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    Jan 16, 2014, 1:05 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #51

    Quote charleslynch said: View Post
    do you guys think that doing a custom mando first would be a good way to start?
    A custom mando and boba fett are two different things all together. One is very specific while the other has unlimited possibilities. It really is your own choice.

    If you were scratch building everything, and you are relatively new to costuming, a custom mando might be a good idea so you learn from your mistakes for boba fett. If you are just buying the pieces, you might as well go for fett
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    Jan 16, 2014, 4:58 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #52

    thank you, ya you are definitely correct. My thoughts were that I could learn the weathering techniques and I am very nervous about painting and other aspects.
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    Jan 16, 2014, 5:40 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #53

    If you take your time with this you'll look back and Thank the maker we stopped you from buying anything that came from rubies.

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  5. Jan 17, 2014, 9:27 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #54

    One of the main goals I had when starting this thread was to prevent people from buying the Rubies atrocity. If we’ve only helped one person along the way I call it a victory. Good luck on your build and have fun. It can be a stressful process but you’ve eliminated a large portion of it by choosing to start from scratch.

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    Thanks a bunch guys, i have decided against it and im going to go through this website to get a costume made, i have the funds for about $1500 and would like to keep it around there but like they say your fett is truly never done i may end up adding more and spending close to $2000 haha. Another question i have is would i be able to have this costume ready by April 17th?
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    Jan 17, 2014, 9:44 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #55

    Well thank you my brothers! I am very excited about my build and cant wait to start getting my parts. i know everyone on here is great for questions so i figure any troubles i may have along the way i now have a sanctuary to come to! glad i found TDH!
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    Mar 7, 2015, 9:14 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #56

    No disrespect intended here. But not everyone can afford to drop over $2000 on a costume. These can be found new on Ebay for around $400. With a lil time & a few bucks towards sandpaper & spray paint. I think it can be made into the casual Star Wars fans dream costume.
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    Mar 7, 2015, 9:58 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #57

    ^^^no disrespect, but the casual SW fan rarely makes it to these parts.
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    Mar 7, 2015, 1:52 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #58

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    ^^^no disrespect, but the casual SW fan rarely makes it to these parts.
    I would have liked this post but the like button is broken...
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    Mar 7, 2015, 1:57 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #59

    Quote Chunk said: View Post
    No disrespect intended here. But not everyone can afford to drop over $2000 on a costume. These can be found new on Ebay for around $400. With a lil time & a few bucks towards sandpaper & spray paint. I think it can be made into the casual Star Wars fans dream costume.
    What has been made pointedly clear is that the costume is not only highly inaccurate, but it also self-destructs after minimal use. Noone here is saying you have to spend 2k to make a quality fett costume. You can scratch build a fett outfit for about what it costs to buy a Rubies outfit. The difference is you need to know how to MAKE those parts and do the work. That takes a specific set of skills...the same set of skills you will need to ALSO redo large portions of the Rubies outfit. What many posters here have repeatedly said is that its far cheaper and better to make the items yourself versus reworking the Rubies outfit.
  11. May 24, 2015, 8:37 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #60

    Stumbled on this listing on eBay and had to do a double take because I couldn't believe this seller is this bold. It's a Rubies suite painted up as "Supertrooper" in name only. Maybe the white dress shoes will be included to make it worth $1500.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=131516588576
  12. May 24, 2015, 8:41 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #61

    it looks better in white..but those shooooes! hahaha
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    May 24, 2015, 8:51 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #62

    Hah, they're Sperry boat shoes!
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    May 24, 2015, 9:25 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #63

    Quote shteymetal247 said: View Post
    Stumbled on this listing on eBay and had to do a double take because I couldn't believe this seller is this bold. It's a Rubies suite painted up as "Supertrooper" in name only. Maybe the white dress shoes will be included to make it worth $1500.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=131516588576
    those shoes make me think that's cousin Eddie under all that mess.
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  15. May 24, 2015, 9:44 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #64

