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    Apr 27, 2014, 10:07 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #126

    Congrats on the approval.Looking good.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 1:07 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #127

    Thanks guys for the kind words.

    Should i double up the board or is single ply ok? also how much smooth cast do i use and how did you apply it to the board? Thanks
    Matt
    I did the whole outer shell using the card stock. Then I printed out another set of the pep file on plain paper. I cut these out & used them as templates for cutting the cardboard. The cardboard piece then were trimmed & shaped to fit the card stock shell. I used .060" thick cardboard & used 3 layer to give me a final thickness of .188". At that point is where I began coating with the smooth cast. I used a paint brush to apply the smooth cast. Buy the cheapest brushes you can get cause they are junk when the smooth cast hardens. After the smooth cast sets up rough it up and start filling & smoothing it out. I also added another layer of smooth case after I had gotten things smoothed out & did some minor spot filling after sanding it down.

    As a note I had to cut off 2 inches from the bottom of the back plate to make it more correct for my height & placement. So may want to think about that.

    Hope this helps some in the description of how I went about doing the back plate & collar armor.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 1:26 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #128

    Awesome TG!!!
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    Apr 28, 2014, 4:07 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #129

    Thanks man that helps!
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    Apr 28, 2014, 7:44 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #130

    Awesome TG!!!
    Thanks Justin

    Thanks man that helps!
    Your are welcome animattor, glad I coud help.

    Stayed busy this weekend. Went to C2E2 on Saturday & got to do my first official troop with the MWG. Helped work the MWG's booth & participated in their panel. Spent a over 8 hours suited up so & was happy with the comfort of everything. Then did another troop on Sunday at a Toy Show, wife was ECing the event so was kind of a given.

    The fun was actually getting to walk around with my wife in costume. We were quite the bounty hunter couple.
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    Apr 30, 2014, 2:55 AM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #131

    nice job and congrats!
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    May 2, 2014, 3:10 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #132

    JEtpack question what was your list of paint colors?
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    May 2, 2014, 7:43 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #133

    Got around to adding fans to my helmet. This is the kit from Evil Boy. The fans are pretty quiet but there is a little hum but nothing too bad. I would rather have the air circulating.

    I used double lock velcro for the battery pack to keep it in position & an industrial velcro with "T" hooks that is used for hanging things on imperfect surfaces. Evil Boy does send velcro with the kit I just opted for something I thought would be more secure.

    JEtpack question what was your list of paint colors?
    These are all Rustoleum spray paints:

    Deep Blue
    Claret Wine misted with Colonial Red
    Blossom White
    Summer Squash misted with Striping Yellow
    Metallic Aluminum
    Dark Gray

    Misted with Stone Gray, Dark Gray, & Flat Black for the weathering.

    Finally mixed a custom reddish brown & a medium gray to use the air brush to give more it a dirtier look. I painted the whole pack the Metallic Aluminum with a coat of dull coat for the base prior to painting. The rest of the colors. Masked off all of the damage with liquid masking. These were the colors I thought looked good to me. Hope this helps.
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    May 6, 2014, 2:28 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #134

    Thanks Bud as always great thread and build!
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    Sep 3, 2014, 8:04 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #136

    bouuyahh great build ...
    I like it
    great to see stuff from file to finish
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    May 30, 2016, 4:02 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #137

    Your thread will be a huge help for me as I'm just starting out with my build. Awesome work ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved


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    Jun 28, 2016, 4:25 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #138

    Wonderful build thread!
    Thank you very much. Very helpful and following along for mine.
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    Jun 29, 2016, 6:15 AM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #139

    Great job and congrats... Looks great. Amazing on having wife into same thing too...
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    Jun 29, 2016, 6:30 AM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #140

    WOW it looks killer! I always to try creating stuff with those type of files, some say its easy some say its hard, but it does seem like ALOT of work. Grats to you, looking great!
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jul 27, 2016, 12:12 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP #141

    Quote toolguy301 said: View Post
    The MOW flak vest fits pretty good. I am 5'9" 215 lbs. & usually large to x/large depending on fit. I have broad chest & shoulders. The way that it is split on the sides works well cause you can adjust the girth around your mid section. I like how it fits.

    Doesn't look like much but block sanded the jetpack & worked on the rocket. I need to do some spot putty work & the main body of the jetpack is ready for primer. Need to do some detail work on the rocket.
    First im sorry about the poor quality of my pictures. I'm using the WOF template for my jetpack and I have a question about your approval process
    in the pictures you have (see first picture below) the joint between the top "deck" of the pack (where the beacon light and tanks mount) is a nice
    sharp corner. I've seen pictures where this seam is smooth and rounded. did you receive any notes on this sharp seam or did that part pass without
    much push back from your approving officer? (sorry I'm making mine for 501 entry and I know they are sometimes pretty picky)

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    4 Weeks Ago - Jul 27, 2016, 12:36 PM - Re: ROTJ Boba Fett WIP 501st Approved #142

    First im sorry about the poor quality of my pictures. I'm using the WOF template for my jetpack and I have a question about your approval process
    in the pictures you have (see first picture below) the joint between the top "deck" of the pack (where the beacon light and tanks mount) is a nice
    sharp corner. I've seen pictures where this seam is smooth and rounded. did you receive any notes on this sharp seam or did that part pass without
    much push back from your approving officer? (sorry I'm making mine for 501 entry and I know they are sometimes pretty picky)
    I didn't have any issues getting my Boba approved with the 501st & Mandalorian Mercs. There wasn't anything that my GML had an issue with. For me my Boba was a 3 year long build with scratch building everything. In that time I opted not to change things even though I learned things that would have an affect on what I had made. I did make some changes but not all pieces. For basic approval I don't think you would have an issue but I am not a GML but if you have concerns in regards to this you could get in contact with your GML & ask. Where you are at right now you could easily add the radius/bevel to that area.

    This was my first time making a jetpack & I was using a couple of pep files that were done by a couple of guys. I have since come up with my own design which I have proved out (Jodo Kast Build: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f34/j...73/#post651473 ) & feel much better about the look of it.


    I have plans to work on updating thing on this costume but that will come in time. I have a couple of other projects that I am working on & am in the planning stages of a doing another Boba but will be lacking some colors.
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