I already introduced myself in the Prop Building Workshop, but I guess I should do that here again. Name is Tim, I am a games concepter from Germany and have just received the final parts from Bobamaker for my full ROTJ armor. I just applied for the 501st, hoping to get accepted.
Still have some stuff I need to fix and the pictures are surely ******, but here are some shots I would like to share with you guys to get some feedback.
I will need to get another set of gloves as the ones I got are too small for my humongous hands. Also I need to refit the knee armor and launchers and the gauntlets a little.
Also the collar was not fitting in the pics, what I noticed too late.
Some questions I was hoping you guys can help me out with:
Is there any chance to cushion the front part of the collar armor piece? The heavy backpack keeps dragging it into my throat.
Did you stitch the wookie braids to the vest? If so: where should I fixate them?
How should the belts and butt armor piece sit on the rear? Any cool pictures of your costumes as reference?
What is the best way to strap the knee armor and launchers to the leg, as the tightly wrapped velcro keeps crumpling up the flightsuit in a weird way.
How do you guys cushion the inner helmet?
What is the best way to get a replica of the black belt buckle (the divers belt one)?
How have you fixated the flamer pipes under the flightsuit sleeve and how long should they be to be able to move properly during wearing the outfit?
How high should the backpack be strapped to the back armor? Directly beneath the cutout slots?
How do you manage to not get the inner visor steamy from breating in there?
Do you use any kind of voice manipulators or is that over the top?
As you can see I am not too experienced with wearing the armor and putting it on (what I hope will change in the near future), but I have worked with tabletop miniatures for ages and will surely be able to do some modification on it. When wearing this out in public I want to get it completely right.
Thanks in advance for answering any of my stupid newbie questions and for providing such an awesome knowledge base.