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    Apr 4, 2012, 2:17 AM - My Boba Upgrade Build #1

    It all started with a Hasbro Fett helmet and the desire for an awesome Halloween costume! And now it has evolved into a whole new beast. Ive posted some threads on various pieces of my Boba, so I figured it would only make sense to put it all in one thread and keep it simpler. So here we go, first a few pics of my hasbro mod/halloween costume and then the start of an upgrade in the journey to my SE ROTJ Boba Fett.
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    Apr 4, 2012, 2:21 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #2

    I began my upgrade with an ebay mystery helmet (later determined to actually be a MS1 recast). I lucked out with this (luck being that it could have been much worse, Ive seen others from the same seller who werent as fortunate as me) Next time Ill stick to the "real helmets" lol, but in all fairness it turned out well and Im very proud of it.
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    Apr 4, 2012, 3:05 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #3

    Next Ive upgraded from a dickies jump suit and altered winter jacket to a MOW flight suit and vest. Using blackcatbone's method for weathering the jumpsuit and dying.
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    Apr 4, 2012, 3:12 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #4

    Replacing the garbage can armor with fiberglass armor, mounting to the vest via the grommet and screw technique. Still a few tweeks on the actual armor plates but over all Im pleased. Ive also got my MOW jetpack and ROTJ gauntlets on their way- cant wait to get ahold of them!
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    Apr 4, 2012, 3:15 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #5

    Collar studs: keyboard keys with nut affixed inside. And shin tools found on amazon.
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    Apr 4, 2012, 3:23 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #6

    Currently working on the armor plates, Ive used Raff's and RichD's stencils for most of my painting by numbers- and plan on continuing to use their stencils seeing how they're the best!!! I do mean to give credit where credit is due always- and have no shame in saying "hey that guy had a good idea", so if I forget to mention someone its by no means me trying to steel your ideas lol, there are just so many good ideas going around I might forget to mention one, so please dont feel left out. Ill continue to update as I make progress and post plenty of pics along the way, and I am open to criticism and suggestions as well (although I prefer suggestions lol) so please feel free to post as I continue my journey to SE ROTJ Boba fett!!!

    Oh yeah, if anyone knows where to find a cheap (decently priced) mannequin Id love to get my hands on one, thanks!
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    Apr 4, 2012, 6:37 AM - My Boba Upgrade Build #7

    Wow i can now see where im going to end up with this crazy addiction. To think it all starts with a hasbro helmet and thinking "hmmm i could probably do something with this hunk o junk ....." i love it though even if my wife doesnt! Haha!
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    Apr 4, 2012, 6:47 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #8

    went to local deparment stores and kmarts asking to buy damage mannequin,.. manager gave me one for free. Hope you get as lucky as I did.

    looking good man did you painted your bucket?

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    Currently working on the armor plates, Ive used Raff's and RichD's stencils for most of my painting by numbers- and plan on continuing to use their stencils seeing how they're the best!!! I do mean to give credit where credit is due always- and have no shame in saying "hey that guy had a good idea", so if I forget to mention someone its by no means me trying to steel your ideas lol, there are just so many good ideas going around I might forget to mention one, so please dont feel left out. Ill continue to update as I make progress and post plenty of pics along the way, and I am open to criticism and suggestions as well (although I prefer suggestions lol) so please feel free to post as I continue my journey to SE ROTJ Boba fett!!!

    Oh yeah, if anyone knows where to find a cheap (decently priced) mannequin Id love to get my hands on one, thanks!
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    Apr 4, 2012, 7:18 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #9

    To Joshsurf: yeah my wifes not to crazy about lol, I just have to let her get her own toys once in a while too lol!

    To Kcr7pr: as for the mannequin- Im a Soldier stationed in Italy right now, Ive tried asking for damaged ones at department stores here, but the Italians dont quite understand what Im getting at. And yes I did assemble and paint my helmet myself- you can find my build thread here
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...met-wip-43653/
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    Apr 14, 2012, 8:14 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #10

    First paint of the armor. Weather went south on me so I couldnt go any further. Hope to finish the other pieces up and start weathering them soon. Enjoy!
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    Apr 14, 2012, 1:33 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #11

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    Collar studs: keyboard keys with nut affixed inside. And shin tools found on amazon.
    Hay good job, can u give me the description of the shin tools to look for them on amazon or ebay?...Thanks...
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    Apr 14, 2012, 2:11 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #12

    Search for Paterson Print Squeegee and Paterson 245 Chemical Stirrer. Although I just checked and the chemical stirrer currently is not available.
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    Apr 14, 2012, 2:36 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #13

    Quote pistolpete7408 said: View Post
    Hay good job, can u give me the description of the shin tools to look for them on amazon or ebay?...Thanks...
    If you go to the WIKI on this forum, all of the known found parts are listed with their description.

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    Apr 14, 2012, 5:05 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #14

    Thanks, I'll check it out
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    Apr 15, 2012, 2:22 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #15

    looking good
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    Apr 15, 2012, 2:50 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #16

    Thanks Jake!! Had enough good weather to paint the collar too, slow and steady.
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    Apr 16, 2012, 3:04 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #17

    Initial paint of large armor items complete, at least until my new cod piece arrives. Shoulder pads shouldnt be too much trouble. I just want to clarrify- from what I can tell in the gallery, ROTJ shoulder bells are both the same color? I know ESB one is darker than the other. Just wanted to get a second opinion- thanks.
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    Apr 17, 2012, 2:28 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #18

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    Initial paint of large armor items complete, at least until my new cod piece arrives. Shoulder pads shouldnt be too much trouble. I just want to clarrify- from what I can tell in the gallery, ROTJ shoulder bells are both the same color? I know ESB one is darker than the other. Just wanted to get a second opinion- thanks.
    You did a great job so far!

    Yes, the ROTJ shoulder bells and the knee pads share the same colors and weathering style and the armor don't have the missmatched armor and weathering as the Empire era costumes.
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    Apr 17, 2012, 3:05 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #19

    Awesome, thanks Raff!!! You are a walking Fett encyclopedia!!!!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 7:24 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #20

    Great job!
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    Apr 20, 2012, 9:46 AM - My Boba Upgrade Build #21

    Looking good mate!
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    Apr 22, 2012, 9:16 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #22

    Looking Boss...this will be helpful.
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    Apr 23, 2012, 12:22 PM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #23

    Cod and cape both pre-weathering. Cape is US Army shelter half (I remember carrying one of these when I was in Basic Training lol) and Cod was purchased off of a fellow fetter here on TDH, I belive it's a FP armor cod piece if I remember correctly. Jet pack and gauntlets should arrive any day now!!!
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    Apr 24, 2012, 8:57 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #24

    My MoW jetpack and gauntlets have arrived!!!!! Oh happy days, I wont bother with the review of the items, I think MoW's quality is know well enough by now- needless to say I am very happy!!! Although I plan on setting up the gauntlets, I dont think Ill have time to start the pack until after I return to the states this summer.
    Oh yeah and some quick pillow mannequins to get a quick look at how things are looking together (still looking for full sized mannequin).
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    Apr 24, 2012, 9:02 AM - Re: My Boba Upgrade Build #25

    Can someone confirm that this is the proper way to assemble the thruster- my main question is the round hatched piece seen in the picks, I assume it is used the connect the cone to the ball, thanks.
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