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  1. Bounty1138's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2015, 11:22 AM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #51

    That last pic helps a lot. Thanks for finding it. I think it shows two things. One is that there is a gap, which is probably unavoidable (and maybe not a bad thing). The other thing is that the back plate in the pic is more curved below the slots for the straps than mine. That seems to make a difference on the size of the gap. That pics shows quite the curve lower on the back plate.
    I think bending the hooks is a bad idea.
    I'm just going to move ahead with the hook installation as planned and live with the gap unless anyone else has an idea. It will be covered on one side by the cloak anyway.
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    Jan 15, 2015, 11:41 AM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #52

    So, I moved forward with installing the hooks. It went well without an major issues,
    It was trickly to thread the nuts inside the pack without being able to see them and having limited room, but I managed.

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    Since I had the hardware mounted, I figured I should take it for a test drive to see how it worked with the harness.

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    I hadn't cut the slits in my vest yet, so I just put it on over my flightsuit. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was and how well the weight was distributed with the harness. Now that I know it works, I can properly tighten the white straps, add the beacon, etc.
    My fears about the gap between the jetpack and the back armour seem to be unfounded, since I think it looks fine.
    I used magnets to keep the collar armour in place and that worked remarkable well. Since the harness bears all the weight of the pack, the rare earth magnet was plenty strong enough to keep the collar armour exactly where I wanted it to be, without choking me or riding high.
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    Jan 15, 2015, 2:10 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #53

    Looks perfect to me! Nicely done!
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    Jan 22, 2015, 12:15 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #54

    So, I finally got to try everything on at the same time, which was exciting.
    The jetpack is surprisingly light and comfortable. It feels very secure on the 3D printed harness.
    Here are some pics.

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    The lighting isn't great and some of the colours seem off with these cellphone pics. The knee armour looks weirdly orange and they are hanging at strange angle (can't blame the camera for knee armour angle ;-).
    I also need to tighten up the white straps holding the jetpack.
    I'm still toting around the repainted Hasbro ROTJ EE-3, but have placed an order for the ESB EE-3 and the sidearm from Stormrider.
    I also ordered a new vest and neck seal from Arkady, as I'm once again leaning towards going for 501st certification at some point (although there is more to be done before that) and the MoW vest won't cut it.

    Feedback is welcome. I will try to get some pics with better lighting soon.
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    Jan 22, 2015, 2:56 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #55

    Man, that is really coming together. Excellent work!
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    Feb 14, 2015, 12:26 AM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #56

    So, I went to the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP museum in Seattle and here are some Fett pics. I'm sure I won't be the only one to post some, but the more the better. I took these pics with a decent DSLR and a good lens. I did have to shoot through glass and I did what I could with the while balance, as there was a lot of coloured lights on the display..

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    The Boba and Jango costumes are in the main part of the museum and not with the rest of the Star Wars exhibit. They're some of the only costume surrounded by glass, but you can walk around them.

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    I took some close-up shots a few areas of interest, even though I'm going ESB. You never know, I may need to build a ROTJ or a Special Edition one day and it's best to prepared :-)

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    I was interested to see how the ammo belt fit over the girth belt.

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    Here's right gauntlet and hose

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    I was happy to see that I'm not the only one having issues keeping the elastic on my knee armour :-)

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    This reminded me that I still need to order an aluminum beacon and light one day soon.

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    The MQ-1 keypad and glove.

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    And finally the back view.

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    I'd highly recommend the exhibit.
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    Feb 14, 2015, 10:41 AM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #57

    Great pics!
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    Feb 14, 2015, 1:37 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #58

    Awesome pictures. I wonder if those are screen used braids, they seem so, just thrown together as much as the costume was anyways.
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    Feb 14, 2015, 8:21 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #59

    I wondered about the braids too. They were a little underwhelming.
    I have more pics. Maybe I'll post a few more.
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    Feb 14, 2015, 9:20 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #60

    Here are a few more pics from the exhibit.

    It was interesting to see the super trooper white underneath the brown on the belt.

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    Here's the inside of the left gauntlet.

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    Here's another pics of wookie braids.

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    The line on the left side of amor is the shadow from the glass case.

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    Feb 15, 2015, 12:32 AM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #61

    Thank a lot for those images, BUT... that helmet is not the ESB! It is the Pre- Pro #3 helmet:

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    Mar 16, 2015, 3:24 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #62

    Raf......

    Good eye, as always.......... the missing white smudge told me something wasn't right.....




    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Thank a lot for those images, BUT... that helmet is not the ESB! It is the Pre- Pro #3 helmet:

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    Mar 16, 2015, 8:00 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #63

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Thank a lot for those images, BUT... that helmet is not the ESB! It is the Pre- Pro #3 helmet:

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    Agreed. Good eye RafalFett. I remember looking at damage/weathering on the back panels and thinking it didn't match up with my recollections, but I didn't put 2+2 together and soon got sidetracked with some other part of the costume. I assume that was intentional and they didn't just grab the Pre-Pro #3 by mistake?
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    4 Weeks Ago - Mar 23, 2015, 10:13 PM - Re: WIP - ESB Fett a rapidly expanding project #64

    So, I had the chance to test drive my Boba around the house and did a couple fittings.
    Here is the first, from about a week ago.
    The light was pretty darn ideal in my place that day.

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    I wasn't totally happy with the colour of the flight suit. Rather than blue/gray it appeared just blue and bright blue in some light. So, I re-dyed the flight suit to make it more grey, but I think I found a good balance. I also got my new vest from Arkady, so I had to try try it out with the jetpack. I also weathered the flight suit and pouches more.

    Here are the results from this weekend. The lighting wasn't as good, but you get the idea.

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    My ESB EE-3 is in the mail from MLS, so I'm just using a repainted Hasbro ROTJ for now. I haven't figured out what I'm going to do about a sidearm yet, but ll get one when it's in the budget.

    So, I'm at that point. What do you think? What do I need to improve or tweak? It's been a long road to get to this point, but I know I'm not done yet. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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