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Respect for a 12 year old

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    Respect for a 12 year old

    Where to start… I guess Celebrations V- Best vacation ever? That was my family’s opinion as we headed home. We had lots of extended family met there and I was able to see my cousin’s nephew again… this is the only person I’ve run into who could hold a decent conversation about Boba Fett and I will admit I’ve learned some things from this kid!
    His Boba outfit was built out of love and not $$.
    Man this kid takes me back…. The true pure love of SW!!
    So that got me thinking of doing something I have always wanted to do- a white concept Boba!!
    No prob right… I now have the $$ I didn’t when I was young… let’s just start buying some stuff and put it together right….
    Ok I have a whole NEW RESPECT for anyone who has built an outfit… and I will be reading this board A LOT more now…
    Lessons to date…(learned the hard way) 1# the sweet flight suit bought at the army surplus store CAN’T be dyed or bleached white… 2# I think I would have to grease my head to get into the don post 95 helmet (yes both of these will be hitting ebay next week)
    So any advice on a white build?
    Sorry for the length of the post (first time- wanted to come out with a bang!)
    Nate if you’re reading this… thanks for the inspiration Buddy!!
    Attached is my favorite picture from the convention… Nate did you get her number?


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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    CV was pretty freakin awesome indeed! The only concept Fett I can think of is "White Commando" but I'm not sure how active he is on here. I believe he is an admin on one of the clone trooper forums though.

    Oh and Welcome to The Dented Helmet!

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Tell him good job on the costume! Did he win any contests?

    Looks great.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    If you guys want a nice laugh- click on the ebay add my... and i quote" awesome wife" just wrote for my 95 don post and flight suit

    Don Post 95 Boba Fett Helmet Flight Suit Costume - eBay (item 280560142409 end time Sep-16-10 13:20:05 PDT)

    DarthBrik- wish he had done a contest...he may have won... we stayed pretty busy with lasertag!!
    Askywalker98- thanks- glad 2 be here- Very cool site!!

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    That is pretty funny!

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Do you know how he got the armor and blaster?

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    ObxFett said: View Post
    If you guys want a nice laugh- click on the ebay add my... and i quote" awesome wife" just wrote for my 95 don post and flight suit

    Don Post 95 Boba Fett Helmet Flight Suit Costume - eBay (item 280560142409 end time Sep-16-10 13:20:05 PDT)

    DarthBrik- wish he had done a contest...he may have won... we stayed pretty busy with lasertag!!
    Askywalker98- thanks- glad 2 be here- Very cool site!!
    xD thats one awesome wife

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    ObxFett said: View Post
    If you guys want a nice laugh- click on the ebay add my... and i quote" awesome wife" just wrote for my 95 don post and flight suit

    Don Post 95 Boba Fett Helmet Flight Suit Costume - eBay (item 280560142409 end time Sep-16-10 13:20:05 PDT)

    DarthBrik- wish he had done a contest...he may have won... we stayed pretty busy with lasertag!!
    Askywalker98- thanks- glad 2 be here- Very cool site!!
    That is hilarious. Hold on to that one, she's definitely a keeper

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    this ACTUALLY falls along the lines of a question thats been BUGGING me reeeeeeal bad.

    as youve all probably noticed, theyve recently made a mas production light up kids helmet of fett's blaster too. now granted the blaster is severely inaccurate and scaled down, but i got that to look really cool.

    now heres the hard part. has anybody heard of converting that working kids helmet into a adult model? like dremel tooling the face off and replacing it with a homemade or don-post-ish mask face?

    it just seemed like a revolutionary idea, but knowing that im on a site of fellow mando lovers, i figure maybe SOMEbody may have tried this by now.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    i also noticed darkbrik on this thread coincidentally has the exact kids helmet i speak of for an avatar....just pointin it out.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    There a a few threads about that subject.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Mustangrevolver-thank you for bringing this helmet up… when I received my don post in the mail, I was very disappointed… I grabbed the boba fett helmet off my wall(in my opinion a toy) that had been a gift at C5 and did the unthinkable- took it out of its box- a first for me in many years. WoW! Nice head-strap system, range finder lights up when dropped down- very comfortable and it was only $30…. The only downside is the seam that runs across the top… But I believe this can easily be fixed and I’m going to repaint it white anyway.
    I saw a picture of the toy blaster as well and am very intrigued… do you any shots of yours finished?

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    DarthBrik- I just called Nate and asked him to join this thread... I know he got his patterns here- I'll let him discuss his process

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Hey Obxfett- like the kid's costume. I actually just started the process of making the hasbro helmet into a more movie accurate version as well. I was on the forums last night, and I found some really good stuff you should check out if you really wanna play around with the toy helmet
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/n...emplate-38535/
    HBF From Toy to Troopable Conversion.
    both really good threads and walk throughs on how to do it

