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    Sep 8, 2014, 7:32 AM - Vult's ESB Boba #1

    I just realized I never posted this on TDH, but in May of this year I completed my ESB Boba Fett. I owe a lot of people here on this forum credit for providing their parts and services so here I go:

    Helmet: ASOK Budget CC/ Painted by AFFO$ / JC27 light kit

    Vest / Neck Seal: Bat Ninja
    Flight Suit: Arkady
    Chest / Back Armor: RKD / Imperial Outpost Armory- painted by 22ssplit
    Cod/ Kidney / Knees: Bobamaker - painted by 22ssplit
    Gauntlets: FP2 kit- assembled and painted by 22ssplit
    Jet Pack: Fettseven, assembled and painted myself
    Jet pack Frame: BBF Replica's
    Divers Buckle: Original US Diver found part
    Ammo Belt & blaster sling: 99 cent taco
    Girth belt: ManofWar Studios 2014
    Boots: Manofwar Studios 2014
    Cape & Wookie Braids: Woodman
    Holster: Nemrod (FP Cast I believe?)
    Blaster: Sidewinder with Electronics
    Shin tools: Patterson found parts and cast replica parts
    Gloves: Saint Nasty
    Fettronics ESB chest display
    Darkside light beacon.


    Ok, here we go! Like all builds this one started from very humble beginings. I ordered and received my flight suit from Carole (Arkady on TDH) and a poorly painted ESB ASOK. I tried to strip the paint job off and start over but ended up ruining the CC finish so I had to purchase a new ASOK budget Boba CC. I have 3 of these helmets and love them all because I have a fat head and they just fit me good.







    New helmet!





    ASOK Helmet


    I knew right away that I wanted this helmet to be as perfect as possible and felt that skill still eluded me so I sought out AFFO$ on TDH to paint it for me. I was absolutely thrilled with what he delivered back to me:





    FettSeven Jet Pack


    I have been lugging my MOW Jetpack around for 2 years and I love it, but I also wanted to check out the Fettseven fiberglass one which is smaller/ lighter. Here is a little side by side comparison to see the difference for yourself.





    All-in-all I really enjoyed working on the Fettseven jetpack and it is much lighter. Arguments could be made that it might look too small on really large Fett's, but I have seen smaller ones in use for sure.


    This was the first project I used the Humbrol paints and airbrush on. I have to admit that I absolutely LOVED IT!


    Base green












    Airbrush work complete







    Installing the Dental expander & Darkside Light Beacon














    weathering by hand using Windex/ Acrylics





    Note: I found a single wrap of black electrical tape around the base of the rocket assembly is perfect to hold it in tight without moving around yet easy to remove for transport.







    Hand Painted details & Complete!



    Also pictured is my Sidewinder blaster with 99 cent Taco sling and a real scope, BBF Replica's harness with the left side replaced by a real vintage US Divers belt/ buckle.


    2014 MOW Boots
    Hand painted the black pane, then airbrushed on the weathering. Followed up with hand weathering mix of Windex and black acrylic paint.



    The Armor



    I love Imperial Outpost Armory, so I started out with a full order of RKD's but in the 2 years this project sat I picked up a couple other parts from FP (guantlets) and Bobamaker (knee, kidnet, cod) that I decided to use instead due to how well they fit me and the fact they were mostly finished.


    A time for a little honesty here- although I was busy with work, family, moving into a new house and trooping I did go through a big dry spell where I wasn't motivated to get into my workshop and work on this because I was having too much fun playing video games. I literally couldn't force myself to get started again so I needed help. I watched a lot of WIP threads go on and saw some really good talent on TDH. I even contacted david Ellis (22ssplit) about 9 months ago to paint, but backed out because I thought I was going ot do it... which I didn't of course, lol. I finally decided to go ahead and commision it to him which would force me to work on my Jet Pack and get this build finished (which it did!). I was ery happy with the work he did on it and I highly recommend his work to anyone. I added a few scrapes and detail work then sealed it all in a nice dull coat.





    I fit the pieces and connected with bolts








    A test fit revealed I had a huge "hump back" going so I had to trim and heat gun it back into normality.












    I worked out a hose attachment using a wire, black cloth, and some 5 minute Epoxy. I won't take credit for the idea since I most likely saw it in a WIP thread somewhere.








    Added even more weathering & grime...












    Softparts


    I am so very lucky to have my wife. Not only is she a complete Star Wars nerd (like me), but she is also a very good seamstress and has years of experience (before we met) doing SCA costumes. She was very helpfull in attaching my Bat Ninja neck seal to my flightsuit, made me some killer button holes for my vest, and sewed on all my velcro for my armor attachment. I have never done armor attachment with velcro before and must say that I like it a lot better than nuts & bolts like my other costumes.











    I cut, died, and snapped/ velcro'd the knee bands and Boba-thong.



