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WIP:ROTJ Boba Budget

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    WIP:ROTJ Boba Budget

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    hey all. im new to this as you can tell from my join date. i have completed my first mando project ever. and it was a lot more work than i expected, and it is still no where near movie quality. the reason it isnt very good is because i was on a very low budget. in fact i spent $27 total on every thing the rest was stuff i had laying around the house. looking back i dont think i should have started with boba. but you learn as you go. please give feed back on my armor. the pros and cons. consider the very low amount spent in your rating.please give tips and tricks to make my next set of mando armor better thanks.

    oh and bear with me about the pics it might take a little while to get them on the page right







    Last edited by mandalorian01; Mar 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    things that made it possible.

    thanks to antman on his helmet tutorial

    thanks to my wonderful mother who help me fitt the armor, and done all the sewing

    helmet- newspaper board

    armor-trash can

    flightsuit-dickies coveralls

    flak vest- turtle neck shirt

    boots- wolverinr lace ups with strip of garbage can screwed on

    pouches and boot cuffs- tan material sewed by mom



    if anyone has questions or comments please post.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    for $27 that's pretty **** awesome!

    Respect
    P.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    Looks great for $27, and gets the point across very well! Nice work.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    Hey mandalorian01- Pretty **** good for 1st time around man! Although I havent been in the mando game long enough to critique effectively as I am still learning myself..there is plenty of help on here : ). I say, keep working w/ what you have currently and as you progress w/ your research, fix and tighty things up as you go. I believe this is what makes this hobby fun as well as intriguing as you study and learn the intricasies of fettdom. Best of luck buddy!

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    yeah for $27 I couldn't have done much better. Great job, just don't let my wife see this or she's gonna want to know why I spend thousands instead of $27 like you lol.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    First, if I were you I would look at this thread as a "look what I did" more than asking for a critique. Which is a good thing. Your showing you can get something better than Halloween quality, but not break the bank or spend 5 years making it.

    Now, as to how you can improve this for not much more money..

    Go to a Goodwill or something and see if you can get some white pants to match your top. Then a $2 box of Rit to get it a very light gray. the pants are almost not noticeable, but with the spats, it stands out.
    Play with your plate alignment. Raise the collar and the rest of the plates. Raise the shoulder bells too. (possibly free!)
    Get a can of Ultra Flat Black spray paint and mist your plates and suit. Hit the lower legs, bottom of the cape and other random spots harder. Built it up to be darker gradually. ($4)
    Buy a thicker and cut a shorter piece pf pipe for your rocket. It will look better than the thin one ($2)
    If you have a Michaels, pick up some cheap doll hair, usually pre braided for Wookiee scalps. ($5 ish)
    Perhaps attach a tube to your gaunts to greeb it up. ($2)
    Check out batninja's belt tutorial on here. You can make an accurate Boba belt for less than $10. Using it as a guideline, you can made an approximation for as little as $5

    I think doing those couple of little things would improve your look quiet a bit. If you had extra paint, respray all your armor silver, then use mustard or toothpaste to "paint" on spots where damage would be. Then spray the yellow on all of it. Wash off the mustard/toothpaste once the paint dries. Then re-add the masking (the mustard) to the now silver spots and then some more places that you want yellow to show through. Respray the green on the appropriate plates. See if you can pick up some Pumpkin Orange and slightly mist the right shoulder, just enough to change the color a bit. Then do the black misting for weather and finally a few coats of clear flat.

    If you were brave and came into a spare 20-30 bucks, you could buy some sintra / foam pvc and make armor that really contours to your body and fits better (which is part of your collar issue). Its easy to work and cheap.

    Overall though, great job!

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    That is maybe the best lookin budget Fett Ive ever seen !
    For $27...great work !

    Keep on going with the given hints !

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    thanks for the tips and feed back. do any of you guys out there that have experience in boba costumes have any tips to make my next one better?

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    nice brother! $27 and you are at that point?! Awesome start!!!! The beautiful thing about Fett is there is always room for improvement. Perfecting the imperfections. Great start on an equally amazing price.

    Now when you say your next one... are you redoing the whole costume or are you going to alter this one? Excited to see future progress from you!

    El1te

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    gymbeau2000 said: View Post
    First, if I were you I would look at this thread as a "look what I did" more than asking for a critique. Which is a good thing. Your showing you can get something better than Halloween quality, but not break the bank or spend 5 years making it.

    Now, as to how you can improve this for not much more money..

