Well, after about 15 years of being suitless/ kitless, I've decided to suit up. It seems ironic to me that as many pieces as I've made, commissions I've taken and original pieces collected; that I myself, do not have a full kit of my own.
That changes now. I, by nature am a purist. In theory, that should make me an ESB. However, after painting a few ESB and ROTJ buckets , jetpacks and armor, I find myself loving the complexity and randomness of the ROTJ scheme. No, not ROTJ SE, just plain good old fashioned sarlaac snack ROTJ. I love the dirtiness of the pieces, the small scratches, everything. I could go without the blue/yellow/red/ white circus jetpack... but sometimes you just gotta wear it.
Bucket: (in hand) Still rolling it around, but may use one of my MS1 buckets that Ive had for 10 years, simply for nestalgia. RF light kit and servo may be custom. I have a JC27 light kit on hand for backup.
Armor : RKD/ IOA ROTJ v2.1. Aluminum grooved darts.
Gauntlets : RKD/ IOA v2s. I think I found a way to safely equip a "functioning" flamethrower. No one jump on me about safety until after I troubleshoot it, but for around $300, I think I can do it.
Jetpack: (in hand) MOW (with metal pieces)
Jetpack hardware : FMF (on order)
Gloves: (in hand -buh-dum-cha!) I have a set of Bobamaker and a set of Saint Nasty's. We'll see what works.
Boots : (in hand) MOW
Shin tools : (in hand) scratch, from originals
Flak / Flight / Pouches : Flak and flightsuit will be tailor made in house. I just gave cbrant my prototype pouches for his SE kit, so I'll have to make another set.
Blaster : (in hand??) Working on a V2 of my ROTJ kit. Going to try to cut the weight in half, should weigh in a little over 2 lbs when I'm finished.
Cape: (in hand) cut from one of the half shelters I have laying around.
Girth : dyed in house
Ammo belt: (in hand) cargo hold find. 99cent taco belt. Never worn.
Braids: (in hand) Real horse hair, in house.
Display: (in hand) fettronics
Of course, we'll have metal darts, gauntlet missile, toe spikes, jetpack pieces & armor studs. Any LEDs will be functional - gauntlet, jetpacks, rf, maybe even the blaster.
Still working on JP harness. Looking at MOWs vest harness setup, anyone use one before?
I have most of these pieces in hand now. I havent been known to post many WIPs, as most of the time I'm working on so many different things I would never get anything done. I'm hoping that will change with this thread. I have a hard on for neodynium magnets, so anyone who likes magnet turorials should watch closely.
So, now... all you ESBs can hate me.