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    Feb 19, 2014, 1:36 AM - WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #1

    So after an extremely frustrating day in the shop I figured I would make a thread detailing my progress on my ROTJ Boba Fett costume. I started this back in November, but have just recently started some of the "heavy lifting" within the past month and a half. Any advice or constructive criticism would be highly encouraged. Thanks!

    It's a hodge podge of different sources and materials; Boba Maker, Pepakura, trash can armor, rattle can paints, MOW, animefan, ALL of Rafal's templates, etc.

    So for the past week I've been working on getting the helmet done. I purchased an animefan Boba bucket a while back and it is absolutely great for the money. The trimming and prep work didn't take more than a night and I got out of it without any sort of problems or setbacks. I mounted the visor using the chicago screws + rubber grommet method and I'm very pleased with the result.

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    Next, I drilled holes for the ear piece that covers the rangefinder, epoxied 1 - 1/4 bolts to the ear piece, and attached the earpiece and rangefinder via bolts and rubber grommets. I am still unsure whether or not I will be making the rangefinder functional or not, but I wanted the option there, so I made sure it had the full range of movement.

    As I have somewhat limited funds and shop tools I decided to go with the rattlecan route for painting. I am using a combination of Rafal's painting templates and stormtrooperguy's rattlecan paint tutorial and reference photos. So far I have the back panels, the visor and red trim, and the keyholes done. I used a large amount of layering and masking and layering and masking. I used a handful of difference methods for applying the spray paint. It may be a little over weathered, but overall I'm quite pleased with it. After all, I'm not so much going for 100% movie accuracy, I'm just going for movie quality. I'm more or less using the more noticeable details as "landmarks" and doing it all by eye, so it's certainly not as movie-accurate as it could be.

    Here are the back panels and keyholes

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    The visor is where the frustration began tonight. It seemed like everything I was doing was going wrong- my masking wasn't effective so I started from square one, then I accidentally painted the silver parts with gray only to realize "something doesn't look right"... I just about had a melt down when I realized what I'd done... but then 3rd time's the charm- I decided I'd lay down the red via spray, and brush the silver and metal colors on by hand. I'm extremely pleased with how the visor came out... AFTER 3 tries.

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    I'll post up the armor soon. The shoulder bells, chest plate and center diamond, and abdominal plate are all finished and just need a little weathering before I call them complete.

    Thanks for looking,
    Joshua C.
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    Feb 19, 2014, 2:32 AM - Re: WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #2

    Good work so far. Keep it up.
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    Feb 26, 2014, 10:12 AM - Re: WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #3

    So this picture was taken with a ****** cell phone, but it was taken in natural lighting.

    Upon further inspection of the reference photos I've realized that my red is far too dark. I fear I may have misted too much black over the top. I am planning on repainting that area. I'm very pleased with how the dome has come out so far. All I have left are the ears, some touchup, kill stripes, and repainting the red areas.

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    5 Hours Ago - Nov 21, 2014, 4:32 PM - Re: WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #4

    I'm going to have to start doing a better job of cataloging my build progress. So it's been a handful of months and I've made a bunch of progress, but there is still a lot more to go.

    Currently I'm working on my jetpack, knees, and will probably redo my chest armor soon. I need to find a new ammo belt, because the one I bought was the first item I ever purchased for the build, and is nowhere near correct for Boba.

    I'm pretty happy with how the helmet came out. I was going to repaint the red because it is to dark, but I think I'll just save that for the next helmet build.

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    I've been really happy with Stormtrooperguy's rattlecan colors and Raf's templates.

    This is almost the most current picture I have of Manny in the Boba outfit. Again, please excuse the belt. I promise I'll fix it.

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    I'll try and get some pictures up of the knees, jetpack, and shin tool progress over the next few days.
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    4 Hours Ago - Nov 21, 2014, 5:46 PM - Re: WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #5

    Looking good so far the chest armor looks a little small in my opinion though I'm no expert, and I must say I'm lovin that bucket!
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    3 Hours Ago - Nov 21, 2014, 6:35 PM - Re: WIP: JVR's ROTJ Boba Costume #6

    Quote grenater said: View Post
    Looking good so far the chest armor looks a little small in my opinion though I'm no expert, and I must say I'm lovin that bucket!
    I'm actually going to be ordering some larger armor from RKD soon. It is definitely just a shade too small. The vest came fitted with grommets from BM, and the armor I have on there just barely makes the grommets.

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