New to the fett scene

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    psych0ticmisfit's Avatar
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    New to the fett scene

    hello,

    first time posting but ive been watching the boards for awhile. I was thinking of purchasing some armor, and i had looked at all the different makers products. I was just wondering what you guys would recommend. I like the thought of having actual metal boba armor.

    What do you think of wickedbeard's armor? To me i think it looks amazing, but i just wanted to get someone whos more inclined to armor to enlighten me on what is good, for the price. Trying to keep the price low, dont want the wife to kill me lol

    thanks guys

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    no one will help me out here? Any suggestions or comments on wickedbeards armor or any other armor for that matter

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    Welcome Psych0ticmisfit!
    . . . well, there's a phrase that only seems appropriate on a BBS.

    Honestly, I'm not too familiar with wickedbeard's work. Personally, I'm not a fan of metal armor. I prefer vac-formed or fiberglass. There are several reliable vendors on the boards, so browse around and check things out before you commit to a purchase.

    If you're considering buying something off eBay, make sure to ask around here, as several members have been burned by disreputable vendors selling either shoddy, low-quality parts, or recasts.

    Anyway, maybe someone with first-hand knowledge of wickedbeard's stuff can add some insight.
    Eric

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    in my opinion, it comes down to how picky you are about your suit. you can spend hundreds or thousands of dollars and hours on it... it's just a matter of what's right for you.

    once you figure out how insane you want to be about it, you can get whatever parts match your goals.
    Last edited by stormtrooperguy; Apr 14, 2006 at 8:41 AM.

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    Even with the sintra armor there is good and bad.I bought my first set off ebay, had to pretty much reshape everything, threw down a pretty good paint job for my first attempt, trooped to a halloween party and had it for sale the next day. there are members here that make awesome fibreglass (MLC, BobaMaker, ect) and vacced armor

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: New to the fett scene

    Here I am with my Sintra Armour, I am extremely happy with it, I would hate to replace it, and I would never sell it even if I were to replace it.



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    Re: New to the fett scene

    well I've made a few pieces from a trashcan, others from plexi-glas and a bunch of the pvc sheets... and well it's ok, but it doesn't have the right curve and none of the sheet stuff will ever have that.

    only vac vormed or fiberglas pieces can have the right curves...

    the thing with the sheet stuff, weither it is metal, pvc, sintra or plexiglas is, is that you can't wrap a sheet of paper around a football without fold lines if you know what I mean... Fett's armor is curved both horizontal as well as vertical.

    Not that sintra, pvc etc armor looks bad, a decent paint job can make even cardboard armor look impressive.

    the right curve does fit the body a little better though...

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    I love my sintra armour, I feel it has the perfect curve, but you are right that a good paint job can make anything look impressive.

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    Re: New to the fett scene

    I applaud all of the creativity on the board and all the armor work is impressive.
    My armor I believe is right up there in terms of realism and coolness, but I offer my affordable services for those who do not have a lot of artistic talent, or a lot of money falling out of their behinds.You should not have to get a second job just to have a cool costume.
    Pesonally I really enjoy looking at all the custom fetts that people come up with.Just like predators, there are different mandalorians, so do not run with the crowd.........run INTO them.
    Being different is what costuming is all about.
    The average person does not care about extreme accuracy, just coolness, and the smiles it brings to peoples faces, especially children.

    here is a shot of my ROTJ armor.Sorry about the slight blur.My camera is in dire need of replacement.lol



    MY KNEE DARTS



    AND THE COD

    Last edited by wickedbeard; Apr 14, 2006 at 10:02 AM.

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