Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

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    Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Finally got around to photographing my ROTJ Special Edition suit with decent lighting (i.e. - Not a convention) to track my progress between my first suit (Celebration V, 2010) and now. All of the armor was upgraded to Fettpride, better soft-parts were acquired and tailored, and overall paint-jobs were more accurate. I can honestly say I've come a long way, but this isn't the end of the road...there are no doubt more and more ways (I can think of at least 5 off the top of my head) to improve on the suit, and until I can get it looking near identical to the promo shots of the SE suit, I'll constantly strive to obtain better parts, and apply better paint methods. It's been an immensely fun (and nerve-racking) experience, and I'm hoping my next full-build thread will be of the finalized suit.

    Celebration V 2010 to July 2014:



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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Absolutely flawless dude. I'm blown away!

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    Holy cow! That is a work of art. The extra tailoring really brings it together. One of the things consistently sticks out to me is people wearing flightsuits shaped awkwardly for their body, and it detracts from the whole aura. Yours however, is done very well. Kudos!

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Looks WAY better in the first pic...think its the Photography though :P
    I miss your face (totally ****)

    I'm always in awe of your work brother...and cbrant, EXACTLY Ponte's flightsuit has had TONS of trips to the tailor!

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Great Pics Brother! Amazing craftsmanship as always. You look like you just picked yourself up from the skiff before falling into the Sarlaccpit on Tatooine.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Excellent work! Hands down the best presentation I've seen. Congratulations.

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Looks WAY better in the first pic...think its the Photography though :P
    I miss your face (totally ****)

    I'm always in awe of your work brother...and cbrant, EXACTLY Ponte's flightsuit has had TONS of trips to the tailor!
    Oh Fett 4 Real...I'd give you a bro hug, but you're like a bajillion miles away.

    And yea dude, the fact that I had to spend about as much on tailoring as the cost of the flightsuit was a bit ridiculous, but at least I have the measurements down for my next suit

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Very nice

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    A good tailor is hard to find. I may have to hit you up on where you went for that. I need some tailoring on my flightsuit. Photos look outstanding, btw!

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Incredible. Amazing work.

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Very nice

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Everything looks phenomenal Ponte. Well done sir.

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Beautiful work......

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Awesome! One of the best ROTJ SE's ive seen...your build and the tailoring helps im sure haha....well done sir!

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Wow...what a swell photographer

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Just cool man !!

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    Re: Ponte's ROTJ Special Edition Ver.3 Photo Shoot

    Nicely done

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