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    Aug 23, 2015, 9:36 AM - My ROTJ Build Thread #1

    So I figured I would make a build thread so I could utilize you guys advice and help. I didn't want to start the thread till I was a little closer to assembly.


    Here's what I have/have ordered.


    Armor - RKD (at painter should have early October)


    Soft parts - Arkady


    Helmet - Animefan Premium (at painter should have early October)


    Boots - MOW


    Jetpack - MOW (at painter should have in coming weeks)


    Jetpack Harness - BBF


    Braids / Girthbelt - Woodsman (real hair and on order)

    Ammo Belt - Bobamaker


    Servo (jc)


    Metal parts, lighted beacon etc (Dakota)


    Shin tools (Paterson)


    Voice Synth Pro / Aker (been practicing )


    EE3 ( Hyperfirm )


    So I wanted to get done what I could. I'm excited to get this thing done for a Disney Halloween cruise. My only obstacle to being done may be the painter (sleepalot / Mikes Workshop on FB). He has been great and real responsive and said he would make the date for me.


    I'll post pics of what I can get done and maybe get advice from you guys. I have been scanning these threads and builds like a hawk and seeing what you guys recommend. I have a level 3 Stormtrooper so attention to detail is paramount to me as it is to many of you.
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    Aug 23, 2015, 9:37 AM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #2

    Boots painted and done




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    Aug 23, 2015, 9:38 AM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #3

    Would love opinions on the flight suit...






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  5. Aug 23, 2015, 9:50 AM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #4

    Of to a good start, I love the boots
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    Aug 23, 2015, 12:11 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #5

    Here is my ammo belt. Need more weathering?




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    Oct 5, 2015, 5:56 PM - My ROTJ Build Thread #6

    So my armor should be arriving soon so I worked on how to attach the Wookie Braids. There really is no uniform way that I see everyone doing it so I just did what seemed best to me. I used mini eyelets (1/8") and jewelry bead string to attach them. They are on good and the finish looks professional. They also can be removed and put back on pretty easily.

    Here are some photos:





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    Oct 7, 2015, 1:02 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #7

    Looking awesome. Good luck with the build.
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    Oct 7, 2015, 1:15 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #8

    Looks great! I think the belt needs more weathering. Looks awesome though
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    Oct 7, 2015, 1:31 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #9

    Great start!

    Quick heads up that the neck seal is on backwards. It should open from the front
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    Oct 7, 2015, 1:38 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #10

    Great idea - does look professional

    And remember - garbage day is Wednesday! :P
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    Oct 8, 2015, 9:11 AM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #11

    Quote Deriak said: View Post
    Looks great! I think the belt needs more weathering. Looks awesome though
    Thanks, I posted asking that awhile ago and my expert panel let me down any nobody commented lol. I'll get on it!


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    Oct 8, 2015, 9:12 AM - My ROTJ Build Thread #12

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Great start!

    Quick heads up that the neck seal is on backwards. It should open from the front
    Yea, I guess it's natural to do it that way because of all my TK programming. Duly noted.


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    Oct 18, 2015, 10:53 AM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #13

    So I got around to working on the flak today. I decided to take a page from Deathproof and go with an inside pocket for the chest lights. I added Velcro to close and an eyelet to pull the wire thru.









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    Oct 18, 2015, 6:33 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #14

    I am not liking using magnets for the armor. When the flak is folded or taken off the sometimes stick to one another. May switch to snaps or studs


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    Oct 20, 2015, 7:44 PM - My ROTJ Build Thread #15

    So I removed the first set of magnets that seemed too strong and were sticking to each other when laying the flak down. The I installed a new set that were less strong and no matter what I just don't feel like magnets would satisfy me.

    So for the second time I changed my attachment method. So I tore all the second set of magnets off (thank god for E6000) with not even a scratch.

    I made snaps with scrap pieces of ABS and attached them to the armor.







    Then while I was at it I added an eyelet so I can put the Aker in the front pocket with my iPhone / Voice Synth.



    So here's a progress shot minus the gauntlets and Jetpack.






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    Oct 20, 2015, 7:51 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #16

    nice looking pocket for light battery. I was thinking of doing this as well. Just have not gotten to it. I like your set up.
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    Oct 20, 2015, 7:56 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #17

    So far so good man!

