New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

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    New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Hello everybody! I just joined the other day. I have found an absolute warehouse of knowledge here and I appreciate every bit of it! I have been wanting to build my own Fett for a long time (Prop stand up only, not as a wearable (I'm too short ))

    I have almost finished my 1st piece...Ammo Belt. I still need to add grommets. I bought them the other day at Wally World and now I can't find em to save my life!

    The belt is all vinyl that has been roughed up and darkened. All the stitching is by hand (I was ready to shoot myself before I was done with the stitching!)

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    Feedback appreciated! Thanks!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Looks great, and very impressive for handstitched!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Looks great! Really looks like beaten up leather.
    Hand stitched?????? How many of your fingers fell off during that process?

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    superjedi said:
    Looks great! Really looks like beaten up leather.
    Hand stitched?????? How many of your fingers fell off during that process?
    Only two of them fell off, but with all the practice I had I was able to stitch them back on









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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    drokkul said:
    Only two of them fell off, but with all the practice I had I was able to stitch them back on
    I don't care who you are, that's funny!

    Nice lookin' belt, my friend!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Looks like a fine belt to me! I'm sure it will look good on your display.

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    That is a nice lookin' belt. Welcome aboard and nice to see another member from my neck of the woods.

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    that looks very good, respect on the handstitchin'!!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    I just re-read the original post! Hand-stitched!?!? Ouch!

    Nice work man!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Thanks for the kind words everybody! Much thanks goes out to tk409 whose tutorial I used for the pattern cut out!

    I've pretty much decided that what I'm going to do is make as much of the display myself that I can and once I'm happy with its completion (when the Boba jones'ing starts to die down a little (if such a thing is possible)) is when I will start upgrading things.

    I've started on the trash can armor method, but its things like that that I will upgrade over time.

    AFettFullofDollars said:
    That is a nice lookin' belt. Welcome aboard and nice to see another member from my neck of the woods.
    I'm even a little bit familiar with your neck of the woods AFettFullof Dollars. My sister used to live in Williamsburg and worked in Corbin!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Hey, i need some help with posting my own threads, cans someine help me with thjat? thanks

    Damrus

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Great first! Mine is made out of vinyl. I should upgrade.

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Damrus Contrega said:
    Hey, i need some help with posting my own threads, cans someine help me with thjat? thanks

    Damrus
    Damrus,
    At the top of each forum section, there's a New Thread button. Just use that to create a thread.

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Great work on that belt! Very impressive!

    Welcome to TDH!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Great work! (I couldn't darn my socks if my life depended on it. )
    Welcome aboard!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Very nice!

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    Re: New guy seeking ego boost (1st Boba prop)

    Very cool looking indeed!
    Excellent job there!

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    better than what I did.

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