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  1. UMD_S4L's Avatar
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    Feb 22, 2008, 10:43 PM - Scratch built boots #1

    As much as I would have loved to have purchased a pair of the highend Boba boots, they were a bit out of my price range. Therefore, basically using scotch tape and popsicle sticks I have begun making my own pair. I have on fully done (save for the aluminum strip/spikes). The other I have to start this weekend. Keep in mind these are not just boots painted like Boba boots, I couldn't find any boots around here similar enough to do that with. Let me know what you think. By the way, they cost under $30 in total.

    Finished boot:


    Unfinished boot:
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    Feb 22, 2008, 11:56 PM - Re: Scratch built boots #2

    Now that's ingenuity for ya!! They look excellent. You have to love the way that folk around here solve problems and here's another example
  3. Feb 23, 2008, 12:07 AM - Re: Scratch built boots #3

    Looking pretty darn good for popsicle sticks. We do seem to do a lot of McGuyver-ing here.
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    Feb 28, 2008, 10:10 AM - Re: Scratch built boots #4

    I'm in the process of making my own scratchbuilt boots. I don't have time to make and do all the picture taking for a tutoral but I can explain what I did.

    I bought these $13 clearance Rt. 66 chelsea boots at k-mart last week. They are brown suede with a thick sole and a heel. I took some foam (from an old sandal) and cut/ shaped it to fit in the triangular gap between the heel and bottom of the sole.

    I rubber cemented that in. I am filling in the shape with silicone caulk that will dry firm but stretch. I have worn the shoes once so far for a few minutes and they seen to be OK.

    After I give them a final shape up I will spray the entire sole with that spray on rubber. (a few times for extra support) I may also paint on a a layer of it on the bottom.

    When that is done the shoes should be flat on the bottom and have the shape of the Boba shoe.

    I will then prime and paint the soles with latex paint so it remains flexible and won't crack/ peel.

    I will then spray paint the rest of the shoe to the appropriate colors. I will also add piping as well.

    I think the suede will give the general impression of cloth once it has been primed and painted.

    Sorry to hijack to hijack this thread but I was just giving you guys my idea... I'm not readyy to start a thread just yet. Thank you!
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    Feb 29, 2008, 12:27 AM - Re: Scratch built boots #5

    I've been toying with the idea of filling in the gaps on the sole, too. I'm not concerned about wearing them since my goal is to make a Boba mannequin so I may just use epoxy putty then sand and paint over it. Though I like the look of the soles. I know they aren't accurate but I think they give the boot an overall tough look.

    Good luck with your boots. It sounds like a good idea. I wasn't able to find good enough looking boots that I could paint them, hence my long and drawn out method. Post some pics when you start, I'd like to see how yours turn out.
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    Feb 29, 2008, 3:54 PM - Re: Scratch built boots #6

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