Hello TDH members,
I thought it is about time I started posting some pics before it gets out of hand later. It has been about a year since I joined TDH, and progress has been pretty slow. I must say that lately I have been more motivated to work on this build now that I have moved into my new house, and freed up some time to work on hobbies like this. My work in progress is for a wearable ESB costume that will for the most part be on display. I also commissioned sleepalot recently to do a paint up on all the armor. That thread was started by sleepalot already here. This will help make this build more manageable, plus get a top notch paint job I am excited to see. I plan to weather all the soft parts myself as well as prep and paint the helmet (God help me), the jetpack, sidearm, shin tools and gauntlets. I purchased the EE3 from sidewinder which is very impressive. You can see the pics of that bad boy below. I added a little additional weathering to it as well as made a sling for it. Thanks for taking the time to look, and feedback is welcome from all you experts.
Here is a pic of pretty much all of my stuff except my armor which is in sleepalot's thread, and my flightsuit which is currently with Arkady being altered. I went from 225 lbs. to 195 lbs. this year so it needed some work. I am just over 6' and now have a 44 inch chest and 34 inch waist so I am getting close to a good Fett size in my opinion. I am going to make a duct tape mannequin once I break the news to my wife that she will need to help. She is not a fan of my "projects", but she is always impressed and brags to her friends once they are done. My last big project is that R2-D2 you can see in the back charging. The whole family loves R2, especially my 6 and 4 year old children.
Everyone who makes the items above has been an absolute pleasure to work with. My helmet is a cold cast fiberglass bucket crafted by animefan with an aluminum stalk, resin pieces and a T visor I got off their website. My flightsuit, flack vest and pouches are all Arkady who does an excellent job. I got a batninja neckseal recently from bcurtis out of the cargo hold that I will be using since I really like the look of it. The armor is all RKD, and I will upgrade to his new ESB gaunts once they are ready. Most of the extra resin pieces there are RKD also. His resin work is excellent for those wondering. The flamethrower is an aluminum one by Combatbaby. The jetpack, ammo belt, gloves, and boots are all MOW. The sidearm and holster are by Stormrider, and are excellent casts. The cape, girth belt, and Wookie braids are by the legendary Woodman. I am very happy with the quality and craftsmanship of all items here.
Here is my MOW ammo belt I weathered and beat the heck out of last night. I think it looks pretty cool.
The sidearm has been something I have been working on sanding and filling recently as well as the jetpack. I countersuck a hole in the little resin piece the threaded end screws into to hold it all together with the ability to take it apart. It worked out pretty well.
My garage is a little bit of a mess. Luckily my new house has a lot of garage space so I can basically have a workshop now.