    Go to a Goodwill or something and see if you can get some white pants to match your top. Then a $2 box of Rit to get it a very light gray. the pants are almost not noticeable, but with the spats, it stands out.
    Play with your plate alignment. Raise the collar and the rest of the plates. Raise the shoulder bells too. (possibly free!)
    Get a can of Ultra Flat Black spray paint and mist your plates and suit. Hit the lower legs, bottom of the cape and other random spots harder. Built it up to be darker gradually. ($4)
    Buy a thicker and cut a shorter piece pf pipe for your rocket. It will look better than the thin one ($2)
    If you have a Michaels, pick up some cheap doll hair, usually pre braided for Wookiee scalps. ($5 ish)
    Perhaps attach a tube to your gaunts to greeb it up. ($2)
    Check out batninja's belt tutorial on here. You can make an accurate Boba belt for less than $10. Using it as a guideline, you can made an approximation for as little as $5

    I think doing those couple of little things would improve your look quiet a bit. If you had extra paint, respray all your armor silver, then use mustard or toothpaste to "paint" on spots where damage would be. Then spray the yellow on all of it. Wash off the mustard/toothpaste once the paint dries. Then re-add the masking (the mustard) to the now silver spots and then some more places that you want yellow to show through. Respray the green on the appropriate plates. See if you can pick up some Pumpkin Orange and slightly mist the right shoulder, just enough to change the color a bit. Then do the black misting for weather and finally a few coats of clear flat.

    If you were brave and came into a spare 20-30 bucks, you could buy some sintra / foam pvc and make armor that really contours to your body and fits better (which is part of your collar issue). Its easy to work and cheap.

    Overall though, great job!
    Why would he want pants that matched his top?Boba's vest and jumpsuit are 2 different colors, vest is khaki, and his jumpsuit is gray, he has it good, throw some dirt on it and it's good to go. Once he moves the plates up, I'd cut the vest off about 1/2 inch below the ab plate and cut the sleeves at the midway of the shoulder plates and it'll look more vest-ish and no so much shirt-ish.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    mando soldier- i no i need to raise the plates and cut below the ab plate. but the coveralls are short sleeved so thats why i left the sleeves in the vest.

    tehel1te- um im going to do some minor stuff to this one. belt,raise plates, etc. but pretty soon im going to start on a fettish style custom mando. so i wont have to follow a pattern.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    hey do you no were i can get a yard of brown vinyl like batninja had?

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    You should try to pick up a thin pleather. You can also find thin upholstery leather, both at a Joann Fabrics or similar store. I would try to find a thicker leather of matching color for the belt, But you can always sew webbing like a webbed belt in between two pieces of pleather to make the belt thick.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    i think that im going to use the vinyl stuff. any suggestionswere it mite be??

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    well finally got my avatar pic to work. over the next month or so i have the following planned: make belt using batninjas thread, raise the armor plates. mist some more paint on the cape and lower legs and spats, make ee3 blaster, make my rocket better (more than one pipe). i think those minor things will make the whole armor stand out better. ill keep yall updated on progress.

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    Re: new users first mando.boba costume. please look and give opinion

    Pretty darn good for $27! Great job!

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    Re: new users first mando. udates and progress

    ok just a small update (no pics tho, sorry)

    i have the wooden blocks cut for the ammo belt (im using batninjas tutorial)
    and im going to get the vinyl material one day next week.

    for the gauntlet missile, i am redoing it completly. ive got different size pvc cut and fitted together. (it will look alot better)

    i heated the shoulder bells and curved them like they should be.

    i weathered the ankle spats.


    thats all for now. im debating on making a whole new helmet. the other one was my first one ever so there were some learn as you go moments. i sort of have an idea of what to do and not to do.

    also im probably going to make a longer collar piece and connect the back plate with the collar plate. any idea of wat i can use as the square bolts?

    please yall, let me no what you think, and any critiques or ideas.



    thanks thats all for now..........
    Last edited by mandalorian01; Feb 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM.

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    Re: Budget Boba. udates and progress

    bought material for both belts. started girth belt. fixing to start on the ammo belt. should have some more updates and hopefully pics next week

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    Re: Budget Boba. udates and progress

    kk heres some pics of the belts.....


    http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/...b/101_3399.jpg















    and here is the gieth belt (its not completey done)




    and here is i shin tool i tried to make. its not that good







    let me no wat you guys think...

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    Re: Budget Boba. udates and progress NEW PICS

    pretty sweet, how much would ya charge me to get ya to make me a ammo belt? I need a cheap one to use while I get busy losing some weight and I don't have my garage yet and have no way to make my own.

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    Re: Budget Boba. udates and progress NEW PICS

    eh i have no way of shippng it to ya man.... sorry


    check out batninjas thread... i made mine for like 10 dollars

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    Re: WIP:ROTJ Boba Budget

    ok small update.. got the girth belt sewed into 2 main pieces.. tomorrow im going to sew them together and the add the staps


    the ammo belt is 99% done, i got the velcro sewed on.. now i need to figure out how im gonna get grommets.. i bought some but they wont work..

    making the belts costed about $24 for both... so that brings the total cost to $51

    hopefully i will get some pics up tomrrow

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    Re: WIP:ROTJ Boba Budget

    For $27.00?!?!! This is absolutely AMAZING! Really, I am super impressed and a little jealous.

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    Re: WIP:ROTJ Boba Budget

    oooh so close.. ive got the girth belt sewed.. now i gotta get them straps on... pics soon!!!

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