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  1. May 27, 2016, 1:55 AM - ROTJ SE #1

    Greetings fellow bounty hunters. Over the past 2 years I have been photographing my buddies from the 501st Legion Indonesian Outpost at their events (view some of them here: https://www.facebook.com/tennantlim....os/?tab=albums) and I was inevitably "convinced" to join them. Boba Fett has always been my favorite character so he was the obvious choice for my build. At some point soon after this decision, I thought to myself "What the hell have I gotten myself into now?!".



    Deciding on the version was easy; I love the ESB bucket paint job and the colors on the ROTJ costume, so I will be building the ROTJ SE film version. Here is the breakdown of items and vendors I ordered from;

    Helmet, armor, gauntlets, jetpack, shin tools - Bobamaker
    Flightsuit, boots, spats and ammo belt - Bobamaker
    Vest, neck seal, and hip pouches - Arkady
    Gloves - Major
    Wookie braids (horse hair), cape, girth belt - woodman
    EE-3 blaster (metal scope mount and stock bracket) - Sidewinder
    Webley & Scott 4x20 scope - intwenothor
    Jetpack harness - Bigdane
    Replica US Divers buckle, JP hooks, clips and rings -full metal fett
    Rangefinder light kit - Jc27
    Fans - crumdum
    Last edited by tennantlim; 4 Weeks Ago at 11:49 AM.
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  3. Templer1979's Avatar
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    May 27, 2016, 6:01 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #2

    Sounds good until this time.

    The Animefan helmet will be also an good decision.
    I got mine this month and I have to say it is an asset for my collection.
  4. May 27, 2016, 7:07 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #3

    Quote Templer1979 said: View Post
    Sounds good until this time.

    The Animefan helmet will be also an good decision.
    I got mine this month and I have to say it is an asset for my collection.
    Hi Kev. Thanks for your suggestion and I'm sure the Animefan helmet is a great product. I am committed to the BM helmet already along with the paint and weathering job, so I'll stick with that.

    Btw congrats on your facehugger bounty
    Last edited by tennantlim; Jun 30, 2016 at 10:46 PM.
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    May 27, 2016, 9:19 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #4

    Just a warning, if you are going for ROTJ SE approval in 501st there are essentially two versions...the film version and promo version. Paint jobs, armor, and some other minor details are different between the two versions. I strongly recommend reaching out to @Major the BH DL lead who is currently getting the CRL ready for publishing on the 501st site. You can find some 501st info on Sign In - The Bounty Hunters Guild

    I also sell the gauntlet lights with some options as well as a helmet system that can power servo rf systems as well.

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  6. May 27, 2016, 10:53 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #5

    Quote crumdum said: View Post
    Just a warning, if you are going for ROTJ SE approval in 501st there are essentially two versions...the film version and promo version. Paint jobs, armor, and some other minor details are different between the two versions. I strongly recommend reaching out to @Major the BH DL lead who is currently getting the CRL ready for publishing on the 501st site. You can find some 501st info on Sign In - The Bounty Hunters Guild

    I also sell the gauntlet lights with some options as well as a helmet system that can power servo rf systems as well.

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    Appreciate the heads up. I've checked the CRL on BHG for the differences between the 2 versions and will be going with the film version (which I mentioned). As far as I am aware, I have planned the purchases along that path thus far but I will certainly check with @Major when my build starts to take shape.

    When the time comes, I will reach out to you on the systems you're offering. Particularly interested in the servo power hook up to fans that saves a lot of space, but I'm not sure if you are able to ship batteries overseas.
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    May 27, 2016, 10:59 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #6

    I've shipped systems to UK and Australia, if you are paying the shipping lol. My reason for telling you to talk to major was the CRL will be different most likely by the time you get your stuff from Daz.

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  8. May 27, 2016, 11:04 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #7

    Quote crumdum said: View Post
    My reason for telling you to talk to major was the CRL will be different most likely by the time you get your stuff from Daz.

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    Yikes! Ok I will keep that in mind. Thanks!
  9. Sep 6, 2016, 10:36 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #8

    Received a bunch of items and couldnt wait to start working on them! I must commend every vendor I mentioned below for their excellent craftsmanship, and also a huge gratitude to several members for their exceptionally inspiring and detailed build threads.

    I'll start with the jet pack harness.



    Breakdown of parts;
    - Harness from Bigdane.
    - US Divers buckle replica from full metal fett.
    - 2 inch Seatbelt webbing from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    - Triglides from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I adapted the strapping methods from the awesome tutorials by The5thHorseman for the shoulder straps - http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/h...ett-esb-52297/ and full metal fett for the belt strapping - http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/d...utorial-52081/.

    Some changes I made to my rig;
    The strap ends that attach to the top of the harness are installed using triglides instead of sewing them up to allow further adjustments if needed.



    The same triglides are also used to connect the upper and lower shoulder straps.



    Sewed up all the ends to finish off except for the loose strap on the belt. Otherwise it wont fit through the buckle.



