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    Jul 11, 2014, 12:29 PM - WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #1

    With my FettPride order shipping soon, I figured I should start my own build thread for my ESB Fett. It should go without saying that I would NEVER have been able to do this without the amazing folks on TDH. Thank you all so much for your advice, assistance, inspiration, and most of all, your perseverance. My love and knowledge for this mysterious character has grown tenfold since discovering this place. I am not someone who is skilled when it comes to prop and costume building. I am a lowly science teacher. However, I have learned a great deal since I've been here and have even ventured out and tried some weathering, painting, and building of my own. Now I'm not saying that I'm ready to paint my bucket and armor myself. I will be leaving that to the brilliant painters on these boards, as well as the equally brilliant hard and soft part vendors here. I am hoping to have an ESB Fett to be proud of when I am finished.

    Here's what I have:

    Helmet: FettPride (shipping soon)
    Armor: FettPride (shipping soon)
    Gauntlets: FettPride (shipping soon)
    Flightsuit: Arkady
    Pouches: Arkady
    Vest: Batninja
    Neckseal: Batninja
    Boots: ManOfWar
    Cape: private member (contact me if you're interested)
    Gloves: Saint Nasty
    Ammo belt: 99Cent Taco
    Girth belt: Woodman
    EE-3 blaster: Bronze HandSchaub (purchased from Chris at FettPride)
    EE-3 parts and greeblies: (mixture of Stormrider and Sidewinder)
    EE-3 sling: 99Cent Taco
    EE-3 scope: Authentic vintage Milbro 4x20
    Sidearm: dansam
    Wookiee braids (horse hair): Woodman
    Jetpack harness: Kcr7pr
    Chest display: Fettronics
    Collar/Cod studs: Machinecraft
    Gauntlet rocket: Machinecraft
    Gauntlet hose: tk321
    Toe spikes: Machinecraft
    Knee darts: Machinecraft
    Jetpack beacon & light kit: Machinecraft
    Real Borden connector: bojaGun
    Dental files: #8, #15, #20: bojaGun
    metal cast Glenross expander: Etsy seller
    Helmet suspension kit: CfO
    Sidearm holster: (Stormrider)

    Still Need:

    Shin tools: (Adorama/BH) Got most of them. (working on sourcing something for 4th shin tool)
    Jetpack Stabilizer: (Machinecraft)
    Jetpack: (FettPride)
    Accurate chin strap setup (ebay?)
    Eveready Mini Light 6051 (ebay?)

    I'm sure there are other things I'm missing. If you notice any, please let me know.

    Here are some photos of what I've got so far: (clicky for large view)

    All but the first were taken with a flash.

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    I'll update this as more parts come in and are finished. This is a massive undertaking, lol! Thanks for checking out my build. Any comments, questions, or critiques are welcome.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 12:36 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #2

    Looking great dude :-)
  3. Jul 11, 2014, 12:37 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #3

    Oh man this is looking sweet! You have a solid list there man. I'm keeping my eye on this one! Such a good feeling to get it all rolling!
  4. Jul 11, 2014, 1:03 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #4

    Nice stuff there! Your gonna have one badd a** Fett! Hm...that cape does look nice....def nicer than mine, maybe i'll PM you...
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    Jul 11, 2014, 1:04 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #5

    Thanks guys! It certainly is a great feeling. Still have a long way to go, but it's really starting to look like a Fett. I've gotta get started on making a duct tape mannequin. My wife agreed to help me with that, even though she is about out of patience with this whole build. lol!
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    Jul 11, 2014, 3:59 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #6

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    I've gotta get started on making a duct tape mannequin. My wife agreed to help me with that, even though she is about out of patience with this whole build. lol!
    I pre-ripped the duct tape for my wife, ripped about a million strips.... just a tip to make things go more smoothly
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    Jul 11, 2014, 4:10 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #7

    Thanks, dude! Did you go with the wearing old clothes and duct taping over them or did you go with the wrap yourself in plastic wrap and duct tape over that? Man...that is the strangest sentence I have ever typed. Lol!
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    Jul 11, 2014, 4:56 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #8

    A very solid list bcurtis!! It's gonna look so sweet!

