1. Yorke's Avatar
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    Mar 7, 2011, 10:20 AM - Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #1

    ALMOST FINISHED!! (6/6/2011)

    I started about a year ago on gathering parts, and with another tax season and refunds it looks like I might be finishing up in the coming months.

    I'm in Japan now, and some of my parts are in the US. My friend is gathering up my packages and shipping things to me soon.

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    Here's the parts list so far:

    Helmet: Boba Maker (painted by him)
    Flight suit: Lady Sews 4 Us
    Boots: MOW
    Toe Spikes: Mojo
    Armor is all Fett Pride including what not pictured.
    Gauntlets, I'm not sure on the maker. Guy I bought them from said bobadiewix painted them.
    Ammo Belt: 99centtaco
    Sidearm: dankenman
    Gloves: GBH
    Braids and Cape: Woodman

    Not Pictured
    Vest: Boba Maker
    Girth belt: From Dover Saddlery will be colored by me. (I paid some guy who was doing a run last summer, but he just disappeared. So doing my own.)
    EE3: Resin Kit (budget fett) and additional parts from Fett Dad
    Shin Tools: Bobby Fett UK
    The Rest of the FP armor

    Last week I did the knees. My friend had an extra set lying around, so he gave them to me (Thanks Nathan!)
    I didn't know where to start with trimming them, so after using Advanced Search I found two YouTube videos that GCNgamer128 made.
    YouTube - ABS Armour Trimming I
    YouTube - ABS Armour Trimming II

    Using electrical tape as a guide worked well, and I probably wouldn't have thought of that and would've had uneven trimming.

    For painting I used some silver I had lying around (after priming). I then used toothpaste to mask off the damage. I then sprayed a layer of Tamiya Yellow. I put a little more masking after that dried around some places I had weathered before. I then spayed a few layers of Tamiya Camel Yellow while misting Tamiya Orange in between.
    Once that was done I put a matte clear coat on it to cut the gloss down.

    To weather I ground up some artist charcoal and applied over almost all of the knees. I made it darker in some spots by applying more. I used the very complicated and advanced application method known as the naked finger. I stuck my finger in the black powder and rubbed it on the armor. I then used my hand and other fingers to smooth things out. A final clear coat and I have these:
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    I used the same method of weathering on my flight suit. Except I used a giant stone mortar and pestle and ground up a ton of the charcoal then dumped it on my flight suit and smeared it in. I left it out in the rain and threw it around the yard at my parents house last summer. If you saw Hobo Fett at Dragon Con last year, then you saw my weathered suit. I might do some more later too.

    The boots I maked off the piping and used a primer gray to paint the boots. I messed up and soaked the boots in the paint and they looked way to dark. In a state of panic I grabbed a mineral spirits or paint thinner of some sort soaked rag and frantically wiped at the boots. I then used artist charcoals to weather and black shoe polish to color the center section. Ta-dah!
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    I got a ways to go on buying parts. It's mostly just small stuff (jet pack stabilizer, Studs for the shoulders, knee darts, pouches) and a giant jet pack that I still need to get.

    Until the money comes in, I'll get off my lazy butt and build the EE3 next, and try to get the rest of my armor to Japan to trim and paint.
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  3. darth z's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2011, 1:54 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #2

    really like that part "complicated and advanced application method known as the naked finger" and gonna try that too also great to know some Tamiya paint you are using which is also available in my area...
  4. Yorke's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2011, 7:18 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #3

    I used Tamiya Dull Red and a generic Brown to do the sidearm. Another color you might want to check out if you're looking at Tamiya paints.
  5. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2011, 8:10 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #4

    About time I know uve been collecting parts over the last year and a half or so...get er done bud
  6. darth z's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2011, 6:40 PM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #5

    thanks, my friend will be watching your thread very closely...
  7. Frenzy's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2011, 6:56 PM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #6

    You're so close already! You must feel thrilled! Best of luck with finishing the project. The gauntlets look awesome, if possible I'd like to see more detailed pics of them. I lack a pair myself and would like to know more about the details. Paintjob on those also looks outstanding.

  8. RedArc's Avatar
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    Mar 10, 2011, 10:47 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #7

    Hope i would also be so far in an year or so ^^ Congrats , you are close to the finish line ;-)
  9. Yorke's Avatar
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    Jun 6, 2011, 8:36 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #8

    Not really a WIP, since I skipped all the In Progress photos....
    I finished up for the most part my Fett the other day. I still need a set of chest lights, and want to upgrade my JP beacon and stabilizer from the resin ones included with MOW's kit. I also need proper knee darts as the ones I made are from spacers and tubing spray painted silver.

    I made the EE-3 from a budget fett kit that was given to me by a Garrison mate. The pulls were less than desirable and some parts were a little warped. For free though, I can't complain. With additional parts and greeblies, I maybe spent under around 125-150. The stock is a little short, but being a smaller person it probably is more "scale" to me.

    I need to readjust my back armor as it was sitting way too high. We were able to tape it down for the trooping but you can see a bit of a hump in the pictures.
    I also went the way of wicked beard armor. Only my knees are FP now. I still have my set of FP which I am debating to complete as a back up or keep and do a different fett version in the future.

    The Jet pack I painted myself. I'm not a professional, so please F4R don't rip me a new one :P (Although, I appreciate the honest feedback).

  10. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Jun 6, 2011, 11:59 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #9

    LOL, It looks good bud....I like it, turns out I'll be heading to Korea now in a few months, if I can swing a visit Ima hit you up
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    Jun 6, 2011, 12:39 PM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #10

    Armor looks good Yorke!

    Fett 4 Real... Good luck in Korea! I sent my FX TK armor over there to a member in the USAF last year.
  12. Formerly mhlayne Viper's Avatar
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    Jun 6, 2011, 8:32 PM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #11

    I love the ESB fett. Argh tis a dream of a costume! Great work, looks beautiful.
  13. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 6, 2011, 9:30 PM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #12

    Great ESB !
  14. RafalFett's Avatar
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    Jun 7, 2011, 12:45 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #13

    Awesome ESB suit! I like it a lot.
  15. Yorke's Avatar
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    Jun 10, 2011, 12:42 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #14

    Thanks for kind words guys.

    I also want to thank Woodman, ManOfWar, and Boo Boo Fett for being awesome sellers and having great communication. I'll be using them again should the need arise or I decide to build a different version Fett.
    Woodman's cape, girth, and braids are some awesome stuff.
    Arkady at was a big help too. For the most part I got everything within the timelines that the sellers stated when I purchased.
    I had a few "late" shipments and things people forgot to ship, but in the end I got it all (and I know waiting is part of the game, I'm talking months after the product was made and I was told it was shipping. If you know about Tie Pilot armor, I have DL goods, so I know how to wait).
    Overall, this is a great place and I recommend the TDH to new people. Do your research and be patient, you'll get some great stuff. Also being patient let's you find some nice deals in The Cargo Hold.
  16. Orl's Avatar
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    Jun 20, 2011, 5:02 AM - Re: Yet Another ESB Fett WIP #15

    Great Fett! you are staying coo
    I am also in the process of collecting parts for my future BF ESB.
    I started to paint my armor and I'm using Tamiya paints, and the truth is going well!
    Continues to show that process!

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