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  1. #26

    Re: SE Boba Build

    Before.

  2. #27
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    Looks great man, really digging the build so far! And I will agree with catbread, I think the bit of bagginess in the before shot looks better to me.

  3. #28

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    I'll take it back to how it was. Also dawning on me that the 't-shirt sleeve' length may have been right all along. It's strange, looking down at the suit on my own arms and it looks way too baggy, but it looks fine in a photo. I think I'll hold off on making any final decisions until I have all the armour pieces made.

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    Yeah, you will get a much better view of how it is when it all comes together than you will now. I thought mine was a good bit too bulky until I got it all finished and took new pics.

  5. #30

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    what size did you go with on scaling the helmet?

  6. #31

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    Since Fett is 5'10" and I'm 5'6", I'm scaling everything down by 95% (aside for the gauntlets which come to about 89% on account of my short arms and thin wrists) and everything seems to fit perfectly.

  7. #32

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    Jesuit24 said: View Post
    Since Fett is 5'10" and I'm 5'6", I'm scaling everything down by 95% (aside for the gauntlets which come to about 89% on account of my short arms and thin wrists) and everything seems to fit perfectly.
    Cool I'm around the same. It's weird because I have big shoulders but everything else is small so I'm having a tough time trying to figure out my helmet size. The regular size looks fine on me if you don't see the rest of my body lol. Thanks though.

  8. #33

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    I was a bit apprehensive about this update seeing as I went with a topical approach to painting, which leaves a lot to be desired for accuracy; some sections are the wrong size and some don't match up perfectly as it was all done freehand with reference material and stencils. I have a local source of Humbrol paints so that's the route I took. I know the colour of the back panels is off, but I only realised I'd mixed the wrong colour green in until I was halfway through the weathering. This was my first try at airbrushing and mixing the paints to the right consistency proved to be a more difficult than I imagined.

    helmet-50-jpghelmet-51-jpghelmet-52-jpg
    (Pictures are badly colour corrected in Photoshop, I'll post better ones once I've got the helmet sealed)

    I have a jet pack roughed out in cardboard with the rocket looking in dire need of bondo and the gauntlets are almost ready to be painted.

  9. #34
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    Doesnt look bad at all...

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    Thanks, I never expected it to hold a candle to the actual bucket, but this forum is amazing for spurring people on to do the best they can. I'm proud of what I was able to do with virtually no tools and no materials. Here's some better pictures:

    helmet-53-jpghelmet-54-jpghelmet-55-jpghelmet-56-jpg

    helmet-jpg

    I've got a servo coming in the mail and once that arrives, I'll see if I can get it hooked up to the rangefinder and then I'll start considering fans. The only place I can conceivably put one though is at the lower front, but I'm concerned the fan noise will interfere with my mic. Speaking of which, I'm going to get an Aker voice amp soonish.

    Regarding other parts of the build, I the gauntlets need hinges fiberglassed in place seeing as the epoxy resin alone isn't quite up to the task of keeping the hinges secure. The jetpack has mostly been assembled and the interior fiberglassed for strength. The rocket took some doing, but I managed an extremely rough cardboard version which has been resined and is awaiting bondo to smooth up my mistakes. In addition, the shin tools are in their resin stage. I only went with the squeegee and the anti security blade as this was the ROTJ setup and I'm planning on emulating the Jabba's palace version (From pictures I've seen, I don't think the SE studio version had ANY shin tools, but I don't want to leave those pockets empty).

    jet-pack-1-jpgshin-tools-1-jpg

  11. #36

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    I do not envy all that sanding lol!

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    The talent of the people on this forum boggles my mind. Excellent work, man!

  13. #38

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    Really good work... I chump and go the easy way out buying other artist's work!

  14. #39

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    great looking helmet. I assume you paint the inside and out with fiber glass resin then Bono over it? Do you use any of the woven of matted glass material on the inside?

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    I think you've done an excellent job especially on the paintwork.

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    Thanks all for the praise. Yes, first I fiberglassed the interior using mat and then I used the same resin to harden the exterior. It's the same process I used for the gauntlets, shin tools and soon the jet pack. I've bought some PVC sheets to tackle the armour plates. Also, I've more or less finished the gauntlets now.

    gauntlets-7-jpggauntlets-8-jpg

    I had to enable the flash for the scorched weathering to show up. Does anyone know where I could get 3D printed gauntlet rocket/darts? The reason I ask for 3D printed is because I'd like mine scaled down since the gauntlets are smaller than the actual ones.

