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    Aug 30, 2008, 5:43 PM - ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan - FINAL PICS INCLUDED!! #1

    I'm finally to a point after this weekend where I feel comfortable showing off some of my progress. This thread also allows me to send my thanks and gratitude to the community as a whole, but also specifically to those people who have been helping me put this together -- either directly via their craftsmanship and efforts or indirectly via their replies to my PMs, posts, and by their own tutorials and progress threads.

    So, without further ado, I present my Geek Scarecrow (as my wife affectionately dubbed it):



    He's presently housed in the garage -- which I have totally trashed with my masking tape, plastic remnants, dirty paper towels, used Dixie cups (great for paint cleaning, J-Weld mixing, Bondo concocting, etc.). I've probably gone through 100 of them and so much more **** it boggles the mind. More pics:











    Here's the breakdown at present:

    • Armor: FPv3 - cut, prepped, and painted by me, with thanks to Darthmiller, Spideyfett, and Gbeef for their progress threads and TDH for the reference photos!! This armor is simply fantastic. Thanks to Dean for selling it to me!!!
    • Chest and shoulder decals - Lucksy31. Didn't mean to forget you, Scott! Although you can almost assume his decals on any given paint-up, since they're the best!!
    • Jumpsuit, Flak vest, Neckseal, pouches, and spats - The lovely Ladysewforus. Thanks, Debbi!! You should not think twice about ordering your soft goods from her. Not only are they excellent, but she is incredible in her communication and committment to satisfaction. It was almost a shame the way I airbrushed it with "Dirt", punched holes in it, rubbed it in real dirt, and otherwise abused it to get it to this state. Trust me, it looks much dirtier in person.
    • Gauntlets -- Wickedbeard. Wow. Just....wow. Enough said. Worth every penny and then some. It even came with the LED on the back of the left gauntlet already wired and all three hoses -- that I haven't gotten around to connecting yet. Buy his stuff!!!
    • Ammo belt - 99centtaco. Again, just incredible craftsmanship. Dirty bastard had to come out with a new version right after I bought this one that is even better. May save that for Geek Scarecrow v2.
    • Chest lights - Fettronics (deluxe version). They're perfect. Not hooked up in the photo since I still need to rig a place to put the battery pack, but trust me -- they look good.
    • Helmet - SgtFang v1, painted by me. Bought this unpainted from a TDH member and have put a good bit of work into it. Still need to finish the left cheek, parts of the back, and add an RF. This will be replaced in a couple of months by the FPH that Superjedi will be painting for me (Yay!!!). I can hardly wait to see his progress begin. C'mon, Priority Mail!!!
    • Girth belt - Centaur Mohair dyed by me using Whistle8mp's excellent latex and stain method. It looks much more subdued without the flash. The color looks great - Colonial Red Satin latex and "Fruit Punch" water based stain in a proportion I've since forgotten.
    • Boots -CA boots, partially weathered using Spideyfett's tutorial. Still need to do a little more on these.
    • Knee darts - Serenity. These things rock
    • Mannequin by eBay. Will have to pad this thing at some point. He only has a 38 inch chest, and the adjustable arms mean no "flesh" from mid bicep to forearm. Will need to fix that once I'm ready for hinal posing with the EE-3.
    Still got a good bit of work to do. The armor needs a little more weathering and a scratch layer. Need to get my shin tools, boot spikes, and collar/girth studs from Bobamaker and paint those up. Have to make a cape and get my blaster from Hotshot and gloves from GBH (current ****** gloves by Home Depot). And the MOW jet pack (thanks, Christian!) is midway through prep. That's going to take a good chunk of time to finish. And I forgot to throw my Wookiee braids on for some reason....

    But I feel like I'm getting closer now. It's not just a pile of boxes anymore.

    Periodic updates to come as I get through the rest of this. And, of course, I hope it will be me instead of some flat chested, tiny waisted, stick armed fiberglass dummy wearing this at Star Wars Fan Days 2 in a couple of months! Hope to see some of you there!!