    When are you expecting your FettPride gear?
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    Jul 11, 2014, 5:00 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #9

    Thanks DeathProof! Probably a couple weeks or so.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 5:28 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #10

    Awwww yea, this is gonna be good.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 5:48 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #11

    Quote Ponte said: View Post
    Awwww yea, this is gonna be good.
    Thanks, man! YOU'RE going to be making it a lot better. Lol! I'll hit you up as soon as my armor arrives.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 8:55 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #12

    Indeed a great list and a great start to it. I look forward to seeing your progress in the coming weeks. I am sure it will not disappoint.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 9:28 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #13

    Nice collections of gear and nice photos. Fett Pride's stuff is the most accurate there is.
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    Jul 11, 2014, 11:39 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #14

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    Thanks, man! YOU'RE going to be making it a lot better. Lol! I'll hit you up as soon as my armor arrives.
    Can't wait. You know, I should become a stock-holder with Testors with all the paint I buy from them.
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    Jul 12, 2014, 6:19 AM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #15

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    Thanks, dude! Did you go with the wearing old clothes and duct taping over them or did you go with the wrap yourself in plastic wrap and duct tape over that? Man...that is the strangest sentence I have ever typed. Lol!
    Plastic wrap... you must wear underwear though, another friendly tip, lol
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    Jul 24, 2014, 12:38 AM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #16

    Quote MrDickJones said: View Post
    Plastic wrap... you must wear underwear though, another friendly tip, lol
    Thanks, lol!

    A quick, small update. I am bored and currently have nothing else I can work on with this project for now, so I decided to weather the flight suit some more. I already had put some shoe polish on it, as well as some soot, burnt wood, and ash from my fireplace. I used a workable fixative to hold it in. Today I used a little of the tire and wheel method as well as grinding it into an old oil stain and some bits of asphalt in my driveway. I then took it over to one of my gardens and gave it the treatment in the dirt and soil. After that, I brought it in the house, wet it with a spray bottle and rubbed the fabric together to really blend it. I then took an old toothbrush, a sponge, and some black and brown shoe polish and lightly added bits to it, rubbing the fabric together to blend everything. Lastly I wanted to create the wrinkled look so I sprayed it some more with water, crumpled it up from the ankles to the pouches and secured it with the ankle straps for a while. I am really pleased with the outcome. I haven't weathered the vest yet because I really have no idea what to use for it. Any tips or advice are both welcome and appreciated. I'm going to save the rest of the weathering for when my armor arrives. I'll update when I work on something else.

    Here's a pic of what it looks like currently (click a couple of times for the uber-large version):

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  17. Jul 24, 2014, 1:01 AM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #17

    Looks great and really realistic!
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    Jul 24, 2014, 1:50 AM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #18

    Yeah right. You LOVE Felicity
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    Jul 24, 2014, 3:57 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #19

    Thanks guys! My wife told me that JJ created Felicity and that this is how she KNOWS that Ep VII is going to be spectacular. Lol!
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    Jul 24, 2014, 9:27 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #20

    Bcurtis this is awesome. Great set up. Insane grab on the blaster. I'll be following your build for sure!
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    Jul 27, 2014, 1:37 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #21

    This is looking really great.
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    Jul 28, 2014, 9:28 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #22

    dat cape tho......

    i see you tilted that inside left boot spike upward. good eye brother, i just did the same to mine when i got them last week! stoked on your build BC.
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    Jul 28, 2014, 9:46 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #23

    Thanks for the kind words, guys! I enlisted the help of my wife last night and created a duct tape mannequin for my Fett project. It came out alright...I guess. The crotch area is a couple of inches lower than it should be and it made the flight suit difficult to put on. I can fix it later with a pair of scissors. I haven't stuffed the arms yet because I'm waiting until I get some poseable hands so I can figure out the blaster position. The rest of the mannequin is decent at best. It will display my costume just fine when I'm not wearing it, so I can't say that it was a bust.

    I added a couple of photos of it with most of my parts. I quickly cut a piece of pvc and stuck in in for the neck/head area, but I cut it too long so the height is about an inch or so off. Ignore the awful Hasbro helmet. It's just a place holder until I get my FPH2. I'm ordering a styrofoam head for it and I will need to build a base and stand to support it. I have to admit, it is cool to see everything together on the mannequin. I realize now that I am definitely going to have to take the flight suit to a tailor. It is just way too baggy. I have a lot of fabric pulled behind in the photo. Maybe it's not too bad. I didn't stuff the legs as well as I would have liked on the mannequin so they are a bit thinner than my actual legs. Oh well. A tailor should be able to hook it up.

    Btw -My wife is freaked out by it and is making me close the guestroom door so she doesn't have to see it.

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    Jul 28, 2014, 9:51 PM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #24

    Awesome man We just moved and the space that we're in doesn't allow for a mannequin...unless I put him in our bedroom....which my partner would not be too keen on I think. Probably spook her out every morning

    I would feel safer knowing Boba was watching me while I slept.
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    Jul 29, 2014, 9:23 AM - Re: WIP: bcurtis's ESB Fett build (Lord help me) Pic Heavy! #25

    Lol! I agree! She was asking me where I plan on keeping 'it'. I really can't wait until my helmet and armor arrives. It's going to be an amazing feeling.

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