Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

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    Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Hi TDH,

    My name is Wes. I'm new to this costuming world. I recently began an E3 Clone build by starting and finishing the bucket but have decided to switch gears to a boba build. I have yet to decide between ROTJ or ESB.. I like ROTJ jetpack more but the blue flight suit is great in the ESB version.

    Anyway I had a few questions:

    How much do these builds usually run? I have a dremel, sand paper, bondo, paint. So I'm mainly looking at the cost of the armor, bucket, and accessories. I see people selling theirs for $1,000.. that's how much a kit costs for a clone so I'm liking the cost more... but I may be mistaken

    Who sells what? I know manofwar makes gauntlets, boots and other stuff but he isn't always selling the jetpacks. Who should I get the bucket kit from?

    How hard is the paint job? The weathering for boba looks incredibly challenging..

    Thank you for your help!!
    Last edited by Wes7; Oct 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM.

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    First off, read this thread carefully.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/n...l-spend-17421/

    Second, you might want to wait a bit, Halloween puts every seller in a hurry, and jacks up prices somewhat.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Hopefully after Halloween it will be like Black Friday, I need me some ESB parts bad.

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    chibi fett said: View Post
    First off, read this thread carefully.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/n...l-spend-17421/

    Second, you might want to wait a bit, Halloween puts every seller in a hurry, and jacks up prices somewhat.

    Good luck!
    Oh so its MUCH more than a clone! awesome haha

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Hi and welcome
    What these guys said ^^
    Just do lots of research and look around, ask questions, etc. Check out WIP's on here...you're gonna need a little more than bondo, paint and a dremel
    Check out the thread mentioned, but be aware of the dates of the posts in there...it's an old thread so just like anything in life, costs have gone up significantly in the last 4-5 years and some of the vendors may have changed/left, some have come and gone and some new ones may now be around. Most of all, go with what works best for YOU and your budget (as well as your body style/type). Later upgrades is always an option and more discoveries/accuracies are being made even today.

    You might spend anywhere from 2k-4k and up or anywhere in between depending on how crazy accurate you want to get with it. And there's TONS of talented folks on here that will be able to help you with just about any aspect of your build. And just like with any other costume, if you've thought of it or have a question about it, chances are that someone before you already has as well and there is likely a thread somewhere about it answering questions about it.
    Good luck and have fun!

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    And if you want great armor for starters see the guy above ^^^^ his stuff is awesome!! And reasonably priced!!

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Welcome Wes7,

    Use this site and feel free to ask questions. A lot of knowledgeable people, and I couldn't have done my build without them. Here's a few vendors I used:
    Armor: RKD(redkraytdragon)....Reliable, honest, and GREAT armor
    Helmet: ASOK...Its a good cold cast helmet
    Jetpack and boots: MOW (Manofwar)

    Good luck with your build

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Thanks Rich and Hobbit, you guys are too kind

    Also don't forget FP and BM of course. MOW for gaunts if you want those in 'glass or gelcoat(?)
    Soft parts LS4U or C4BF mainly (also BM)
    Woodman for cloth side pouches and braids I believe.
    BBF (is he even still around?) for ammo leather pouches/belt and also maybe 99taco.
    Plus there's some talented painters around here. Deadland, SpideyFett, Fett4Real, and DVH to name a few.

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    Re: Want to start a Boba build...where to start?

    Thank you for all the info!

    From what I've seen, BM is very expensive. Especially since its shipping overseas (to Florida).

    I think I've decided on ESB fett. I was going to get the helmet but asok doesn't have them available right now due to personal reasons. I completely understand. I'm just so anxious! Haha

    So it looks like Ill be waiting for the helmet so I might possibly start on the soft parts.

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