    This will do for now as I wait for the jetpack and the back armor to work out the rest of the alignment and rigging.
    Last edited by tennantlim; Oct 27, 2016 at 11:57 PM.
  10. Sep 6, 2016, 10:39 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #9

    Received girth belt and wookie braid from woodman.

    Last edited by tennantlim; Oct 27, 2016 at 11:58 PM.
  11. Sep 8, 2016, 10:27 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #10

    Cape from woodman. Before weathering...



    ...after weathering. Bashed a rock on the edges, sprayed black on the holes and gave it a light misting.

    Last edited by tennantlim; Oct 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM.
  12. Dec 19, 2016, 1:08 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #11

    Here's a quick update on my @Sidewinder EE-3 blaster kit build. As most of you should know, Simon's cast is exquisite and requires minimal clean up. I ordered the kit with metal scope mounts and stock bracket upgrade, and is fitted with a vintage Webley & Scott 4x20 rifle scope that I got from Andy @intwenothor.


    Two Philips-head screws were added to the stock butt as shown in the reference photo from the gallery: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11391


    The kit was modified to include a working trigger and upper receiver latch + hinge. I followed some of the techniques from this amazing build thread by @The5thHorseman http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/e...embling-52215/.
    For paintwork, I used Ace primer and flat black, misted with Tamiya gun metal, then weathered with My Color enamel paints. I followed the reference photos (http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...ter-rifle.html) as closely as I possibly could to replicate the weathering. Here are the photos in sections.




    In this reference photo http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11378, a corner of the skull-shaped greeblie is broken. I chose to leave it intact since it is unknown (at least to me) if the damage was made during or post production.



    Note that the hammer was shortened to match reference photo: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11370



    Last edited by tennantlim; Dec 31, 2016 at 8:07 PM.
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    Dec 19, 2016, 5:01 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #12

    Stunning paintjob on that blaster! Well done.
  14. Dec 19, 2016, 9:11 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #13

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    Stunning paintjob on that blaster! Well done.
    Thank you so much! Your build inspired me a lot while I was waiting for my kit to arrive.
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    Dec 19, 2016, 9:17 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #14

    Looks great!!!
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    Dec 19, 2016, 2:28 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #15

    this is amazing man!
  17. Dec 19, 2016, 6:21 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #16

    Quote 01Hawk said: View Post
    Looks great!!!
    Quote Chris4321 said: View Post
    this is amazing man!
    Thanks guys!
  18. Dec 19, 2016, 7:24 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #17

    Full length shots.

  19. Mar 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #18

    So after about 15 months' wait, my order from Bobamaker finally arrived! *forgot to include the cape in this photo.


    As expected of Daz, every single item is beautifully and intricately crafted. It completely justifies the wait time. I cannot recommend Bobamaker enough.

    There's still quite a bit of work to do; attach armor to vest, install RF lights and servo, rig up jetpack harness, attach straps to codpiece and knee armors, and most importantly, etc. Updates to come!
    Last edited by tennantlim; Mar 28, 2017 at 12:40 PM.
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    Mar 28, 2017, 12:24 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #19

    Looks good If you don mind me asking how much did this run you ?


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  21. Mar 28, 2017, 9:33 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #20

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    Looks good If you don mind me asking how much did this run you ?


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    I estimate around $6k for everything you see here including the cape and non-BM items. The breakdown of items is in my first post.
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    Mar 28, 2017, 9:36 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #21

    Quote tennantlim said: View Post
    I estimate around $6k for everything you see here including the cape and non-BM items.The breakdown of items is in my first post.
    Thank you I'm just starting out making mandi armor I have 2 consignments from people that saw my Jango Fett. But I'm not sure about prices I'm doing a Bo Katan and a prototype Boba


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    Mar 28, 2017, 11:03 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #22

    Quote tennantlim said: View Post
    So after about 15 months' wait, my order from Bobamaker finally arrived! *forgot to include the cape in this photo.
    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...sxw4p85cn.jpeg

    As expected of Daz, every single item is beautifully and intricately crafted. It completely justifies the wait time. I cannot recommend Bobamaker enough.

    There's still quite a bit of work to do; attach armor to vest, install RF lights and servo, rig up jetpack harness, attach straps to codpiece and knee armors, and most importantly, etc. Updates to come!
    Thanks for ordering this, my order was delayed a few months due to your commission I believe

    Looks fantastic!
  24. Mar 29, 2017, 3:13 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #23

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    Thanks for ordering this, my order was delayed a few months due to your commission I believe

    Looks fantastic!
    Aaaaw sorry man. I'm sure your is in the works!
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    Mar 29, 2017, 7:02 AM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #24

    Quote tennantlim said: View Post
    Aaaaw sorry man. I'm sure your is in the works!
    It's all good, should be arrriving next week.

    Never want to rush Daz.
  26. Apr 1, 2017, 9:04 PM - Re: ROTJ SE build thread #25

    I am failing miserably at posting progress on this build since I can't seem to stop and take photos once I get into the groove. So I thought I share some photos of the gorgeous helmet by Daz (Bobamaker).








    The animefan rangefinder has been modified to fit the stalk and is fitted with a self-contained light kit by Jc27. I will figure out the servo installation when I have more time.

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