    - Chris
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    Aug 30, 2008, 5:50 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #2

    Looks good dude! Nice job!
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    Aug 30, 2008, 6:02 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #3

    I like it, looks great man! Cant wait to see it finished.
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    Aug 30, 2008, 6:36 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #4

    Great stuff! It's fun to see it all coming together like that, isn't it?
  5. Aug 30, 2008, 6:36 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #5

    Looks great bro.I am stoked to see it all in action.
    I cannot quit laughing at the geek scarecrow comment.That is priceless.lololol
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    Aug 30, 2008, 9:34 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #6

    Nice job on the belt bro, that thing is wicked. Glad my info helped you out
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    Aug 30, 2008, 9:49 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #7

    Very nice costume! I love seeing them put together as well as yours
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    Aug 31, 2008, 2:02 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #8

    Nice job man.. those paint apps are awsome!..
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    Aug 31, 2008, 4:17 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #9

    Awesome bruv... looks great

    pfft - Geek Scarecrow!
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    Aug 31, 2008, 10:39 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #10

    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup you have god some mad painting skillz If anyone out there is still trying to use dye for you girth, please stop now and do the latex stain method! you will never think about dye again!! awesome work bro!!
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    Sep 4, 2008, 2:10 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #11

    Lookin' good! Nice work on the painting!
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    Sep 4, 2008, 7:01 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #12

    It's looking great. You've got some very nice parts on that suit and the painting looks excellent.
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    Sep 4, 2008, 7:38 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #13

    Thanks for the positive feedback all! I started priming the JP, so progress on that should be next!!
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    Sep 24, 2008, 9:56 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #14

    Quick update! I'm getting there....

    Added the cape (not yet held with the studs though), wookiee braids, gloves, and blaster. I did a little more weathering and scratching, added the black speckles/splatter to the chest armor, and semi-glossed the knees and shoulders. Still several things to do once I get my jet pack hooks and harness in the next week or two. Daz shipped my toe spikes, collar studs, and shin tools this week. Here's how she looks right now:




    I especially like this angle:



    Will look even better once I replace the Fang with my FPH and add my b1tchin jet pack.

    More to come! When I get back from San Fran next week, he gets moved inside. And, of course, it will be me and not some fiberglass dummy wearing it in Dallas in a month!

    -Chris
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    Sep 24, 2008, 10:07 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #15

    It looks great! Can't wait to see it complete!
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    Sep 24, 2008, 10:13 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #16

    That REALLY came out GREAT!! Nicely done bro!!!
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    Sep 24, 2008, 11:08 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #17

    Lookin' good!
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    Sep 26, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #18

    looks good man!!
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    Sep 26, 2008, 8:49 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #19

    Well....your ROTJ SE is the standard I'm aiming for after all.

    And thanks again for the compliments, everyone! After seeing Eric's progress on my helmet, I can't wait to throw it on here and get the whole thing inside into some better light.

    -Chris

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    Oct 11, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #20

    that is a very nice Fett indeed. i always appreciate the ROTJ version much more. i also like the helmet but it sems to be an ESB?
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    Oct 12, 2008, 2:32 PM - ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan -FINAL PICS!!!! #21

    Now that I got my FPH back from Eric and my Sidewinder EE-3, I have only very minor tweaks to do to the boots (going to change my toe spikes and lighten them with some more "dusty" tones) and the shin tool pockets. And I think I'm ready to unveil the final version....






    ...and the back:




    These are the photos I'm submitting for 501st approval, so wish me luck!

    The biggest challenge now is actually GETTING INTO the damned thing. Mostly it's because I can't figure out an easy way to get the harness on along with the vest and backplate and still have the jet pack rings come through the proper slots. My wife helped me into it today and can do so at Halloween, but I better figure out a better dressing method before Fan Days 2!!

    Unless anyone wants to come over to the hotel and help each other!!

    Look forward to your feedback and seeing all of you soon!
    C
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    Oct 12, 2008, 3:12 PM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #22

    Good luck man!
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    Oct 13, 2008, 12:38 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #23

    Looks great buddy. Glad to see this come together finally.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 4:22 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #24

    Sweeeeeeet!! Everything looks great.
    Get more pics at SWFD2!!
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    Oct 13, 2008, 6:42 AM - Re: ROTJ SE Edition by Madmartigan #25

    Looks awesome man! Great job

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