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After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

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    Sixxgunn13 ESB is DONE! well almost..

    HEY Guys,

    Well I am finaly done, I only have a few pics for now. I will add detaled pics of my suit now that I can breath.... this was the hardest 2 weeks.

    I didn't end up doing the media thing w/Jeremy another member with a prepro suit did it.. My suit wasn't done for the Friday morning shoot...Hence the lack of updates in my original post.

    I was done the Sut JUST before leaving for the Con. my wife had to pry me from the suit to go get ready and I stll had to finish up the RF top.

    I DIDN'T even have time to do a test fitting thats how pressed for time I was... So it was ride or die at the con.
    **EDIT I didn't even use stencils for the helmet, all freehand
    well except the the straight edges on the kill-stripes.


    My wife and bro helped me get suited up and all was going well till I had to but my vest on... Oops no slits cut out for my jet pack harness, luckly a security guy had a pocket knife.
    then I had issues with the back plate slots a tad bit to narrow for the make shift rings I made but my bro figured a way to get it to work.

    FINAL issue a snap came off the knee plate, thanks to duct tape all was good..

    I only wore the suit for 3.5 hrs then I was done, the CON was okay..though I didn't even get to look ant any vendors..
    I was stopped every 5-10 feet for pics, It was fun having kids scream out "look its Boba".

    I had TONS of complements, I even had children wanting me to sign something cause they thought I was Jeremy.

    Well on to pics...

    Here is a pic right after I suited up for the first time!!
    WOW flash does washout the weathering.


    Here is the only other view of my suit and yes I will adjust the harness straps!!

    Me and my friend/member, Darrell (Deebo27) and his son in his Chewbacca costume.

    Me and the other Fett, Pre-pro w/ old MOW gauntlets...man are those suckers huge
    I forgot his name, but he was a great guy and we exchanged notes... great suit!

    I did have the Left knee come off after 3+ hrs in the suit. here you can see it below.

    Now on the my fav pic..*Caution* My face is finally revealed... cover your eyes.

    Jeremy loved the suit, and we talked a bit, he loves his TDH suit.
    My Friend bought me Jeremy's book "Flying Solo"..


    I will add to this post and thank members and vendors as well.

    whew time to relax.... well till I want to up grade!

    Oh, and yes I did do the Boba thong!! the ladies loved that...lol
    Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Oct 14, 2008 at 8:17 AM.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    awesome, brother!! seven years, hey thats fast!! looks like you were rewarded for taking your time....very well done, awesome suit!!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    FettDad, thx..

    Well the title is a bit misleading, I was a member prior to the name change to the TDH.
    and just a lurker... then, just last year I decide to start/buy my suit.
    10 years ago the stuff offerd was so so and compared to now, not much was known...

    New members have it so easy now all the research from past and present members make that possible. That's why I decided now was the right time to atempt it...

    I did not want to make it and be unsatisfied with the end product..Yes we all do go thru upgrade stages but I was not one to make a suit for the hell of it and constantly upgrade till I was happy..(ya right)

    So in actuality I was only a year and It would have been done sooner if my wife didn't buy me my Vett... Darn summer crusing!!
    Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Oct 12, 2008 at 9:42 AM.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    very nice! Its a nice feeling to be at that 99% stage what was the name of the con? How many people were there? Is it very big?

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    thx, the con is The Manitoba Comic Con, it was our citys First "BIG" con the promoter always did small cons, then last Year David Prowse attended and ppl assumed it was at our citys convetion center( they had to turn away so many ppl), he got word of the misunderstanding and the promoter took the hint... and went big time.

    this year we have a few Trek,Smallville guests guests and Jeremy!
    see link.

    http://manitobacomiccon.com/

    vadr_h8r said: View Post
    very nice! Its a nice feeling to be at that 99% stage what was the name of the con? How many people were there? Is it very big?
    Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Oct 12, 2008 at 9:43 AM.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Your kit looks great! A good friend of mine was at that con. Hopefully she got her helmet autographed. =)

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Nice, your suit looks sweet, and meeting Jeremy would be awesome. You could pass as Boba though... even with your helmet off, you actually resemble the actor who played Jango lol. Sounds like it was a good time.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Great suit man, its something to be proud of. I always love when kids ask for autographs, makes me feel important

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Looks great! Any whereabouts on the knee?

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Awesome, it looks great!

    I would just say you need some weathering, and you will look crazy awesome.

    Congrats dude, be proud.

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    yeah boy! i told you you could do it. looks good, other than you look really clean, but flash can do that. how does it feel having your maiden voyage out of the way? you've figured out all the parts that still need a little work.

    lol, that reminds me i need to finish painting my shin tools details.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    your suit looks great!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    awesome job! you look great!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Great suit! Very well done!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Looks great! Any whereabouts on the knee?
    Thx Andy... The snaps are on the sides of the knee armor, I may swap it for velcro.

    The Clayster said: View Post
    Awesome, it looks great!

    I would just say you need some weathering, and you will look crazy awesome.

    Congrats dude, be proud.
    THx Dude,
    Ya i know i need more weathering, there is some but the flash washed it out.

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    yeah boy! i told you you could do it. looks good, other than you look really clean, but flash can do that. how does it feel having your maiden voyage out of the way? you've figured out all the parts that still need a little work.

    lol, that reminds me i need to finish painting my shin tools details.
    Thx bro, It feels great to get it done, now it need a few more tweeks and it DONE!

    TR 4059 said: View Post
    Great suit man, its something to be proud of. I always love when kids ask for autographs, makes me feel important
    Yes is a great feeling that I can light up a kids eye in the costume..

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    Nice, your suit looks sweet, and meeting Jeremy would be awesome. You could pass as Boba though... even with your helmet off, you actually resemble the actor who played Jango lol. Sounds like it was a good time.
    Haha... Arturo is the best likness. but thx anyways.

    Again thx for the complements, I'll post pics tomorrow of the suit parts.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    looking good buddy.... looks like you had the time of your life!.. killer suit.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    7 years wasted on that piece o' bantha poo?

    Pshh.....


    Haha, just joking. Great job, it looks really great for taking that long!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    nice. looks great. is your sternum piece different than the rest or your armor? and are you epically tall or is deebo27 a little on the shorter side? it seems to work out to your advantage that you are a similar height to MR. Jeremy Bulloch.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Yes the color is different for the ESB suits, if you look at movies stills you can see it.
    Dee is about 5'3" EDIT* he's.. 5'5".

    I'm 6'1"..

    Kye Katarn said: View Post
    nice. looks great. is your sternum piece different than the rest or your armor? and are you epically tall or is deebo27 a little on the shorter side? it seems to work out to your advantage that you are a similar height to MR. Jeremy Bulloch.
    Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Oct 14, 2008 at 8:02 AM.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    ahh, okay. that's a nice nugget to keep in mind if i ever decide to do a ESB Fett. and once again, looks great man. keep up the great work and make a second one. lol.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Thx, would have been cool to have you out here!!
    gbeef said: View Post
    looking good buddy.... looks like you had the time of your life!.. killer suit.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Made it to front page of one of the local papers...
    though it's titled "Comic crazies" also got interviewed AND while I was talking to Jeremy the same reporter asked Jeremy what he thought about my suit and his thoughts about ppl getting inspired by his role in the movie.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    FYI... I'm 5'5".

    But you did us proud. All that burning the midnight oil paid off.
    It actually was an honor to be in your entourage that day.
    Thanks.

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Sorry Dee...

    5'5"

    Thx again for the book from you guys! you guys are thre best!!

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    Re: After 7+ years, Sixxgunn13 is DONE! well almost..

    Looks great! Congrats!

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