Hi, I'm in the 501st Legion, Golden Gate Garrison (San Francisco Bay Area). My only Star Wars costume for the last 4 years has been a Stormtrooper. It was quite a daunting build, followed by my Iron Man the next year, then Hawke from Dragon Age and other random things. I always thought to myself, when I REALLY decide I want to Star Wars again, it's gotta be Boba Fett! Since I'm not tall enough for Vader, he is easily my most favorite other character. I was always intimidated by the amount of work and money that would go into the build, which is probably why I kept putting it off. Well, I was SO lucky enough to find a fellow 501st member selling his complete ESB Boba Fett right here (and on 501st) forums. For $3500, he happened to be my same weight, height and shoe size!
The box just came in from Mexico.
OMG there's the stuff!
Double OMG all the parts!
Triple OMG, it's totally Boba Fett!!!! Okay, gotta do inventory now.
I tried a couple things on, boots, jumpsuit, flak vest, gloves, belts all fit woot! The helmet didn't initially fit. Previous owner had a hard foam (like inside of a bicycle helmet maybe) inserted in there and it made it so I couldn't get my head all the way in. Thankfully this piece was simply wedged in there, not permanently mounted so I'm able to take it out and work my own solution. One of the top caps on the side tanks of the jetpack came off, just needs a regluing. The rangefinder is a bit loose and falls to the forward/down position easily, probably just need to tighten. The flamethrower on the left gauntlet fell apart in a few pieces, probably broke in shipping, I've got to see if I can fix and/or make / order a replacement.
Just a couple of parts missing:
-The 4th shin tool, the jetpack adjustment tool is missing. Upon further inspection of his pics, he didn't have one there either.
-Thong, will need to make.
-Magnets for attaching the shoulder bells, I know I've got some lying around here somewhere.
Tweaks / upgrades to be made:
-Helmet interior to fit my big head
-The end on the sidearm is too big for the hole of it's holster, so you need to unscrew to get it in or out. I will be making the hole bigger on that sucker.
-I know this is totally nitpicky but with the underside of the armor all white, I plan to paint it all in, except the gauntlets and helmet.
-Ordered a rangefinder light and servo kit from salamanderking
-Bells (or something) for spurs
-Voice synth app for iPhone + y-splitter + aker amp for the voice
-Might see if I can fit wireless stuff in there too.
-Telemetry sounds mp3 + aker
-Balaclava from man of war studios (ebay) that I think I'll need to weather a little bit too
One more thing.... this is my 50th post!!