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WIP: Boba ROTJ

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    WIP: Boba ROTJ

    [FONT=Times New Roman]Hi there:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]I was working on an ROTJ-Boba since August 2009, now here are the steps of work, (posted them already in The BHG, so sometimes, the explanations seem well known-sorry 4 that)...[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Please apologize my bad English....[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Hereīs the list of the parts:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Softparts: cucblack [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Helmet: Sgt.Fang [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Visor: Rembrand [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Stalk: Selfmade [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]JP: MOW [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Blaster: Selfmade[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Gaunts: MOW [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Armor: FP V3[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Boots: Made by a German Garrison member[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Several small stuff made by myself or bought in the cargo hold[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman]I started up with making the cape out of a used tent square from the german army:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Costs: 5 Euros[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Next part is the helmet, a Mystery from Sgt.Fang, TDH:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]It arrived like this:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]After raw Trimming (when Trimming was finished, the edges looked much better):[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]The next part, i tried to make by myself was the EE3 - the base for it was an old toy-pistol, Plastic-barrel and a scope, bought on ebay for a few bugs...[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Hereīs the result:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]The softparts are from cucblack(i know- the jumpsuit should be a light blue, then weathered grey and not a light grey suit-but nobodyīs perfect), the armor is an FP V3[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Here we go:[/FONT]
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    Still untrimmed
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]One week later, all parts are trimmed and sanded, next is priming and painting....Ammo-Belt has also arrived...[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Girth belt, dyed by myself, costs: 20 Bugs:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Next step:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Gaunts are sanded..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Armor is sanded and primed....[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Hinges glued into the Gaunts.... [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]The next weeks I continued like this:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Armor sanded, primed and sprayed silver....[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Gaunts sanded and primed:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]unfortunately, the jetpack was broken, so i had to strengthen the interior with plastics and synthetic glassfibre- filling compound , then drilled the holes for the thrusters....[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Right Gauntlet painted, left one is also painted, but still without rocket and buttons, and some weathering details are still missing- iīve planned to make some layers of grime and so on, you can see later:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Armor painted, with the first layer, which is much too bright, but iīve changed it within a second layer of paint and improved the scratch apttern to be more screenaccurate, you can see later…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Details abdomen plate(also still much to bright:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Left Gauntlet:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Did some detailwork on the Gaunts, painted the buttons on the calc pad as senn on photos of the MOM...[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Working on the jetpack, first steps…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]And the results after weathering the Jetpack an Gaunts with some grime and airbrush[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Tried to make the Armor fit, but still too bright and with inaccurate scratchpattern…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Helmet almost ready, visor fixed with Epoxyd-Putty: Just have to complete the interior and the LEDīs on the RF[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Jetpack finished-with all decals:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Jumpsuit weathered with an mixture of water, oil, and grime[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Next layer of paint fort the armor: mixed 80% Humbrol 78, deckgreen, 18% Humbrol 76, light olive und 2 % Humbrol black 33 :[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Photo with flashlights:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]…and daylight:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Weathering follows (Humbrol 79 grey/ black 33 etc)...[/FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman]The codplate also got an new layer of colour(90% Humbrol 78 deckgreen, 10% Humbrol 3 brunswickgreen – as seen on some reference pics from MOM)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]I hope, you can see the difference:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Daylight:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]With flashlights:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Version 2.0 without decals…tried to make the scratchpattern as accurate as possible…[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Shoulders with weathering…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]And yellow highlights around the dents and scratches[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Details of the Abdomenplate….[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Girthbelt dyed darker:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Codplate:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]And Version 2.0 almost completed, unfortunately photographed with flashlights, so everything seems a little bright…and the chest decals is weathered too heavy, but I changed that…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Times New Roman]Feedback and suggestions for improvement welcome…[/FONT]
    Last edited by Rapier2278; Jul 31, 2010 at 11:11 AM. Reason: orthograpics

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    very well done! you have a great Fett there!

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Had to change some things to make the Fett acceptable for the 501st:
    Shoulders and knees sprayed darker yellow and weathered with orange an rust:


    Iīve also ordered a more accurate Ammobelt and sprayed the EE3- stick black...

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    how does the jet pack attach to the back plate?