    I would grab some more photos in different light so we can see how the costume changes. A few things that catch my eye:

    • I know you put an eyelet in for the braids, but it looks like they are too far to the shoulder side, almost looking like the shoulder is what is keeping them up. They should help fill the gap between the shoulder and the collar.
    • Your chest and ab pieces could come closer together to decrease the space to the center diamond. You may need to take in the bottom of the vest for this. This is normal.
    • The girth belt seems a bit scattered/thin....probably just the way it was put on. We shouldn't see through to the flightsuit.
    • You may want to weather the vest a tad more.


    How are you liking having the aker in your front pocket? Can the wire reach all the way?

    Keep it up!!
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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:06 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #18

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    So far so good man!

    I would grab some more photos in different light so we can see how the costume changes. A few things that catch my eye:

    • I know you put an eyelet in for the braids, but it looks like they are too far to the shoulder side, almost looking like the shoulder is what is keeping them up. They should help fill the gap between the shoulder and the collar.
    • Your chest and ab pieces could come closer together to decrease the space to the center diamond. You may need to take in the bottom of the vest for this. This is normal.
    • The girth belt seems a bit scattered/thin....probably just the way it was put on. We shouldn't see through to the flightsuit.
    • You may want to weather the vest a tad more.


    How are you liking having the aker in your front pocket? Can the wire reach all the way?

    Keep it up!!
    Thanks for the feedback.

    1. I can easily move up the braids would only take a few minutes. The reference photo I had has them right above that shoulder bell. My photo doesn't show them well but I'll play with that and maybe move them up.

    2. Once again, I used one of the reference photos and they weren't as tight. I did however see another photo where they were closer as you described.

    3. Girth belt is just badly adjusted. Also, the flak is weathered well I think the flash in the photo my wife took made it shine more.

    I do like the Aker in the front pocket. My bigger issue is the interference squeaking sound that's happens. Still working on that.


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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:24 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #19

    I will however weather the flak more and move up the braids before I leave Sunday and proceed when I'm back.


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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:36 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #20

    How much reveal should be visible under the ab plate? 1"? 1/2"?

    When I get back I'll take to a seamstress....


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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:39 PM - My ROTJ Build Thread #21

    See I was using this guys as a reference and his has a big reveal on the bottom too, lol ::::cough cough Deathproof cough cough:::: (joking you know you have been a big help to me)

    I was just told by someone in my garrison I need very little reveal under the ab plate.




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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:45 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #22

    Hah! Touché.

    Gotta remember that it's just on a hanger. My gut totally pushes that ab plate up

    Actually, looking at it again, you might only need to bring your chest pieces closer. Ab looks fine.

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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:51 PM - My ROTJ Build Thread #23

    Lmao, I can't see it in the photo but I'll take your word that your 6 pack bulges it out.

    Nice pic!!! this is me in my TK at a Disney Event here in DC last week. I'm the one behind Vader. Was at the Capitol building with congressional members. I have a pretty funny story about what one of the congresswoman said to me.



    Here was the last pic when we were leaving. On the right



    Senator Leahy




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    Oct 20, 2015, 8:55 PM - Re: My ROTJ Build Thread #24

    Very cool! Currently working on a TK. Just nice to have that back up suit just in case. We've got a few Fetts here in our garrison so it'll be good to spread the love. Plus, Fett is wicked toasty. If I know it's gonna be a hot one, I might stick to the TK.
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    Oct 20, 2015, 9:05 PM - My ROTJ Build Thread #25

    TKs are great and much fun when in a group of them. It may be cooler but it's more restrictive. I wanted boba to also be able to sit down and not walk like the tin man.

    Nothing feels better than to remove that armor when a long troop is done.

    If you need anything on that TK feel free to ask. I have built many of them and to centurion. My garage is known as the "TK workshop". I sell ANH binders on FISD. I never liked being an ANH TK with ROTJ/ESB binders. Binders are great for photos. The new Disney ones are great though (that's what the female in the pic has on, the Disney ones). I couldn't bring my brass ANH ones because security was already a nightmare.






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