My first Fett armor :)

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    My first Fett armor :) (updated 4/27/06)

    This is very much a work in progress, as I've just begun. Fetthunter came over yesterday, and he helped me start on my first set of Fett armor. It's made of 3mm sintra. I'm doing a Holiday Special Boba Fett hence the straight edge down the center of the chest pieces.

    (Since this photo was taken, I've drawn the template for the LED readout on the left chest piece).


    Here is the crotch piece. I did the heat molding myself. It's nowhere close to being perfect, but it's a start since this is my first set of armor. I'm happy with it.


    My backplate will be modded into the prepro backplate (without those "prongs" on it). Those lower bits felt a little too low on me (and I've never worn Fett armor!), so the prepro will be perfect for me.


    Hope you like!
    Last edited by TB1184; Apr 27, 2006 at 10:18 PM. Reason: updated title

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Wow! Way better than mine!

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    Good start, and with Fetthunter guiding you, you can't go wrong with this!

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Wow David looks like you and Jamie were busy. This is going to be such a cool suit, I dont think I can remember anyone else doin an accurate Holiday Special Fett

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    I finished the backplate today. I raised the arch on the bottom edge by about and inch and a half, and I completely reshaped the sides. The top part was also reshaped a bit, and the whole thing was contoured to fit my shoulders.


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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Ok.. a bit OT but are you single?

    'Cus i don't know of any woman who would allow a guy to, in their eyes, "hack away at plastic" over a rug where all the dust and small splinters can get cought.

    Or you guys must have one heck of a strong vacumcleaner...

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    nice work!!

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Yeah our vacuum cleaner rawks :P

    Another update. I finished the collar armor and I fitted it to the backplate.



    Here you can see where I accidentally scorched the sintra on the collar bit.

    Last edited by TB1184; Mar 14, 2006 at 2:30 PM.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Dave if this is anything like your Clone Marine project it's going to be real nice. I look forward to seeing the progress shots.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Hah! I can't wait to see this one!
    Any idea what you'll be doing for a helmet to get that distinctive cartoon look?

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Wow, this is looking raelly good.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    Hah! I can't wait to see this one!
    Any idea what you'll be doing for a helmet to get that distinctive cartoon look?
    Well since I'm going for a realistic HS Fett kind of look, I'm going to use a basic Boba Fett helmet. For some scenes in the Holiday Special cartoon, the cheek ridges are a darker blue than the rest of the helmet, so that's what I'm planning on doing. However, I'm starting to sculpt, so after a few test sculpts, I may try to sculpt the HS helmet. But that will be way down the road.

    Dave if this is anything like your Clone Marine project it's going to be real nice. I look forward to seeing the progress shots.
    Thanks! I should be getting my GM armor soon, so you KNOW you'll be seing that all over the net. I've been giddy about finishing up that project for months. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! ARG! Haha.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Here's an update on this. I'm sort of doing a hybrid Holiday Special Boba Fett. I'm building it like anyone would build a Boba Fett costume, but I'm incorporating *most* of the details (or lack thereof) of the HS Fett into the suit. So it's not like I'm doing a cartoon ARC Trooper like you see occassionally, I'm doing the HS Fett as if THAT were the version used in the movies.




    (The silver shows up really dark on this photo, but it looks chrome IRL.)


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    WOW!

    Great job on the armor.
    I love to see original projects like this.
    Keep up the good work.

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    That chest armor looks nice. I should try the mustard method.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    That's very cool! I always like to see when someone does somethin different, keep us posted!

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    That is really really good armour. Could you tell me how you reshaped the back plate? I am making mine out of 5mm thick plastic and i am pondering how to mould it?

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    That is awesome, cant wait to see how you do the Jet Pack and weapon.

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    That is too cool. I've always wanted to do a HS Fett, but constant upgrade to my ESB have kept me from trying. Really great to see someone finally doing this!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out
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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Great looking armor so far. I'm really interested to see how your HS Fett turns out.

    When you get it finished you will have to lobby for a new helmet smiley. This is the closest it could get for you. ---->

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    That is sweet!

    I've not heard of anyone doing the Holiday Special Fett. This should be really cool!

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Awesome! I was just thinking about this last week..."who's ever done a Holiday Special Fett?"

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    Re: My first Fett armor :)

    Thanks for all the comments! I'm really proud of how this came out. I learned the technique from this board too! See? Lurking has it's pros.

    Ronin677 said:
    That is really really good armour. Could you tell me how you reshaped the back plate? I am making mine out of 5mm thick plastic and i am pondering how to mould it?
    Well, I was borrowing Fetthunter's heat gun at the time. Basically I figured out how I wanted it shaped, and I drew out my crease lines onto the back plate. Then I heated the sintra on and around that line and just started to gently fold it over. I used the edge of a table to keep the edge flat. After each heating, I would cool it off with cold water.

    cal196 said:
    That is awesome, cant wait to see how you do the Jet Pack and weapon.
    Since all evidence leads me to believe that the HS Fett jet pack was drawn to match the general idea of the screen-used jet pack, I'm going to be using a normal jet pack. Depending on how large the missile is, though, I may search for a smaller one, or perhaps find a wood shop to carve one for me (without the fin details). Whichever way I go, I'm probably going to remove the fins anyways, since there doesn't appear to be any on the HS missile.

    I'm currently working on his pistol, but I still have a bunch of research and prototyping to do on it. I'm also planning on scratch-building his electroprod rifle thing as well, but I haven't started on it.


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