After years of thinking that I didn't want to go through the hassle of piecing together a Fett (even though I really wanted one), I decided to take this plunge last month. I had recently trooped in my TK in the Dallas Christmas Parade and spent some time at Children's Medical Center the day before with one of our Garrison's ROTJ Fetts (Levi). That was December 5, and that night I started looking at TDH with a purpose to start designing this thing.
Here we sit not even a month and a half later, and I just looked at my list and realized:
1) Wow, I have this thing nearly licked; and
2) Wow, if my wife knew what I had spent in the past 45 days, her eyes would roll out of her head.
Here's the list so far, mainly for my own selfish purposes of getting it all down and keeping a record that I can easily access and update. Also, anything that I am missing I would happily take advice on.
Helmet - Fettpride Premium Kit on the way. Then going straight to SpideyFett for paint.
Jetpack - MoW - nearly completed with the paint job, but will likely ask Alex to finish the weathering
Harness - FettDad (who I owe a big thanks again to, for talking with me and pointing me in the right directions on this build) system, Diver's Belt and Squarerings from BFUK
Gauntlets - WickedBeard - ordered and at last update they were "pretty far along"
Armor - WickedBeard - ordered and at last update they were cut and awaiting paint
Flightsuit - currently being made by Arkady (anyone looking for ESB blue flightsuit, check with her - she found some awesome fabric a couple weeks back)
Vest & Belt Pouches- Ladysewforus
Neck Seal - Batninja
Ammo Belt - BooBooFett. This thing is so nice. Really worth the price.
Braids - Woodman. Really, really nice.
Girthbelt - just ordered from dsonik's run. Looking forward to getting it and rubbing some dirt and grease into it.
Cape - Woodman. Really, really awesome. Weathered and tattered very nicely. I think I had it in my mailbox 3 days after paying him, too.
Gloves - In on Galactic Bounty Hunter's latest run.
Chest Display - TK-409
Boots - CABoots
Shin Tools - Gabe/Evolution
That is it stuff that I have either already gotten my hands on or have paid for and am chomping at the bit to get. Hoping to have everything in the next month or so. So...on to the list things I still need. Commentary on everything is appreciated, but especially on these remaining items:
Beacon & Stabilizer - either mojo or Gabe/Evo. Like that the Evo setup comes with the light kit on the Beacon.