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    Nov 16, 2011, 8:48 AM - Making a New Boba Fett Armor #1

    Hi Guys,

    I'm making a new complete Boba Fett armor. I'm improvement and change size, shape, form, details, etc. of my recently armor.

    For reference I'm using pictures from the movie and the SW exhibition found in TDH.

    I will post pics with the advance. Any comments or help WELCOME!!!

    Christian.

    Chest & Collar Armor



    Shoulders Armor




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    Nov 16, 2011, 11:04 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #2

    It looks good so far! But...
    I know you used Alan's amazing templates, but his armor parts has rough forms to allow tweaking and cutting. All the corners should be rounded and some cuts can be made to achieve a more accurate look:

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    I think you could bend more the shoulder bell because it looks too flat.
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    Nov 17, 2011, 9:34 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #3

    What material are you using for the armor?
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    Nov 17, 2011, 7:49 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #4

    Hi,

    Sorry my ignorance, but I don't know Alan and his templates. This picture looks good.
    I have my own templates based in the movie pics and some pics from the SW exhibition.
    These armors are not ready. Once time it will be finished; I'll rounded the corners and I'll give the used style.

    For the shoulder shape, I used this pic reference:



    Thanks for your help and comments!!!

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    It looks good so far! But...
    I know you used Alan's amazing templates, but his armor parts has rough forms to allow tweaking and cutting. All the corners should be rounded and some cuts can be made to achieve a more accurate look:

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    I think you could bend more the shoulder bell because it looks too flat.
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    Nov 17, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #5

    Fiberglass
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    Nov 18, 2011, 2:20 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #6

    Quote cucblack said: View Post
    Hi,

    Sorry my ignorance, but I don't know Alan and his templates.

    Thanks for your help and comments!!!
    Alan is wizardofflight (or WOF) but I checked out (my mistake) and these templates are not based on his work (not that would be a bad thing). If I may suggest, you can use the new reference images of the ESB promo suit from the Blu-Ray extra, wich has all sides covered with good details ==> ESB Promotional Armor From Blu-Ray Extra

    And here is an image which shows the shoulder bell's curvature and the attachment method:

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    Keep up the good work!
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    Nov 18, 2011, 5:52 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #7

    Is the shoulder bell attached with snaps? It looks like it is, RatalFett.
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    Nov 25, 2011, 6:30 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #8

    Not that I'm an expert but it look good, but as you say are not finish.
    I have a complete set him and the finished paint job, and these look good
  9. Nov 30, 2011, 12:07 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #9

    Nice work there Cucblack!

    I'm currently building some new supertrooper armor smooth and clean of all dents. Private use only!

    I read your going for a fiberglass armor...I'm using an epoxy fiberglass for my set.

    Here's a general question for everyone...

    "What is the preferred material for Boba armor"??

    Styrene..fiberglass??

    Christian
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    Nov 30, 2011, 1:53 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #10

    Quote Man of War Studios said: View Post
    Nice work there Cucblack!

    I'm currently building some new supertrooper armor smooth and clean of all dents. Private use only!

    I read your going for a fiberglass armor...I'm using an epoxy fiberglass for my set.

    Here's a general question for everyone...

    "What is the preferred material for Boba armor"??

    Styrene..fiberglass??

    Christian
    I have a fiberglass helmet and I really like the feel of it. They say ABS is more flexible though... maybe for the armor parts it needs to be a bit more accomodating. I think Bobamaker makes his armor out of fiberglass. Maybe someone with BM armor can answer better.
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    Nov 30, 2011, 2:58 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #11

    BM is fiberglass and lots of gelcoat. Really thick and sturdy. Helmet is also fiberglass.
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    Dec 3, 2011, 8:12 PM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #12

    Quote Man of War Studios said: View Post
    Nice work there Cucblack!

    I'm currently building some new supertrooper armor smooth and clean of all dents. Private use only!

    I read your going for a fiberglass armor...I'm using an epoxy fiberglass for my set.

    Here's a general question for everyone...

    "What is the preferred material for Boba armor"??

    Styrene..fiberglass??

    Christian
    Thanks!!!

    Personally I prefer fiberglass: Looks great, you can make a lot of modifications with this material and the finish is excellent. The Bad thing: it is a little uncomfortable and rigid.
    Actually I'm using different materials for reducing the weight and increase the elasticity considerably.

    I think for statics exhibitions, the best way is fiberglass or similar. For wear the armor a lot of hours: Plastic.

    PS: Sorry my English!!!
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    Mar 11, 2013, 12:45 AM - Re: Making a New Boba Fett Armor #13

    Hi guys. I was away for a while.
    I want to show some of my new pieces and the building process.
    Any comments welcome!!!

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