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Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

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    Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    I've been at this for just under a year and things are starting to come together so I figured I'd start a build thread.

    MOW boots with aluminum spikes made by a buddy of mine



    Cape by woodman (I think I'm gonna beat it up a little more)



    Aluminum Shoulder studs again, made by my friend



    Soft parts by Arkady (all the praise is well earned, these things fit like a glove)




    ASOK Budget helmet painted by a fellow garrison mamber



    Taco leather ammo belt



    Girth belt provided by Sleepalot



    Wickedbeard guants



    So far... (I'm gonna add more color and weathering to the flightsuit)



    RKD armor being worked on




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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    SOLID brotha!! Lookin' forward to this build

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Paint progress...



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    Looks awesome so far.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Looking good man. Get the weathering on the FS and flak jacket and it will really start to bring the look together.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Cool, nice work on the new rkd armor... still waiting for warmer weather to paint mine... keep up the good work!

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad this thing is finally coming together. It seemed pretty overwhelming when it started out. A lot of great info on TDH but the best advice was to research and be patient.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Everything is looking sweet man! What paint list did you use for the armor?

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

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    Everything is looking sweet man! What paint list did you use for the armor?
    As much as I'd like to take credit for the paint job, I commissioned it. Left to my own imagination I'd probably give it a try but since Fett has pretty specific paint and weathering I left it to the professionals.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Following. Maybe I can rip off some of your techniques for my own costume

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Someone on this board or someone else you know?

    Zon said: View Post
    As much as I'd like to take credit for the paint job, I commissioned it. Left to my own imagination I'd probably give it a try but since Fett has pretty specific paint and weathering I left it to the professionals.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    DeathProof said: View Post
    Someone on this board or someone else you know?
    I know he's been on here in the past but I don't think he's too active anymore. I heard about him through a FL garrison friend. Same guy who did the ESB paint on the build that Wes did a couple months ago if you followed his thread.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Very nice so far

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Very inspirational! Great job! Following thread!

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Put snaps, Velcro and glued the knees last night. I'll probably attach the knees to the flightsuit tonight.

    Did a test fitting last night as well to work on armor placement. After seeing the pictures and looking at other reference pics I'm going to raise and rotate the left chest plate a little bit as well as, raise the ab plate. Now I just have to decide if I'm going to attach everything with snaps or magnets.


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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Looks great man!! The armor really fits you well!

    I would also consider bringing the collar up a bit as it should be relatively flush to the neck seal.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    DeathProof said: View Post
    Looks great man!! The armor really fits you well!

    I would also consider bringing the collar up a bit as it should be relatively flush to the neck seal.

    Not a problem, if I do that should I try to keep the spacing with everything (i.e. if I move the collar up should I move everything else up the same amount)?

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    I think by bringing it tighter together in general will be a big help. The gap between the collar and the two top chest pieces is the bigger gap.

    boba-fett-costume-return-jedi-jabba-01-jpg

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    DeathProof said: View Post
    I think by bringing it tighter together in general will be a big help. The gap between the collar and the two top chest pieces is the bigger gap.

    boba-fett-costume-return-jedi-jabba-01-jpg
    Thanks!

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Coming together nicely Aaron

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    sleepalot said: View Post
    Coming together nicely Aaron
    Thanks bud!!

    Progress is slow going. I decided to go with a combination of magnets and snaps for armor mounting. Shoulders are on, knees are on, I've mounted the collar studs, and attached the collar to the back. Glue is drying on the chest and ab armor.

    Quick question: What's the best way to connect the cod piece to the kidney plate and hold them in place? I know the belts will help with keeping everything in place but I'd like to get an idea of how you guys connect them and attach them to the flightsuit?

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Zon said: View Post

    Quick question: What's the best way to connect the cod piece to the kidney plate and hold them in place? I know the belts will help with keeping everything in place but I'd like to get an idea of how you guys connect them and attach them to the flightsuit?
    I use straps with industrial strength velcro with a neodymium magnet on each end of the strap to connect and hold them together. If that makes sense. I avoided putting holes in my suit in case I fluffed up.

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    Last edited by sleepalot; Feb 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Thanks Sleep! I think Velcro is the way to go.

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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    Did a test fitting last night (minus the knees, backplate and pack). Still tweaking the placement of the armor, it's just a matter of moving magnets. Overall I'm pretty happy with it.


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    Re: Zons ROTJ Fett Build (pic heavy)

    The suit looks great so far! You should lower the chest plates, so you'll have less space between the chest and abdominal plates and more between the collar and the chest plates.

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