    Final weathering and getting it ready for submission



    Star Wars is a dirty universe and I like my costumes to look it.


    Helmet
    Iattached the RF with the JC27 light kit to the stalk by drilling and epoxying 2 bolts into the stalk, then drilling holes in the bottom of the RF and epoxying it in there. I also applied some more weathering to the RF, stalk, and helmet to get it just the way I wanted it.
















    Flight Suit


    I used a combination of Dark grey and Black Humbrols, some black acrylic, and even a little rattle can in the process of getting the flight suit the way I wanted it. I know the flash can hide it or wash it out so I had my wife capture how it looks up close in this image.







    Pictures for submission


    Like most of you, I tried to make my GML's job approving this as easy as possible so I tried to follow / duplicate the pictures in the CRL to the best of my ability. I tried to have my ties on the back of my girth and how the jetpack sits on the frame to be as close as possible in the photo shoot. I bought my wife a green screen kit last year and it sure has come in handy (since it also came with black and white back drops) for submission pics. We chose to use the all white background and ensure nothing else was in the frame except the costume for review. I also left the optional items (EE3 & Pulce 40) out of the shots. I have a nice Pulce 40 that I am working on, but it isn't finished yet. Also, my wife is still learning how to use her overly complicated camera and we have some issues to work on to get the focus/ lighting perfect, but it was good enough and I only had to do one photoshoot to get approved.


    Excuse the cheesy smile ( I was still getting use to the idea of finally being Boba Fett)


















    APPROVED ON 7 MAY 2014- Woot!
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  3. Sidewinder's Avatar
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    Sep 8, 2014, 10:51 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #2

    Very Fettching. One point, the chrome tube is backwards.

    SAS
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    Sep 8, 2014, 10:53 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #3

    Wow, that turned out incredibly well! Outstanding job, Vult!

    On a related note, I would also like to vouch for Dave Ellis (22ssplit) and his painting talents. I recently commissioned him to paint my armor and I don't think it could have turned out much better. Super nice guy with great communication along the way!
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    Sep 8, 2014, 11:29 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #4

    Haha! Brilliant Sidewinder- thanks!
  6. Sep 8, 2014, 1:18 PM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #5

    Awesome job Vult!!! Any tips on jetpack colors? Your pack looks spot on!
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    Sep 10, 2014, 8:35 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #6

    Thanks mate. I just used the humbrol #'s that was on the list I found here on the forum. Let me look it up for you.
  8. Sep 10, 2014, 11:15 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #7

    Awesome! Thanks!
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    Sep 11, 2014, 5:16 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #8

    I am not 100% sure if I used Humbrol #78- Matte Olive Drab or Humbrol #117 Matte Green. I only have 2 tins of the #78 left and 5 of the #117 so I am leaning toward saying I used #78, but I will have to check all my old emails to see how much I purchased of each. The jetpack was the only thing I ended up painting myself.
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    Sep 11, 2014, 8:33 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #9

    Is it rkd's v2 or v3 ?
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    Sep 11, 2014, 8:54 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #10

    I am pretty sure the Chest, collar, and back armor is RKD - V2 (purchased in Jun 2013). The cod, kidney, and knees are BM. The gauntlets are Fp.
    All of this was painted by 22ssplit and he did an awesome job.
  12. Sep 11, 2014, 11:07 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #11

    Thanks! Very helpful. I'll look into both and if you do find out thatd be great! thanks!
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    Sep 11, 2014, 8:41 PM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #12

    Thanks for the nice words vult and Gary! Too kind
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    Oct 5, 2014, 5:55 PM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #13

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Very Fettching. One point, the chrome tube is backwards.

    SAS
    are you sure SW? i thought the same thing until i saw these....

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11008

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11037

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...hp?photo=11086

    i know the flash tube can look different from picture to picture depending on the light but these are pretty definitive shots and the shiny side seems to be at the end of the barrel.
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    Oct 5, 2014, 6:58 PM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #14

    That is beautiful! I love it
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    Oct 6, 2014, 3:57 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #15

    Well, err yeah. Y'know i've always painted the tip blackened as I thought that made more sense.

    Quote jbdubz said: View Post
    are you sure SW? i thought the same thing until i saw these....

    i know the flash tube can look different from picture to picture depending on the light but these are pretty definitive shots and the shiny side seems to be at the end of the barrel.
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    Oct 6, 2014, 1:09 PM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #16

    Totally agree, which is why im now thoroughly confused

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Well, err yeah. Y'know i've always painted the tip blackened as I thought that made more sense.
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    May 6, 2016, 11:45 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #17

    @Vultana how does the windex and paint work for weathering?
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    May 7, 2016, 10:24 AM - Re: Vult's ESB Boba #18

    wow. that is a good looking costume, nice work man

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