Hello fellow Fett fans
Many years ago, I created my first Boba Fett costume. It was super basic and homemade, but I had a ton of fun. It served me well throughout the theatrical releases of the Special Editions and the premier of all three prequels.
Here are a couple of photos from the Revenge of the Sith midnight premier at West Edmonton Mall.
The first pic is Rick from the original Degrassi Junior High. He wanted to sit on my lap for a photo.
My build included an unaltered Don Post 95 helmet and some paint on corrugated plastic and a few basic accessories.
I’d occasional bring it out on halloween and other events requiring a costume, and never thought much about upgrading it until about a year ago.
I decided that anything I did to the DP helmet would be an improvement, so I started searching around the net on how to improve it and found this site.
I originally intended to repaint the helmet, add a visor, paint the blaster and then see what I could do to the costume to improve it with minimal expense and a little ingenuity. I did some research and using tutorials that I found here and I started working on the helmet, but the plan soon changed.
It evolved into deciding to buy a real flightsuit. It would be the one “key’ piece to my costume to bring it all together.
Then I started to get wise, if I was buying a flight suit, I might as well buy the flack vest and neck seal at the same time to save shipping charges.
With some homemade armour, my new costume would be a massive upgrade on what I started with, but that's as far as I was going to take it.
It was at this point that I decided to go ESB for variety of reasons, but a big factor was that I liked the movie better than ROTJ. The was also less Sarlaccness in ESB.
My thread on my DP95 to ESB conversion can be found at http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/d...c-heavy-49182/
To make a longer story shorter, here's a pic of my completed lid.
I was feeling pretty good about my painting skills at this point. I was slowly working away on the helmet and it was going better than expected. It was starting to look good and I was ready to tackle more.
I saw the tutorial for trash can armour, but had some issues finding the right cans for the job. After some fruitless searching, I decided to up the ante and purchase a set of armour, but I’d paint it myself.
After that, one thing lead to another. I bought a part here and a part there.
This is now what I have:
Jumpsuit: Man of War Studios (MoW)
Flack vest and neck seal: MoW
Chest display: TK-409
Gauntlets: a member here
Girth Belt: MoW
Ammo belt: MoW
Horsehair wookie braids: Woodman
Blaster: using a repainted Hasbro ROTJ EE-3 for now
Knee armour and launchers: Bobamaker
Toe Spikes: JodoKast89 (Machinecraft)
Shin tools and painting: Darth Voorhees
Jetpack: Fett Seven
On the way:
ESB EE3: Sidewinder
Still need to order:
aluminum beacon and premium light kit from JodoKast
+ all the little ongoing upgrades and tweaks that make this hobby fun.
I didn’t realize how much I had bought from MoW until I made this list. I can’t say enough good things about Christian, his products and his customer service. Especially at first, when I was just getting into building a better Boba and I was wary of sending random people paypal for products, he was always very professional and I felt comfortable making the transactions. The comments on this board and his ebay feedback helped too. Reputation was also part of the reason I went with Bobamaker for the armour and he was also great to deal with. I ordered it around April 2013 and got it in about September or so.
I bought Bobamaker V3 armour, but couldn't afford to order the knee armour at the time.
Here is the unpainted armour. I love it. It's nice and light, but strong. I like how it shows up primed and ready to go.
I'm hoping to update this thread a few times this week to catch up to where I am with my ESB Boba.
Feel free to ask questions and I know I'll be asking a few along the way too. I'm about a year in so far and I want a (relatively) complete Fett for Celebration. Any and all feedback along the way is appreciated.