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    Mar 22, 2017, 7:42 PM - The TDH Boba boot problem #1

    Hey guys. Zach here. Wanted to bring this up here. It's something that's been talked about a bit on other threads and in PMs.

    Basically this community has one supplier I know of for boots. I've heard whispers of maybe one other but maybe some of the more "in the know" people here can shed some light on this. The supplier I'm talking about is Man Of War. This post is not at all to bash his wonderful boots but it's to bring attention to another problem.

    If MOW is the only supplier of boots and he is not making any currently in the fabled and rare 9-9.5 size (the size I need) and he seems to me to be selling out his stock of other sizes and not refreshing stock (at this current time) What does a boba do to get shoes?



    Are we at a point in which all bobas either have to fabricate their own shoes or wait till someone sells their current shoes? I've gotten to the point it has dawned on me I literally cannot finish my Boba unless I acquire the shoes I cannot get.

    The last option is that it seems you can purchase the prototype boots for 60 dollars more than the regular and dye it some are saying. This seems risky and not something I would like to try.

    So maybe you guys can open up a discussion about what I and others could do to remedy this problem? Or just encourage us to wait and click on every sale that goes up on the cargo hold. Seems like a bleak future for the Fett community...


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    Mar 22, 2017, 7:54 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #2

    Like much in this hobby, there is a lot of waiting involved, especially when it comes to quality. Christian makes the best boots available for Fett, and the wait is worth it. Now in terms of his stock, I recall he does runs once or twice a year. If you reach out to him, I'm sure he can give you a date when your size will be back in stock.
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    Mar 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #3

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Like much in this hobby, there is a lot of waiting involved, especially when it comes to quality. Christian makes the best boots available for Fett, and the wait is worth it. Now in terms of his stock, I recall he does runs once or twice a year. If you reach out to him, I'm sure he can give you a date when your size will be back in stock.
    Christian got back with me today and here's a quote from that conversation.

    "Im not sure when I'll be doing another run due to enormous investment it takes to produce them. As far as I know, there's no one else making them

    Thank you for your interest..Wish I could be of more help

    Christian"


    So it seems we are going to have to look elsewhere for the time being. Which means what?


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    Mar 22, 2017, 9:14 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #4

    I made my own, you could go that route.
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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:24 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #5

    Caboots makes them. They are not like the MOW boots, which means you can't use MOW toe spikes with them. But they do offer a size 9:

    https://www.caboots.com/cart/product...t_ankle_boots/
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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:26 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #6

    Quote clmayfield said: View Post
    Caboots makes them. They are not like the MOW boots, which means you can't use MOW toe spikes with them. But they do offer a size 9:

    https://www.caboots.com/cart/product...t_ankle_boots/
    Clmayfield, do you know if anybody makes toe spikes to fit those boots?


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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:39 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #7

    Quote clmayfield said: View Post
    Caboots makes them. They are not like the MOW boots, which means you can't use MOW toe spikes with them. But they do offer a size 9:

    https://www.caboots.com/cart/product...t_ankle_boots/
    COMPLETELY WRONG....sorry but they should only be mentioned as boots that are not to be purchased....

    Rodabary bought a pair of boots made by someone in south America and theyre legit. Better then MOW I would venture to say also.
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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:45 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #8

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    COMPLETELY WRONG....sorry but they should only be mentioned as boots that are not to be purchased....

    Rodabary bought a pair of boots made by someone in south America and theyre legit. Better then MOW I would venture to say also.
    I noticed the inaccuracy but I am pretty desperate haha.

    Have any leads on this South American vendor? You think I could PM rodabary?


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    Mar 22, 2017, 10:47 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #9

    Quote gablesz said: View Post
    I noticed the inaccuracy but I am pretty desperate haha.

    Have any leads on this South American vendor? You think I could PM rodabary?


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    I don't recommend buying something as a space filler....if you cant get the right thing.... its not worth getting the wrong thing just to have something.... ( to me) Rod got them on ebay not sure of the vendor but he should be able to help you out.
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    Mar 22, 2017, 11:11 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #10

    I appreciate F4R's commitment to accuracy, but I am 5'8" and 235 pounds, so dimensionally, I am not "Fett accurate." I have a pair of MOW boots, but if I couldn't find a pair to fit, I was looking at CABoots.

    Evolution Props sell a pair. Likely that is what F4R is talking about. I have been warned here A LOT not to buy from Evolution, mainly because what is pictured is not always what you get.

    They are out of Argentina. Their soles are thicker than CAboots, but still round. Search "fett boots" on eBay and you will find them... I am not allowed to post links.

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    Clmayfield, do you know if anybody makes toe spikes to fit those boots?


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    Mar 22, 2017, 11:12 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #11

    Man wish I could just buy the good stuff. I'll most likely just wait this out. I've got a lot of other work to do on it but I hope MOW comes back.


