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    Aug 15, 2011, 7:24 AM - Phantom ESB Fett #1

    Well now that the kids stuff is done maybe I can think about getting my ESB Fett underway...after I tidy up my TK for EIB.
    Below is what I have for my ESB Fett. I bought it from one of the guys in our garrison. Hoping that the experts here might shed some light on a couple of things for me.
    Helmet, don't know the maker and the RF looks a bit dodgy maybe needs a clean up etc but would like an alum stalk and nicer RF

    A beautiful blaster I think Sidewinder

    Jumpsuit, vest, neckseal, gloves, cape. The armour I think is fan built and I will probably look at upgrading as I need cod, butt and back plate. Shoes are nice and comfy again don't know the maker


    I have the awesome MoW gaunts and jetpack, love this so detailed.


    Not sure about this I think there is a bit missing on the sling sidearm and not sure if I can mod the red nintendo gun to be a sidearm



    I think its a pretty good starting point still a lot of work to be done and I will be asking HEAPS of questions. Any tips from you guys will be greatly appreciated. I think the biggest prob will be trying to source the right paints for the armour, I have got some good tips on paints for the helmet. My goal is to have this done and approved before May 2012 in time for our biggest troop.
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    Aug 15, 2011, 9:11 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #2

    not to bad a start...for the sidearm I can say Stormrides Pulce 40 is top notch I just got mine and have it all ready to go with minimal work, the sling gun is a preproduction piece not part of ESB at all, very cool though... pretty sure your right on the EE3 being a sidewinder kit, the RF topper and stalk do look like some lower grade stuff, maybe hit up asok for a new one and a metal stalk...hes a good guy dont know of anyone else selling RFs of the top of my head theres a kaiser grip you need for the sling gun if you want it to be finished all in all your gonna need a good bit of work, but your in the right place, there are alot of great guys here take your time with it a little less than a year and you have a good bit of the parts you need...might wanna get that flight suit dirty looks very clean to me
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    Aug 15, 2011, 3:44 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #3

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    ...might wanna get that flight suit dirty looks very clean to me
    Thanks for the info...yeah it is a little tooooo clean
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    Aug 15, 2011, 3:52 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #4

    Oh and looking at the pics again the tube in the pics with the Webley below the scope...that looks to be what goes between the shoulder stock deal and the blaster for the sling gun

    There was a handle for sale a week or so ago in the cargo hold for the gun btw
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    Sep 5, 2011, 4:07 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #5

    I think the only things outstanding are:
    - sidearm holster (fettpride)
    - better armour (thinking RKD)
    - better RF & stalk (will hit Asok up)
    If you guys can see anything else please let me know. I would like to have everything here so I can work on it in one go and not have to be waiting on bits and pieces. I know I have heaps to do already but I just like to have everything ready to go....I hate waiting.
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    Sep 5, 2011, 5:02 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #6

    Hey Phantom,

    Looking pretty good so far. One small thing I noticed is that your toe spikes seem to be extremely long. I don't know if it's the camera angle or what, but I can't imagine those being comfortable to walk with. Mine are considerably shorter and I still scrape them occasionally on the floor when walking around. You might want to consider filing them down or picking up a new set.

    Good luck with the rest of the build!
    Markus.

    P.S. - The cylindrical object you've got in the photo with the Nintendo zapper isn't part of the sidearm - that's the jetpack adjustment tool for one of your shin pockets.
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    Sep 5, 2011, 6:07 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #7

    Thanks for that Markus. I haven't walked too far in the boots yet just a little around the house but it seems ok...so far
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    Sep 8, 2011, 9:13 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #8

    I also need a jetpack harness for the ESB setup...any ideas on who I should hit up?
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    Sep 8, 2011, 9:56 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #9

    Booboo Fett, its not cheap, and its not cheaply made either, best you can get
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    Sep 8, 2011, 10:18 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #10

    BBF's harness will outlast everything else on your suit, probably all of us too . I haven't gotten to put it through its paces yet but it's very well built and solid.
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    Sep 18, 2011, 3:58 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #11

    OK. I have started, baby steps.

    Have given the helmet a light sand to take out some small imperfections and ready it for the primer.

    Couple of questions.
    Should I cut the visor out before priming?
    What is the best wat to attack MoW gaunts? Do I paint the parts first before assembly - flame thrower etc? Are ther any set colours for these additional parts on the gaunts?
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    Sep 18, 2011, 6:35 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #12

    I would cut the visor and clean it up before primer.
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    Sep 27, 2011, 5:58 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #13

    Ok...here goes
    Have cut the visor, key slot and sanded the helmet. I have also cleaned the seams and sanded down the main body of the jet pack. Just the accessories to tidy up. Then just a nice warm bath Then the gaunts.
    I want to have everything preped before I paint. I don't have my armour upgrade yet, hopefully next week will be in a position to place an order with RKD...keep an eye on your inbox Will
    Couple of questions about the gaunts. I have the MoW gaunts. Wondering do I paint the parts prior to assembley especially the flame thrower? Also is there a right shade of red to paint it?
    Sorry no pics of the jetpack




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    Sep 27, 2011, 6:08 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #14