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Hey! It's me, Nate! The kid who made the Boba Fett Costume in this post. Thanks, ObxFett for the post! It's awesome, man! All of the armor was made out of various types of cardboard that I painted. I used CHEEZ-IT, Mini Wheats and Caprisun boxes. The blaster is just a Star Tours Rebel Alliance Wookie Bowcaster without the bow. I was planing on buying the new Hasbro Boba Fett blaster and just painting it black. But I was not able to scrounge up enough money to buy it in time for the convention. But I think it turned out OK. If it wasnt for my grandmother, who lives in my house and can sew like a MAD WOMAN, I would have never been able to put this costume together. She sewed the pants and the shirts and stuff out of some old sweat clothing and many different types of fabric.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    ObxFett said: View Post
    Mustangrevolver-thank you for bringing this helmet up… when I received my don post in the mail, I was very disappointed… I grabbed the boba fett helmet off my wall(in my opinion a toy) that had been a gift at C5 and did the unthinkable- took it out of its box- a first for me in many years. WoW! Nice head-strap system, range finder lights up when dropped down- very comfortable and it was only $30…. The only downside is the seam that runs across the top… But I believe this can easily be fixed and I’m going to repaint it white anyway.
    I saw a picture of the toy blaster as well and am very intrigued… do you any shots of yours finished?
    oddly enough not yet, but i am redoing the stock, as my first was pure ****, so as soon as i do youll be the first to see, my friend. ill add ya on here to keep ya posted.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    you are my new favorite kid cosplayer, man. tell you what, if i can get this one to work, ill send you a blaster free, and show ya how i did it. or maybe ill even do it fer ya, but then ya wouldnt learn on yer own.

    but seriously, youve impressed me nate, and thats hard to do if i may say so myself.

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    That is really BIG of you mustangrevolver !! Send it unpainted-I believe working on Fett is an escape for Nate in the houseful of women he finds himself in. I hope someone can take a pic of him when he gets a new gun!! We are still sifting through hundreds of C5 pictures he took with people. Buying his C5 ticket was money well spent, there was not a booth or action figure left untouched by Nate that weekend!
    Therefore the title of this thread “respect”… that is not something I give away easily. I hate to quote a Sith Lord but…”we will watch your career with great interest”

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    Thanks, mustangrevolver!! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Are you making the stock longer, shorter, bigger? Either way, May the force be with you! I would be fine painting the blaster up myself! Let Me know how it goes.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    lol well where to start...

    well first off, obxfett, im simply a cosplayer sharing the love of the hobby with newcomers to the "sport", if you may.

    i mean, its what cosplayers do fer eachother. helping along the way to help each reach their goal.

    that and i sympathize with nate alot. i live in a house of 8 women, and a father who doesnt act like one. and when your practically 20 and your fam is causing issues, this sorta stuff makes a great escape from the real world.


    lol also keep in mind im usallynot so fond of kids these days cuz usually their parents are irresponsible and dont raise em good. nate here, has proven the opposite, and is in fact a kid i can easily say i am glad ive met now.

    youve made a great impression on us all nate, and i hope u know that.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    and to nate himself i say the following:

    well budd, i really dont mind. i mean it isnt that hard to do once you know how, and i can always send it modded and unpainted to ya. the paint job should be your honor to do atleast.

    what i did for mine was lengthen the barrel, making sure to make fins longer too, put a metal tube between the housing of the light emitter, and the outside so that you dont get that red beam showing through the sides, and sanded off the disclaimers engraved in it as well as filled in all the screw holes, and sanded down any other odd bumps that didnt fit with the real deal.

    keep in mind that the only few things right with it are the blaster handle, the diameter of the barrel is correct, and that the scope is the right-ish length. needless to say i replace the toy scope with a real 4 power scope u can buy at any walmart for a good 20 bux.

    i can always leave it on for you though if u wish, plus then you dont have to be careful with the painting.

    as for the grip, i had to replace it with a more realistically larger grip, and i replaced the guard rim attatching the stock to it with an all metal piece. the stock had to be dropped and replaced with good ol wood too. thank god for woods shop in high school, (something you can always benefit from alongside with metals and machine shop classes. they become very handy to know in cosplaying btw)

    i intend on posting step by step pics soon if i make another. ill definately keep ya in the loop budd.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    Awesome! Reminds me of my own kid. He did a grey Jedi for C5 with a thermal det and a clone rifle -- one of the "make your own" Hasbro modles he painted up. He got a LOT of comments on the gun

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    I tip my helmet in a respectful nod Mustangrevolver- well played
    Nate- sounds like a familiar story?… this can be a great escape!
    Vaderlives- thanks for the post.. I think I’ll be following Kakarrot's method and adding pieces on top of the existing face- looks like an easy add (although I’m not an orthopedic surgeon… I did stay at a Holiday inn last night) LOL!!

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    A'den on here just redid a HBF bucket and raffled it off for our charity on the Mercs. I was convinced it was unfixable, but he did a decent job. All said though, with the effort and cost, you're best severed buying a M-DSB bucket.

    For the OP, you can go to a plastic store and buy a sheet of PVC in shiny white. That way you don't even have to paint it. It works just like sintra in that you cut it with a saw/dremel/whatever and heat form it. Lonestar makes a great white flightsuit on here. Ladysewforus does too, but her's (well Arkady) makers theirs screen accurate colors, but they might be able to make you a white one instead. If nothing else, buy the Butterfield coverall pattern (or likewise brand), download the soft pouch template by WOF on here (which is what the thigh pockets are also) and a couple of reference pictures of the shin pockets & double sleeves and get one made for you. You can buy a nice twill in white and make it yourself or commision a seamstress locally. It's just a simple coverall with a couple of modifications.
    Bobobo Fett on here makes a white supercommando ammo belt and ManofWar's accurate Boba boots come white.

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    Re: Respect for a 12 year old

    you should have thrown a Ghostbusters patch on the sleeve and built your self a GB costume to add to your collection.

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