I've been gathering pieces since January, and it's finally that time to actually do some building!
I always find it interesting to see who people got their various items from, so here's who I've used for my ROTJ build:
Chest Armor, Shoulders, Knees: RKD
Helmet: RS Props
Jetpack: Man of war
Jetpack Harness: 3D Printed using FettToolGuy's shapeways files
Metal Jetpack Beacon/Stabilizer: RS Props
Jetpack Hooks: Full Metal Fett
Jetpack Straps: Strapworks
Girth Belt: Mar of war
Ammo Belt: Delta13Mike
Flight Suit, Flak Vest, Pouches, Neck Seal: Arkady
Gloves: Saint Nasty
Chest Electronics: Fettronics
Boots: Man of War (bought used and pre-weathered)
Metal pieces: Mostly MachineCraft replicas, jetpack collar by DarkSide
Cape, Hosehair Braids: Woodman
EE3 - MLS
Shin Tools - Darth Voorhees
I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of parts from folks, no slight intended, but there's a lot going on right now!
Originally I had commissioned Sleepalot to paint my armor, but a bunch of unfortunate delays, I was bumped a completion date from June to not much done come last week. Rose City Comic Con is in a week, and I was hoping to debut it then, maybe even get the bounty on Carrie Fisher who's visiting the Con too. So, I decided that myself and my dad would get to work on it for a bit of an all week long Fett party.
I spent most of last night and this morning trimming armor and sanding. I think I've hit most of it pretty close to where it needs to be, but feel free to provide input at any point! I wasn't expecting to be painting and trimming so some of my research into that has been pretty rushed!
I'm not super thrilled with the electronics cutout on the chest armor, is there a good way to ensure square ends? I've been using a dremel tool and well, it's round. Maybe I'm missing the obvious, but any tips would be awesome.
First set of pics is my armor after trimming, washing and sanding waiting to be primed. My lovely backyard workshop...
Gauntlets have been trimmed a bit, and we're going to try the hinge method that Cruzer's detailed so well tomorrow. Do most folks enjoy prefer having slightly larger gauntlets with some padding, or trimming them down a bunch?