    Ah one of my old helmets ,actually the first pull from my previous mold, over all shape is pretty much the same Ive just added a few extra details to get it more accurate ,,
    good to see it getting done , once youve got the Ali stalk and new topper to you, that will be a nice set up,
    Id also say hit up mojo fett and ask him for a borden , if he still has them they are the way to go,
    LMK if you nweed a visor as well I can send one to you with the other stuff


    Also see if you can thin down the cut out edge , just sand or dremal it out from the inside

    Ive a resin handle that will fit that missing piece on you blaster to so ill send you that aswell , how ever ESB fett does not use that blaster , spend a lttle time familierisimng your self with which Fett has which wepons ,
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    Sep 27, 2011, 6:21 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #15

    Quote BGHunter said: View Post
    Ah one of my old helmets ,actually the first pull from my previous mold, over all shape is pretty much the same Ive just added a few extra details to get it more accurate ,,
    good to see it getting done , once youve got the Ali stalk and new topper to you, that will be a nice set up,
    Id also say hit up mojo fett and ask him for a borden , if he still has them they are the way to go,
    LMK if you nweed a visor as well I can send one to you with the other stuff


    Also see if you can thin down the cut out edge , just sand or dremal it out from the inside

    Ive a resin handle that will fit that missing piece on you blaster to so ill send you that aswell , how ever ESB fett does not use that blaster , spend a lttle time familierisimng your self with which Fett has which wepons ,
    Well there you go...know I know the maker how cool is that and he is another Aussie

    What do you mean about 'Also see if you can thin down the cut out edge , just sand or dremal it out from the inside'

    Will talk to you about the other stuff...visor and handle.

    I am pretty much down with all the ESB Fett stuff...been researching my butt off and have heaps of reference pics that I will be printing out at work on their good colour laser I know the sling gun goes with the pre-pro would be nice to make it and have it though
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    Sep 27, 2011, 6:33 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #16

    All the way round should be about this thin , being a resin helmet they tend to be thicker so dont need to make it this thin but take it back some whatClick image for larger version. 

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    and use some needle files to clean up the back slots
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    Sep 27, 2011, 7:53 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #17

    OK i see now mate...thank you...and yeah I have more work to do on the ket slots to tidy them up...might have to get some better files
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    Oct 5, 2011, 11:06 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #18

    This might be a dumb question but I'm going to ask it anyway.
    I am looking at buying the spray paints shortly and just want to know how many cans I should be getting? Especially for the greens.
    Thanks
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    Oct 5, 2011, 11:15 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #19

    one of each should be enough.


    and it isn't a dumb question at all, you don't know until you ask.
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    Nov 15, 2011, 4:50 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #20

    I have got my updated armour from RKD.
    Wow this stuff is great. Sturdy, nice sharp pull and pretty nicely trimmed too. Thanks again Will Would highly recommend his stuff to anyone. Not only is his product excellent it great but his service is top shelf
    I have also got a DVH chest display I bought off TripleD, a great peice of electronic work there.

    So now I can get full steam ahead.
    I have a few other bits and pieces coming in from BGHuter for the helmet which I haven't done a lot to apart from tidy up the rear keyhole and general trimming and cleaning up around the visor area.
    I have sanded and filled down the gaunts and if I get a chance at night I will make up the flame thrower.
    So this weekend weather permitting will try and prime everything.
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    Nov 19, 2011, 8:26 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #21

    I have started to clean up the armour and I have a question.
    I have tidied and trimmed it up a bit but not sure if I have to trim it some more. I have left a bit of a return on the shoulders of about 2-3mm and on the chest and rest of the armour of about 4-5mm.





    My question is should I take it right back to the fold line from the mold, as shown by the white tape in a couple of the photos above? Or leave it with the small return edge. I want it as accurate as possible but me, I personally like the look of it with the small return edge.
    Would really like the opinions of the experts here please.
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    Nov 20, 2011, 7:19 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #22

    No! Leave it as it is. Most of the armor parts has that edge. Here are some images for you:

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    Nov 20, 2011, 2:52 PM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #23

    Excellent thanks for that mate.
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    Dec 28, 2011, 5:13 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #24

    Ok...now that I have had some time and all the Christmas stuff is over...thought I better do a quick update.
    I have had a chance to silver up all of the armour and helmet. A few little cracks in the helmet, around the left ear, I thought I fixed up but paint seems to show up every little imperfection. I am not overly worried as I will upgrade the helmet down the track after I have got my 501st approval.







    I have also had a crack at marking out the silver part of the damage. I have also marked the areas on the helmet for scratches on the mandibles and little chips on the lower cheeks. Just need to get some more silver paint to touch them up before I mask those areas off. I forgot to print out the templates at work for the dome so will do that next week. I am using Rafs excelent templates for this...thanks so much mate. I have used liquid mask on the armour. Had a few probs where the mask wouldn't take obviously from where I have had my fingers, you can see that on the shoulder...loads of masking fluid I am going to use the layered painting technique using spray cans. Will be hitting the armour with yellow tomorrow.





    Thoughts...comments...love to hear back
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    Dec 28, 2011, 7:33 AM - Re: Phantom ESB Fett #25

    Very cool, I can't wait to get my bucket to painting stage... it will be fun to say the least

    How long have you spent on this so far Phantom?

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