, 2016 at 11:44 AM.
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    Nov 4, 2013, 11:26 PM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #5

    Nice armor set up--you seem to be on your way. You have a couple extra gauntlet pieces for an esb fett but that isn't that big of a deal. I have the same build as you, and I use RKD's cod piece, gauntlets, knees, backplate and collar plate. I was pleasantly surprised by how well everything fit.

    If you want to wear the costume any time soon I would recommend looking into ways of attaching the armor and buying supplies for that.

    As far as painting goes, I recommend Humbrol Maskol for applying the damage to the armor. I used a toothpick to apply it.
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    Nov 4, 2013, 11:37 PM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #6

    Quote gt8mar said: View Post
    Nice armor set up--you seem to be on your way. You have a couple extra gauntlet pieces for an esb fett but that isn't that big of a deal. I have the same build as you, and I use RKD's cod piece, gauntlets, knees, backplate and collar plate. I was pleasantly surprised by how well everything fit.

    If you want to wear the costume any time soon I would recommend looking into ways of attaching the armor and buying supplies for that.

    As far as painting goes, I recommend Humbrol Maskol for applying the damage to the armor. I used a toothpick to apply it.
    I plan on using magnets. Like how will describes, on his sticky. As far as masking im using this one for model aircrafts, boats cars, etc. I'll see how it goes. Ive had a very hard time trying to apply it with a tooth pick, so im just using a tiny brush.
    Last edited by KaiMartin; Apr 1, 2016 at 11:54 AM.
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    Nov 5, 2013, 3:20 AM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #7

    Great start, all nice stuff there!
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    Nov 10, 2013, 10:48 AM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #8

    Sweet. You've got some really good stuff there. I can give you some tips on converting the gauntlets. The main things are modding the whipcord housing and coming up with a flamethrower.
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    Dec 1, 2013, 12:01 AM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #9

    Quote thebeans said: View Post
    Great start, all nice stuff there!
    Thanks for the support Beans!

    Quote Matty Matt said: View Post
    Sweet. You've got some really good stuff there. I can give you some tips on converting the gauntlets. The main things are modding the whipcord housing and coming up with a flamethrower.
    I will contact you if I need help with the gaunts! Thanks Matt!
    Last edited by KaiMartin; Apr 1, 2016 at 11:51 AM.
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    Dec 7, 2013, 9:59 PM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #10

    Hey man, first time I read your post . You're off to a really good start, heck , better than me!
    The artist brush works ok in the bigger areas, but the toothpick should be ok in the small spots, and where you need the lines to look jagged.
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    Apr 1, 2016, 11:50 AM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #11

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Hey man, first time I read your post . You're off to a really good start, heck , better than me!
    The artist brush works ok in the bigger areas, but the toothpick should be ok in the small spots, and where you need the lines to look jagged.
    Hey Syllander! Thanks for the kind words... I'll try the toothpick method again and see how it goes.
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    Apr 1, 2016, 11:56 AM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #12

    Looking great so far! Keep up the good work.
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    Apr 1, 2016, 4:26 PM - Re: Kai's ESB build (WIP) #13

    Looks like your off to a great start, enjoy your build.

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