    Yes, I have seen that a few times now and it makes me cringe each and every time
    Is it my imagination or is the ammo belt vac-formed
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    May 31, 2015, 9:44 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #65

    I'm new to TDH and wished I spent more time in serious research inas I have also been frozen in Rubinite, a.k.a. The Rubies costume, spendinding $750. The first costume arrived in the same condition yours did, gauntlet pieces detached, rocket detached. Sent it back and the 2nd costume was "better"? I planned to rework this costume but have since scrapped the entire junk flight suit and ordered up a ROTJ version from MOW that I think will fit the bill better after dtying and some airbrushing. Th helmet form is OK but I plan to do a complete layered repaint as it looks like they had some poor kid in beijing paint the damage with a 3 inch horeshair brush. Hideous. I am going to have the flak jacket taken in and tailored with a HD zipper and pull line installed in the back making it better fitting and I hope useable. I'm thinking I'll use the industrial Magnet attachment method for the chest armor I discovered here in a TDH post. I had to replace the chest armore entirely and its being shipped as the Rubies plating was so anatomically inadequate as to make them suitable for use only as dinner plates.

    the JetPack? A complete repaint is in order but I plan to use it due to the mounting and integration hookup with the flak vest attachment. I Removed the rocket from the tank as I Shipped this for use at SW Weekend in Orlando last weekend and couldnt find a suitable shipping container with enough size or length to accomodate the unit as one piece. I detached the rocket and temporarily attach and reattach using industrial strength velcro until I find a cement that will work with PVC and the molded plastic of the jet pack. I plan to insert a 4 inch OD piece of PVC and cement into against the walls beneath the hole for the rocket. I have a PVC piece that will accept the pase of the rocket and which the OD will fit into the piece I cement inside the tank but I cant find the right polymer based cement to weld the PVC to the plastic type used for the Jet Pack. BTW, the Rocket and nozzles are horrendous and require a sled full of J & B to fill poorly matched seams and round it out after sanding to even get a half way decent look.

    Lesson learned. I'm not deterred , Im determined now more than ever to Fett up and do it right. Extremely gald I stumbled into the TDH universe. A ton of useful and inspiring stuff here. Thanks everyone and does anyone by chance know what bonding agent or cement type works for ployvinyl plastic to PVC?

    Tyvark
  17. Jun 3, 2015, 4:58 PM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #66

    I haven't used adhesive on any of my remaining Rubies parts but I have used J-B Weld KwikWeld that I picked up at Home Depot for re-attaching the gauntlet rods on my RDK right gauntlet. It's a two part epoxy that you mix up with equal parts that sets in 6 minutes and is fully cured in 4-6 hours. "Can you tell I'm reading this off the back of the package?" If you decide to keep the knee armor be sure to line the inside with tape. They are extremely brittle and I've cracked a couple corners of mine by pulling the velcro off too fast. And don't drive with them on, I made that mistake when I got out of my car and clipped the corner of the door and snapped off one of the knee darts. I used Gorilla Tape on the subject areas inside the knee armor. I'll be interested to see your mods to the Rubies vest. It was one of the worst parts of the suit IMO especially when I received my Bat-Ninja vest. The picture comparisons from earlier in the thread of Bat-Ninja's vest and the Rubies don't do it justice, it's a major difference of quality, especially the difference in color which obviously doesn't show up via my digital images.

    Good luck bro! You'll need it.

