prepro2 question

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    prepro2 question

    Merry Xmas TDH!

    ok before someone tells me just to go look up TDH wiki; I have. Was mid research when FP announced his return to armour production!

    so excuse my ignorance - but here are the questions:

    1. in terms of the hard armour (ie dents and curves)- is prepro2 more like ESB or ROTJ armour?

    2. the paint scheme is different from the typical ESB paint work - or is that just my eyes playin tricks on me

    3. the gauntlets are different as they have the ESB flamethrower with more or less a ROTJ paint scheme and some yellow parts on the left arm

    4. isnt the prepro2 belt a ROTJ ammo belt?

    I have looked through some piccies; and those are the conclusions I have come up with so far, but wanted some confirmation from old fett heads.

    cheers guys.

    Nate

    ps as pre-pro is officialy movie cannon - are prepro2 rigs 501 acceptable?

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    Re: prepro2 question

    Pre-Pro v2, ESB, and ROTJ are all 100% different. The only thing that can really be repainted is the jet pack.

    All of the soft parts are different in their own little ways. The PPv2 armour also has completely different dents than the ESB and ROTJ armour had. ESB had much sharper and more detailed dents.

    Painting-wise, nothing matches up from PPv2 -> ESB -> ROTJ

    The ESB and PPv2 gauntlets are 100% different also, the PPv2 flamethrower looks nothing like the ESB flamethrower. The right gauntlet has more of a red/orange colour, and the left is yellow. ESB they are both and olive green, and ROTJ they are a burgundy.

    The Pre-Pro and ROTJ ammo belt is more or less interchangeable. Like other soft parts, it's weathered differently, and colours may vary.


    Other than that, yes, PPv2 is 501st approved

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    Re: prepro2 question

    ouch - ta fr quick reply matey
    **** - was hoping some stuff would be interchangable

    I was mostly concentrating on researching a ROTJ fett - will continue with ROTJ fett for the time being

    Nate

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    Re: prepro2 question

    I say you go pre-pro2, its by far my favorite and a amazing costume. But I understand not wanting to get all new stuff, whatever suit you do good luck with the build man

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    Re: prepro2 question

    rofl - oh no worries; want a FETT up and runnig - so might be goign with 2 Fetts.

    ROTJ 1st cos more ref material, and slowly do up a pre-pro2; although I am gonna take time with gettin info on it - cos I think its just gonna be tat kinda project.

    Also realised paint was completely diff - but reason for question was; gonna use a FPv3 (when I eventually get one) armour, and was wondering which set out be a better 'base' for doin as a pre-pro set of armour eg noticed that Vable Boba used a modified ESB set

    another that surprised me - I was looking up the FP's thread on his V3 armour. Always thougt ROTJ SE was just ROTJ armour with ESB helmet - didnt realise that ROTJ SE armour was ESB armour painted in ROTJ colours.

    Nate
    Last edited by Heatshock; Dec 25, 2008 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: prepro2 question

    For my Pre-pro2 costume I used FP ver2 armor but I had to fill all the dents on the chest and make new ones. I think I used the ESB armor as the base. I would pick the armor that had the dents as far away from where you want them to be, to make it eaiser to cover them and make new ones.

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    Re: prepro2 question

    cheers mate

    gonna get in touch with BM as well to see if he can help UK side

    Nate

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