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Itīs attached by using a harness (selfmade) an some hooks, like this (also selfmade)...If you want, i can make some photos the next days....

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Wow another amazing picture. I can't wait to get going on mine.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Amazing Job!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Thanks guys, but i still have to improve some things to make the fett acceptable for the 501st, eg: braids, belt, gloves and so on....
    Next time, iīll try to make a better job

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    Rapier2278 said: View Post
    Itīs attached by using a harness (selfmade) an some hooks, like this (also selfmade)...If you want, i can make some photos the next days....
    sorry I've been gone for a while. yes I would love to see the harness and how you did that.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Looks fantastic buddy. And always keep in mind that if your goal is to make the 501sts, then by all means, do what you need, but as long as your happy with your own work, then thats what is most important, as you are sporting a terrific looking rotj fett. Top stuff!

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Looking good bud...have you thought about moving your thigh pouches up to the cod where they arent hanging over your knees? I know Ponte had to do that as well

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    nice job my friend, very cool...

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Thanks a lot guys- iīve been off for a while, sorry 4 that(had to stay in hospital from Nov 18th almost till now)- here are some updates - changed the belt and the braids, the shoulders and the knees are darker yellow, a new stock for the Blaster....

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Looking good bud...have you thought about moving your thigh pouches up to the cod where they arent hanging over your knees? I know Ponte had to do that as well
    I know that i still have to move the thigh pouches up - this will be the next thing to do...
    But first, here are some pics (with flashlights....)



    Blaster with new stock
    Last edited by Rapier2278; Jan 8, 2011 at 9:44 AM.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Ok, next few steps- the jumpsuit is at the tailorīs, think i gonna have results at the end of the week...i also made some alustuds by myself to make the attachment of the cape as accurate as possible (at the moment, itīs still attached with a button)- the cape will be replaced by an woodman-cape the minute, the cape arrives-Pics will follow...oh BTW:
    Approved:
    BH 5242
    The gloves and the belt also have been weathered....
    And there are still some more little steps to do, to make it a better costume
    Last edited by Rapier2278; Jan 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    The weathering on everything looks great!

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Everything looks awesome! You have put together a nice suit.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Got my Jumpsuit back from the tailor: The tigh pouches are set much higher now...The whole costume may look a liitle bit strange at the moment, because i draped it on a mannquin, that doesnīt fit exactly- but the most important thing to see is the pouches...think it looks pretty good now....the gloves are not the ones, i use when wearing the costume, this are my old Evo-Gloves....
    While wearing the costume, i use BM-Gloves....


    Last edited by Rapier2278; Feb 3, 2011 at 4:23 AM.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Very nice set up! I like the fact that a Boba build is not "instant gratification". The excitement comes in intervals with the acquisition of a new item or modification. Good work!

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    WoooW great work man!!!!!!!!!!!
    Whats up with the boot's it's really cold on the feet ;-)

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    oh yeh! See how much better it looks moving the pockets up?

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    nice work .

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    oh yeh! See how much better it looks moving the pockets up?
    Yes...really looks much better...
    @ Timbo: underfloor heating ;-)

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    After a long while, i can post some progress and show the changes, that were made to improve the costume:
    Helmet was changed into am BM helmet, you can see the helmet here:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/b...52/#post558145
    New boots from MOW:

    Beacom and stabilizers changed into parts from darkside an Mojo-Fett

    Blaster changed into a EE3 from sidewinder.

    And hereīs what my Boba looks like at the moment:


    Pictures were taken at Legoland Germany this June.
    Still to come:
    Aluminium Shoulder studs (Edit 2013: Changed)
    Toe Spikes from Mojo Fett (Edit 2013:installed)
    Aluminium Gaunt Rocket (Edit 2013:installed)
    Aluminium Knee Darts(Edit 2013:installed)

    Feedback welcome, hints and suggestions highly appreciated. Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Rapier2278; May 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM.

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    Just saw, that i'm on the StarWars-Days promotion-photo of Legoland-Germany, May 30 till June 2 2013, just take a look:
    STAR WARS? Tage - LEGOLAND
    Feeling pretty good...

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    Re: WIP: Boba ROTJ

    That is pretty awesome man, Congrats!

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