    Quote Tyvark said: View Post
    I'm new to TDH and wished I spent more time in serious research inas I have also been frozen in Rubinite, a.k.a. The Rubies costume, spendinding $750. The first costume arrived in the same condition yours did, gauntlet pieces detached, rocket detached. Sent it back and the 2nd costume was "better"? I planned to rework this costume but have since scrapped the entire junk flight suit and ordered up a ROTJ version from MOW that I think will fit the bill better after dtying and some airbrushing. Th helmet form is OK but I plan to do a complete layered repaint as it looks like they had some poor kid in beijing paint the damage with a 3 inch horeshair brush. Hideous. I am going to have the flak jacket taken in and tailored with a HD zipper and pull line installed in the back making it better fitting and I hope useable. I'm thinking I'll use the industrial Magnet attachment method for the chest armor I discovered here in a TDH post. I had to replace the chest armore entirely and its being shipped as the Rubies plating was so anatomically inadequate as to make them suitable for use only as dinner plates.

    the JetPack? A complete repaint is in order but I plan to use it due to the mounting and integration hookup with the flak vest attachment. I Removed the rocket from the tank as I Shipped this for use at SW Weekend in Orlando last weekend and couldnt find a suitable shipping container with enough size or length to accomodate the unit as one piece. I detached the rocket and temporarily attach and reattach using industrial strength velcro until I find a cement that will work with PVC and the molded plastic of the jet pack. I plan to insert a 4 inch OD piece of PVC and cement into against the walls beneath the hole for the rocket. I have a PVC piece that will accept the pase of the rocket and which the OD will fit into the piece I cement inside the tank but I cant find the right polymer based cement to weld the PVC to the plastic type used for the Jet Pack. BTW, the Rocket and nozzles are horrendous and require a sled full of J & B to fill poorly matched seams and round it out after sanding to even get a half way decent look.

    Lesson learned. I'm not deterred , Im determined now more than ever to Fett up and do it right. Extremely gald I stumbled into the TDH universe. A ton of useful and inspiring stuff here. Thanks everyone and does anyone by chance know what bonding agent or cement type works for ployvinyl plastic to PVC?

    Tyvark
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    Jun 4, 2015, 11:51 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #67

    Quote shteymetal247 said: View Post
    I haven't used adhesive on any of my remaining Rubies parts but I have used J-B Weld KwikWeld that I picked up at Home Depot for re-attaching the gauntlet rods on my RDK right gauntlet. It's a two part epoxy that you mix up with equal parts that sets in 6 minutes and is fully cured in 4-6 hours. "Can you tell I'm reading this off the back of the package?" If you decide to keep the knee armor be sure to line the inside with tape. They are extremely brittle and I've cracked a couple corners of mine by pulling the velcro off too fast. And don't drive with them on, I made that mistake when I got out of my car and clipped the corner of the door and snapped off one of the knee darts. I used Gorilla Tape on the subject areas inside the knee armor. I'll be interested to see your mods to the Rubies vest. It was one of the worst parts of the suit IMO especially when I received my Bat-Ninja vest. The picture comparisons from earlier in the thread of Bat-Ninja's vest and the Rubies don't do it justice, it's a major difference of quality, especially the difference in color which obviously doesn't show up via my digital images.

    Good luck bro! You'll need it.
    Thanks for the heads-up regarding the Knee Armor. I'm looking at replacing it as you say it's completely flimsy and I already have the Velcro strap tearing away from a grommet on one of them. I just did a retro fit for the rocket onto the Rubies Jet-Pack tank to make it removable for shipping and still easily reattached and remain very stable. I'm going to post photos and instructs shortly. BTW found the perfect cement for PVC to dissimilar plastic's; DEVCON Plastic Welder, another two part epoxy mix.
  19. Jun 14, 2015, 9:56 AM - Re: Supreme Edition Boba Fett Costume (Modifications?) #68

    Quote Tyvark said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up regarding the Knee Armor. I'm looking at replacing it as you say it's completely flimsy and I already have the Velcro strap tearing away from a grommet on one of them. I just did a retro fit for the rocket onto the Rubies Jet-Pack tank to make it removable for shipping and still easily reattached and remain very stable. I'm going to post photos and instructs shortly. BTW found the perfect cement for PVC to dissimilar plastic's; DEVCON Plastic Welder, another two part epoxy mix.
    Let me know if you start a different thread on how you retro fitted the rocket on the Jet-Pack or throw them on here if you want.
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