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    Mar 22, 2017, 11:19 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #12

    Honestly, buying the white pre-pro's and painting them is a legitimate option. The only pain is color matching. After you weather the boots, they paint job underneath will barely be visible. If you are doing a lot of this yourself, painting boots will be one of the easier tasks you have to confront.
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    Mar 22, 2017, 11:21 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #13

    What would you suggest using to paint boots? And yes there are a few other things that are definitely up and coming on the project I'm nervous about. Haha


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    Mar 22, 2017, 11:22 PM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #14

    Here is a member review of Evo Props. Remember, this was a while ago, when CA Boots were king. CA Boots were also mentioned in the boot weathering tutorial, again, before MOW made them.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=34435
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    Mar 23, 2017, 12:24 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #15

    Quote gablesz said: View Post
    What would you suggest using to paint boots? And yes there are a few other things that are definitely up and coming on the project I'm nervous about. Haha
    I used this tutorial and Delta Ceramcoat paints I bought off of Amazon. You could make your own grey by mixing charcoal and white or I am sure they make a grey. I would paint everything on with a brush, let it dry, then use the wet weathering technique. The water will probably fade your colors, which will make the boots look even better. The joy of Fett is that you can screw something up quite a bit and by the time you weather it, you can't see the screw up. It all gets lost in the weathering.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13136
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    Mar 23, 2017, 2:12 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #16

    I bought mine from Landher. Hes a member here but not much online. Hes a shoemaker from Mexico. A great guy, also a member of the 501st, BUT VERY BUSY and hard to contact. Youll have to be really patient when contacting him. His boots are custom-made and already come with aluminium toe spikes. You can also find him at facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Landher.shoemaker?fref=ts

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    Mar 23, 2017, 5:00 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #17

    I bought some evo props ones but they were horrible and poorly made imo. I have seen some mow and was really impressed with the quality but unfortunately they don't make them in size 7. Maybe if you could get a list together with definite orders and sizes and pay up front Christian would place another order
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    Mar 23, 2017, 6:16 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #18

    I have to say I can't see any issue with buying his pre pro boots and using those. Aside from the fact they're more expensive we seem to be looking at the same boots in a different colour. I bought a pair of his grey boots but did a load of painting and weathering to them anyway so the original grey is nowhere in sight. True that the grey is probably a better base colour to begin with but I can't see that being insurmountable with a white pair. The black parts I simply painted black.

    I bet it's expensive to make runs of footwear which is why I wouldn't blame him if he was trying to shift the PP boots before starting a new run. I'm pretty sure my previous set of MOW boots were white out of the box anyway, possibly with the centre stripe already blackened, anyone remember? I think they were pre 2012.
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    Mar 23, 2017, 7:52 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #19

    Quote clmayfield said: View Post
    I appreciate F4R's commitment to accuracy, but I am 5'8" and 235 pounds, so dimensionally, I am not "Fett accurate." I have a pair of MOW boots, but if I couldn't find a pair to fit, I was looking at CABoots.

    Evolution Props sell a pair. Likely that is what F4R is talking about. I have been warned here A LOT not to buy from Evolution, mainly because what is pictured is not always what you get.

    They are out of Argentina. Their soles are thicker than CAboots, but still round. Search "fett boots" on eBay and you will find them... I am not allowed to post links.

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    https://www.shapeways.com/product/83...ionId=40134170
    No Im not talking about Evos boots. Evos boots are just as bad or worse then the CA boots.
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    Mar 23, 2017, 8:43 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #20

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    I'm pretty sure my previous set of MOW boots were white out of the box anyway, possibly with the centre stripe already blackened, anyone remember? I think they were pre 2012.
    Yup! Mine are like that. Pretty easy to paint with acrylics and airbrushing. Now that I think about it, I think the piping and elastic were the only things that were black.
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    Mar 23, 2017, 9:23 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #21

    You could try and dye the white ones right? I had to paint the gray ones white for my Supertrooper and aside from some cracking it worked out pretty well
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    Mar 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #22

    Here are my gray ones painted white. I tried a ton of different paints from regular paint, to latex kilz primer for houses and plasti dip. Keep in mind I was trying to cover black which was hard. Going from white to black should be easy. His boots are high quality and these have at least 50 hours of wear time on them
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    Mar 23, 2017, 9:33 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #23

    If you're looking for accurate boots you should avoid Evolution props and CAboots. If you need to boots asap it looks like getting the prepro version of MOW and painting them is going to be your only option unless you can find a pair in the cargo hold. If you don't mind waiting try contacting some of the people mentioned previously. If you can I would really recommend you be patient and get something that is accurate. There is no reason to spend twice the money on them just to have something in the mean time. I mean for that matter you could just go get some flat grey shoes and paint black stripes on them and spend way less money until the MOW boots are available.
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    Mar 23, 2017, 9:42 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #24

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Yup! Mine are like that. Pretty easy to paint with acrylics and airbrushing. Now that I think about it, I think the piping and elastic were the only things that were black.
    Yeah, that sounds like you could be right. I think the only reason I got rid of them was due to the difficulties in fixing the Toespike plates. I don't think the colour was a consideration for me.
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    Mar 23, 2017, 10:23 AM - Re: The TDH Boba boot problem #25

    I've had a pair of Evolution Props boots for about 5 years. They have been an excellent boot and are deceptively comfortable. 90% of the items that come out of that props house are garbage, I agree, but the boots have held up well. You will, of course, have to paint them with acrylic washes to get them the correct color. Also, my toe spikes are from another vendor so I can't speak to Evo's quality there but for $100 it's a pretty good option.



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