    Parade gloves arrived today, so I'll need to dye them, then begin the arduous task of sewing on the white patches.

  17. #42

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    Great looking gauntlets! Toolguy301 has some 3d printed merch... Check in with him for that stuff..

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    Aprilstorm has also some great 3D projects. Here is the gauntlet rocket sell thread (with link to her Thingiverse page) ==> Fett gauntlet missile

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    I initially approached April through PM a while ago, but I never recieved a reply. It seems she hasn't been on the site for a while.

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    Wow great work Mr. thank you for posting your build

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    Hey, guys. I'd like a quick opinion if you don't mind. I'm back home for Easter and the PVC sheets have arrived, so the plan is to get all the armour cut out sharpish so I can easily take them back home after Easter, but first I was wondering how I did for sizing.


    I ended up using Raf's templates rather than WoF's for the armour after the good experience I had with his helmet templates and I scaled it down by the same amount as the helmet. I'm not quite sure if I need to scale it down a touch more though so thoughts are welcome.

    armour-1-jpgarmour-2-jpg
    Here's half of the paper stencils attached (and flipped). It looks proportionate, although my concern is with the side of the chest plate; it tucks rather sharply around my pec when form fitting (there's more of a curve to it than other chest plates I've seen) and if I simply didn't curve the PVC so much, it would jut out from the flak vest.
    I'm terrible at explaining things; I'm sure you've figured that out by now but hopefully that makes some sense.

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    The abdominal plate's height looks over dimensioned (you stretched it to fit the vest?), but as you said, the armor looks a bit big on you, so you should reduce the dimensions with 5-10% and do another test fit. I hope you won't use the flipped armor (to gain symmetry) as the whole suit is full of asymmetries, which gives that real look to it.

    Keep us posted with your build. You are doing a great job!

  23. #48

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    I didn't mess with the proportions of the ab plate, I just reduced the scale to 95% as with the other pieces. I'm using an old copy of Adobe Acrobat to print the templates; maybe that's doing something it shouldn't. Don't worry, I won't be flipping the armour; I just couldn't be assed to print out all the pieces for a test fit.

    So I did a couple more test fits. One in the 90% fit range and another in the 85%.
    armour-3-jpg
    90% feels neater although the chest plates still seem a little wide. I'd say the 85% chest plates are the right width, but there's a big gap between all the plates. So I took the smaller chest plates and put them with the larger pieces to get this:
    armour-4-jpg

    The ab and chest plates, being different scales, will need distorting height-wise if I go with this option to make the gap between them more consistent, but the 90% option is still a possibility. What do you think?

    EDIT: Now I'm even more indecisive. Since my flak vest comes down to my waist (I tuck it up past my belly button for pictures), I wondered if I was folding it in the wrong place. I took the 85% pieces and pushed them up to what I think the gap spacing would be and it looks much better, despite the large space at the bottom of the vest.
    armour-5-jpgarmour-6-jpg
    So now I have three options, but I'm not sure which is best. Thoughts?
    Last edited by Jesuit24; Apr 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

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    Good work man. To even make a helmet is awesome enough! Thumbs up

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    Jesuit24 said: View Post
    I didn't mess with the proportions of the ab plate, I just reduced the scale to 95% as with the other pieces. I'm using an old copy of Adobe Acrobat to print the templates; maybe that's doing something it shouldn't. Don't worry, I won't be flipping the armour; I just couldn't be assed to print out all the pieces for a test fit.

    So I did a couple more test fits. One in the 90% fit range and another in the 85%.
    armour-3-jpg
    90% feels neater although the chest plates still seem a little wide. I'd say the 85% chest plates are the right width, but there's a big gap between all the plates. So I took the smaller chest plates and put them with the larger pieces to get this:
    armour-4-jpg

    The ab and chest plates, being different scales, will need distorting height-wise if I go with this option to make the gap between them more consistent, but the 90% option is still a possibility. What do you think?

    EDIT: Now I'm even more indecisive. Since my flak vest comes down to my waist (I tuck it up past my belly button for pictures), I wondered if I was folding it in the wrong place. I took the 85% pieces and pushed them up to what I think the gap spacing would be and it looks much better, despite the large space at the bottom of the vest.
    armour-5-jpgarmour-6-jpg
    So now I have three options, but I'm not sure which is best. Thoughts?
    Hard to say because I was using rafal fett templates at 93% and liked the way they laid out. Although once I had those it'd made my helmet look way too big so I made a new one scaled down slightly and everything seems to match up pretty well. You look a bit slimmer than me, but around the same size so I don't know maybe you wanna try that percentage?

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